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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

Dialga is a genderless Pokémon species.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

[edit] Movies

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

[edit] Manga

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.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Dialga finds itself in the Uber Tier of Competitive Battling, and it has some versatility that many other Dragon-Type Pokémon lack, as most Dragon-Type Pokémon are known for sweeping its opponents. Dialga is most certainly capable of that with a Special Attack that is tied with five other Pokémon for fourth highest: Kyogre, Rayquaza Normal Forme Deoxys, Palkia and Reshiram.

Its Attack Statistic is high in its own right, making Palkia more than capable of sweeping with physical and/or special attacks. The one thing that can be used against Dialga is a relatively low Speed.

[edit] 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

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Not in game
Pokémon Blue Not in game
Pokémon Yellow Not in game

II Pokémon Gold Not in game
II Pokémon Silver Not in game
II Pokémon Crystal Not in game

III Pokémon Ruby Not in game
III Pokémon Sapphire Not in game
III Pokémon Emerald Not in game
III Pokémon FireRed Not in game
III Pokémon LeafGreen Not in game

IV Pokémon Diamond It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
IV Pokémon Pearl A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
IV Pokémon Platinum A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
IV Pokémon HeartGold This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.

V Pokémon Black A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
V Pokémon White A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
V Pokémon Black 2 A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
V Pokémon White 2 A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 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

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

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

[edit] Via Breeding

Dialga cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding.

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.png 140 90% Special

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Movoes

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
50 Heal Block Psychic.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
Twister Dragon.png 40 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Magic Coat Psychic.png -- --% Status
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

[edit] Trivia

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