Darkness

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If you were looking for the the TCG type, see Darkness (TCG).

Darkness is an overworld obstacle. In most cases (except when stated below), it can be removed by the field move Flash or the Secret Technique Light Up.

Removing darkness is never required to advance gameplay, as darkened areas are still navigable.

Dark areas

Kanto

Area Notes Games
Rock Tunnel RBYGSCFRLGHGSSPE
Cerulean Cave HGSS

Johto

Area Notes Games
Dark Cave GSCHGSS
Whirl Islands GSC
1F and B1F only HGSS
Mt. Mortar GS
Mt. Silver GSC

Hoenn

Area Notes Games
Dewford Gym The darkness cannot be removed by using Flash; instead, each time the player defeats a Gym Trainer, their field of view increases slightly. Once Brawly is defeated, the entire Gym lights up completely. RSEORAS
Granite Cave B1F and B2F only
Trick House Puzzle 3 only ORAS
Scorched Slab B1F and B2F only
Cave of Origin All floors except the entrance and B4F RS
Victory Road B1F and B2F only RSE
B1F only ORAS
Battle Pyramid The darkness cannot be removed by using Flash; instead, each time the player defeats a Trainer, their field of view increases slightly on that floor only. E

Sinnoh

Area Notes Games
Wayward Cave 1F only DPPt

Unova

Area Notes Games
Mistralton Cave 1F and 2F only BWB2W2
Wellspring Cave B1F only
Challenger's Cave BW
Victory Road North area of 2F only B2W2
Black Tower Some rooms

Kalos

Main article: Flash (move) → Zoom out

There are no dark places in X and Y. Instead, Flash can be used to zoom out the player's perspective in certain caves.

Alola

There are no dark places in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Galar

There are no dark places in Sword and Shield.

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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)
RS FRLG FRLGE DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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