|“||My wish is...to engulf this world in darkness...||„|
Darkrai is a Dark-type Mythical Pokémon originating from Generation IV, and a member of the Lunar duo alongside Cresselia. Although in the anime Darkrai is seen as a hero, in some video games he is a villain bent on ruling the whole world of Pokémon and making it a world of darkness. His most important role as a villain is in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, where he is the true main antagonist of the game.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of AlmiaDarkrai is the final boss in the video game; Pokémon Rangers: Shadows of Almia, though he does not initially appear as a villain in this game, but must be stopped from engulfing Almia into darkness. Darkrai's power is exploited by Blake Hall, the main antagonist of the game. Blake uses Darkrai and the black crystal that Darkrai protects to fuel his machine. But when a malfunction occurs, Darkrai becomes enraged, becomes even more powerful, and engulfs Blake into a black hole, which was Darkrai's Nightmare technique. However, when the hero uses the power of the red, yellow, and blue crystals collected earlier in the game, Darkrai is able to be stopped.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Though Darkrai doesn't appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he does appear as one of the trophies.
Super Smash Bros. 4
Darkrai appears in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS as one of the Pokémon emerging out of a Pokéball, or Master Ball. When Darkrai emerges from the Pokéball, he unleashes a Dark Void. Anyone who comes in contact with the Dark Void will be put to sleep, and those that are asleep, will be dealt with heavy damage due to Darkrai's Bad Dreams ability.
Darkrai appears in the arcade version of Pokkén Tournament and Pokkén Tournament DX as a playable character, and one of the only two Dark-type fighters in the game alongside Weavile.
Darkrai's Poképark incarnation is a nihilistic creature that is very lonely, but risks the whole Poképark's existence only so that he can get "friends", in which most of them would be because of being a fearmonger.
- Main article: Darkrai (Poképark)
Easily the most darkest and evilest incarnation of Darkrai, here, he is once again very destructive, nihilistic, and sarcastic, but has more sinister goals compared to the other versions.
- Main article: Darkrai (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon)
- Though a Dark-type Pokémon, Darkrai can walk through walls in the Mystery Dungeon games even though he isn't a Ghost-type.
- Although Darkrai is genderless in the main game series, he is regarded as male in other game series since his archenemy Cresselia's gender is female.
- Darkrai is the first known Dark-type Legendary Pokémon, with Yveltal as the second.
- Among Darkrai's minions, Arbok is the only Pokémon who cannot be encountered in the floors of Dark Crater.