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Pokémon Go Dialga counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Travel in time with Dialga!

Dialga, the Temporal Pokémon, will occasionally appear from the time vortex to appear in Pokémon Go.

If you want to add Dialga to your legendary collection, then you need to ensure that you know its weaknesses and counters.

Like with previous legendary Pokémon, such as Palkia and Giratina, Dialga will be available in five-star raids, 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 this from home and even your own bed.

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Dialga counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here are the weaknesses and counters for Dialga in Pokémon Go:

  • Dialga type - Steel and dragon-type
  • Dialga is weak against - Fighting and ground-types
  • Dialga counters - Machamp, Hariyama, Groudon, Lucario, Garchomp, Rhyperior, Excadrill, Conkeldurr and Landorus
  • Other Dialga notes - If you have a Lucario, then send this Pokémon out first against Dialga. Both Machamp and Conkeldurr are good second choices.
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Dialga CP in Pokémon Go

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

  • Raid Boss CP - 53,394 CP
  • CP range when being caught - 2217 to 2307 CP
  • Weather boosted CP range (Windy or Snow) when being caught - 2771 to 2884 CP

Thank you to JACEMAKINGS from reddit for the help with this information.

Dialga Moveset in Pokémon Go

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Dialga.

Like every other Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Dialga can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves, including:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Metal Claw (Steel)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Draco Meteor (Dragon)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Thunder (Electric)

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Everything we know about Dialga

Originating from the Sinnoh region, Dialga is a member of the creation trio, also known as the deity trio, alongside Palkia and Giratina.

According to legends, these three Pokémon were created by Arceus (i.e god) at Spear Pillar, which some believe to be the creation point from the entire Pokémon universe. Arceus then gave each member of the trio control over a certain dimension, which, in the case of Dialga, was time.

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Arceus created Dialga, Palkia and Giratina.

Giratina was banished, however, to the Distortion World due to its violent nature. After this Arceus would also create the lake trio - Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie - to calm either Dialga or Palkia if they ever went out of control.

Dialga debuted alongside the rest of Gen 4 in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. It's also the mascot Pokémon for the Diamond game, appearing on both the box art and as a character in the storyline.

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