Dusknoir

Dusknoir is a Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Gripper Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 477
Type Ghost
Species Gripper Pokémon
Height 2.2 m (7′03″)
Weight 106.6 kg (235.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Frisk (hidden ability)
Local № 191 (Platinum)
155 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
137 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense, 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 236
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 135
247 405
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 135
247 405
Speed 45
85 207
Total 525 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Dusknoir.

Evolution chart

(Level 37) (trade holding Reaper Cloth)

Dusknoir changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond
Pearl
The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Platinum It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
This feared Pokémon is said to travel to worlds unknown. Some even believe that it takes lost spirits along with it.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
X
Omega Ruby
It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Sword At the bidding of transmissions from the spirit world, it steals people and Pokémon away. No one knows whether it has a will of its own.
Shield With the mouth on its belly, Dusknoir swallows its target whole. The soul is the only thing eaten— Dusknoir disgorges the body before departing.

Moves learned by Dusknoir

Moves learnt by level up

Dusknoir learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1DisableNormalStatus 100
1Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
1GravityPsychicStatus
1Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Shadow PunchGhostPhysical 60
1Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
1Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
12Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
16Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
20PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
24Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
28Mean LookNormalStatus
32HexGhostSpecial 65 100
36CurseGhostStatus
42Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
48Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
54Destiny BondGhostStatus

Egg moves

Dusknoir learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Dusknoir egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
GrudgeGhostStatus
HazeIceStatus
MementoDarkStatus 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Dusknoir can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Dusknoir is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Dusknoir is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Dusknoir learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1DisableNormalStatus 100
1Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
1Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
1GravityPsychicStatus
1Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
1Shadow PunchGhostPhysical 60
1Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
6DisableNormalStatus 100
9AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
14ForesightNormalStatus
17Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
22PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
25Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
30Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
33CurseGhostStatus
40HexGhostSpecial 65 100
45Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
52Mean LookNormalStatus
57PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
64Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100

Egg moves

Dusknoir learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Dusknoir egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
GrudgeGhostStatus
HazeIceStatus
ImprisonPsychicStatus
MementoDarkStatus 100
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Skill SwapPsychicStatus

Move Tutor moves

Dusknoir can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
BindNormalPhysical 15 85
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TrickPsychicStatus 100
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Dusknoir. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Shadow PunchGhostPhysical 60 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Dusknoir is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Dusknoir can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Dusknoir sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Dusknoir  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Dusknoir  sprite from Black & White Dusknoir  sprite from X & Y Dusknoir  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Dusknoir Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Dusknoir Shiny sprite from Black & White Dusknoir Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Dusknoir

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Duskull/Dusclops
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Duskull/Dusclops
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Duskull/Dusclops

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Dusknoir
Japanese ヨノワール (Yonoir)
German Zwirrfinst
French Noctunoir

Name origin

dusk
the partial darkness between day and night
noir
French for ‘black’