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Dark Pokémon

Last edited on March 28, 2014
by Minccinostopaz

Darkness sometimes represent evil and crime, but Dark Pokémon are quite misunderstood there. Dark-type Pokémon are known for often using sinister and deceptive moves such as biting and stealing. Some Dark Pokémon include Sneasel, Absol, Poochyena, Umbreon and Houndour. This is also the only Pokémon type which does not have a gym (only some Elite Four members use them). They are often used by criminals as well. Dark Pokémon are usually seen at night, but they are seen in the daytime as well.

They are known as Darkness-types in the TCG.

Type Effectiveness

Generation II-V

Offensively

Super Effective Against:GhostPsychic
Not Very Effective:DarkFightingSteel
No effect on:None

Defensively

Resistance Against:DarkGhost
Weak Against:BugFighting
Unaffected by:Psychic

Generation VI

Offensively

Super Effective Against:GhostPsychic
Not Very Effective:DarkFightingFairy
No effect on:None

Defensively

Resistance Against:DarkGhost
Weak Against:BugFightingFairy
Unaffected by:Psychic

Abilities of Dark Pokémon

Natural

Hidden

Dark Pokemon Trainers

Karen(HGSS)Sprite
Sidney(GenIII)Sprite
Grimsley
Kotaro pokemon
Kunoichi pokemon
Johto Elite Four Karen Hoenn Elite Four Sidney Unova Elite Four Grimsley Yaksha Warlord Kotarō Warlord Servant Kunoichi

Dark Pokémon Families

Unevolved First evolution Second evolution Other type and info
Magikarp
130M
Gyarados
Water; Only Mega Gyarados is Dark.
Eevee
197
Umbreon
Only Umbreon is Dark.
198
Murkrow
430
Honchkrow
Flying
215
Sneasel
461
Weavile
Ice
228
Houndour
229
229M

Houndoom

Fire
Larvitar Pupitar
248
 
248M
Tyranitar
Rock; Only Tyranitar/Mega Tyranitar is Dark.
261
Poochyena
262
Mightyena
Seedot
274
Nuzleaf
275
Shiftry
Grass; Only Seedot isn't Dark.
302
Sableye
Ghost
318
Carvanha
319
Sharpedo
Water
Cacnea
332
Cacturne
Grass; Only Cacturne is Dark.
Corphish
342
Crawdaunt
Water; Only Crawdaunt is Dark.
359
359M

Absol

434
Stunky
435
Skuntank
Poison
442
Spiritomb
Ghost
Skorupi
452
Drapion
Poison; Only Drapion is Dark.
491
Darkrai
493
Arceus
Dread Plate
509
Purrloin
510
Liepard
551
Sandile
552
Krokorok
553
Krookodile
Ground
559
Scraggy
560
Scrafty
Fighting
570
Zorua
571
Zoroark
624
Pawniard
625
Bisharp
Steel
629
Vullaby
630
Mandibuzz
Flying
633
Deino
634
Zweilous
635
Hydreigon
Dragon
Froakie Frogadier
658
Greninja
Water; Only Greninja is part Dark.
Pancham
675
Pangoro
Fighting; Only Pangoro is Dark.
686
Inkay
687
Malamar
Psychic
717
Yveltal
Flying

Delta Species Dark Pokémon

Trivia

  • If a Dual-type Pokémon is both Dark and Ghost type, both types cancel out each other's weaknesses with their resistances, leaving Pokémon like Spiritomb and Sableye with no weakness apart from fairy.
  • As of Generation VI, this is the only Pokémon type not to be used in a Gym.
  • As of Generation VI there are only nine Dark-type Pokémon (not including Dark-type Arceus) that are fully Dark type: Absol, Poochyena, Mightyena, Umbreon, Darkrai, Purrloin, Liepard, Zorua and Zoroark. Of these nine, Darkrai is the only Mythical or Legendary (and the only Mythical or Legendary pure Dark type, with Yveltal being Dark/Flying ), Absol, Darkrai and yveltal are the only ones not part of an evolutionary line,(though absol has a mega evolution) and out of the ones that are, only Umbreon doesn't have the Dark-type throughout. Furthermore, all the pure Dark-type evolutionary lines only contain two Pokemon.