Pokémon Go Palkia counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Catch the Spatial Pokémon in Pokémon Go!

Palkia, the ruler of space in the Pokémon universe, can be caught in Pokémon Go.

If you want to catch Palkia, then you first need to defeat it in a raid, which, in turn, means you need to understand it's weaknesses and counters.

Like with previous legendary Pokémon, such as Dialga and Giratina, Palkia 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. You can now do this whether you like thanks to Remote Raiding.

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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-types
  • Palkia counters - Dragonite, Granbull, Gardevoir, Salamence, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Togekiss, Garchomp and Zekrom
  • Other Palkia notes - Dragon-types are the way to go when it comes to defeating Palkia and you can easily use old favourites like Dragonite.
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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 - 2184 to 2274 CP
  • Weather boosted CP range (Windy and Rain) when being caught - 2730 to 2843 CP

Thank you to Kryd0s from reddit for the help with this information.

Palkia Moveset in Pokémon Go

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Palkia.

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)

It's Day Two of Pokémon Go Fest! Play the Rocket Straight to Victory quest, where you'll face Arlo, Cliff and Sierra, as well as Giovanni. You can also face Palkia and Dialga in raids, and get your hands on Rotom and Unown if you're a ticket holder. 2020 has otherwise seen several new features - such the arrival of Rocket Balloons, the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day. You can currently compete in the Season 3 Great League and complete the Dragon Week Timed Research.


Everything we know about Palkia

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 it's water-typing might be connected to how the volume of water is often used to measure the amount of space in a certain area.

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Areceus also created Dialga and Giratina.

The inspiration for Dialga and Palkia's backstory might have come from a number of Shinto legends about Izanami, the goddess of creation and death, and Izanagi.

Legends say that these two deities were given a spear, called Amenonuhoko, which they used to create the island of Onogoroshima. 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.

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