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Max Darkness
ダイアーク Dai Dark
Max Darkness VIII.png
Max Darkness VIII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Varies
PP  — (max. —)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any adjacent foe, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Jam  0  
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Max Darkness (Japanese: ダイアーク Dai Dark) is a damage-dealing Dark-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.



Max Darkness inflicts damage and lowers the target's and its ally's Special Defense by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Pwr. Cat.
Assurance 110 Physical
Beat Up 100 Physical
Bite 110 Physical
Brutal Swing 110 Physical
Crunch 130 Physical
Dark Pulse 130 Special
Darkest Lariat 130 Physical
False Surrender 130 Physical
Fiery Wrath 90 Special
Fling 100 Physical
Foul Play 130 Physical
Hyperspace Fury 130 Physical
Jaw Lock 130 Physical
Knock Off 120 Physical
Lash Out 130 Physical
Night Daze 130 Special
Night Slash 120 Physical
Payback 100 Physical
Power Trip 130 Physical
Snarl 110 Special
Sucker Punch 120 Physical
Thief 110 Physical
Throat Chop 130 Physical
Wicked Blow 130 Physical


Games Description
SwSh This is a Dark-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Sp. Def stat.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use this move if it knows a damaging Dark-type move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages