Top 10 Best Dark Type 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.

Absol is awesome. It has very high attack. I had one in Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Y, and Pokemon Emerald, it's really cool. It has a great ability called Super Luck, which makes the critical Hit rate higher. Teach it Night slash, and it becomes higher! Also, if you teach it psycho cut, it also gives it a high critical Hit rate and it deals with its weakness to fighting types. Let it hold the scope lens, which increases its critical Hit rate even MORE. It's a real threat!

When I first lay my eyes on Absol, I was like "that is one super cool Dark type Pokemon! It will be mine! " And immediately became my favorite Dark Pokemon of all time.

It's Attack is insanely huge rivaling with Tyranitar and it's ability 'Super Luck' plus almost all of it's physical attack has high critical hit ratio. And it's super bad luck for Psychic or Ghost type that encounters Absol, except for Gallade.

Absol <VS> Gallade. EPIC! ^w^

It's only down side is that Absol's status not being labeled as a legend even after the movie of Jirachi came out. But when the whole Mega-Evolutions, I'm glad he stays as non-legend.

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

Tyranitar needs to be #1 on this list. Unlike other comments about Tyranitar I'm going to actually elaborate on why he deserves that spot at #1. His attack and special attack stat are unbearable, he is literally the Dark counterpart of the #1 Dragon, Dragonite. Umbreon is fine, sure, but when it faces Pokemon with Keen eye, or a Machamp with Dynamic Punch, it's advantage goes down the drain. Tyranitar doesn't need much of a strategical advantage to win with him, any trainer could win with a powerful Tyranitar, his sheer strength and defense earns him that #1 spot

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.

3 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.

Umbreon is a legit cool dude who annoys everyone it battles, also the way it looks man,those red eyes, not to mention the shiny! I always try and find a way to get an eevee in every game I play. I recommend Umbreon should have a bold nature which is so good for its defense and mooves: moonlight, dark pulse, toxic, and protect I usually give it leftovers too, anyways I strongly believe Umbreon is the not only the coolest dark type but coolest pokemon in general! At least in my opinion..

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

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 is cool! No one can change my mind. Most people think it is evil, but that's stereotyping, bro. Just because it is the bringer of nightmares, doesn't mean he intends to. Plus, there is not neccesarily ONE Darkrai. Some could be evil, others good. Plus if your tired, you could teach it to wear a Lunar Wing necklace to negate its powers(if it were real). Also, it powers are awesome. It can go inside your dreams. It can turn into pure shadow. No need for a bath. So quit stereotyping and give this species the love and respect it deserves.

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

Hydreigon is a complete BOSS he has three heads to eat everything. What else do you want? Plus he's a dragon dark type so he's perfect with darkrai and/or yveltal. I mean like darkrai and the rest of the Pokemon up there are bosses, but hydreigon is better plus he's a psuedo legend along with tyranitar, dragonite, goodra, garchomp salamance and metagross. He also has the ability levitate which makes him immune to ground types. In the tcg I use him in my dark/dragon deck, I've got hydreigon ex which is an excellent spear and hydreigon BREAK which can knock out three Pokemon in two turns!

Hydreigon is one of the best dark types I know(but Zoroark is better),and it could demolish whole cities since gen 5! Give this Pokemon Outrage and Fire Blast, and you can KO a whole team! It's one of 6 Pokemon in my dark type team, and I use it for a really good offense! I used it in my Omega Ruby game and I Fire Blasted the whole champion team! This three headed dragon is worth getting!

6 Houndoom

The episode itself is called "Houndoom's Special Delivery", and it's a really underrated and heartwarming episode to come out of the anime. Misty's Togepi gets lost in the woods, and when all hope is lost, a random Houndoom rushing to deliver some shears to a faraway Mareep farm (note the saddlebags on Houndoom's back) hears Togepi's cries for help and starts lending him a helping hand on various occasions, until he feels a deep friendship for Togepi and teams up with him. After various "friends for life" montages, they seek shelter from a thunderstorm, with Togepi riding on Houndoom's back, until Togepi identifies an unknown Pokemon (most likely Raikou.) When Houndoom returns to the farm to deliver the shears, Team Rocket captures him and they get blasted off again... as usual. When Houndoom leaves Togepi, of course Togepi's upset. It's an episode that tugs at the heartstrings, and instead of Houndoom being a dark, edgy Pokemon with a guttural voice, I imagine him being a kind-hearted farm dog with a Southern accent.

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

Wait a second!
What is Zoroark doing here? Why isn't it first?!
It's a nice Pokemon to use in battle, since its ability makes it change into the last Pokemon in your party. If you decide to put a fighting type there, it makes you able to attack without having to deal with super-effectives attacks until a while...
Look at its stats! High special attack and high attack! With those stats, he can kill almost everything!
It even has it's OWN MOVIE! And it's the 13 one... It makes it look even scarier, doesn't it?

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.

8 Greninja Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokemon introduced in Gen 6. It is the evolved form of Frogadier and the final evolved 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 has the ability Protean, which changes it's typing to the latest move it used. In Sun/Moon, Greninja also has the ability Battle Bond,... read more

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.

If you have played pokemon X/Y you will know how good greninja is. I literally swept the entire game with it.

9 Weavile

Weavile is the best in my opinion. It's a sweeper if this thing is taught Ice Punch (get a Smeargle, teach it Ice Punch, and leave it at the Day Care with a Weavile/Sneasel). Additionally, teach it Shadow Claw, Brick Break, and Dig. This thing is amazing, recommended 100%!

Also, Weavile is very unique, as it has a very high attack and speed rate. Being able to reach a maximum attack stat of 372 and a speed stat of 383 makes Weavile even better. Not to mention, it can also have a maximum HP of 344, which is pretty good! Oh, and one last thing, look 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.

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Team Weavile!. Nintendo took a big risk in adding new evolutions to previous gen pokemon. Some didn't turn out that well (LICKY LICKY) but they sure made me want to get a weavile after I already had a sneasal. Weavile Best Stats are Physical attack and speed. So he can become a very dangerous physical sweeper. And if he's holding a life orb then 70% of the time he/she is just going to KO your enemy. Screw swords dance, you don't need it with Weavile.

10 Crawdaunt

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.

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.

The Contenders
11 Bisharp

Why, just why. Bisharp is the most op sucker puncher-with a few sword dances, he can ohko anyone. Why is tyranitar the first! Just in case- hook it up with a focus sash, do one sword dance then brick break, it can own any dark, rock, ice, steel, normal type, but since it does 4x damage on tyranitar, I don't even need the focus sash or the sword dance

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.

In my opinion most of the best dark types were made in gen 5(black, white b2 and w2 I think). There's hydreigon, zorark, krookodile and this guy. Although he has a four-times weakness to fighting type, he is amazing and can learn great moves

12 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 all the life energy of every living thing around it before transforming into a cocoon to sleep for... read more

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

Yveltal is a great special attacker and can easily wipe teams. It's only concern though is stealth rock on a switch in or its counterpart xerneas,which is kinda stupid that one legendary outclassed another in this gen, but oblivion wing also let's it get some recovery or just teach it roost for some health as well. Should be higher up though.

13 Krookodile

I've seen a lot of negativity aimed at the fifth generation of this game; it has been claimed that the characters were poorly thought out and created in comparison to the previous regions, but I have to personally disagree. I love the new style of Pokémon introduced in the game, GameFreak added some very good companions that look cool and battle well. This is one of those Pokémon, and it deserves to claim a higher spot on this list.

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.

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.

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

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)

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!

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.

15 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.

I've always kinda liked this pokemon but then Isle of Armor DLC came out and this thing is wicked and fast! You always gotta prepare for a Sharpedo to interrupt you and battle you many many times

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.

16 Honchkrow

Honchcrow, weavile and houndoom are my all time favorite Pokemon. (bar volcorona). However, I think Honchcrow is the best out of them. It's flying typing removes it's weakness to both fighting and bug types unlike weavile who is 4 times weak to fighting. Also, he has one of my all time favorite moves in his arsenal: drill peck. It has a great base power and accuracy and it just looks really cool. My biggest reason, though is the fact that he has an amazing dark type move: quash. It suppresses the opponents attack the next turn. This is very useful in a double battle when you need to set up a sweep with other Pokemon. Oh yeah it can learn superpower for coverage. And also it's called the BIG BOSS Pokemon. What is better than that?

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?

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.

18 Shiftry Shiftry is a dual-type Grass/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Nuzleaf and is notable for its fan-like hands, which it uses to create winds strong enough to level houses. Shiftry is often depicted as a mysterious and somewhat menacing creature, lurking in the depths of forests. It adds an element of folklore and mythology to the Pokémon universe, drawing inspiration from... read more

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.

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

Have you guys seen the episode where Shiftry dips it 19 inch penasity into May's box and May is all like "oh yeh" and then Shiftry is like SHIFTT and squirts it's sap on her.

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

WOW! WHY? Why is Spiritomb 22nd!? He's epic! I mean, Dark Ghost? Awesome combo, Sabeleye has it, and Sabeleye is awful, but it's above spiritomb! Vote for spiritomb to be higher up!

No super effective weakness, that should be enough to out Spiritomb somewhere in the top ten.

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

20 Mandibuzz

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 total of 500.

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

Underrated! Creepy scarecrow that murders Humans at night. Check it out, it's lore accurate.

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.

This thing is so creepy, and it's not bad.

22 Drapion

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.

It looks kinda cool but I dislike his arms on his head, move them a little down and he'll be epic.

Dark and poison. It only has one weakness which is to ground and that can be taken care of with ice fang

23 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.

Not my favorite pokemon (that goes to Tyranitar) but I like using dragon dance to up his terrible speed stat and then duke it out by attacking and sweeping teams making him stronger through moxie. Just saying that it works for him and gyarados in case you want to try these two out?

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.

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

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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