Pokémon Go Dialga guide – a diamond geezer

Looking to bolster your team? Master time itself and find out how to call this powerful steel dragon legendary your own, in our full Pokémon Go Dialga guide.

Pokemon Go Dialga: Key art shows the legendary steel dragon Pokemon Dialga

Pokémon Go is full of some amazing legendary Pokémon, but one of the coolest and most intimidating is the legendary steel dragon known as Pokémon Go Dialga. It makes up part of the box legendary trio from the fourth generation alongside Pokémon Go Palkia, and Pokémon Go Giratina. In fact, we absolutely love a lot of gen 4 Pokémon.

Well, if you want to power up your team and unlock the skills of a fearsome dragon threat, our Pokémon Go Dialga guide is here to help you counter, catch, and use this mammoth monster. There are a lot of dragon threats out there, and Dialga is a good match for most of them, especially with its unique steel/dragon typing. Control the very power of time itself, and cause chaos to your opponent’s team.

Before we dive into the rest of our guide though, be sure to check out our other many great articles covering Pokémon Go, including our fairy Pokémon, dragon Pokémon, ghost Pokémon, and Pokémon Go Genesect guides.

Enough time wasting, let’s explore the cosmos with our Pokémon Go Dialga guide.

Pokémon Go Dialga

Pokemon Go Dialga: Key art shows the legendary steel dragon Pokemon Dialga

What is Pokémon Go Dialga?

Number 483 in the Pokédex, Dialga is the box legendary for Pokémon Diamond and its remake Pokémon Brilliant Diamond. It makes up part of the Sinnoh creation trio, representing time, alongside Palkia, who constitutes space, and Giratina, who represents antimatter. Dialga is a joint steel/dragon-type, a rare combination that only Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Duraludon and Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Hisuian Sliggoo and Goodra share.

Pokemon Go Dialga: Key art shows the legendary steel dragon Pokemon Dialga

How do I catch Pokémon Go Dialga?

As a legendary Pokémon, Dialga only appears in five-star raids. Therefore, as and when it becomes available in raids again, we recommend that at least four or five trainers challenge the raid together to be in with a chance. You can read our Pokémon Go raids guide to see what Pokémon are appearing in raids soon.

Pokemon Go Dialga: Key art shows the legendary steel dragon Pokemon Dialga

What are Pokémon Go Dialga’s stats?

Dialga’s stats  Result
Base attack  275
Base defence  211
Base stamina  205
Max CP – level 15  1731
Max CP – level 20  2307
Max CP – level 30  3462
Max CP – level 40  4038
Base capture rate  2%
Base flee rate 4%

Weaknesses

  • Fighting x2
  • Ground x2

Resistances

  • Normal x0.5
  • Flying x0.5
  • Rock x0.5
  • Bug x0.5
  • Steel x0.5
  • Water x0.5
  • Electric x0.5
  • Psychic x0.5
  • Grass x0.25

Immunities

  • Poison

What are Pokémon Go Dialga’s moves?

Quick move

  • Dragon breath (dragon)
  • Metal claw (steel)

Charged move

  • Iron head (steel)
  • Thunder (electric)
  • Draco meteor (dragon)

Pokemon Go Dialga: Key art shows the legendary steel dragon Pokemon Dialga

How do I use Pokémon Go Dialga?

Dialga has the rare bonus of being a dragon-type that isn’t weak to dragons, meaning it’s already a major threat to so many Pokémon at the top of the meta. You mostly want to run metal claw as your fast move and draco meteor as your charged attack, as this combination has the highest DPS and the best type coverage. Draco meteor takes care of huge dragon threats while metal claw deals with ice Pokémon that could be a hassle. Below is a list of Pokémon that Dialga is particularly effective against.

  • Mega Charizard X
  • Kyurem
  • Kyurem (black)
  • Regice
  • Mega Latios
  • Mega Latias
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Haxorus
  • Hydreigon
  • Kommo-o
  • Dragonite

Pokemon Go Dialga: Key art shows the legendary steel dragon Pokemon Dialga

How do I counter Pokémon Go DIALGA?

While Dialga only has two weaknesses in fighting Pokémon and ground Pokémon, these are two major weaknesses, and some top-tier Pokémon can prey on them. Not to mention, it leaves Dialga open to the threat of earthquake, which is a move you always want to try and avoid. Keep your dragons well away, but here’s a list of Pokémon which are great counters to Dialga.

  • Garchomp
  • Groudon
  • Terrakion
  • Lucario
  • Pheromosa
  • Landorus
  • Excadrill
  • Blaziken
  • Zapdos (galarian)
  • Rhyperior
  • Buzzwole

Alright trainers, that’s it for now, and we hope this guide puts you well on your way to capturing the legendary monster Dialga. If you need some more help, be sure to check out our other great content like our Pokémon Go Deoxys guide.