Darkrai is returning to five-star raids in Pokémon Go for the Halloween Mischief event, specifically the second part. You can find it in five-star raids from October 22nd to 31st. During these raids, there is a chance that Darkrai is a shiny version and you can also catch one that knows the charged move mud bomb. However, before you can catch him, you will have to beat him in the raid. In this guide, we will detail all of Darkrai's weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter them.
Darkrai is a Dark-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type attacks, but is resistant to Dark, Ghost, and Psychic-type moves. There are more Pokémon that can use Fairy-type moves effectively, especially with the addition of Zacian and Zamazenta to Pokémon Go.
The best Pokémon to counter Darkrai
The best Pokémon to counter Darkrai will be Lucario, Zacian, and Togekiss.
Luciario is a Fighting and Steel type Pokémon. He has the advantage of being Steel-type for this raid, which makes him more resistant, but Lucario's Fighting-type makes him more resistant to his Dark-type attacks. The best moveset you can have on Lucario for this raid is the fast move counter and melee and aura sphere charged moves.
The next Pokémon is the legendary Zacian, a Fairy-type Pokémon. Zacian is one of the newest Legendary Pokémon to join the game and is an ideal choice to use against Darkrai. The best move set Zacian can use during this raid is the quick-moving quick attack, and the charged moves play a rough and wild charge.
The last Pokémon we will recommend you to use is Togekiss, of Fairy and Flying type. Togekiss is one of the most used Pokémon for the Master League, which means that many trainers keen to add another Legendary Pokémon to their collection should either already have it or are working on one. The move set to teach Togekiss is the charm of fast moves and charged moves that shine dazzling and aerial aces.
You will need to use a full team of six Pokémon to use in this raid. These are the other choices we highly recommend for this five-star battle.
- Mega beedrill
- Mega houndoom
- mega lopunny
After defeating Darkrai, you will have a chance to capture him. There is a possibility that he is a glossy version.