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Palkia (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Dialga
Pokémon
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Palkia
パルキア Palkia
#484
200px
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Water Dragon
Category
Spatial Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#150
Regional Browser numbers
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 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
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.

Biology

Physiology

Palkia looks dinosaur-like, similar to Dialga, though it seems to be based off of a therapod. Although it possesses wings, it does not possess the ability to fly more than a couple feet off the ground. It has plates on its shoulder area, where two pink pearls lie encrusted. Palkia has a long neck and a powerful tail.

Gender differences

Palkia is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Palkia has the ability to warp space. In the Pearl version of the game, 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 Template:Type2 moves. Palkia is also slightly faster than Dialga and has weaker defensive stats.

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

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, 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 learns Spacial Rend (apart from an event Darkrai released for the tenth movie in Japan, another released in US, and Smeargle who can Sketch it).

Behavior

Like Dialga, Palkia lives in a different dimension, making its behavior nearly impossible to study.

Habitat

Legends say that it lives "in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours."

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Palkia Movie10.JPG
In The Rise of Darkrai
Palkia makes an appearance in The Rise of Darkrai along with Dialga and Darkrai, in which it fights with Dialga and nearly destroys Alamos Town.

In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, it did not have a main role, but appeared in a flashback to its battle with Dialga from The Rise of Darkrai.

Finally, in To the Conquering of Space-Time, Palkia, alongside Dialga and Giratina, fight a battle which awakens Template:P2...

A silhouette of Palkia appeared in All Dressed up with Somewhere to Go.

Palkia's statue appears with its silhouette in A Secret Sphere of Influence!

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

In the manga

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. 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.

Game data

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 JP Palkia is a legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh said to be the breath of stable space.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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 (Pearl only)
Platinum
One Spear Pillar
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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
(Time and Darkness)
Spacial Rift (Bottom)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple (during mission)

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

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

  • Palkia's US name was revealed, along with Dialga's, on 20th January 2006.
  • Palkia has a footprint that is the same shape as crowns. The other two members of the dragon trio, Dialga and Giratina, also have crown-shaped footprints.
  • Palkia and Kingdra are the only two Pokémon that are Dragon/Water-type.
    • Due to this, Palkia is the only member of the dragon trio that does not have a unique type combination.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, Palkia, along with Dialga and Regigigas, all speak in capital letters, unlike the other Pokémon in the game.
  • Palkia, along with Dialga and Phione, has the second highest catch rate after Shaymin out of all the legendary Pokémon, with a catch rate of 30.
  • Although Palkia is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as a male in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2.
  • Palkia's Water typing could be explained by the fact that pearls come from oysters, which live underwater.
  • Palkia and Dialga are the first legendary Pokémon to be met at a level that is not divisible by 5, appearing at Level 47.
  • Palkia is in the highest IQ group. It takes this position in IQ group J and is the only Pokémon in IQ group J.

Origin

Palkia is likely based after a European dragon with a pearl. Like Dialga's origin possibly from the largest sauropod dinosaur, Amphicoelias, Palkia may be based on another sauropod, the bipedal Plateosaurus.

Name origin

The Pal (Paru) in its name is derived from the Japanese word for pearl, パール pāru.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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