Pokémon GO Darkrai Counters - Upcomer
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The Mythical Pokémon Darkrai is newest addition to 5-Star Raid Battles in Pokémon GO. This Raid Battle Event will run from October 20, 2023 to November 3, 2023 giving players a limited amount of time to battle and capture this powerful Pokémon.

Best Darkrai Counters

Darkrai’s Raid Stats and Top Counters | Image created @LeekDuck

The Best Darkrai counters are Pokémon with strong super effective attacks against Dark-type Pokémon. These include heavy hitting Fighting, Fairy and Bug-type Pokémon . Darkrai is weak to Fighting, Fairy, and Bug type moves, so choosing the strongest Pokémon to represent these types will be the key in taking down Darkrai.

Some of the best Pokémon for each of these types include:

Fighting-Type Pokémon: Terrakion, Mega Blaziken, Keldeo, Machamp, Hariyama

Fairy-type Pokémon: Mega Gardevoir, Mega Diancie, Shadow Granbull, Togekiss

Bug-type Pokémon: Mega Beedrill, Volcarona, Mega Pinsir

The Pokémon listed above have the best stats and moves available for defeating Darkrai. Taking reduced damage from Darkrai’s Charged Moves (Shadow Ball, Focus Blast and Dark Pulse) converts into more opportunities to activate your own Charged moves, and in turn, do more damage. This is why high HP Pokémon like Hariyama and Togekiss are great choices to survive longer

Tips to beat Darkrai

Darkrai in Pokémon GO | Image From Niantic and Pokémon GO

Darkrai’s relatively high Defense, Attack stat and HP in Raid Battles make it quite difficult to take down in smaller groups. That being said, it’s recommended is that you have 2 – 6 high level trainers for Darkrai raids.

Results will vary against Darkrai with different movesets, for example Fighting-types and Fairy-types will be better against Dark Pulse movesets. Scouting Darkrai’s Charged Moves will be key in choosing which Pokémon on your team to prioritize during the battle.

So there is the best strategy for taking down Darkrai in Pokémon GO Raid Battles. This is the only way to currently obtain Shiny Darkrai in Pokémon GO, so be sure to participate in plenty of Raids to maximize your odds!

Eric Bartlett is a seasoned writer, player and content creator for Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.