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Dark Void

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark - 80% 10 0 - All enemies

Description

Puts the target to sleep. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. Pokemon with the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit are immune.

Competitive Use

The second best sleep-inducing move in the game, accuracy wise. However, it has fairly low distribution with only two users, Darkrai and Smeargle. For that reason, in singles Darkrai is the best user, since it possesses all the tools to abuse it: great Speed, excellent Special Attack, a good boosting move, and the right offensive movepool, not to mention its Bad Dreams ability. Dark Void is what makes Darkrai so truly terrifying to face, and you will rarely see Darkrai without it, or the threat of using it.

As for Smeargle, in singles there isn't any reason to not use Spore, as it has perfect accuracy. However, in double or triple battles, Dark Void serves a specific purpose, putting two adjacent Pokemon to sleep on the same turn. This is particularly noticeable in VGC tournaments where Smeargle is allowed, as there is no sleep clause to prevent an immediate turn 1 advantage.

Related Moves

Spore is a similar Grass-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used.

Lovely Kiss is a similar move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

GrassWhistle is a similar Grass-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

Hypnosis is a similar Psychic-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

Sing is a similar move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has much lower accuracy.

Sleep Powder is a similar Grass-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Darkrai Dark Uber Bad Dreams 70 90 90 135 90 125 600