Dark Pulse (move)

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Dark Pulse
あくのはどう Evil Pulse
Dark Pulse IX.png
Dark Pulse IX 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
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  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

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

It is:

Effect

Generation IV

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

Generation V onwards

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

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

Dark Pulse is no longer affected by King's Rock.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Dark Pulse's PP was lowered from 15 to 10, and the move can no longer cause flinching. Instead, it bypasses accuracy and evasion checks to always hit.

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  —%  —%  —%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Never misses

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.
LA The user releases a horrible aura imbued with ill intent. This attack never misses.
SV The user releases a horrible aura imbued with ill intent. This may also make the target flinch.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0052 Meowth
Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 55 - - -
0053 Persian
Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 69 - - -
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36 36 36 36 28 36 36 34 36
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44 44 36 42 42 34 42
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44 44 36 42 42 34 42
0197 Umbreon DarkIC Big.png Field Field - - - - 40 40 25 40
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying - - - - - 43 -
0211 Qwilfish
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 26 -
0246 Larvitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 28 32 32 32 24 24 -
0247 Pupitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 28 34 34 34 24 24 -
0248 Tyranitar RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster 28 34 34 34 24 24 1
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous - - - - - - 25 -
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous - - - - - - 25 -
0430 Honchkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 55 75 75 75 75 43 55
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 49 49 49 49 50 50 34 50
0448 Lucario FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 1 1 - - - - - -
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 49 51BW
47B2W2
47 47 66 66 - 66
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous - - - - - - 25 -
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 93 93 93 93 93 27 93
0503 Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 40 -
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous - - - 44
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous - - - 50
0629 Vullaby DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48 48
0630 Mandibuzz DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48 48
0641 Tornadus
Tornadus
All available forms
FlyingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 73 67 - - -
0642 Thundurus
Thundurus
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 73 67 - - -
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 1, 57 1 1 1
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 44 44 40
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55ORAS 55 55
0859 Impidimp DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 33 33
0860 Morgrem DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 35 35
0861 Grimmsnarl DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 35 35
0904 Overqwil DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 26 -
0993 Iron Jugulis DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
1001 Wo-Chien DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
1002 Chien-Pao DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
1003 Ting-Lu DarkIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
1004 Chi-Yu DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
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/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0009 Blastoise WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 - -
0019 Rattata
Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0020 Raticate
Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0023 Ekans PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0024 Arbok PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0037 Vulpix FireIC Big.png Field Field
0037 Vulpix
Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
0038 Ninetales FireIC Big.png Field Field
0038 Ninetales
Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
0039 Jigglypuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy - - - - - - -
0040 Wigglytuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy - - - - - - -
0052 Meowth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0052 Meowth
Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0052 Meowth
Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
0053 Persian NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0053 Persian
Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0088 Grimer
Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous - -
0089 Muk PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk
Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0105 Marowak
Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0109 Koffing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0110 Weezing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0110 Weezing
Weezing
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0130 Gyarados WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
0146 Moltres
Moltres
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - -
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0169 Crobat PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0197 Umbreon DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0207 Gligar GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0208 Steelix SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0211 Qwilfish
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0227 Skarmory SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0246 Larvitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0247 Pupitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0248 Tyranitar RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0262 Mightyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0306 Aggron SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0318 Carvanha WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0319 Sharpedo WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
0336 Seviper PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0342 Crawdaunt WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0386 Deoxys
Deoxys
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - -
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0430 Honchkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0434 Stunky PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0435 Skuntank PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0448 Lucario FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0451 Skorupi PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0452 Drapion PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0453 Croagunk PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like -
0454 Toxicroak PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0472 Gliscor GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0485 Heatran FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All available forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All available forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0503 Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0509 Purrloin DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0510 Liepard DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0551 Sandile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0552 Krokorok GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0553 Krookodile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0559 Scraggy DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
0560 Scrafty DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
0561 Sigilyph PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0562 Yamask
Yamask
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0568 Trubbish PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0569 Garbodor PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0570 Zorua DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0570 Zorua
Zorua
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0571 Zoroark DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0571 Zoroark
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like - ORAS
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like - ORAS
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like - ORAS
0592 Frillish
Frillish
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0593 Jellicent
Jellicent
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0607 Litwick GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0608 Lampent GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0609 Chandelure GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0621 Druddigon DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0625 Bisharp DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0629 Vullaby DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0630 Mandibuzz DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0633 Deino DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0634 Zweilous DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0635 Hydreigon DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0641 Tornadus
Tornadus
All forms
FlyingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642 Thundurus
Thundurus
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649 Genesect
Genesect
All forms
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0657 Frogadier WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 -
0658 Greninja
Greninja
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0667 Litleo FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field -
0668 Pyroar
Pyroar
All forms
FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0674 Pancham FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0675 Pangoro FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0676 Furfrou
Furfrou
All forms
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0677 Espurr PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0678 Meowstic
Meowstic
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0686 Inkay DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0687 Malamar DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 - - -
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0694 Helioptile ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0695 Heliolisk ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0696 Tyrunt RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0697 Tyrantrum RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0699 Aurorus RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0708 Phantump GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0709 Trevenant GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0710 Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0711 Gourgeist
Gourgeist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0714 Noibat FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
0715 Noivern FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered ORAS
0727 Incineroar FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0768 Golisopod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0799 Guzzlord DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
All available forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804 Naganadel PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0806 Blacephalon FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0828 Thievul DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0854 Sinistea
Sinistea
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0855 Polteageist
Polteageist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0856 Hatenna PsychicIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0857 Hattrem PsychicIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0858 Hatterene PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0859 Impidimp DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
0860 Morgrem DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
0861 Grimmsnarl DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
0863 Perrserker SteelIC Big.png Field Field
0867 Runerigus GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
0877 Morpeko ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0884 Duraludon SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon
0892 Urshifu
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0893 Zarude
Zarude
All forms
DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0897 Spectrier GhostIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0904 Overqwil DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0908 Meowscarada GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0920 Lokix BugIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0936 Armarouge FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0942 Maschiff DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0943 Mabosstiff DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0962 Bombirdier FlyingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0983 Kingambit DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0986 Brute Bonnet GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0987 Flutter Mane GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0993 Iron Jugulis DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1001 Wo-Chien DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1002 Chien-Pao DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1003 Ting-Lu DarkIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1004 Chi-Yu DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1005 Roaring Moon DragonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1016 Fezandipiti PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1018 Archaludon SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon
1024 Terapagos NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0570 Zorua DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0633 Deino DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0491 Darkrai
DarkraiLv. 50
DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0023 Ekans PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon Dream World - Dream Park
0037 Vulpix FireIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0109 Koffing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
0246 Larvitar
LarvitarLv. 10
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0318 Carvanha WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Island Scan - Route 6SM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous Wild Tera Pokémon - Timeless WoodsSVTM
0629 Vullaby
VullabyLv. 30
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Wild Tera Pokémon - Fellhorn GorgeSVTM
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0386 Deoxys PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Masuda Deoxys
Team Plasma Deoxys
Plasma Deoxys
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Dark Pulse deals damage and may cause the enemy to flinch.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 16 - 10 - 73.92% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
BSL 16 - 10 - 73.92% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDGtI 15 99 15 50 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 15 50 15 30 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

GO Dark.png Dark Pulse
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50
Duration 3 seconds
Damage window 1.4 - 2.3 seconds
Dark Pulse GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
ArbokVulpix (Alolan Form)Meowth (Alolan Form)MeowthPersian (Alolan Form)MukMuk (Alolan Form)GastlyHaunterKoffingWeezingMewUmbreonMurkrowMisdreavusQwilfish (Hisuian Form)HoundourCacturneAbsolDeoxysMismagiusHonchkrowDusknoirDarkraiSamurott (Hisuian Form)PurrloinLiepardYamaskCofagrigusZoruaElgyemBeheeyemBisharpVullabyMandibuzzZweilousHydreigonTornadus (Incarnate Forme)PyroarFurfrouClawitzerYveltalHoopa (Unbound)IncineroarZarudeOverqwilLokix
By Elite Charged TM
Gengar
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 45 → 80
    • Energy cost: 33 → 50
    • Duration: 3.5 → 3 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.3 - 3.4 → 1.4 - 2.3 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

DarkIC RR.png Dark Pulse
★★★★
Attack power 65.15562
Charge time 0.94 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May flinch the foe
Dark Pulse Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Dark Pulse Special 3 95 114 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of making the target flinch. Karen & Mega Houndoom
Grimsley & Liepard
Lysandre & Yveltal
Gloria (Summer 2021) & Inteleon
Sawyer & Honchkrow
Sygna Suit Cyrus & Darkrai (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & strike
Meowth (Alola Form)/Persian (Alola Form)
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Beguiling Dark Pulse Special Default
6★ EX
160 192 An opponent
All opponents*
Become Mega Houndoom until the end of battle. Karen & Houndoom
Perfect World Dark Pulse Special Default
6★ EX
200
300
240
360
An opponent This attack's power increases when the zone is a Dark Zone. Sygna Suit Cyrus & Darkrai (Direct link)

Notes:

  • Dark Pulse:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a small chance of making the target flinch.
  • Beguiling Dark Pulse:
    • This sync move could not be raised to 6★ EX until July 5, 2022, which is 1041 days* after its release date (on August 29, 2019).
  • Perfect World Dark Pulse:
    • Description of 6★-EX effect prior to Version 2.18.5*: "Additional Effects: Power of sync move increases by 50%."
    • Description prior to Version 2.20.0*: This move's power increases when the zone is Dark Zone.
    • Description prior to Version 2.23.0*: This attack's power increases when the zone is Dark Zone.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on enemies within a 1-tile range. It may also afflict enemies with a Cringe status condition, which makes its actions fail.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ひるみじょうたいにして わざや こうげきを だせなくする
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause the Cringe status, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
SMD It damages nearby enemies. It could also make them flinch.


In the anime

Main series

Katharine Mandibuzz Dark Pulse.png
Mandibuzz
Chloe Eevee Copycat Dark Pulse.png
Eevee
Tobias Darkrai Dark Pulse.png
Darkrai
Gladion Umbreon Dark Pulse.png
Umbreon
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Darkrai Darkrai crouches together and it extends its arms quickly, making a wave of purple rings of energy come out of its body and hit the opponent; or, Darkrai puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple rings of energy. Then, it 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 rings of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Darkrai (M10) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Tobias's Darkrai The Semi-Final Frontier! None
Darkrai (recurring) A Midsummer Night's Light! None
Spiritomb A ball of purple rings of energy appears in front of Spiritomb's mouth. It then fires a beam of purple rings of energy at the opponent from the ball.
A wild Spiritomb The Keystone Pops! None
Toxicroak Toxicroak puts its hands together and creates a ball of black and purple rings of energy. It then fires the rings as a beam of rings of energy at the opponent.
Saturn's Toxicroak Enter Galactic! None
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt points its claws at the opponent and fires two beams of purple and black rings of energy from the insides of its claws at the opponent.
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy With a Smile! None
Honchkrow Honchkrow fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy at the opponent from its beak or chest.
Paul's Honchkrow Aiding the Enemy! None
Mismagius The three gems on Mismagius's body flashes red, and a ball of black and purple rings of energy appear in front of them. It then fires the rings as a beam of energy at the opponent.
Fantina's Mismagius Shield with a Twist! None
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 rings of energy at the opponent from the ball; or, Dusknoir puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple rings of energy. It then brings its hands forward and fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the ball at the opponent.
Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness None
Zoroark Zoroark puts its hands together in front of its chest and fires a beam of black and purple or dark blue rings of energy 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 rings of energy 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 rings of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
Mandibuzz Mandibuzz opens her mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. She then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside her mouth at the opponent.
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
Absol Mega Absol opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo forms a pink orb of energy in front of it and it fires a beam of purple rings of energy at the opponent from its mouth.
Jessie's Pumpkaboo Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! None
Pancham Pancham creates a ball of black and purple rings of energy in each hand. It then combines them and fires the rings as a beam of energy rings at the opponent.
Serena's Pancham Dreaming a Performer's Dream! None
Malamar Malamar forms a beam of black and purple rings in front of its chest. It then fires the rings at the opponent.
Malamar (anime) Facing the Grand Design! None
Multiple wild Malamar Facing the Grand Design! None
Pangoro Pangoro creates a ball of black and purple rings of energy in each hand. It then combines them and fires the circles as a beam of rings of energy at the opponent.
A wild Pangoro So You're Having a Bad Day! None
Serena's Pangoro in a dream Dream a Little Dream from Me! None
Hoopa Hoopa Unbound shoots a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the black hole in the middle of its body at the opponent.
Hoopa (anime) Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
Gourgeist Gourgeist forms a dark purple orb of energy in front of its mouth. It then fires a beam of dark purple rings of energy at the opponent from its mouth.
Jessie's Gourgeist Over the Mountain of Snow! None
Meowstic Meowstic forms a dark purple orb of energy in its hand. It then fires a beam of dark purple rings of energy at the opponent from its hand.
Olympia's Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
Houndoom Mega Houndoom opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded by black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None
Sneasel Sneasel fires a beam of black and purple circles at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Sneasel From A to Z! None
Houndour Houndour opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple circles of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
Two Team Flare Grunts' Houndour From A to Z! None
Skorupi Skorupi opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded by black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Skorupi From A to Z! None
Gengar Gengar forms a dark purple orb of energy in its hands. It then fires a beam of dark purple rings of energy from the orb at the opponent.
A ninja's Gengar A Festival of Decisions! None
Poochyena Poochyena opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Poochyena An Explosive Operation! None
Tyranitar Tyranitar opens its mouth and then a light purple and purple colored aura forms inside of it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the aura inside its mouth at the opponent.
Alain's Tyranitar Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
Team Rocket's Tyranitar Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower! None
Druddigon Druddigon fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Aliana's Druddigon A Towering Takeover! None
Liepard Liepard fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Bryony's Liepard Coming Apart at the Dreams! None
Lyla's Liepard Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None
Houndoom Houndoom fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Two Team Flare Grunts' Houndoom The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
Umbreon Umbreon fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with rainbow-colored or black rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Gladion's Umbreon A Glaring Rivalry! None
Soleil's Umbreon Night and Day, You are the Ones! None
Persian Alolan Persian fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with rainbow-colored rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Nanu's Persian Guiding an Awakening! None
Zweilous Zweilous fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from its mouths at the opponent, with rainbow-colored rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Ryuki's Zweilous Aiming for the Top Floor! None
Sableye Sableye fires a beam of black and purple circles from its hands at the opponent.
A Trainer's Sableye Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None
Zarude Zarude fires a beam of black and purple circles from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Zarude Secrets of the Jungle None
Eevee Eevee fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with black rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Chloe's Eevee Night and Day, You are the Ones! Used via Copycat
Meowth Meowth fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its hands at the opponent.
Meowth of Alternate World Team Rocket The Gates of Warp! None
Hydreigon Hydreigon fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from each of its mouths at the opponent. On occasion, this will cause the opponent to flinch.
Lance's Hydreigon Pride of a Champion! None
Inteleon Inteleon fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from one or both of its index fingertips at the opponent.
Leon's Inteleon A Flood of Torrential Gains! None
Weavile Weavile fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its forehead gem at the opponent.
Quillon's Weavile The Mew from Here! None
Urshifu Single Strike Style Urshifu thrusts its fist forward, firing a blast of black and purple energy from it at the opponent.
Quillon's Urshifu In the Palms of our Hands! None
Jellicent Jellicent fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from in front of its body at the opponent.
Danika's Jellicent In the Palms of our Hands! None
Beheeyem Beheeyem fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from each of its hands at the opponent.
Spinel's Beheeyem Fly! Wattrel! None


Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Aliquis Meowscarada Dark Pulse.png
Meowscarada


The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Meowscarada Meowscarada fires blasts of white and purple energy one at a time from each of its paws at the opponent.
Aliquis's Meowscarada Breathe In Debut


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 惡波動 È Bōdòng
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Temný výboj
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Duisterpuls
France Flag.png French Vibrobscur
Germany Flag.png German Finsteraura
Greece Flag.png Greek Σκοτεινός Παλμός
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Sötét Pulzus
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelombang Jahat
Gelombang Kegelapan
Italy Flag.png Italian Neropulsar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 악의파동 Agui Padong
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Mørketrykk
Poland Flag.png Polish Ciemny Puls
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pulso Sombrio (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG)
Vibração Sombria (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pulsar Negro (anime)
Pulso Sombrio (TCG)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Pulsul Negru
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tiro Oscuro (DP069)
Pulso Obscuro (DP079, BW055-present)
Energía Oscura (DP100-DP189)
Spain Flag.png Spain Pulso Umbrío
Thailand Flag.png Thai คลื่นชั่วร้าย
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Khí Công Tà Ác

Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Beguiling Dark Pulse

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 好きなポケモンが放つ あくのはどう Sukina Pokémon ga Hanatsu Aku no Hadō
Mandarin Chinese 心愛的寶可夢釋放之 惡之波動 Xīn'ài de Bǎokěmèng Shìfàng zhī È-zhī Bōdòng
France Flag.png French Pour l'amour des Ténèbres ! Vibrobscur !
Germany Flag.png German Finsteraura des erwählten Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Neropulsar ribelle
South Korea Flag.png Korean 좋아하는 포켓몬이 발산하는 악의파동 Jo-ahaneun Pokémon-ui Balsanhaneun Ag-ui Padong
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pulso Umbrío del Favorito

Perfect World Dark Pulse

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 完全なる世界を望む あくのはどう Kanzen-naru Sekai o Nozomu Aku no Hadō
Mandarin Chinese 追求完美世界之 惡之波動 Zhuīqiú Wánměi Shìjiè zhī È-zhī Bōdòng
France Flag.png French Rêve d'un monde parfait ! Vibrobscur !
Germany Flag.png German Finsteraura der vollkommenen Welt
Italy Flag.png Italian Neropulsar per un mondo perfetto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 완전한 세계를 바라는 악의파동 Wanjeonhan Segye-reul Baraneun Ag-ui Padong
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pulso Umbrío del Mundo Perfecto



Variations of the move Waterfall
PhysicalIC HOME.png WaterfallPoison JabIron HeadZing Zap
SpecialIC HOME.png ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
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077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
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134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
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Added in SV 2.0.1
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187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
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