In continuing Pokémon’s 20th anniversary celebration, the legendary Darkrai will become available starting tomorrow, May 1. Darkrai is the Pitch-Black Pokémon which debuted in Generation IV’s Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. It is known to intrude on people’s dreams causing nightmares, however it seems to be a defense mechanism that has been mistaken for malicious intent.
From May 1 until May 24, Pokémaniacs can visit participating GameStop locations to pick up a code card which will allow you to unlock the legend. Recently, this Pokémon has seen a huge resurgence in popularity thanks to online battles. It is a top choice among competitors for its useful Dark Void attack which puts opponents to sleep along with the Bad Dreams ability which damages sleeping foes after every turn. The downloadable Darkrai comes at level 100 with Ominous Wind, Nightmare, Feint Attack, and its signature Dark Void attack.
You can only obtain Darkrai for copies of Pokémon X, Y, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby. Darkrai has been a bit of a hassle to catch in the past and these codes will expire at the end of August. Along with codes for the game are a few Darkrai products collectors may be clamoring for. You can pick up a crushed-velvet plush, 2″ figure with Poké Ball and a special themed TCG promo card pack.
Some stores have been distributing these items ahead of schedule, so there is no sense in sleeping on it!