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Pokémon Go Palkia counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Pokémon Go Palkia counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Palkia, the Spatial Pokémon, can appear from place to place in Pokémon Go.

Those places, of course, are Gyms hosting five-star Raids. Palkia and its cousin Dialga have become mainstays of Master League, the highest tier of the game’s competitive mode: Go Battle League. Now, with the advent of Origin Forme Palkia and Origin Forme Dialga, there’s even more reason to raid these Pokémon.

But in order to do that, and to add Dialga to your Legendary collection in Pokémon Go, you’ll need to know its weaknesses and counters.

As with all Legendary Pokémon, Palkia will be available in five-star raids for a limited time, so, if you want to add it to your Pokédex, you’ll need to battle it alongside a group of trainers. Thanks to Remote Raiding, you can do so in your own space. We recommend the sofa for maximum comfort.

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Palkia counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the weaknesses and counters for Palkia in Pokémon Go:

  • Palkia type: Water and Dragon-type
  • Palkia is weak against: Dragon and Fairy-type attacks
  • Palkia is resistant to: Fire, Water and Steel-type attacks
  • Palkia Mega counters: Mega Rayquaza, Mega Salamence or Mega Gardevoir.
  • Palkia counters: Amusingly, Origin Forme Palkia and Origin Forme Dialga are your best bets, followed by Rayquaza, Salamence, Zekrom, Haxorus and Garchomp.
  • Tactics: Dragon go rawr. Be aware that if Palkia hits you with a Dragon-type attack, it’s going to hurt. This is one of the rare times where you might actually want to consider dodging in a Raid – swipe the screen when it flashes white and you will take a fraction of the incoming damage instead of the full whack.

Palkia CP in Pokémon Go

When you battle and catch Palkia in Pokémon Go, it should have the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP – 54,793 CP
  • CP range when being caught – 2190 to 2280 CP
  • Weather boosted CP range (Windy and Rain) when being caught – 2737 to 2850 CP

Palkia Moveset in Pokémon Go


Palkia can learn and use a variety of Fast and Charged moves in Pokémon Go, including:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Aqua Tail (Water)
  • Draco Meteor (Dragon)
  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)

The Season of Timeless Travels in Pokémon Go is coming to an end with the Go Tour: Sinnoh Global event. During this event you can complete Go Tour 2024: It’s About Time and Space, Legends 0486 quest and use the new Adventure Effects by catching either Origin Forme Dialga and Origin Forme Palkia.

During it, take the time to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you’re hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.

Everything we know about Palkia

According to its official Pokédex page, ‘It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.’

Palkia has no known evolutions, but it does have a different Forme. (Image via

These myths set out the fact that Palkia is a member of the creation trio, which also contains Dialga and Giratina. These three Pokémon were created by Arceus to assist it by ruling certain dimensions.

Palkia was given control over space and its Water-typing might be connected to how the volume of water is often used to measure the amount of space in a certain area.

Arceus also created Dialga and Giratina.

The inspiration for Dialga and Palkia’s backstory might have come from the Shinto mythology of Izanami and Izanagi, the goddess of death and god of life, respectively.

Legends say that these two deities were given a spear, called Ame-no-nuhoko (Heavenly jewelled spear) which they used to create Onogoroshima (Onogoro island). On this island they would then create a pillar, where they consummated their relationship, which eventually lead to the creation of the Japanese island chain and many other Shinto deities.

Since both Dialga and Palkia were both created at Spear Pillar in the Sinnoh region, it does appear that, at least in the case of naming, these legends did have an impact on the development of these two Legendary Pokémon.

As of February 2024, Trainers in Pokémon Go can use Origin Forme Dialga to alter space, extending the area of influence around the Trainer to allow for a greater number of spawns.

Good luck finding a shiny Palkia in Pokémon Go!

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