Can Darkrai Be Traded in Pokemon GO? - Prima Games

Can Darkrai Be Traded in Pokemon GO?

by Ginny Woo

Pokemon GO is the ultimate game for a collector, but is it always as easy as just trading Pokemon to each other to fill your Pokedexes like in the mainline games? We regret to inform you that it’s not. Pokemon GO appears to have some of its own parameters since it incorporates so many generations of Pokemon, and one of those parameters includes the inability of some Pokemon to be traded. Wondering if Darkrai can be traded in Pokemon GO? We’ve got the answer here, though you might not like it. 

Can Darkrai Be Traded in Pokemon GO?

So, you want to know if Darkrai can be traded in Pokemon GO. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to chance across a Shiny one during this Darkrai event or you’ve had the opposite experience: you’ve been unlucky and a mate has netted one too many. Reckon you’re going to be able to get your hands on one via trading in the game? Well, Niantic have a rather blanket rule for trading Pokemon of that particular rarity and type and unfortunately, we don’t think the odds are too great. 

Darkrai, according to Pokemon GO, counts as a Mythical Pokemon when it comes to its status. When it comes to Mythical Pokemon in general in Pokemon GO, they can’t be traded. Ergo, can Darkrai be traded in Pokemon GO? No, it can’t at this point. Darkrai joins the ranks of Jirachi, Mew, and Celebi when it comes to the game – if you don’t nab it when it swings around for events, you’re generally out of luck until the next time that the Pokemon Company puts something on for you to gawk at like the most recent event giving you a chance to get a Shiny variant. 

Now that you have our guide on whether or not Darkrai can be traded in Pokemon GO, it should be pretty easy for you to focus your attention on things like picking up the Shiny variant of this bad boy while you still can! It’s only a matter of days, and our handy advice on the counters for Darkrai should come in handy. Do you need anything help with anything else in Pokemon GO? Check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve prepared in our dedicated guides hub for the title right here:

Ginny Woo

Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.