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Dark Pulse (move)

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Dark Pulse
あくのはどう Evil Pulse
Dark Pulse VI.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Dark Pulse (Japanese: あくのはどう Evil Pulse) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM79 in Generation IV and is TM97 in Generation VI.

Effect

Generation IV

Dark Pulse inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generation V

Dark Pulse can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Generation VI

Dark Pulse's power is increased by 50% when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Mega Launcher.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on enemies within a 1-tile range. It may also afflict enemies with a Cringe status condition, which makes its actions fail.
XY The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison 36 36 36
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison 44 44 44
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison 44 44 44
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground 28 32 32
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground 28 34 34
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark 28 34 34
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying 55 75 75
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark 49 49 49
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel -- --  
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice 49 51 47 47
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark 93 93 93
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying   46 46
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying   46 46
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying   73 73
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying   73 73
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water     --, 57
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying     44
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost no GastlyHaunterGengarSpiritomb GastlyHaunterGengarSpiritomb
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark no LucarioWeavile Weavile
574 Gothita Gothita* Psychic Psychic no Lucario SableyeCacneaCacturneLucarioCroagunkToxicroakElgyemBeheeyemPawniardBisharpPanchamPangoro
633 Deino Deino* Dark Dragon no EkansArbokGyaradosSeviper EkansArbokGyaradosSeviperScraggyScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon EkansArbokGyaradosSeviperScraggyScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigonHelioptileHelioliskTyruntTyrantrum
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM79
V
--
VI
TM97
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
BW B2W2
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
491 491 DarkraiLv.50 Dark Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
023 023 Ekans Poison Dream World - Dream Park
037 037 Vulpix Fire Dream World - Pleasant Forest
109 109 Koffing Poison Dream World - Rugged Mountain
228 228 Houndour Dark Fire Dream World - Spooky Manor
246 246 LarvitarLv.10 Rock Ground Dream World - Rugged Mountain
261 261 Poochyena Dark Dream World - Pleasant Forest
318 318 Carvanha Water Dark Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
386 386 Deoxys Psychic Masuda Deoxys
Team Plasma Deoxys
Plasma Deoxys
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Tobias Darkrai Dark Pulse.png Katharine Mandibuzz Dark Pulse.png Zoroark Dark Pulse.png Jessie Pumpkaboo Dark Pulse.png
Darkrai Mandibuzz Zoroark Pumpkaboo
The user shoots a beam of purple circles at its target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
491 Darkrai Darkrai crouches together and it extends its arms quickly, making a wave of purple circles come out of its body and hit the opponent, or Darkrai puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple circles. Then crouches and spins while holding out one of its hands, making the orb float over to the end of the hand. Finally, it fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb at the opponent.
Darkrai (M10) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Tobias's Darkrai The Semi-Final Frontier! None
442 Spiritomb A ball of purple circles appears in front of Spiritomb's mouth. It then fires a beam of purple circles at the opponent from the ball.
A wild Spiritomb The Keystone Pops! None
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak puts its hands together and creates a ball of black and purple circles. It then fires the circles as a beam of circles at the opponent.
Saturn's Toxicroak Enter Galactic! None
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt points its claws at the opponent and fires two beams of purple and black circles from the insides of its claws at the opponent.
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy With a Smile! None
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow fires a beam of black and purple circles at the opponent from its beak or chest.
Paul's Honchkrow Aiding the Enemy! None
429 Mismagius The three gems on Mismagius's body flashes red, and a ball of black and purple circles appear in front of them. It then fires the circles as a beam at the opponent.
Fantina's Mismagius Shield with a Twist! None
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir puts its hands together and forms a small black ball of energy. It then separates its hands and fires a beam of black and purple circles at the opponent from the ball, or Dusknoir puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple circles. It then brings its hands forward and fires a beam of black and purple circles from the ball at the opponent.
Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness None
571 Zoroark Zoroark puts its hands together in front of its chest and fires a beam of black and purple or dark blue circles from in between them at the opponent, or Zoroark crosses its arms in front of its face and an orb of black and dark blue circles appears in front of them. Zoroark then separates its arms and the orb moves in front of Zoroark's chest. It then fires a beam of black and dark blue circles from the orb at the opponent.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz opens its mouth and a light purple orb surrounded in black and purple circles appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo forms a pink orb in front of it, then fires a beam of purple circles at the opponent from the orb.
Jessie's Pumpkaboo Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! None
674 Pancham Pancham creates a ball of black and purple circles in each hand. It then combines them and fires the circles as a beam of circles at the opponent.
Serena's Pancham Dreaming a Performer's Dream! None

In the manga

In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In other generations

Dark Pulse IV.png Dark Pulse V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Dark Pulse Battrio.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • The TM containing Dark Pulse as of Generation VI (TM97) has the same number as the first TM to contain Dark Pulse (TM79), inverted.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 惡波動 È Bōdòng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Duistere Puls
France Flag.png French Vibrobscur
Germany Flag.png German Finsteraura
Greece Flag.png Greek Σκοτεινός Παλμός
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelombang Jahat
Gelombang Kegelapan
Italy Flag.png Italian Neropulsar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 악의파동 Ak-yi Padong
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Mørketrykk
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Vibração Sombria
Romania Flag.png Romanian Pulsul Negru
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tiro Oscuro (DP069)
Pulso Obscuro (DP079, BW055)
Energía Oscura (DP100-DP189)
Spain Flag.png Spain Pulso Umbrío


Variations of the move Waterfall
Physical Iron HeadPoison JabWaterfall
Special Dark PulseExtrasensoryScald


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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