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Dialga (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dialga (disambiguation).
Dialga
Temporal Pokémon
ディアルガ
Dialga
#483
Dialga

Dialga

Dialga

Dialga
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Dialga

Mega Dialga Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
17'09" 5.4 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
1505.8 lbs. 683.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#483
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#149
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
SP
Almia
S-004
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
220
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F483.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
External Links

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.

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

Biology

Dialga is a dark blue sauropod-like Pokémon with some gray metallic portions, such as its chestplate, which has a diamond in the center. It also has various light blue stripes. It has a fin-like structure on its back and a crest on its head, resembling a dinosaur. Dialga also has two horns on top of its head, two fang-like horns around its mouth, three spines on the back of its neck, long claws, and a short tail. The wing-like structure on its back can be used to focus the flow of time, as seen in Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky.

Dialga can warp time by either speeding it up, slowing it down, or stopping it altogether. As Dialga primarily resides in a different dimension, its behavior is nearly impossible to study. It has been shown to be very protective of its home. It also tends to have violent conflicts with its counterpart, Palkia. Dialga is the only known Pokémon that can learn Roar of Time.

In the anime

Dialga in the anime

Major appearances

Dialga (movie)

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. After being called by Sheena to stop a spatial distortion, it briefly fought with Giratina once more. Later, it returned to help Palkia and Giratina fight Arceus, and sent Sheena, Ash and his friends back in time to fix Arceus's betrayal.

Other

Dialga 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 Dialga as that in the movies.

Minor appearances

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

An evil Dialga made two brief appearances in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness as the protector of the Time Gear.

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dialga in Pokémon Adventures

Dialga, along with Palkia, 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 Dialga would later appear in the Platinum and HeartGold & SoulSilver chapters

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Hareta and Mitsumi set out on a journey with the intention of finding the god-like Pokémon, Dialga. In The Advent of the Legendary Pokémon!! Cyrus successfully controlled Dialga after he gained control of the Red Chain. When Hareta tried to snap Dialga out of Cyrus's control, it was able to flee from Cyrus.

In the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga

In the twelfth movie 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 the 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 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.

Trophy Information

"A Temporal Pokémon. This legendary Pokémon is talked about as a deity in fables passed down through generations in the Sinnoh region. Identifiable by the diamondlike crystal in the center of its chest, Dialga is said to have set time in motion at the moment of its birth. Its fearsome Roar of Time attack is so powerful that it must refrain from attacking on the next turn. It is Diamond's mascot."

Game data

NPC appearances

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  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: Dialga appears in the main storyline, but mostly as Primal 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 collapsing Tower, they must beat partial Primal Dialga in battle, who has almost completely turned Primal, and restore the Tower. After putting some sense into it, Dialga is so grateful that it revives the player (who was erased from existence). After going back to Dialga at the top of Temporal Tower, it decides that the player wants a rematch. Once defeated, Dialga joins the player's team.
  • 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.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs: Dialga appears in the optional Ranger Net extra mission Pledge to Arceus. It must be captured along with its counterparts Palkia and Giratina in the Sky Fortress to access Arceus.

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 This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
White
Black 2 A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.
White 2
Generation VI
X A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
Y It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Spear Pillar
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Spear Pillar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Sinjoh Ruins (requires event Arceus)
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Pokémon Dream Radar, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Pokémon Conquest Dragnor (special)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga English United States 100 August 19 to September 8, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga English Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100 August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100 August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga German Europe 100 August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100 August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100 August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 10/12 Dialga Korean South Korea 100 September 14 to October 6, 2013

Held items

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

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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
00Start Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
066 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1010 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1515 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1919 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
2424 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
2828 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 —% 20
4242 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
4646 Roar of Time Dragon Special 150150 09090% 5
5050 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dialga obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dialga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dialga
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 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 Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dialga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dialga
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

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

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dialga can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dialga cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dialga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dialga
  • 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
MDP483.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: I
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 time and blasts a powerful beam from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Steel  Steel Assist.png
( Steel )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It causes powerful waves. Watch out when it starts to charge its power.
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.
PCP483.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Roar of Time
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Tenacity
Defense: ★★★★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3:
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tadakatsu

Evolution

483Dialga.png
Unevolved
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

  • No other Pokémon shares the same type combination as Dialga.
  • Dialga is the tallest Generation IV Pokémon.
  • Dialga is tied with Blade Forme Aegislash for the highest Special Attack base stat of all Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Dialga, Palkia and Giratina are the only legendary Pokémon to be met at a level that is not divisible by 5, Dialga appearing at level 47 in Diamond, Palkia appearing at level 47 in Pearl, and Giratina appearing at level 47 in the Distortion World encounter in Platinum.
  • The spikes on the Dialga's back, at a certain point of view, look similar to a time gear. In the anime, when Dialga uses Roar of Time, the spine extends and the five spikes become thinner and more pronounced.
  • Dialga is the second Pokémon in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series to feature an alternate coloration that is not its Shiny coloration, the first being Kecleon.
  • Although Dialga is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as a male in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.
  • Dialga is the first legendary Pokémon to have a role in three different movies.
  • According to Junichi Masuda's blog, the Spanish translation team suggested changing the name Dialga because of its similarity to the word alga, seaweed.
  • Dialga has the highest base stat total of all Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Dialga is the only Dragon-type that is not weak to Dragon-type moves.

Origin

Dialga, along with Palkia, 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, Dialga seems to be based on short-necked sauropod dinosaurs such as Camarasaurus or Brachytrachelopan. Its type is Steel possibly due to the hardness of diamonds, or the fact that most parts of a clock are made of metal, such as the gears. It may also be because diamonds are compressed carbon, and steel is a alloy from iron and carbon. Its turquoise pattern on its body is vaguely reminiscent to clock hands, interestingly, the ends of the "clock hands" are diamond-shaped.

Name origin

Dialga is derived from diamond. Ga may be a corruption of gon from dragon. It may also involve dia (Spanish for day, referring to a unit of time) or dial (as in sundial, an instrument used to tell time using shadows on a clock face).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ディアルガ Dialga Derived from ダイヤモンド diamond. Ga may be a corruption of gon from dragon. May also involve dia (Spanish for day, referring to a unit of time) or dial (as in sundial, an instrument used to tell time using shadows on a clock face).
France Flag.png French Dialga Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dialga Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Dialga Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Dialga Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 디아루가 Dialuga Transliteration of Japanese name


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