Dark Pulse (move)

Dark Pulse
あくのはどう Evil Pulse
Dark Pulse IX.png
Dark Pulse IX 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
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 is:

Effect

Generation IV

Dark Pulse inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generation V onwards

Dark Pulse 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.

Dark Pulse is no longer affected by King's Rock.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Dark Pulse's PP was lowered from 15 to 10, and the move can no longer cause flinching. Instead, it bypasses accuracy and evasion checks to always hit.

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  —%  —%  —%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Never misses

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.
LA The user releases a horrible aura imbued with ill intent. This attack never misses.
SV The user releases a horrible aura imbued with ill intent. This may also make the target flinch.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 55
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 69
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 36 36 36 36 28 36 36 34 36
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44 44 36 42 42 34 42
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44 44 36 42 42 34 42
0197     Field Field 40 40 25 40
0198    
 
Flying Flying 43
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 26
0246    
 
Monster Monster 28 32 32 32 24 24
0247    
 
Monster Monster 28 34 34 34 24 24
0248    
 
Monster Monster 28 34 34 34 24 24 1
0355     Amorphous Amorphous 25
0356     Amorphous Amorphous 25
0430    
 
Flying Flying 55 75 75 75 75 43 55
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 49 49 49 49 50 50 34 50
0448    
 
Field Human-Like 1 1
0461    
 
Field Field 49 51BW
47B2W2
47 47 66 66 66
0477     Amorphous Amorphous 25
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 93 93 93 93 93 27 93
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 40
0562     Mineral Amorphous 44
0563     Mineral Amorphous 50
0629    
 
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48 48
0630    
 
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48 48
0641  
Tornadus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 73 67
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 73 67
0693     Water 1 Water 3 1, 57 1 1 1
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 44 44 40
0720  
Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55ORAS 55 55
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like 33 33
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like 35 35
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like 35 35
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2 26
0993    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
1001    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
1002    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
1003    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
1004    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM97
0009     Monster Water 1
0019  
Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0020  
Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0023     Field Dragon
0024     Field Dragon
0037     Field Field
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0038     Field Field
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0109     Amorphous Amorphous
0110     Amorphous Amorphous
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0130    
 
Water 2 Dragon
0146  
Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0169    
 
Flying Flying
0197     Field Field
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0215    
 
Field Field
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0228    
 
Field Field
0229    
 
Field Field
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0247    
 
Monster Monster
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0261     Field Field
0262     Field Field
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0318    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0319    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0336     Field Dragon
0342    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0359     Field Field
0362     Fairy Mineral
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0434    
 
Field Field
0435    
 
Field Field
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0451    
 
Bug Water 3
0452    
 
Bug Water 3
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0461    
 
Field Field
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0474     Mineral Mineral
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0479  
Rotom
All available forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0551    
 
Field Field
0552    
 
Field Field
0553    
 
Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0561    
 
Flying Flying
0562     Mineral Amorphous
0562  
Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
0563     Mineral Amorphous
0568     Mineral Mineral
0569     Mineral Mineral
0570     Field Field
0570  
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0571     Field Field
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like ORAS
0575     Human-Like Human-Like ORAS
0576     Human-Like Human-Like ORAS
0592  
Frillish
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0593  
Jellicent
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0606     Human-Like Human-Like
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0621     Dragon Monster
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0633    
 
Dragon Dragon
0634    
 
Dragon Dragon
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0641  
Tornadus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0657     Water 1 Water 1
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
0667    
 
Field Field
0668  
Pyroar
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0676  
Furfrou
All forms
  Field Field
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0692     Water 1 Water 3
0693     Water 1 Water 3
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0696    
 
Monster Dragon
0697    
 
Monster Dragon
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0714    
 
Flying Dragon
0715    
 
Flying Dragon
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered ORAS
0727    
 
Field Field
0768    
 
Bug Water 3
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0818     Water 1 Field
0828     Field Field
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0856     Fairy Fairy
0857     Fairy Fairy
0858    
 
Fairy Fairy
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0863     Field Field
0867    
 
Mineral Amorphous
0877    
 
Field Fairy
0884    
 
Mineral Dragon
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0897     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898  
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0908    
 
Field Grass
0920    
 
Bug Bug
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0942     Field Field
0943     Field Field
0962    
 
Flying Flying
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0986    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0987    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0993    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1001    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1002    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1003    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1004    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1005    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1018    
 
Mineral Dragon
1024     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0570     Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0633    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0491  
DarkraiLv. 50
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0023     Field Dragon Dream World - Dream Park
0037     Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0109     Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0228    
 
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
0246  
LarvitarLv. 10
 
 
Monster Monster Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0261     Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0318    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0574     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0356     Amorphous Amorphous Wild Tera Pokémon - Timeless WoodsSVTM
0629  
VullabyLv. 30
 
 
Flying Flying Wild Tera Pokémon - Fellhorn GorgeSVTM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0386     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Dark Pulse deals damage and may cause the enemy to flinch.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 16 - 10 - 73.92% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
BSL 16 - 10 - 73.92% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDGtI 15 99 15 50 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 15 50 15 30 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Dark Pulse
★★★★
Attack power 65.15562
Charge time 0.94 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May flinch the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Dark Pulse Special 3 95 114 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of making the target flinch. Karen & Mega Houndoom
Grimsley & Liepard
Lysandre & Yveltal
Gloria (Summer 2021) & Inteleon
Sawyer & Honchkrow
Sygna Suit Cyrus & Darkrai
Scottie/Bettie & Alolan Meowth/Alolan PersianEgg (Strike role only)
Users of Metronome (small chance)
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Beguiling Dark Pulse Special Default
6★ EX
160 192 An opponent
All opponents
Become Mega Houndoom until the end of battle. Karen & Houndoom
Perfect World Dark Pulse Special Default
6★ EX
200
300
240
360
An opponent This attack's power increases when the zone is a Dark Zone. Sygna Suit Cyrus & Darkrai

Notes:

  • Dark Pulse:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a small chance of making the target flinch.
  • Beguiling Dark Pulse:
    • This sync move could not be raised to 6★ EX until July 5, 2022, which is 1041 days after its release date (on August 29, 2019).
  • Perfect World Dark Pulse:
    • Description of 6★ EX effect prior to Version 2.18.5 (from March 15, 2022): "Additional Effects: Power of sync move increases by 50%."
    • Description prior to Version 2.20.0 (from April 27, 2022): This move's power increases when the zone is Dark Zone.
    • Description prior to Version 2.23.0 (from July 27, 2022): This attack's power increases when the zone is Dark Zone.

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

Main series

 
Darkrai
 
Mandibuzz
 
Umbreon
 
Eevee
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Darkrai crouches together and it extends its arms quickly, making a wave of purple rings of energy come out of its body and hit the opponent; or, Darkrai puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple rings of energy. 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 rings of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Darkrai (M10) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Tobias's Darkrai The Semi-Final Frontier! None
Darkrai (recurring) A Midsummer Night's Light! None
  A ball of purple rings of energy appears in front of Spiritomb's mouth. It then fires a beam of purple rings of energy at the opponent from the ball.
A wild Spiritomb The Keystone Pops! None
  Toxicroak puts its hands together and creates a ball of black and purple rings of energy. It then fires the rings as a beam of rings of energy at the opponent.
Saturn's Toxicroak Enter Galactic! None
  Crawdaunt points its claws at the opponent and fires two beams of purple and black rings of energy from the insides of its claws at the opponent.
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy With a Smile! None
  Honchkrow fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy at the opponent from its beak or chest.
Paul's Honchkrow Aiding the Enemy! None
  The three gems on Mismagius's body flashes red, and a ball of black and purple rings of energy appear in front of them. It then fires the rings as a beam of energy at the opponent.
Fantina's Mismagius Shield with a Twist! None
  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 rings of energy at the opponent from the ball; or, Dusknoir puts its hands together and forms a ball of black and purple rings of energy. It then brings its hands forward and fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the ball at the opponent.
Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness None
  Zoroark puts its hands together in front of its chest and fires a beam of black and purple or dark blue rings of energy 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 rings of energy 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 rings of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Mandibuzz opens her mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. She then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside her mouth at the opponent.
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
  Mega Absol opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
  Pumpkaboo forms a pink orb of energy in front of it and it fires a beam of purple rings of energy at the opponent from its mouth.
Jessie's Pumpkaboo Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! None
  Pancham creates a ball of black and purple rings of energy in each hand. It then combines them and fires the rings as a beam of energy rings at the opponent.
Serena's Pancham Dreaming a Performer's Dream! None
  Malamar forms a beam of black and purple rings in front of its chest. It then fires the rings at the opponent.
Malamar (anime) Facing the Grand Design! None
Multiple wild Malamar Facing the Grand Design! None
  Pangoro creates a ball of black and purple rings of energy in each hand. It then combines them and fires the circles as a beam of rings of energy 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 Unbound shoots a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the black hole in the middle of its body at the opponent.
Hoopa (anime) Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  Gourgeist forms a dark purple orb of energy in front of its mouth. It then fires a beam of dark purple rings of energy at the opponent from its mouth.
Jessie's Gourgeist Over the Mountain of Snow! None
  Meowstic forms a dark purple orb of energy in its hand. It then fires a beam of dark purple rings of energy at the opponent from its hand.
Olympia's Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
  Mega Houndoom opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded by black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None
  Sneasel fires a beam of black and purple circles at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Sneasel From A to Z! None
  Houndour opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple circles of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
Two Team Flare Grunts' Houndour From A to Z! None
  Skorupi opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded by black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Skorupi From A to Z! None
  Gengar forms a dark purple orb of energy in its hands. It then fires a beam of dark purple rings of energy from the orb at the opponent.
A ninja's Gengar A Festival of Decisions! None
  Poochyena opens its mouth and a light purple orb of energy surrounded in black and purple rings of energy appears inside it. It then fires a beam of black and purple circles of energy from the orb inside its mouth at the opponent.
A Team Flare Grunt's Poochyena An Explosive Operation! None
  Tyranitar opens its mouth and then a light purple and purple colored aura forms inside of it. It then fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy 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 fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Aliana's Druddigon A Towering Takeover! None
  Liepard fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Bryony's Liepard Coming Apart at the Dreams! None
Lyla's Liepard Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None
  Houndoom fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Two Team Flare Grunts' Houndoom The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
  Umbreon fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with rainbow-colored or black rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Gladion's Umbreon A Glaring Rivalry! None
Soleil's Umbreon Night and Day, You are the Ones! None
  Alolan Persian fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with rainbow-colored rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Nanu's Persian Guiding an Awakening! None
  Zweilous fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from its mouths at the opponent, with rainbow-colored rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Ryuki's Zweilous Aiming for the Top Floor! None
  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 fires a beam of black and purple circles from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Zarude Secrets of the Jungle None
  Eevee fires multiple black orbs of energy with a purple outline from in front of its head at the opponent, with black rings of energy surrounding the black orbs as they are fired.
Chloe's Eevee Night and Day, You are the Ones! Used via Copycat
  Meowth fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its hands at the opponent.
Meowth of Alternate World Team Rocket The Gates of Warp! None
  Hydreigon fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from each of its mouths at the opponent. On occasion, this will cause the opponent to flinch.
Lance's Hydreigon Pride of a Champion! None
  Inteleon fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from one or both of its index fingertips at the opponent.
Leon's Inteleon A Flood of Torrential Gains! None
  Weavile fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from its forehead gem at the opponent.
Quillon's Weavile The Mew from Here! None
  Single Strike Style Urshifu thrusts its fist forward, firing a blast of black and purple energy from it at the opponent.
Quillon's Urshifu In the Palms of our Hands! None
  Jellicent fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from in front of its body at the opponent.
Danika's Jellicent In the Palms of our Hands! None
  Beheeyem fires a beam of black and purple rings of energy from each of its hands at the opponent.
Spinel's Beheeyem Fly! Wattrel!! None


Pokémon: Paldean Winds

 
Meowscarada


The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Meowscarada fires blasts of white and purple energy one at a time from each of its paws at the opponent.
Aliquis's Meowscarada Breathe In Debut


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

Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Beguiling Dark Pulse

Language Title
  Japanese 好きなポケモンが放つ あくのはどう Sukina Pokémon ga Hanatsu Aku no Hadō
Mandarin Chinese 心愛的寶可夢釋放之 惡之波動 Xīn'ài de Bǎokěmèng Shìfàng zhī È-zhī Bōdòng
  French Pour l'amour des Ténèbres ! Vibrobscur !
  German Finsteraura des erwählten Pokémon
  Italian Neropulsar ribelle
  Korean 좋아하는 포켓몬이 발산하는 악의파동 Jo-ahaneun Pokémon-ui Balsanhaneun Ag-ui Padong
  Spanish Pulso Umbrío del Favorito

Perfect World Dark Pulse

Language Title
  Japanese 完全なる世界を望む あくのはどう Kanzen-naru Sekai o Nozomu Aku no Hadō
Mandarin Chinese 追求完美世界之 惡之波動 Zhuīqiú Wánměi Shìjiè zhī È-zhī Bōdòng
  French Rêve d'un monde parfait ! Vibrobscur !
  German Finsteraura der vollkommenen Welt
  Italian Neropulsar per un mondo perfetto
  Korean 완전한 세계를 바라는 악의파동 Wanjeonhan Segye-reul Baraneun Ag-ui Padong
  Spanish Pulso Umbrío del Mundo Perfecto



Variations of the move Waterfall
  WaterfallPoison JabIron HeadZing Zap
  ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
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
SMUSUM
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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