Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon - Dark Type Pokemon: Directory

This article contains all the information about Dark Type Pokemon including their weaknesses, their strengths from Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon.

Dark Type Pokemon

Dark Type Pokemon only appeared in the second generation in Johto. The first time the Dark Type pokemon came out as a type included Murkrow Houndour Houndoom Larvitar Pupitar Tyranitar Umbreon and Absol. Absol and Umbreon at that time being the only Dark Type pokemon. In Johto Karen is a trainer that specialized with Dark Type pokemon. However in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Island Kahuna Nanu of Ula’ula Island represents the trainer specializing with Dark Type pokemon.

Battle Properties

Like any other pokemon Dark Type have an advantage over certain types. For example Normal Type pokemon cannot damage Dark Type Pokemon. Dark Type Pokemon cannot also receive damage from Fighting type pokemon. However they did take extra damage from Dark types and other fellow Dark Type Pokemon. They also take half damage from incoming Poison or Bug Type attacks.

Type Defenses

×2 Bug Fairy Fighting
x1 Fire Water Electric Grass Flying Normal Steel
×1/2 Dark Ghost
x0 Psychic

However this can change if the pokemon is a dual-type (i.e. Dark/Normal Type pokemon like Alola Rattata). Alola Rattata being Dark and Normal takes four times damage from Fighting type because of Normal and Dark types being weak to Fighting.

Dark Type

Pokedex No. Name Type
#52 MeowthAlola Form Dark
#53 PersianAlola Form Dark
#197 Umbreon Dark
#261 Poochyena Dark
#262 Mightyena Dark
#359 Absol Dark
Mega Absol Dark
#491 Darkrai Dark
#509 Purrloin Dark
#510 Liepard Dark
#570 Zorua Dark
#571 Zoroark Dark

Dual Type

Dual Type pokemon often take more damage from a single element. However this is done in exchange for taking regular damage from another element the type in question is weak to. For example Alola Rattata is a dual Dark/ Normal type pokemon and therefore takes x4 damage from Fighting type pokemon.

Primary: Dark

Dual Type Dark Type pokemon have two mixtures. One has Ghost as its primary type and the other as its secondary type. However regardless if the type is primary or secondary it does not affect the STAB and power of certain moves.

Dark/ Normal

Alola Rattata and Alola Raticate are the only two Dark type pokemon from Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon that are under this category. Players will need to use Fighting type moves to beat them.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#19 Alola Rattata Dark Normal
#20 Alola Raticate Dark Normal
Dark/ Ghost

Sableye is the only Dark type pokemon with a mix of Ghost type attribute. To defeat it players need to use Fairy type attacks to deal heavy damage.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#302 Sableye Dark Ghost
Mega Sableye Dark Ghost
Dark/Steel

Pawniard and Bisharp appeared in the earlier versions and until Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon are still the only Dark type pokemon with Steel attribute. They lose their weakness to Bug type attacks but gain Fire as a type weakness instead.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#624 Pawniard Dark Steel
#625 Bisharp Dark Steel
Dark/ Ice

Even in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon only Sneasel and Weaville are the two Dark type pokemon with Ice as its secondary attribute. They gain Fire as a weakness and receive x4 damage from Fighting.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#215 Sneasel Dark Ice
#461 Weavile Dark Ice
Dark/ Flying

Any Dark Type Pokemon under this type gains resistance from Bug and Grass types. However they take additional damage from Ice and Electric type pokemon.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#198 Murkrow Dark Flying
#430 Honchkrow Dark Flying
#629 Vullaby Dark Flying
#630 Mandibuzz Dark Flying
#717 Yvetal Dark Flying
Dark/Fire
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#228 Houndour Dark Fire
#229 Houndoom Dark Fire
Mega Houndoom Dark Fire
Dark/ Psychic

Dark type pokemon still retain their weakness to Fairy type pokemon. However they now take x4 damage from Bug type pokemon. However they are now immune to Psychic type attacks.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#686 Inkay Dark Psychic
#687 Malamar Dark Psychic
Dark/ Fighting

Dark type pokemon under this category gain Flying as a weakness.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#559 Scraggy Dark Fighting
#560 Scrafty Dark Fighting
Dark/Dragon

The Dark Type pokemon with Dragon as a secondary attribute now take x4 damage from Fairy types. They also receive x2 Ice damage.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#633 Deino Dark Dragon
#634 Zweilous Dark Dragon
#635 Hydreigon Dark Dragon
#799 Guzzlord Dark Dragon
Secondary: Dark

Secondary Dark Type Pokemon give more priority to certain types of attacks. For example if the pokemon is a Rock/ Ghost Type it will prioritize more Rock-type moves in terms of dealing damage. However in terms of weakness their weaknesses are similar to those who have Ghost as their primary type.

Fighting/ Dark
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#675 Pangoro Fighting Dark
Bug/ Ghost
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#292 Shedinja Bug Ghost
Electric/Ghost
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#479 Rotom Electric Water
Fire/ Dark

The final evolution of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Litten Incineroar boasts as the only Fire/ Dark type in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon. While there are other pokemon that bear similar type mixtures like Houndoor Houndoom and Mega Houndoom Incineroar gives more priority to Fire skills. Like the three Dark/Fire Type pokemon mentioned above he takes additional damage to Ground Fighting Dark and Water. However his being a Dark type makes him resistant against to Ghost type attacks and immune to Psychic types.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#727 Incineroar Fire Dark
Ice/ Ghost
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#478 Froslass Ice Ghost
Grass/ Dark
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
#275 Shiftry Grass Dark
#332 Guzzlord Grass Dark
Ground/ Dark
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#551 Sandile Ground Dark
#552 Krokorok Ground Dark
#553 Krookodile Ground Dark
Rock/ Dark
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
Mega Tyranitar Rock Dark
Poison/ Dark
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#88 Alola Grimer Poison Dark
#89 Alola Muk Poison Dark
#434 Stunky Poison Dark
#435 Skuntank Poison Dark
#452 Drapion Poison Dark
Psychic/ Dark
Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#720 Hoopa Unbound Psychic Dark
Ghost/ Dark

The only Dark Type Pokemon with a Dark type attribute in it is Spiritomb. Making its appearance as Cynthia’s starter pokemon from the Elite Four Roster (Pokemon Diamond/ Pearl/ Platinum) this pokemon is known not to have any weakness. In order to defeat this Ghost-type pokemon players must brute force the pokemon. There is no known way to defeat a Dark Type Pokemon with a Dark type attribute that easily even in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#442 Spiritomb Ghost Dark
Water/Dark

Water/Dark type pokemon are immune to psychic attacks. They also take half damage from Ghost-Type attacks Steel Fire Ice Water and Dark. However they become open to damage from Bug Electric Fairy Fighting and Grass types.

Pokedex No. Name Type 1 Type 2
#130 Mega Gyarados Water Dark
#318 Carvanha Water Dark
#319 Sharpedo Water Dark
Mega Sharpedo Water Dark
#342 Crawdaunt Water Dark
#658 Greninja Water Dark
Ash Greninja Water Dark

Pokemon Types

Pokemon (Type)
Normal Fire Water
Electric Grass Ice
Fighting Poison Ground
Flying Psychic Bug
Rock Ghost Dragon
Dark Steel Fairy

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Joshua David Lemmon

I noticed that there were several Pokemon here that are not Dark type, Being Froslass, Rotom, and Shedinja. Froslass is an Ice/Ghost type, Rotom is an Electric/Ghost type that can change to Electric/Fire, Electric/Ice, Electric/Water, Electric/Grass, and Electric/Flying, and Shedinja is a Bug/Ghost type.