Darkrai

Darkrai is a Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Pitch-Black Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 491
Type Dark
Species Pitch-Black Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 111.3 lbs (50.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Bad Dreams
Local №

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 270
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (base 30,720 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 135
247 405
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 125
229 383
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Darkrai.

Evolution chart

Darkrai changes

Pokédex entries

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
SoulSilver
It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
X
Omega Ruby
It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.

Moves learned by Darkrai

Moves learnt by level up

Darkrai learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1DisableNormal 100
1Ominous WindGhost 60 100
11Quick AttackNormal 40 100
20HypnosisPsychic 60
29Feint AttackDark 60
38NightmareGhost 100
47Double TeamNormal
57HazeIce
66Dark VoidDark 50
75Nasty PlotDark
84Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
93Dark PulseDark 80 100

Egg moves

Darkrai does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Darkrai can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Drain PunchFighting 75 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Knock OffDark 65 100
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100
TrickPsychic 100
Wonder RoomPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

Darkrai is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Darkrai can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Night ShadeGhost 100 Generation 4 — Level up
PursuitDark 40 100 Generation 4 — Level up
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Darkrai learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1DisableNormal 100
1Ominous WindGhost 60 100
11Quick AttackNormal 40 100
20HypnosisPsychic 60
29Feint AttackDark 60
38NightmareGhost 100
47Double TeamNormal
57HazeIce
66Dark VoidDark 50
75Nasty PlotDark
84Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
93Dark PulseDark 80 100

Egg moves

Darkrai does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Darkrai is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Darkrai can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Night ShadeGhost 100 Generation 4 — Level up
PursuitDark 40 100 Generation 4 — Level up
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Darkrai sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Darkrai  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Darkrai  sprite from Black & White Darkrai  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Darkrai Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Darkrai Shiny sprite from Black & White Darkrai Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Darkrai

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Newmoon Island
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Darkrai
Japanese ダークライ (Darkrai)
German Darkrai
French Darkrai

Name origin

dark
absence of light
kurai
Japanese for ‘dark’