A Black Cloud is a type of disruption that is similar to a Barrier in that it covers an icon. However, it does not prevent the icon from being moved (unless it is a Rock or Block), and just simply covers it, making it difficult to quickly see what the icon is.
- It can be erased through the abilities Cloud Clear (+,++), Cloud Shot and Stabilize (+,++ ).
- A covered icon that is erased through an ability will cause the Black Cloud to also disappear.
Touching a Pokémon will lift it above the cloud, making it visible while held.