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Pokémon TCG Japan: VSTAR Universe Preview: Darkrai VSTAR SAR
Credit: Pokémon TCG We have a stunner of a Darkrai here, which looks almost as if the main figure is rendered with expert use of colored pencils by Pani Kabayashi It's the background word that stuns me most as Darkrai hovers over the shore of a beach It's not generally a place you'd expect to see[...]
Pokémon TCG Darkrai VSTAR Premium Collection Is Walmart-Exclusive
Much like the Shaymin VSTAR Premium Collection, the new Darkrai VSTAR Premium Collection will feature a reprint as the main card The card in question is Darkrai VSTAR from Sword & Shield – Astral Radiance This Dark-type VSTAR will be reprinted along with Darkrai V While neither of these are new cards, there is a[...]
The Cards of Pokémon TCG: Astral Radiance Part 24: Darkrai VSTAR
Credit: Pokémon TCG Darkrai gets both a V and a VSTAR in Astral Radiance, and both are pretty great-looking cards The Darkrai V comes from artist takuyoa, who delivers a solid illustration rendered in an interesting style It uses a very subtle application of 3D-style art that we often see on this card, with the illustration's lack[...]
Pokémon TCG’s Next Set Astral Radiance Can Now Be Pre-Ordered
This May 2022 set ventures into the Hisui region introduced in the open-world RPG Pokémon Legends: Arceus, with major hits featuring Darkrai, Origin Forme Palkia, Origin Forme Dialga, and the Hisuian Starters The Pokémon Center has now released solicitation information for three major products including the Sword & Shield – Astral Radiance booster box, sleeved booster packs,[...]
Darkrai & Arceus Arrive in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Players will be able to encounter Arceus and Darkrai but to do so, players may have to collaborate with another game Let's get into the details. Arceus & Darkrai in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Credit: Pokémon The Pokémon Company has announced that Arceus is arriving, but only for those who have a Legends: Arceus save file[...]
Pokémon TCG Japan’s Battle Legion Preview: Darkrai VSTAR
Today, let's take a look at a tie-in Battle Legion product that features a Pokémon so terrifying that it's pretty much a guaranteed feature in Pokémon GO during the game's Halloween festivities: the Dark-type Mythical, Darkrai. Battle Legion cards Credit: Pokémon TCG Just like the Lucario VSTAR and V that was revealed yesterday, Darkrai VSTAR and V[...]
Tonight is the Final Darkrai Raid Hour of 2021 in Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO continues their current Darkrai raid rotation into November for one final Raid Hour before it bows out toward the end of the week Friday's Festival of Lights event will see Darkrai replaced by the Swords of Justice trio composed of the Legendary Pokémon Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion Before then, though, Darkrai will be[...]
November 2021 Content Goes Live in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic Here's what will go live in Pokémon GO today: Research Breakthrough Encounter: Starting at 1 PM Pacific, you will be able to encounter Vullaby in the Research Breakthrough Box. Weekly Bundles: One remote raid pass for one PokéCoin every Monday of the month. Raids: Darkrai continues as the Tier Five raid boss and Mega Absol continues as the[...]
Pokémon GO Event Review: Halloween 2021 Special Raid Weekend
This weekend, Darkrai and Mega Absol raids were popping with increased frequency, encouraging Pokémon GO trainers to get out there to complete Tier Five and Mega Raids Did this event-within-an-event add to the Halloween 2021 experience? Let's take a look at what worked and what didn't work. Pokémon GO Halloween 2021 graphic[...]
Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief Special Raid Weekend Begins Today
The event will feature increased raids of not only the current Tier Five featured Pokémon Darkrai but also Mega Absol Let's get into the details of this as well as other upcoming Pokémon GO events. Halloween 2021 event graphic in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic The details of the Halloween Mischief Special Raid Weekend were posted over at the[...]
Pokémon TCG Spotlight: The Best Darkrai Cards Part 1
In honor of the current Darkrai feature in Tier Five raids in Pokémon GO during the season part of the Halloween 2021 event, let's take a look back at some of the most iconic Darkrai cards from the Pokémon TCG We'd love to hear from you, so chime in with your top Darkrai picks in[...]
Tonight is Darkrai Raid Hour in Pokémon GO: October 2021
Pokémon GO has brought forth the Dark-type Mythical Pokémon Darkrai into Tier Five raids as a feature of the Halloween Event Part Two Darkrai takes the place of Altered Forme Giratina and will be featured in both tonight's raid hour and next week's raid hour in Pokémon GO That means that this spooky Pokémon will[...]
Darkrai Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: October 2021
Starting with the upcoming second part of the Halloween 2021 event, Darkrai will enter into Tier Five raids in Pokémon GO It will replace Altered Forme Giratina as the Legendary raid boss until the conclusion of the event With this Raid Guide, you can prepare a team to take on this Dark-type Mythical Pokémon and[...]
Pokémon GO Announces October 2021 Raid Bosses With New Genesect
Niantic has announced their raid bosses for October 2021 in Pokémon GO. Including some expected appearances of Altered Forme Giratina and Darkrai with a new move, we also have the arrival of a new version of Genesect Let's get into the details. Genesect in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Niantic posted the following details to the Pokémon GO blog: The[...]
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite January 2021 Community Day Details
This new system, based on both the odd-placement and bastardly penchant for hopping out of balls exhibited by the Unova Legendary Pokémon Kyurem, is meant to rate the difficulty of catching Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO raids on a scale of "One" through "Full @#$%ing Kyurem." This time, we take on a Legendary and Mythical[...]
The Final Darkrai Raid Hour of 2020 is Tonight in Pokémon GO
The Halloween 2020 Event is over in Pokémon GO, but one final vestige of the festivities remains active in the game: the raid boss, Darkrai Lugia won't take over as the featured Legendary until Thursday, which means that Wednesday's weekly raid hour is still set to be spooky with this Mythical Dark-type That's right: the[...]
Shiny Darkrai Raid Hour is Tonight in Pokémon GO
In honor of tonight's Darkrai Raid Hour, let's take a deep dive into this Pitch Black Pokémon's lore. Darkrai artwork in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic & The Pokémon Company International Dex entry number 491, Darkrai is a pure Dark-type species from the Sinnoh Region, introduced into the world of Pokémon with Generation Four[...]
Shiny Darkrai Raid Hour is Tonight in Pokémon GO
Darkrai Raid Hour is tonight in Pokémon GO From 6 PM – 7 PM, most of the gyms in the game will be taken over by Their Five raids featuring this Mythical Dark-type raid boss With these tips, you can maximize on Raid Hour in Pokémon GO and potentially even catch a Shiny Darkrai. Darkrai promotional image[...]
Why to Ignore “Recommended” Suggestions in Pokémon GO Raids
Dark Void, Darkrai's signature move, was found to be added to Niantic's code in a Pokémon GO datamine ahead of the Halloween 2020 Event This led many to rightfully predict that Darkrai would be the event's boss However, when Darkrai raids started, trainers were surprised to see that this Mythical Pokémon did not feature its[...]
Shiny Darkrai Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: Top Counters
Darkrai has entered Tier Five raids in Pokémon GO today as the official Halloween 2020 Raid Boss Trainers will have a week and a half to catch this Mythical Pokémon, which has its Shiny form available Notably, even though it has been added to the code, Darkrai does not have its signature move of Dark Void[...]
Full Halloween 2020 Event Raid Rotation in Pokémon GO
Led by the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai in Tier Fives, this spooky-themed set of raids will feature Ghost-types and Dark-types along with some Raid/Egg-exclusive staples. Halloween Event promotional graphic in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic The full raid rotation for the 2020 Halloween Event in Pokémon GO includes: Tier One:  Duskull – shiny available, standard rate Costume Bulbasaur – shiny available, unknown rate Costume[...]
Halloween 2020 Event Details Released in Pokémon GO
Darkrai is the next Tier Five Raid Boss after Giratina Origin Forme leaves raids this Friday This confirms Darkrai as the "special Raid Boss" for the Halloween event starting October 23rd at 6 PM Pacific The event will also include an Alolan Marowak Raid Day. Darkrai promotional image in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic So… we gave Niantic[...]
Galarian Yamask & Wild Spiritomb Found in Pokémon GO Datamine
A recent Pokémon GO datamine suggests that Darkrai may be the Halloween 2020 event raid boss This certainly comes as a surprise to Pokémon GO trainers, and perhaps not necessarily a welcome one. Darkrai promotional image in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic The dataminers known as Pokéminers discovered Darkrai's signature move of Dark Void added to the game[...]
Pokémon GO's Mythical Problem: Deoxys & Genesect Aren't Tradable
Mythical Pokémon are currently unable to be traded, meaning that players can't swap recent raid bosses: Gensect, Deoxys, and Darkrai Players have rallied on social media in attempts to get Niantic to lift this ban on these three species and make them tradable Here is why Niantic should listen. Pokémon GO's Mythical Problem: Deoxys & Genesect[...]