Top Ten Dark Pokemon
The Top Ten
Absol is totally the best because if it weren't for him disasters would happen all over plus he is like the coolest Pokemon ever and he isn't evil even though people think he is he is just trying to do what's best for the fate of the world. I love you absol you rock!
High attack, good speed, a great ability in Magic Bounce (no taunt so you can set up, plus Absol is already really strong), a pretty wide move pool (it can cover all its weaknesses), awesome design (mega and non-mega) and it's not even that hard to find (you have to do things and go places just to find a larvitar, then you have to evolve it 2 stages. You don't have that problem with Absol). These moves are the ones I currently have on mine: Sucker Punch, Night Slash, Swords Dance, and Knock Off (flinch chance). Super Luck as pre-mega ability. Plan is to mega evolve then swords dance, knock off (if the item can't be knocked off proceed to night slash/sucker punch) and when you sense a switch, swords dance again. It's. Just. Great. Chansey/Blissey? Knock off eviolite/lefties. Sweeper? Use Sucker Punch. Just swords dance if they try to buff their defenses (via cosmic power, cotton guard, etc.)Haha, you could use this as a lead to prevent hazards on mega evolution. In short, there are ...more
I think Absol is underrated. It has high attack. Make sure it has the ability super luck. It increases its critical hit ratio. Teach it Night Slash, which make the critical hit higher. And psycho cut, to deal with fighting types, and it also has high critical hit. And also, give it the scope lens, which makes critical hit ratio even GREATER
Don't forget to teach it flamethrower, which helps it with the grass and bug types, toxic for the fairy types, and ice beam, for the dragon types.
"THE" coolest Pokemon... 'Nuff said...
I've once beaten three Dragonites by using these four moves: faint attack, sand attack, confuse ray and moonlight. Pissed my opponent off by sand attack and confuse ray... And 'if' my opponent attack landed successfully after struggling from confusion and low accuracy, I just heal using moonlight (not mention Umbreon's amazing defenses). And of course I kept attacking by the inevitable move faint attack, it was just awesome beating three Dragonites with an Umbreon! Definitely one of my favorites.
I loved Umbreon in Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness. It and Espeon made one epic team that could plow through that game and all others in double battles. Even in multiplayer, Umbreon is one of the best to have on your team just because it can last so long!
Umbreon is awesome looking, has amazing defense, and can learn quite a few different moves. All this makes him the best dark Pokemon out there. Simply epic Pokemon! One of the best!
This Pokemon is probably the perfect representation for dark types. Umbreon is my favorite Pokemon and always will be.
Come on people?! Tyranitar crushes anything and everything!
Epic love this Pokemon defeat anything in its path
Tyranitar is the best. The people saying absol is the best don't know what they're talking about. I have him on alpha sapphire and he destroys anything he faces. You throw a water type out, teach him thunderbolt. Grass? How about an ice beam. Only real counter would be fighting, which I'm sure there's a move he can learn to counter that. And anyways, you can't wipe a team with one Pokemon. You need to have those types in your team to counter the ones your current Pokemon can't beat, so in this case a flying or psychic type would be perfect.
He looks like Godzilla, has an impressive moveset, and sure, he takes a bit of effort and time to evolve, but seeing the carnage he makes of the poor souls in his path is totally worth it.
And he doesn't look edgy or all black, like other dark types.
Darkrai is the most awesome and powerful dark type pokemon and he will always be. Beside being top dark type pokemon Darkrai is one of the best out of all the pokemon. Impressive sp. Attack and speed it is superior to the all other dark types. IN Addition it is legendary and only pokemon that can learn darkvoid
SO NO OTHER DARK TYPE POKEON CAN BEAT DARKRAI
Darkrai actually is my #1 favorite. I have a shiny version of him and it looks really cool with the light purple tint to it.
Not only that, but you can combine Dream Eater with Dark Void and get quite an insane combo.
Pretty much Darkrai. I mean, he's Freddy Kruegar (Pokemon-Wise, only the killing is omitted). His appearance is also badass and overall, this pokemon is pretty powerful, is a force to be reckoned with with his dangerous abilities and is a mix of Red (My favorite color), Black and White.
But however, the reason why e deserves to be Number 1 is his portrayal in The Rise of Darkrai. I mean, a Darkrai who was hated and shunned by the people of Alamos Town (Except Alice and Tonio) risked his life protecting it from the two of the Creation trio Pokemon (Dialga and Palkia). And yes, he also has a personality and what was so shocking was that he became a hero of the town that everyone hated. That, is what makes a character a really strong one and I hope people could understand what could something like Darkrai could do :).
darkrai really is the best
mine has: dark pulse, dark void, dream eater, nightmare
i ruled whole battle revolution with him!
It took a lot of work to get my hydreigon, but it was all worth it. Mine around level 70, and knows fire blast, earthquake, tri attack and Draco meteor. It so great how it can learn so many different kinds of moves.
How number 5? I am shocked at how many IDIOTS play this game! Hydreigon can learn focus blast and can destroy all these suckers ahead of him! Choice specs Draco Meteor will destroy everything! Fire blast and surf too! This guy is such a monster!
Even though he's hard to obtain he is a BEAST when you get him
Versatile and strong enough to be one of the most viable Pokemon and threatening in battle, in my opinion it should be no.3 if we where talking competitive battling but only behind tyranitar and Darkrai.
Teach it Aura Sphere/Focus Blast. Bye bye Tyranitar and/or Darkrai. And to cover fairy weakness, teach it flash cannon.
this may be a dark/fire type but it still has one nasty bite
LOVE BOTH umbreon and houndoom LOTS but houndooms lower in rating!
Absol and Houndoom are easily the best to dark types. Fast and strong, bringing in both an amazing ATK and SPATK onto the field. Not to mention houndooms move pool. His fire moves can take out almost any pokemon, and if that doesn't work, he has plenty of other dark moves to back him up. Plus he can take a good hit or two before and delivering even strong ones going down.
Houndoom was my original favorite dark type Pokemon ever since gold and silver. He has a massive spec att stat and has a ridiculous amount of versatility. Definitely worth adding to any team, especially now that he has a mega evolution.
I am personally a dark type trainer. So all of them are really good to me. But this guy is a must for me
One of the most awesome Pokemon and definitely one of my favourites! Its ability to create realistic illusions is off the charts! This Pokemon should certainly be in the top ten peoples so get voting!
Zoroark is really powerful and rare! I'm surprised that he is not a legendary, he needs to be one! I love his ability to change forms!
If you put a gengar at the back of your team and a Zoroark at the front, people will confuse it and try using psychic and dark attacks on what they believe to be a ghost type Pokemon, which gives you a perfect opportunity to do whatever you want with it. It isn't a legendary so people can't complain about it on battle spot and it's the only Pokemon (besides Zorua) who can learn Night Daze, which is the STRONGEST special dark type attack.
It is amazing and that's that I mean you only have to look out for fighting types and bugs so all you do is get it to know aerial ace and that's it for all of the fighting and bug types, that is why it should be number one. It's a BOSS!
SO fast and has a load of attack. I killed a mega lucario with one with brick break and it was hilarious.
Recommend focus band or expert belt
It's so underrated! It has amazing speed and it's just badass in general. I love the combo of dark and ice. 10/10.
With its combined, Unmatched speed and beastly attack, it is a force to be reckoned with. It's the only physical ice type Pokemon, which makes it unique!
Absol, Zoroark, Yveltal, ah, which to vote for? Oh yeah, my favorite Pokemon is Dark-type!
With his hidden ability he destroys in OU. He is a great mon for any team
Greninja is incredible in competitive, my favourite is Umbreon but that's because I personally love it. Greninja on the other hand is basically what Game Freak intended Arceus to be. I think Arceus's Mega will have this ability or something similar. Even Chansey can't wall it because it learns knock off. Only extremely bulky Pokemon like Mega Aggron, Zapdos, Umbreon can stop it, otherwise you just have to revenge kill it with something faster. Greninja is truly a beast and very interesting to use.
Frog Ninja plus Protean = pure destruction. Grass type? Ice Beam, changes into Ice Type. Water Type? Grass Knot. Changes into Grass. Psychic Type? Dark Pulse. None stood a change to this Type Changing Ninja Frog with the awesome Tongue Scarf.
This thing has one of the best sprites of all time, can learn Iron Head, Night Slash, Sucker Punch and way more to crush enemies. Just watch out for fighting types.
Bisharp is just a complete beast, this thing is even super effective against dragon type moves thanks to its dark/steel typing. Should be numeral uno by far
Bisharp is so awesome. Guillotine can deal with tough opponents while iron head gets them to flinch. This knight can pack a punch.
Loved the blade man. As long as you avoid fighting types, this guys unstoppable.
The Very Best OwO in the world besides Lycanroc, Luxray, Umbreon, and Ninetales. Maybe I forgot one...
Crawdaunt is a total beast! He has so many resistances and even an immunity to psychic! He's totally worth adding to a team!
That Pokemon is a beast and to prove it he swept the entire elite four in my white 2
Let me just say this. Crawdaunt is like a bulldozer. He can easily break walls and can easily clean up. I don't even want to mention what will happen if an adaptability crawdaunt uses crabhammer on a Pokemon (hint hint, instant carnage). Enough said
Guillotine Suckas. I Just kept adding X-Accuracys to him, and that made him hit almost every Guillotine. Took out all of the elite four on Ultra moon by himself, on the first attempt.
May I just say Yveltal is the most powerful pokemon ever, I have no clue why he isn't higher on the list...
Why is THE Destruction Pokemon left out? First off he has a stat total of 680 and is almost unbeatable with his phantom force move! Second of all HE IS A LEGENDARY OF Pokemon Y just catching him makes you feel legendary! Plus he looks almost as epic as DARKRAI! (Almost, you can't beat the badass)
Absorb all double dark attack and flash cannon counters enemy xerneas
Absorbing life is more powerful than anything else this should be #1
Max his speed and attack, give him a Choice Scarf paired with Moxie, and he wrecks. He may be a bit of a glass cannon, but he's fast and hits like a truck. Great physical sweeper and an awesome design. My favorite Dark and one of my favorite Ground types.
With Earthquake and Crunch at STAB and stone edge plus dragon claw, you already have the makings of a good Pokemon. Add excellent ATK and SPD, decent defensive stats, and the ability Moxie, and you have Krookodile, the greatest Dark type available. He defiantly deserves a higher spot on this list.
Never forget Fire Fang and Aerial Ace, they cover Bug, Ice, Grass, and Fighting. Your only weaknesses now are Water and *retches* Fairy...
Wow krookodile is my favorite Pokemon with hydreigon ( we are not talking about mythical or legendary Pokemon
For me, it's the best Dark type. It looks cool and dangerous. Stats are not everything, strategy of using this pokemon is more important. Plus great abilities.
I have always wanted to catch a Poochyena and train it into a Mightyena. Now I know that I can. MIGHTYENA ROCKS! She is really strong and I suggest that you get if you had a Sapphire or Ruby game. She is my favorite Pokemon and she is one of the strongest dark type and I think she should be number 2.
I think myghtyena is one of the top dogs another full dark type
How come this beast is all the way down here?! Mightyena is my favorite dark Pokemon. He/she is super tough by looks. Mightyena is totally great. It looks a lot like a girl and super aggressive. And mightyena hunts in packs! A great bite! I LOVE YOU!
Dude, this things speed is nothing to sneeze at. Ya move pool effectively takes care of weaknesses, and now with mega-evolution it has even more destructive, sweeping potential.
Just amazing best dark type ever look on Pokemon alpha sapphire you zoom of into the distance on this Pokemon and as for camerupt nothing.
One of my favorite Pokemon. The 2nd king of the seas. It's nothing to play around with when it has a deadly bite and attack stat like that!
A shark that destroys everything in its path
Honchkrow is the boss! One of the best dark types, with it's great attack and the ability moxie ( or super luck if you can't get moxie) it can murder it's way through any team with brave bird or super power, also because it does not have loads of speed you could have a move like tailwind to raise it's and your teams speed.
One of the most impressive birds in the game... the Big Boss Pokémon learns extremely powerful moves like Brave Bird, Sucker Punch, Pursuit, Heat Wave, Superpower, Steel Wing, and so many more. Moxie make it absolutely terrifying and items such as Life Orb and Z-Crystals only cement this: Priority Black Hole Eclipse? Free Swords Dance AND Z-Move off of Z-Mirror Move? Plus, who could forget him tipping his hat in Battle Revolution?
Honchkrow has an awesome attack stat and with fly it swamped Cynthia's spiritomb being10 levels under it. Not to mention it looking awesome and being an awesome combo of dark and flying. An great sweeper
Honchkrow is on my pokemon black team and my advice is have the moves dark pulse, sucker punch, psychic, and aerial ace
Sableye is the underdog dark type everyone forgets about. If it wasn't for mega evolution people would forget about him. I ran it in the battle frontier and later in gen 5 with the introduction of it's prankster ability. Back then when fairy types didn't exist, he was a beast. With his mega evolution he became 10x the threat with magic bounce and his great defensive stall ability. The greatest wall Pokemon in my opinion as it can neutralize virtually any Pokemon. Plus the little guy is just so menacing and adorable.
Wrecking so many people with this pokemon rn. When it is not in mega form, no matter how fast your opponent is, its hidden ability lets it use stat change skills first. Yet, the true horror begins when it mega evolves. When Sableye mega evolves, the ability "magic bounce" reflects all the status moves. It reflects leech seed, stealth rock, toxic spike, toxic, and etc. Counters any sorts of annoying pokemons. If you know how to use it well, then you will easily defeat your opponents. Plus, I like the design. Sableye is my favorite pokemon.
Ghost and dark that takes away the super effective fighting attacks like he's the bomb
My Favourite Poke ever. Great typing and Great design. Hidden ability is awesome and has a Mega Form to boot
A hard choice to make, but I have to go with Shiftry. I love the whole evolution line, and suddenly a dark pokemon! He looks very cool.
He looks so cool! He shines out in a field of ugly bad dark Pokemon...
A excellent Pokemon for me because in omega ruby my shriftry really wrecks the competition with its powerful hurricane and leave storm. I also gave mine items to make it really good in the battle field
Shiftry is the uchiha of Pokemon. Enough said!
But then came the fairy type
I don't consider generation 6 a thing. So in my mind there's still no weaknesses.
I hate fairy type. They mucked me up
No super effective weakness, that should be enough to out Spiritomb somewhere in the top ten.
It is creepy, it's a walking scarecrow, in battle it is not effected by sandstorms it can learn super cool moves and it was in the top ten creepiest Pokemon list so please vote for this one thanks
This thing is so creepy, and it's not bad.
Love this pokemon, always reliable.
As of Generation V, no other Pokémon have same dual Egg Group as Cacturne and its pre-evolution. In this case, Grass and Human-Like, are unique.
Dark and poison. It only has one weakness which is to ground and that can be taken care of with ice fang
It looks kinda cool but I dislike his arms on his head, move them a little down and he'll be epic.
Drapion is a pure beast! It should be way higher up on this list!
Spikes and toxic spikes also poison jab very devastating
Awesome with Defog, Knock Off, and with great defenses it can use payback, fly and other STAB moves without wearing itself away.
Should be #1 because she rules!
From what I've seen, Mandibuzz is an extremely underrated Dark Type Pokémon. Allow me to explain.
Dark Types traditionally have three weaknesses: Bug, Fighting, and Fairy. Flying Types also have three weaknesses: Electric, Ice, and Rock. Mandibuzz, as part Flying, lacks two of these weaknesses: Bug and Fighting.
Two of Mandibuzz's moves, however, completely levels the playing field: Bone Rush and Steel Wing. As a Ground Type move, Bone Rush is super effective against Electric Types and Ice Types. And as a Steel Type move, Steel Wing is super effective against Ice Types, Rock Types, and Fairy Types (although Mandibuzz can only learn Steel Wing via TM). Therefore, as a move set for a Mandibuzz, try out any combination of Bone Rush, Steel Wing, Brave Bird, Whirlwind, and Dark Pulse.
Although Mandibuzz is not a pseudo-legendary Pokémon, Mandibuzz makes up for it with a base stat total of 510, which is higher than Absol's total of 465, Sharpedo's total of 460, and Houndoom's ...more
It must be number 1 it is the mega evo of absol for cryin' out loud!
How can the Mega Be lower rated? I think this needs bug fixers.
It's Second best out of all of them... Absol being the best
It's the mega evolution of absol how is it this low
Scrafty is an absolute beast, I've beat White 1 and Black 2 with his help. And that's how I swipe the other dark types (also Ghosts and Psychics) clean. I'm not really into Pokemon after Gen 6, so I don't even care about Fairy type (he has a 4x weakness to it!)
Dragon Dance Scrafty is a force to be reckoned with. Not only does he have access to great stab moves like Drain Punch, Hi Jump Kick, Knock Off, and Crunch, but also good coverage like Poison Jab, Rock Slide, and the elemental punches. He needs some setup to be productive, but if you can set up, he can put holes in opponent's teams.
Scrafty deserves more than this. He can tale so many hits and deal out tons of damage. His typing is really cool too, he doesn't have many weaknesses
Scrafty has amazing defences, and so can easily take hits whilst he sets up his dragon dance. If he's falling low on HP, he has access to drain punch to heal up until he's fully boosted. After that he can't be stopped, with full coverage and +6 speed and attack from dragon dance.
The reason I like malamar is because of what a evil genius it is.
In the anime it took over the world, can you ask for more?
Psychic and dark... Genius just genius
This guy crushes absol
Finally! A cool dark/fighting panda! He looks totally badass!
Looks like a sexy boss and never lets weak Pokemon get bullied!
Pangoro is cool...
i like him
Grrr why is he at the bottom? Vote Zoruff* for president! (Rock/dark type)
*it's a fusion
He is THE cutest, best Pokemon. He has an awesome ability, was one of the first 2 5th gen Pokemon to be unveiled, was one of the stars of his own movie, and, as any BW2 player will tell you, he's strong for a basic Pokemon. HE SHOULD BE AT THE TOP OF THIS LIST!
How can anybody resist the cuteness of this Pokemon
It evolves into zoroark who is totally cool
Looks like Robin Hood. It's the only Pokemon with nipples
my fauv dragon type. also he could murder every other pokemon on this list
It's ghost not dark
39. why? he is a gaint demon dragon that's part of the creation trio. the creation trio! he could destroy everyone else on this list (exept arceus)
She is beautiful and sexy my cat practically swooned. I think she had sex
Great way to piss people off. Use thunder wave, foul play, swagger and substitute and you can get almost anyone.
Underrated. Super cool, agile and with the right training, can become one you top partners.
Simple, liepard is the best.
Yes I have a deino in my moon game and it's really good. He evolves late but with a little hard work you'll get a beast! Plus it's cute.
YES DEINO THIS GUYS EVOLVES TO HYDREIGON IT IS SO WORTH TRAINING THIS LITTLE GUY AND HE'S A SAVAGE!
this thing is demedntid in every possible way. it is the worse dark type
He is electric type and dragon not dark
He's a electric type Pokemon
he is badass and strong
I let my friend borrow my Sapphire game and she caught a Poochyena and she leveled it up into a Mightyena, and I've seen her play with her Poochyena and she is awesome she defeated the first gym with it. I think she said she is trying to get all Poochyena's besides her starter. Pretty cool right!?
I have one in my comic series on Deviantart, I called him Shade!
Look for 'The Shade and Jade Chronicles' on Deviantart.
Poochyena is the best pokemon and not to mention cute! POOCHYENA ROCKS YOO!
Poochyena is so cute.Also it is very powerful if you use it right. You have to use the attaches just right to win.
Awesome looking pokemon great candidate for any team
She's such a dark little gremlin child, I'm love her
Too feminine looking, but okay.
Why does Stuntank not get any LOVE? It is so good! I mean, just because it's a SKUNK doesn't mean it's not cool... How many pokemon do you see with such a realistic base that makes it a bit better than in real life? And... People, just because a pokemon looks like a male or female, don't say "He" or "She". We don't know for sure what gender it REALLY is?
Skuntank is a great pokemon:it's a skunk but also a cat,which can throw flames and explode.
I just love Stuntank, with his great speed, HP, move pool and typing. Why can't you get him in Platinum?!
Best pokemon ever! op John cent tiger that can knock your nuts off with a single punch
He's not my favorite pokemon of all time, but COME ON. he's below Gengar and Zekrom, neither of which should be on the list in the first place.
This thing sucks
strong cat boi
Because it is humongous and has huge claws
he looks so other worldy and powerful.
Chesnaught is best dark type.
Not a dark type.
Its not dark
Come on it's so cute
It's... super ugly.
You’re not cute you butt whole what the heck
Pokemon yes Pokemon go
Gyardos is one of the best water pokes,and MEGA gyardos is OP.He should be way higher on the list because he is the strongest water poke and has OP stats
Strong pokemon with only ground type as a weakness
Trippy looking pokemon. What else do you want?
He has almost no weaknesses and his attack both defense is O.P!
I really like the rainbow couler sceam
It's not thatrue strong but it's pretty cool,useful and strong!
This pokemon can transform into a powerful beast
So good, it eats arceuses and mewtwos for breakfast.
I love Murkrow! I must've gotten 51000 cards of him. Even though it is "feared and loathed by many", who cares? Murkrow really is good if he rests on your shoulder.
Darkrai can't beat this with dark void because of insomnia ability and with prankster it can taunt Darkrai before dark void.
Dude, this thing is beast on its own. Its evolution is even better. How come nobody brought up Super Luck? everyone talks about Insomnia and Prankster, but no, Super Luck + Night Slash + Sky Attack = critical hits all day. Need to battle a fairy type? Use Steel Wing. Fighting types? No problem, just use Psychic. Need to worry about Steel? Incinerate them into Oblivion. There's such a wide movepool for this guy.
Darkrai could beat this with DARK VOID!
You shouldn't include Arceus in any other type than normal
Super high defenses, super fast, and respectable attacking stats. A power 100 + 20 (Dread Plate boost) + 50 (STAB) = a really powerful Dark type attack with no drawbacks. Plus, it's super versatile and even a good supportive Pokémon.
Of course arceus is OP
Nothing can beat him! :D