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    The best moveset for Darkrai in Pokémon Go

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    Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon are only around for a limited time. They appear as rewards for timed research missions or appear as spawns available for five-star raids. Darkrai is among those rare raids and is a Pokémon that many trainers want to add to their collection. When you catch him, what will be the best moveset to teach Darkrai how to make him a powerful Pokémon?



    Darkrai is a Dark-type Pokémon. It is only weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type attacks, making it resistant to Psychic, Dark, and Ghost-type moves. Darkrai has a maximum CP of 3.739, an attack of 285, a defense of 198, and a stamina of 172. It is a decent counter to many Psychic and Ghost-type Pokémon in the Master League.

    These are all the moves Darkrai can learn. From October 22 to October 31, a Darkrai captured in five-star raids will have a mud bomb.

    Quick moves

    • Fake attack (Dark type) - 6 damage and 3 energy per turn (3 damage per turn) - 2 turns
    • Growl (Dark type) - 5 damage and 4,3 energy per turn (1,66 damage per turn) - 3 turns

    Moves loaded

    • Dark Pulse (dark type) - 80 damage and 50 energy
    • Focus Blast (Fighting type) - 140 damage and 75 energy
    • Shadow Ball (Ghost type) - 100 damage and 55 energy
    • Sludge Bomb (poison type): 80 damage and 50 energy

    There aren't many options for your quick move for Darkrai. Of the two choices, we will recommend growl. While it deals slightly less damage, it provides a lot more energy, giving Darkrai the ability to use its more powerful charged moves.



    When it comes to selecting the charge move, we highly recommend choosing the shadow ball. It's a powerful Ghost-type attack that doesn't require too much energy, making it an excellent nuclear attack strategy for unsuspecting opponents. For the second move, it's a toss between the dark impulse and the mud bomb. They both do the same amount of damage and cost the same energy. However, the only difference is that Darkrai receives a STAB modifier for the dark impulse, increasing his damage. But the mud bomb is a viable choice if you're worried about Fairy types.



    The best move set to teach Darkrai is the fast moving growl and loaded moves Shadow Ball and Sludge Bomb or Dark Pulse.

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