Darkrai Counters Pokemon GO

So you're trying to get your hands on a Shiny Darkrai? Well, you'll be wanting to one-up this Legendary raid, so here are some tips to Darkrai counters in Pokemon GO.

With the glut oF Legendary raids available through the month of March, there’s really no shortage of things to do in Pokemon GO. If you’re someone that’s after a full list of all the cool things that you can do this month, we have an exhaustive list here that will have plenty for you to look forward to. However, let’s focus on the best Darkrai counters in Pokemon GO for a minute. Here’s who we reckon would fit the bill.

Darkrai Counters Pokemon GO

So, you’re wanting to know how best to take down Darkrai. This probably means that you’re engaged in the Legendary Darkrai raid event which runs from March 6 to March 9 in Pokemon GO, which doles out Shiny Darkrai if you’re lucky enough. We have a guide on how to get this particularly rare spawn and we’ve relinked it here for your convenience. Darkrai is a Dark Type Pokemon, which means that it’s innately weak to Fighting, Fairy, and Bug Type Pokemon. We reckon that getting a strong Fighting Type Pokemon is arguably the easiest way to do this, but one of those three Types will work out if your team is optimized in that fashion.

The current Darkrai raids are the only way that you can currently pick up Shiny Darkrai in Pokemon GO, so we can understand why everyone’s currently clamoring on how to actually defeat this critter. Enter, what we reckon are the best Darkrai counters for Pokemon GO currently. We’ve listed them below, along with their move sets.

  • Lucario – Counter and Aura Sphere
  • Machamp – Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama – Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom – Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Gardevoir – Charm and Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss – Charm and Dazzling Gleam

Now that you’ve got our list of what we reckon are the best Darkrai counters in Pokemon GO right now, it should be a little bit easier for you to tackle the current Darkrai raid event which will give you the chance to pick up the Shiny variant of this Pokemon. There’s not a whole lot of time left for you to pick up Shiny Darkrai, so get out there with our counters guide and beat the absolute hell out of this thing. Need a hand with anything else in Pokemon GO? Check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve prepared for Trainers like you, all collected in our convenient dedicated guides hub for the game:

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