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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM20

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 Pokémon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Other languages

English Dark Pulse
Japanese あくのはどう (Aku no Hadō)
German Finsteraura
French Vibrobscur
Italian Neropulsar
Spanish Pulso Umbrío

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
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
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
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
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
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
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon

Learnt by breeding

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