PokeNews: Darkrai Distribution

This distribution event is over, but feel free to read this post anyway! If you still have yet to enter your serial numbers into your games, you have until August 31, 2016 to do so. After this date the serial code will be void! Also check the bottom of the post for information about future Pokemon 20 Legendary Distribution Events! Check back on the first of each month for information about the newest Pokemon 2016 Legendary Distribution Event Pokemon!

Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now four months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of digital release of the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow! We’ve got three legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to spring forward and into the Fourth Generation of Pokemon games, with May’s Darkrai release!


Darkrai, the Pitch-Black Pokemon, is a dark type introduced in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Darkrai is part of the Lunar Duo with fellow fourth Gen Legendary, Cresselia.  It is known to inhabit dreams, causing its victims to experience never ending nightmares. But, Darkrai isn’t all bad, the nightmares it causes are only created as a means of protecting itself. However, the nightmares caused by Darkrai can only be expelled by Cresselia and the Lunar Wing. It’s signature ability Bad Dream, which saps the HP of any sleeping pokemon, makes Darkrai a formidable opponent in any battle. Like the others before it Darkrai had its own movie, Rise of Darkrai.

Darkrai was released back in 2009, through a special item distribution event. During the event, players would receive the key item Member Card in Platinum through the Mystery Gift feature. The Member Card would then allow players to access the harbor in Canalave City and ride a ferry to Newmoon Island. Once there the player will encounter a booming voice and black out, once awake Darkrai will be added to your party. There was also a second event, where you could transfer over Darkrai from Pokemon Ranger:Shadows of Almia. So if you missed your chance to get Darkrai from one of the earlier events, now is your chance.

The Darkrai Event will be a Serial Code Distribution and will take place between May 1st to 24th 2016 at participating U.S. Gamestop locations (I’m not sure about other countries). In order to use the distribution code, players must have a 3DS or New 3DS, and Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.

The event Darkrai will be lv. 100 and have the Ability: Bad Dream, it will also come loaded with the moveset Dark Void, Ominous Wind, Nightmare, and Feint Attack. It will also have the hold item: Enigma Berry.

If you want more info about the other Pokemon Events for 2016, check… HERE or HERE! Below is each of the Event Pokemon by month of distribution, so don’t miss out!

Legendary Event Pokemon tracker

Are you excited about the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon? Which Legendary Pokemon are you most looking forward to? Feel free to leave a comment and share!

4 thoughts on “PokeNews: Darkrai Distribution

  1. Curses, I forgot to claim my Jirachi last month! I was on a Pokemon hiatus back when all these events were happening, so most of the legendaries past gen 2 are completely new to me; I’m looking forward to seeing what all of them have got! (Once I actually finish Y that is, still only 2 badges in…)

    1. Oh no! Yeah the Jirachi event ended on the 24th…There is a a Zygarde mystery gift event going on right now in ORAS and X and Y if you are interested

      The Darkrai event is until the 24th, but you have until August 31st to enter the serial code in your game!

      I am so excited about these events! I can finally complete my dex in ORAS and X and Y!

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