Pokemon Go Darkrai Counters Raid Guide: Weaknesses, Best Moveset And How To Beat Halloween Raid Boss

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It's time to take on another Mythical Pokemon, team.

Darkrai is a tier 5 raid boss, and the Gen 5 monster hits hard, making it important to get your counters ready ahead of time.

Returning on October 23rd and here until November 3rd, here's how to ensure you beat it.

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Darkrai Counters

Darkrai is a Dark-type monster that's boosted by Fog weather.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter it, but be warned – they aren't easy to come by.

  • Shadow Machamp- Counter (Fast Move) + Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)
  • Conkeldurr - Counter (Fast Move) + Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)
  • Lucario - Counter (Fast Move) + Aura Sphere(Charge Move)

For backup, we recommend Togekiss, Hariyama, Heracross, Toxicroak or Volcarona.

Essentially, you'll want to use your best Fighting or Fairy-type Pokemon.

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Best Moves for Darkrai

Once you've got Darkrai, you'll want Snarl and Shadow Ball.


These offer the highest DPS.

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Check them out below!

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