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Dialga
483
ディアルガ Diaruga
483Dialga
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Steel  Type Dragon
Species Temporal Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Telepathy (DW)
Pokédex
Azelf ← 483 → Palkia
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 149
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
1505.8 lbs. 683.0 kg 17'09" 5.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
White
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F483
Cry

Dialga (Japanese: ディアルガ Diaruga) is a Steel/Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon. Dialga is the Version Mascot for the game Pokémon Diamond. It is Palkia's rival and is a member of the Creation Trio, alongside Palkia and Giratina.

Biology

Physiology

Dialga is a sauropod-like Pokémon. It is mainly blue with some gray, metallic portions, such as its chest plate, which has a diamond in the center. It also has various, light blue lines all over its body. It has a, somewhat, wing-like structure on its back, and a crest on its head, resembling a type of dinosaur. Dialga also has two horns on top of its head, two fang-like horns around its mouth, long claws, and a short tail, almost the impression of armor.

Dialga was created when Arceus hatched from its egg and created the world. Arceus tasked Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina to create time, space, and anti-matter respectively. Dialga was worshiped as the master of time and metal, as it is a steel-type pokemon.

Natural abilities

Dialga has the ability Pressure, which causes the opposing Pokémon to use twice as much PP for every successful hit.

Dialga has the ability to control time. Dialga, like many other Dragon-type Pokémon, can use many different elemental attacks. It is also one of the few Pokémon that can learn the move Aura Sphere. Capturing it gives an item called the Adamant Orb, which strengthens Dialga's steel and dragon type moves by 20%.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Spear Pillar (Diamond only) One
Platinum Spear Pillar (Adamant Orb required) One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Sinjoh Ruins One (Event)
Black/White Trade One (Event)
Black 2/White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar One (Event)
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Soaring in the Sky (Near Dewford Town, Requires Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in the party, Alpha Sapphire only) One
Sun/Moon Pokemon Bank None


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Temporal Tower (summit)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Almia Castle (during mission)


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
Pearl
A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
Platinum
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
HeartGold
This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.
SoulSilver
This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.
Black
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
White
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
Black 2
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
White 2
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
X
A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
Y
It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
Omega Ruby
A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
Alpha Sapphire
It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
100
Attack
120
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
150
Sp. Def
100
Speed
90
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
24 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
46 Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special
50 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥♥
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
6 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 0
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
24 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
42 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
46 Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
50 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
24 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
46 Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special
50 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
1DPPt
1HGSS
DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool ♥♥
10DPPt
6HGSS
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
20DPPt
10HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough ♥♥
70DPPt
15HGSS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
N/ADPPt
19HGSS
Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥
N/ADPPt
24HGSS
Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
30DPPt
28HGSS
Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥
60DPPt
33HGSS
Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Smart ♥♥
90DPPt
37HGSS
Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special Type Beauty ♥♥
40DPPt
46HGSS
Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special Type Cool ♥♥
80DPPt
42HGSS
Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Smart ♥♥
50DPPt
N/AHGSS
Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status Type Cute ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute ♥♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 483 front Pt 483 front Pt 483 front Dialga Back IV
Dialga Shiny DP Dialga Shiny PtHGSS Dialga Shiny PtHGSS Dialga Back Shiny IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Dialga BW Dialga BW Dialga Back BW
Dialga Shiny BW Dialga Shiny BW Dialga Back Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Dialga XY Dialga XY Dialga Back XY
Dialga Shiny XY Dialga Shiny XY Dialga Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearaces

Anime

Dialga anime

Dialga

Dialga had a role in all the Diamond and Pearl movies with the exception of Pokémon - Zoroark: Master of Illusions. Dialga had a major role in the The Rise of Darkrai where it battled against Palkia in between dimensions. Dialga played a minor role in Giratina and the Sky Warrior where Giratina attempted to capture Dialga for polluting its world in its battle against Palkia. Dialga played a major role (larger than Palkia's or Giratina's) in Pokémon - Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where it saved Pikachu and Piplup from whirlpools at the ruins. A Dialga also appears in Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, where it was summoned by Hoopa Unbound to attack Dahara City.

Manga

Adventures

In the manga, Dialga is being controlled by Cyrus and the red chain. Dialga uses its ability to control time for battling.

Trivia

  • Dialga has no known gender, but in the Mystery Dungeon games, it is referred to as a male.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Dialga.
  • Dialga is the only Dragon-type Pokémon not to be weak to Dragon-type and Fairy-type moves.
  • Despite being able to levitate, it does not have the ability Levitate and thus remains susceptible to Ground type moves (unless taught Magnet Rise by the move tutor in Platinum).
  • In the anime, Dialga's rear spikes grow whenever it uses Roar of Time.
  • Dialga is the only legendary dragon in the quadrupedal class in the Pokédex. Palkia, Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem are bipedal, Rayquaza, Origin Giratina and Zygarde are snake-like, and Altered Giratina has six legs.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness, Dialga was the one who created the Hidden Land. Ironically, he is also restricted from going back there when on an adventure.
  • The fact that Dialga has to rest after using the move Roar of Time may refer to releasing the power of time and stopping itself from moving.

Origins

Dialga, along with Palkia, may be based on the Shinto legend of Izanami and Izanagi, who are said to have created one island with a spear, erected a pillar on it, and from there created the islands of Japan. Appearance-wise, Dialga seems to be based on short-necked sauropod dinosaurs such as Camarasaurus or Brachytrachelopan with the aspects of diamond, a highly precious gemstone. How its type is Steel is possibly a reference to the aspect of timelessness and hence a supreme standing in the overall continuum of time; from the term "diamonds are forever", how metal is able to last, or the fact that most parts of a clock are made of metal, such as the gears. It may also be because diamonds are compressed carbon, and steel is a alloy from iron and carbon. Its turquoise pattern on its body is vaguely reminiscent to clock hands, interestingly, the ends of the "clock hands" are diamond-shaped.

Etymology

Dialga is derived from "Diamond", as Palkia's is derived from the Japanese word for "Pearl". It may also be derived from dial, referring to its time-based capabilities.

Gallery

See also