Darkrai

Official artwork of DarkraiDark Shiny Pokémon icon

Darkrai has a Max CP of 4227 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Fog weather, and it was originally found in the Sinnoh region. Shiny Darkrai is available in Pokémon GO.

Darkrai is a Dark-type Pokémon. Darkrai is weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, and Psychic-type moves.

Stats

Max CP4227 CP
Attack285 ATK
Defense198 DEF
Stamina172 STA
Weather Boost
  • fogFog
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedDarkrai can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance20 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#491
Height1.5 m
Weight50.5 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedNot Allowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate2%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
100 Candy
100000 Candy

Darkrai type chart

Takes increased damage
BugBug160.0%
FairyFairy160.0%
FightingFighting160.0%
Takes decreased damage
PsychicPsychic39.1%
DarkDark62.5%
GhostGhost62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Darkrai's best moves and move sets

Moves

Darkrai's best Pokémon GO moveset is Snarl and Shadow Ball, with 17.28 DPS (damage per second) and 477.5 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog weather.

Best Darkrai moves
DPS17.28
TDO477.53
Score33.8
Weather Boost
  • fog
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Darkrai with its best moveset, we recommend to use Snarl/Dark Pulse. You will lose around 2.7% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Darkrai's strongest moveset (Snarl/Shadow Ball).

Darkrai moves comparison

The following chart shows Darkrai's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Darkrai's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.DarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 17.28477.533.8
      2.DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 16.81464.732.9
      3.DarkFeint Attack GhostShadow Ball 16.77463.632.8
      4.DarkSnarl PoisonSludge Bomb *16.75463.032.8
      5.DarkFeint Attack DarkDark Pulse 16.36452.132.0
      6.DarkFeint Attack PoisonSludge Bomb *16.25449.031.8
      7.DarkSnarl FightingFocus Blast 16.07444.231.4
      8.DarkFeint Attack FightingFocus Blast 15.60431.330.5

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkFeint Attack10Damage9Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Feint Attack
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy9
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.9s
        Damage window0.8s - 0.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage6
        Energy6

        Effects
        Feint Attack has no special effects.
        See Feint Attack details page ↗
      • DarkSnarl12Damage14Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Snarl
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy14
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration1.1s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy13

        Effects
        Snarl has no special effects.
        See Snarl details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • DarkDark Pulse80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dark Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window1.4s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Dark Pulse has no special effects.
        See Dark Pulse details page ↗
      • GhostShadow Ball100Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Shadow Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window2.4s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage100
        Energy55

        Effects
        Shadow Ball has no special effects.
        See Shadow Ball details page ↗
      • PoisonSludge Bomb *80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sludge Bomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window1.1s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Sludge Bomb has no special effects.
        See Sludge Bomb details page ↗
      • FightingFocus Blast140Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Focus Blast
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage140
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.5s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage150
        Energy75

        Effects
        Focus Blast has no special effects.
        See Focus Blast details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Darkrai has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Darkrai Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Darkrai's Max CP is at Level 50. Darkrai Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP4227 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1536 CP - 1602 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs2048 CP - 2136 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids2048 CP - 2136 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • fogFog
      2560 CP - 2671 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Darkrai Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Darkrai Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      152 CP2165 CP3278 CP
      4391 CP5504 CP6617 CP
      7730 CP8843 CP9955 CP
      101068 CP111175 CP121282 CP
      131389 CP141495 CP151602 CP
      161709 CP171816 CP181923 CP
      192029 CP202136 CP212243 CP
      222350 CP232457 CP242564 CP
      252671 CP262778 CP272884 CP
      282991 CP293098 CP303205 CP
      313258 CP323312 CP333365 CP
      343419 CP353472 CP363525 CP
      373579 CP383632 CP393686 CP
      403739 CP413786 CP423834 CP
      433882 CP443931 CP453979 CP
      464028 CP474078 CP484127 CP
      494177 CP504227 CP

      Darkrai evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Darkrai has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Darkrai

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Darkrai's Dark-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Darkrai.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega Houndoom
      DarkFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega Tyranitar
      RockDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega Absol
      Dark
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Darkrai Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Darkrai in Pokémon GO is 2.50%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 6.25% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 9.23%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -2.50%2.87%3.73%4.58%
              Curve4.21%4.83%6.25%7.65%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -3.73%4.27%5.54%6.79%
              Curve6.25%7.16%9.23%11.26%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 4.46%5.11%6.61%8.09%
              Curve7.46%8.53%10.97%13.35%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 6.13%7.02%9.06%11.05%
              Curve10.20%11.64%14.91%18.05%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Darkrai, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Darkrai family

              Family

              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Darkrai in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkrai

              List of Darkrai costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Darkrai costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Darkrai high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Darkrai. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Darkrai Pokédex entries

              Sinnoh
              VersionsPokédex entry
              DiamondIt can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
              PearlFolklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares.
              Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
              HeartGold, SoulSilverIt chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
              X, Omega RubyIt chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
              Y, Alpha SapphireIt can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
              Legends: ArceusOn a moonless night, a strange incident occurred in which every one of a village's inhabitants suffered nightmares. The villagers attested that Darkrai appeared before them in these nightmares.