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Pokémon Go Dialga counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to defeat the Legendary Steel and Dragon-type Pokémon, Dialga, in Pokémon Go.

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Dialga, the Temporal Pokémon, will appear from time to time in the world of Pokémon Go.

Dialga and its cousin Palkia 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, Dialga 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 save time by doing this from home.

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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-type attacks
  • Dialga is resistant to: Grass, Poison, Bug, Electric, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Rock, Steel and Water-type attacks
  • Dialga Mega counters: Primal Groudon (with Precipice Blades), Mega Garchomp or Mega Blaziken
  • Dialga counters: Terrakion (with Sacred Sword), Keldeo (with Sacred Sword) Therian Forme Landorus (the cat one), Groudon, Lucario and Excadrill
  • Tactics: Primal Groudon is vital here - it’s simply one of the best attackers in the game when it has Precipice Blades. Beyond that, your Sacred Sword-ers and your strongest Fighting/Ground-type attackers are the way to go.

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

Dialga Moveset in Pokémon Go


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)

The World of Wonders Season is coming to an end in Pokémon Go. Enjoy the last event - Ultra Space Wonders - and complete the final stage of World of Wonders, so you can evolve Poipole into Naganadel! You can also work on the Masterwork Research: Catching Wonders quest for a Master Ball and Glitz and Glam quest for a Diancie. Don't forget 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 Dialga

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

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

According to its official Pokédex page, 'It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.' These myths explain how Arceus (Poké-god) created the trio at Spear Pillar, which some believe to be the creation point from the entire Pokémon universe.

Arceus created Dialga, Palkia and Giratina.

Giratina (Poké-Satan) was banished 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.

As of February 2024, Trainers in Pokémon Go can use Origin Forme Dialga to pause time, allowing for much more efficient use of Lucky Eggs, Star Pieces and Incenses.

Good luck finding a shiny Dialga in Pokémon Go!

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