Roar of Time (move)

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Roar of Time
ときのほうこう Roar of Time
Roar of Time.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Roar of Time (Japanese: ときのほうこう Roar of Time) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Dialga.


Roar of Time inflicts damage and then forces the user to recharge during the next turn. Unless this attack misses, the user will always have to recharge the next turn.

Mystery Dungeon

The user will inflict heavy damage on all opposing Pokémon in the room, including the user and any allies if it's confused. The user recharges the next turn if hits successfully.


Games Description
The user blasts the foe with power that distorts even time. The user must rest on the next turn.
The user blasts the target with power that distorts even time. The user must rest on the next turn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon 40 46 46 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
491 491 Darkrai Dark 10th Movie Events
493 493 Arceus Normal 12th Movie Events
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Dialga is available in a Special Mission. At the beginning of the mission, it uses Roar of Time to send the player and Wendy back in time to before the player moved to Chicole Village. If the player fails to capture Dialga within a hidden time limit, Dialga will send them back to the beginning of the mission.

In the anime

Dialga Roar of Time.png Dialga Roar of Time fin expand.png Dialga Roar of Time gem glow.png None.png
Shoots off the indigo beam Fins on backside extend Diamond glows
The user shoots a beam of energy from its mouth capable of distorting time.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
483 Dialga Dialga's eyes glow orange and the diamond on its chest glows blue. The fins behind it grow larger and Dialga opens its mouth, an indigo ball forming in front of it. It then fires an indigo beam from the ball at the opponent. After the attack has been fired, the fins on its back shrink back to normal size.
Dialga (movie) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
A wild Dialga controlled by Cyrus The Battle Finale of Legend! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In other generations

Roar of Time IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Roar of Time has the highest base power of any Dragon-type move.
  • Despite the name implying a relation to sound, Roar of Time is not blocked by Soundproof. This is because although the move is initiated by a roar, the roar is not what damages the target.
  • This is the only signature move that is a variation of Hyper Beam.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 時間咆哮 Shí​jiān​ Páo​xiào
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Tijd Brul
France Flag.png French Hurle-Temps
Germany Flag.png German Zeitenlärm
Greece Flag.png Greek Χρονοβρυχηθμός
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jeritan Waktu
Italy Flag.png Italian Fragortempo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시간의포효 Sigan-yi Pohyo
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Tidsbrøl
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Rugido do Tempo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Răcnetul Timpului
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rugido Temporal
Spain Flag.png Spain Distorsión

Variations of the move Hyper Beam
Physical Giga ImpactRock Wrecker
Special Hyper BeamBlast BurnFrenzy PlantHydro CannonRoar of Time

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