Max Darkness (move)

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Max Darkness
ダイアーク Dai Dark
Max Darkness VIII.png
Max Darkness VIII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Varies
PP  — (max. —)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any adjacent foe, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Max Darkness (Japanese: ダイアーク Dai Dark) is a damage-dealing Dark-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Darkness inflicts damage and lowers the target's and its ally's Special Defense by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Pwr. Cat.
Assurance 110 Physical
Beat Up 100 Physical
Bite 110 Physical
Brutal Swing 110 Physical
Crunch 130 Physical
Dark Pulse 130 Special
Darkest Lariat 130 Physical
False Surrender 130 Physical
Fiery Wrath 130 Special
Fling 100 Physical
Foul Play 130 Physical
Hyperspace Fury 130 Physical
Jaw Lock 130 Physical
Knock Off 120 Physical
Lash Out 130 Physical
Night Daze 130 Special
Night Slash 120 Physical
Payback 100 Physical
Power Trip 130 Physical
Snarl 110 Special
Sucker Punch 120 Physical
Thief 110 Physical
Throat Chop 130 Physical
Wicked Blow 130 Physical

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Darkness cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
This is a Dark-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Sp. Def stat.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Darkness if it knows a damaging Dark-type move.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨惡霸 Gihkgeuih Okba
Mandarin 極巨惡霸 / 极巨恶霸 Jíjù Èbà
France Flag.png French Sinistromax
Germany Flag.png German Dyna-Dunkel
Italy Flag.png Italian Dynatenebre
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이아크 Daiakeu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escuridão Max
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maxisombra

Max Moves
Max StrikeMax KnuckleMax AirstreamMax OozeMax Quake
Max RockfallMax FlutterbyMax PhantasmMax Steelspike
Max FlareMax GeyserMax OvergrowthMax LightningMax Mindstorm
Max HailstormMax WyrmwindMax DarknessMax StarfallMax Guard
G-Max Moves
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G-Max Volt CrashG-Max Gold RushG-Max Chi StrikeG-Max Terror
G-Max Foam BurstG-Max ResonanceG-Max CuddleG-Max Replenish
G-Max MalodorG-Max MeltdownG-Max Drum SoloG-Max Fireball
G-Max HydrosnipeG-Max Wind RageG-Max GravitasG-Max Stonesurge
G-Max VolcalithG-Max TartnessG-Max SweetnessG-Max Sandblast
G-Max Stun ShockG-Max CentifernoG-Max SmiteG-Max SnoozeG-Max Finale
G-Max SteelsurgeG-Max DepletionG-Max One BlowG-Max Rapid Flow

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