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Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all
PvE Attacker Rating 5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 4 / 5

Pokemon Stats

Type
50.50 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3739
ATK 285
DEF 198
STA 172

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Snarl is better than Feint Attack on Darkrai.
  • Shadow Ball is among the best moves in the game, perfect for Darkrai's role as a Dark / Ghost attacker.
  • Dark Pulse is slightly weaker, even with STAB, but it can perform better due to an early damage window.
  • Focus Blast has poor type-synergy on Darkrai and should be TM'd.

PVE Overview

Like a nightmare about to take over the mind of an unsuspecting dreamer, Darkrai looms over the already well established anti-Ghost and anti-Psychic metagame. The mythic Pokemon Darkrai has a number of huge advantages at its disposal over its Dark and Ghost brethren. Its pure dark typing is a huge blessing against Ghosts and Psychics alike, granting resistance to their STAB attacks. It's been blessed with great moves that give it a TDO fairly close to Tyranitar but with a much higher DPS.

Its main issue in raids will be against the many Psychic- or Ghost-type raid bosses that carry Fighting type coverage moves such as Focus Blast, but because its strengths and weaknesses synergize so well with those of its competitors ;such as Shadow Ball Mewtwo, Giratina-O, Chandelure, and Gengar, it will likely make a huge impact on any team.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Snarl + Dark Pulse or Shadow Ball and Focus Blast

Snarl is the preferred fast move due to its significantly higher energy gains. 

Dark Pulse and Shadow Ball provide the same coverage, but the former is superior stat-wise due to STAB, while the latter isn't resisted by Fighting and Fairy-type counterpicks. Focus Blast is recommended for its wide coverage even though it demands huge amounts of energy. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: N/A

Currently Darkrai is not eligible in Great League due to its high CP, though this could change if it would be obtainable in special research in the future. 

Ultra League: 1 / 5

Darkrai suffers in Ultra League due to a high ATK stat which limits its overall bulk due to the CP cap. This is significant enough that it causes Darkrai to lose to certain opponents which have disadvantageous typings against Darkrai, such as Cresselia. While Darkrai does have a good moveset and its typing is favorable against the meta-centric Giratina, the lack of bulk prevents Darkrai from performing well against the overall meta. 

Master League: 4 / 5

Darkrai has a max CP of 3739, which is quite respectable in Master League. As a Dark-type, it has favorable typing advantages against either form of Giratina, but a lack of bulk causes it to struggle against Giratina-Altered with Dragon Breath. Darkrai's huge ATK stat is to be respected however, as its powerful moveset lets it OHKO numerous Pokemon in this league, which makes it quite good in the late game when shields are more likely to be down. 

Fast Moves

12
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
10.91
13.64
10
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.15
10.00
11.11
13.89

Charge Moves

140
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.50
0.50
0.00
1.40
40.00
50.00
56.00
100
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.40
0.00
2.00
33.33
41.67
66.67
80
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.90
0.00
1.60
26.67
33.33
42.67

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Dark Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014652
2001.596109
2002145165
2002.5195222
4003244278
4003.5294335
4004343391
4004.5393447
6005443504
6005.5492560
6006542617
6006.5591673
8007641730
8007.5690786
8008740843
8008.5790899
10009839955
10009.58891012
1000109381068
100010.59851122
13001110321175
130011.510791228
13001211261282
130012.511731335
16001312201389
160013.512671442
16001413141495
160014.513611549
19001514071602
190015.514541656
19001615011709
190016.515481762
22001715951816
220017.516421869
22001816891923
220018.517361976
25001917832029
250019.518302083
25002018772136
250020.519232190
30002119702243
300021.520172297
30002220642350
300022.521112403
35002321582457
350023.522052510
35002422522564
350024.522992617
40002523462671
400025.523932724
40002624402778
400026.524872831
45002725342884
450027.525812938
45002826282991
450028.526743045
50002927213098
500029.527683152
50003028153205
500030.528393232
60003128623258
600031.528863285
60003229093312
600032.529333339
70003329563365
700033.529803392
70003430033419
700034.530263445
80003530503472
800035.530733499
80003630973525
800036.531203552
90003731443579
900037.531673606
90003831913632
900038.532143659
100003932383686
1000039.532613712
100004032843739
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