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Darkrai

Class: Legendary
Type:
Dark
Catch Rate: 3
Level Gain Rate: Slow
Base Reward EXP: 1,365
Reward EV Point: SpAttack: 2 Speed: 1
Darkrai in game: 1,564 Who?
AVG Level: 85
Gender Ratios:
Genderless
Pokemon Id: 491

Base Stats

HP: 70
Attack: 90
Defense: 90
SpAttack: 135
SpDefense: 90
Speed: 125
Total: 600
Default Ability 1: Dark Master
Default Ability 2: Speed Master
Default Ability 3: Assassin
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: xous54

Darkrai's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 200% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 100%
: 100% : 100% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 0% : 100% : 100% : 100%

Darkrai's Transformation Line

#491 Darkrai
Dark (Type 1)
Level 70
Use item Perfect Gem
#8491 Mega Darkrai
Dark (Type 1)

Darkrai's Other Forms

#2491 Shiny Darkrai
Dark (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Darkrai Can Learn

ID: 117 Cut HM01 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 30 Accuracy: 95
ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

Darkrai's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 130 Disable Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 402 Night Shade Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 411 Ominous Wind Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 466 Quick Attack Level: 11 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 298 Hypnosis Level: 20 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 60
ID: 187 Feint Attack Level: 29 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 464 Pursuit Level: 29 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 404 Nightmare Level: 38 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team Level: 47 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 262 Haze Level: 57 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 119 Dark Void Level: 66 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 80
ID: 167 Embargo Level: 75 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 395 Nasty Plot Level: 75 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 153 Dream Eater Level: 84 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 118 Dark Pulse Level: 93 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Darkrai Can Learn

ID: 77 Calm Mind TM004 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 632 Taunt TM012 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 300 Ice Beam TM013 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 52 Blizzard TM014 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 292 Hyper Beam TM015 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 649 Thunderbolt TM024 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 644 Thunder TM025 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 452 Psychic TM029 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 524 Shadow Ball TM030 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 65 Brick Break TM031 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 558 Sludge Bomb TM036 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 497 Rock Tomb TM039 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 9 Aerial Ace TM040 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 652 Torment TM041 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 639 Thief TM046 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 214 Focus Blast TM052 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 209 Fling TM056 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 83 Charge Beam TM057 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 693 Will-O-Wisp TM061 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 527 Shadow Claw TM065 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 419 Payback TM066 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 648 Thunder Wave TM073 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 623 Swords Dance TM075 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 451 Psych Up TM077 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 494 Rock Slide TM080 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 703 X-Scissor TM081 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 431 Poison Jab TM084 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 565 Snarl TM095 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 216 Focus Punch TM113 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 492 Rock Climb TM125 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 205 Flash TM128 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 325 Knock Off TM136 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 151 Drain Punch TM141 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 221 Foul Play TM142 Category: Physical Base Power: 95 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 539 Shock Wave TM147 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 566 Snatch TM149 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 658 Trick TM150 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 697 Wonder Room TM151 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 610 Sucker Punch TM173 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 584 Spite TM175 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 621 Swift TM178 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 310 Incinerate TM180 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 484 Retaliate TM181 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 445 Power-Up Punch TM229 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 328 Last Resort TM240 Category: Physical Base Power: 140 PP: 5 Accuracy: 75
ID: 643 Throat Chop TM533 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
Pokémon: Darkrai - Level Gain Rate: Slow - Class: Legendary
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 60 EXP
L 3: 198 EXP
L 4: 480 EXP
L 5: 936 EXP
L 6: 1,620 EXP
L 7: 2,568 EXP
L 8: 3,840 EXP
L 9: 5,466 EXP
L 10: 7,500 EXP
L 11: 9,978 EXP
L 12: 12,960 EXP
L 13: 16,476 EXP
L 14: 20,580 EXP
L 15: 25,308 EXP
L 16: 30,720 EXP
L 17: 36,846 EXP
L 18: 43,740 EXP
L 19: 51,438 EXP
L 20: 60,000 EXP
L 21: 69,456 EXP
L 22: 79,860 EXP
L 23: 91,248 EXP
L 24: 103,680 EXP
L 25: 117,186 EXP
L 26: 131,820 EXP
L 27: 147,618 EXP
L 28: 164,640 EXP
L 29: 182,916 EXP
L 30: 202,500 EXP
L 31: 223,428 EXP
L 32: 245,760 EXP
L 33: 269,526 EXP
L 34: 294,780 EXP
L 35: 321,558 EXP
L 36: 349,920 EXP
L 37: 379,896 EXP
L 38: 411,540 EXP
L 39: 444,888 EXP
L 40: 480,000 EXP
L 41: 516,906 EXP
L 42: 555,660 EXP
L 43: 596,298 EXP
L 44: 638,880 EXP
L 45: 683,436 EXP
L 46: 730,020 EXP
L 47: 778,668 EXP
L 48: 829,440 EXP
L 49: 882,366 EXP
L 50: 937,500 EXP
L 51: 994,878 EXP
L 52: 1,054,560 EXP
L 53: 1,116,576 EXP
L 54: 1,180,980 EXP
L 55: 1,247,808 EXP
L 56: 1,317,120 EXP
L 57: 1,388,946 EXP
L 58: 1,463,340 EXP
L 59: 1,540,338 EXP
L 60: 1,620,000 EXP
L 61: 1,702,356 EXP
L 62: 1,787,460 EXP
L 63: 1,875,348 EXP
L 64: 1,966,080 EXP
L 65: 2,059,686 EXP
L 66: 2,156,220 EXP
L 67: 2,255,718 EXP
L 68: 2,358,240 EXP
L 69: 2,463,816 EXP
L 70: 2,572,500 EXP
L 71: 2,684,328 EXP
L 72: 2,799,360 EXP
L 73: 2,917,626 EXP
L 74: 3,039,180 EXP
L 75: 3,164,058 EXP
L 76: 3,292,320 EXP
L 77: 3,423,996 EXP
L 78: 3,559,140 EXP
L 79: 3,697,788 EXP
L 80: 3,840,000 EXP
L 81: 3,985,806 EXP
L 82: 4,135,260 EXP
L 83: 4,288,398 EXP
L 84: 4,445,280 EXP
L 85: 4,605,936 EXP
L 86: 4,770,420 EXP
L 87: 4,938,768 EXP
L 88: 5,111,040 EXP
L 89: 5,287,266 EXP
L 90: 5,467,500 EXP
L 91: 5,651,778 EXP
L 92: 5,840,160 EXP
L 93: 6,032,676 EXP
L 94: 6,229,380 EXP
L 95: 6,430,308 EXP
L 96: 6,635,520 EXP
L 97: 6,845,046 EXP
L 98: 7,058,940 EXP
L 99: 7,277,238 EXP
L 100: 7,500,000 EXP
L 101: 7,875,000 EXP
L 102: 8,268,000 EXP
L 103: 8,681,000 EXP
L 104: 9,115,000 EXP
L 105: 9,570,000 EXP
L 106: 10,048,000 EXP
L 107: 10,550,000 EXP
L 108: 11,077,000 EXP
L 109: 11,630,000 EXP
L 110: 12,211,000 EXP
L 111: 12,821,000 EXP
L 112: 13,462,000 EXP
L 113: 14,135,000 EXP
L 114: 14,841,000 EXP
L 115: 15,583,000 EXP
L 116: 16,362,000 EXP
L 117: 17,180,000 EXP
L 118: 18,039,000 EXP
L 119: 18,940,000 EXP
L 120: 19,887,000 EXP
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Official Pokemon Info from Bulbapedia (Content is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5)

Darkrai
Pitch-Black Pokémon
?—???
Darkrai
#491
Darkrai
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark
Ability
Bad Dreams
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
(0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
31097 - 31353 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Weight
111.3 lbs. 50.5 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-257
Almia
Base experience yield
210
Gen. IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
F491.png
Pokédex color
 Black
Base friendship
0
External Links

Darkrai (Japanese?—??? Darkrai) is a Dark-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It was officially revealed in February 2007.

It is a member of the Lunar duo with Cresselia.

Biology

 
Darkrai's legs

Darkrai is a black, shadow-like Pokémon. It has a small head with a white fog-like ghostly plume billowing from its head covering one of its bright blue eyes, with the portion on its face resembling hair. It also has a red spiky growth around its neck. It has skinny arms and long black tatters hanging from its shoulders. It also has black, claw-like hands. It has the slight appearance of an hourglass figure and appears to be wearing an old, ripped cloak. It normally does not have any sort of legs, but it is able to extend stilt-like appendages in their place. In self-defense, Darkrai can retract its head and white "plume" into the pit atop its torso fringed by the aforementioned red growth.

 

Darkrai is known to "inhabit" dreams and causes the target to have unending nightmares, which can be stopped if exposed to a Lunar Wing from Cresselia. However, the "unleashing of nightmares" is actually a defense mechanism, instead of an intentionally malicious act. It can become a shadow and escape danger or contact of humans. It is also capable of little human speech. In The Rise of Darkrai, it was shown its power was little of that of Dialga and Palkia. As seen in an anime episode, Darkrai does not only cause nightmares; it is also attracted to them. It can also go around objects it is attracted to several times, as seen in the mentioned episode and Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Darkrai possibly feeds off dreams, characterized by its association with never-ending nightmares. Darkrai is the only known Pokémon that learns Dark Void

In the anime

 
Darkrai in the anime

Major appearances

Darkrai (M10)

Darkrai starred in the first Diamond & Pearl series movieThe Rise of Darkrai as the hero of the movie, taking the task of holding off the fighting between Dialga and Palkia until Ash and Dawn could put the Oración disk in the Space-Time Tower music player to calm the two Legendary Pokémon down. It reappeared in a cameo in the end credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Other

Darkrai made its anime TV debut in Sleepless In Pre-Battle!. Unlike the Darkrai in the film, this Darkrai was causing nightmares, much like in the games. According to Officer Jenny, it comes at a certain time every year. In the episode, however, it came earlier due to it being lured by Team Rocket's machine that was causing nightmares. Cresselia is normally in the same place as Darkrai to stop it giving nightmares but due to Darkrai's early coming, the people in Canalave City had nightmares for several days. One night, it was concealing itself when Cresselia used its abilities to reveal it from the darkness. The two then battled and Darkrai hid itself once more in the shadows.

In League Unleashed!, a mysterious Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference was shown to have a Darkrai. In the following episodeConway revealed that the Trainer, Tobias, had easily defeated eight Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region using only Darkrai. In the Sinnoh League semi-finals, this Darkrai easily defeated Ash's HeracrossTorkoal, and Gible. However, it was defeated by Ash's Sceptile in The Semi-Final Frontier!.

A Darkrai appeared in the Pikachu shortPikachu, What's This Key?.

A Darkrai appeared in Dream a Little Dream from Me!.

Minor appearances

 

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP104 Darkrai Dawn's Pokédex Darkrai, the Pitch-Black Pokémon. Legend has it that on a moonless night, Darkrai will lure people to sleep and unleash nightmares upon them.
DP189 Darkrai Dawn's Pokédex Darkrai, the Pitch-Black Pokémon. Darkrai can cause people and Pokémon to have nightmares.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

 
Darkrai in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Darkrai (M10)

Darkrai plays a major role in the first Diamond & Pearl series movieThe Rise of Darkrai. Likewise, it appears in the manga adaptation of the film by Ryo Takamisaki.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

At the end of the FireRed & LeafGreen chapterSird let out a beam of light from a Poké Ball upon seeing Deoxys leaving for space. Thinking that Sird was trying to retrieve Deoxys, RedBlueGreenYellow, and Silver tried to stop her, and Mewtwo charged into the light of the Poké Ball. Within moments, the five Pokédex Holders were turned into stone, and a black shadow appeared in front of Sird. When Sird reappeared in front of her Team Galactic colleagues in the Diamond & Pearl chapter and explained what happened, the black shadow was revealed to be Darkrai, though Sird still did not reveal its name.

Darkrai later reappeared in the Platinum chapter, where it was revealed that Sird had released it into the Distortion World. It first faced its arch-rival CresseliaCharon later took control of the Pokémon, and, along with Giratina and Heatran, used it in a battle against the Sinnoh Legendary Pokémon in the climax of the chapter. Darkrai was later freed from the control of Charon, and departed to parts unknown.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Darkrai appeared in The Illusory Pokémon Darkrai Appears!!

In the TCG

Main article: Darkrai (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Darkrai appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

A Pitch-Black Pokémon. It becomes active on nights of the new moon. This legendary Pokémon has the power to lull people to sleep and fill their heads with dreams. Proverbs say that Darkrai will make people have terrifying dreams on moonless nights. A Dark-type Pokémon, Darkrai uses the Dark Void move, along with Embargo, which stops foes from using held items.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Darkrai appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon. It puts fighters to sleep and damages them by using Dark Void.

Trophy information

NAThis Dark-type Pokémon can cause people and other Pokémon to experience nightmares. While it is floating in the air, it tucks its legs in so far, it looks like they vanish! In battle it will use a move called Dark Void, which sucks in surrounding opponents and puts them into a deep sleep.

PAlA Pokémon shrouded in mystery, Darkrai has the ability to implant nightmares into the minds of both humans and Pokémon. It has legs, but seems to prefer to float in the air. Its favourite move in this game is Dark Void. When this attack hits something, it composes a vortex that sucks in fighters and puts them to sleep.

Game data

NPC appearances

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201
201 Spoilers end here. 201

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation 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
Generation V  
Black To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
White
Black 2 To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
White 2
Generation 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.

 

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Newmoon Island (requires Member Card) (only one)
Platinum
Newmoon Island (requires Member Card) (only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V  
Black White
Event
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI  
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV  
Ranger: SoA
Altru Tower
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (13F), Crevice Cave (B2F), Miracle Sea (B3F), Mt. Travail (B17F), Spacial Rift (B14F) (with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing all five alternate forms of Rotom
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: All (Random Legendary Encounters)
PokéPark 2
Wish Park
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon (Reward)Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
NFC Figurine
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 4
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Tomb of Nightmares (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 11 (As a Mythical Pokémon)

 

In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Almia Darkrai Japanese 50 April 26, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Almia Darkrai English 50 December 1, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Almia Darkrai French 50 December 1, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Almia Darkrai German 50 December 1, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Almia Darkrai Italian 50 December 1, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Almia Darkrai Spanish 50 December 1, 2008 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Enigma Berry Enigma Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70  
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 135  
126 - 205 247 - 405
Sp.Def: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 125  
117 - 194 229 - 383
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ????
Power
2/4 ????
Skill
4/5 ?????
Stamina
3/3 ???
Jump
3/5 ?????
Total
15/21 ????

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Ice
Dragon
Weak to:
Fighting
Bug
Fairy
Immune to:
Psychic
Resistant to:
Ghost ½×
Dark ½×
Notes:
 

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 100% 5
1 Disable Normal Status 100% 20
11 Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
20 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
29 Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
38 Nightmare Ghost Status 100% 15
47 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
57 Haze Ice Status —% 30
66 Dark Void Dark Status 50% 10
75 Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
84 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15
93 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Darkrai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Darkrai
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 85% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 90% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 55 95% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Darkrai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Darkrai
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
 

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Darkrai in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Darkrai in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Darkrai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Darkrai
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Darkrai can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Darkrai cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Darkrai
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Darkrai
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP491.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -22%
IQ group: I
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
Dark
Field move: Dark Power - field move.png
(Dark Power ×-)
Browser entry
It sends gusts of dark wind and lets loose dark pulses to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ?????
Defense ????
Speed ?????
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ?????
Defense ????
Speed ?????
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW491.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Darkrai came to the PokéPark in search of a comfortable place to stay. He's second to none when playing Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2491.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He tried to ease his loneliness by inviting everyone to one world, but the incident with the Dark Vortex made him realize that he was not alone.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ?????

BT491.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 0

#303
Shuffle491.png

Sleep Charm
Leaves the foe asleep.

 

Evolution

491Darkrai.png
Unevolved
Darkrai
 Dark 

 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 491.png Spr b 4d 491.png   Spr 4p 491.png Spr b 4p 491.png   Spr 4p 491.png Spr b 4h 491.png
Spr 4d 491 s.png Spr b 4d 491 s.png   Spr 4p 491 s.png Spr b 4p 491 s.png   Spr 4p 491 s.png Spr b 4p 491 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 491.png Spr b 5b 491.png   Spr 5b 491.png Spr b 5b 491.png
Spr 5b 491 s.png Spr b 5b 491 s.png   Spr 5b 491 s.png Spr b 5b 491 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 491.png Spr b 6x 491.png   Spr 6x 491.png Spr b 6x 491.png
Spr 6x 491 s.png Spr b 6x 491 s.png   Spr 6x 491 s.png Spr b 6x 491 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
491MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Darkrai images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Darkrai's effort value yield of 2 Special Attack and 1 Speed is unique.
  • Darkrai has two different portrait pictures in both Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
  • Sailor Eldritch's son says "Dar... Dark... Is watching me..." in his sleep before the player cures his nightmare. It is assumed that he is talking about Darkrai, as it is known to give its victims horrific nightmares.
    • If Darkrai was the cause of the sailor's son's nightmares, it can be assumed Darkrai is aware that the player cured the boy using Cresselia's Lunar Wing. When the player takes the Member Card to the Harbor Inn, the innkeeper (presumably an illusion composed by Darkrai) states that he has been waiting for the player's arrival.
  • In the early Japanese versions of Diamond and Pearl, Darkrai can be caught with the Surf glitch. However, this glitch was fixed in other language versions. Another glitchhas been discovered that allows players of other language releases to reach Darkrai without the Member Card.
    • This has been remedied in Pokémon Platinum, however, as Darkrai itself will not appear on the island without the event ticket.

Origin

Darkrai's appearance and abilities suggest it is based on the concept of nightmares. Resembling a shadow, it may also have been inspired by the bogeyman, genies (or jinn).

Name origin

Darkrai is a combination of dark, and ?? kurai (dark) or "rai" (Hindi for king).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ?—??? Darkrai From dark and ?? kurai (dark)
France Flag.png French Darkrai Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Darkrai Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Darkrai Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Darkrai Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean ???? Darkrai Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese ???? Daat Haak Loi Yi Transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese ???? Dá Kè Lái Yi Transliteration of Japanese name
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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