Dark Pulse (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM97
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 55
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 69
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 36
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 44
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 44
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 32
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 34
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 34
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 75
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 49
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 47
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 93
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 46
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 46
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 67
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 67
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 1
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 44
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 55

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Absol
#359 / Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark

Learnt by breeding

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