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For the Bakugan: Battle Brawlers Green Ability Card version, see Darkus (Card).

Darkus refers to elemental power of shadow and dark energy. Bakugan that belong to Darkus have a wide variety of shapes, from quadrapedal dragons to floating eyes and demons.

Generation 1[edit]

Original symbol

Darkus, Darkon (ダークオン, Dākuon?) in the Japanese version, is the Attribute of Darkness found on Bakugan.


Darkus Bakugan have a large variety of G-Powers and Ability Cards so there are many ways to use them. The strongest Bakugan of this Attribute is a Scaboid with 1300 Gs. The current Soldiers are Alpha Hydranoid, Knight Percival, Linehalt, Infinity Helios, Orbeum, and Skytruss.

Attribute Relations[edit]

Bakugan Battle Brawlers[edit]

Exedra was the Legendary Soldier of Darkus, until he gave his Attribute energy to Percival and then the Bakugan evolved to Knight Percival.

Notable Users[edit]

Brawler Partner Bakugan
Alice Gehabich/Masquerade Reaper, HydranoidDual HydranoidAlpha Hydranoid
Ace Grit PercivalKnight Percival
Shadow Prove Hades, MAC Spider
Ren Krawler Linehalt
Barodius/Mag Mel DharakPhantom DharakRazenoidEvolved Razenoid
Anubias Horridian
Spectra Phantom Infinity Helios
Chris Clawsaurus
Wiseman Betadron, Mutabrid, Kodokor
Shun Kazami Skytruss & Orbeum
*From the Bakugan: Battle Brawlers video game
VladitorBattle Ax Vladitor

Bakugan Dimensions[edit]

Darkus playstyle in Bakugan Dimensions was unique because its Gate Cards were stackable; so if you play one on top of another, the first one would not be dispelled. Most of these gates also boost the power of Darkus attacks. They could also drain stats and ignore defenses, but they also didn't have any fast attacks without having prerequisite stat advantages (i.e. winning in agility).

Their Fighting Styles were:

BakuTech! Bakugan[edit]

Brawler Partner Bakugan
Raichi Kuronashi Destroy MunikisZero MunikisHollow MunikisZeta Munikis Darkus, Sechs Tavanel
Zakuro Dio Sivac, Bone Skuls, Seis Tavanel, Sanzu Hollowbos
BB Infinity Dragonoid
Karashina Borg Mahisas
Shade of Odos Dagger Odos
"Zakuro" Seis Tavanel

Color Scheme[edit]

Darkus has a color scheme of a black body with purple trim, with mainly red, light blue, yellow and green as the third colors. Sometimes the colors may include gold and silver.

Comparision between Darkus energy color from Season 1-2 and Season 3-4

There are also Flip Darkus Bakugan that are mainly purple with black trim and mainly white with black trim.

The Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders color scheme is still mainly black, but with sickly green highlights instead of purple, though purple remains a tertiary color.

Trading Card Game[edit]

Image Card Name Card Type Card Series
BA174 AB SM siegeswitch F.png
Siege Switch Green Ability Card 42/48
BA177 AB SM darkus F.png
Darkus Green Ability Card 45/48
BA240 AB SM darkus2.png
Darkus 2 Green Ability Card 45/48b
Triangle of Power(NA).png
Triangle of Power Blue Ability Card 36/48c
BA350 GA 03 GBL.png
Gate of Doom Silver Gate Card 3/48e


  • The symbol of the Darkus attribute is derived from the Han character for darkness, (yami?).
  • In the Battle Brawlers series:
    • Only three female characters use this attribute: Alice Gehabich, Taylor, and Chris.
    • Only Spectra is dressed with a costume of a single color: black, in his Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge appearance.
    • The majority of Darkus brawlers are either antagonists or redeemed antagonists; the only exception is Ace Grit.
    • The only main antagonists that did not use Darkus were both from New Vestroia: Spectra Phantom (arc 1) and Zenoheld (arc 2), both of whom used Pyrus.
    • More than half of the Baku Sky Raiders that appear are Darkus-Attributed.

Generation 2[edit]

Bbp darkus.png Darkus (ダーカス, Dākasu?) is one of the six elemental Factions that Bakugan can belong to. It is the Faction of dark energy. The region on Vestroia where Darkus Bakugan reside is known as Darkavia.

New Darkus Symbol


Color Scheme[edit]

The main colors of Darkus Bakugan are black, purple, and lime green. Grey was added in Geogan Rising.

In Evolutions the color scheme of all factions were completely changed. Darkus Bakugan during this set of products were a black or ash grey with silver and magenta as secondary highlights and a pale mint as an accent color.

The Darkus Faction symbol has been redesigned, and is printed on the top left of all Darkus Character Cards and left of the type box on all other Darkus Ability Cards, starting from the Armored Alliance card expansions on wards all Bakugan have the faction Symbol Printed on them as well, in addition to appearing as a watermark in the text box on cards. It appears as a dark cloud or an angular eye.

Notable Users[edit]

Brawler Partner Bakugan
Lightning Howlkor (Main)
Ferascal (Main during Geogan Rising)
Geogan Montrapod
Nanogan Shadow
Magnus Black Nillious (Main)
Geogan Hyenix
Nanogan Widow
Kurin Garganoid
Strata the Hunter Skorporos
Cee Mantonoid
Col. Armstrong Tripp Cloptor
Haavik Sabrus
Everett Ray Garganoid
Geogan Sluggler
Geogan Ghost Beast
Zhao Pandoxx x 2
Omnivia Sykes Griswing
Nanogan Clutch
Jean Pandoxx
Chet Chipman Serpillious

Physical Game[edit]


For a list of all cards in the Darkus Faction, see Category:Darkus Cards.

Released Bakugan[edit]

Battle Planet[edit]
For the list of all released Darkus Battle Planet Bakugan, see Bakulog (Battle Planet)#Darkus.
Armored Alliance[edit]
For the list of all released Darkus Armored Alliance Bakugan, see Bakulog (Armored Alliance)#Darkus.
Geogan Rising[edit]
For the list of all released Darkus Geogan Rising Bakugan, see Bakulog (Geogan Rising)#Darkus.
For the list of all released Darkus Evolutions Bakugan, see Bakulog (Evolutions)#Darkus.


The root word for this attribute in both English and Japanese is the English word dark, which itself is derived from the Proto-Germanic word derkaz.

Notably, this is the only attribute whose name is derived from an English word.