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A good Dark-type to use in double battles?

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So I need a pure dark type Pokemon. I prefer pure dark because it has only two weaknesses.
Also can you include a moveset for the Pokemon?

asked Aug 21, 2013 by TheEmeraldLord
edited Aug 21, 2013 by TheEmeraldLord
None of they pure Dark types really excel in doubles; I would list T-Tar.
Yea, I guess you're right. But Tyranitar is so predictable.
Predictable =/= bad
It depends, Which game, Ill list my favorite dark type in each gen,
Gen 1-N/A
Gen 2-Umbreon
Gen 3-Absol
Gen 4- Darkrai
Gen 5- Zoroark or hydreigon (preferably zoroark)

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How about Umbreon?

Umbreon @ Black Glasses
Nature: Careful (+ Sp. Defence -Sp. Attack)

Confuse Ray - confuse them to gain the advantage
Faint Attack - STAB
Moonlight - to restore health
Torment - stop any stat changes

answered Aug 21, 2013 by Adam.
edited Jan 19, 2014 by Adam.
Sounds good :D
No offense, but that set is not really suited for doubles. =/
Thats not a Good set for Umbreon Atall
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How about Absol:

Absol aka Critical Frenzy@Scope Lens

Ability: Super Luck

Nature: Adamant/Jolly

Evs: 252 Atk 252Spd 4 HP


Psycho Cut (Amazing crit rate)
Sucker Punch(For that priority but night slash is good too)
Stone Edge(For coverage)
Superpower(More coverage)

P.S. There are not many good pure dark-types but Absol is one who is ok but I bet its Mega-Evolution is awesome.
P.S.S. This might not be for double battles but it doesn't have any good status moves.
P.S.S.S. Hope I helped:)

answered Aug 21, 2013 by luke777
Scope Lens aren't all that viable tbh. And I would use protect > stone edge since this is doubles.
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Evs 252SAtk 252Spd 4HP
Nature Modest


Dark Void
Dark Pulse
Ice Beam

answered Aug 21, 2013 by luke777