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Basic Info

Introduced Generation 4
Species Pitch-Black Pokémon
Type Dark
Height 1.5m
Weight 50.5kg
Catch Rate 3
Base Happiness 0
Gender Ratio Genderless
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 達克萊伊
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 达克莱伊
English Darkrai
French Darkrai
German Darkrai
Italian Darkrai
Japanese ダークライ
Japanese (Romanized) Darkrai
Japanese (Trademark) Darkrai
Korean 다크라이
Spanish Darkrai

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #491

Abilities

  • Bad Dreams: Reduces the HP of sleeping opposing Pokémon.

Evolutionary Chain

Does not evolve/is not evolved into.

Breeding

Not capable of breeding.

Damage Taken

Bug 2x
Dark 0.5x
Fairy 2x
Fighting 2x
Ghost 0.5x
Psychic 0x

Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Dark 70
90
90
135
90
125
600
7 Dark 70
90
90
135
90
125
600
6 Dark 70
90
90
135
90
125
600

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Pearl It is rumored that on moonless nights, Darkrai shows horrible dreams to people.
United States Pokémon Diamond It possesses the power to lure people into deep sleeps and show them dreams. It is active on nights of the new moon.
United States Pokémon Platinum To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
United States Pokémon HeartGold It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
United States Pokémon White To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Japan Pokémon White じぶんを まもるために まわりの ひとや ポケモンに あくむをみせるが ダークライに わるぎは ないのだ。
United States Pokémon Black To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Japan Pokémon Black じぶんを まもるために まわりの ひとや ポケモンに あくむをみせるが ダークライに わるぎは ないのだ。
Japan Pokémon Black 2 じぶんを まもるために まわりの ひとや ポケモンに あくむをみせるが ダークライに わるぎは ないのだ。
Japan Pokémon White 2 じぶんを まもるために まわりの ひとや ポケモンに あくむをみせるが ダークライに わるぎは ないのだ。
United States Pokémon White 2 To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
United States Pokémon Black 2 To protect itself, it afflicts those around it with nightmares. However, it means no harm.
Japan Pokémon Y ひとびとを ふかい ねむりに さそい ゆめを みせる のうりょくを もつ。 しんげつの よるに かつどうする。
South Korea Pokémon Y 사람들을 깊은 잠으로 끌어들여 꿈을 꾸게 하는 능력을 가지고 있다. 그믐달이 뜨는 밤에 활동한다.
Italy Pokémon Y Ha l’abilità di far addormentare la gente e farla sognare. È attivo nelle notti di luna nuova.
Spain Pokémon Y Puede adormecer a la gente y hacerles soñar. Está activo en las noches de luna nueva.
France Pokémon Y Il a la capacité de bercer les gens pour les faire rêver. Il se montre durant les nuits de nouvelle lune.
Germany Pokémon Y Es kann andere in Schlaf versetzen und ihnen Träume geben. Es ist nur bei Neumond aktiv.
United States Pokémon Y It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
Italy Pokémon X Respinge umani e Pokémon dal suo territorio inducendoli a un sonno profondo e provocando incubi.
Spain Pokémon X Defiende su territorio de personas y Pokémon haciéndoles dormir y provocándoles pesadillas.
France Pokémon X Il endort humains et Pokémon, et leur fait avoir des cauchemars pour les chasser de son territoire.
Germany Pokémon X Es vertreibt Eindringlinge aus seinem Revier, indem es sie in Schlaf versetzt und mit Alpträumen quält.
Japan Pokémon X ふかい ねむりに さそう ちからで ひとや ポケモンに あくむを みせて じぶんの なわばりから おいだす。
United States Pokémon X It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
South Korea Pokémon X 깊은 잠으로 끌어들이는 힘으로 사람과 포켓몬에게 악몽을 꾸게 해 자신의 영역에서 쫓아낸다.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Puede adormecer a la gente y hacerles soñar. Está activo en las noches de luna nueva.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 깊은 잠으로 끌어들이는 힘으로 사람과 포켓몬에게 악몽을 꾸게 해 자신의 영역에서 쫓아낸다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Respinge umani e Pokémon dal suo territorio inducendoli a un sonno profondo e provocando incubi.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Defiende su territorio de personas y Pokémon haciéndoles dormir y provocándoles pesadillas.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Il endort humains et Pokémon, et leur fait avoir des cauchemars pour les chasser de son territoire.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Es vertreibt Eindringlinge aus seinem Revier, indem es sie in Schlaf versetzt und mit Alpträumen quält.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ふかい ねむりに さそう ちからで ひとや ポケモンに あくむを みせて じぶんの なわばりから おいだす。
United States Pokémon Alpha Sapphire It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 사람들을 깊은 잠으로 끌어들여 꿈을 꾸게 하는 능력을 가지고 있다. 그믐달이 뜨는 밤에 활동한다.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Ha l’abilità di far addormentare la gente e farla sognare. È attivo nelle notti di luna nuova.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby Il a la capacité de bercer les gens pour les faire rêver. Il se montre durant les nuits de nouvelle lune.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Es kann andere in Schlaf versetzen und ihnen Träume geben. Es ist nur bei Neumond aktiv.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby ひとびとを ふかい ねむりに さそい ゆめを みせる のうりょくを もつ。 しんげつの よるに かつどうする。
United States Pokémon Omega Ruby It can lull people to sleep and make them dream. It is active during nights of the new moon.
United States Pokémon Sword
United States Pokémon Shield

Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Character Appearances

Character Thumbnail
  • United States Darkrai
  • Japan ダークライ
  • Japan Darkrai
  • Japan Darkrai
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Tobias's Darkrai
  • Japan タクトのダークライ
  • Japan Takuto no Darkrai
  • Japan Takuto's Darkrai

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
Movie 10 ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ/Pokémon The Rise of Darkrai/Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai
Movie 11 Giratina and the Sky Warrior/ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ/Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin
DP 104 Crecelia VS Darkrai!/Sleepless in Pre-Battle/クレセリアVSダークライ!
Movie 12 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Lifeアルセウス超克の時空へArceus - Towards the Continuum of Conquest
DP 183 League Unleashed!開幕! シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!!Begin! The Sinnoh League Suzuran Tournament!!
DP 184 Casting a Paul on Barry!シンオウリーグ三回戦!シンジ対ジュン!!The Third Fighting Round of the Sinnoh League! Shinji VS Jun!!
DP 188 Battling a Thaw in Relations!決着ライバルバトル!サトシ対シンジ!!Rival Battle Conclusion! Satoshi VS Shinji!!
DP 189 The Semi-Final Frontier!シンオウリーグ準決勝!ダークライ登場!!Sinnoh League Semifinal! Darkrai Appears!!
Movie 15 Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman Keldeo
PSFC 9 Pokémon: Pikachu, What’s This Key?ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?
XYZ 5 Dream a Little Dream From Me!ピカチュウ、プニちゃんの夢を見る!Pikachu Dreams of Squishy!
PM2019 74 Nightfall? Nightmares!/ダークライ真夏の夜の夢/Darkrai's Midsummer Night's Dream
PM2019 75 A Midsummer Night's Light!/クレセリア真夏の夜の光/Cresselia's Midsummer Night's Light
SP 43 GOTCHA!/GOTCHA!
PM2019 119 コハルとイーブイ しんかのきせき/Koharu and Eievui and the EV-io-lite Primer

TCG Cards

#4: Darkrai
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
+20
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#104: Darkrai Lv.X
Rarity
Rare Holo
#3: Darkrai
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
70
Weakness
Type
+20
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#3: Darkrai
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
+20
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#3: Darkrai G
Rarity
Rare Holo
#19: Darkrai Lv.X
Rarity
Promo
#24: Darkrai
Rarity
Promo
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
+20
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#99: Darkrai & Cresselia LEGEND
Rarity
LEGEND
Type
Type Type
HP
150
Weakness
Type
PX2
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#63: Darkrai EX
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#107: Darkrai EX
Rarity
Rare Ultra
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#5: ダークライ
Rarity
Type
Type
HP
110
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#88: Darkrai EX
Rarity
Rare Holo EX
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#74: Darkrai EX
Rarity
Rare Ultra
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#118: Darkrai EX
Rarity
Rare Ultra
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#87: Darkrai
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#88: Darkrai GX
Rarity
Rare Holo gx
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#139: Darkrai GX
Rarity
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#158: Darkrai GX
Rarity
Secret
Type
Type
HP
180
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#77: Darkrai ◇
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
160
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#98: Darkrai V
Rarity
V
Type
Type
HP
210
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#99: Darkrai VSTAR
Rarity
VS
Type
Type
HP
270
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows Of Almia - Darkrai
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-01-31
GameSpot Darkrai
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-06-01
Ended: 2008-06-30
Pokémon Ranger: Vatonage - Darkrai
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-04-26
Ended: 2009-06-15
Movie 10 Darkrai
Country: France
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-07-03
Ended: 2008-07-06
Movie 10 Darkrai
Country: Germany
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-09-06
Ended: 2009-11-02
Movie 10 Darkrai
Country: United Kingdom
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-08-06
Ended: 2008-08-31
Movie 10 Darkrai
Country: Spain
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-07-23
Ended: 2008-08-24
Movie 10 Darkrai
Country: Italy
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-07-12
Ended: 2008-09-14
Movie 10 Darkrai
Country: Australia
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-10-30
Ended: 2008-11-09
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows Of Almia - Darkrai
Country: European Union
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-01-31
Movie 10 Darkrai
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2007-07-14
Ended: 2007-09-09
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows Of Almia - Darkrai
Country: France
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-02-14
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows Of Almia - Darkrai
Country: Germany
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-02-14
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows Of Almia - Darkrai
Country: Italy
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-02-14
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows Of Almia - Darkrai
Country: Spain
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-02-14
Darkrai
Country: South Korea
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-11-08
Ended: 2008-11-09
ANA Darkrai
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2010-12-27
Ended: 2011-01-10
Winter Break Darkrai
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2010-12-27
Ended: 2011-01-11
Member's Card Darkrai
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-01-15
Member's Card Darkrai
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2009-08-03
Ended: 2009-11-13
Member's Card Darkrai
Country: European Union
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2009-08-03
Ended: 2009-11-13
Member's Card Darkrai
Country: South Korea
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2009-11-21
Ended: 2009-12-27
Pokémon Ranger: Vatonage - Darkrai
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-12-01
Ended: 2009-01-15
GameSpot Darkrai
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2008-05-31
Ended: 2008-06-01
Dakeurai
Country: South Korea
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2011-09-03
Ended: 2011-09-25
Toys 'R' Us Darkrai
Country: France
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2011-11-14
Ended: 2011-11-26
Gamestop and Toys 'R' Us Darkrai
Country: Germany
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2011-11-14
Ended: 2012-01-31
Softridge and Gamespot Darkrai
Country: Switzerland
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2011-11-14
Ended: 2012-01-31
GameStop Darkrai
Country: Spain
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2011-11-23
Ended: 2011-12-31
Pokémon Winter Camp Darkrai
Country: Italy
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2011-11-19
Ended: 2011-12-18
Kotsovolos Darkrai
Country: Greece
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2011-12-31
Ended: 2011-12-31
Mythical Darktype Pokémon Darkrai
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2012-05-08
Ended: 2012-06-10
Mythical Darktype Pokémon Darkrai
Country: European Union
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2012-05-08
Ended: 2012-06-10
Pokémon 20th Celebration - Darkrai
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Darkrai
Started: 2016-05-01
Ended: 2016-10-31
Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Ominous Wind Type Icon Special 5 60 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Night Shade Type Icon Special 15 100 1
Disable Type Icon Status 20 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Quick Attack Type Icon Physical 30 40 100 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Hypnosis Type Icon Status 20 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Feint Attack
Type Icon Physical 20 60 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Pursuit
Type Icon Physical 20 40 100 29
Nightmare Type Icon Status 15 100 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38
Double Team Type Icon Status 15 47 47 47 47 47 47 47 47 47
Haze Type Icon Status 30 57 57 57 57 57 57 57 57 57
Dark Void
Type Icon Status 10 50 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
Nasty Plot
Type Icon Status 20 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75
Embargo
Type Icon Status 15 100 75
Dream Eater Type Icon Special 15 100 100 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84
Dark Pulse
Type Icon Special 15 80 100 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 93

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Embargo
Type Icon Status 15 100
Calm Mind Type Icon Status 20
Taunt
Type Icon Status 20 100
Will-O-Wisp Type Icon Status 15 85
Torment
Type Icon Status 15 100
Psych Up Type Icon Status 10
Sunny Day Type Icon Status 5
Rain Dance Type Icon Status 5
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic Type Icon Status 10 90
Thunder Wave Type Icon Status 20 90
Swords Dance Type Icon Status 20
Flash Type Icon Status 20 100
Snatch
Type Icon Status 10
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Shadow Claw Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Giga Impact Type Icon Physical 5 150 90
X-Scissor Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Poison Jab Type Icon Physical 20 80 100
Fling
Type Icon Physical 10 100
Payback
Type Icon Physical 10 50 100
Aerial Ace Type Icon Physical 20 60
Rock Tomb Type Icon Physical 15 60 95
Brick Break Type Icon Physical 15 75 100
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Thief
Type Icon Physical 25 60 100
Rock Slide Type Icon Physical 10 75 90
Power-Up Punch Type Icon Physical 20 40 100
Retaliate Type Icon Physical 5 70 100
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Rock Smash Type Icon Physical 15 40 100
Strength Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Cut Type Icon Physical 30 50 95
Rock Climb Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Drain Punch Type Icon Physical 10 75 100
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Focus Punch Type Icon Physical 20 150 100
Snarl
Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Charge Beam Type Icon Special 10 50 90
Focus Blast Type Icon Special 5 120 70
Dark Pulse
Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Shadow Ball Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Sludge Bomb Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Dream Eater Type Icon Special 15 100 100
Psychic Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Thunder Type Icon Special 10 110 70
Thunderbolt Type Icon Special 15 90 100
Hyper Beam Type Icon Special 5 150 90
Blizzard Type Icon Special 5 110 70
Ice Beam Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Incinerate Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Shock Wave Type Icon Special 20 60

Egg Moves

No egg moves found

Move Tutors

Wonder Room Type Icon Status 10
Snatch
Type Icon Status 10
Trick Type Icon Status 10 100
Spite Type Icon Status 10 100
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Foul Play
Type Icon Physical 15 95 100
Drain Punch Type Icon Physical 10 75 100
Last Resort Type Icon Physical 5 140 100
Knock Off
Type Icon Physical 20 65 100
Focus Punch Type Icon Physical 20 150 100
Sucker Punch
Type Icon Physical 5 70 100
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Shock Wave Type Icon Special 20 60
Icy Wind Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Dark Pulse
Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Ominous Wind Type Icon Special 5 60 100
Mud-Slap Type Icon Special 10 20 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60