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Dialga (Pokémon)

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Dialga
ディアルガ Dialga
#483
483Dialga.png
Artwork from D/P
Type
Steel Dragon
Category
Temporal Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#149
Regional Browser numbers
Height
17'09"
Imperial
5.4 m
Metric
Weight
1505.8 lbs.
Imperial
683.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F483.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 220 Battle Exp.: 2201*

Dialga (Japanese: ディアルガ Dialga) is a dual-type Steel/Dragon legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Dialga is the version mascot of Pokémon Diamond, appearing on the boxart.

Biology

Physiology

Dialga is a sauropod-like Pokémon. It is mainly dark blue with some gray metallic portions, such as its chestplate, which has a diamond in the center. It also has various light blue spots. It has a somewhat wing-like structure on its back, and a crest on its head, resembling a type of dinosaur. Dialga also has two horns on top of its head, two fang-like horns around its mouth, long claws and a short tail.

Gender differences

Dialga is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Dialga has the ability to warp time by either speeding it up, slowing it down, or stopping it altogether.

Similar to most other Template:Type2s, Dialga is capable of wielding various elemental attacks (except for Water attacks). Dialga can also utilize several Ground-, Rock- and Template:Type2 moves. It is one of the few Pokémon that can use Aura Sphere.

Dialga's powers can be amplified by the Adamant Orb.

Dialga is the only known Pokémon that learns Roar of Time (apart from an event Darkrai, event Arceus, and Smeargle).

Behavior

Being that Dialga primarily resides in a different dimension, its behavior is nearly impossible to study. However, it has been observed in violent conflicts with Palkia.

Habitat

Dialga lives in another dimension, and can only be summoned to the main Pokémon universe by using the Red Chain. This dimension, as shown in the twelfth movie, is blue and full of floating diamonds. It is close to the dimension in which Palkia lives.

In the games, Dialga is located in Spear Pillar at Mt. Coronet.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Dialga's first appearance in The Rise of Darkrai
Dialga and Palkia under the control of Cyrus

Dialga appeared in the first three Diamond & Pearl series Pokémon movies. It was first shown in The Rise of Darkrai, where it fought with Palkia and Darkrai in a battle that nearly destroyed Alamos Town. The same Dialga appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. On its return trip back to its own dimension, Dialga ended up in the Reverse World and got attacked by Giratina. The Renegade Pokémon had been angered by Dialga and Palkia's fight in the previous movie. Dialga's final movie appearance was in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It was shown for the first time with both the other members of its trio. The battle between these ancient titans woke Arceus.

Dialga's anime debut was in DP152, in the conclusion of Team Galactic's plot at Mt. Coronet. Statues of Dialga had previously appeared in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, Journey to the Unown!, Losing Its Lustrous!, Double Team Turnover!, Steeling Peace of Mind!, Saving the World From Ruins!, and DP147.

Dialga also makes a cameo in the Together and Diamond and Pearl openings.

In the manga

In Pokémon DP Adventure!, Hareta and Mitsumi set out on a journey with the intention of finding the god-like Pokémon, Dialga. Oddly, Palkia does not receive a mention until the fifth volume.

In the Movie 12 manga adaption, Dialga, along with the members of its trio, was summoned by Sheena to help Ash and his friends. Dialga, Palkia, Giratina battle Arceus and it soon puts Sheena and the others in the past to uncover the betrayal Sheena's ancestor made.

In the TCG

Main article: Dialga (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Dialga on Spear Pillar

Dialga appears as a stage Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, along with Palkia, Cresselia, and the lake guardians on the stage Spear Pillar. It affects the stage much differently than that of its counterpart, such as slowing down time, and even going off of its post to attack the players in the middle. It can also distort the stage, like Palkia, but only slightly and not as extreme, as well as shoot beams from various locations.

Game data

NPC appearances

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  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: Dialga appears in the main storyline, but mostly as Primal Dialga (Japanese: やみのディアルガ Dark Dialga). In the future, because of the collapse of the Temporal Tower, Dialga has lost control of itself and has entered a state of self-preservation, keeping time frozen and refusing to let it flow properly. When the player and partner return from the future and arrive at the Tower, soon to collapse, they have to battle Dialga, having almost turned Primal, to put some sense into it and restore the Tower. After this, Dialga is so grateful that it revives the player (who was erased from existence).
  • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia: Dialga appears as a bonus boss during one of the Ranger Net extra missions. Dialga was injured from a battle with Palkia and entered Almia Castle to recover. It caused a time distortion due to its wounds and sent the main character and Wendy back in time to before the events of the game started by using Roar of Time.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation 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 じかんの ながれを じざいに あやつることで かこや みらいへ いどうすることが できるのだ。
SoulSilver じかんの ながれを じざいに あやつることで かこや みらいへ いどうすることが できるのだ。
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Spear Pillar (Diamond only)
Platinum
One Spear Pillar
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Shinto Ruins (requires event Arceus)
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Temporal Tower (summit)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Ticket for releasing Lucario, Bastiodon, Magnezone, Dragonite and Garchomp

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
18/23 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Dialga
Does not evolve
Dialga
 Steel  Dragon 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 483.png Spr 4p 483.png Spr 4p 483.png Spr b 4d 483.png
Spr 4d 483 s.png Spr 4p 483 s.png Spr 4p 483 s.png Spr b 4d 483 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 483.png Spr 5b 483.png Spr b 5b 483.png
Spr 5b 483 s.png Spr 5b 483 s.png Spr b 5b 483 s.png
Dialga For other sprites and images, please see Dialga images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Dialga is based on Amphicoelias, a genus of Late Jurassic dinosaur thought to contain the largest ever dinosaur species, A. fragillimus.

Name origin

The Dia in its name is derived from the word diamond, even though the Japanese word for diamond is ダイヤモンド daiyamondo. The "ga" part in its name may be a corruption of "gon", referring to its origin and type. Its name could also be a reference to a sun dial, which is used to tell the time, or a dial found on a clock. However, the Greek root "dia" can be translated to the word through, and one can refer to Dialga as going "through" time.

In other languages

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