If you want to defeat the Mythical Darkrai in a 5-Star Pokemon GO Raid, you’ll need to ensure you’re in a team of at least four Pokemon trainers. This will stop you from running out of time to win the Raid.
You’ll also need to know Darkrai’s weaknesses and the best Pokemon that can exploit them.
That’s why we’ve got a full breakdown of how to beat Darkrai and the strongest Pokemon to use in Raids against it!
What Type is Darkrai?
Darkrai is a pure Dark-type Mythical Pokemon.
This means that it has three weaknesses and resistances to consider when battling it in Pokemon GO.
Darkrai Weaknesses & Resistances in Pokemon GO
|Fighting||Psychic (Double Resistance)|
As Darkrai is weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting, these types of attacks deal 160% damage to it.
Meanwhile, Darkrai resists Dark and Ghost-type attacks, which deal 63% damage, and double resists Psychic. This means that Psychic-type attacks deal only 39% damage to Darkrai!
Best Pokemon to Counter Darkrai in Pokemon GO
The best Pokemon to counter Darkrai in Pokemon GO include powerful Fighting and Bug-type Pokemon like Terrakion, Pheromosa, Keldeo, and Volcarona.
Additionally, you can use a Mega Pokemon such as Mega Blaziken or Mega Pinsir to boost the attack of your Pokemon that share a type with your Mega ‘Mon!
These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Darkrai in Raids, as well as their best attacks for this battle:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Blaziken||Counter||Focus Blast|
|Mega Pinsir||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz|
|Mega Gardevoir||Charm||Dazzling Gleam|
|Terrakion||Double Kick||Sacred Sword|
|Keldeo||Low Kick||Sacred Sword|
|Pheromosa||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz|
|Volcarona||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz|
After defeating Drakrai in a 5-Star Raid, you will have the opportunity to catch Darkrai. What’s more, if you’re very lucky, there’s a chance that you’ll encounter the shiny version of Darkrai!
When is Darkrai in Pokemon GO Raids?
Darkrai is in 5-Star Pokemon GO Raids from October 20 until November 3, 2023.
It rotates in and out of Raids at 10 AM local time on these days.