I got bored and tried making some late-night, mediocre, sprite edits and ended up coming up with this; I hope that you like this concept. The designs are just placeholders, I’ll try reworking them at a later date, but here’s an early version of the thing so that this post doesn’t get smited.
This Delta is based on the idea of a classic ghost and a mysterious figure which you would see in a mist-filled Ocean, if you were to become lost, deep in open waters, and slowly began to lose your sanity. This idea stays fairly close to Darkrai’s original concept, which revolves around its very presence infiltrating your mind and causing nightmares, which in this case translates into those nightmares transcending the dream realm and enter the real world, as you watch an ominous presence’s silhouette, far away in the mist, which induces paranoia in you.
The way you would go about finding Delta Darkrai would be by going through a post-game mission which revolves around a ship going missing in the Misty Way, and near Mist Island. I personally feel like Misty Way would be the perfect place for this pokemon to be found, due to the fact that Mist Island is already dedicated to Latias and has ties to the Lati Duo, with their mega stones being found there.
On top of all that, I feel like seeing Delta Darkrai levitating on top of the water gives it a more threatening impression, as it could suggest biblical connotations, which only makes it creepier when it tries luring you to your death.
The Shiny form of Delta Darkrai gives its appearance a more logical look, as its blue tint actually resembles water more than the regular form; maybe the two can be switched, but that doesn’t really matter.
Its color palette takes inspiration from the aforementioned water, and a basic ghost, as depicted in cartoons; as they tend to be shown as either blue of white.
Health Points: 125
Special Attack: 135
Special Defense: 100
Start: Shadow Sneak
Start: Water Gun
Start: Follow Me
Level 10: Rain Dance
Level 15: Ominous Wind
Level 25: Scald
Level 30: Hydro Pump
Level 35: Mind-Reader
Level 45: Shadow Ball
Level 50: Shadow Sneak
Level 60: Double Team
Level 65: Defog
Level 70: Destiny Bond
Level 75: Perish Song
Level 80: Hypnosis
Level 85: Whirlpool
Level 90: Aqua Jet
Level 95: Nasty Plot
Level 99: Phantom Force
Level 100: Steam Eruption
Taunt Substitute Knock-Off Dark Pulse Encore Moonblast Flash New Moon
Psychic Dive Surf Hone Claws False Swipe Dazzling Gleam Protect Will-o-Wisp
Ice Beam Psych-up Giga-Drain Magic Room Imprison Trick Room Heal Block Toxic
Evasion-Based Toxic Stall: Rain Dance with Mist Veil (ability), paired with double team and toxic.
Stall-Buster: Taunt, Heal Block, Nasty Plot/Hone Claws, Phantom Force/Steam Eruption
Support/Hazard Remover: Defog, Destiny Bond, Rain Dance, Scald
Special Sweeper: Nasty Plot, Steam Eruption, Shadow Ball, Moonblast
Well, that’s about it for now; stay tuned for any future sprite updates or ideas.