Darkrai Raid Duo Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides

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 Windy, 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


In its March of 2020 release, Darkrai made its return to the raid scene as a Tier 5 rather than a Tier 6, making it substantially easier to deal with. This raid is actually doable with 2 trainers and without boosts given the proper counters, but this guide will focus on the much more forgiving 3-person run given the current rarity of these counters

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.


  • The duo is definitely doable, with many of the top Pokemon on this list easily making the cut. However, this guide will focus on the far more achievable Trio.
  • Shadow Machamp is the best overall counter, with the best clear times and solid total performance
  • Lucario is the top non-shadow counter, though it falls to a single Focus Blast, and even takes heavy damage if it dodges.
  • Knowing the moveset can be very important, scouting for this one is recommended

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
  • If attempting a Duo, then dodging is exceptionally important in many cases. With weather and friend bonuses, DPS isn't a huge issue. But TDO definitely is.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Raid Graph