Dark (type)

The Dark type was introduced in the second generation of Pokémon games as a measure to balance the types. In particular, its resistance to Psychic cut down that type's advantage by a long way. When paired with the Ghost type it was the only type combination to have no weaknesses prior to Gen 6.

60
Dark type Pokémon
12
Single type Pokémon
48
Dual type Pokémon
38
Dark-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Tick Dark moves are super-effective against:

Psychic Ghost

Cross Dark moves are not very effective against:

Fighting Dark Fairy

Defense pros & cons

Tick These types have no effect on Dark Pokémon:

Psychic

Tick These types are not very effective against Dark Pokémon:

Ghost Dark

Cross These types are super-effective against Dark Pokémon:

Fighting Bug Fairy

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Dark type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Dark type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Note: this type chart has been updated for Pokémon X/Y. Prior to this, Dark & Ghost were not very effective against Steel (now they are neutral).

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal ½22½½
Fire ½22½½
Water ½22½½
Electric ½22½½
Grass ½22½½
Ice ½22½½
Fighting ½½½½½½½½½½½½¼½¼
Poison ½22½½
Ground ½22½½
Flying ½22½½
Psychic 22222222222422
Bug ½22½½
Rock ½22½½
Ghost 22222222242222
Dragon ½22½½
Dark ½½½½½½¼½½½½½½½¼
Steel ½22½½
Fairy ½½½½½½¼½½½½½½¼½

Dark Pokémon stat averages

70.2
HP
Ranked #9
96.8
Attack
Ranked #3
70.9
Defense
Ranked #12
77.5
Sp. Attack
Ranked #7
69.6
Sp. Defense
Ranked #14
75.8
Speed
Ranked #6

Notable Dark-type trainers

Karen
Karen
Elite Four
Gold/Silver/Crystal
Sidney
Sidney
Elite Four
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
Karen
Karen
Elite Four
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Grimsley
Grimsley
Elite Four
Black/White/Black 2/White 2
Sidney
Sidney
Elite Four
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Dark Pokémon

There are 60 Dark-type Pokémon.
See also:

Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Mega GyaradosGyarados
Mega Gyarados
#130 / Water · Dark
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Mega HoundoomHoundoom
Mega Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Mega TyranitarTyranitar
Mega Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mega SableyeSableye
Mega Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Mega SharpedoSharpedo
Mega Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Mega AbsolAbsol
Mega Absol
#359 / Dark
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon