Pokemon Go: How to defeat Darkrai — weaknesses and counters revealed

Darkrai's reappearance in Pokemon Go is slated from February 15th to February 20th, 2024
The image shows Darkrai. — Pokemon
The image shows Darkrai. — Pokemon

Get ready, trainers! Darkrai, the elusive and powerful Dark-type Pokémon, is making a triumphant return to the Pokémon Go universe in thrilling 5-Star Raid battles. For those still seeking to capture this legendary creature, fear not, as we've got the insider tips and counters you need to dominate these Mythical Dark-types and emerge victorious.

So, when can you embark on this epic quest? Darkrai's reappearance in the game is slated from February 15th to February 20th, 2024, with a special Raid Hour featuring this Sinnoh sensation on February 19th, 2024, from 6 to  7pm local time. Mark your calendars and gear up for an electrifying adventure!

How to conquer Darkrai in Pokemon Go

Now, let's delve into the strategies for conquering Darkrai and adding it to your Pokédex. As a pure Dark-type Pokémon, Darkrai is particularly susceptible to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting types. This means you'll want to assemble a team of formidable counters armed with their most devastating moves to exploit Darkrai's weaknesses. Beware, however, as Darkrai can fend off attacks from Dark, Ghost, and Psychic types, so plan your battle strategy wisely to avoid falling into its traps.

For maximum effectiveness in battle, consider deploying the following Pokémon as your frontline warriors:

Terrakion: With its formidable Charged Move, Sacred Sword, and impressive Attack stat, Terrakion emerges as a top contender for taking down Darkrai.

Mega Blaziken: Harnessing its colossal Attack stat and Mega boost, Mega Blaziken delivers devastating blows in Darkrai Raids.

Mega Gardevoir: Armed with the lethal combination of Charm and Dazzling Gleam, Mega Gardevoir proves to be a formidable force against Darkrai.

Pheromosa: Despite its diminutive size, this Ultra Beast exudes undeniable aggression and poses a serious threat to Darkrai.

Lucario: A reliable ally in any Raid Boss battle vulnerable to Fighting-type assaults, Lucario wields the potent Aura Sphere with precision.

Additionally, other viable options for Darkrai Raid counters include Conkeldurr, Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, Xerneas, and Togekiss. Strategically assemble your team, train them rigorously, and embark on your quest to emerge victorious against Darkrai.

But that's not all — after emerging triumphant from the Raid battle, lucky trainers may encounter the elusive Shiny Darkrai! With a 1 in 20 chance of encountering a Shiny Darkrai in Pokémon Go Raids, seize this opportunity to capture this rare gem and add it to your collection. Remember, a Shiny encounter following a 5-Star Raid is a guaranteed catch, so keep your eyes peeled and your Poké Balls ready for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.