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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

130MGyarados

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 359MAbsol
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 658Greninja Water; Only Greninja is part Dark.
Pancham 675Pangoro Fighting; Only Pangoro is Dark.
686Inkay 687Malamar Psychic
717Yveltal 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.

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