All About Palkia Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 16, 2021 08:15 GMT

Few Pokemon are considered godlike, and even fewer are actual gods in the lore of the Pokemon universe. And of those few, one has the great power to bend and control space to its every whim, granted its power by the very creator of all Pokemon. This god among Pokemon is the dual dragon/water type legendary Palkia.


Palkia Pokemon


About Palkia


First appearance in animeIn the Pokemon movie ‘The Rise of Darkrai’
First appearance in gameDiamond and Pearl
Region Sinnoh
Evolution None
Pokedex EntryIt is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology. It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.


Palkia’s Base Stats


HP90
Attack120
Defense100
Sp. Attack150
Sp. Defense120
Speed100


Appearance of Palkia


Palkia is a large purple and white dragon Pokemon. Though it does seem to be dragon inspired, it also takes a few design cues from bipedal dinosaurs as well as having a large purple pearl on it. These pearls may be in reference to their water typing or the vast space the ocean takes up.


Appearance of Palkia


Behavior of Palkia


While Palkia is largely a benevolent and unseen deity, usually staying hidden in a space parallel to our own, there are a few times it has acted out. During the events of the movie ‘The Rise of Darkrai,’ Palkia is shown to be irritable towards its fellow deity Pokemon and when fighting them, cares little for what gets caught in the crossfire.


Strengths and Weaknesses


Palkia’s dragon/water typing is rather strong, giving it few weaknesses as well as some good resistances. It takes half damage from steel type moves and takes 25% damage from fire and water type moves. It only takes double damage from two types, dragon and fairy type moves.


Shiny Palkia


Shiny Palkia is the rare recolored form of Palkia. Shiny Palkia is far pinker than its normal form. Shiny Palkia has its white coloring replaced with light pink and the parts of Shiny Palkia that were already pink are even pinker.


Shiny Palkia


Mega Palkia


Mega Palkia does not exist in the Pokemon series. Presumably, Mega Palkia would be the Mega Evolved form of Palkia and many fans have made their own versions of the theoretical Pokemon. Mega Palkia has been added to fan-made Pokedexes on some sites and some different designs have appeared, one of the most popular being Mega Palkia from the site Pokemon Pets.


Mega Palkia


Primal Palkia


Primal Palkia is the corrupted form of Palkia that appears as a boss in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games. Primal Palkia is similar to a shiny in that its design hasn't changed but its colors are. Primal Palkia is a dark purple color and its pink accents are now a magma-like red color. The pearl on Primal Palkia is also now a blood-red color.


Primal Palkia


Best Moveset for Palkia


Life Orb Attacker: Palkia has incredible offensive stats which makes it ideal for holding a Life Orb and going all out on the opponent in an attempt to sweep their team. And its ability to learn a wide variety of moves from water type to electric means it can be a good matchup against almost any opponent.


Hydro PumpSpacial Rend/Draco Meteor
ThunderFocus Punch/Fire Blast


Best Moveset for Palkia


How to Catch Palkia in Pokemon Go


Like most legendary and mythical Pokemon in Pokemon Go, Palkia is only found as a Raid Boss in Raid Battles. Defeating this Raid Boss will grant you the opportunity to capture Palkia. Though it may take a few tries due to its low capture rate, it won’t be long until you have the power of a god on your side.


Video Guide



FAQs


Q. What is Palkia the god of?


In the mythos of the Sinnoh region, Palkia is the god of space.


Q. What does Palkia evolve into?


Like all legendaries, Palkia has no evolution chain.


Q. Who is stronger, Dialga or Palkia?


While Palkia has stronger general typing, Dialga directly facing Palkia would probably win the matchup as it is not weak to the dragon type and Palkia is.


Trivia


The pearls on Palkia’s shoulders are very similar to the underground’s Pale Spheres.


Unlike most legendaries, Palkia has a gender in some media. In the mainline games, it is genderless, but in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, it is referred to with he/him pronouns and in the Russian Pokemon anime it is female.


In Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, Palkia is one of the few characters to speak in all capital letters.


Conclusion


Palkia may be a god, but it's been shown time and time again that no matter the power of a Pokemon, they can be recruited to your team. And Palkia is a good choice for that, being a guaranteed appearance in most games it appears in, it's simple to get and simple to use in battle.


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