Dark Pulse (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

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
Sword​/​Shield TR58

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 36
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 42
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 42
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 40
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 24
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 66
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 44
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 50
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 48
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 48
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 1
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 33
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 35
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 35

Learnt by TR

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
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
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · 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
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · 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
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass