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Dark Pulse

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Dark Pulse
あくのはどう Evil Pulse
Dark Pulse.png
General Information
Type: Type Dark.gif
Generation: IV
Battle Data
Category Special
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100
PP: 15
Effects: All
Secondary Effect: 20% chance of making the foe flinch.
Priority: 0
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest data
Super Contests DPPt
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥

Dark Pulse is a Dark-type move that has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.



Version(s) Description
T/DS Inflicts damage on enemies within a 1-tile range. It may also afflict enemies with a Cringe status condition, which makes its actions fail.
X/Y The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.
OR/AS The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.


Version(s) Description
OR/AS Quite an appealing move.

In the anime

Known pokemon to use it in the anime series and where, when, and who


  • The Rise of Darkrai (movie)
  • Tobias' Darkrai in the episode The Semi-Final Frontier!


  • (Wild) in the episode The Keystone Pops!


  • Saturn's Toxicroak in the episode Enter Galactic!


  • Kyle's Crawdaunt in the episode Strategy With a Smile!


  • Paul's Honchkrow in the episode Aiding the Enemy!


  • Fantina's Mismagius in the episode Shield with a Twist!


  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky-Beyond Time and Darkness


  • In the movie Zoroark:Master of Illusions


  • Katherine's Mandibuzz in the episode Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!

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