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20 Best Dark Type Pokémon From Each Generation (2022)

Dark type Pokémon are some of the coolest, edgiest and most badass ever and once you see all the Pokémon featured on this list, you’ll come to the same conclusion. I personally love these Pokémon type because they not only look stunning, but they are pretty powerful as well.

Along with poison-type, dark Pokémon are generally shown to be used by the villains in the show and the games; and unlike the elemental types like fire and water, dark type is straight-up dark energy, so it kinda makes sense. This might seem that the Pokémon are “evil” in nature, but that would be quite wrong. In fact, calling these Pokémon mischievous might be proper.

The dark type Pokémon were introduced in Generation 2 to counter the psychic-type. They are immune against psychic Pokémon, which are considered as some of the most overpowered Pokémon ever; but ever since the introduction of their dark counterparts, the power scale has been balanced.

If you aren’t someone who’s afraid of the dark, but actually prefer the edginess and strength exuded by these monsters, I have put together a list featuring some of the best dark Pokémon of all time. Let’s have a look at it and see who made the cut!

Best Dark Type Pokémon of 2022

20. Absol

absol

Absol is a Dark-type Pokémon that was introduced back in Generation III. While it’s not known to evolve, it can Mega Evolve using Absolite.

Absol gets around on four legs and looks like a mammal. This solitary Pokémon is colored in a dark-blue hue which is nicely contrasted by its snow-white fur. It is horned, has a ruff and a visible tuft that sits on its head. During its Mega transformation, the Pokémon extends and grows considerably. Despite its slightly menacing presence, it is known to protect fields by predicting disaster.

  • Type: Dark
  • Weakness: Fairy, Fighting, Bug
  • Immune: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Dark

19. Honchkrow

honchkrow

Honchkrow is a dual-type Flying/Dark Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation IV and it evolves from Murkrow after being exposed to Dusk Stone.

Honchkrow is a formally dressed, dark blue, flying-type Pokémon. It’s red eyes contrast brilliantly with beautiful dark-blue eyelids. Among other prominent features, it is recognizable for its cravat-like crest of feathers. It spends most of its time alone tending to its beautiful plumage. Also, it’s known to be an efficient organizer of Murkrow.

  • Type: Flying/Dark
  • Weakness: Ice, Rock, Electric, Fairy
  • Immunity: Ground, Psychic
  • Resistance: Dark, Grass, Ghost

18. Houndoom

houndoom

Houndoom is a dual-type Dark/Fire Pokémon. It was first introduced back in Generation II and it evolves from Hondour at level 24 and can Mega Evolve using the Houndoominite.

Unlike most, Houndoom goes on four legs. It’s matte black frame is contrasted by an orange underside. The red eyed Houndoom is also adorned with a pendant and a natural white band, which sits beautifully around its neck. It secretes powerful gut-toxins and compete in duels to select their leaders. Although this fire-type Pokémon might look innocuous, be careful as the wounds it inflicts with its potent mix of fire and poison will never heal.

  • Type: Fire/Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Rock, Water
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Steel, Grass, Ice, Fire

17. Weavile

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Weavile is a dual-type Dark/Ice Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Sneasel under very specific conditions. To evolve, it has to level up at night, while holding a Razor Claw.

Weavile looks like a weasel. Its bland gray appearance is perfectly complemented by its wide feathers and a bright red crown. It has an intense gaze, red eyes and four powerful fangs too. Being an ice-type Pokémon, it lives in snow and hunts fiercely in a pack. Based on its climate, Weavile has evolved attacks that can leave its victims frost-bitten.

  • Type: Ice/Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Rock, Steel, Bug, Fire, Fairy
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Ice, Dark

16. Mightyena

mightyena

Mightyena is one of the Dark type Pokémon that got its debut in Generation III. At level 18, Mightyena evolves from Poochyena.

Unlike most others, Mightyena is not a dual-type. Instead, this hyena-like Pokémon is greyed, furry and shaggy. It’s covered in a series of aesthetic patterns that include streaks and triangles. It also has ominous red features which include its eyes and nose. Much like the Hyena, the Mightyena lives in a pack and hunts collectively.

  • Type: Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Dark

15. Grimmsnarl

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Grimmsnarl is a dual-type Dark/Fairy Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VIII. At level 42, it evolves from Morgrem and is the final form on Impidimp. It also has a Gigantamax form.

Grimmsnarl is a hairy, humanoid Pokémon. Other than its largely dark-blue body, it is bald on its abdomen and feet. It’s also got a blue tongue, six teeth and a glistening red iris. This fairy-type Pokémon undergoes a significant physical transformation in transition to its Gigantamax form. It attacks by extending its flexible hair and shrouding the enemy in powerful hair-tentacles.

  • Type: Fairy/Dark
  • Weakness: Poison, Fairy, Steel
  • Immunity: Dragon, Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Dark

14. Bisharp

bisharp

Bisharp is a dual Steel/Dark type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation V. Bisharp evolves from Pawniard at level 52.

Bisharp goes on two feet and looks like a human. It’s helmet-like head is coated in red and black. These bright colors are matched by its yellow face which has black contours. It also has powerful blades built into its hands and torso. These two weapons, combined with its metallic body make it quite formidable as an opponent. The steel-type Pokémon is pitiless in conquest and rules over a pack of Pawniard in the wild.

  • Type: Steel/Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Fire
  • Immunity: Poison, Psychic
  • Resistance: Normal, Flying, Rock, Steel, Ice, Dragon, Dark

13. Sharpedo

sharpedo

Sharpedo is a dual Water/Dark type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation III and evolves from Carvanha at level 30. It can also Mega Evolve using Sharpedonite.

Sharpedo, as implied in its name, is a shark-like Pokémon. It has prominent, torpedo-like fins and sharp denticles too. Like a regular shark, it is mostly colored in a dark blue hue. It is patterned with stars on its snout and dorsal fins for lightning fast, sub-aquatic navigation. In attack, this water Pokémon has a wide range of attack vectors that include powerful jet streams and its razor-sharp teeth.

  • Type: Water/Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Electric, Grass, Fairy
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Steel, Fire, Water, Ice, Dark

12. Zoroark

Zoroark is one of the popular Dark type Pokémon. It was first introduced in Generation V and it evolves from Zorua at level 30.

Even though Zoroark is bipedal, it’s a fox-like creature. Among many stand-out features, it parades its snout, full mane and innocuous red rims around its eyes. It also has an irregular musculature with thin upper arms and thick lower arms. Although the Pokémon is limited in its ability to transform, it adapts by being a devious illusionist.

  • Type: Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Dark

11. Incineroar

incineroar

Incineroar is a dual-type Dark/Fire Pokémon. It evolves from Torracat at level 34 and was introduced in Generation VII. It is the final form of Litten.

Incineroar is a cat-like Pokémon. It’s a colorful creature with colors such as black and red that decorate its muscular frame. It also has beautiful stripes that run vertically across its body. It has the affectation of a heavyweight boxer and five fingered hands. Despite its attractive feline look, the Pokémon is a violent, fire-wielding beast and it also is a competent kick boxer.

  • Type: Dark/Fire
  • Weaknesses: Fighting, Ground, Rock, Water
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Steel, Fire, Ice, Grass, Dark

10. Obstagoon

obstagoon

Obstagoon is a dual-type Dark/Normal Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation VIII. When leveled up at night, it evolves from Galarian Linoone and it is the final form of Galarian Zigzagoon.

Obstagoon is monochrome, and gets about on two feet. It looks in part, like a badger with its long neck and pointed snout. It is evolved to survive the toughest conditions due to its climatic exposure to the Galar region. Instead of unleashing traditional attacks, this normal-type prefers to taunt and irritate opponents. Being a confrontational Pokémon, it relies on manipulation and distraction to overwhelm opponents before launching its sharp claws in attack.

  • Type: Dark/Normal
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
  • Immunity: Ghost, Psychic
  • Resistance: Dark

9. Morpeko

morpeko

Morpeko is a dual-type Dark/Electric Pokémon. It isn’t known to evolve, but is able to transform by using its Hunger Switch ability. It was introduced in Generation VIII.

Unlike many others, Morpeko is a cute, stubby-looking electric Pokémon. It has midi-size body parts including its nose, cheeks and ears. It also stores seeds in its fur patches. In one of its transformations (Full Belly Mode), it takes on a glistening, yellow hue. When it’s not satisfied (Hangry Mode), it becomes purple. The Pokémon is driven by hunger to extreme violence and will continue to wreak havoc until it finds food.

  • Type: Dark/Electric
  • Weaknesses: Fighting, Ground, Bug, Fairy
  • Immune: Psychic
  • Resistance: Flying, Ghost, Steel, Electric, Dark

8. Hydreigon

Hydreigon is a dual Dragon/Dark-type Pokémon that was introduced back in Generation V. It evolves from Zweilous at level 64 and is the last form of Deino.

Unlike most dragon-type Pokémon, the Hydreigon is bipedal. It has a dark-blue hue and three wing-like structures that protrude from its back. Also, the Pokémon has red menacing eyes, sharp teeth and earns the title of “brutal” from trainers. This reputation is based on its tendency to attack any perceived threats in its environment. Finally, it flies with the aid of six powerful wings.

  • Type: Dark/Dragon
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Ice, Dragon, Fairy
  • Immunity: Ground, Electric
  • Resistance: Ghost, Fire, Water, Grass, Electric

7. Umbreon

umbreon

Umbreon is one of the best Dark type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation II. When leveled up with high-friendship at night, it evolves from Eevee. It can also evolve when leveled up with Moon Shard in the Bag.

Umbreon is a puppy-like Pokémon. It’s quadrupedal and has glistening red eyes. Just like a pup, it’s got a bushy tail, ears and pointed teeth. Also, it has aesthetic markings in lemon yellow in the lower-half of its body. The Pokémon is not popular in the wild. Also, it glows menacingly at night and is able to disguise itself perfectly in the dark.

  • Type: Dark
  • Weaknesses: Fighting, Fairy, Bug
  • Immune: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Dark

6. Zarude

Zarude is a dual-type Dark/Grass Pokémon which was introduced in Generation VIII. Although it is not known to evolve, it can switch forms between the Zarude and Dada.

Zarude is a baboon-like grass-type Pokémon. It’s body is a collage of black and gray fur. Its dentition is dotted with visible, razor-sharp canine. It also has beautiful eyes of glistening green irises and red sclerae that makes it look psychedelic. Like the baboon, Zarude can swing from tree to tree with ease but unlike the beast, it extends the twine naturally from its arms. Unlike most Pokémon, Zarude are guardians of the forest and can speak the human language.

  • Type: Dark/Grass
  • Weakness: Fighting, Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice, Fairy
  • Immune: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ground, Ghost, Water, Grass, Electric, Dark

5. Guzzlord

guzzlord

Guzzlord is a dual-type Dark/Dragon Pokémon. It was introduced to Generation VII and has no known evolutionary path. Also, it is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known as UB-0G Glutton.

The Guzzlord is a spherical, beast-like Pokémon. It has a yellow mouth and two rows of yellow and black teeth. It has multiple tongues and an extended dentition that looks like a natural weapon. It also touts nice, zig-zag patterns and wing-like protrusions that can be found above its eye. This Pokémon is notorious for its endless appetite which it converts into energy.

  • Type: Dark/Dragon
  • Weaknesses: Fighting, Bug, Ice, Dragon, Fairy
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Dark

4. Greninja

Greninja is a dual-type Dark/Water Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VI. The Pokémon evolves from Frogadier at level 36 and is the final form of Froakie. Unlike most Pokémon, the Greninja can transform into Ash-Greninja, which is a special form using the Battle Bond Ability.

Greninja is amphibious, bipedal and looks like a frog. It is adorned with colors that range from dark blue to yellow. It’s also tatted with a pair of blue stars on its thighs. The Pokémon has a series of fin-like extensions to its head and five toes in all. It has incredible speed and a gait that’s like no other. In attack, Greninja combines its compressed, sharp bursts of water with insane agility to befuddle its rivals.

  • Type: Water/Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Electric, Grass
  • Immune: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Steel, Ice, Water, Fire, Dark

3. Tyranitar

Tyranitar is a dual-type Dark/Rock Pokémon that was introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Pupitar at level 55 and is the final form of Larvitar. It can also Mega Evolve using Tyranitarite.

Tyranitar is a massive, bipedal pseudo-legendary Pokémon. It has physical properties that are similar to a dinosaur. Like its genetic ancestor, it is endowed with powerful, pointed teeth. It also has scales, and spikes that protrude from the back of its head. In its Mega Evolution form, the Pokémon is significantly altered with oversized scales and powerful armor. In attack, this rock-type can withstand a lot of damage and flatten entire villages with earthquakes.

  • Type: Rock/Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Bug, Steel, Fairy, Water, Grass
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Normal, Flying, Poison, Ghost, Fire, Dark

2. Yveltal

Yveltal is a dual-type Dark/Flying Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VI. It is not known to evolve to or from any Pokémon.

Yveltal has a physical likeness to a dragon. Across the breadth of its body, white dots can be seen. It has powerful crimson wings and black lines that run through the edge of its frame. Also, It has a snout, spikes and claws too. In attack, this legendary Pokémon can absorb life-energies. Also, because of its physical adaptations, it’s the only known practitioner of the Oblivion wing.

  • Type: Dark/Flying
  • Weaknesses: Rock, Fairy, Electric, Ice
  • Immunity: Ground, Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Dark, Grass

1. Darkrai

Darkrai is a Dark-type Pokémon that was introduced back in Generation IV. It is not known to have any evolutionary path.

This is a black, ghostly mythical Pokémon that has glistening blue eyes and a small head. The nightmarish Pokémon has long, skinny arms and hands that look like claws. It hunts by causing endless torture to its victim in their dreams. It can be stopped if its target is exposed to a Lunar Wing from Cresselia.

  • Type: Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
  • Immunity: Psychic
  • Resistance: Ghost, Dark

Conclusion

These were some of the best dark Pokémon of all time that you should know about. I hope you were able to discover some cool Pokémon after reading this list, but if you’ve got some suggestion for me, use the comments section below to let me know about it.

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Arbaz Khan

My name's Arbaz Khan, and I am the guy behind SlushTimes.com! Since I spent most of my time watching anime and reading manga, I thought of creating a website where I can talk about things I like. So here we are!

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