Dusknoir

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Dusknoir
ヨノワール
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Probopass < Dusknoir > Froslass

Species Type
Gripper Pokémon Ghost.png
Number Ability
#477 Pressure
Height Weight
7′3″ (2.2m) 235 lbs. (106.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Dusclops None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Amorphous 45
Tier EV Yield
RU 1 Defense Point
2 Special Defense Points

Dusknoir (ヨノワール) is the 191st Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Ghost type, and is known as the Gripper Pokémon.

Dusknoir uses the Pressure Ability. Whenever an opponent uses a move, this Ability doubles the amount of PP used.

Duskull can evolve into a Dusclops starting at Level 37, and can evolve a second time into a Dusknoir if is traded to another game while holding a Reaper Cloth.

Dusknoir is in the Amorphous Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Dusknoir 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Dusknoir takes on the appearance of a floating ghost with a yellow face-like pattern on its torso.

[edit] Gender Differences

Dusknoir doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The only way to obtain a Dusknoir is to evolve a Dusclops, which is consistent in both Generations of games in which Dusknoir appears.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Dusknoir appears at Sky Stairway 1F-49F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. In Explorers of Time & Darkness, Dusknoir appears at Sky Rift; in Explorers of Sky it appears at Sky Fissure, but the floor range is the same regardless the version: B14-B15 & DPB1-B4.

Dusknoir appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, obtainable at each games' respective Secret Area.

Dusknoir appears at Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia after defeating it in a Boss battle. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Dusknoir appears in the Noir Forest in the Present, and the Dark Temple Mission "Glowing Roads in the Darkness" in the past by S-Ranking the mission, a daunting task in itself because of how difficult Dusknoir is to defeat in this particular mission, especially going it alone (even at a high level).

Dusknoir can be found at the Haunted Zone in PokéPark Wii: Piakchu's Adventure. After beating Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up, complete a Tag Race to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Dusknoir appears at the Tech Area's Unawarehouse after befriending Duskull. Battle it to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call for its assistance in battle.

Dusknoir can only be obtained in Pokémon Conquest by evolving Dusclops.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Dusknoir appears in six sets and a Diamond & Pearl promo. It is listed as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront (3; 1 Lv. X Card), Supreme Victors (Frontier Brain Card) and Boundaries Crossed sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

A Wild Dusknoir appeared in the episode Ghoul Daze to take an evil spirit out from the world of the living.

Ash would face a very tough challenge in his Sinnoh League battle against Conway, whose Dusknoir used Trick Room to turn the tables into his favor. The strategy worked successfully in defeating Ash's Noctowl and Donphan, but it lost the battle-and the match-to Gible.

[edit] Movies

Dusknoir has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

[edit] Manga

A trainer named Hugo, who is the director of the Goldenrod City Radio Station uses a Dusknoir in Chapters 453 and 460.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Dusknoir was listed in the OU, or Over-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling as of Generation IV, but fell back to the Rarely-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling in Generation V. While it remains a solid spinblocker, its Defensive capabilities make for a great tank, plus it also has a solid Attack Statistic, which allows it to go for a sweep with Trick Room support and allows for some variant in its moveset that a Dusclops wouldn't be able to utilize.

While trying to Burn an opposing Pokémon is a good strategy, but Pokémon that benefit from a Status Condition or immune to Fire-Type moves can get a free substitution with good prediction. Status conditions in general are bad news for Dusknoir if it isn't using Rest or has the support of a cleric.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Dusclops
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Dusclops
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Pearl The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Platinum It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
HeartGold This feared Pokémon is said to travel to worlds unknown. Some even believe that it takes lost spirits along with it.
SoulSilver This feared Pokémon is said to travel to worlds unknown. Some even believe that it takes lost spirits along with it.
V Black It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
White It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
Black 2 It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
White 2 It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
VI X It is said to take lost spirits into its pliant body and guide them home.
Y The antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
45
. 200 294 .
Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Def
135
247 275 369 405
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
135
247 275 369 405
Speed
45
85 95 189 207

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Gravity Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Night Shade Ghost.gif ?? 100 Special.png
Start
6
Disable Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
9 Foresight Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
14 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
17 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
22 Shadow Sneak Ghost.gif 40 100 Physical.png
25 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
30 Curse Ghost.gif N/A N/A Other.png
33 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif N/A 75 Other.png
37 Shadow Punch Ghost.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
42 Hex Ghost.gif 50 100 Special.png
49 Mean Look Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
58 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
61 Future Sight Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Imprison Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Destiny Bond Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Grudge Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Memento Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

NOTE: The only way that a Dusknoir can know any of the following moves is for it to learn said moves as a Dusclops before it is transferred from a third generation game. Otherwise, Dusknoir cannot learn these moves.

[edit] Via Purifying Duskull

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Nightmare Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 37
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Trade (Holding Reaper Cloth)
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Dusknoir


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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