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Darkrai
Darkrai
National Pokédex
Manaphy - Darkrai (#491) - Shaymin
Ability Bad Dreams
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Created by Game Freak
Designed by Hironobu Yoshida

Darkrai(JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Dark legendary Pokémon that made its first appearance in the fourth generation games Diamond and Pearl.


Physiology and Behaviour

Darkrai appears to be a black shadow-like Pokémon with a small head and a white ghostly substance coming out from its head. It also has light blue eyes and small skinny arms with black claw-like hands with three fingers. It also appears to be wearing a ripped cloak and skinny legs that can come in and out of it. He also appears to have a red torso around it.

They can travel quickly by turning into a shadow. It gives never-ending nightmares to humans and has the ability Bad Dreams which allows him to give Pokémon and humans nightmares when asleep. They can be awoken by using Cresselia's Lunar Wing. He is also the only known Pokémon to use Dark Void.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

He seems to causing people to fall asleep into nightmares in Canalave City. Darkrai can be found on Newmoon Island in the games Diamond, Pearl and Platinum after the player obtains the Member Card to access the Harbor Inn in Canalave City. This requires Cresselia to start roaming Sinnoh first though.

Other Pokémon game

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

A Pitch-Black Pokémon. It becomes active on nights of the new moon. This legendary Pokémon has the power to lull people to sleep and fill their heads with dreams. Proverbs say that Darkrai will make people have terrifying dreams on moonless nights. A Dark-type Pokémon, Darkrai uses the Dark Void move, along with Embargo, which stops foes from using held items.

In the anime

Darkrai was the "mascot" of the Pokémon movie called The Rise of Darkrai. In the beginning of the movie, many thought that the Pokémon was an evil creature, though in the end it was revealed to have a good heart when it went off to stop the fighting between rival Pokémon Palkia and Dialga. After sacrificing itself to save the world, Palkia used its powers to turn everything back to normal, thus reviving Darkrai.

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
Pokémon Pearl Folklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares.
Pokémon Platinum To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Pokémon HeartGold It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Pokémon SoulSilver It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Pokémon White To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Pokémon Black 2 To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Pokémon White 2 To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Pokémon Y It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
Pokémon Omega Ruby It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.


Game locations

Title Location(s)


Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 70
Attack 90
Defense 90
Sp. Attack 125
Sp. Defense 90
Speed 125
Average 600

Moveset

Main article: Darkrai/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
Diamond Pearl
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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Black White
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Black 2 White 2
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X Y
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Trivia

  • Darkrai is the only Dark-type Legendary Pokémon, excluding Arceus holding a Dread Plate.
  • Darkrai is one of the few Pokémon being able to talk in the anime.
  • Despite Darkrai levitating in the games and anime, it doesn't have the ability Levitate and thus can be attacked by Ground-type moves.

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