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 7′03″ (2.2 m)
Weight 235.0 lbs (106.6 kg)
Abilities Pressure
Frisk (hidden ability)
Local № 191 (Platinum)
155 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

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 (base 6,400 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.

Moves learned by Dusknoir

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.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1BindNormal 15 85
1DisableNormal 100
1Fire PunchFire 75 100
1Future SightPsychic 120 100
1GravityPsychic
1Ice PunchIce 75 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Night ShadeGhost 100
1Shadow PunchGhost 60
1Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
6DisableNormal 100
9AstonishGhost 30 100
14ForesightNormal
17Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
22PursuitDark 40 100
25Will-O-WispFire 85
30Confuse RayGhost 100
33CurseGhost
40HexGhost 65 100
45Shadow BallGhost 80 100
52Mean LookNormal
57PaybackDark 50 100
64Future SightPsychic 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 PulseDark 80 100
Destiny BondGhost
Feint AttackDark 60
GrudgeGhost
HazeIce
ImprisonPsychic
MementoDark 100
Ominous WindGhost 60 100
Pain SplitNormal
Skill SwapPsychic

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 SwitchPsychic
BindNormal 15 85
Fire PunchFire 75 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
GravityPsychic
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Laser FocusNormal
Pain SplitNormal
Skill SwapPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TelekinesisPsychic
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TrickPsychic 100
Wonder RoomPsychic

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 PunchGhost 60 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1BindNormal 15 85
1DisableNormal 100
1Fire PunchFire 75 100
1Future SightPsychic 120 100
1GravityPsychic
1Ice PunchIce 75 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Night ShadeGhost 100
1Shadow PunchGhost 60
1Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
6DisableNormal 100
9AstonishGhost 30 100
14ForesightNormal
17Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
22PursuitDark 40 100
25Will-O-WispFire 85
30Confuse RayGhost 100
33CurseGhost
40HexGhost 65 100
45Shadow BallGhost 80 100
52Mean LookNormal
57PaybackDark 50 100
64Future SightPsychic 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dark PulseDark 80 100
Destiny BondGhost
Feint AttackDark 60
GrudgeGhost
HazeIce
ImprisonPsychic
MementoDark 100
Ominous WindGhost 60 100
Pain SplitNormal
Skill SwapPsychic

Pre-evolution moves

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Dusknoir sprites

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

Other languages

English 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’