Dark Void (move)

This article is about the move Dark Void. For the Field Move Dark Power, see Field Move (Ranger).

Dark Void
ダークホール Dark Hole
Dark Void VIII.png
Dark Void VIII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  50%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

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.

Effect

Generation IV-VI

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.

Generation VII

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!". Dark Void will not fail when reflected by Magic Bounce.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Dark Void, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Dark Void cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Dark Void can be selected and works identically to how it did in the previous generation.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Dark Void's accuracy was raised to 90%, and lowers the user's action priority. It makes the target drowsy and lowers its defensive stats. Like all other moves in this game, it targets only one Pokémon.

Category  Status
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  90%  90%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  +5  +2  +8
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with drowsiness
Lowers the target's defensive stats
Lowers the user's action speed

Generation IX

Dark Void cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is dragged into a world of total darkness that puts it to sleep.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
Opposing Pokémon are dragged into a world of total darkness that makes them sleep.
LA The target is dragged into a world of total darkness that makes the target drowsy and lowers its defensive stats.
SV Opposing Pokémon are dragged into a world of total darkness that puts them to sleep.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
491   Darkrai
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 66 66 66 66 66BDSP
57LA
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
  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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
491   DarkraiLv. 50
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Winter Vacation Darkrai
Winter 2011 Darkrai
Homeplus Darkrai
May 2012 Darkrai
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
491   DarkraiLv. 50
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Wonderland Darkrai
Mysterious World Darkrai
February 2015 Darkrai
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, Darkness and Sky, Dark Void is a move with 9 PP and 88% accuracy. It targets all enemies in the same room, putting them to sleep if possible. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Dark Void could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Dark Void could be seen as a move used by Boss Darkrai.

  Dark Void
Charge time 0.88 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Puts the foe to sleep

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 80% All opponents Puts the target to sleep.* Sygna Suit Cyrus & Darkrai (Direct link)

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Afflicts all enemies in the room with a Sleep status condition.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It makes enemies in the same room go to sleep.


In the anime

       
Darkrai (M10) Hitting the opponent Effect Tobias's Darkrai
The user shoots out black balls of energy to engulf the target, putting the target to sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Darkrai 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 hit the opponent, they form a pink crimson bubble around it that fades away into dark crimson. Once the sphere disappears, the opponent falls asleep.
Darkrai (M10) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Tobias's Darkrai The Semi-Final Frontier! None
Darkrai (recurring) A Midsummer Night's Light! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Since Generation VII (excluding Pokémon Legends: Arceus), Dark Void has the lowest accuracy of all status moves, signature moves and Dark-type moves.
  • In The Rise of Darkrai, when using Dark Void for the second and third times, Darkrai exclaims the move's name. This does not happen in the original Japanese version.
    • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, probably due to an oversight, Darkrai says "Dark Void" when using the move for the third time instead of a localized name.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗黑洞 Amhāk Duhng *
黑洞 Hākduhng *
Mandarin 暗黑洞 Ànhēi Dòng *
黑洞 Hēidòng *
  Czech Temná prázdnota
  Dutch Duistere leegte
  French Trou Noir
  German Schlummerort
  Greek Σκοτεινό Κενό
  Indonesian Dark Void
  Italian Vuototetro
  Korean 다크홀 Dakeuhol
  Polish Ciemna Pustka
Portuguese   Brazil Vácuo da Escuridão (anime, TCG)
Sono das Sombras (M10)
  Portugal Vazio Negro (anime)
Vazio Escuro (M10)
Spanish   Latin America Abismo Negro
  Spain Brecha Negra



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