Palworld best dark Pals – 7 best dark-type Pals in the game

Palworld best dark Pals – 7 best dark-type Pals in the game
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Are you looking for the best dark-type Pals in Palworld? There are a lot of Pals for you to discover and dark-type Pals are best when used against normal or neutral-type Pals. With so many Pals to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which ones you want on your team.

If you are looking for the best Pals, you can check out our Pal tier list for Palworld so you can get the strongest Pals in the game. You can also check out our weapons tier list so you know what weapons are the best in Palworld. Let’s break down which are the best dark-type Pals you can find in Palworld.

Best dark-type Pals in Palworld

Dark-type Pals are ones that gain a bonus from using dark-type moves and are best used when fighting neutral-type Pals. They are weak to dragon-type Pals, so you need to watch which Pals they go up against. Here are the Pals that we think are the best of this type:

  1. Helzephyr
  2. Astegon
  3. Menasting
  4. Katress
  5. Frostallion Noct
  6. Shadowbeak
  7. Maraith

Let’s break down each of these Pals and what makes them so good.

Helzephyr

A screenshot of a game screen showing a Dark-type character.
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  • Element: Dark
  • Partner Skill: Wings of Death – Can be ridden as a flying mount. Applies dark damage to the player’s attacks while mounted.
  • Work suitability: Transporting lvl. 3

Helzephyr is a mid-game Pal that you can find wandering around in the darkness of night. This powerful dark-type Pal is one that can carry you to the end of the game. While not as strong as some Pals on this list, it is a great mount that flies pretty fast and applies dark damage to your attacks while you are riding it.

Astegon

  • Element: Dark/Dragon
  • Partner Skill: Black Ankylosaur – Flying mount. When mounted, Astegon deals increased damage to ore.
  • Work Suitability: Handiwork lvl. 1, Mining lvl. 4

Astegon is the only Pal in the game that is a dual-type of dragon and dark, making it extremely useful in late-game battles against powerful Pals. The bonus damage from both damage types can help you take on more types of Pals. It is also amazing at gathering ore, something that few Pals are great at.

Menasting

  • Element: Dark
  • Partner Skill: Steel Scorpion – When fighting together, increases the player’s defense and Electric Pals drop more items when defeated.
  • Work Suitability: Lumbering lvl. 2, Mining lvl. 3

Menasting is a very powerful Pal that you can only find in one of the wildlife sanctuaries. Not only does it deal a lot of damage, but it also buffs you while it’s at it. Its partner skill gives you a great bonus to your defense and it even makes electric-type Pals drop more items which is great for farming Electric Organs.

Katress

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  • Element: Dark
  • Partner Skill: Grimoire Collector – While fighting together, Neutral Pals drop more items when defeated.
  • Work Suitability: Handiwork lvl. 2, Medicine Production lvl. 2, Transporting lvl. 2

Katress isn’t the most powerful Pal in the game but it is great for farming thanks to its partner skill. Its Grimoire Collector skill lets you get more items from defeated neutral-type Pals. This makes farming for leather and other items a breeze.

Frostallion Noct

  • Element: Dark
  • Partner Skill: Black Steed – Flying mount. It changes the player’s attack type to Dark and enhances Dark attacks while mounted.
  • Work Suitability: Gathering lvl. 4

Frostallion is a late-game Pal that you won’t get your hands on until you are at the end of your Paldeck. This Pal is worth the wait since it is amazing in combat, dealing massive damage to those in its wake. This Pal can also be ridden as a mount and gives you bonus dark damage while mounted.

A twin

Frostallion Noct is the dark variant of the legendary Pal named Frostallion. The original variant of this Pal is a powerful ice-type creature that is also one of the best in the game.

Shadowbeak

  • Element: Dark
  • Partner Skill: Modified DNA – Flying mount. It enhances Dark attacks while mounted.
  • Work Suitability: Gathering lvl. 1

Shadowbeak is probably the strongest of all the dark-type Pals in the game. Its ability, Divine Disaster is one that nobody wants to get caught in. On top of that, it can be ridden as a mount. While mounted, it enhances dark-type attacks.

Maraith

  • Element: Dark
  • Partner Skill: Messenger of Death – Mount. It applies Dark damage to the player’s attacks while mounted.
  • Work Suitability: Gathering lvl. 2, Mining lvl. 1

Maraith is another mid-game Pal that can carry you to the end if you build it correctly and give it the right moves. This strong pal only appears at night and will probably spook you when it first shows up. Like many others on the list, it can be ridden as a mount and will enhance your attacks with dark damage.

Those are the best dark-type Pals in the game. Be sure to also check out the best Pals for mining in Palworld. You can also check out the best Pals for cooling in Palworld. For the full Paldeck, check out our guide!

Palworld best dark-type Pals – FAQ

What are dark-type Pals weak against in Palworld?

Dark-type Pals are weak to dragon-type attacks. Because of this, Pals with dragon/dark-typing are very powerful.

What are dark-type Pals strong against in Palworld?

Dark-type Pals are strong against Neutral-type Pals.