Dusknoir (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dusknoir (disambiguation).
Dusknoir
Gripper Pokémon
ヨノワール
Yonoir
#0477
Dusknoir



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Frisk
Gen VI+ Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
7'03" 2.2 m
Dusknoir
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
235.0 lbs. 106.6 kg
Dusknoir
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
210
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
236
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Dusknoir
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dusknoir (Japanese: ヨノワール Yonoir) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Dusclops when traded while holding a Reaper Cloth. It is the final form of Duskull.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Dusknoir with its mouth open

Dusknoir is a primarily black Pokémon that somewhat resembles a cyclops. Its cylindrical head is light gray with a single eye that has a yellow iris and a red pupil. Its eyelid resembles a smiling mouth, with its red eye being a tongue. There is a yellow band near the top of its head, and a short, yellow antenna with a disc-shaped tip extends from on top. Six flat projections extend from the base of its neck and surround its head, resembling an upturned collar. Dusknoir has well-developed arms with two yellow bands near its wrists and large, gray hands. On the front of its torso are two almond-shaped markings, and on its back are two circular markings. Both sets of markings resemble eyes. A yellow band encircles its body, zigzagging along the front and forming a long curve around the back. It has a wispy tail in place of feet.

The antenna on Dusknoir's head allows it to receive transmissions from the spirit world, which tell it to bring people there. Dusknoir usually appears to those who are dead and bring their souls to the afterlife. Because of this, people highly fear Dusknoir. Sometimes, Dusknoir may accidentally take away the souls of those still alive, though this rarely happens. However, the anime has shown it protecting innocent people from being taken to the spirit world. It is unknown if Dusknoir has a will of its own, or if it is forced to follow the bidding of the transmissions it receives. The band on its body can open, similar to a mouth. Dusknoir is capable of using its belly mouth to swallow its target whole. It also uses this ability to take spirits into its body and carry them home or as it travels to unknown places. Dusknoir only consumes spectral essence, leaving only the empty remains of living beings untouched.

Evolution

Dusknoir evolves from Dusclops and is the final form of Duskull.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0355Duskull.png
Unevolved
Duskull
 Ghost 

0356Dusclops.png
First evolution
Dusclops
 Ghost 

0477Dusknoir.png
Second evolution
Dusknoir
 Ghost 

Game data

NPC appearances

201
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Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
 Pt : #191
Johto
#—
Diamond The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Pearl
Platinum It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
HeartGold This feared Pokémon is said to travel to worlds unknown. Some even believe that it takes lost spirits along with it.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
White
Black 2 It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#155
X It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
Y The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Omega Ruby It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
Alpha Sapphire The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#137
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#160
Sword At the bidding of transmissions from the spirit world, it steals people and Pokémon away. No one knows whether it has a will of its own.
Shield With the mouth on its belly, Dusknoir swallows its target whole. The soul is the only thing eaten— Dusknoir disgorges the body before departing.
Brilliant Diamond The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus Comes to those whose lives have come to an end and escorts their souls to the afterlife. Known to mistakenly take the souls of those who yet have life left in them, albeit rarely.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#141
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and take them to the afterlife.
Violet It comes and goes between this world and the afterlife. People fear this Pokémon because it is said to suck in lost spirits and take them along.


Pokédex Image Dusknoir SV Kitakami.png
Dusknoir in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Dusclops
Platinum
Evolve Dusclops
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Dusclops
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Dusclops
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Dusclops
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Stony Wilderness (Wanderer)
Giant's Mirror, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battles)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Dusclops
Legends: Arceus
Cobalt Coastlands: Deadwood HauntNight Alpha icon.png
Coronet Highlands: Space-time distortions, massive mass outbreaks
Alabaster Icelands: massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Spacial Rift (B14-B15, Deep Spacial Rift B1-B4), Sky Stairway (49F)*
MD Sky
Spacial Rift (B14F-B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B4F), Sky Stairway (49F)*
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple
Rumble
Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Noir Forest, Dark Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: World Axle - B1F, Everspring Valley, All*
PokéPark 2
Tech Area
Conquest
Evolve Dusclops
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon, Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown! (Reward)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 1
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Tomb of Nightmares (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Fainted Pokémon: Silver Trench, Far-Off Sea
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Dusknoir Descends!
Event: Dusknoir Returns!
Event: Dusknoir Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release)
Masters EX
Evolution: Phoebe & Dusclops


Held items

Games Held items
Sword Shield
Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Bugwort Bugwort (35%)
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy L Exp. Candy L (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
525
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
16/18 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 06060 00——% 20
011 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1616 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
2020 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
2424 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
2828 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3232 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
3636 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4848 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
5454 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dusknoir
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dusknoir
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM095Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM151Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM161Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM178Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM198Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM202Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM217Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM219Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM225Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM225 Hard Press Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dusknoir
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Dusknoir
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KoffingWeezingWeezing
Haze Ice Status —% 30
GrimerGrimerMukMukKoffingWeezingWeezingShellosGastrodonSpiritombLitwickLampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
MisdreavusGulpinSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwickLampentChandelureMimikyu
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dusknoir
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dusknoir
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dusknoir
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dusknoir
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dusknoir
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Rapid Spin  Normal  Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 477.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
Ghost
Field move: Psy Power 3 field move.png
(Psy Power ×3)
Browser entry R-192
It protects itself with a ghostly fire. It attacks with eerie orbs.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-150/N-198
It shoots out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush477Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 65 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW477.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Dusknoir returns to the Haunted House in the Haunted Zone when the bell rings at nightfall. He is the Attraction Chief of Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2477.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He lived in a mansion with Duskull in the past. He was like a boss to Duskull.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP477.png HP: ★★ Move: Shadow Ball
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Frighten
Ability 2: Interference
Ability 3: Black Hole
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Dusclops after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment, while its own Warrior is equipped with a Reaper Cloth
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Ittetsu and Morinari
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT477.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ghost
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#324
Shuffle477.png

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Sleep Combo


Pokémon GO
GO477.png Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 180 Base Defense: 254
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Ominous Wind, Psychic, Dark Pulse, Shadow Ball, Poltergeist FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO477DiaDeMuertos2022.png
Cempasúchil crown

Evolution data

Dusknoir evolves from Dusclops when traded while holding a Reaper Cloth. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it evolves from Dusclops when exposed to a Reaper Cloth.

0355Duskull.png
Unevolved
Duskull
 Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 37
0356Dusclops.png
First evolution
Dusclops
 Ghost 
Link Trade icon SV.png + Reaper Cloth
Trade
holding Reaper Cloth
0477Dusknoir.png
Second evolution
Dusknoir
 Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 477.png Spr b 4d 477.png Spr 4p 477.png Spr b 4p 477.png Spr 4h 477.png Spr b 4h 477.png
Spr 4d 477 s.png Spr b 4d 477 s.png Spr 4p 477 s.png Spr b 4p 477 s.png Spr 4h 477 s.png Spr b 4h 477 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 477.png Spr b 5b 477.png Spr 5b2 477.png Spr b 5b2 477.png
Spr 5b 477 s.png Spr b 5b 477 s.png Spr 5b2 477 s.png Spr b 5b2 477 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 477.png
Spr b 6x 477.png
Spr 6o 477.png
Spr b 6o 477.png
Spr 6x 477 s.png
Spr b 6x 477 s.png
Spr 6o 477 s.png
Spr b 6o 477 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 477.png
Spr b 7s 477.png
Spr 7s 477.png
Spr b 7s 477.png
Spr 7s 477 s.png
Spr b 7s 477 s.png
Spr 7s 477 s.png
Spr b 7s 477 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 477.png
Spr 8s 477 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 477.png
Spr 8a 477 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0477.png HOME0477 s.png
477MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Dusknoir images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Dusknoir in the anime
Tera Dusknoir in the anime

Major appearances

Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, Dusknoir was sent back to the past by Primal Dialga to prevent Team Poképals from changing history.

Other

Dusknoir debuted in Ghoul Daze!, where it tried to protect humans from a ghost girl who was trying to send them to the spirit world. However, Dusknoir was often blamed for the trouble that the girl caused.

In Working on a Right Move!, Conway used a Dusknoir in a battle against Ash during the Lily of the Valley Conference. Using Trick Room, it was able to defeat Noctowl and Donphan before being defeated by Gible, who used a combination of Draco Meteor and Dragon Pulse.

In Celebrating the Hero's Comet!, two Dusknoir were some of the episode's antagonists. They were residents of an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.

In Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, Farrell's Dusknoir battled Nico's Fletchinder, and after a tough match, it was defeated.

In Reunion at the Ancient Castle!, a Dusknoir appeared under the ownership of Hamber.

Minor appearances

In the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a Dusknoir battled Ash's Pikachu.

In A Midsummer Night's Light!, Jessie pulled a Dusknoir from the Rocket Prize Master.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP090 Dusknoir Dawn's Pokédex Dusknoir, the Gripper Pokémon. It receives electrical waves from the spirit world with its antenna and is said to take people to the spirit world as well.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY020 Dusknoir Serena's Pokédex Dusknoir, the Gripper Pokémon. Dusknoir is said to travel between the human and spirit worlds.

POKÉTOON

A Dusknoir appeared in Help! I've Turned into a Gengar.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Dusknoir appeared in Mission Complete as one of the Pokémon Kincaid controlled.

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Lily owned a Dusknoir when she was a member of Team Galactic.

Pocket Monsters DP

Main article: Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)

Dusknoir appeared in PMDP18 and was hired by Professor Oak to find the Time Gears.

Pokémon Adventures

Dusknoir debuted in All About Arceus II, under the ownership of Hiro. It was seen with its Trainer just after the Ecruteak Gym had been destroyed by Arceus. Later, after the battle with Arceus had ended, it accompanied its Trainer to the Sinjoh Ruins.

A Dusknoir appeared in PASS32.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Mitsumi used Dusknoir to battle Hareta in Clash! Hareta vs. Mitsumi!!.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team

Main article: Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)

Dusknoir appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team, where it played the same role as it did in the games.

Pokémon Try Adventure

Dusknoir appeared in TA16.

In the TCG

Main article: Dusknoir (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Dusknoir appears to be a ghostly cyclops. A Japanese one-eyed mountain-dwelling creature named the Yamawaro may also have been the inspiration for this Pokémon. Like Dusclops, due to its round shape and a single eye, it may also be based on the Chōchin-obake, while it guiding lost spirits to the spirit world is similar to the Grim Reaper guiding deceased people to the afterlife. The face on its belly may be based on Jack-o-lanterns. Its ability to receive transmissions from the world of spirits may be based on paranormal explanations for electronic voice phenomena.

Name origin

Dusknoir may be a combination of dusk and noir (French for black).

Yonoir may be a combination of 妖魔 yōma (ghost) or 夜 yoru (night) and noir.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヨノワール Yonoir From 妖魔 yōma, yoru, and noir
France Flag.png French Noctunoir From nocturne and noir
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dusknoir Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zwirrfinst From Zwielicht, Irrlicht, and Finsternis
Italy Flag.png Italian Dusknoir Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야느와르몽 Yaneuwareumong From 야 (夜) ya, noir, and 몽 (夢) mong or monster
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 黑夜魔靈 / 黑夜魔灵 Hēiyèmólíng*
夜黑魔人 Yèhēimórén*
From 黑夜 hēiyè, , and 靈 / 灵 líng
From , hēi, , and rén
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 黑夜魔靈 Hākyehmōlìhng*
夜黑魔人 Yehhākmōyàhn*
From 黑夜 hākyeh, , and lìhng
From yeh, hāk, , and yàhn


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