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How to Get Darkrai in Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl


Nintendo and Game Freak are finally finishing up adding methods to get all Legendary and Mystical Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Don’t worry old school Sinnoh fans, Nintendo won’t torture you anymore by leaving it out. In this guide, we will review how to get Darkrai in Pokemon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl – How to Get Darkrai

Darkrai is one of the most powerful and feared Pokémon in the history of the series. certainly at least among the strongest pure dark types there is. Dark is in his name after all.

Luckily, getting Darkrai isn’t as hard to get as Arceus, which also has an active event and has a pretty long list of requirements to get it. Darkrai is all about timing.

To get Darkrai in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you must first enter the Hall of Fame (AKA beat the Elite Four and Champion) and then receive the National Dex. After checking those boxes, open Mystery Gift between the dates of April 1 and April 30 (or as Nintendo put it, between new moons), and you’ll receive the membership card. The Membership Card is the key item you will need to meet Darkrai.

With the membership card, head to the locked inn in Canalave City and you’ll find yourself on Newmoon Island where you can continue and fight Darkrai in an attempt to catch him. Save the game beforehand in case things don’t go your way!

If you’re having trouble, remember that Fairy and Fighting Pokemon are good at dealing with powerful dark attacks, taking 50% less damage.

That’s all you need to know to how to get Darkrai in Pokemon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl. For more tips, tricks, and answers to frequently asked questions, check out our BDSP wiki guide.

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