Essentials

Darkrai

Darkrai

Dark

Abilities

Bad Dreams

Damages sleeping opponents for 1/8 their max HP after each turn.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 2
  • Dark ½
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 2
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 0
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 4
National
491

Names

Chinese
達克萊伊
Italian
Darkrai
French
Darkrai
Spanish
Darkrai
German
Darkrai
Korean
다크라이
Japanese
ダークライ (daakurai)
Official roomaji
Darkrai

Breeding

Gender
genderless Search:
Egg groups
  • Undiscovered
Hatch counter
120 Search:
Steps to hatch
30855 / 15555

Compatibility

Darkrai cannot breed.

Training

Base EXP
270 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Special Attack
  • 1 Speed
Capture rate
3 Search:
Base happiness
0 Search:
Growth rate
slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Darkrai

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
70
57.3 313 344
Attack
90
68.3 248 279
Defense
90
76.0 248 279
Special Attack
135
96.8 338 369
Special Defense
90
78.1 248 279
Speed
125
97.4 318 349
Total
600
93.3

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★★✯☆
Power
★✯☆☆
Skill
★★★✯☆
Stamina
★✯✯
Jump
★★★☆☆
Total
10/15/21

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.

Sprites

Darkrai Darkrai Darkrai Darkrai

Miscellany

Species
Pitch-Black Search:
Color
Black Search:
Cry
Footprint
Darkrai
Shape
Anthropomorphic Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Darkrai
15

4'11.1"
1.5 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Darkrai
505

111.3 lb
50.5 kg

Locations

Pal Park

Area
Mountain
Score
100
Rate
1

Moves

Dark moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Special moves better suit Darkrai's higher Special Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Night Shade Ghost special 15 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Disable Normal status 20 100%

Disables the target's last used move for 1-8 turns.

11 11 11 11 Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

20 20 20 20 Hypnosis Psychic status 20 60%

Puts the target to sleep.

29 29 29 Feint Attack Dark physical 20 60

Never misses.

29 Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

38 38 38 38 Nightmare Ghost status 15 100%

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

47 47 47 47 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

57 57 57 57 Haze Ice status 30

Resets all Pokémon's stats, accuracy, and evasion.

66 66 66 66 Dark Void Dark status 10 80%

Puts the target to sleep.

75 75 75 Nasty Plot Dark status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.

75 Embargo Dark status 15 100%

Target cannot use held items.

84 84 84 84 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

93 93 93 93 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Drain Punch Fighting physical 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Foul Play Dark physical 15 95 100%

Calculates damage with the target's attacking stat.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Knock Off Dark physical 25 65 100%

Target drops its held item.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Last Resort Normal physical 5 140 100%

Can only be used after all of the user's other moves have been used.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snatch Dark status 10 4

Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sucker Punch Dark physical 5 80 100% 1

Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Trick Psychic status 10 100%

User and target swap items.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Wonder Room Psychic status 10

All Pokémon's Defense and Special Defense are swapped for 5 turns.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
01 01 Focus Punch Fighting physical 20 150 100% -3

If the user takes damage before attacking, the attack is canceled.

04 04 04 04 Calm Mind Psychic status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack and Special Defense by one stage.

06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

12 12 12 12 Taunt Dark status 20 100%

For the next few turns, the target can only use damaging moves.

13 13 13 13 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

14 14 14 14 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

24 24 24 24 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

25 25 25 25 Thunder Electric special 10 110 70%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

29 29 29 29 Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

30 30 30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 Shock Wave Electric special 20 60

Never misses.

36 36 36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

39 39 39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

41 41 41 41 Torment Dark status 15 100%

Prevents the target from using the same move twice in a row.

42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

49 49 Snatch Dark status 10 4

Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

52 52 52 52 Focus Blast Fighting special 5 120 70%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

56 56 56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

57 57 57 57 Charge Beam Electric special 10 50 90%

Has a 70% chance to raise the user's Special Attack by one stage.

59 59 Incinerate Fire special 15 60 100%

Destroys the target's held berry.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

60 60 Drain Punch Fighting physical 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

61 61 61 61 Will-O-Wisp Fire status 15 85%

Burns the target.

63 63 63 63 Embargo Dark status 15 100%

Target cannot use held items.

65 65 65 65 Shadow Claw Ghost physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

66 66 66 66 Payback Dark physical 10 50 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.

67 67 Retaliate Normal physical 5 70 100%

Has double power if a friendly Pokémon fainted last turn.

68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

70 70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

73 73 73 73 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

75 75 75 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

77 77 77 77 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

79 79 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

80 80 80 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

81 81 81 81 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

84 84 84 84 Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

85 85 85 85 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

95 95 Snarl Dark special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

97 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

98 Power-Up Punch Fighting physical 20 40 100%

Has a 100% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

H8 H8 Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

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