Pokémon Go Darkrai: Best Moves For Raids and PVP

Pokémon Go Darkrai: Best Moves For Raids and PVP

As the name suggests, Pokémon Go Darkrai is a Dark-type mythical Pokémon. Its principal vulnerabilities include fighting, fairies, and bug-type moves—all of which cause 160% damage. However, it is resistant to other Ghost, Psychic, and Dark types of Pokémon, each of which causes 63%, 39%, and 63% damage, respectively.

There are no evolutions available for Pokémon Go Darkrai yet. The dark, ghostly Pokémon can put opponents to sleep, sending them into a trance or dream state.

It is most potent during new moon nights and gets a weather bonus during fog weather. It was discovered in the Sinnoh region. The shiny variant of the Pokémon is one of the rarest ones in the game.

Pokémon Go Darkrai: Raid Guide

The mythical Pokémon was a Raid Boss in Tier 5 Raids previously. It has a Boss HP of 600 and a max CP of 3,739. CP values may be subject to weather boost, Pokémon level, and Individual Value (IV). Thus, it is a strong dark-type Pokémon for 5-star raids. Here is how you can capture it in raid battles against Darkrai.

Pokémon Go Darkrai: Best Moves For Raids and PVP
Pokémon Go Darkrai: Best Moves For Raids and PVP

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Strategy for Five-star Raids Against Darkrai

The most robust Pokémon Go Darkrai counters include:

  • Pheromosa
  • Terrakion (rock/fighting)
  • Lucario
  • Zacian (Crowned Sword)
  • Urshifu (Rapid Strike)
  • Blaziken (fire/fighting)
  • Machamp (fighting)
  • Gallade (psychic/fighting)
  • Beedrill (bug/poison)
  • Volcano (bug/fire)
  • Togekiss (fairy/flying)
  • Granbull (fairy)

Strategize your raid battle against the Darkrai Pokémon by including the Fighting, Bug, and Fairy Pokémon. All of them have a Fast Attack and Charged Attack. Also, include a psychic or dark-type Pokemon in your raid lineup to get the Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB), giving an additional 20% damage.

Moreover, go in with the Pokémon with the highest CP scores and stats. Try to defeat Pokémon Go Darkrai first. It will also contribute to the speed of victory, subsequently increasing Premiere Balls. You will need the latter to capture Darkrai after winning the raid battle.

Use the Premiere Balls when the target ring is small enough to launch an Excellent Throw. This increases your chances of capturing Darkrai by Throwing Curveballs, Nice Throws, or Great Throws. The best trick is to throw a Nanab Berry to immobilize Darkrai, and then throw a Goldren Razz Berry.

Furthermore, go on raids with your friends to launch Party Power. These will enhance Charged Attack bonuses, causing more damage.

In addition, add a Mega-Evolved Pokémon to fight the Raid Boss. This is an excellent resource for raids since it also boosts the damage of the other Trainers’ Pokémon in your lineup.

PVP Rating 

  • N/A Great League: Pokémon Go Darkrai cannot participate in this league because of its high CP value.
  • 3/5 Master League Rating: Darkrai has a significantly high attack rate. It helps directly compete with other strong Pokémon, such as Mewtwo and Landorus-T. Unfortunately, the pitch-black Pokémon cannot effectively perform. Some of its best moves lack high coverage and expend a lot of energy.
  • 1/5 Ultra League PVP Rating: The low rating is due to the lack of bulk in the Pokémon. One of its primary opponents is Cresselia and other meta-centric Pokémon.

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Pokémon Go Darkrai: Offensive and Defensive Move Sets 

The following offensive moves give the highest attack damage. Combine your main move with these quick moves:

Pokémon Go Darkrai: Best Moves For Raids and PVP
Pokémon Go Darkrai: Best Moves For Raids and PVP

Snarl combined with Shadow Ball gives 100% damage.

  • Snarl with a Dark Pulse: 97%
  • Snarl plus Sludge Bomb: 97%
  • Snarl and Focus Blast: 95%
  • Feint Attack and Shadow Ball: 95%
  • Feint Attack combined with a Dark Pulse: 93%
  • Feint Attack paired with a Focus Blast: 92%
  • Feint Attack with a Sludge Bomb: 91%

The offensive move set calculations of Pokémon Go Darkrai may vary depending on the advantages and disadvantages, total Damage Per Second (DPS), and Energy Per Second (EPS) dissipated during the battle. The above percentage shows an overall average DPS, making Pokemon Go Darkrai a Tier-A attacker.

On the other hand, Defensive move sets for Pokémon Go Darkrai have slightly lesser coverage than attack moves.

  • Snarl combined with Shadow Ball: 100%
  • Snarl with a Dark Pulse: 98%
  • Snarl plus Sludge Bomb: 90%
  • Snarl and Focus Blast: 88%
  • Feint Attack and Shadow Ball: 87%
  • Feint Attack combined with Dark Pulse: 85%
  • Feint Attack paired with a Focus Blast: 79%
  • Feint Attack with a Sludge Bomb: 71%

Moreover, Quick Moves, including Feint Attack and Snarl, and Main Moves, including Dark Pulse, will earn points through the Same-Type Attack Bonus. Dark moves make up the most effective move pool for Pokémon Go Darkrai.

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