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Pokémon Go Palkia guide

Looking to add Pokémon Go's Palkia to your team? Master space and learn how to catch, use, and counter the mighty water dragon legendary in our guide.

Pokemon Go Palkia: key art shows the space dragon Pokemon known as Palkia

There’s no shortage of great legendary ‘mon, but Pokémon Go’s Palkia still stands out because of its exciting water/dragon typing and outstanding design. As the box art legendary for Pokémon Pearl and the master of space, it’s easy to see why you’d want one on your team.

Before we dive into our Palkia guide, why not also check out our articles covering the upcoming Pokémon Go raids and Pokémon Go events schedule, pick up some freebies from our Pokémon Go code list, and peruse our complete Pokédex?

Enough time wasting, let’s travel through space to reach our Pokémon Go Palkia guide.

Pokemon Go Palkia: key art shows the space dragon Pokemon known as Palkia

What is Pokémon Go’s Palkia?

Known as the spatial Pokemon, Palkia is number 484 in the Pokedéx and is the box legendary for Pokémon Pearl and its remake Pokémon Shining Pearl. It also appears in the recent title Pokémon Legends: Arceus, where the new item known as the lustrous globe allows Palkia to transform into its original form. While Dialga controls time, Palkia controls space, and in conjunction, they hold together the fabric of the universe.

How do I catch Pokémon Go’s Palkia?

As a legendary Pokémon, Palkia only appears in five-star raids. Therefore, as and when it becomes available in raids again, it’s recommended that at least four or five trainers challenge it together to be in with a chance.

What are Pokémon Go Palkia’s weaknesses and strengths?

Here are the Pokémon typings we do and don’t recommend taking into battle against a Palkia. It’s worth noting that this ‘mon has no immunities at all.

Palkia is weak to:

  • Dragon Pokémon
  • Fairy Pokémon

Palkia is resistant to:

  • Steel Pokémon
  • Fire Pokémon
  • Water Pokémon

What are Pokémon Go Palkia’s moves?

Here are each of the quick and charged moves that Palkia can learn in Pokémon Go.

Quick moves:

  • Dragon breath (dragon)
  • Dragon tail (dragon)

Charged moves:

  • Fire blast (fire)
  • Hydro pump (water)
  • Draco meteor (dragon)
  • Aqua tail (water)

Pokemon Go Palkia: key art shows the space dragon Pokemon known as Palkia

How do I use Pokémon Go’s Palkia?

Palkia is most effective when you use it as a brute force dragon, with the high attack of draco meteor along with the stab damage from the dragon typing being an absolute nightmare for several high-tier threats. You can also use a water-orientated move set, but with more effective counters like Kyogre out there, it’s probably best to use Palkia as a dragon slayer.

Here’s a list of Pokémon most vulnerable to Palkia:

  • Mega Charizard X
  • Giratina
  • Haxorus
  • Garchomp
  • Kyurem (White)
  • Hydreigon
  • Chandelure
  • Dragonite
  • Heatran
  • Victini

How do I counter Pokémon Go’s Palkia?

Because of its dragon typing, sadly, a lot of the Pokémon that Palkia poses a threat to, do exactly the same back. You have to rely on solid stats and your CP because Palkia is best used in head-to-head dragon battles, and its peers can easily outclass it. If you’re getting ready to raid and capture a Palkia, below is a list of the Pokémon that pose the biggest threat to Palkia and its water/dragon typing.

  • Kyurem (Black)
  • Rayquaza
  • Salamence
  • Mega Ampharos
  • Haxorus
  • Dialga
  • Zekrom
  • Xurkitree
  • Exeggutor (alola form)
  • Giratina
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Deoxys (attack)

Alright, folks, that’s all we have for today. Good luck with your raids, and we hope you add the legendary Pokémon Palkia to your team soon. If you’re looking for even more great creatures to join your gang, be sure to read our Pokémon Go Genesect guide next.