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Darkrai Raid 4-Person Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
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Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK237.10 DEF147.80
CP Range
Lvl 20 2048 - 2136 Lvl 25 2560 - 2671

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Fog, Cloudy Rain, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Snarl Challenging
Feint Attack Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Shadow Ball Challenging
Dark Pulse Intermediate
Focus Blast Intermediate

Overview

Traditionally a Tier 6 raid, Darkrai is technically doable with 3 trainers given friendship and/or weather boosts, though this guide will focus on the more realistic 4-trainer run.

Darkrai hits like a truck, plain and simple. While not as strong as Mewtwo in this regard, it is still able to cut down teams with its powerful blows, which makes TDO a bigger issue than DPS given perfect counters. Be ready to re-lobby for this one, as the Pitch Black Pokemon is quite the imposing force.

Approach

  • Lucario is the fastest counter and should be front-loaded if included
  • An anchor or two could save a run
  • Knowing the moveset can be very important, scouting for this one is recommended
  • If you want to try the Trio, then make sure that you have friendship bonuses and weather on your side outside of events that boost power in some way

Battling Strategy

  • Dodging can be very important, though it can also be difficult with some movesets
  • Try to always dodge Focus Blast unless you know that surviving it won't net your Pokemon another charged move

Best Raid Boss Counters

Supreme Counters
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Pros:

  • Highest DPS option in neutral weather, can help beat down the clock
  • Resists Dark Type moves

Cons:

  • Weak to Focus Blast
  • Fairly frail, greatly appreciates dodging
  • Still considered a fairly rare species overall
Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Outstanding mix of DPS and TDO, the real all-arounder for this match
  • Pre-evolution is a semi-common raid boss, making it very obtainable
  • Resists Dark Type movesets
  • Can be evolved to final form for free if traded

Cons:

  • If not traded, costs a whopping 200 candy to evolve
Good Counters
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Arguably one of the most important Pokemon in the game for many years. Most players probably have a full team raised.
  • Resists Dark Type movesets
Hariyama Hariyama
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Basically a budget Machamp

Cons:

  • Basically a budget Machamp
Gardevoir Gardevoir
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have at least one, as it was featured in its own Community Day
  • Double-resists Focus Blast
  • Shadow Gardevoir has performance just slightly behind Lucario

Cons:

  • Weak to Shadow Ball
  • Shadow Pokemon are very expensive to raise
Blaziken Blaziken
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have at least one, as it was featured in its own Community Day
  • Resists Dark Type movesets

Cons:

  • Generally more effective as a Fire attacker
Heracross Heracross
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Dark Type moves and Focus Blast

Cons:

  • Regional species, not generally available
Tank Counters
Togekiss Togekiss
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Bulky choice that can help keep trainers in the game
  • Resists Dark Type movesets, double-resists Focus Blast
Glass Counters
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Decent DPS option if lacking supreme counters
  • Resists Dark Type movesets

Cons:

  • Fairly frail, appreciates dodging
Toxicroak Toxicroak
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Dark Type movesets and Focus Blast

Cons:

  • Fairly frail, appreciates dodging

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