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- This article is about the move Dark Void. For the Field Move Dark Power, see Field Move (Ranger).
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Dark Void (Japanese: ダークホール Dark Hole) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Darkrai.
Dark Void puts all adjacent foes to sleep, with an accuracy of 80% for each Pokémon.
Targets with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their Ability are unaffected by Dark Void.
Targets affected by Sweet Veil as their Ability are also unaffected by Dark Void.
In Pokémon Battle Revolution if sleep clause is active, Dark Void will only put one foe to sleep and will be forced to miss for the other.
Dark Void can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.
Dark Void's accuracy was reduced to 50% for each Pokémon.
Dark Void can now only be successfully used by Darkrai (or a Pokémon that has transformed into Darkrai). If this move is used by any other Pokémon (including via Assist or Metronome), the move will fail, displaying the battle text "But <Pokémon> can't use the move!".
If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Dark Void, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.
|| The foe is dragged into a world of total darkness that puts it to sleep.
| Opposing Pokémon are dragged into a world of total darkness that makes them sleep.
|| Egg Groups
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
| Forms and charges a crimson ball and multiple balls fly out
|| Forms a circle around the opponent
|| Putting opponent to sleep
|| Alternate version; just one ball with no pre-charge
| The user shoots out black balls of energy to engulf the target, putting the target to sleep.
|| First Used In
|| Darkrai puts its hands together and forms a crimson and black or purple and black ball in its hands. It then fires it at the opponent. When the opponent is hit, a crimson or pink bubble appears around the opponent's body that soon disappears and makes them fall asleep, or Darkrai creates a crimson ball and holds it above its head, releasing multiple smaller balls from the larger one all around its body. When the small balls it the opponent, they form a pink crimson bubble around it that fade away into dark crimson. Once the sphere disappears, the opponent falls asleep.
| A wild Darkrai
|| The Rise of Darkrai
| Tobias's Darkrai
|| The Semi-Final Frontier!
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
- Dark Void is the only move to be banned for reasons other than a glitch, being banned in the 2011-2012 Video Game Championships rules.
- Dark Void is the only Dark-type move able to induce sleep.
In other languages