[Guide] Darkrai raid counters, best moves, and skillsets in Pokemon GO

Source: Niantic

 

Darkrai is one of the best Dark-type Pokemon out there available in the world of Pokemon GO. The great skillsets allow Darkrai to deal massive damage in many PVE situations. Its max CP at Lv. 40 is 3,739 and reaches 4,227 at Lv. 50.

 

Since Darkrai is a Dark-type Pokemon, it’s strong against Psychic and Ghost-type Pokemon while being vulnerable to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-types. Naturally, to counter Darkrai in raids, you would need to prepare Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-type Pokemon. Among them, Lucario is the best counter. Fighting-type Pokemon like Lucario, Konkeldurr, and Machamp are will all be very strong against Darkrai.

 

Pokemon

Type

Fast Move

Charged Move

Lucario

Fighting

Counter

Aura Sphere

Konkeldurr

Fighting

Counter

Dynamic Punch

Machamp

Fighting

Counter

Dynamic Punch

Mega Beedrill

Bug/Poison

Bug Bite (Elite TM)

X-Scissor

Togekiss

Fairy

Charm

Dazzling Gleam

 

Best Moves and Skills for Darkrai

 

The fast moves Darkrai can learn are Feint Attack and Snarl, and Snarl is usually used much more often. Both Fast Moves can benefit from the same type attack bonus to take down any Ghost or Psychic-type Pokemon in no time.

 

As for its charged moves, Darkrai has Dark Pulse (Dark-type), Focus Blast (Fighting-type), and Shadow Ball (Ghost-type). Mostly, Shadow Ball is used as Darkrai’s primary charged move — in fact, Shadow Ball is the primary move for most Pokemon that can learn it — but there are situations where Dark Pulse can put on better performance. 

 

 

In PVPs, Darkrai falls behind many Pokemon, and it’s unrecommended to use as there are far better Pokemon that could take its place.

 

The shiny version of Darkrai is available in raids now! Go ahead and challenge the raids with your friends to get a chance to catch’em all!

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