Best moveset for Darkrai in Pokémon Go

What are the best moves?

The legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go only stick around for a limited amount of time. They appear as quest rewards for timed research, or they pop up as available spawns for five-star raids. Darkrai is among those rare raids and is a Pokémon many trainers want to add to their collection. Because they only stick around for such a short amount of time, you want to make sure you can teach it the best moves for it to use in battles in other raids or against other trainers. What are the best moves Darkrai can learn?

Darkrai is purely a Dark-type Pokémon. It has a maximum CP of 3,739, an attack of 285, a defense of 198, and a stamina of 172. It’s only weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type attacks, making it resistant to Psychic, Dark, and Ghost-type moves. For those facing against any trainer interested in using Mewtwo, Darkrai is an excellent choice to counter it.

These are all of the moves Darkrai can learn.

Fast moves

  • Feint Attack (Dark-type) – 6 damage and 3 energy per turn (3 damage per turn)
  • Snarl (Dark-type) – 5 damage and 4.3 energy per turn (1.66 damage per turn)

Charge moves

  • Dark Pulse (Dark-type) – 80 damage and 50 energy
  • Focus Blast (Fighting-type) – 140 damage and 75 energy
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost-type) – 100 damage and 55 energy

Darkrai does not have as many choices as other legendary Pokémon, making your selection far easier to pick, and it’s usually easier to attain the desired moves. The superior fast move is snarl, despite the fact feint attack does more damage. You want your Darkrai know snarl because the more energy it generates during the battle, the more often it can use its vastly superior charge moves, and the best choices don’t require an obscene amount of energy.

The charge move selection is where Darkrai shines. You can toss out focus blast because other Fighting-type Pokémon can learn that move and do more damage with it, so you’re left with dark pulse and shadow ball. While shadow ball does not have the same typing as Darkrai, it’s a far better combination given how much energy it requires and the amount of damage it can do to your opponent.

While Darkrai’s best choices are obvious, it’s important to know what choices you need to pick from. With snarl as a fast attack and dark pulse and shadow ball for its charge moves, you’ll have strong Pokémon to use against an opponent’s Mewtwo in the battle league.