Top Ten Dark Pokemon


The Top Ten

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

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.
'enough said.

Come on people?! Tyranitar crushes anything and everything!

Epic love this Pokemon defeat anything in its path


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2 Absol Absol Absol is a fictional creature in the Pokémon franchise. It was first introduced in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Favorite Dark type

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!

I love this Pokémon

Absol utely good

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3 Umbreon 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. - nabilbss

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 or absol should be switched with tyranitar

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!

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4 Darkrai 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

It is the greatest pokemon battled and have

Best Dark pokemone and one of the best existing, the dark void-Nightmare-Dream eater Combo is unbeatable

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 :). - hussaintalib

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

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. - SpectralKyurem

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6 Houndoom Houndoom

Hi I like this arrow dog

this may be a dark/fire type but it still has one nasty bite - SoulSilver

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.

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7 Zoroark Zoroark

He has so many dark moves!

He needs a mega now.

I need its shiny!

Best Gen V design and lore.

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8 Greninja 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 more.

With his hidden ability he destroys in OU. He is a great mon for any team

The best my favorite pokemon

How? How Could? How Could this? How could Greninja be 10th?


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9 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt

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.

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

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10 Weavile Weavile

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.

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!

Love it since..Sneasel!

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The Contenders

11 Bisharp Bisharp

My favourite Pokemon deserves to be 1st

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.

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12 Yveltal 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 more.

May I just say Yveltal is the most powerful pokemon ever, I have no clue why he isn't higher on the list...

Absorb all double dark attack and flash cannon counters enemy xerneas

Absorbing life is more powerful than anything else this should be #1

I like yveltal it's my favorite bird pokemon this is strongest bird pokemon

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13 Mightyena Mightyena

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.

Mightyena is, and will always, be my go-to Dark-type in a play through. I transferred so many Poochyena to other games JUST so I can have it.

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 - SoulSilver

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14 Krookodile Krookodile

What you mean he deserves to be one

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...

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15 Honchkrow 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.

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

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

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16 Sharpedo Sharpedo

Tis Should number one! SHaredo with SPeed Boost and rotect can easily sweep many teams. Its should have waterfall to kill rock and ground types. Ice fang to kill grass types and dragon types. Crunch to counter physic, and ghost and protect so that he can get a free speed boost at a start of his turn. WIth this moveset you can sweep all these mons: Tyranitar, Gengar, CHarizard, Sceptile, Garchomp, Salamence, Latios/latias, Gardevoir, Gallade, etc. The possibilities and potential of this pokeon are endless also some might consider using earthquake for sharpedo so that it cn counter most eectric tyes.

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!

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17 Cacturne Cacturne

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.

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18 Shiftry 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!

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19 Sableye Sableye

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

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20 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

21 Drapion Drapion

One of the strongest typings, and stats by far

Best Pokemon to use in the battle tree, maison, etc. Just give Drapion an Air Balloon and while facing a ground type, watch as the earthquakes not affect it.

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.

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

No underestimatest ma boi spiritomb with only one rare weakness :D

But then came the fairy type

I don't consider generation 6 a thing. So in my mind there's still no weaknesses.

This is better than sableye - legendary

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23 Mega Absol Mega Absol

How can the Mega Be lower rated? I think this needs bug fixers.


LOL! Why is this not in


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24 Malamar Malamar Malamar, known in Japan as Calamanero, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This guy crushes absol

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

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25 Pangoro Pangoro

i like him - lynxa

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...

26 Deino

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.


27 Nuzleaf

Looks like Robin Hood. It's the only Pokemon with nipples

28 Poochyena Poochyena

I have one in my comic series on Deviantart, I called him Shade!

Look for 'The Shade and Jade Chronicles' on Deviantart.

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!?

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.

29 Sneasel Sneasel

Awesome looking pokemon great candidate for any team

Too feminine looking, but okay. - PokemonGOSucks

30 Liepard Liepard

Simple, liepard is the best.

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.

31 Murkrow Murkrow

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!

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32 Skuntank Skuntank

Skuntank is a great pokemon:it's a skunk but also a cat,which can throw flames and explode. - Dragoniterocks

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?

I just love Stuntank, with his great speed, HP, move pool and typing. Why can't you get him in Platinum?!

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

He is electric type and dragon not dark

It's Dragon/Electric... - PokemonGOSucks

He's a electric type Pokemon

Not a dark type

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34 Gengar Gengar Gengar, known in Japan by the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.


Not a dark type

It's Ghost/Poison... but it can learn a number of Dark-type moves. - PokemonGOSucks

Gengar is legit the best Pokemon ever!

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35 Guzzlord Guzzlord Guzzlord is a dual-type Dark/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB-05 Glutton.

Ultra beast

Because it is humongous and has huge claws

36 Incineroar Incineroar Incineroar, known in Japan as Gaogaen, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

He is awesome his attack power is great. he is a beast to me

37 Giratina Giratina Giratina is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Giratina first appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but gained prominence in the sister game, Pokémon Platinum, which it was made the mascot of.

It's ghost not dark - lynxa

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

Magician takes ya away brow

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This things unbound form just destroys

It can be dark type in unbound form

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39 Chesnaught Chesnaught Chesnaught, known in Japan as Brigarron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Chesnaught is best dark type.

It's Grass/Fighting... - PokemonGOSucks

Not a dark type.

Its not dark

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

It is very good in defense.

It's Steel/Dragon... - PokemonGOSucks

Not a dark type

Lol apparently Dialga is now Steel, Dragon, AND Drak. How do you like THAT, Palkia?!

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41 Scraggy Scraggy

Pokemon yes Pokemon go

42 Alolan Raticate Alolan Raticate

Come on it's so cute

It's... super ugly.

come on

43 Mega Gyarados Mega Gyarados Gyarados is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It evolves from one of the weakest Pokemon, Magikarp. But Gyarados has a high attack power (as of gen VII, mega Gyarados is ranking #19 for highest attack stat & would rank #10 if legendary Pokemon aren't included), and more.

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

44 Nidoking Nidoking Nidoking, known in Japan as Nidoking, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Not a dark type

It's Poison/Ground... - PokemonGOSucks

45 Alolan Muk Alolan Muk

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!

46 Haunter Haunter Haunter, known in Japan as Ghost, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Not a dark type - lynxa

It's Ghost/Poison... - PokemonGOSucks

Of courseware haunter, hè is the best dark ever

47 Carvanha

It's not thatrue strong but it's pretty cool,useful and strong!

48 Inkay Inkay

This pokemon can transform into a powerful beast

So good, it eats arceuses and mewtwos for breakfast. - Yuanlong

49 Mega Gengar Mega Gengar

Mega gengarr

Not a dark type - lynxa

Mega Gengar is a beast in the arena and is almost unbeatable even absol would have trouble beating this pokemon

Not a dark ghost/poison sorry

50 Scrafty Scrafty


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.

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