Darkrai

Darkrai
ダークライ
Darkrai.png
Manaphy < Darkrai > Shaymin
Species
Type
Pitch-Black Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#491
Height
Weight
4′11″ (1.5m)
111.3 lbs. (50.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
3
Tier
EV Yield
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Darkrai (ダークライ) is the 491st Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Dark-Type, and is known as the Pitch-Black Pokémon.

Darkrai uses the Bad Dreams Ability, an Ability that causes opposing Pokémon who fall asleep-or under the Sleep Status Condition when entering battle-while Darkrai is in battle, those opponents lose HP as a result of a Nightmare.

Darkrai doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Darkrai is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Darkrai cannot breed. It takes Darkrai 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

As its classification implies, Darkrai takes on the appearance of a pitch-black humanoid. It has green eyes, white hair and a red necklace-like scarf around its neck.

Gender Differences

Darkrai is a Genderless Pokémon Species.

Game Information

Original Games

Darkrai is an Event Pokémon. After receiving the Member Card in either Diamond, Pearl or Platinum, head to the normally-locked building in Canalave City, which is an abandoned inn. Sleeping in the bed triggers the event, in which you travel to Newmoon Island to face Darkrai.

Darkrai was also available as part of a Wi-Fi event in Black and White.

Spin-Off Games

Starring Roles

Darkrai is a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia and the final boss of the main storyline. The battle takes place at the top of the Altru Building, and at first, you won't be able to do any damage to it, but after a brief cut sequence, you'll be able to capture it and calm its rage.

Darkrai also appears a second time in Shadows of Almia during the Ranger Net mission "Liberate the Tower." During the course of the mission, Darkrai will join your cause and will make use of its Field Ability "Dark Power" to reach the Boss of this mission. After completing "Liberate the Tower," Darkrai can be sent to either Diamond, Pearl or Platinum.

Darkrai is the primary antagonist in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. The only way to stop it is to defeat Darkrai in battle, then track down Zekrom and Reshiram.

Other Spin-Off Games

Darkrai can be found at Mystifying Fores B13, Crevice Cave DPB2, Miracle Sea B3, and Sky Rift B14 with a Stone Plate or Mystery Part; or Mt. Travail 17F with a Stone Plate or Enigma Part in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. In Explorers of Sky, Darkrai appears at Mystic Forest 13F, Crevice Cave DPB2, Miracle Sea B3, Mt. Practice B17 and Sky Fissure B14 with either a Secret Slab or Enigma Part. In Mystery Dungeon 3, Darkrai appears at each of the game's respective Treasure Path areas via a WiiConnect 24 Event.

Darkrai can be found at the Haunted Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and to obtain it you'll have to beat all the high scores on the minigame "Dusknoir's Speed Slam."

Darkrai can be found at any of the Hauntyards in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

Trading Card Game

Darkrai is listed in the Team Plasma Gift Set, the Diamond/Pearl Promo & Black/White Promo sets, and is part of the Darkrai & Cresselia Legend Card that's in the Triumphant set. Darkrai is listed as a Rare Card in the Greaet Encounters (2), Majestic Dawn, Rising Rivals and Dark Explorers (2 EX Cards) sets. Darkrai is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Great Encounters (Lv. X) set.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

A Wild Darkrai makes an appearance in Sleepless in Pre-Battle, causing nightmares in Canalave City as a result of a Team Rocket machine that caused nightmares. After Ash and company went to Full Moon Island and found Cresselia, it would encounter Darkrai and set things right in Canalave City, dispelling the nightmares.

During the Sinnoh League, a trainer named Tobias would use a Darkrai to much success and wouldn't have much trouble against his competition until he faced Ash in The Semi-Final Frontier. While Darkrai would defeat Ash's Heracross, Torkoal and Gible, it would finally be defeated by Sceptile, the only time that Tobias had to substitute a Pokémon during his Sinnoh League run to the Championship.

Movies

Darkrai takes on a starring role in The Rise of Darkrai. While it was apparently causing problems at first, it would eventually help Ash and Dawn save the day and stop the fighting between Dialga and Palkia.

Darkrai also makes an appearance in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Manga

Sird would use Darkrai to battle Mewtwo, who was aligned with Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and Silver, in an effort to prevent her from recapturing Deoxys. The high-powered clash between the two Pokémon would cause these five Pokédex holders to become petrified, for a time.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Darkrai finds itself in the Uber Tier with high Speed and Special Attack along with its signature move Dark Void that allows it to put a counter or check to sleep, making it hard to handle with ease. It is capable of threatening the majority of the metagame with its good coverage and can boost its solid Special Attack to greater levels with Nasty Plot. Bad Dreams is a neat ability to go along with Dark Void as it deals passive damage that makes it easier for Darkrai to take out certain Pokemon. However, Darkrai is relatively frail by Ubers standards, which leaves it vulnerable to Choice Scarf Pokemon, priority, or Sleep Talk users to revenge kill it.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only One Newmoon Island (Event)
Transfer from Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World, Trade, or Event
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Pokemon Bank or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
IV Diamond It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
Pearl Folklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares.
Platinum To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
HeartGold It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
SoulSilver It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
V Black To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
White To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Black 2 To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
White 2 To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
VI X It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Y It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
Omega Ruby It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Alpha Sapphire It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Def
90
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
135
247 275 369 405
Sp. Def
90
166 185 279 306
Speed
125
229 255 349 383

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Start Disable Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
11 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
20 Hypnosis Psychic.gif N/A 60 Other.png
29 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
38 Nightmare Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
47 Double Team Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
57 Haze Ice.gif N/A N/A Other.png
66 Dark Void Dark.gif N/A 80 Other.png
75 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
84 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
93 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Darkrai doesn't learn any moves by way of Breeding.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via Level Up (Diamond/Pearl)

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Night Shade Ghost.gif ?? 100 Special.png
29 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Special.png

Via Event

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Roar of Time Dragon.gif 150 90 Special.png
Spacial Rend Dragon.gif 100 95 Special.png

Evolution Line

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Darkrai

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fairy.gif
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