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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 in Pokémon Go, 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, Salamence, Rayquaza, Garchomp, Dialga, Palkia and Haxorus for dragon-types, Granbull, Gardevoir and Togekiss for fairy-types.
  • 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.

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

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

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)

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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.

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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