The Top 10 Best Dark Type Pokemon Ever

If you want to add the best dark type Pokemon to your team, look no further! These Pokemon have the best stats, move pools & abilities of all non-legendary dark types which allow them to thrive in competitive battling and general game-play.


Honorable Mentions:

Drapion, Umbreon, Incineroar, Mandibuzz, Malamar, Honchkrow, Pangoro


10. Krookodile

best dark type pokemon - krookodile

Krookodile is a very violent Pokémon who tries to try to clamp down on anything that moves in front of its eyes.


Good attacks for Krookodile: knock off, earthquake, stone edge, pursuit, crunch, stealth rocks


9. Crawdaunt

best dark type pokemon - crawdaunt

Crawdaunt has an extremely violent nature that compels it to challenge other living things to battle. Other life-forms refuse to live in ponds inhabited by it, making them desolate places.


Good attacks for Crawdaunt: crabhammer, knock off, aqua jet, superpower, crunch, swords dance


8. Sableye

best dark type pokemon - sableye

Sableye lead quiet lives deep inside caverns. They are feared because they are thought to steal the spirits of people when their eyes burn with a sinister glow in the darkness.


Good attacks for Sableye: knock off, fake out, foul play, toxic, will-O-wisp, recover, protect


Pro tip: use Sableye's 'prankster' ability to give it priority on status moves!


7. Grimmsnarl

best dark type pokemon - grimmsnarl

With the hair wrapped around Grimmsnarl's body helping to enhance its muscles, this Pokémon can overwhelm even Machamp.


Good attacks for Grimmsnarl: spirit break, foul play, darkes lariat, sucker punch, superpower, reflect, light screen, thunder wave Pro tip: use Grimmsnarl's 'prankster' ability to gain priority on all status moves!


6. Bisharp

best dark type pokemon - bisharp

Bisharp is a pitiless Pokémon who commands a group of Pawniard to hound prey into immobility. It then moves in to finish the prey off.


Good attacks for Bisharp: knock off, iron head, sucker punch, pursuit, swords dance


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5. Weavile

best dark type pokemon - weavile

Weavile lives in snowy regions. It carves patterns in trees with its claws as a signal to others. They attack their quarry in packs. Large prey easily fall to the teamwork of a group of Weavile.


Good attacks for Weavile: knock off, icicle crash, ice shard, pursuit


4. Alolan Muk

best dark type pokemon - alolan muk

From Muk's body seeps a foul fluid that gives off a nose-bendingly horrible stench. Just one drop of its body fluid can turn a pool stagnant and rancid.


Good attacks for Alolan Muk: knock off, fire punch, poison jab, gunk shot, pursuit, explosion


3. Hydreigon

best dark type pokemon - hydreigon

The heads on Hydreigon's arms do not have brains. It use all three heads to consume and destroy everything.


Good attacks for Hydreigon: draco meteor, dark pulse, U-turn, fire blast, roost, defog


2. Tyranitar

best dark type pokemon - tyranitar

Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. It wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.


Good attacks for Tyranitar: stone edge, pursuit, fire punch, earthquake, crunch, ice punch, dragon dance, stealth rocks


1. Greninja

best dark type pokemon - greninja

Greninja creates throwing stars out of compressed water. When it spins them and throws them at high speed, these stars can split metal in two.


Good attacks for Greninja: hydro pump, surf, dark pulse, water shuriken, dig, ice beam, gunk shot, U-turn, spikes


Pro tip: use Greninja's 'protean' ability to increase it's attacking damage!



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