Best Dark Pals in Palworld: Every Dark type Pal ranked

Nikhil Bahuguna
Shadowbeak in Palworld

There are well over a hundred Pals in Palworld, with the Dark Pals being incredibly effective against Neutral-type Pals. If you’re looking to add them to your collection, we’ve ranked all the Dark Pals in Palworld in our list, including a countdown to the top five.

Palworld has broken plenty of records on its way to becoming one of the most-played games on Steam and other platforms. You can come across a plethora of Pals in your world, with some of them being Alpha Bosses.

These Pals have various skills based on their type or element, ranging from Water, Electric, Ground, Grass, Fire, Ice, Dragon, Neutral, and Dark. So, if you’re looking to get your hands on the best Dark Pals in Palworld in particular, here’s our ranked list with all the Dark types.

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Lunaris Noct is the rumored leaked Pal coming to Palworld soon.

Every Dark Pal in Palworld ranked

Here’s our ranked list for all the Dark-type Pals in Palworld:

  1. Necromus
  2. Frostallion Noct
  3. Shadowbeak
  4. Astegon
  5. Lyleen Noct
  6. Menasting
  7. Halzephyr
  8. Felbat
  9. Maraith
  10. Katress
  11. Blazehowl Noct
  12. Cawgnito
  13. Pyrin Noct
  14. Inicneram Noct
  15. Inicneram
  16. Loupmoon
  17. Tombat
  18. Killamari
  19. Leezpunk
  20. Daedream
  21. Nox
  22. Depresso
  23. Vanwyrm
  24. Vanwyrm Cryst
  25. Hoocrates
  26. Mau

Bear in mind that your list might look a bit different and while making our list, we’ve considered several factors, like their stats, attack damage, movement speed, and more.

Best Dark type Pals in Palworld

5. Lyleen Noct

Palworld player in front of Lyleen Noct Alpha Boss
Lyleen Noct is a great healer Pal.
  • Paldeck: No. 104B
  • How to get:
    • Challenge Alpha Boss Lyleen Noct at the Iceberg Mineshaft, whose entrance is located near the coordinates (-142, 322).
    • Breed Lyleen and Menasting.
  • Partner Skill: Goddess of the Tranquil Light – When activated, the queen’s soothing graces greatly restore the player’s HP.
  • Work Suitability: Gathering (Lv. 2), Handiwork (Lv. 3), Medicine Production (Lv. 3)
  • Food: 6/10
  • Possible Drops: Low Grade Medicine, Beautiful Flower, Innovative Technical Manual
  • Skills: Dark Ball, Icicle Cutter, Shadow Burst, Cryst Breath, Nightmare Ball, Blizzard Spike, Dark Laser

Just like Lyleen, Lyleen Noct is one of the best healers in Palworld. If you wish to capture the Alpha Boss Lyleen Noct, make sure to visit its location during the nighttime in your world, as Dark-type Pals are only available during the night.

4. Astegon

Astegon in Palworld
This is the only Dragon and Dark type in Palworld.
  • Paldeck: No. 98
  • How to get:
    • Challenge Alpha Boss Astegon at the Destroyed Mineshaft, whose entrance is located near the coordinates (-576, -421).
    • Head to No. 3 Wildlife Sanctuary Island, located in the Northeast part of the map. Astegon is easily found in this area, but it can only be accessed through a flying or swimming Pal.
  • Partner Skill: Black Ankylosaur – Can be ridden as a flying mount. Increases damage dealt to Ore while mounted.
  • Work Suitability: Handiwork (Lv. 1), Mining (Lv. 4)
  • Food: 9/10
  • Possible Drops: Pal Metal Ingot, Pure Quartz
  • Skills: Dragon Cannon, Spirit Flame, Dragon Burst, Nightmare Ball, Draconic Breath, Dark Laser, Dragon Meteor

Astegon is a Dark and Dragon-type Pal in Palworld and is one of the best Pals to have in your party for Mining. It’s also one of the best Pals to fight and catch the best Dark Pal in our list, thanks to its Dragon-type skills.

3. Shadowbeak

Shadowbeak Palworld
Shadowbeak is another of the best Flying Mounts in the game.
  • Paldeck: No. 107
  • How to get:
    • Found in No. 3 Wildlife Sanctuary Island, located in the Northeast part of the map and only accessible through flying or swimming Pals.
    • Breed Kitsun and Astegon.
  • Partner Skill: Modified DNA – Can be ridden as a flying mount. Enhances Dark attacks while mounted.
  • Work Suitability: Gathering (Lv. 1)
  • Food: 8/10
  • Possible Drops: Pal Metal Ingot, Carbon Fiber, Innovative Technical Manual
  • Skills: Air Cannon, Dark Ball, Shadow Burst, Spirit Flame, Nightmare Ball, Divine Disaster, Dark Laser

While Shadowbeak doesn’t offer a lot when it comes to Work Suitability, it has some of the best skills for a Dark Pal in Palworld, allowing you to deal a ton of damage, especially using the Divine Disaster ability.

2. Frostallion Noct

Frostallion Noct in Palworld and more Pals in the background
Helzephyr is a Dark-type and Frostallion is an Ice-type, resulting in a Dark-type Frostallion Noct.
  • Paldeck: No. 110B
  • How to get:
    • Breed Frostallion (Legendary Pal) and Helzephyr.
  • Partner Skill: Black Steed – Can be ridden as a flying mount. Changes the player’s attack type to Dark and enhances Dark attacks while mounted.
  • Work Suitability: Gathering (Lv. 4)
  • Food: 7/10
  • Possible Drops: Pure Quartz, Large Pal Soul
  • Skills: Air Cannon, Dark Ball, Shadow Burst, Spirit Flame, Crystal Wing, Nightmare Ball, Dark Laser

Frostallion Noct is one of the best Dark Pals in Palworld, and can be considered as a secret Legendary in the game. This is due to one of its parents, Frostallion, being a Legendary Pal. Naturally, it boasts some of the most impressive stats for a regular Pal in the game.

1. Necromus

Necromus in Palworld poster with Pals in the background
Being a Legendary, Necromus has some of the most impressive stats for its base version.
  • Paldeck: No. 109
  • How to get:
    • Found roaming the desert in the Northwest part of the map along with Paladius, near the coordinates (446, 680). If you visit this place at night, you can try to catch Necromus alone, avoiding Paladius as it will be fast asleep.
  • Partner Skill: Dark Knight of the Abyss – Can be ridden. Can double jump while mounted.
  • Work Suitability: Lumbering (Lv. 2), Mining (Lv. 2)
  • Food: 9/10
  • Possible Drops: Pal Metal Ingot, Large Pal Soul
  • Skills: Shadow Burst, Spirit Fire, Spirit Flame, Nightmare Ball, Rock Lance, Twin Spears, Dark Laser

Necromus is one of the four Legendaries and tops our list of Dark-type Pals in Palworld. Like any other Pal, you can also add more Necromus to your collection by breeding female and male Necromus parents.

So there you have it! That covers our list of best Dark Pals in Palworld. If you’re looking for more content on the game, be sure to give these a look:

All Palworld Skill Fruits: Tree locations & types | Best starter Pals in Palworld: Skills & stats explained | How to get Pure Quartz in Palworld | How to make an Ore farm in Palworld | How many bases can you have in Palworld?  | How to get & farm Ore in Palworld | How to get High Quality Pal Oil in Palworld | Is Palworld crossplay?

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Nikhil is a games writer who focuses on FPS titles like Call of Duty, Valorant, Counter-Strike and more. In his free time, you can find Nikhil setting a red carpet in Valorant. You can contact Nikhil at [email protected]