Top Ten Dark Pokemon

The Top Ten

1 Absol Absol is a fictional creature in the Pokémon franchise. It was first introduced in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. It later gained a Mega Evolution in Pokemon X and Y and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

BEST DARK TYPE EVER! I mean why is it even a dark type? should be given the fairy type at least because this thing isn't even evil! if not or this amazing Pokemon, then who would warn people about disasters?

My second favorite even though he gives disaster everywhere it goes.

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

2 Umbreon Umbreon, known in Japan as Blacky, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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 my favorite dark type, also he is really powerful and he is kind of cute he should be number one. Best dark type ever! YAY!

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!

3 Tyranitar Tyranitar, known in Japan as Bangiras, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Epic, Strong, looks like godzilla kinda has an epic design but absol in my opinion is still better, but this pokemon is so cute and every time I see its face I want to just go cuddle it lol

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.

4 Darkrai Darkrai, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

Too creepy! If it was midnight, it would put you to sleep and kill you in your nightmares!

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 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.

5 Hydreigon Hydreigon, known in Japan as Sazandora, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

You wanna know how awesome thing is? Just battle Iris and Ghetsis's Hydreigons.

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

6 Zoroark Zoroark is a dark type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game freak's Pokémon franchise. It evolves from zorua at level 30.

According to Bulbapedia, it punishes people by binding them into an illusion, confusing them and ultimately trapping them in it.

I am personally a dark type trainer. So all of them are really good to me. But this guy is a must for me

sick pokemon, when I gave my sister a Zorua, she evolved it, she teached it some team sweeper moves, and even tho I'm like 20 levels above her's, SHE REKT ME WITH THIS ZOROARK O_O this pokemon rocks

Zoroark is simply the best. It can create ilusions to trick people into thinking it's another Pokémon.

7 Houndoom

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.

8 Weavile

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!

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!

Weavile is the best in my oppinion it's a sweeper if this things taught ice punch, (get a smeargle teach it ice punch leave it at the day care with a weavile/sneasle. )and also teach it shadow claw, brick break, and dig. This thing is amazing recomended 100%!
And also weavile is very unique it has very high attack and speed rate. Being able to reach a maximum 372 attack stat and a 383 speed stat makes weavile even better. Not to mention in can also have a max of 344 hp, pretty good! Oh and one last thing like at a shiny weavile and tell me that's not cool. That's why I think weavile is the best dark type. I hope this helps.

P. S go to serebii.net really good for getting info on pokemon.

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

9 Greninja Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokemon introduced in Gen 6. It is the evolved form of Frogadier and the final evolve form of the water starter Froakie. Aside from the usual Torrent ability all Water starters have (Which raises the power of its Water moves), it also the the ability Protean, which changes ...read more.

it helped too much in x and y and bye the fact that it is a water type

Absol, Zoroark, Yveltal, ah, which to vote for? Oh yeah, my favorite Pokemon is Dark-type!

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.

10 Bisharp

teach this thing guillotine and youll obliterate anything standing in your way

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.

The Contenders

11 Crawdaunt

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

Crawdaunt is just plain beast. He can learn Crabhammer, and he is also a water type Pokemon. I think he should be higher up in the rankings. Darkrai should still be first though.

12 Krookodile

It's A CROOK, AND It's A CROCODILE! it wears sunglasses, has an epic design, a better shiny, an overall this pokemon has epic moves to sweep anybody

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...

13 Yveltal Yveltal is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Yveltal is a legendary Dark/Flying type Pokemon, and is the mascot of Pokemon Y. It is classified as the Destruction Pokemon. Yveltal has the ability to absorb life energy, and when its life comes to an end, it steals ...read more.

Yveltal is the legendry pokemon. And the most powerful dark pokemon

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)

Combine the majestic-ness and coolness of lugia with the badass-ness of darkrai, and you get this powerhouse. It has great defense stats, which help it stay in battle. If it's near dead, just use oblivion wing (added with good sp attack and stab from flying type) and you're gonna get a guaranteed OHKO, and added health. Phantom force can be used with great speed to avoid attacks, foul play destroys tanks and sweepers like mega rayquaza, and steel wing wrecks yveltal's main enemy, xerneas. Don't forget the great typing allowing it to have 2 immunities (ground and psychic) and plenty of resistances, also the massive base stat of 680, higher than tyranitar (why the hell is it at number 1? ). In my opinion, the massive bird of death beats all, well except it's type weaknesses and some megas, but you get the point. - mathyfox441

He is the stronger than darkrai. He is the destruction Pokemon he can destroy everyone of them

14 Mightyena Mightyena, known in Japan as Graena, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

Because who doesn't want a wolf that "ONLY" obeys strong trainer's and can even learn fire fang, ice fang and thunder fang! (If you play OR/AS and you get the hidden one! ) I even have a fire fang knowing Mightyena that's a girl (Also Mightyena has a 50% to be a Female or Male) Still, and Mightyena also look's (kinda) like an elf (from the movies "the hobbit" and "the lord of the ring's") (I highly suggest you watch it so you can see it my way! ) And I LOVE Mightyena (P.S. If Mightyena get's mega or another evolution that would ROCK! ) Tyranitar can (easily) get beaten up by water and grass (if Tyranitar is rock + dark)
SEE YAY!

15 Sharpedo

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

16 Honchkrow

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.

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

Blackbird singing in the dead of night... Take your wings and learn to fly, in the sky

17 Sableye

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

18 Shiftry

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!

19 Spiritomb Spiritomb, known in Japan as Mikaruge, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

20 Cacturne Cacturne, known in Japan as Noctus, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

21 Drapion

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

22 Mandibuzz

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

23 Mega Absol

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 the mega evolution of absol how is it this low

It's Second best out of all of them... Absol being the best

24 Scrafty

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.

25 Zorua Zorua, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

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