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Darkrai (M10)

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ダークライ Darkrai
Darkrai M10.png
Debuts in The Rise of Darkrai
Gender Genderless*
Ability Bad Dreams
Current location Alamos Town
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Darkrai Kōji Ishizaka Scott Williams

Darkrai (Japanese: ダークライ Darkrai) is one of the featured Pokémon in The Rise of Darkrai.


Darkrai was mistaken as evil during the movie, attacking people and giving them nightmares. It was only later that it was revealed that Darkrai was actually trying to prevent Palkia and Dialga from destroying Alamos Town.

Darkrai and Alice

Darkrai had a special attachment to Alice as it believed she was Alicia, Alice's grandmother, who helped Darkrai when it was injured a long time ago. Ever since then it had stayed in that garden. It also once saved Alice after she fell off a cliff. However, there are other beliefs regarding the reason for protection as well.

After battling with Dialga and Palkia, it ended up sacrificing itself to protect the town and everyone in it. After Ash and Dawn asked Palkia to turn everything back to the way it was, Darkrai was shown to have been revived and was watching the town.

Darkrai made a cameo appearance during the credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, appearing to still live in the garden.

Moves used

Darkrai Shock Wave.png
Using Shock Wave
Move First Used In
Dark Void The Rise of Darkrai
Shock Wave The Rise of Darkrai
Double Team The Rise of Darkrai
Dark Pulse The Rise of Darkrai
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the The Rise of Darkrai manga

Darkrai in the manga
Darkrai's Bad Dreams Ability activated

Darkrai appears in the manga adaptation of The Rise of Darkrai, fulfilling the same role which it does in the movie of the same name.

Moves used

Darkrai Dark Pulse M10 manga.png
Using Dark Pulse
Move First Used In
Dark Void Strange Happenings Around Town
Dark Pulse The Battle That Warped Space-Time!!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Darkrai's shadow
  • In the English dub, when Darkrai uses Dark Void, it announces the name of the attack. This does not happen in the original Japanese version.
  • In the movie, Tonio finds a passage in Godey's diary that reads "So Darkrai, who was hated by everyone else, opened his heart to Alicia." This contradicts the fact that Darkrai are genderless in the games.

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For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Darkrai.

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