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** Palkia has the highest base stat total of all Water-type Pokémon.
 
** Palkia has the highest base stat total of all Water-type Pokémon.
 
* Palkia, like {{p|Blastoise}}, {{p|Ho-Oh}} (as of the release of {{v|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}), {{p|Dialga}}, [[Yveltal]] and [[Xerneas]], shares the first letter of its name with the game it is the mascot of: {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s|Pearl}}.
 
* Palkia, like {{p|Blastoise}}, {{p|Ho-Oh}} (as of the release of {{v|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}), {{p|Dialga}}, [[Yveltal]] and [[Xerneas]], shares the first letter of its name with the game it is the mascot of: {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s|Pearl}}.
* Palkia is the only member of the [[creation trio]] that does not have a unique type combination.
 
 
* The gems on Palkia's shoulders resemble Pale [[Sphere]]s.
 
* The gems on Palkia's shoulders resemble Pale [[Sphere]]s.
* Palkia, along with Dialga and {{p|Phione}}, has the second highest [[catch rate]] after {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Shaymin}}, {{p|Reshiram}} and {{p|Zekrom}} out of all the legendary Pokémon, with a catch rate of 30.
 
 
* Palkia and {{p|Dialga}} are the first legendary Pokémon to be met at a level that is not divisible by 5, appearing at {{tt|level 47|Diamond and Pearl}}.
 
* Palkia and {{p|Dialga}} are the first legendary Pokémon to be met at a level that is not divisible by 5, appearing at {{tt|level 47|Diamond and Pearl}}.
 
* Although Palkia is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as a male in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]].
 
* Although Palkia is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as a male in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]].
 
* Palkia is in the highest [[IQ]] group. It takes this position in IQ group J and is the only Pokémon in IQ group J.
 
* Palkia is in the highest [[IQ]] group. It takes this position in IQ group J and is the only Pokémon in IQ group J.
 
* In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]], Palkia, along with [[Primal Dialga]], the [[legendary golems]], the {{p|Magnemite}} family, and {{p|Regigigas}}, all speak in all capital letters, unlike the other Pokémon in the game.
 
* In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]], Palkia, along with [[Primal Dialga]], the [[legendary golems]], the {{p|Magnemite}} family, and {{p|Regigigas}}, all speak in all capital letters, unlike the other Pokémon in the game.
* Oddly, Palkia learns {{m|Aqua Tail}} two times: at level 24 and again at level 42.
 
* Palkia is the only member of the [[creation trio]] not to have an immunity. (Dialga is immune to {{t|Poison}}, and Giratina is immune to {{t|Normal}} and {{t|Fighting}}).
 
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 06:08, 4 April 2013

Dialga #483: Dialga
Pokémon
#485: Heatran Heatran
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Palkia (disambiguation).
Palkia
パルキア Palkia
#484
484Palkia.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Water Dragon
Category
Spatial Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#150
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
SP
Oblivia
S-005
Height
13'09"
Imperial
4.2 m
Metric
Weight
740.8 lbs.
Imperial
336.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F484.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*

Palkia (Japanese: パルキア Palkia) is a dual-type Water/Dragon legendary Pokémon.

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

Palkia is the version mascot of Pokémon Pearl, appearing on the boxart.

Along with Dialga and Giratina, it is a member of the creation trio of Sinnoh, representing space.

Biology

Physiology

Palkia looks dinosaur-like, similar to Dialga, though it seems to be based on a theropod, the bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs. Palkia’s body is mainly a shade of light purple, although it has stripes and markings of a darker shade and a grayish-colored arm underside and waist. It has round purple-striped plates on its shoulder area, where two pink pearls lie encrusted with a gray rim encircling them and fins in their back. Palkia’s arms have somewhat gauntlet-like extended formations and a purple band of coloration at the wrist. Palkia has a long neck, a pointed white crest on the top of its head that extends to its wings, two strong horn-like tusks on the sides of its jaw, and a powerful tail.

Gender differences

Palkia is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Palkia has the ability to warp space. An example of this was shown in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, in which Palkia was able to shuffle the landscape of Almia around at a whim, allowing doors to connect to places miles away and for large forests to fit inside tiny houses. In Pokémon Pearl Version, it is mentioned on the statue in Eterna City that it can create alternate realities.

Palkia's skills in battle are mostly the same as Dialga's, except that Palkia can learn a handful of Water-type moves. Palkia is also slightly faster than Dialga and has weaker defensive stats. Palkia is one of the rare species that can learn the move Aura Sphere.

Palkia's powers can be amplified with the Lustrous Orb.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Palkia travels by creating a large yellow sphere from its two pearls, then using it to fly very fast.

Palkia is the only known Pokémon that naturally learns Spacial Rend.

Behavior

Like Dialga, Palkia lives in a different dimension, making its behavior nearly impossible to study. However, Palkia has been seen in violent conflicts with Dialga. It as well has been shown to be very protective of its home.

Habitat

Legends say that it lives "in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours." The twelfth movie shows Palkia living in a pink-colored dimension containing floating pearls.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Palkia in the anime

Palkia (movie)

Palkia appeared in the first three Diamond & Pearl series Pokémon movies. It was first shown in The Rise of Darkrai, where it fought with Dialga and Darkrai in a battle that nearly destroyed Alamos Town. It was shown in a flashback in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. Palkia'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, and started a battle with them which awoke Arceus.

Other

Palkia had a major appearance in The Battle Finale of Legend!, in the conclusion of Team Galactic's plot at Mt. Coronet. It is unknown if this is the same Palkia as that in the movies.

Minor appearances

Palkia made its debut in A Secret Sphere of Influence! in a fantasy.

Palkia made a brief appearance in Meowth's fantasy in For The Love of Meowth!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Palkia in Pokémon Adventures

Palkia, along with Dialga, was summoned by Cyrus in order to create a new world. With the combined efforts of Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the two Pokémon were stopped. The same Palkia would later appear in the Platinum and HeartGold & SoulSilver chapters

In the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga

In the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga adaptation, Palkia, along with the members of its trio, was summoned by Sheena to help Ash and his friends. Palkia soon engaged in a battle with the other members of its trio with Arceus.

In the TCG

Main article: Palkia (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Palkia on Spear Pillar

Palkia occasionally appears on the Spear Pillar stage as one of three Pokémon that controls it. It only appears on the stage when the ground on the upper levels have a purple tinge to them. Unlike Dialga and Cresselia, it'll use its powers to distort the stage however possible. Some examples include tilting the stage, turning the stage completely upside down and reversing the screen itself (the last two will cause the movement controls to be reversed temporarily). It often shoot beams in the cave below, dealing a lot of damage to the players that get caught in the blast.

Trophy Information

"A Spatial Pokémon. In the Sinnoh region, this Pokémon has been revered for many generations, much like Dialga. Dialga warps time, but Palkia has control over space. It lives between parallel dimensions and is known for its power, rumored to be able to warp space. It can use Spacial Rend to rip through the very space an enemy resides in, damaging the foe at the same time. It is Pearl's mascot."

Game data

NPC appearances

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 ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
Pearl It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.
Platinum A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
HeartGold Its total control over the boundaries of space enable it to transport itself to faraway places or even other dimensions.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
White
Black 2 A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
White 2
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 (Pearl only)
Platinum
One Spear Pillar
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Sinjoh Ruins (requires event Arceus)
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Pokémon Dream Radar
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Spacial Rift (Bottom)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Ticket for releasing Blastoise, Gyarados, Empoleon, Dragonite and Garchomp
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: All (Random Legendary Encounter)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Lustrous Orb Lustrous Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
00Start Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
066 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1010 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1515 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1919 Power Gem Rock Special 07070 100100% 20
2424 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
2828 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 09090 —% 20
4242 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4646 Spacial Rend Dragon Special 100100 09595% 5
5050 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Palkia obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Palkia in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Palkia in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Palkia can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Palkia cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP484.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: J
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It controls spatial dimensions and blasts a powerful beam from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It rends space to attack.
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Palkia
Does not evolve
Palkia
 Water  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 484.png Spr 4p 484.png Spr 4p 484.png Spr b 4d 484.png
Spr 4d 484 s.png Spr 4p 484 s.png Spr 4p 484 s.png Spr b 4d 484 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 484.png Spr 5b 484.png Spr b 5b 484.png
Spr 5b 484 s.png Spr 5b 484 s.png Spr b 5b 484 s.png
Palkia For other sprites and images, please see Palkia images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Palkia, along with Dialga, may be based on the Shinto legend of Izanami and Izanagi, who are said to have created one island with a spear, erected a pillar on it, and from there created the islands of Japan. Appearance-wise, Palkia is likely based after a European dragon combined with a pearl. Its appearance may also be derived from the Plateosaurus or other bipedal dinosaurs such as Oviraptor or Gigantoraptor due to its head crest and reminiscent body form. The presence of fins in their back, the fish-like head and the pearls are possibly the reason for its Water type. Its secondary typing may also originate from the weightlessness one experiences in water, such as the fact that astronauts use water to train for space expeditions.

Name origin

Palkia is derived from the Japanese spelling of pearl, パール pāru.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パルキア Palkia Derived from パール pearl
France Flag.png French Palkia Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Palkia Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Palkia Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Palkia Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 펄기아 Pearlgia Transliteration of Japanese name


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