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Dark Pulse
Dark Pulse VII
(あくのはどう Evil Pulse)
Generation: IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category Type Special
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100
PP: 15
Affects: All
Secondary Effect: 20% chance of making the foe flinch.
Priority: 0
Contact:
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Cool
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Dark Pulse is a Dark-type move. It was introduced in Generation IV.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.

Effects

In battle

Dark Pulse has a 20% chance of causing the opponent to flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
IV V VI VII
052A Meowth dark 55
053A Persian dark 69
092 Gastly ghost/poison 36 36 36 36
093 Haunter ghost/poison 44 44 44 44
094 Gengar ghost/poison 44 44 44 44
246 Larvitar rock/ground 28 32 32 32
247 Pupitar rock/ground 28 34 34 34
248 Tyranitar rock/dark 28 34 34 34
430 Honchkrow dark/flying 55 75 75 75
442 Spiritomb ghost/dark 49 49 49 49
448 Lucario fighting/steel 1 1
461 Weavile dark/ice 49 51 (BW)
47 (B2W2)
47 47
491 Darkrai dark 93 93 93 93
629 Vullaby dark/flying 46 46 46
630 Mandibuzz dark/flying 46 46 46
641 Tornadus flying 73 73 67
642 Thundurus electric/flying 73 73 67
693 Clawitzer water 1, 57 1
717 Yveltal dark/flying 44 44
720 Hoopa psychic/dark 55 (ORAS) 55
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Gallery

Spin-off anime
  • Dark Pulse being used by a Dusknoir (in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon special)