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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 50.5 kg (111.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Bad Dreams
Local № 242 (Legends: Arceus)

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 (30,584–30,840 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.
Brilliant Diamond It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of a new moon.
Shining Pearl Folklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares.
Legends: Arceus On 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.

Moves learned by Darkrai

Moves learnt by level up

Darkrai learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
1DisableNormalStatus 100
11Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
20HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
29Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
38Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
47Double TeamNormalStatus
57HazeIceStatus
66Dark VoidDarkStatus 50
75Nasty PlotDarkStatus
84Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
93Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

Darkrai does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by TM

Darkrai is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Darkrai learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
6HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
12HexGhostSpecial 65 100
19Nasty PlotDarkStatus
27Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
36Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
46PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
57Dark VoidDarkStatus 50

Move Tutor moves

Darkrai can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Darkrai sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Darkrai  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Darkrai  sprite from Black & White Darkrai  sprite from X & Y Darkrai  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Darkrai Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Darkrai Shiny sprite from Black & White Darkrai Shiny sprite from X & Y Darkrai Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Clamberclaw Cliffs
Scarlet
Violet
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Darkrai
Japanese ダークライ (Darkrai)
German Darkrai
French Darkrai

Name origin

dark
absence of light
kurai
Japanese for ‘dark’