Azelf < Dialga > Palkia

Species Type
Temporal Pokémon Steel.pngDragon.png
Number Ability
#483 Pressure
Height Weight
17′9″ (5.4m) 1505.8 lbs. (683kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 30
Tier EV Yield
Uber 3 Special Attack Points

Dialga (ディアルガ) is the 149th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Steel/Dragon-Type, and is known as the Temporal Pokémon.

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 is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Dialga cannot breed. It takes Dialga 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




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.

Gender Differences

Dialga is a genderless Pokémon species.

Game Information

Original Games

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.

Spin-Off Games

Dialga appears at the Summit of Temporal Tower and is the final boss of Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. It can be obtained after the end credits roll.

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.

Other Appearances

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.

Anime/Manga Information


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.


Dialga has a major role in the films The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.


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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Platinum Only One Spear Pillar
Pearl None Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only One Shinto Ruins (Event)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Pokémon Dream Radar Only One Appears while playing game with Pokémon Diamond in Nintendo 3DS

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Not in game
Blue Not in game
Yellow Not in game
II Gold Not in game
Silver Not in game
Crystal Not in game
III Ruby Not in game
Sapphire Not in game
Emerald Not in game
FireRed Not in game
LeafGreen Not in game
IV 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.
V 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 A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
White 2 A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
VI X A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
Y It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 310 404 .
220 245 339 372
220 245 339 372
Sp. Atk
274 305 399 438
Sp. Def
184 205 299 328
166 185 279 306


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Dragonbreath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
Start Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
6 Metal Claw Steel.gif 50 95 Physical.png
10 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
15 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
19 Power Gem Rock.gif 70 100 Special.png
24 Metal Burst Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
28 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
33 Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
37 Aura Sphere Fighting.gif 90 N/A Special.png
42 Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
46 Roar Of Time Dragon.gif 150 90 Special.png
50 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Dialga cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding.

Via Move Tutor

All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.gif 140 90 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Movoes

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
50 Heal Block Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages


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