Pokemon
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Dusknoir
Ghost Type
Gripper Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #160

Pokemon Legends Arceus Dusknoir is a Ghost Type Gripper Pokémon with a Fast growth rate and a 1 Defense, 2 Special Defense EV Yield. Dusknoir can be found with Pressure as an Ability; we recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 525 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Dusknoir Guide using the links below.

Dusknoir Stats and Abilities

Based on Dusknoir Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Dusknoir Highest IV Stat is Defense (135) and the Lowest being Speed (45).

Dusknoir Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
45
B
Attack
100
A
Defense
135
D
Special Attack
65
A
Special Defense
135
F
Speed
45
B
Total
525
Dusknoir Details
Dusknoir Detail
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Amorphous
Dusknoir Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Pressure
Pressure makes any attack targeted at the ability-bearer - regardless of whether it hits - use 2 PP instead of 1.
Hidden Ability
Frisk
The Pokémon can check a foe's held item.

How To Evolve Dusknoir in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Duskull requires (Level 37) to evolve into Dusclops and then (trade holding Reaper Cloth) to evolve into Dusknoir.

Dusknoir Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Duskull
Ghost Type
Level 37
Dusclops
Ghost Type
trade holding Reaper Cloth
Dusknoir
Ghost Type
Dusknoir Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Duskull
295
20
40
30
90
90
25
Stat Change
+160
+20
+30
+30
+40
+40
+0
Dusclops
455
40
70
60
130
130
25
Stat Change
+70
+5
+30
+5
+5
+5
+20
Dusknoir
525
45
100
65
135
135
45

Alpha Dusknoir Locations

List of Locations you can find Alpha Dusknoir in PLA.

Alpha Dusknoir Map Locations in Cobalt Coastlands
Cobalt Coastlands Dusknoir Alpha Pokemon Locations
Lv. Location Description
65Cobalt Coastlands Deadwood Haunt

Where To Find Dusknoir Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Dusknoir in PLA.

Dusknoir has 3 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 35 - 48 Dusknoir, within the Sacred Plaza location via Space-Time Distortions.

Alabaster Icelands Dusknoir Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Duskull
Ghost Type
Lv. 20 - 36
Alabaster Icelands
Avalanche Slopes
On Land
Very Rare
Dusclops
Ghost Type
Lv. 20 - 62
Alabaster Icelands
Avalanche Slopes
On Land
Common
Duskull
Ghost Type
Lv. 24 - 36
Alabaster Icelands
Arena's Approach
On Land
Rare
Dusclops
Ghost Type
Lv. 24 - 50
Alabaster Icelands
Arena's Approach
On Land
Very Common
Cobalt Coastlands Dusknoir Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Duskull
Ghost Type
Lv. 29 - 32
Cobalt Coastlands
Deadwood Haunt
On Land
Very Common
Dusclops
Ghost Type
Lv. 29 - 40
Cobalt Coastlands
Deadwood Haunt
On Land
Rare
Duskull
Ghost Type
Lv. 33 - 35
Cobalt Coastlands
Deadwood Haunt
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Dusclops
Ghost Type
Lv. 37 - 39
Cobalt Coastlands
Deadwood Haunt
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Coronet Highlands Dusknoir Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Dusclops
Ghost Type
Lv. 35 - 40
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Dusclops
Ghost Type
Lv. 35 - 40
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Trail
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Dusclops
Ghost Type
Lv. 35 - 40
Coronet Highlands
Sacred Plaza
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Dusknoir
Ghost Type
Lv. 35 - 48
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Dusknoir
Ghost Type
Lv. 35 - 48
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Trail
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Dusknoir
Ghost Type
Lv. 35 - 48
Coronet Highlands
Sacred Plaza
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare

Pokemon LA Dusknoir Weakness

Dusknoir is a Ghost Type pokemon. This will cause Dusknoir to take More Damage from Ghost, Dark Type Moves, and Less Damage from Poison, Bug, Normal, Fighting Type moves.

Dusknoir Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ghost
Dark
0.5x
Less Damage
Poison
Bug
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Normal
Fighting

What pokemon is Dusknoir Weak Against?

Dusknoir Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Giratina Origin
Ghost Type
Dragon Type
S
Giratina Altered
Ghost Type
Dragon Type
S
Darkrai
Dark Type
A
Hisuian Typhlosion
Fire Type
Ghost Type
A
Basculegion
Water Type
Ghost Type

What pokemon is Dusknoir Strong Against?

Dusknoir Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
Normal Type
S
Regigigas
Normal Type
A
Ursaluna
Normal Type
Ground Type
A
Snorlax
Normal Type
A
Blissey
Normal Type

How To Complete Dusknoir Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught124610
Number of alpha specimens caught123
Number defeated12345
Number of you've defeated with Dark-type moves12345
Times you have seen it use Dark Pulse1361225
Times you have seen it use Shadow Ball1382040
Times you've seen it use a strong style move13103070

Best Dusknoir Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Dusknoir Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Dusknoir Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
43
Psychic
Special
90
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
25
Dark Pulse
Special
80
100 15 May cause flinching.
18
Leech Life
Physical
80
100 10 User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
34
Shadow Ball
Special
120
100 15 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
Red Text
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Dusknoir Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Dusknoir can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Dusknoir Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(10)
Absorb
Grass Type
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
6
(15)
Shadow Sneak
Ghost Type
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
11
(20)
Hex
Ghost Type
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Inflicts more damage if the target has a status condition.
18
(28)
Leech Life
Bug Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
25
(35)
Dark Pulse
Dark Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May cause flinching.
34
(45)
Shadow Ball
Ghost Type
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
43
(54)
Psychic
Psychic Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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Dusknoir Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Dusknoir can learn from the Move Shop.

Dusknoir Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Rock Smash
Fighting Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Bulldoze
Ground Type
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Ominous Wind
Ghost Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
Power Shift
Normal Type
Power: -
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

The user swaps its offensive and defensive stats.
Calm Mind
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Fire Punch
Fire Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May burn opponent.
Thunder Punch
Electric Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
Ice Punch
Ice Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May freeze opponent.
Leech Life
Bug Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
Rock Slide
Rock Type
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
Charge Beam
Electric Type
Power: 50
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

May raise user's Special Attack.
Icy Wind
Ice Type
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Type
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Giga Impact
Normal Type
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
Hyper Beam
Normal Type
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
Ice Beam
Ice Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
Psychic
Psychic Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Dark Pulse
Dark Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May cause flinching.
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Pokemon similar to Dusknoir based on Ghost Type
Similar Ghost Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Giratina Origin-Pokemon-Image
Giratina Origin
GHOST-Type DRAGON-Type 680 150 120 120 100 100 90
S
Giratina Altered-Pokemon-Image
Giratina Altered
GHOST-Type DRAGON-Type 680 150 100 100 120 120 90
A
Hisuian Typhlosion-Pokemon-Image
Hisuian Typhlosion
FIRE-Type GHOST-Type 534 73 84 119 78 85 95
A
Basculegion-Pokemon-Image
Basculegion
WATER-Type GHOST-Type 530 120 112 80 65 75 78
B
Dusknoir-Pokemon-Image
Dusknoir
GHOST-Type 525 45 100 65 135 135 45
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