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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.
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[[File:Type Dark.gif|right]]
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The '''{{type|Dark}} [[Types|type]]''' ('''あくタイプ''' ''Aku taipu'' in Japanese) is one of the eighteen [[Pokémon Types|Pokémon elemental types]].
   
They are known as '''Darkness'''-types in the TCG.
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The Dark type was added in [[Generation II]] to cause a weakness on {{Type|Psychic}} types, which had the weaknesses to {{Type|Bug}} type (the moves were really weak to cause a major damage) and {{Type|Ghost}} type (the only move was [[Night Shade]]).
   
They are weak against Bug and Fighting moves, but strong against Psychic and Ghost. They are also completely immune to Psychic moves.
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Many Dark type Pokémon tend to be aggresive, mysterious, malicious, cruel and clever, but a Dark-type Pokémon doesn't have to necessarily be evil, like [[Absol]].
   
==Abilities of Dark Pokémon==
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It's hard for a Dark-type Pokémon to form bonds of friendship with its Trainer, but when having one, it will never break, being really faithful to its Trainer and protecting it anytime.
===Natural===
 
*[[Aftermath]] - Just the [[Stunky]] family.
 
*[[Bad Dreams]] - Unique to [[Darkrai]].
 
*[[Battle Armor]] - Just [[Drapion]]; This is a {{Type|Rock}} ability.
 
*[[Big Pecks]] - Just the [[Vullaby]] family; This is a {{Type|Flying}} ability.
 
*[[Chlorophyll]] - Just the [[Seedot]] family; This is a {{Type|Grass}} ability.
 
*[[Dark Aura]] - Unique to [[Yveltal]].
 
*[[Defiant]] - Unique to the [[Pawniard]] family.
 
*[[Early Bird]] - This is a {{Type|Flying}} ability.
 
*[[Flash Fire]] - Just the [[Houndour]] family; This is a {{Type|Fire}} ability.
 
*[[Hustle]] - Just the [[Deino]] family (Not [[Hydreigon]]); This is a {{Type|Flying}}/{{Type|Normal}} ability.
 
*[[Hyper Cutter]] - Just [[Crawdaunt]]; This is a {{Type|Water}} ability.
 
*[[Illusion]] - Unique to the [[Zorua]] family.
 
*[[Inner Focus]] - This is a {{Type|Fighting}} ability.
 
*[[Insomnia]] - Just the [[Murkrow]] family; This is a {{Type|Flying}} Visual ability.
 
*[[Intimidate]] - This is a {{Type|Normal}} ability.
 
*[[Keen Eye]] - This is a {{Type|Flying}} ability.
 
*[[Levitate]] - Just [[Hydreigon]]; This is a {{Type|Psychic}} ability.
 
*[[Limber]] - Just the [[Purrloin]] family; This is a {{Type|Normal}} ability.
 
*[[Moxie]] - Unique to the Sandile and Scraggy family. This is a {{Type|Dark}} ability.
 
*[[Multitype]] - Unique to [[Arceus]] (Dark Arceus).
 
*[[Overcoat]] - Just the [[Vullaby]] family; This is a {{Type|Psychic}} ability.
 
*[[Pressure]] - This is a {{Type|Flying}} ability.
 
*[[Quick Feet]] - Just the [[Poochyena]] family; This is a {{Type|Normal}} ability.
 
*[[Rough Skin]] - Just the [[Carvanha]] family.
 
*[[Run Away]] - Just [[Poochyena]]; This is a {{Type|Normal}} ability.
 
*[[Sand Stream]] - Just [[Tyranitar]]; This is a {{Type|Ground}} ability.
 
*[[Sand Veil]] - Just [[Cacturne]]; This is a {{Type|Ground}} ability.
 
*[[Shed Skin]] - Just the [[Scraggy]] family; This is a {{Type|Bug}} ability.
 
*[[Shell Armor]] - Just [[Crawdaunt]]; This is a {{Type|Water}} ability.
 
*[[Sniper]] - Just [[Drapion]]; This is a {{Type|Water}} ability.
 
*[[Stall]] - Unique to [[Sableye]].
 
*[[Stench]] - Just the [[Stunky]] family; This is a {{Type|Poison}} ability.
 
*[[Super Luck]] - This is a {{Type|Flying}} ability.
 
*[[Synchronize]] - Just [[Umbreon]]; This is a {{Type|Psychic}} ability.
 
*[[Unburden]] - Just the [[Purrloin]] family.
 
   
===Hidden===
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The {{Type|Dark}}-type Pokémon, along with the {{Type|Poison}} types, are mostly used by the criminal organizations.
*[[Adaptability]] - Just [[Crawdaunt]]; This is a {{Type|Water}} ability.
 
*[[Anger Point]] - Just the [[Sandile]] family; This is a {{Type|Ground}} ability.
 
*[[Infiltrator]] - Just [[Spiritomb]]; This is a {{Type|Flying}} ability.
 
*[[Justified]] - Just [[Absol]]; This is a {{Type|Fighting}} ability.
 
*[[Prankster]]
 
*[[Rattled]] - Just [[Poochyena]]; This is a {{Type|Normal}} ability.
 
*[[Speed Boost]] - Just the [[Carvanha]] family; This is a {{Type|Bug}}/{{Type|Fire}}/{{Type|Flying}} ability.
 
*[[Unnerve]] - This is a {{Type|Bug}} ability.
 
*[[Weak Armor]] - Just the [[Vullaby]] family; This is a {{Type|Rock}} ability.
 
*[[Water Absorb]] - Just [[Cacturne]]; This is a {{Type|Water}} ability.
 
*[[Wicked Thief]]
 
   
==Dark Pokemon Trainers==
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The known famous Dark-type Trainers are: [[Karen]], the fourth member of the [[Elite Four]] of the [[Indigo Pokémon League#Gen. II/IV|Johto Pokémon League]]; [[Sidney]], the first member of the [[Elite Four]] of the [[Hoenn Pokémon League]] and [[Grimsley]], a member of the [[Elite Four]] of the [[Unova Pokémon League]].
   
{|align="center" style="border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; color:#333333; text-align:center; {{roundy|50px}}"
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==Dark-type moves==
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*There are 31 Dark-type moves.
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**In [[Generation I]], 1 move was introduced.
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**In [[Generation II]], 5 moves were introduced.
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**In [[Generation III]], 7 moves were introduced.
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**In [[Generation IV]], 11 moves were introduced.
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**In [[Generation V]], 5 moves were introduced.
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**In [[Generation VI]], 2 moves were introduced.
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*'''In battles:''' '''Physical''' moves stand out.
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**14 moves are of the [[File:Physical type.gif|Physical]] type.
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**3 moves are of the [[File:Special type.gif|Special]] type.
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**14 moves are of the [[File:Other type.gif|Other]] type.
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*'''In contests:''' '''Clever''' moves stand out.
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**11 moves are of the [[File:Clever type.jpg]] type.
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**6 moves are of the [[File:Tough type.jpg]] type.
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**3 moves are of the [[File:Cool type.jpg]] type.
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**2 moves are of the [[File:Beautiful type.jpg]] type.
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**2 moves are of the [[File:Cute type.jpg]] type.
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**7 moves don't have this categorization.
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===List of Dark-type moves===
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{| class="sortable list wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
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|- class="header"
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! style="width:15%;" |Name
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! style="width:15%;" |Category
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! style="width:15%;" |Contest
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! style="width:15%;" |Generation
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! style="width:15%;" |Power
 
|-
 
|-
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Karen(HGSS)Sprite.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Assurance]]
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Sidney(GenIII)Sprite.png]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Grimsley.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Beautiful type.jpg]]
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Kotaro pokemon.png|60px]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Kunoichi pokemon.png|60px]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 60<ref name="Assurance">50 until [[Generation V]].</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Karen|Johto Elite Four Karen]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Beat Up]]
|[[Sidney|Hoenn Elite Four Sidney]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
|[[Grimsley|Unova Elite Four Grimsley]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
|[[Kotarō|Yaksha Warlord Kotarō]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation II]]
|[[Kunoichi|Warlord Servant Kunoichi]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Bite]]<ref name="Bite">In [[Generation I]], Bite was {{type|Normal}}-type move.</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Tough type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation I]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 60
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Crunch]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Tough type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation II]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 80
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Dark Pulse]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Special type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Cool type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 80
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Dark Void]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Embargo]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Cute type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Fake Tears]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation III]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Feint Attack]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation II]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Flatter]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation III]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Fling]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Tough type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Foul Play]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation V]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 95
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Hone Claws]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation V]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Knock Off]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation III]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 65<ref name="KnockOff">20 until [[Generation V]].</ref>
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Memento]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Tough type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation III]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Nasty Plot]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Cute type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Night Daze]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Special type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation V]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 85
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Night Slash]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Beautiful type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 70
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Parting Shot]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation VI]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Payback]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Cool type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 50
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Punishment]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Pursuit]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Tough type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation II]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 40
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Quash]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation V]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Snarl]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Special type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation V]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 55
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Snatch]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation III]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Sucker Punch]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 80
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Switcheroo]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Cool type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation IV]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Taunt]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Clever type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation III]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Thief]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Physical type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Tough type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation II]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| 60<ref name="Thief">50 until [[Generation V]].</ref>
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Topsy-Turvy]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation VI]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
 
|-
 
|-
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Torment]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Other type.gif]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[File:Tough type.jpg]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| [[Generation III]]
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| style="text-align:center;"| -
 
|}
 
|}
   
== Dark Pokémon Families ==
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===Effectiveness of Dark-type moves===
{| class="prettytable" style="text-align: center;"
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{{weak|2}}
!Unevolved
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'''Super effective against''' Pokémon of the types: [[File:Type Ghost.gif|link=Ghost type]] and [[File:Type Psychic.gif|link=Psychic type]].
!First evolution
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!Second evolution
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{{weak|1/2}}
!Other type
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'''Not very effective''' against Pokémon of the types: [[File:Type Dark.gif]], [[File:Type Fairy.gif|link=Fairy type]] and [[File:Type Fighting.gif|link=Fighting type]].
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===Weaknesses and resistances of the Dark type===
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A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.
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{{type chart key}}
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{|class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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!rowspan="2"|
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!colspan="18"|Type of the move
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Magikarp}}
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|[[File:Bug type vertical.gif|link=Bug type]]
|[[File:130M.png]][[Gyarados]]
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|[[File:Dark type vertical.gif]]
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|[[File:Dragon type vertical.gif|link=Dragon type]]
|Only Mega Gyarados is Dark.
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|[[File:Electric type vertical.gif|link=Electric type]]
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|[[File:Fairy type vertical.gif|link=Fairy type]]
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|[[File:Fighting type vertical.gif|link=Fighting type]]
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|[[File:Fire type vertical.gif|link=Fire type]]
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|[[File:Flying type vertical.gif|link=Flying type]]
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|[[File:Ghost type vertical.gif|link=Ghost type]]
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|[[File:Grass type vertical.gif|link=Grass type]]
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|[[File:Ground type vertical.gif|link=Ground type]]
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|[[File:Ice type vertical.gif|link=Ice type]]
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|[[File:Normal type vertical.gif|link=Normal type]]
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|[[File:Poison type vertical.gif|link=Poison type]]
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|[[File:Psychic type vertical.gif|link=Psychic type]]
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|[[File:Rock type vertical.gif|link=Rock type]]
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|[[File:Steel type vertical.gif|link=Steel type]]
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|[[File:Water type vertical.gif|link=Water type]]
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Eevee}}
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|[[File:Type Dark.gif]]
|[[File:197.png]] [[Umbreon]]
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|
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|
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|2}}
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|
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|
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|{{weak|0}}
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|
 
|
 
|
|Only Umbreon is Dark.
 
|-
 
|[[File:198.png]] [[Murkrow]]
 
|[[File:430.png]] [[Honchkrow]]
 
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Flying}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:215.png]] [[Sneasel]]
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|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Dragon.gif|link=Dragon type]]
|[[File:461.png]] [[Weavile]]
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|{{weak|4}}
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Ice}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
|-
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|{{weak|1/2}}
|[[File:228.png]] [[Houndour]]
 
|[[File:229.png]][[File:229M.png]] [[Houndoom]]
 
 
|
 
|
|{{type|Fire}}
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|{{weak|2}}
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|
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|
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|{{weak|0}}
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|
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|
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|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Larvitar}}
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|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Fighting.gif|link=Fighting type]]
|{{Not from type|Pupitar}}
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|
|[[File:248.png]][[File:248M.png]] [[Tyranitar]]
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|{{weak|1/4}}
|{{Type|Rock}}; Only Tyranitar is Dark.
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|
|-
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|
|[[File:261.png]] [[Poochyena]]
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|{{weak|4}}
|[[File:262.png]] [[Mightyena]]
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|{{weak|2}}
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|
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|{{weak|0}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Seedot}}
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|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Fire.gif|link=Fire type]]
|[[File:274.png]] [[Nuzleaf]]
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|
|[[File:275.png]] [[Shiftry]]
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|{{weak|1/2}}
|{{Type|Grass}}; Only Seedot isn't Dark.
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|
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|
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|
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|
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|
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|{{weak|0}}
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|{{weak|2}}
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|{{weak|2}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:302.png]] [[Sableye]]
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|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Flying.gif|link=Flying type]]
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|
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|{{weak|1/2}}
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|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Ghost}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:318.png]] [[Carvanha]]
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Ghost.gif|link=Ghost type]]
|[[File:319.png]] [[Sharpedo]]
+
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|
  +
|
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Water}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Cacnea}}
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]]
|[[File:332.png]] [[Cacturne]]
+
|{{weak|4}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Grass}}; Only Cacturne is Dark.
+
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Corphish}}
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Ground.gif|link=Ground type]]
|[[File:342.png]] [[Crawdaunt]]
+
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Water}}; Only Crawdaunt is Dark.
+
|{{weak|2}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:359.png]][[File:359M.png]] [[Absol]]
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Ice.gif|link=Ice type]]
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|4}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:434.png]] [[Stunky]]
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Poison.gif|link=Poison type]]
|[[File:435.png]] [[Skuntank]]
+
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|
  +
|
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Poison}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:442.png]] [[Spiritomb]]
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Psychic.gif|link=Psychic type]]
  +
|{{weak|4}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Ghost}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Skorupi}}
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Rock.gif|link=Rock type]]
|[[File:452.png]] [[Drapion]]
+
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|4}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Poison}}; Only Drapion is Dark.
+
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:491.png]] [[Darkrai]]
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Steel.gif|link=Steel type]]
 
|
 
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|4}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:509.png]] [[Purrloin]]
+
|[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]]
|[[File:510.png]] [[Liepard]]
+
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
 
|
 
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|2}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|0}}
  +
|
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|{{weak|1/2}}
  +
|}
  +
  +
==Known Dark-type Pokémon Trainers==
  +
{|align="center" style="border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; color:#333333; text-align:center; {{roundy|50px}}"
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:551.png]] [[Sandile]]
+
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:200px-HGSS Karen Art.png|45px]]
|[[File:552.png]] [[Krokorok]]
+
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sidney.png|70px]]
|[[File:553.png]] [[Krookodile]]
+
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Grimsley-detail.png|50px]]
|{{Type|Ground}}
+
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Kotaro pokemon.png|80px]]
  +
|style="width:90px; border:2px solid #555; background-color:#333333; {{roundy|50px}}" | [[File:Kunoichi pokemon.png|80px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:559.png]] [[Scraggy]]
+
|[[Karen|Johto Elite Four Karen]]
|[[File:560.png]] [[Scrafty]]
+
|[[Sidney|Hoenn Elite Four Sidney]]
|
+
|[[Grimsley|Unova Elite Four Grimsley]]
|{{Type|Fighting}}
+
|[[Kotarō|Yaksha Warlord Kotarō]]
  +
|[[Kunoichi|Warlord Servant Kunoichi]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:570.png]] [[Zorua]]
+
|}
|[[File:571.png]] [[Zoroark]]
+
  +
==Dark-type Pokémon==
  +
44 Pokémon are Dark type. (6.13% of all Pokémon)
  +
  +
===Pure Dark-type Pokémon===
  +
9 Pokémon are pure Dark type. (20.45% of the Dark-type Pokémon)
  +
{| class="wikitable"
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Umbreon]]
  +
! [[Poochyena]]
  +
! [[Mightyena]]
  +
! [[Absol]]
  +
! [[Darkrai]]
  +
! [[Purrloin]]
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:197Umbreon.png|Umbreon|100px]]<br />'''#197'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:261Poochyena.png|Poochyena|100px]]<br />'''#261'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:262Mightyena.png|Mightyena|100px]]<br />'''#262'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:359Absol.png|Absol|100px]]<br />'''#359'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:491Darkrai.png|Darkrai|100px]]<br />'''#491'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:509Purrloin.png|Purrloin|100px]]<br />'''#509'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Liepard]]
  +
! [[Zorua]]
  +
! [[Zoroark]]
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:510Liepard.png|Liepard|100px]]<br />'''#510'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:570Zorua.png|Zorua|100px]]<br />'''#570'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:571Zoroark.png|Zoroark|100px]]<br />'''#571'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|}
  +
  +
===Primary Dark-type Pokémon===
  +
19 Pokémon are primary Dark type. (43.18% of Dark-type Pokémon)
  +
{| class="wikitable"
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Murkrow]]
  +
! [[Sneasel]]
  +
! [[Houndour]]
  +
! [[Houndoom]]
  +
! [[Sableye]]
  +
! [[Honchkrow]]
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:198Murkrow.png|Murkrow|100px]]<br />'''#198'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Flying.gif|link=Flying type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:215Sneasel.png|Sneasel|100px]]<br />'''#215'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Ice.gif|link=Ice type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:228Houndour.png|Houndour|100px]]<br />'''#228'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Fire.gif|link=Fire type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:229Houndoom.png|Houndoom|100px]]<br />'''#229'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Fire.gif|link=Fire type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:302Sableye.png|Sableye|100px]]<br />'''#302'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Ghost.gif|link=Ghost type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:430Honchkrow.png|Honchkrow|100px]]<br />'''#430'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Flying.gif|link=Flying type]]</p>
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Weavile]]
  +
! [[Scraggy]]
  +
! [[Scrafty]]
  +
! [[Pawniard]]
  +
! [[Bisharp]]
  +
! [[Vullaby]]
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:461Weavile.png|Weavile|100px]]<br />'''#461'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Ice.gif|link=Ice type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:559Scraggy.png|Scraggy|100px]]<br />'''#559'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Fighting.gif|link=Fighting type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:560Scrafty.png|Scrafty|100px]]<br />'''#560'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Fighting.gif|link=Fighting type]]</p>
 
|
 
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:624Pawniard.png|Pawniard|100px]]<br />'''#624'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Steel.gif|link=Steel type]]</p>
 
|
 
|
|-
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:625Bisharp.png|Bisharp|100px]]<br />'''#625'''</p>
|[[File:624.png]] [[Pawniard]]
+
----
|[[File:625.png]] [[Bisharp]]
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Steel.gif|link=Steel type]]</p>
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Steel}}
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:629Vullaby.png|Vullaby|100px]]<br />'''#629'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Flying.gif|link=Flying type]]</p>
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Mandibuzz]]
  +
! [[Deino]]
  +
! [[Zweilous]]
  +
! [[Hydreigon]]
  +
! [[Inkay]]
  +
! [[Malamar]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:629.png]] [[Vullaby]]
+
|
|[[File:630.png]] [[Mandibuzz]]
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:630Mandibuzz.png|Mandibuzz|100px]]<br />'''#630'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Flying.gif|link=Flying type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:633Deino.png|Deino|100px]]<br />'''#633'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Dragon.gif|link=Dragon type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:634Zweilous.png|Zweilous|100px]]<br />'''#634'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Dragon.gif|link=Dragon type]]</p>
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Flying}}
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:635Hydreigon.png|Hydreigon|100px]]<br />'''#635'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Dragon.gif|link=Dragon type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:686Inkay.png|Inkay|100px]]<br />'''#686'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Psychic.gif|link=Psychic type]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:687Malamar.png|Malamar|100px]]<br />'''#687'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Psychic.gif|link=Psychic type]]</p>
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Yveltal]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:633.png]] [[Deino]]
+
|
|[[File:634.png]] [[Zweilous]]
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:717Yveltal.png|Yveltal|100px]]<br />'''#717'''</p>
|[[File:635.png]] [[Hydreigon]]
+
----
|{{Type|Dragon}}
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Flying.gif|link=Flying type]]</p>
  +
|}
  +
  +
===Secondary Dark-type Pokémon===
  +
16 Pokémon are secondary Dark type. (36.36% of Dark-type Pokémon)
  +
{| class="wikitable"
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Tyranitar]]
  +
! [[Nuzleaf]]
  +
! [[Shiftry]]
  +
! [[Carvanha]]
  +
! [[Sharpedo]]
  +
! [[Cacturne]]
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Froakie}}
+
|
|{{Not from type|Frogadier}}
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:248Tyranitar.png|Tyranitar|100px]]<br />'''#248'''</p>
|[[File:658.png]][[Greninja]]
+
----
|{{Type|Water}}; Only Greninja is part Dark.
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Rock.gif|link=Rock type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:274Nuzleaf.png|Nuzleaf|100px]]<br />'''#274'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:275Shiftry.png|Shiftry|100px]]<br />'''#275'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:318Carvanha.png|Carvanha|100px]]<br />'''#318'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:319Sharpedo.png|Sharpedo|100px]]<br />'''#319'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:332Cacturne.png|Cacturne|100px]]<br />'''#332'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]][[File:Type Dark.gif|link=Dark type]]</p>
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Crawdaunt]]
  +
! [[Stunky]]
  +
! [[Skuntank]]
  +
! [[Spiritomb]]
  +
! [[Drapion]]
  +
! [[Sandile]]
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Not from type|Pancham}}
+
|
|[[File:675.png]][[Pangoro]]
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:342Crawdaunt.png|Crawdaunt|100px]]<br />'''#342'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:434Stunky.png|Stunky|100px]]<br />'''#434'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Poison.gif|link=Poison type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:435Skuntank.png|Skuntank|100px]]<br />'''#435'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Poison.gif|link=Poison type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Fighting}}; Only Pangoro is Dark.
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:442Spiritomb.png|Spiritomb|100px]]<br />'''#442'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Ghost.gif|link=Ghost type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:452Drapion.png|Drapion|100px]]<br />'''#452'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Poison.gif|link=Poison type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:551Sandile.png|Sandile|100px]]<br />'''#551'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Ground.gif|link=Ground type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|- class="header"
  +
! [[Krokorok]]
  +
! [[Krookodile]]
  +
! [[Greninja]]
  +
! [[Pangoro]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:686.png]][[Inkay]]
+
|
|[[File:687.png]][[Malamar]]
+
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:552Krokorok.png|Krokorok|100px]]<br />'''#552'''</p>
  +
----
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Ground.gif|link=Ground type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
  +
|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:553Krookodile.png|Krookodile|100px]]<br />'''#553'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Ground.gif|link=Ground type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:658Greninja.png|Greninja|100px]]<br />'''#658'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
 
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|{{Type|Psychic}}
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:675Pangoro.png|Pangoro|100px]]<br />'''#675'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Fighting.gif|link=Fighting type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
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|}
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===[[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolved]] Dark-type Pokémon===
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{| class="wikitable"
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|- class="header"
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! [[Gyarados|Mega Gyarados]]
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! [[Houndoom|Mega Houndoom]]
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! [[Tyranitar|Mega Tyranitar]]
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! [[Sableye|Mega Sableye]]
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! [[Sharpedo|Mega Sharpedo]]
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! [[Absol|Mega Absol]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:717.png]][[Yveltal]]
 
 
|
 
|
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:130MGyarados.png|Mega Gyarados|100px]]<br />'''#130'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
 
|
 
|
|{{Type|Flying}}
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:229MHoundoom.png|Mega Houndoom|100px]]<br />'''#229'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Fire.gif|link=Fire type]]</p>
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|
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:248MTyranitar.png|Mega Tyranitar|100px]]<br />'''#248'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Rock.gif|link=Rock type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
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|
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:302MSableye.png|Mega Sableye|100px]]<br />'''#302'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]][[File:Type Ghost.gif|link=Ghost type]]</p>
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|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:319MSharpedo.png|Mega Sharpedo|100px]]<br />'''#319'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]][[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
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|
  +
<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:359MAbsol.png|Mega Absol|100px]]<br />'''#359'''</p>
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----
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<p style="text-align:center;">[[File:Type Dark.gif]]</p>
 
|}
 
|}
   
==Delta Species Dark Pokémon==
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==Relations with other types==
*[[Charizard]]
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*They're strong against the {{Type|Psychic}} type because of the fears, and the fears can affect one's rationality and concentration.
*[[Nidoran♂]] - [[Nidorino]] - [[Nidoking]]
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*They're strong against the {{Type|Ghost}} type because evil can damage the soul.
*[[Meowth]] (Dark or Dark/Steel) - [[Persian]] (Steel)
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*They're weak against the {{Type|Fighting}} type because philosophically, a warrior must overcome their fears - represented by Dark. The Fighting type also supposedly represents justice, which opposes evil, also represented by Dark types.
*[[Natu]] - [[Xatu]]
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*They're weak against the {{Type|Bug}} type because bugs operate well in darkness.
*[[Lileep]] - [[Cradily]] (Steel)
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*They're weak against the {{Type|Fairy}} type because fairies represent light and the darkness disappears with light. Furthermore, light is a metaphor for goodness, which always triumphs over evil in fiction.
*[[Deoxys]]
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*If a two-typed 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.
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*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 5, this is the only Pokémon type not to be used in a Gym.
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*This is the only Pokémon type not to be used in a Pokémon Gym.
*As of Generation 5 there are only nine Dark type Pokémon (not including Dark-type Arceus) are fully Dark type, these are: 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 Dark type Pokémon excluding Dark-type Arceus), Absol and Darkrai are the only ones that either do not evolve or are an evolution, out of the ones that are evolved only Umbreon does not have the Dark type through the whole evolutionary line and out of the pure Dark types any evolutionary lines have only two Pokémon in each one and Dark type is the only type all the way through the evolutionary line.
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==Notes==
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<references/>
   
 
{{Pokémon by types}}
 
{{Pokémon by types}}
 
[[Category:Pokémon Types]]
 
[[Category:Pokémon Types]]
[[Category:Dark Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Dark-type Pokémon]]

Latest revision as of 05:37, November 23, 2014

Type Dark

The Dark type (あくタイプ Aku taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

The Dark type was added in Generation II to cause a weakness on Psychic types, which had the weaknesses to Bug type (the moves were really weak to cause a major damage) and Ghost type (the only move was Night Shade).

Many Dark type Pokémon tend to be aggresive, mysterious, malicious, cruel and clever, but a Dark-type Pokémon doesn't have to necessarily be evil, like Absol.

It's hard for a Dark-type Pokémon to form bonds of friendship with its Trainer, but when having one, it will never break, being really faithful to its Trainer and protecting it anytime.

The Dark-type Pokémon, along with the Poison types, are mostly used by the criminal organizations.

The known famous Dark-type Trainers are: Karen, the fourth member of the Elite Four of the Johto Pokémon League; Sidney, the first member of the Elite Four of the Hoenn Pokémon League and Grimsley, a member of the Elite Four of the Unova Pokémon League.

Dark-type movesEdit

  • There are 31 Dark-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 14 moves are of the Physical type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 14 moves are of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Clever moves stand out.
    • 11 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • 6 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Cute type type.
    • 7 moves don't have this categorization.

List of Dark-type movesEdit

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Assurance Physical type Beautiful type Generation IV 60[1]
Beat Up Physical type Clever type Generation II -
Bite[2] Physical type Tough type Generation I 60
Crunch Physical type Tough type Generation II 80
Dark Pulse Special type Cool type Generation IV 80
Dark Void Other type Clever type Generation IV -
Embargo Other type Cute type Generation IV -
Fake Tears Other type Clever type Generation III -
Feint Attack Physical type Clever type Generation II -
Flatter Other type Clever type Generation III -
Fling Physical type Tough type Generation IV -
Foul Play Physical type - Generation V 95
Hone Claws Other type - Generation V -
Knock Off Other type Clever type Generation III 65[3]
Memento Other type Tough type Generation III -
Nasty Plot Other type Cute type Generation IV -
Night Daze Special type - Generation V 85
Night Slash Physical type Beautiful type Generation IV 70
Parting Shot Other type - Generation VI -
Payback Physical type Cool type Generation IV 50
Punishment Physical type Clever type Generation IV -
Pursuit Physical type Tough type Generation II 40
Quash Other type - Generation V -
Snarl Special type - Generation V 55
Snatch Other type Clever type Generation III -
Sucker Punch Physical type Clever type Generation IV 80
Switcheroo Other type Cool type Generation IV -
Taunt Other type Clever type Generation III -
Thief Physical type Tough type Generation II 60[4]
Topsy-Turvy Other type - Generation VI -
Torment Other type Tough type Generation III -

Effectiveness of Dark-type movesEdit

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Ghost and Type Psychic.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dark, Type Fairy and Type Fighting.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Dark typeEdit

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
No damage
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Dark
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×0
Type DarkType Dragon
×2
½
×2
½
×4
×2
½
½
½
×2
×0
½
Type DarkType Fighting
¼
×4
×2
×2
½
×0
½
Type DarkType Fire
½
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
×0
×2
½
×2
Type DarkType Flying
½
×2
×2
½
½
×0
×2
×0
×2
Type DarkType Ghost
×2
×0
×0
½
×0
Type DarkType Grass
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
×0
½
Type DarkType Ground
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×0
½
×2
Type DarkType Ice
×2
½
×2
×4
×2
½
½
×0
×2
×2
Type DarkType Poison
½
½
½
×2
½
×0
Type DarkType Psychic
×4
×2
×0
Type DarkType Rock
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×0
×2
×2
Type DarkType Steel
½
½
×4
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
½
×0
×0
½
½
Type DarkType Water
×2
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×0
½
½

Known Dark-type Pokémon TrainersEdit

200px-HGSS Karen Art Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sidney Grimsley-detail Kotaro pokemon Kunoichi pokemon
Johto Elite Four Karen Hoenn Elite Four Sidney Unova Elite Four Grimsley Yaksha Warlord Kotarō Warlord Servant Kunoichi

Dark-type PokémonEdit

44 Pokémon are Dark type. (6.13% of all Pokémon)

Pure Dark-type PokémonEdit

9 Pokémon are pure Dark type. (20.45% of the Dark-type Pokémon)

Umbreon Poochyena Mightyena Absol Darkrai Purrloin

197Umbreon
#197


Type Dark

261Poochyena
#261


Type Dark

262Mightyena
#262


Type Dark

359Absol
#359


Type Dark

491Darkrai
#491


Type Dark

509Purrloin
#509


Type Dark

Liepard Zorua Zoroark

510Liepard
#510


Type Dark

570Zorua
#570


Type Dark

571Zoroark
#571


Type Dark

Primary Dark-type PokémonEdit

19 Pokémon are primary Dark type. (43.18% of Dark-type Pokémon)

Murkrow Sneasel Houndour Houndoom Sableye Honchkrow

198Murkrow
#198


Type DarkType Flying

215Sneasel
#215


Type DarkType Ice

228Houndour
#228


Type DarkType Fire

229Houndoom
#229


Type DarkType Fire

302Sableye
#302


Type DarkType Ghost

430Honchkrow
#430


Type DarkType Flying

Weavile Scraggy Scrafty Pawniard Bisharp Vullaby

461Weavile
#461


Type DarkType Ice

559Scraggy
#559


Type DarkType Fighting

560Scrafty
#560


Type DarkType Fighting

624Pawniard
#624


Type DarkType Steel

625Bisharp
#625


Type DarkType Steel

629Vullaby
#629


Type DarkType Flying

Mandibuzz Deino Zweilous Hydreigon Inkay Malamar

630Mandibuzz
#630


Type DarkType Flying

633Deino
#633


Type DarkType Dragon

634Zweilous
#634


Type DarkType Dragon

635Hydreigon
#635


Type DarkType Dragon

686Inkay
#686


Type DarkType Psychic

687Malamar
#687


Type DarkType Psychic

Yveltal

717Yveltal
#717


Type DarkType Flying

Secondary Dark-type PokémonEdit

16 Pokémon are secondary Dark type. (36.36% of Dark-type Pokémon)

Tyranitar Nuzleaf Shiftry Carvanha Sharpedo Cacturne

248Tyranitar
#248


Type RockType Dark

274Nuzleaf
#274


Type GrassType Dark

275Shiftry
#275


Type GrassType Dark

318Carvanha
#318


Type WaterType Dark

319Sharpedo
#319


Type WaterType Dark

332Cacturne
#332


Type GrassType Dark

Crawdaunt Stunky Skuntank Spiritomb Drapion Sandile

342Crawdaunt
#342


Type WaterType Dark

434Stunky
#434


Type PoisonType Dark

435Skuntank
#435


Type PoisonType Dark

442Spiritomb
#442


Type GhostType Dark

452Drapion
#452


Type PoisonType Dark

551Sandile
#551


Type GroundType Dark

Krokorok Krookodile Greninja Pangoro

552Krokorok
#552


Type GroundType Dark

553Krookodile
#553


Type GroundType Dark

658Greninja
#658


Type WaterType Dark

675Pangoro
#675


Type FightingType Dark

Mega Evolved Dark-type PokémonEdit

Mega Gyarados Mega Houndoom Mega Tyranitar Mega Sableye Mega Sharpedo Mega Absol

130MGyarados
#130


Type WaterType Dark

229MHoundoom
#229


Type DarkType Fire

248MTyranitar
#248


Type RockType Dark

302MSableye
#302


Type DarkType Ghost

319MSharpedo
#319


Type WaterType Dark

359MAbsol
#359


Type Dark

Relations with other typesEdit

  • They're strong against the Psychic type because of the fears, and the fears can affect one's rationality and concentration.
  • They're strong against the Ghost type because evil can damage the soul.
  • They're weak against the Fighting type because philosophically, a warrior must overcome their fears - represented by Dark. The Fighting type also supposedly represents justice, which opposes evil, also represented by Dark types.
  • They're weak against the Bug type because bugs operate well in darkness.
  • They're weak against the Fairy type because fairies represent light and the darkness disappears with light. Furthermore, light is a metaphor for goodness, which always triumphs over evil in fiction.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • This is the only Pokémon type not to be used in a Pokémon Gym.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 50 until Generation V.
  2. ^ In Generation I, Bite was Normal-type move.
  3. ^ 20 until Generation V.
  4. ^ 50 until Generation V.

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