Dialga (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Steel/Dragon-Type, and is known as the Temporal Pokémon.) is the 149th Pokémon in the
Dialga uses the Pressure Ability, which reduces the PP of moves used by its opponents by 2 instead of 1 while it is in battle. A second Ability is available to Dialga from the Dream World, the Telepathy Ability. This Ability allows it to avoid the attacks of its teammates during a Double Battle and a Triple Battle.
Dialga doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
Dialga takes on the appearance of a blue dinosaur with lighter-blue streak-patterns on its body. It also has gray, steel plating and a blue gem on its chest.
Dialga is a genderless Pokémon species.
Dialga can be found at Spear Pillar in Diamond and Platinum. The battle takes place after defeating Team Galactic in both versions, but the timing depends on the version, as the battle takes place immediately after defeating Cyrus. Return to Spear Pillar in Platinum after defeating or capturing Giratina in the Distortion World to battle Dialga.
In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, the method of obtaining a Dialga is entirely different, as an Arceus is required to be in the party at the time of going to the Shinto Ruins. The Arceus can either be the Arceus given away from the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life or from the Azure Flute event in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. With this Arceus at the Shinto Ruins, a Dialga, Palkia or Giratina can be selected for Arceus to create, but only one from each of the aforementioned situations.
If Pokémon Diamond is in the Nintendo 3DS while playing Pokémon Dream Radar, a Dialga can be found.
Dialga is a Boss Pokémon during the Ranger Net extra mission "Dialga in Hia Valley?" in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In this mission, Dialga entered Almia Castle to recover from injuries it sustained whilst battling Palkia. Its injuries have caused a distortion in the local timespace, sending another Ranger named Wendy and the playable character back in time via a Roar of Time, and this will repeat itself if Dialga isn't captured within approximately 90 seconds.
Dialga also makes an appearance in a Ranger Net extra mission "Pledge to Arceus" in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. This time, it serves as one of three Mini-Bosses, which must be defeated in order to battle Arceus at the mission's end.
Dialga can be found within any of the caves in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
In Pokémon Conquest, a Dialga can be found in Valora, but in order to encounter it, you'll need to have Ina and Tadakatsu at Rank 2, along with the Dream Stone.
Dialga makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Spear Pillar stage. It appears in the background, but will do various things to disrupt the environment. It will fire laser beams through various parts of the stage, which causes considerable damage. Parts of the floor on the upper level will also break on occasion, and it will also use Roar of Time to slow down everyone's movements. On top of that, it sometimes jumps out of the background into the foreground to attack the combatants, which causes considerable knock-back on contact.
Trading Card Game
Dialga is listed in the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack, the Diamond/Pearl and Diamond/Pearl/Platinum promos. Dialga is listed as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Great Encounters, Majestic Dawn, Platinum (4) and Call of Legends (2) sets. Dialga is listed as an Ultra Rare Lv. X Card in the Great Encounters and Platinum sets. Dialga is also part of a Palkia and Dialga Legend Card in the Triumphant set.
Dialga makes an appearance in The Battle Finale of Legend! after being awakened as a result of the Red Chain that was created by Team Galactic. Ash and company, along with the assistance of Cynthia, would successfully stop Team Galactic's plans in their tracks.
Cyrus would attempt to summon Dialga at the top of Mt Coronet with the Red Chain, only for the Red Chain to eventually fail and be destroyed. Undaunted, he would try and materialize a Dialga at the Shinto Ruins, only for the process to be disrupted, preventing Dialga from materialized.
Dialga finds itself in the Uber tier of competitive battling, where its good typing and bulk allow it to still be a highly relevant presence in the ORAS metagame. Dialga is one of the better Stealth Rock setters in the tier, with an expansive movepool that can deal with the Magic Bounce and Defog users in the tier. Its most common set will be its specially defensive support set that acts as a good check to Mega Diancie and other special attacking threats. With a Flying resist and a Shuca Berry to patch up Dialga's weakness to Earthquake, it can also check Mega Salamence, one of the biggest threats in the tier, with a Draco Meteor. One can opt for a more offensive Stealth Rock setter by investing heavily in Special Attack, giving Dialga the potential to punch holes through unprepared teams. A Choice Scarf set is also somewhat viable, being able to patch up Dialga's subpar 90 Speed and give it revenge killing ability. Dialga's most glaring flaw is that Primal Groudon can overshadow some of its defensive niches as a Stealth Rock setter. It also has a tendency to bait in some of the bigger threats in the tier, such as Ho-oh, the aforementioned Primal Groudon, and Ground Arceus. Dialga can also be worn down rather easily due to its lack of reliable recovery.
Dialga cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding.
Via Move Tutor
All Generation 5 Games
Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Movoes
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Level-Up (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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