Pokemon Go is no stranger to legendary pokemon, often using them to launch special raid events. Currently, trainers can take on a couple of legendaries, including Dialga, the steel/dragon type temporal pokemon. Dialga is a formidable foe, and you’ll need to bring good counters in order to emerge victorious, which is why we’ve put together this Pokemon Go Dialga Raid guide. It has all of the info you’ll need to take Dialga down, from a list of best counters, Dialga’s weaknesses and moveset, and all of the special event details.
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Pokemon Go Dialga
Dialga has been added into Pokemon Go as part of a new special raid event. This means that trainers can team up to battle the dragon-type, with a chance to catch it offered as a reward. A raid battle of this kind can be tricky though, so make sure you study the info below so that you’re properly prepared.
Pokemon Go Dialga Counters
When taking on any raid in Pokemon Go, you’ll want to make sure you’re bringing a team filled with pokemon that adequately exploit the weaknesses of the raid boss. These well-matched pokemon are called counters, and there’s a list of them that you’ll want to check out below before facing Dialga.
- Machamp - you’ll want to exploit Dialga’s weakness to fighting. Machamp is the best candidate for this, preferably armed with Counter and Dynamic Punch.
- Lucario - again, hit Dialga with fighting moves like Counter and Close Combat.
- Breloom - as long as you equip Breloom with fighting moves, it will be extremely effective as a Dialga counter.
Pokemon Go Dialga Raid Event
Niantic has reintroduced Dialga to Pokemon Go via a month-long Raid Event. Trainers will, therefore, have a fair chunk of time to take it down, check out the schedule below:
- Dialga will join Raid Battles across the world from March 1 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 28 at 1:00 p.m. PDT
Pokemon Go Moveset
You should make sure you’re familiar with some of the movesets that Dialga can have when facing you down. This will further help you build your team of pokemon, and reduce the risk of being caught off guard. Check out the Pokemon Go Dialga Moves below:
- Dragon Breath
- Metal Claw
- Draco Meteor
- Iron Head
Pokemon Go Dialga CP
If you’re putting a ton off effort into catching Dialga, you’ll want to know its stats. To help you out, we’ve listed Dialga’s core stats below:
- Catch CP: 2217 - 2307
- Boosted CP: 2771 - 2884
- Raid Boss CP: 53394
- Weaknesses: Fighting, Ground
Pokemon Go Shiny Dialga
As with many Pokemon Go Raid events, players have been chipping away trying to catch a shiny version of the raid boss. Unfortunately, it appears that so far, no one has managed to obtain Shiny Dialga from the special raid event currently running.
For more on Pokemon Go, be sure to check out our Pokemon Go Eevee Guide. It’ll run you through evolving eevee, and give some info on its many Eeveelutions. Elsewhere, you can check out details on this month’s research tasks by heading to our Pokemon Go Research Guide. Finally, to see what bonuses and pokemon are being offered during this month’s Community Day event, head to our Pokemon Go Community Day Guide.