Darkrai Event Location and How to Get | Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP)

Darkrai is a Pokemon available in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP). Learn about how to get Darkrai at Newmoon Island through an event, the event’s release date, best Pokemon to use and recommended natures, its full learnset with all learnable moves, and whether Darkrai evolves. Read on for more information on its abilities, type advantages, and more.

Darkrai Event Release Date

Darkrai’s event will start from April 1, 2022! Don’t miss your chance to catch this Mythical Pokemon!

Encounter Darkrai Using the Member Card


Darkrai Encounter Conditions
  • Obtain the Member Card Item via Mystery Gift.
  • Enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokedex.


The Member Card item is only available to download via Mystery Gift between the new moons, which means the item will be available to download starting April 1, 2022 on the day of the month’s new moon.

How to Catch Darkrai

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Steps to encounter Darkrai
1 After obtaining the Member Card, fly to Canalave City and enter the house behind the Pokemon Center.
2 Talk to the man inside and you will be lulled to sleep.
3 You will be transported to Newmoon Island. Enter the area in the middle of the island.
4 Interact with Darkrai in the middle of the pond to start the battle.

Can Darkrai Be Shiny?

Darkrai is Not Shiny Locked

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Darkrai’s shiny form can be obtained in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!

If you’re a shiny hunter, make sure to save before engaging it in battle to soft reset the encounter!

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