FANDOM


Darkrai did not originate from fanon, and more information can be found on their respective wiki(s). You may read more about it on the following wiki(s):

#491 Darkrai
491Darkrai
Darkrai's artwork for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Category Pitch-Black Pokémon
Original Region Sinnoh
National Dex Nr. #491
Generation 4
Pokémon Color Black
First Appearance Pokémon Diamond And Pearl
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Ability/ies Bad Dreams
Average Height 4'11"
Average Weight 111.3 lbs

Darkrai (Japanese: ダークライ Darkrai) is a Dark-type Legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It was first officially revealed in February 2007.

It is a member of the lunar duo with Cresselia.

Biology

Darkrai is a black, shadow-like Pokémon. It has a small head with a white fog-like ghostly plume billowing from its head covering one of its bright blue eyes, with the portion on its face resembling hair. It also has a red spiky growth around its neck. It has skinny arms and long black tatters hanging from its shoulders. It also has black, claw-like hands. It has the slight appearance of an hourglass figure and appears to be wearing an old, ripped cloak. It normally does not have any sort of legs, but it is able to extend stilt-like appendages in their place. In self-defense, Darkrai can retract its head and white "plume" into the pit atop its torso fringed by the aforementioned red growth.

Darkrai is known to "inhabit" dreams and causes the target to have unending nightmares, which can be stopped if exposed to a Lunar Wing from Cresselia. However, the "unleashing of nightmares" is actually a defense mechanism, instead of an intentionally malicious act. It can become a shadow and escape danger or contact of humans. It is also capable of little human speech. In The Rise of Darkrai, it was shown its power was little of that of Dialga and Palkia. As seen in an anime episode, Darkrai does not only cause nightmares; it is also attracted to them. It can also go around objects it is attracted to several times, as seen in the mentioned episode and Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Darkrai possibly feeds off dreams, characterized by its association with never-ending nightmares. Darkrai is the only known Pokémon that learns Dark Void.

Trivia

  • Darkrai is tied with Weavile for the highest base Speed of all Dark-types.
  • As of Generation V, Darkrai's EV yield (2 Sp. Atk, 1 Speed) is unique.
  • Darkrai has two different portrait pictures in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky as well.
  • Sailor Eldritch's son says "Dar... Dark... Is watching me..." in his sleep before the player cures his nightmare. It is assumed that he is talking about Darkrai, as it is known to give its victims horrific nightmares.
    • If Darkrai was the cause of the sailor's son's nightmares, it can be assumed Darkrai is aware that the player cured the boy using Cresselia's Lunar Wing. When the player takes the Member Card to the Harbor Inn, the innkeeper (presumably an illusion created by Darkrai) states that he has been waiting for the player's arrival.
  • In the early Japanese versions of Diamond and Pearl, Darkrai can be caught with the Surf glitch. However, this glitch was fixed in other language versions. Another glitch has been discovered that allows players of other language releases to reach Darkrai without the Member Card.
    • This has been remedied in Pokémon Platinum, however, as Darkrai itself will not appear on the island without the event ticket.

Origin

Resembling a shadow, Darkrai's appearance suggests it is based on the concept of nightmares. It may have been inspired by the old Arabic myths about genies (or jinn) or the bogeyman. Darkrai could also be based on the concept of Morpheus, the Greek god responsible for shaping dreams. It may also have been based on Phobetor, an Oneiroi being the personification of nightmares.

Name origin

Darkrai is a combination of dark, and 暗い kurai (dark) or "rai" (Hindi for king).

Stats

Base Stats
HP
 
70
Attack
 
90
Defense
 
90
Sp. Attack
 
135
Sp. Defense
 
90
Speed
 
125
Total
 
600



Gallery


National Pokédex
490MS
← #490: Manaphy
491MS
#491: Darkrai
492MS
#492: Shaymin →
Navigation Templates
Pokkén Tournament 2
Fighter Pokémon 006MS Charizard015MS Beedrill025MS Pikachu025LibreMS Pikachu Libre026MS Raichu040MS Wigglytuff057MS Primeape068MS Machamp094MS Gengar122MS Mr. Mime141MS Kabutops150MS Mewtwo150ShadowMS Shadow Mewtwo181MS Ampharos207MS Gligar210MS Granbull217MS Ursaring235MS Smeargle212MS Scizor245MS Suicune254MS Sceptile257MS Blaziken271MS Lombre282MS Gardevoir306MS Aggron348MS Armaldo359MS Absol386MS Deoxys395MS Empoleon407MS Roserade428MS Lopunny445MS Garchomp448MS Lucario453MS Croagunk460MS Abomasnow461MS Weavile471MS Glaceon491MS Darkrai497MS Serperior532MS Timburr539MS Sawk555MS Darmanitan569MS Garbodor571MS Zoroark609MS Chandelure631MS Heatmor648MS Meloetta654MS Braixen658MS Greninja689MS Barbaracle695MS Heliolisk700MS Sylveon709MS Trevenant718MS Zygarde724MS Decidueye727MS Incineroar739MS Crabrawler750MS Mudsdale758MS Salazzle763MS Tsareena768MS Golisopod783MS Hakamo-o792MS Lunala795MS Pheromosa
Support Pokémon 001MS Bulbasaur &293MS Whismur011MS Metapod & 249MS Lugia019MS Rattata &399MS Bidoof035MS Clefairy &766MS Passimian038MS Ninetales & 429MS Mismagius050MS Diglett & 104MS Cubone052MS Meowth &509MS Purrloin069MS Bellsprout & 556MS Maractus079MS Slowpoke &594MS Alomomola082MS Magneton & 195MS Quagsire083MS Farfetch'd & 101MS Electrode089MS Muk &720UMS Hoopa Unbound107MS Hitmonchan &796MS Xurkitree129MS Magikarp & 417MS Pachirisu131MS Lapras & 495MS Snivy132MS Ditto & 224MS Octillery133MS Eevee & 657MS Frogadier149MS Dragonite & 494MS Victini167MS Spinarak & 270MS Lotad178MS Xatu &416MS Vespiquen179MS Mareep &632MS Durant185MS Sudowoodo & 722MS Rowlet196MS Espeon & 197MS Umbreon205MS Forretress &776MS Turtonator225MS Delibird &355MS Duskull263MS Zigzagoon & 759MS Stufful295MS Exploud & 684MS Swirlix296MS Makuhita &327MS Spinda303MS Mawile &323MS Camerupt316MS Gulpin & 439MS Mime Jr.337MS Lunatone & 338MS Solrock378MS Regice &780MS Drampa381MS Latios & 717MS Yveltal385MS Jirachi & 547MS Whimsicott468MS Togekiss & 479MS Rotom488MS Cresselia & 643MS Reshiram492MS Shaymin &801MS Magearna587MS Emolga & 653MS Fennekin589MS Escavalier & 617MS Accelgor615MS Cryogonal & 747MS Mareanie619MS Mienfoo &623MS Golurk621MS Druddigon & 670MS Floette644MS Zekrom &770MS Palossand652MS Chesnaught & 683MS Aromatisse686MS Inkay & 781MS Dhelmise701MS Hawlucha & 732MS Trumbeak702MS Dedenne &777MS Togedemaru725MS Litten &728MS Popplio745MS Lycanroc &779MS Bruxish772MS Type: Null & 778MS Mimikyu785MS Tapu Koko &793MS Nihilego
Super Smash Bros. Switch
Playable Characters
Veterans Bowser · Bowser Jr. (Iggy · Larry · Lemmy · Ludwig · Morton · Roy · Wendy) · Captain Falcon · Charizard · Corrin · Dark Pit · Diddy Kong · Donkey Kong · Dr. Mario · Duck Hunt · Falco · Fox · Ganondorf · Greninja · Ice Climbers · Ike · Jigglypuff · King Dedede · Kirby · Link · Little Mac · Lucario · Lucas · Lucina · Luigi · Mario · Marth · Meta Knight · Mewtwo · Mr. Game & Watch · Ness · Palutena · Peach · Pikmin & Olimar · Pikachu · Pit · R.O.B. · Robin · Rosalina & Luma · Roy · Samus · Sheik · Shulk · Squirtle · Toon Link · Villager · Wario · Wolf · Wii Fit Trainer · Yoshi · Zelda · Zero Suit Samus · Mii Fighters
Newcomers Ashley · Baby Mario · Dark Matter · Decidueye · Dixie Kong · Elma · Inkling · King K. Rool · Magearna · Monita · Paper Mario · Purah · Ravio · Spring Man · Takamaru · Tap Trial Girl · Toad (Captain Toad · Toadette · Captain Toadette) · Waddle Dee · Yarn Yoshi · Zoda
Downloadable Celica · Krystal · Tethu · Tetra · Victini
Assist Characters
Characters Allen · Andross · Azura · Barbara · Birdo · Chain Chomp · Color TV-Game 15 · Daisy · Dark Samus · Daruk · Devil · Dillon · Dr. Kawashima · Dr. Wright · Ghirahim · Goku · Hades · Hammer Bro. · Honey Queen · Infantry & Tanks · Isaac · Jeff · Kamek · Kat & Ana · King Boo · Knuckle Joe · Isabelle · Lakitu & Spinies · Lin · Linkle · Lissa · Lyn · Magnus · Mallo · Metroid · Midna · Mipha · Mona · Mother Brain · Mr. Resetti · Nightmare · Nintendog · Phosphora · Poochy · Ray Mk III · Revali · Riki · Sablé Prince · Saki · Samurai Goroh · Sheriff · Skull Kid · Squawks · Starfy · Starman · Sylux · Tingle · Urban Champion · Urbosa · Waluigi
Pokémon Abomasnow · Abra · Arceus · Bellossom · Bewear · Bonsly · Bulbasaur · Chespin · Darkrai · Dedenne · Delibird · Deoxys · Eevee · Electabuzz · Electrode · Entei · Fennekin · Fletchling · Floette · Gardevoir · Genesect · Glalie · Goldeen · Heracross · Inkay · Kartana · Kyurem · Lampent · Leafeon · Lugia · Marshadow · Meloetta · Meowth · Metagross · Mew · Mimikyu · Nuzleaf · Oshawott · Palkia · Passimian · Popplio · Rattata · Snivy · Snorlax · Solgaleo · Spewpa · Staryu · Suicune · Swampert · Swirlix · Tapu Koko · Togepi · Turtonator · Umbreon · Weavile · Whirlipede · Wishiwashi · Wobbuffet · Zekrom · Zoroark
Enemies
Smash Run Banzai Bill · Baron von Zeppelin · Bonkers · Bill Blaster · Bouncing Bullet Bill · Bronto Burt · Bulborb · Bullet Bill · Chain Chomp · Fire Chomp · Fly Guy · Ghost · Giant Goomba · Glice · Glire · Glunder · Goomba · Gordo · Hammer Bro. · Harry Hedgehog · Iridescent Glint Beetle · Koopa Paratroopa · Koopa Troopa · Kritter · Lakitu & Spinies · Lantern Ghost · Magikoopa · Mite · Mr. Frosty · Parasol Waddle Dee · Petey Piranha · Plasma Wisp · Pointy Tuck · Polar Bear · Poppant · Primid · Psycho Car · Roturret · Shotzo · Shy Guy · Solgaleo · Spike Top · Starman · Tac · Tiki Buzz · Tiki Goon · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo
Stage Hazards 5-Volt · Arwing · Metal Face · Nep-Enut · Ridley · Snapjaw · Ultimate Chimera · Wolfen
Other Characters
Items Banana Fairy · Bob-omb · Bombchu · Boo · Bullet Bill · Cucco · Fairy · Freezie · Gyroid · Mr. Saturn · Unira
Shop Clerks Happy Mask Salesman · Mii · Rusty Slugger · Tom Nook
Others Blue Pikmin · Boomer · Chain Chomps · Chrom · Dunban · F.L.U.D.D. · Giga Mac · Gordo · Polari · Purple Pikmin · Red Pikmin · Riki · Timmy Nook · Toad · Tom Nook · Tommy Nook · White Pikmin · Wild Gunman · Winged Pikmin · Yellow Pikmin
Jake's Super Smash Bros. logo sideways
Playable Characters
Default Unlockable
JSSB Character icon - Mario JSSB Character icon - Luigi JSSB Character icon - Bowser JSSB Character icon - Peach JSSB Character icon - Yoshi JSSB Character icon - Donkey Kong JSSB Character icon - King K. Rool JSSB Character icon - Wario JSSB Character icon - Link JSSB Character icon - Zelda JSSB Character icon - Urban Champion JSSB Character icon - Pikachu JSSB Character icon - Jigglypuff JSSB Character icon - Isabelle JSSB Character icon - Samus JSSB Character icon - Kirby JSSB Character icon - Lucina JSSB Character icon - Spring Man JSSB Character icon - Pit JSSB Character icon - Little Mac JSSB Character icon - Doc Louis JSSB Character icon - Callie JSSB Character icon - Marie JSSB Character icon - Duck Hunt JSSB Character icon - Mii Knight JSSB Character icon - Blue Bowser JSSB Character icon - Ukiki JSSB Character icon - Young Link JSSB Character icon - Moon JSSB Character icon - Litten JSSB Character icon - Ike JSSB Character icon - Ness JSSB Character icon - Alexandra JSSB Character icon - Tethu JSSB Character icon - Sonic JSSB Character icon - Joker JSSB Character icon - PAC-MAN JSSB Character icon - Mega Man JSSB Character icon - Phoenix JSSB Character icon - Rabbid Mario JSSB Character icon - Yukimura JSSB Character icon - YuanjiJSSB Character icon - Emily JSSB Character icon - Ragna
Alternate Characters
JSSB Character icon - Boshi JSSB Character icon - Ellia JSSB Character icon - Flareon JSSB Character icon - Igglybuff JSSB Character icon - Kid Cobra JSSB Character icon - Litleo JSSB Character icon - Ms. PAC-MAN JSSB Character icon - Ninjara JSSB Character icon - Pac-Devil JSSB Character icon - Pious JSSB Character icon - Proto Man JSSB Character icon - Rabbid Peach JSSB Character icon - Toc-Man
Assist Characters
Default Unlockable Pokémon
JSSB Character icon - Waluigi JSSB Character icon - Chain Chomp JSSB Character icon - Lakitu JSSB Character icon - Whacka JSSB Character icon - Kamek JSSB Character icon - Lord Fredrik JSSB Character icon - Mona JSSB Character icon - Hammer-Bot JSSB Character icon - D.D. JSSB Character icon - Agitha JSSB Character icon - Tingle JSSB Character icon - Moblin JSSB Character icon - Resetti JSSB Character icon - Bonkers JSSB Character icon - Waddle Dee JSSB Character icon - Magnus JSSB Character icon - Phosphora JSSB Character icon - Celica JSSB Character icon - Off the Hook JSSB Character icon - Jill JSSB Character icon - Isa Jo JSSB Character icon - Sherm JSSB Character icon - Flurrie JSSB Character icon - Prince Peasley JSSB Character icon - King Daphnes JSSB Character icon - Dead Hand JSSB Character icon - Chrom JSSB Character icon - Taranza JSSB Character icon - Lucas JSSB Character icon - Barbara JSSB Character icon - BowserSC JSSB Character icon - Volleyball Player JSSB Character icon - Smick JSSB Character icon - Big JSSB Character icon - Twin Wardens JSSB Character icon - Zero JSSB Character icon - Franziska JSSB Character icon - Kunoichi JSSB Character icon - Cang JSSB Character icon - Pirabbid Plant JSSB Character icon - Charizard JSSB Character icon - Totodile JSSB Character icon - Cyndaquil JSSB Character icon - Grovyle JSSB Character icon - Decidueye JSSB Character icon - Primarina JSSB Character icon - Magikarp JSSB Character icon - Seedot JSSB Character icon - Garbodor JSSB Character icon - Boldore JSSB Character icon - Crabominable JSSB Character icon - Wobbuffet JSSB Character icon - Hitmonchan JSSB Character icon - Spinarak JSSB Character icon - Rhyperior JSSB Character icon - Lickitung JSSB Character icon - Chandelure JSSB Character icon - Dunsparce JSSB Character icon - Gardevoir JSSB Character icon - Magnemite JSSB Character icon - Druddigon JSSB Character icon - Noibat JSSB Character icon - Alolan Exeggutor JSSB Character icon - Alolan Raichu JSSB Character icon - Kyogre JSSB Character icon - Palkia JSSB Character icon - Darkrai JSSB Character icon - Xerneas JSSB Character icon - Mew
Obstacles
Stage Hazards Enemies Bosses
Cheep Cheep · Death Egg Robot · Slowpoke · Squirt
Other Characters
Alolan Grimer · Amul · Ann Takamaki · Big Urchin · Blizzy · Bravoman · Buzz-Buzz · Cutiefly · Don-chan · Dragoneel · Fierce Deity · Frygar · Galaxian Starship · Gil · Judge · King · Kissy · Lloyd · Mappy · Mareanie · Missile · Morgana · Perry · Pooka · Rabbid Luigi · Rabbid Yoshi · Red Baron · Ribbon · Rowlet · Runner · Ryuji Sakamoto · Sandy · Smasher · Servbot · Sima Zhao · Tarosuke · Toad · Topcup · Tron Bonne · Valkyrie · Wonder Momo · Ziggy
Trophies
Boo Mario · Cat Peach · Cloud Mario · Fire Mario · F.L.U.D.D. · Franziska von Karma · Glass Joe · Hammer Slam Bowser · Judge · Larry Butz · Mario · Miles Edgeworth · Penguin Mario · Phoenix Wright · Propeller Mario · Rock Mario · Von Kaiser

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.