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<b>Dialga</b>
(ディアルガ Diaruga)
Artwork General
National Dex: #483
Evolves From: None
Evolves Into: None
Generation: Generation IV
Pronunciation: $dial-guh$
Icon(s):
Base Stats Biological Details
HP: 100 Species: Temporal Pokémon
Attack: 120 Type(s): Steel/Dragon
Defense: 120 Height: 17'09"
Special Atk: 150 Weight: 1505.8 lbs.
Special Def: 100 Abilities: Pressure
Telepathy (Dream World)
Speed: 90 Pokédex Color: White
Stat Total: 680 Gender: Genderless
Footprint:
Cry:

Dialga (Japanese: ディアルガ Diaruga) is a Steel/Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon. Dialga is known as the temporal Pokémon, and serves as the Version Mascot for the game Pokémon Diamond.

## Appearance

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.

## In the manga

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

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 various 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.

## Evolution

Dialga does not evolve.

## Game Info

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

### Main Series

#### 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.

#### Pokémon Pearl

Dialga does not appear in the game, but is listed in the Pokédex.

#### 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.

#### Pokémon HeartGold

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

#### Pokémon SoulSilver

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

### Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

#### Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time & Darkness

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

#### 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.

### Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity Palkia Locations Diamond/ Pearl Spear Pillar (Diamond only) One Platinum Spear Pillar (Adamant Orb required) One HeartGold/SoulSilver Sinjoh Ruins One (Event) Black/White Trade None

### Side Game Locations

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

### Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Generation I
Palkia did not appear during the Generation I games.
Generation II
Palkia did not appear during the Generation II games.
Generation III
Palkia did not appear during the Generation III games.
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
Coming Soon
White 2
Coming Soon

### Learnset

#### By Level-Up

{
(パルキア Parukia)
Artwork General
National Dex: #484
Evolves From: None
Evolves Into: None
Generation: Generation IV
Pronunciation: $PAL-kee-uh$
Icon(s):
Base Stats Biological Details
HP: 90 Species: Spatial Pokémon
Attack: 120 Type(s): Water/Dragon
Defense: 100 Height: 13'09"
Special Atk: 150 Weight: 740.8 lbs.
Special Def: 120 Abilities: Pressure
Telepathy (Dream World)
Speed: 100 Pokédex Color: Purple
Stat Total: 680 Gender: Genderless
Footprint:
Cry:

Palkia (Japanese: パルキア Parukia) is a Water/Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon. Palkia is the Spatial Pokémon, and serves a the Version Mascot for Generation IV's Pokémon Pearl. Palkia is among two Pokémon to have only a weakness to Dragon-type moves. It is the rival of Dialga and Giratina.

## Appearance

Palkia is a very large, bipedal Water/Dragon Pokémon. The majority of its body has a light pink-grey-white coloring with linear sections on its body being purple. Its arms and shoulders are covered by large armour plates, and each hand holds five nails. The round plates on its shoulders each have a large pearl in the center, representing its affiliation to Pokémon Pearl. On Palkia's back are wings, which are seemingly not used for flight as Palkia appears to levitate.

## Special Abilities

Palkia has the ability Pressure, which causes opponents PP usage to be doubled for every successful hit. In addition to this, Palkia has been described as having the ability to warp space creating ways for it to live and travel in a different dimension. When Palkia appears in Pokémon Pearl, it bends space and changes the looks of things around it. This effect is similar to Giratina's effect in Pokémon Platinum. It is said that Palkia and Dialga were never supposed to meet.

## In the Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Cyrus was controlling Palkia.

## In the Anime

Palkia's first appearances were in the Diamond & Pearl series's Dragon Trilogy. It was first shown, along with Dialga and Darkrai, in The Rise of Darkrai, where it fought with Dialga and nearly destroyed Alamos Town. It was shown in a flashback in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, and finally, in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, alongside Dialga and Giratina, started a battle which awoke an ancient power.It seems generally just a little bit weaker than Dialga in the movie.

Statues of Palkia have appeared in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, Journey to the Unown!, Losing Its Lustrous!, Double Team Turnover!, Steeling Peace of Mind!, Saving the World From Ruins!, and Bagged Then Tagged!. Palkia made its anime debut in The Battle Finale of Legend!, although a silhouette of Palkia appeared in All Dressed up with Somewhere to Go. This could possibly be the one from the dragon trio movies since there's only one Palkia in existence.

Palkia also makes a cameo in the Together and Diamond and Pearl openings.

## Evolution

Palkia does not evolve.

## Game Info

Palkia is described as a deity/god in Sinnoh-region creation mythology, and is said to live in a gap in a parallel spatial dimension. Referred to as the Spatial Pokémon, Palkia has the ability to distort space. Palkia also has the power to create new dimensions. In Rise of Darkrai, he was shown to be able to trap dimensions into another one. In Mystery Dungeon, Palkia is referred as a male.

### Main Series

#### In Pokémon Pearl

After chasing and battling Team Galactic countless times through Mt. Coronet, the player ends up on the summit of the mountain, where lies a place known as Spear Pillar. When there, you see Cyrus, who uses the Red Chain he crafted from the powers of legendary Pokémon Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit to call up and control Palkia, in order to change the world to Cyrus's liking. After defeating Cyrus, the Palkia seemingly awaits to battle the player. When the player battles is it, the player has the chance to catch the Palkia. If the Palkia is defeated before caught, there is another chance to encounter the pokemon; after defeating the elite four and Cynthia.

#### In Pokémon Diamond

Palkia is not encountered in Pokémon Diamond, but can be registered into the PokéDex, and/or traded from Pokémon Pearl.

#### In Pokémon Platinum

Palkia, along with Dialga can be encountered both at level 70 after the player defeats the game. To encounter these two powerful Pokémon, the player must possess the Lustrous Orb for Palkia, and the Adamant Orb for Dialga. These items can be obtained from an old lady after beating the game. When the items are in possession, the player can go to Spear Pillar, where s/he can use the orbs to summon the legendaries for battle.

### In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

#### In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness

You and your partner are having a good night sleep. Suddenly, the ground starts to shake. A blinding light appears for a split second, then clears, revealing Palkia. Palkia takes you to Spacial Rift and pushes you off a cliff of 40,000 ft. but you and your partner somehow survive the fall.
At the end you will face Palkia. Palkia is a nasty encounter if your a Fire type Pokémon. When you defeat him he will get trapped in nightmare (Exactly the same way Azurill does.). You enter it and as soon as Cresselia prepares to destroy you, another Cresselia (which the other is completely unaware of.) appears. You, your partner and Palkia look back and forth a few times, confused. Creselia 2 blasts light at the other one, revealing Darkrai underneath. After the final battle, Darkrai tries to escape. Fortunately, Palkia appears and shatters the dimensional hole while Darkrai was half way through as revenge for using him.

### In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Palkia along with the chance of two other Pokémon, Dialga and Cresselia, will appear in the Spear Pillar stage. When Palkia appears on the stage, it will distort the level in a variety of ways. In addition, it will also fire a number of beams causing damage to hit players.
Palkia will appear when that sky is purpleish pink.

### Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity Palkia Locations Diamond/ Pearl Spear Pillar (Pearl only) One Platinum Spear Pillar(Get the Lustrous Orb) One HeartGold/SoulSilver Shinto Ruins (requires event Arceus) One Black/White Trade None

#### Side Game Locations

Game(s) Location Palkia Locations Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Spacial Rift (Bottom) Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple (during mission) Pokémon Rumble Ticket for releasing Blastoise, Gyarados, Empoleon, Dragonite and Garchomp

### Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Generation I
Palkia did not appear during the Generation I games.
Generation II
Palkia did not appear during the Generation II games.
Generation III
Palkia did not appear during the Generation III games.
Diamond
It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
Pearl
It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.
Platinum
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
HeartGold
Its total control over the boundaries of space enable it to transport itself to faraway places or even other dimensions.
SoulSilver
Its total control over the boundaries of space enable it to transport itself to faraway places or even other dimensions.
Black
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
White
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
Black 2
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White 2
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### Learnset

#### By Level-Up

 Gen. IV Attack Type Start Scary Face Normal Start Dragonbreath Dragon 10 Water Pulse Water 20 Ancient Power Rock 30 Dragon Claw Dragon 40 Spacial Rend Dragon 50 Heal Block Psychic 60 Earth Power Ground 70 Slash Normal 80 Aqua Tail Water 90 Aura Sphere Fighting

#### By Move Tutor

Draco Meteor. Lower's user's SP. Attack two stage.

Platinum:

Dive

Mud-slap

Fury Cutter

Aqua Tail

Snore

Outrage

Ancient Power

Earth Power

Twister

Swift

## Sprites

 Diamond/Pearl Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver

## Trivia

• In the anime, Palkia's roar is a mix of Godzilla and King Ghidorah's (both monsters from the Godzilla franchise) roars, plus Boga from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
• Palkia is the only member of the creation trio that does not have a unique type combination, because Kingdra is also Water/Dragon.

## Origins

### Name Origin

The name "Palkia" is partly derived from the word "Paru", meaning pearl in Japanese. Since the Japanese language possesses only one liquid consonant, which is the equivalent of the English language /l/ and /r/, the "r" in paru can be used as an "l", creating Palkia when romanized.

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