The first legendary Pokémon to be ‘Pokémon of the Week’ is Darkrai, the Pitch-Black Pokémon. It is, also, my favorite legendary throughout the years, so I had to fit Darkrai into ‘Pokémon of the Week’ eventually.
As a dark type Pokémon Darkrai has an immunity to psychic types, as well as a resistant to ghost type and other dark type moves, but with weaknesses to fighting types and bug types (I believe fairy type is super effective as well come Sixth Generation). All other types do regular damage to Darkrai.
I always wondered why Darkrai wasn’t part ghost type because of the ominous feel to Darkrai, as well as Darkrai’s abilites involving nightmares. Darkrai also floats around in the anime and the game, though in the movie The Rise of Darkrai Darkrai is shown to have very long, slender legs. That just seems ghost like to me, but that’s just me. It being mono dark type is completely fine with me.
Darkrai better be obtainable in X & Y because I missed the previous events. Rumor has it (and it’s only a rumor) that nearly all Pokémon will be obtainable in X & Y (combined), which is incredible. Too many Pokémon in one route, however, can bog down the game and make catch rates extremely low for some Pokémon.
Darkrai has the highest base special attack power of all dark types, and ties with Weavile for highest base speed, which makes Darkrai an extremely formidable opponent and ally. Legendaries with this power are forbidden from competitive play because of their overall dominance – everyone would just use the legendaries and that’s no fun.
Every week I present artwork from someone on deviantArt, and as always, THIS IS THEIR WORK NOT MINE! This week’s work is from Uniformshark (check out their work!) and is called ‘Darkrai The Guardian.’
Have a good weekend and thank you for reading this post. Spread the word if you have friends that love Pokémon, or music (which is what I mainly blog about).
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