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Arceus - Dark (Pokémon GO)

Arceus Pokemon GO

Arceus - Dark

#493 (Sinnoh)

Best moveset for Arceus - Dark

The best moves for Arceus (Dark) are Shadow Claw and Hyper Beam when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Shadow Claw 12.9 dps
  Hyper Beam 39.5 dps

Defense

  Iron Tail 13.6 dps
  Outrage 28.2 dps

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Pokémon type

Dark
Vulnerable to…
Fighting deals 160% damage.
Bug deals 160% damage.
Fairy deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Ghost deals 63% damage.
Dark deals 63% damage.
Psychic deals 39% damage.

Evolution

Arceus (Dark) currently has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

Standard game images

Arceus - Dark - Male & Female

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Arceus - Dark, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Arceus (Dark) is a Dark Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Bug and Fairy moves. Arceus's strongest moveset is Shadow Claw & Hyper Beam and it has a Max CP of 3,989.

About

"It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed."

Best moveset for Arceus - Dark

The best moves for Arceus (Dark) are Shadow Claw and Hyper Beam when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Shadow Claw 12.9 dps
  Hyper Beam 39.5 dps

Defense

  Iron Tail 13.6 dps
  Outrage 28.2 dps

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What counters Arceus (Dark)?

Arceus (Dark) is a Dark type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Fighting, Bug and Fairy moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Arceus (Dark) are:

  • Lucario,
  • Zacian (Crowned Sword),
  • Urshifu (Single Strike),
  • Urshifu (Rapid Strike),
  • Conkeldurr.
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Lucario   Counter   Aura Sphere 100%
Zacian (Crowned Sword)   Quick Attack   Play Rough 98%
Zacian (Crowned Sword)   Metal Claw   Play Rough 97%
Urshifu (Single Strike)   Counter   Dynamic Punch 97%
Urshifu (Rapid Strike)   Counter   Dynamic Punch 97%
Conkeldurr   Counter   Dynamic Punch 93%
Zacian (Crowned Sword)   Snarl   Play Rough 92%
Zacian (Crowned Sword)   Fire Fang   Play Rough 91%
Breloom   Counter   Dynamic Punch 91%
Machamp   Counter   Dynamic Punch 89%

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

Most vulnerable to Arceus - Dark

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

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