Darkrai (Japanese: ダークライ, Darkrai) is a Dark-type legendary Pokémon.
It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.
This Darkrai is the protector of Mimosa City and is the partner of the resident Ghost Pokémon Master, though it has not officially been caught by this man. It is also said to be the "parent" of many Darkrai throughout the Pokémon world, such as Sinnoh's Darkrai, Johto's Darkrai, and Tobias's Darkrai.
This Darkrai is said to be the descendant of a line of Darkrai that have protected Mimosa Town since ancient times. Several decades before the main storyline, it took over the job of "Protecter of Pokémon Cemetary" from its predecesor and befriended the Ghost Pokémon Master while the latter was still in his youth.
Its offspring often journey to other regions, however, two of them have found human partners.
Despite legendary Pokémon being genderless, this Darkrai is described as the "parent" of many other Darkrai. It shares this trait with the Lugia of the Whirl Islands in the anime, who had offspring despite being genderless and having masculine qualities.