Dark Void (move)

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This article is about the move Dark Void. For the Field Move Dark Power, see Field Move.

Dark Void
ダークホール Dark Hole
Dark Void VI.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  80%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Dark Void (Japanese: ダークホール Dark Hole) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is Darkrai's signature move.


Dark Void puts the foe to sleep. In a Double Battle, Dark Void will hit both foes with an accuracy of 80% for each Pokémon. In a Triple Battle, Dark Void will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

In Pokémon Battle Revolution if sleep clause is active, Dark Void will only put one foe to sleep and will be forced to miss for the other.


Games Description
The foe is dragged into a world of total darkness that puts it to sleep.
Opposing Pokémon are dragged into a world of total darkness that makes them sleep.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark 66 66 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
491 491 DarkraiLv.50 Dark Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
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
491 491 DarkraiLv.50 Dark Winter Vacation Darkrai
2012 May Darkrai
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

Darkrai Dark Void multiple balls.png Darkrai Dark Void hitting opponent.png Darkrai Dark Void effect.png Tobias Darkrai Dark Void.png
Forms and charges a crimson ball and multiple balls fly out Forms a circle around the opponent Putting opponent to sleep Alternate version; just one ball with no pre-charge
The user shoots out black balls of energy to engulf the target, putting the target to sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
491 Darkrai Darkrai puts its hands together and forms a crimson and black or purple and black ball in its hands. It then fires it at the opponent. When the opponent is hit, a crimson or pink bubble appears around the opponent's body that soon disappears and makes them fall asleep, or Darkrai creates a crimson ball and holds it above its head, releasing multiple smaller balls from the larger one all around its body. When the small balls it the opponent, they form a pink crimson bubble around it that fade away into dark crimson. Once the sphere disappears, the opponent falls asleep.
Darkrai (M10) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Tobias's Darkrai The Semi-Final Frontier! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Dark Void DPPt.png Dark Void HGSS.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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


  • As of the 2011-2012 Play! Pokémon Organized Play season, Dark Void is the only move to be banned for reasons other than a glitch.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 黑洞 Hēi​dòng​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Donkere Ruimte
France Flag.png French Trou Noir
Germany Flag.png German Schlummerort
Greece Flag.png Greek Σκοτεινό Κενό
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dark Void
Italy Flag.png Italian Vuototetro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다크홀 Dark Hole
Poland Flag.png Polish Otchłań Mroku
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esfera do Pesadelo
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Vácuo Negro
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Abismo Negro
Spain Flag.png Spain Brecha Negra

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