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'''Dialga''' (Japanese: '''ディアルガ''' ''Diaruga'') is a {{type|Steel}}/{{type|Dragon}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]]. Dialga is known as the temporal [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]], and serves as the [[Version Mascot]] for the game [[Pokémon Diamond]].
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'''Dialga''' (Japanese: '''ディアルガ''' ''Diaruga'') is a {{type|Steel}}/{{type|Dragon}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]]. Dialga is the [[Version Mascot]] for the game [[Pokémon Diamond]]. It is [[Palkia]]'s rival.
   
==Appearance==
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==Biology==
Dialga is a sauropod-like Pokémon. It's mainly dark blue with some gray metallic portions, such as its chestplate, which has a diamond in the center. It also has various light blue lines. 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. [[File:D.jpg|thumb|Dialga]]
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===Physiology===
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Dialga is a sauropod-like Pokémon. It is mainly dark blue with some gray metallic portions, such as its chestplate, 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.
   
==In the manga==
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Dialga was created when Arceus hatched from it's egg and created the world. Arceus tasked Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina to create time, space, and anti-matter. Dialga was worshiped as the master of time and metal, as it is a steel type.
===Pokemon Adventures===
 
[[File:Diamon and pearl chapter.PNG|thumb|224px|Diamond and Pearl face off against Dialga and Palkia.]]
 
:In the manga, Dialga is being controlled by Cyrus and the red chain. Dialga uses it's ability to control time for battling.
 
   
== Special Abilities ==
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===Special 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 [[Pressure]], which causes the opposing [[Pokémon]] to use twice as much [[PP]] for every successful hit.
   
Additionally, Dialga has the ability to control time. Dialga, like many other {{Type|Dragon}} type [[Pokémon]], can use many various elemental [[attack]]s. It is also one of the few [[Pokémon]] that can learn the move [[Aura Sphere]]. Capturing it gives you an item called the [[Adamant Orb]], which powers Dialga's [[attack]]s.
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Additionally, Dialga has the ability to control time. Dialga, like many other {{Type|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 you an item called the [[Adamant Orb]], which powers Dialga's [[Statistics#Attack|attack]]s.
   
Dialga is the only [[Pokémon]] that can learn the move [[Roar of Time]], its signature move, aside from the special Event [[Pokémon]] [[Darkrai]] given in the Tenth Movie and in the Toys R' Us Nintendo World Tour, the Pokémon [[Smeargle]], who can [[Sketch]] the move, [[Pokémon]] with [[Metronome]], a Pokémon using [[Mirror Move]] immediately after Dialga uses the move, and a Level 100 special Event [[Arceus]].
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Dialga is the only Pokémon that can learn the move [[Roar of Time]], its signature move, aside from the special Event Pokémon [[Darkrai]] given in the Tenth Movie and in the Toys R' Us Nintendo World Tour, the Pokémon [[Smeargle]], who can [[Sketch]] the move, Pokémon with [[Metronome]], a Pokémon using [[Mirror Move]] immediately after Dialga uses the move, and a Level 100 special Event [[Arceus]].
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
'''Dialga''' does not [[Evolution|evolve]].
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Dialga does not [[Evolution|evolve]].
   
== Game Info ==
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==Game Info==
 
Following the trend of the Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire games, Dialga is fought as part of the game's storyline.
 
Following the trend of the Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire games, Dialga is fought as part of the game's storyline.
   
 
===Main Series===
 
===Main Series===
 
====''[[Pokémon Diamond]]''====
 
====''[[Pokémon Diamond]]''====
:After chasing [[Team Galactic]] through [[Mt. Coronet]] in ''Pokémon Diamond'', the player ends up on the summit, also known as [[Spear Pillar]]. When there, [[Cyrus]] will use the Red Chain he crafted from [[Uxie]], [[Azelf]], and [[Mesprit]] to call up Dialga. After defeating [[Cyrus]], the Dialga seemingly waits to battle the player. As is with other [[Legendary Pokémon]], this is not the only opportunity to encounter it. After defeating the Elite Four and Champion Cynthia, you may go back to the same spot and rebattle it.
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After chasing [[Team Galactic]] through [[Mt. Coronet]] in ''Pokémon Diamond'', the player ends up on the summit, also known as [[Spear Pillar]]. When there, [[Cyrus]] will use the Red Chain he crafted from [[Uxie]], [[Azelf]], and [[Mesprit]] to call up Dialga. After defeating Cyrus, the Dialga seemingly waits to battle the player. As is with other [[Legendary Pokémon]], this is not the only opportunity to encounter it. After defeating the Elite Four and Champion Cynthia, you may go back to the same spot and re-battle it.
 
====''[[Pokémon Pearl]]''====
 
:Dialga does not appear in the game, but is listed in the Pokédex.
 
   
 
====''[[Pokémon Platinum]]''====
 
====''[[Pokémon Platinum]]''====
:After the player beats the game, Dialga, along with Palkia, can be caught at the Spear Pillar, but only with the Adamant Orb in your bag, which can be obtained from an old lady.
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After the player beats the game, Dialga, along with Palkia, can be caught at the Spear Pillar, but only with the Adamant Orb in your bag, which can be obtained from an old lady.
 
====''[[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver|Pokémon HeartGold]]''====
 
:If you have an Arceus in your party, you can obtain either a Dialga, Palkia, or [[Giratina]] at [[Sinjoh Ruins]].
 
   
====''[[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver|Pokémon SoulSilver]]''====
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====''[[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]''====
:If you have an Arceus in your party, you can obtain either a Dialga, Palkia, or [[Giratina]] at [[Sinjoh Ruins]].
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If you have an Arceus in your party, you can obtain either a Dialga, Palkia, or [[Giratina]] at [[Sinjoh Ruins]].
   
 
===Pokémon Mystery Dungeon===
 
===Pokémon Mystery Dungeon===
====''[[Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time & Darkness]]''====
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====''[[Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time & Darkness|Explorers of Time and Darkness]]''====
[[File:Primal Dialga .png|thumb|left|Primal Dialga Roaring]]
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{{Main|Primal Dialga}}
[[File:PrimalDialgaSprite.png|thumb|Primal Dialga Facial Sprite]]
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In the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness]] games, and is treated as a male rather than being genderless, sharing this trait with some other legendary Pokémon. [[Primal Dialga]]'s the main boss of the game and is found at the end of chapter 20. After finishing the main storyline, the player can choose to fight Dialga and have him join their team. Dialga's seen using Roar of Time on Sharpedo Bluff in the opening. In the beginning of the future, a silhouette of Dialga with glowing red eyes will appear in the Pit. Later he's seen on close-up. He uses Roar Of Time (In the same animation as the intro) to turn into something. Much later, you're knocked away. An awful form of Dialga — Primal Dialga — appears. He challenges you and you fight him as the final boss. He appears in his Normal Form after you revive yourself. He says he "seeks the repair of Temporal Tower". After the credits, he once again uses Roar of Time. This time to restore the player to the timeline as thanks for saving him from remaining as Primal Dialga forever. Dialga will eventually help your partner by bringing you back to life. 
:In the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness]] games, Primal Dialga is the main boss of the game and is found at the end of chapter twenty. After finishing the main storyline, the player can choose to fight Dialga and have him join their team. Dialga is seen using Roar Of Time on Sharpedo bluff in the opening. In the beginning of the future, a silhouette of Dialga with glowing red eyes will appear in the Pit. Later he is seen on closeup. He uses Roar Of Time ( In the same animation as the intro ) to turn into something. Much later, you are knocked away. An awful form of Dialga—Primal Dialga—appears. He challenges you and you fight him as the final boss. He appears in his Normal Form after you revive yourself. He says he "seeks the repair of Temporal Tower". After the credits, he once again uses Roar Of Time. This time to restore the player to the timeline as thanks for saving him from remaining as Primal Dialga forever. Dialga will eventually help your partner by bringing you back to life.
 
   
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
 
====''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''====
 
====''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''====
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[[File:Dialga Brawl.jpg|thumb|130px|Dialga in Super Smash Bros. Brawl]] Dialga appears in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, seen in the background of the stage Spear Pillar. It interacts with the stage in various ways including slowing down time, distorting the stage itself, and attacking the players.
   
[[Image:Dialga Brawl.jpg|thumb|right|165px|Dialga in Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]
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===Game locations===
 
:Dialga appears in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, seen in the background of the stage Spear Pillar. It interacts with the stage in various ways including slowing down time, distorting the stage itself, and attacking the players.
 
 
===Locations===
 
 
{{Game Locations
 
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===Side Game Locations===
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====Side Game Locations====
 
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===Pokédex Entries===
 
===Pokédex Entries===
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|diamond=It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
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|pearl=A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
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|platinum=A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
soulsilver=This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.|
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|heartgold=This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.
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|soulsilver=This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.
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|black=A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
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|white=A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
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|black 2=A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
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===Learnset===
 
===Learnset===
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==Appearances==
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===In the anime===
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{{main|Dialga (anime)}}
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[[File:DialgaAnime.png|thumb|Dialga]] Dialga had a role in all the Diamond and Pearl movies with the exception of ''[[Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''. Dialga had a major role in the ''[[MS010: Pokémon - The Rise of Darkrai|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 ''[[Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'', where it saved Pikachu and Piplup from whirlpools at the ruins.
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===In the manga===
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[[File:Diamon and pearl chapter.PNG|thumb|Diamond and Pearl face off against Dialga and Palkia.]]
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In the manga, Dialga is being controlled by Cyrus and the red chain. Dialga uses its ability to control time for battling.
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
[[File:Dialga.png|thumb|Dialga]]
 
 
*Dialga has no known gender, but in the Mystery Dungeon games, it is referred to as a male.
 
*Dialga has no known gender, but in the Mystery Dungeon games, it is referred to as a male.
*'''Dia'''lga is derived from "'''Dia'''mond", as Palkia's is derived from the Japanese word for "Pearl". It may also be derived from ''dial'', referring to its time-based capabilities.
 
 
*No other [[Pokémon]] has the same type combination as Dialga.
 
*No other [[Pokémon]] has the same type combination as Dialga.
 
*Dialga is the only {{Type|Dragon}}-type Pokémon not to be weak to Dragon-type moves.
 
*Dialga is the only {{Type|Dragon}}-type Pokémon not to be weak to Dragon-type moves.
*Despite being able to levitate, it does not have the ability [[Levitate]] and thus remains susceptible to {{Type|Ground}} type moves (unless taught [[Magnet Rise]] by the move tutor in [[Pokemon Platinum|Platinum]]).
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*Despite being able to levitate, it does not have the ability [[Levitate]] and thus remains susceptible to {{Type|Ground}} type moves (unless taught [[Magnet Rise]] by the move tutor in [[Pokémon Platinum|Platinum]]).
 
*In the anime, Dialga's rear spikes grow whenever it uses [[Roar of Time]].
 
*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]] and Origin [[Giratina]] are snake-like, and Altered Giratina has six legs. The only quadrupedal dragons beside Dialga are [[Salamence]], [[Shelgon]], [[Deino]], and [[Zweilous]].
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*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 Pokemon 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.
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*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 he uses the move [[Roar of Time]] may refer to releasing the power of time and stopping himself from moving.
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*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.
*Dialga Animated Sprite (Gen V)
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[[File:Dialga_Sprite.gif]]
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===Origins & Etymology===
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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.
   
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'''Dia'''lga is derived from "'''Dia'''mond", as Palkia's is derived from the Japanese word for "Pearl". It may also be derived from ''dial'', referring to its time-based capabilities.
   
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==Gallery==
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Latest revision as of 20:20, October 14, 2014

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
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Dialga
483
ディアルガ Diaruga
483Dialga
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
1505.8 lbs. 683.0 kg 17'09" 5.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
White
Body Style Footprint
Body08
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.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Dialga is a sauropod-like Pokémon. It is mainly dark blue with some gray metallic portions, such as its chestplate, 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.

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

Special abilitiesEdit

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

Additionally, 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 you an item called the Adamant Orb, which powers Dialga's attacks.

Dialga is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Roar of Time, its signature move, aside from the special Event Pokémon Darkrai given in the Tenth Movie and in the Toys R' Us Nintendo World Tour, the Pokémon Smeargle, who can Sketch the move, Pokémon with Metronome, a Pokémon using Mirror Move immediately after Dialga uses the move, and a Level 100 special Event Arceus.

EvolutionEdit

Dialga does not evolve.

Game InfoEdit

Following the trend of the Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire games, Dialga is fought as part of the game's storyline.

Main SeriesEdit

Pokémon DiamondEdit

After chasing Team Galactic through Mt. Coronet in Pokémon Diamond, the player ends up on the summit, also known as Spear Pillar. When there, Cyrus will use the Red Chain he crafted from Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit to call up Dialga. After defeating Cyrus, the Dialga seemingly waits to battle the player. As is with other Legendary Pokémon, this is not the only opportunity to encounter it. After defeating the Elite Four and Champion Cynthia, you may go back to the same spot and re-battle it.

Pokémon PlatinumEdit

After the player beats the game, Dialga, along with Palkia, can be caught at the Spear Pillar, but only with the Adamant Orb in your bag, which can be obtained from an old lady.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilverEdit

If you have an Arceus in your party, you can obtain either a Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina at Sinjoh Ruins.

Pokémon Mystery DungeonEdit

Explorers of Time and DarknessEdit

Main article: Primal Dialga

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness games, and is treated as a male rather than being genderless, sharing this trait with some other legendary Pokémon. Primal Dialga's the main boss of the game and is found at the end of chapter 20. After finishing the main storyline, the player can choose to fight Dialga and have him join their team. Dialga's seen using Roar of Time on Sharpedo Bluff in the opening. In the beginning of the future, a silhouette of Dialga with glowing red eyes will appear in the Pit. Later he's seen on close-up. He uses Roar Of Time (In the same animation as the intro) to turn into something. Much later, you're knocked away. An awful form of Dialga — Primal Dialga — appears. He challenges you and you fight him as the final boss. He appears in his Normal Form after you revive yourself. He says he "seeks the repair of Temporal Tower". After the credits, he once again uses Roar of Time. This time to restore the player to the timeline as thanks for saving him from remaining as Primal Dialga forever. Dialga will eventually help your partner by bringing you back to life. 

OtherEdit

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Dialga Brawl

Dialga in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Dialga appears in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, seen in the background of the stage Spear Pillar. It interacts with the stage in various ways including slowing down time, distorting the stage itself, and attacking the players.

Game locationsEdit

Dialga Locations
Version(s) Location 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


Side Game LocationsEdit

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


Pokédex EntriesEdit

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.

LearnsetEdit

LevelingEdit

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Cool 2
1 Dragonbreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 2
10 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 2
20 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
30 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 0
40 Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special Cool 2
50 Heal Block –% 15 Psychic Status Cute 2
60 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
70 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
80 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Smart 2
90 Aura Sphere 90 –% 20 Fighting Special Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

SpritesEdit

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back
Dialga XY

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

Main article: Dialga (anime)
DialgaAnime

Dialga

Dialga had a role in all the Diamond and Pearl movies with the exception of 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 Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where it saved Pikachu and Piplup from whirlpools at the ruins.

In the mangaEdit

Diamon and pearl chapter

Diamond and Pearl face off against Dialga and Palkia.

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

TriviaEdit

  • 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 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 & EtymologyEdit

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.

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.

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