Dark Pulse (move)

Dark Pulse
あくのはどう Evil Pulse
Dark Pulse VIII.png
Dark Pulse VIII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Dark Pulse (Japanese: あくのはどう Evil Pulse) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM79 in Generation IV, TM97 in Generations VI and VII, and TM20 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is TR58 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Dark Pulse inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch and can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Dark Pulse's power is increased by 50% when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Mega Launcher.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 55SMUSUM
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 69SMUSUM
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 36 36 36 36SMUSUM
28PE
36
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44 44SMUSUM
36PE
42
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44 44SMUSUM
36PE
42
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 40
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster 28 32 32 32 24
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster 28 34 34 34 24
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster 28 34 34 34 24
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 55 75 75 75
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 49 49 49 49 50
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 49 51BW
47B2W2
47 47 66
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 93 93 93 93
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 44
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 50
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 73 73 67
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 73 73 67
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 1, 57 1 1
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 44 44 40
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55ORAS 55
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 33
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 35
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM79
V
--
VI
TM97
VII
TM97
TM20
VIII
TR58
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like ORAS
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like ORAS
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like ORAS
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered ORAS
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered ORAS
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy
857   Hattrem
  Fairy Fairy
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
570   Zorua
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
052   Meowth
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
  Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
Altered
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
Origin
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
491   DarkraiLv. 50
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon Dream World - Dream Park
037   Vulpix
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Rugged Mountain
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
246   LarvitarLv. 10
 
 
Monster Monster Dream World - Rugged Mountain
261   Poochyena
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like Island Scan - Route 6SM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Masuda Deoxys
Team Plasma Deoxys
Plasma Deoxys
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, Dark Pulse is a move with 16 base power, 73.92% accuracy, and 10 PP. It damages all enemies adjacent to the user, and might cause them to cringe.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 95 114 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of making the target flinch.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a small chance of making the target flinch.

Pokémon GO

  Dark Pulse
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50  
Duration 3 seconds
Damage window 1.4 - 2.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 50  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                       
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 45 → 80
    • Energy cost: 33 → 50
    • Duration: 3.5 → 3 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.3 - 3.4 → 1.4 - 2.3 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on enemies within a 1-tile range. It may also afflict enemies with a Cringe status condition, which makes its actions fail.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ひるみじょうたいにして わざや こうげきを だせなくする
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause the Cringe status, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
SMD It damages nearby enemies. It could also make them flinch.


In the anime

       
Pancham Mandibuzz Darkrai Umbreon
The user shoots a beam of purple circles at its target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Darkrai Darkrai crouches together and it extends its arms quickly, making a wave of purple circles come out of its body and hit the opponent; or Darkrai puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple circles. Then, it crouches and spins while holding out one of its hands, making the orb float over to the end of the hand. Finally, it fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb at the opponent.
Darkrai (M10) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Tobias's Darkrai The Semi-Final Frontier! None
Darkrai (recurring) JN075 None
  Spiritomb A ball of purple circles appears in front of Spiritomb's mouth. It then fires a beam of purple circles at the opponent from the ball.
A wild Spiritomb The Keystone Pops! None
  Toxicroak Toxicroak puts its hands together and creates a ball of black and purple circles. It then fires the circles as a beam of circles at the opponent.
Saturn's Toxicroak Enter Galactic! None
  Crawdaunt Crawdaunt points its claws at the opponent and fires two beams of purple and black circles from the insides of its claws at the opponent.
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy With a Smile! None
  Honchkrow Honchkrow fires a beam of black and purple circles at the opponent from its beak or chest.
Paul's Honchkrow Aiding the Enemy! None
  Mismagius The three gems on Mismagius's body flashes red, and a ball of black and purple circles appear in front of them. It then fires the circles as a beam at the opponent.
Fantina's Mismagius Shield with a Twist! None
  Dusknoir Dusknoir puts its hands together and forms a small black ball of energy. It then separates its hands and fires a beam of black and purple circles at the opponent from the ball, or Dusknoir puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple circles. It then brings its hands forward and fires a beam of black and purple circles from the ball at the opponent.
Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness None
  Zoroark Zoroark puts its hands together in front of its chest and fires a beam of black and purple or dark blue circles from in between them at the opponent, or Zoroark crosses its arms in front of its face and an orb of black and dark blue circles appears in front of them. Zoroark then separates its arms and the orb moves in front of Zoroark's chest. It then fires a beam of black and dark blue circles from the orb at the opponent.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Mandibuzz Mandibuzz opens her mouth and a light purple orb surrounded in black and purple circles appears inside it. She then fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb inside her mouth at the opponent.
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
  Absol Mega Absol opens its mouth and a light purple orb surrounded in black and purple circles appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
  Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo forms a pink orb in front of it, then fires a beam of purple circles at the opponent from its mouth.
Jessie's Pumpkaboo Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! None
  Pancham Pancham creates a ball of black and purple circles in each hand. It then combines them and fires the circles as a beam of circles at the opponent.
Serena's Pancham Dreaming a Performer's Dream! None
  Malamar Malamar forms a beam of black and purple circles in front of its chest. It then fires the circles at the opponent.
Malamar (anime) Facing the Grand Design! None
Multiple wild Malamar Facing the Grand Design! None
  Pangoro Pangoro creates a ball of black and purple circles in each hand. It then combines them and fires the circles as a beam of circles at the opponent.
A wild Pangoro So You're Having a Bad Day! None
Serena's Pangoro in a dream Dream a Little Dream from Me! None
  Hoopa Hoopa Unbound shoots a beam of black and purple circles from the black hole in the middle of its body at the opponent.
Hoopa (anime) Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  Gourgeist Gourgeist forms a dark purple orb of energy in front of its mouth. It then fires a beam of dark purple circles at the opponent from its mouth.
Jessie's Gourgeist Over the Mountain of Snow! None
  Meowstic Meowstic forms a dark purple orb of energy in its hand. It then fires a beam of dark purple circles at the opponent from its hand.
Olympia's Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
  Houndoom Mega Houndoom opens its mouth and a light purple orb surrounded in black and purple circles appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None
  Sneasel Sneasel fires a beam of black and purple circles at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Sneasel From A to Z! None
  Houndour Houndour opens its mouth and a light purple orb surrounded in black and purple circles appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
Two Team Flare Grunts' Houndour From A to Z! None
  Skorupi Skorupi opens its mouth and a light purple orb surrounded in black and purple circles appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Skorupi From A to Z! None
  Gengar Gengar forms a dark purple orb of energy in its hands. It then fires a beam of dark purple circles from the orb at the opponent.
A ninja's Gengar A Festival of Decisions! None
  Poochyena Poochyena opens its mouth and a light purple orb surrounded in black and purple circles appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Poochyena An Explosive Operation! None
  Tyranitar Tyranitar opens its mouth and then a light purple and purple colored aura forms inside of it. It then fires black and purple circles from the aura inside its mouth at the opponent.
Alain's Tyranitar Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
Team Rocket's Tyranitar Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower! None
  Druddigon Druddigon fires a beam of black and purple circles from its mouth at the opponent.
Aliana's Druddigon A Towering Takeover! None
  Liepard Liepard fires a beam of black and purple circles from its mouth at the opponent.
Bryony's Liepard Coming Apart at the Dreams! None
  Houndoom Houndoom fires a beam of black and purple circles from its mouth at the opponent.
Two Team Flare Grunts' Houndoom The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
  Umbreon Umbreon fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with rainbow or black rings surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Gladion's Umbreon A Glaring Rivalry! None
Haruhi's Umbreon JN079 None
  Persian Alolan Persien fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with rainbow rings surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Nanu's Persian Guiding an Awakening! None
  Zweilous Zweilous fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from its mouths at the opponent, with rainbow rings surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Ryuki's Zweilous Aiming for the Top Floor! None
  Sableye Sableye fires a beam of black and purple circles from its hands at the opponent.
A Trainer's Sableye Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None
  Zarude Zarude fires a beam of black and purple circles from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Zarude Secrets of the Jungle None
  Eevee Eevee fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with black rings surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Chloe's Eevee JN079 Used via Copycat


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 惡波動 È Bōdòng
  Czech Temný výboj
  Dutch Duisterpuls
  French Vibrobscur
  German Finsteraura
  Greek Σκοτεινός Παλμός
  Hungarian Sötét Pulzus
  Indonesian Gelombang Jahat
Gelombang Kegelapan
  Italian Neropulsar
  Korean 악의파동 Agui Padong
  Norwegian Mørketrykk
  Polish Ciemny Puls
Portuguese   Brazil Pulso Sombrio (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG)
Vibração Sombria (early anime)
  Portugal Pulsar Negro (anime)
Pulso Sombrio (TCG)
  Romanian Pulsul Negru
Spanish   Latin America Tiro Oscuro (DP069)
Pulso Obscuro (DP079, BW055-present)
Energía Oscura (DP100-DP189)
  Spain Pulso Umbrío
  Thai คลื่นชั่วร้าย
  Vietnamese Khí Công Tà Ác



Variations of the move Waterfall
  WaterfallPoison JabIron HeadZing Zap
  ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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