Dark Pulse (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM79
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM97
Sun/Moon TM97

Effects

Dark Pulse deals damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dark Pulse turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.
Sun/Moon The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dark Pulse at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 55
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 69
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 36
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 44
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 44
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 32
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 34
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 34
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 75
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 49
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 47
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 93
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 46
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 46
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 67
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 67
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 1
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 44
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 55

Learnt by TM

BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Dark Pulse as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Field
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Human-Like
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Human-Like
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Human-Like
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon