Pokemon Go Darkrai Counters

Darkrai is now available in Pokemon Go for the next week
Darkrai is now available in Pokemon Go for the next week / Courtesy of Niantic

Pokemon Go Darkrai Counters are needed knowledge now that Darkrai is available in five-star raids from April 28 at 4:00 p.m. ET until May 5. Players will have one whole week to obtain Darkrai and with the Remote Raid Pass it's easier than ever.

Pokemon Go Darkrai Counters

The best counters for Darkrai are Fighting-, Fairy-, and Bug-type Pokemon, so Pokemon like Machamp, Heracross, Hitmonlee, Toxicroak. Darkroi is a Dark-type so the usual counter to Dark-type Pokemon will be good here.

Darkrai has great stats, however, and taking it down will not be easy by any means. He has high defense, high attack, and 22,500 HP in raids, so it's best to have a group of 5+ high level trainers to take Darkrai down. Careful going higher than seven trainers, though, because the raid rewards will be diminished a bit.

Also note that Darkrai is boosted by Fog weather, so try raiding during Cloudy weather to boost the Fairy and Fighting types. Especially considering that 60% of Darkrai's moves are Dark-types, the fighting and fairy types will take reduced damage making them more than ideal for Darkrai raids. Taking down Darkrai isn't impossible during Fog, but you will make your lives a lot more difficult attempting it.

Once captured, Darkrai is not tradeable, but he is transferrable.