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|jname=ダークライ Daakurai
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|species=Pitch-Black Pokémon
 
|species=Pitch-Black Pokémon
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|type=Dark
|height=<span class="explain" title="1.5 m">4'11"</span>
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|metheight=1.5 m
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|}}'''Darkrai''' (Japanese: '''ダークライ''' ''Daakurai'') is a {{type|Dark}}-type [[Mythical Pokémon]]. [[Cresselia]] serves as Darkrai's counterpart, and together they form the [[Lunar Duo]].
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'''Darkrai''' (Japanese: '''ダークライ''' ''Daakurai'') is a {{type|Dark}}-type [[Mythical Pokémon]]. [[Cresselia]] is Darkrai's counterpart and rival, and together they form the [[Lunar Duo]].
   
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==
===Appearance===
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===Physiology===
The top of its body is connected to the lower half by a tiny waist, giving it an hourglass-shaped figure. It has a red spiky growth around its neck and a long white mane flows from its head, obscuring one of its blue eyes. Its thin arms have three claws each, with three spiky protrusions above each elbow. Its shoulders also have long tatters and it appears to be wearing an old ripped cloak or dress. It is able to extend stilt-like extensions to use as "legs". Darkai resembles a ghost or a haunted spirit. It's appearance suits its ability to give people nightmares.
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The top of its body is connected to the lower half by a tiny waist, giving it an hourglass-shaped figure. It has a red spiky growth around its neck and a long white mane flows from its head, obscuring one of its blue eyes. Its thin arms have three claws each, with three spiky protrusions above each elbow. Its shoulders also have long tatters and it appears to be wearing an old ripped cloak or dress. It is able to extend stilt-like extensions to use as "legs". Darkrai resembles a ghost or a haunted spirit. It's appearance suits its ability to give people nightmares.
 
==In the Anime==
 
[[File:Dark-Type.jpg|thumb|Darkrai as seen in [[The Rise of Darkrai]]]]
 
Darkrai first appeared in the [[Pokémon]] movie ''[[The Rise of Darkrai]]''. It was seen protecting [[Alice]], whose grandmother [[Alicia]] had been kind to it in the past. It then intervened in the cosmic conflict between [[Dialga]] and [[Palkia]]. It also makes a cameo appearance in the end credits for [[MS012: Pokémon - Arceus and the Jewel of Life|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]], along with [[Shaymin]].
 
 
Darkrai next appeared in "Sleepless in Pre-Battle", which was its anime debut. It caused nightmares, much like it can in the games. It was concealing itself when [[Cresselia]] used its abilities to reveal it from the darkness. The two then battled and Darkrai hid itself once more in the shadows.
 
In its debut movie "[[The Rise of Darkrai]]" Darkrai usually hovers above the ground, but it can sprout long thin legs with which it can walk around like a person.
 
 
Another Darkrai appeared under the ownership of a trainer who competed in the Sinnoh League named [[Tobias]] in DP episode 183.
 
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
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In [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]], Darkrai featured in a special mission named ''"[[Liberate the Tower]]"''. You find it where Darkrai helped you before. However, this time it helps you, and uses it's ability, Dark Power, to fend off [[Team Dim Sun]]. However, the mission is no longer available for download. It was possible to send Darkrai to [[Pokémon Diamond]], [[Pokémon Pearl|Pearl]], and [[Pokémon Platinum|Platinum]].
 
In [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]], Darkrai featured in a special mission named ''"[[Liberate the Tower]]"''. You find it where Darkrai helped you before. However, this time it helps you, and uses it's ability, Dark Power, to fend off [[Team Dim Sun]]. However, the mission is no longer available for download. It was possible to send Darkrai to [[Pokémon Diamond]], [[Pokémon Pearl|Pearl]], and [[Pokémon Platinum|Platinum]].
   
In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness]], Darkrai is the main antagonist of those games. It is found out that Darkrai was the reason that the Hero was turned into a [[Pokémon]] and lost his or her memory when he or she had gone back in time with [[Grovyle]] to stop the tower of time from breaking and causing [[Dialga]] to turn into [[Primal Dialga]]. After the final battle against Darkrai, he attempts to escape in a time portal, when [[Palkia]], who is angered that Darkrai used him, shows up and destroys the time portal as Darkrai is halfway through it, he sustains a lot of damage he loses his memory and gets banished to an unknown place (which is ironic seeing how he was the reason that the hero lost his or her memory.)
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In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness]], Darkrai is the main antagonist of those games. It is found out that Darkrai was the reason that the Hero was turned into a [[Pokémon]] and lost his or her memory when he or she had gone back in time with [[Grovyle]] to stop the temporal tower from breaking and causing [[Dialga]] to turn into [[Primal Dialga]]. After the final battle against Darkrai, he attempts to escape in a time portal, when [[Palkia]], who is angered that Darkrai used him, shows up and destroys the time portal as Darkrai is halfway through it, he sustains a lot of damage he loses his memory and gets banished to an unknown place (which is ironic seeing how he was the reason that the hero lost his or her memory.)
   
 
===Game Locations===
 
===Game Locations===
{{Game Locations|
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{{Game Locations
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|backcolor={{Dark}}
pokemon=Darkrai|
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|diamondpearl=[[Newmoon Island]] (requires [[Member Card]])
diamondpearl=[[Newmoon Island]] (requires [[Member Card]])|
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|dprarity=One
dprarity=One|
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|platinum=[[Newmoon Island]] (requires [[Member Card]])
platinum=[[Newmoon Island]] (requires [[Member Card]])|
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|ptrarity=One
ptrarity=One|
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|heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Trade]]
heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Trade]]|
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|hgssrarity=None
hgssrarity=None|
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|blackwhite=[[Mystery Gift]]
blackwhite=[[via Mystery gift]]|
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|bwrarity=Event
bwrarity=Event|
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|xy=Transfer
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|xyrarity=None
 
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}}
   
 
===Pokédex Entries===
 
===Pokédex Entries===
{{GenIVPokédex|
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{{Pokédexentries
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|backcolor={{Dark}}
name=Darkrai|
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|gen=IV
diamond=It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.|
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|diamond=It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
pearl=Folklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares.|
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|pearl=Folklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares.
platinum=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.|
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|platinum=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
heartgold=It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.|
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|heartgold=It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
soulsilver=It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.|
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|soulsilver=It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
black=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.|
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|black=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
white=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.|
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|white=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
black2=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.|
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|black 2=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
white2=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.|
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|white 2=To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
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|x=It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
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|y=It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.}}
   
== Learnset ==
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===Learnset===
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{{MovessettopIIIalt|backcolor={{Dark}}}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|1|[[Night Shade]]|–|–|15|{{Type|Ghost}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}|Smart|3}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|1|[[Disable]]|–|100|20|{{Type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Smart|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|no|no|yes|yes|yes|1|[[Ominous Wind]]|60|100|5|{{Type|Ghost}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}|Smart|0}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|11|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|{{Type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}|Cool|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|20|[[Hypnosis]]|–|70|20|{{Type|Psychic}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Beauty|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|no|no|no|29|'''[[Pursuit]]'''|40|100|20|{{Type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}|Smart|1}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|no|no|yes|yes|yes|29|'''[[Feint Attack]]'''|60|–|20|{{Type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}|Smart|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|38|[[Nightmare]]|–|100|15|{{Type|Ghost}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Smart|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|47|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|–|–|15|{{Type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Cool|0}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|57|[[Haze]]|–|–|30|{{Type|Ice}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Beauty|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|66|[[Dark Void]]|–|80|10|{{Type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Smart|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|no|no|no|75|[[Embargo]]|–|100|15|{{Type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Cute|2}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|no|no|yes|yes|yes|75|[[Nasty Plot]]|–|–|20|{{Type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}|Cute|0}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|84|[[Dream Eater]]|100|100|15|{{Type|Psychic}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}|Smart|1}}
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{{MovessetmidIIIalt|yes|yes|yes|yes|yes|93|'''[[Dark Pulse]]'''|80|100|15|{{Type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}|Cool|2}}
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===By Level-Up===
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===Sprites===
 
*Start: [[Night Shade]]
 
*Start: [[Disable]]
 
*Start: [[Ominous Wind]]''Pt''
 
*Lvl 11: [[Quick Attack]]
 
*Lvl 20: [[Hypnosis]]
 
*Lvl 29: [[Pursuit]]''DP''
 
*Lvl 29: [[Faint Attack]]''Pt''
 
*Lvl 38: [[Nightmare]]
 
*Lvl 47: [[Double Team]]
 
*Lvl 57: [[Haze]]
 
*Lvl 66: [[Dark Void]]
 
*Lvl 75: [[Embargo]]''DP''
 
*Lvl 75: [[Nasty Plot]]''Pt''
 
*Lvl 84: [[Dream Eater]]
 
*Lvl 93: [[Dark Pulse]] [[File:Pic_rise_of_darkrai.jpg|thumb]]]]
 
[[File:491darkrai.png|thumb|left|80px]]
 
 
==In the Pokémon TCG==
 
*There is a box set available that includes a deck, booster pack, a Darkrai card, and an oversized version of the Darkrai card. Card Text: It can lull people to sleep and make them dream.
 
 
*There was also a Japanese card with Darkrai- Darkrai G. It was a DPt-P Promo. It had the Poke-BODY Eerie Aura, and Attack Dark Sleep.
 
 
==Sprites==
 
 
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|Vback=DarkraiBackSpriteBW.png
 
|Vback=DarkraiBackSpriteBW.png
 
|Vbacks=DarkraiShinyBackSpriteBW.png
 
|Vbacks=DarkraiShinyBackSpriteBW.png
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|xyspr=Darkrai_XY.gif
 
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==Appearances==
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===In the anime===
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[[File:Dark-Type.jpg|thumb|Darkrai as seen in [[The Rise of Darkrai]].]] Darkrai first appeared in the [[Pokémon]] movie ''[[The Rise of Darkrai]]''. It was seen protecting [[Alice]], whose grandmother [[Alicia]] had been kind to it in the past. It then intervened in the cosmic conflict between [[Dialga]] and [[Palkia]]. It also makes a cameo appearance in the end credits for [[MS012: Pokémon - Arceus and the Jewel of Life|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]], along with [[Shaymin]].
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Darkrai next appeared in "Sleepless in Pre-Battle", which was its anime debut. It caused nightmares, much like it can in the games. It was concealing itself when [[Cresselia]] used its abilities to reveal it from the darkness. The two then battled and Darkrai hid itself once more in the shadows.
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In its debut movie "[[The Rise of Darkrai]]" Darkrai usually hovers above the ground, but it can sprout long thin legs with which it can walk around like a person.
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Another Darkrai appeared under the ownership of a trainer who competed in the Sinnoh League named [[Tobias]] in DP episode 183.
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===In the Pokémon TCG===
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*There is a box set available that includes a deck, booster pack, a Darkrai card, and an oversized version of the Darkrai card. Card Text: It can lull people to sleep and make them dream.
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*There was also a Japanese card with Darkrai- Darkrai G. It was a DPt-P Promo. It had the Poke-BODY Eerie Aura, and Attack Dark Sleep.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery>
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<gallery orientation="none">
Evil_Darkrai_.jpg|The rise of Darkrai.
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491Darkrai_DP_anime.png
Pic rise of darkrai.jpg|Darkrai using [[Dark Void]]
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491Darkrai_DP_anime_2.png
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491Darkrai_DP_anime_3.png
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491Darkrai_XY_anime.png
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491Darkrai_Dream.png
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491Darkrai_Pokemon_PokéPark.jpg
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491Darkrai_Pokemon_PokéPark_2.jpg
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491Darkrai_TCG_Model.jpg
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Darkrai_event_Pokemon_Platinum.jpg
 
Darkrai_manga.png|Darkrai in the Pokémon Adventures Manga.
 
Darkrai_manga.png|Darkrai in the Pokémon Adventures Manga.
Darkrai_Dark_Pulse.png|Darkrai using Dark Pulse
 
Darkrai_Dark_Void_multiple_balls.png|Darkrai using multiple Dark Voids
 
Darkrai_Ice_Beam.png|Darkrai using Ice Beam
 
Darkrai_Dream_Eater.png|Darkrai using Dream Eater
 
Tobias_Darkrai.png|Tobias's Darkrai
 
Darkrai_charging_Dark_Void_anime.png|Tobias's Darkrai using Dark Void
 
Tobias_Darkrai_Dark_Pulse.png|Tobias's Darkrai using Dark Pulse
 
P10_Darkrai_(14).png|Darkrai in Altered World
 
 
darkrai.png|Darkrai in the DS game
 
darkrai.png|Darkrai in the DS game
Dark-Type.jpg
 
Darkrai Dark Void.png
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Darkrai is the only [[Generation IV]] legendary [[Pokémon]] able to learn [[Nightmare]].
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*Darkrai and Yveltal are the only {{Type|Dark}}-type Mythical and Legendary [[Pokémon]].
*Darkrai is the only {{Type|Dark}}-type legendary [[Pokémon]].
 
 
*Darkrai is the only pure {{Type|Dark}}-type Pokémon of [[Generation IV]].
 
*Darkrai is the only pure {{Type|Dark}}-type Pokémon of [[Generation IV]].
 
*Darkrai is one of only nine pure {{Type|Dark}} types. The others are [[Umbreon]], [[Poochyena]], [[Mightyena]], [[Absol]], [[Liepard]], [[Purrloin]], [[Zorua]], and [[Zoroark]].
 
*Darkrai is one of only nine pure {{Type|Dark}} types. The others are [[Umbreon]], [[Poochyena]], [[Mightyena]], [[Absol]], [[Liepard]], [[Purrloin]], [[Zorua]], and [[Zoroark]].
*Despite having a ghost image, it is not part {{Type|Ghost}}-type which is rather odd. However, this isn't the only instance of strange classifications.
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*Despite having a ghost image, it is not part {{Type|Ghost}}-type.
*Despite Darkrai looking like a male and has lots of male characteristics, its gender is unknown, even though its counterpart [[Cresselia]] is female.
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*Darkrai is based on a being of darkness. Each one in the anime so far (Except for The rise of Darkrai one) have incredibly dark natures and can almost be considered evil. However, Darkrai is truly not evil and actually means no harm (as revealed by a mysterious voice after defeating or capturing it on [[Newmoon Island]]), as like [[Lugia]], it cannot control its power. Any organic being that goes near it will suffer horrendous [[nightmare]]s, whether or not Darkrai wills it. Because of this, it chooses to seclude himself on [[Newmoon Island]], similar to how [[Lugia]] chose to seclude himself deep in the [[Whirl Islands]]/[[Navel Rock]], in order to [[protect]] people from its power. However, its power seems to leak into [[Canalave City]] due to its close proximity to it.
*Darkrai is actually the counterpart of [[Cresselia]] as it produces nightmares whereas Cresselia cures them. It is a {{Type|Dark}}-Type in contrast to [[Cresselia]] who is {{Type|Psychic}}. Also, their islands are opposites of each other, and look like it can come together.
 
*Darkrai is based on a being of darkness. Each one in the anime so far (Except for The rise of Darkrai one) have incredibly dark natures and can almost be considered evil. However, Darkrai is truly not evil and actually means no harm (as revealed by a mysterious voice after defeating or capturing it on [[Newmoon Island]]), as like [[Lugia]], it cannot control its power. Any organic being that goes near it will suffer horrendous [[nightmare]]s, whether or not Darkrai wills it. Because of this, he chooses to seclude himself on [[Newmoon Island]], similar to how [[Lugia]] chose to seclude himself deep in the [[Whirl Islands]]/[[Navel Rock]], in order to [[protect]] people from its power. However, his power seems to leak into [[Canalave City]] due to its close proximity to it.
 
 
*Darkrai is the final boss in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (although the Colossal [[Pokémon]] [[Regigigas]] is fought when all other Pokémon have been caught at least once, however this is not technically considered a final boss).
 
*Darkrai is the final boss in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (although the Colossal [[Pokémon]] [[Regigigas]] is fought when all other Pokémon have been caught at least once, however this is not technically considered a final boss).
*Darkrai plays the main antagonist in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. After causing the heroes amnesia and transformation of the main hero, in the passage of time, it took control of [[Dialga]]. [[Dialga]] then only concerned itself with survival, hence the becoming of Primal Dialga. After being foiled, it attempted to trick the world into thinking the hero and partner were responsible for a spatial distortion, which is why [[Palkia]] attacked the Hero and his/her partner in [[Azurill]]'s Dream, nightmares and even tried to attack them in a monster-house style final boss.
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*Darkrai plays the main antagonist in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. After causing the heroes amnesia and transformation of the main hero, in the passage of time, it took control of [[Dialga]]. [[Dialga]] then only concerned itself with survival, hence the becoming of Primal Dialga. After being foiled, it attempted to trick the world into thinking the hero and partner were responsible for a spatial distortion, which is why [[Palkia]] attacked the Hero and his/her partner in [[Azurill]]'s Dream, nightmares and even tried to attack them in a monster-house style final boss. Darkrai eventually gets amnesia which is ironic.
**Even though he tried to take over the world and destroy time & space, when recruited, he will act very loyal and kind.
 
*Depsite being a legendary Pokémon, there's one in the Rise Of Darkrai and Tobias owns one.
 
 
*Darkrai's eyes are similar to the [[Dawn Stone]] as it mentions in the description "It sparkles like eyes."
 
*Darkrai's eyes are similar to the [[Dawn Stone]] as it mentions in the description "It sparkles like eyes."
*Darkrai can sprout feet, although this is considered to be a separate [[Alternate Forms|form]].
 
 
*It somewhat resembles Dementors from the ''Harry Potter ''series.
 
*It somewhat resembles Dementors from the ''Harry Potter ''series.
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Type(s)
Dark  
Species Pitch-Black Pokémon
Abilities Bad Dreams
Pokédex
Manaphy ← 491 → Shaymin
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Darkrai
491
ダークライ Daakurai
491Darkrai
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
111.3 lbs. 50.5 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Black
Body Style Footprint
Body12
F491
Cry

Darkrai (Japanese: ダークライ Daakurai) is a Dark-type Mythical Pokémon. Cresselia is Darkrai's counterpart and rival, and together they form the Lunar Duo.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

The top of its body is connected to the lower half by a tiny waist, giving it an hourglass-shaped figure. It has a red spiky growth around its neck and a long white mane flows from its head, obscuring one of its blue eyes. Its thin arms have three claws each, with three spiky protrusions above each elbow. Its shoulders also have long tatters and it appears to be wearing an old ripped cloak or dress. It is able to extend stilt-like extensions to use as "legs". Darkrai resembles a ghost or a haunted spirit. It's appearance suits its ability to give people nightmares.

EvolutionEdit

Darkrai does not evolve.

Game InfoEdit

Darkrai first appeared in the Generation IV games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. To obtain it, a player would have had to receive a Mystery Gift during a special promotion. It is also obtainable by using a cheat device to either receive the Mystery Gift or walk to the island it is located on.

In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Darkrai featured in a special mission named "Liberate the Tower". You find it where Darkrai helped you before. However, this time it helps you, and uses it's ability, Dark Power, to fend off Team Dim Sun. However, the mission is no longer available for download. It was possible to send Darkrai to Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness, Darkrai is the main antagonist of those games. It is found out that Darkrai was the reason that the Hero was turned into a Pokémon and lost his or her memory when he or she had gone back in time with Grovyle to stop the temporal tower from breaking and causing Dialga to turn into Primal Dialga. After the final battle against Darkrai, he attempts to escape in a time portal, when Palkia, who is angered that Darkrai used him, shows up and destroys the time portal as Darkrai is halfway through it, he sustains a lot of damage he loses his memory and gets banished to an unknown place (which is ironic seeing how he was the reason that the hero lost his or her memory.)

Game LocationsEdit

Darkrai Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Diamond/ Pearl Newmoon Island (requires Member Card) One
Platinum Newmoon Island (requires Member Card) One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Mystery Gift Event
X/Y Transfer None


Pokédex EntriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
Pearl
Folklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares.
Platinum
To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
HeartGold
It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
SoulSilver
It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Black
To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
White
To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Black 2
To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
White 2
To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
X
It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
Y
It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.

LearnsetEdit

Leveling
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
D P Pt HG SS 1 Night Shade –% 15 Ghost Special Smart 3
D P Pt HG SS 1 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
D P Pt HG SS 1 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
D P Pt HG SS 11 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 2
D P Pt HG SS 20 Hypnosis 70% 20 Psychic Status Beauty 2
D P Pt HG SS 29 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
D P Pt HG SS 29 Feint Attack 60 –% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
D P Pt HG SS 38 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost Status Smart 2
D P Pt HG SS 47 Double Team –% 15 Normal Status Cool 0
D P Pt HG SS 57 Haze –% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
D P Pt HG SS 66 Dark Void 80% 10 Dark Status Smart 2
D P Pt HG SS 75 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Cute 2
D P Pt HG SS 75 Nasty Plot –% 20 Dark Status Cute 0
D P Pt HG SS 84 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
D P Pt HG SS 93 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

SpritesEdit

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DPDarkrai DarkraiPlatinum DarkraiPlatinum DarkraiBackSprite1
ShinyDarkrai(DP) ShinyDarkrai(Platinum) ShinyDarkrai(Platinum) DarkraiBackSprite2
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Darkrai DarkraiBackSpriteBW
Darkrai BW Shiny DarkraiShinyBackSpriteBW
X Y Back
Darkrai XY

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

Dark-Type

Darkrai as seen in The Rise of Darkrai.

Darkrai first appeared in the Pokémon movie The Rise of Darkrai. It was seen protecting Alice, whose grandmother Alicia had been kind to it in the past. It then intervened in the cosmic conflict between Dialga and Palkia. It also makes a cameo appearance in the end credits for Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with Shaymin.

Darkrai next appeared in "Sleepless in Pre-Battle", which was its anime debut. It caused nightmares, much like it can in the games. It was concealing itself when Cresselia used its abilities to reveal it from the darkness. The two then battled and Darkrai hid itself once more in the shadows. In its debut movie "The Rise of Darkrai" Darkrai usually hovers above the ground, but it can sprout long thin legs with which it can walk around like a person.

Another Darkrai appeared under the ownership of a trainer who competed in the Sinnoh League named Tobias in DP episode 183.

In the Pokémon TCGEdit

  • There is a box set available that includes a deck, booster pack, a Darkrai card, and an oversized version of the Darkrai card. Card Text: It can lull people to sleep and make them dream.
  • There was also a Japanese card with Darkrai- Darkrai G. It was a DPt-P Promo. It had the Poke-BODY Eerie Aura, and Attack Dark Sleep.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Darkrai and Yveltal are the only Dark-type Mythical and Legendary Pokémon.
  • Darkrai is the only pure Dark-type Pokémon of Generation IV.
  • Darkrai is one of only nine pure Dark types. The others are Umbreon, Poochyena, MightyenaAbsol, Liepard, Purrloin, Zorua, and Zoroark.
  • Despite having a ghost image, it is not part Ghost-type.
  • Darkrai is based on a being of darkness. Each one in the anime so far (Except for The rise of Darkrai one) have incredibly dark natures and can almost be considered evil. However, Darkrai is truly not evil and actually means no harm (as revealed by a mysterious voice after defeating or capturing it on Newmoon Island), as like Lugia, it cannot control its power. Any organic being that goes near it will suffer horrendous nightmares, whether or not Darkrai wills it. Because of this, it chooses to seclude himself on Newmoon Island, similar to how Lugia chose to seclude himself deep in the Whirl Islands/Navel Rock, in order to protect people from its power. However, its power seems to leak into Canalave City due to its close proximity to it.
  • Darkrai is the final boss in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (although the Colossal Pokémon Regigigas is fought when all other Pokémon have been caught at least once, however this is not technically considered a final boss).
  • Darkrai plays the main antagonist in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. After causing the heroes amnesia and transformation of the main hero, in the passage of time, it took control of Dialga. Dialga then only concerned itself with survival, hence the becoming of Primal Dialga. After being foiled, it attempted to trick the world into thinking the hero and partner were responsible for a spatial distortion, which is why Palkia attacked the Hero and his/her partner in Azurill's Dream, nightmares and even tried to attack them in a monster-house style final boss. Darkrai eventually gets amnesia which is ironic.
  • Darkrai's eyes are similar to the Dawn Stone as it mentions in the description "It sparkles like eyes."
  • It somewhat resembles Dementors from the Harry Potter series.

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