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 weak against Bug and Fighting moves, but strong against Psychic and Ghost. They are also completely immune to Psychic moves.
Abilities of Dark Pokémon
- Aftermath - Just the Stunky family.
- Bad Dreams - Unique to Darkrai.
- Battle Armor - Just Drapion; This is a Rock ability.
- Big Pecks - Just the Vullaby family; This is a Flying ability.
- Chlorophyll - Just the Seedot family; This is a Grass ability.
- Defiant - Unique to the Pawniard family.
- Early Bird - This is a Flying ability.
- Flash Fire - Just the Houndour family; This is a Fire ability.
- Hustle - Just the Deino family (Not Hydreigon); This is a Flying/Normal ability.
- Hyper Cutter - Just Crawdaunt; This is a Water ability.
- Illusion - Unique to the Zorua family.
- Inner Focus - This is a Fighting ability.
- Insomnia - Just the Murkrow family; This is a Flying Visual ability.
- Intimidate - This is a Normal ability.
- Keen Eye - This is a Flying ability.
- Levitate - Just Hydreigon; This is a Psychic ability.
- Limber - Just the Purrloin family; This is a Normal ability.
- Moxie - Unique to the Krookadile family. This is a Dark ability.
- Multitype - Unique to Arceus (Dark Arceus).
- Overcoat - Just the Vullaby family; This is a Psychic ability.
- Pressure - This is a Flying ability.
- Quick Feet - Just the Poochyena family; This is a Normal ability.
- Rough Skin - Just the Carvanha family.
- Run Away - Just Poochyena; This is a Normal ability.
- Sand Stream - Just Tyranitar; This is a Ground ability.
- Sand Veil - Just Cacturne; This is a Ground ability.
- Shed Skin - Just the Scraggy family; This is a Bug ability.
- Shell Armor - Just Crawdaunt; This is a Water ability.
- Sniper - Just Drapion; This is a Water ability.
- Stall - Unique to Sableye.
- Stench - Just the Stunky family; This is a Poison ability.
- Super Luck - This is a Flying ability.
- Synchronize - Just Umbreon; This is a Psychic ability.
- Unburden - Just the Purrloin family.
- Adaptability - Just Crawdaunt; This is a Water ability.
- Anger Point - Just the Sandile family; This is a Ground ability.
- Infiltrator - Just Spiritomb; This is a Flying ability.
- Justified - Just Absol; This is a Fighting ability.
- Rattled - Just Poochyena; This is a Normal ability.
- Speed Boost - Just the Carvanha family; This is a Bug/Fire/Flying ability.
- Unnerve - This is a Bug ability.
- Weak Armor - Just the Vullaby family; This is a Rock ability.
- Water Absorb - Just Cacturne; This is a Water ability.
- Wicked Thief
Dark Pokemon Trainers
|Jotho 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|
|Eevee||Umbreon||Only Umbreon is Dark.|
|Larvitar||Pupitar||Tyranitar||Rock; Only Tyranitar is Dark.|
|Seedot||Nuzleaf||Shiftry||Grass; Only Seedot isn't Dark.|
|Cacnea||Cacturne||Grass; Only Cacturne is Dark.|
|Corphish||Crawdaunt||Water; Only Crawdaunt is Dark.|
|Skorupi||Drapion||Poison; Only Drapion is Dark.|
- If a two-typed Pokémon is both Dark and Ghost type, both types cancel out each others weaknesses with their resistances, leaving Pokémon like Spiritomb and Sableye with no weakness.
- As of yet, this is the only Pokemon type not to be used in a Gym.