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Pokemon Who Can Learn Dark Pulse (TR58)

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This is an article for the move Dark Pulse and the Pokemon who can learn it and its location in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Isle of Armor, and the Crown Tundra DLC. Read on to see the Power, Accuracy, PP, and Effect, and see how to use it competitively.

Dark Pulse - Effect

Type Pokemon Dark Image
Category Pokemon Special Image
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15
Effect The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may make the target flinch
Max Move Max Darkness
Power: 130
TM / TR TR58

Pokemon That Learn Dark Pulse

By Default


By Level Up

GastlyGastly HaunterHaunter GengarGengar
UmbreonUmbreon LarvitarLarvitar PupitarPupitar
TyranitarTyranitar SpiritombSpiritomb WeavileWeavile
YamaskYamask CofagrigusCofagrigus VullabyVullaby
MandibuzzMandibuzz YveltalYveltal ImpidimpImpidimp
MorgremMorgrem GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl

By TM / TR

BlastoiseBlastoise VulpixVulpix Alolan VulpixAlolan Vulpix
NinetalesNinetales Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales MeowthMeowth
Alolan MeowthAlolan Meowth Galarian MeowthGalarian Meowth PersianPersian
Alolan PersianAlolan Persian GastlyGastly HaunterHaunter
GengarGengar Alolan MarowakAlolan Marowak KoffingKoffing
WeezingWeezing Galarian WeezingGalarian Weezing GyaradosGyarados
Galarian MoltresGalarian Moltres MewMew CrobatCrobat
UmbreonUmbreon SteelixSteelix SneaselSneasel
SkarmorySkarmory LarvitarLarvitar PupitarPupitar
TyranitarTyranitar NuzleafNuzleaf ShiftryShiftry
SableyeSableye MawileMawile AggronAggron
CarvanhaCarvanha SharpedoSharpedo CrawdauntCrawdaunt
DuskullDuskull DusclopsDusclops AbsolAbsol
GlalieGlalie StunkyStunky SkuntankSkuntank
SpiritombSpiritomb LucarioLucario SkorupiSkorupi
DrapionDrapion CroagunkCroagunk ToxicroakToxicroak
WeavileWeavile Porygon-ZPorygon-Z DusknoirDusknoir
RotomRotom Heat RotomHeat Rotom Wash RotomWash Rotom
Frost RotomFrost Rotom Fan RotomFan Rotom Mow RotomMow Rotom
HeatranHeatran GiratinaGiratina Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)
PurrloinPurrloin LiepardLiepard SandileSandile
KrokorokKrokorok KrookodileKrookodile ScraggyScraggy
ScraftyScrafty SigilyphSigilyph YamaskYamask
Galarian YamaskGalarian Yamask CofagrigusCofagrigus TrubbishTrubbish
GarbodorGarbodor ZoruaZorua ZoroarkZoroark
GothitaGothita GothoritaGothorita GothitelleGothitelle
FrillishFrillish JellicentJellicent ElgyemElgyem
BeheeyemBeheeyem LitwickLitwick LampentLampent
ChandelureChandelure DruddigonDruddigon PawniardPawniard
BisharpBisharp VullabyVullaby MandibuzzMandibuzz
DeinoDeino ZweilousZweilous HydreigonHydreigon
TornadusTornadus Tornadus (Therian Forme)Tornadus (Therian Forme) ThundurusThundurus
Thundurus (Therian Forme)Thundurus (Therian Forme) GenesectGenesect PanchamPancham
PangoroPangoro EspurrEspurr MeowsticMeowstic
InkayInkay MalamarMalamar ClawitzerClawitzer
HelioptileHelioptile HelioliskHeliolisk TyruntTyrunt
TyrantrumTyrantrum AmauraAmaura AurorusAurorus
PhantumpPhantump TrevenantTrevenant PumpkabooPumpkaboo
GourgeistGourgeist NoibatNoibat NoivernNoivern
YveltalYveltal IncineroarIncineroar GolisopodGolisopod
MimikyuMimikyu GuzzlordGuzzlord NecrozmaNecrozma
BlacephalonBlacephalon NaganadelNaganadel InteleonInteleon
ThievulThievul SinisteaSinistea PolteageistPolteageist
HatennaHatenna HattremHattrem HattereneHatterene
ImpidimpImpidimp MorgremMorgrem GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl
PerrserkerPerrserker RunerigusRunerigus MorpekoMorpeko
DuraludonDuraludon Urshifu Single-Strike StyleUrshifu Single-Strike Style ZarudeZarude
SpectrierSpectrier Calyrex (Shadow Rider)Calyrex (Shadow Rider)

By Egg Move

There are no Pokemon who learn this move by this method.

By Move Tutor

There are no Pokemon who learn this move by this method.

Dark Pulse Competitive Analysis

Dark Pulse is a good Dark-type move often used as a primary STAB move for special attackers and coverage move for non-Dark Pokemon.

This move also has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. This added value makes Dark Pulse a good versatile move.

Dark Pulse Location

Purchase from the Wild Area Trader

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Dark Pulse is available to purchase from the Watt Traders in the Wild Area for 3000 Watts.

The Watt Traders' selection of TM and TRs changes everyday so make sure to check what's in stock!

How to Farm Watts Quickly

A Possible Drop from Max Raids

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It's also possible to get Dark Pulse from Dark-type Max Raid dens as a reward for defeating or catching the resident Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokemon.

How to Max Raid With Friends

Get from the Cram-o-Matic

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It's also possible to get Dark Pulse from the Cram-o-Matic, although the chances are still low even when using the right items.

How to Use the Cram-o-Matic

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2 Anonymousover 3 years

You know I was wandering the same thing about obstagoon I wanted to teach my obstagoon in pokemon sword dark pulse but it wont allow me.i find it a bit strange that u cant teach a dark type like obstagoon dark pulse.

1 Anonymousover 4 years

Why can’t eternatus learn dark pulse


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