The Mysterious History of Darkrai
The Mythical Pokémon Darkrai is one of the more mysterious Pokémon a Trainer could face. Known as the Pitch-Black Pokémon, it is said to be able to put people to sleep, and then give them nightmares! But Darkrai will battle ferociously for any Trainer that manages to catch it.
Darkrai has appeared prominently in Pokémon video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and movies alike. Take a look at some of the places where this incredible Legendary Pokémon has been featured.
Darkrai in the TCG
Even before the new Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion, Darkrai proved itself as a force in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. When it first showed up in the Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters expansion, Darkrai made an immediate impact as a hugely powerful LV.X card. Darkrai continued to make waves in the TCG with Darkrai G, a Pokémon SP in the Platinum— Rising Rivals expansion. It then shared a Pokémon LEGEND pairing with its rival Cresselia in the HS—Triumphant expansion.
In the Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion, Darkrai-EX continues a long history, and it only continues to get stronger! Learn more about Darkrai-EX now!
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
Many Pokémon fans were introduced to this Mythical Pokémon by the full-length feature film Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai. This action-packed movie featured Darkrai in epic battles with the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. Their battles transcend time and space, threatening everything around them!
You can watch Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai right now to find out what happens when these epic Legendary Pokémon clash with Darkrai, and what famed Trainer Ash must do to help prevent total destruction!
Pokémon Diamond Version, Pokémon Pearl Version, and Pokémon Platinum Version
The Dark-type Pokémon Darkrai exhibits all the traits of a powerful Pokémon, from high stats to a number of strong moves. Darkrai was first found in Pokémon Diamond Version, Pokémon Pearl Version, and Pokémon Platinum Version via special distribution. To get the Pitch-Black Pokémon, a player needed to get the Member Card, an event item that triggered an in-game nightmare. Inside the nightmare, the powerful Pokémon joined the player's party!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
In perhaps its biggest video game role yet, Darkrai plays a major part in PokéPark™ 2: Wonders Beyond. The Mythical Pokémon is a resident of Wish Park, and has plans to combine Wish Park with PokéPark. At first it appears that Darkrai is up to no good. But as the story continues, you discover that Darkrai's plans are not entirely nefarious...
You can learn more about Darkrai and much more about the game at the official PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond website!