The Pokémon GO Halloween event is about to commence and with it will bring the Mythical, Darkrai to Tier 5 raids, starting Thursday, October 17th. For those of you interested in adding a strong Dark Type to your collection, this is definitely a Pokémon worth fighting for!
– Pure Dark Type
– Resistant to Dark, Ghost, & Psychic attackers
– Weak to Fighting, Bug, & Fairy types
– #1 Mewtwo Counter (in front of Tyranitar & Origin Forme Giratina)
– The new #1 Dark Type
Hardest Move to Beat: Shadow Ball
Best Moveset: Snarl/Dark Pulse
Best Overall Counters:
Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
Hariyama: Counter/Dynamic Punch
Blaziken: Counter/Focus Blast
Gardevoir: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
Great Counters When Boosted by Sunny Weather:
Pinsir: Bug Bite/X-Scissor
Scizor: Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
Yanmega: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
Breloom with Counter/Dynamic Punch is also a terrific counter for Darkrai. He just won’t last nearly as long as the above listed counters.
If you’re participating in “tap & go” raids and are concerned about being knocked out before Darkrai is defeated, Togekiss with Charm/Dazzling Gleam is a great monster to have in the last spot on your team.
Perfect IV: 2136 CP
Perfect WB IV: 2671 CP
Darkrai is boosted in Foggy Weather.
How Many Trainers Required for a Defeat?
4 Trainers – All counters powered up to Level 35 (8,000 Stardust)
6-7 Trainers – All counters powered up to Level 30 (5,000 Stardust)
Halloween Event Candy Bonuses:
2x the usual Candy for hatching, catching, and transferring.
Darkrai will be available until November 1st.
Sources: Niantic, pic – IGN.com