What's good against dark Pokemon?

Dark types are underrepresented in the world of Pokemon which can make battling against them a bit challenging — they tend to surprise you!


In general, dark type Pokemon have above average speed and attack which may allow them to move first and hit hard! Watch out for their signature 'sucker punch' and 'knock-off' attacks, too!


what's good against dark pokemon

Dark type Pokemon are weak to:

Use attacks of these types to deal double damage against dark types. It's super effective!

what's good against dark pokemon

These types resist dark type attacks:

Use Pokemon of these types to take half damage from an opponent's dark type attacks. It's not very effective.

what resists dark type attacks

Great Pokemon to use against dark types:

These Pokemon learn super effective attacks or have useful resistances (or both!)

  • Grimmsnarl (dark / fairy)

  • Scrafty (dark / fighting)

  • Lucario (fighting / steel)

  • Ribombee (bug / fairy)

  • Scizor (bug / steel)

  • Heracross (bug / fighting)


Read more: The ULTIMATE Pokemon Type Weakness Guide

Good attacks to use against dark type Pokemon:

  • X-scissor (bug)

  • Bug buzz (bug)

  • Signal beam (bug)

  • Dazzling gleam (fairy)

  • Moon blast (fairy)

  • Play rough (fairy)

  • Break brick (fighting)

  • Aura sphere (fighting)

  • Close combat (fighting)


What's good against..?

bug | dark | dragon | electric | fairy | fighting | fire | flying | ghost | grass | ground | ice | normal | poison | psychic | rock | steel | water