Pokémon Go Darkrai Raid Hour Guide: Best Counters and Weaknesses

The opposite of dark is...punching?

The featured Pokémon for the upcoming week's Raid Hour is Darkrai. During the Raid Hour, players worldwide will see an increase in the number of Tier 5 Raids, all of which will host the featured Pokémon. Check out the guide below to see everything you need to know about the Raid Hour this week!


The Raid Hour is hosted every Wednesday from the hours of 6pm to 7pm local time. This week's raid will be on Oct. 27, 2021. Being hosted local time means that no matter where you are in the world, the Raid Hour will start at exactly 6pm, and you don't have to adjust for time zones.

Related: Pokémon Go Raid Hour Schedule for October 2021

Raid Guide

There is some basic information you need to know about Darkrai, which we have listed below.


  • Type: Dark
  • Weak Against: Bug, Fairy, Fighting
  • Strong Against: Psychic, Dark, Ghost
  • Notes
    • Fighting Pokémon are usually your best bet against Dark Pokémon. Fairy Pokémon are resistant to them and strong against them as well, but Fighting Pokémon attack moves are known to hit the hardest and deal the most damage.


Because Mega Pokémon are rarely used, we opted not to include them in the list of the best counters.

PokémonQuick AttackCharge Attack

CounterAura Sphere

CounterDynamic Punch

CounterDynamic Punch

CharmDazzling Gleam

CounterDynamic Punch

Although Bug Pokémon are also strong against Dark Pokémon, they are not resistant to them. For this reason, it's best to use a Fighting or Fairy Pokémon.

That's everything you need to know about the upcoming Raid Boss!

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