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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are here, but those of you who have scoured every corner of the game’s world may have noticed that Darkrai, everybody’s favorite Dark-type Mythical is absent! In the original Nintendo DS versions of Diamond and Pearl, Darkrai was obtainable by a special event that occurred after the games’ initial launch, and by the looks of it, it appears that Darkrai will be available the same way in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, too!


How will Darkrai be distributed?


According to dataminers, Darkrai’s event will mirror the one found in the original DS releases of Diamond and Pearl. No word yet on when this event will take place, but dataminers have found the complete event in the game’s code!



Here’s how the event to obtain the Pitch-Black Pokémon Darkrai will work:


  • Obtain a Member Card via Mystery Gift. This card is key to unlocking the event. (This event is NOT live yet)
  • Before Darkrai can be encountered, make sure you have encountered Cresselia first and obtained the Lunar Feather. Check out our guide to finding Cresselia.
  • Obtain the Lunar Wing item from Cresselia on Fullmoon Island.
  • Head over to Canalave City and find the Harbor Inn. The man insider will invite you to take a quick rest and transport you to Newmoon Island where Darkrai is waiting to challenge you!


That’s it! Sadly, there’s no word on when we can expect to see this event go live, but stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire for more information!


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Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.