Dark Memory

The Dark Memory (Japanese: ダークメモリ Dark Memory) is a type of held item introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the memories that are associated with Silvally. It corresponds to the Dark type.

Dark Memory
Dark Memory
Bag Dark Memory Sprite.png
Dark Memory
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Other Items SwSh pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 50

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  500


In battle

If the holder uses Multi-Attack, it becomes a Dark-type move.

RKS System changes a Silvally holding this item to its Dark-type form. Item-manipulating effects (such as Trick and Fling) cannot give Silvally a memory or remove a memory from Silvally.

Outside of battle

RKS System changes a Silvally holding this item to its Dark-type form.


Games Description
A memory disc that contains Dark-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SM Aether Paradise (from Gladion after becoming Champion)
USUM Ancient Poni Path (from Wicke after becoming Champion)
SwSh Battle Tower (from a League Staff member)

In the anime

A Dark Memory in the anime

In Mission: Total Recall!, after Gladion's Silvally broke free of its mask, Gladion used a Dark Memory to transform Silvally into a Dark type, allowing it to easily defeat Faba's Alakazam and Hypno.


  • The Japanese name of Dark Memory matches the English name of the Dark type, instead of its Japanese name, "Evil" (あく).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑暗記憶碟 Hāk'am Geiyīkdihp
Mandarin 黑暗記憶碟 Hēi'àn Jìyìdié *
黑暗存储碟 Hēi'àn Cúnchǔdié *
  Finnish Pimeysmuisti
  French ROM Ténèbres
  German Unlicht-Disc
  Italian ROM Buio
  Korean 다크메모리 Dark Memory
  Polish Mroczna Pamięć
Portuguese   Brazil Memória Sombria
  Portugal Disco Sinistro
  Spanish Disco Siniestro

External links

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