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#491 Darkrai
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Darkrai's artwork for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Category Pitch-Black Pokémon
Original Region Sinnoh
National Dex Nr. #491
Generation 4
Pokémon Color Black
First Appearance Pokémon Diamond And Pearl
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Ability/ies Bad Dreams
Average Height 4'11"
Average Weight 111.3 lbs

Darkrai (Japanese: ダークライ Darkrai) is a Dark-type Legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It was first officially revealed in February 2007.

It is a member of the lunar duo with Cresselia.

Biology

Darkrai is a black, shadow-like Pokémon. It has a small head with a white fog-like ghostly plume billowing from its head covering one of its bright blue eyes, with the portion on its face resembling hair. It also has a red spiky growth around its neck. It has skinny arms and long black tatters hanging from its shoulders. It also has black, claw-like hands. It has the slight appearance of an hourglass figure and appears to be wearing an old, ripped cloak. It normally does not have any sort of legs, but it is able to extend stilt-like appendages in their place. In self-defense, Darkrai can retract its head and white "plume" into the pit atop its torso fringed by the aforementioned red growth.

Darkrai is known to "inhabit" dreams and causes the target to have unending nightmares, which can be stopped if exposed to a Lunar Wing from Cresselia. However, the "unleashing of nightmares" is actually a defense mechanism, instead of an intentionally malicious act. It can become a shadow and escape danger or contact of humans. It is also capable of little human speech. In The Rise of Darkrai, it was shown its power was little of that of Dialga and Palkia. As seen in an anime episode, Darkrai does not only cause nightmares; it is also attracted to them. It can also go around objects it is attracted to several times, as seen in the mentioned episode and Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Darkrai possibly feeds off dreams, characterized by its association with never-ending nightmares. Darkrai is the only known Pokémon that learns Dark Void.

Trivia

  • Darkrai is tied with Weavile for the highest base Speed of all Dark-types.
  • As of Generation V, Darkrai's EV yield (2 Sp. Atk, 1 Speed) is unique.
  • Darkrai has two different portrait pictures in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky as well.
  • Sailor Eldritch's son says "Dar... Dark... Is watching me..." in his sleep before the player cures his nightmare. It is assumed that he is talking about Darkrai, as it is known to give its victims horrific nightmares.
    • If Darkrai was the cause of the sailor's son's nightmares, it can be assumed Darkrai is aware that the player cured the boy using Cresselia's Lunar Wing. When the player takes the Member Card to the Harbor Inn, the innkeeper (presumably an illusion created by Darkrai) states that he has been waiting for the player's arrival.
  • In the early Japanese versions of Diamond and Pearl, Darkrai can be caught with the Surf glitch. However, this glitch was fixed in other language versions. Another glitch has been discovered that allows players of other language releases to reach Darkrai without the Member Card.
    • This has been remedied in Pokémon Platinum, however, as Darkrai itself will not appear on the island without the event ticket.

Origin

Resembling a shadow, Darkrai's appearance suggests it is based on the concept of nightmares. It may have been inspired by the old Arabic myths about genies (or jinn) or the bogeyman. Darkrai could also be based on the concept of Morpheus, the Greek god responsible for shaping dreams. It may also have been based on Phobetor, an Oneiroi being the personification of nightmares.

Name origin

Darkrai is a combination of dark, and 暗い kurai (dark) or "rai" (Hindi for king).

Moves

By level up

Level Move Type Power Accuracy Category Effect
Start Pursuit Dark 40 100 Physical Does double damage on a target attempting to switch out.
Start Night Shade Ghost 100 Special Does damage equal to the user's level.
Start Ominous Wind Ghost 60 100 Special Has a 10% chance of raising all of the user's stats one stage.
Start Disable Normal 80 Status Disables the target's most recently used move.
8 Quick Attack Normal 40 100 Physical Strikes first.
15 Hypnosis Psychic 70 Status Puts the target to sleep.
22 Feint Attack Dark 60 100 Physical Never misses.
29 Nightmare Dark 100 Status Sleeping opponents will lose HP every turn.
36 Double Team Normal Status Raises the user's evasiveness stat one stage.
43 Ancient Power Rock 60 100 Special Has a 10% chance of raising all of the user's stats one stage.
50 Dark Void Dark 70 Status Puts opponents to sleep.
57 Haze Ice Status Returns all stat changes of all combatants to normal.
64 Moonlight Fairy Status Restores the user's HP depending on the weather.
71 Nasty Plot Dark Status Raises the user's Special Attack stat two stages.
78 Dark Pulse Dark 80 100 Special Has a 20% chance of making the target flinch.
85 Dream Eater Psychic 100 100 Special Restores the user's HP by half the damage its target took. Only works on sleeping targets.
92 Moonblast Fairy 95 100 Special Has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack stat one stage.
100 Aura Sphere Fighting 90 Special Never misses.

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • The minimum stats were calculated with 0 EV's and IV's, plus a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EV's, 31 IV's, and a helpful Nature, if applicable.


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