How to beat Pokemon Go Darkrai Raid: Weaknesses, counters & can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
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The Mythical Darkrai has taken over 5-Star Raids in Pokemon Go and trainers want to catch this powerful Dark-type species to dominate the meta. So here’s all you need to know about Darkrai Raids in Pokemon Go, including its weaknesses, top counters, and shiny availability.

Darkrai is among the most powerful species in Pokemon Go thanks to its high Attack stat of 285, making it an excellent pick for PvE while also having some use in PvP. The Pitch Black Pokemon is now in 5-Star Raids and fans couldn’t be more excited.

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Here’s all you need to know about the weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability of Darkrai in Pokemon Go Raids.

How to get Darkrai in Pokemon Go

You can get Darkrai in Pokemon Go by defeating it in 5-Star Raids running until February 20, 2024.

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Darkrai is among the few Mythical Pokemon available in Raid Battles.

Pokemon Go Darkrai type & weaknesses

Darkrai is a pure Dark-type Pokemon and it is weak to the Bug, Fairy, and Fighting types in Pokemon Go.

5-Star Raids are some of the toughest battles in the game so trainers have to prepare the best counters by leveling them up and teaching them their strongest attacks.

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Best counters for Pokemon Go Darkrai Raid

The overall best counter for Darkrai Raids in Pokemon Go is Terrakion with Double Kick and Sacred Sword.

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Terrakion is a Legendary Pokemon that is a part of the Swords of Justice trio.

While the Legendary Terrakion is the best counter to beat Darkrai, beating a 5-Star Raid could require you to use more Pokemon to make the job easier for you.

Here are the best counters to beat Darkrai Raids in Pokemon Go:

  • Terrakion: A high Attack stat complemented with the extremely powerful Charged Move Sacred Sword makes Terrakion the leading Darkrai counter.
  • Mega Blaziken: A whopping 329 Attack stat alongside the Mega boost helps Mega Blaziken pack quite a punch in Darkrai Raids.
  • Mega Gardevoir: The best Fairy-type Pokemon in the game is a massively powerful force in the Raid Battle with the dreaded combo of Charm and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Pheromosa: This Ultra Beast may lack in bulk but its undeniable offensive presence makes it a huge threat.
  • Lucario: Ever dependable and packing the powerful Aura Sphere, Lucario is a must-have for any Raid Boss weak to Fighting-type attacks.

Other ideal Darkrai Raid counters in Pokemon include Conkeldurr, Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, Xerneas, and Togekiss.

All Darkrai Pokemon Go moves

Here are all the moves that Darkrai can learn in Pokemon Go:

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Darkrai Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Snarl (Dark)
  • Feint Attack (Dark)

Darkrai Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Dark Pulse (Dark)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Sludge Bomb (Poison)
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Darkrai is known for its high DPS (Damage Per Second) in Pokemon Go.

Can Darkrai be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Darkrai is available in Pokemon Go and lucky players can encounter it after defeating the Raid battle.

You will be glad to know that a shiny encounter after a 5-Star Raid is a guaranteed catch and the odds of finding a shiny Darkrai in Pokemon Go Raids are 1 in 20 or 5% chance.

That’s all you need to know about Darkrai Raids in Pokemon Go. While you’re here, be sure to check out our other content on Pokemon Go:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokémon Go, Mainline Games, Trading Card Game, and Competitive Pokémon battles. With several years of experience in Copywriting and SEO Content Writing, Niladri has over 650 published articles on CharlieIntel and Go Hub. When not writing, he can be found trying out various cooking recipes and visiting exquisite travel destinations. Niladri joined CharlieIntel in June 2023 and he can be contacted at [email protected]