Dialga (Pokémon)

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Dialga
Temporal Pokémon
ディアルガ
Dialga
#483
Dialga



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Type
Steel Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
17'09" 5.4 m
Dialga
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
Dialga
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
220
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Dialga
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
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F483.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
External Links

Dialga (Japanese: ディアルガ Dialga) is a dual-type Steel/Dragon Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

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

Dialga is the game mascot appearing on the boxart of Pokémon Diamond and its remake Pokémon Brilliant Diamond.

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 chest plate, 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, and three spines on the back of its neck. It has three claws on each foot of the same metallic looks as its chest plate. Faint cracks exist across its body. 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. It can also travel through time to visit the past, present, and future. It is said that time started moving when Dialga was born and will continue flowing as long as Dialga's heart still beats. Dialga has the power to create a new universe by itself or with Palkia. 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 has been referred to a deity in Sinnoh myths. It is the only known Pokémon that can learn Roar of Time.

In the anime

Main series

Dialga in the anime
Primal Dialga in the anime

Major appearances

Dialga (movie)

Dialga made its physical debut in The Rise of Darkrai, where it fought with Palkia and Darkrai in a battle that nearly destroyed Alamos Town. It then briefly reappeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. During its trip back to its own dimension, Dialga ended up in the Reverse World and got attacked by Giratina, who had been angered by Dialga and Palkia's fight in the previous movie.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Dialga 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. After being injured, it sent Sheena, Ash, and his friends back in time to fix Arceus's betrayal.

Primal Dialga

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, Primal Dialga was the protector of the Time Gears.

Other

In The Battle Finale of Legend!, Dialga and Palkia were summoned by Cyrus on the Spear Pillar. They were put under his control through the use of the Red Chain and were tasked by him to open a portal to another dimension, wanting a world of his own. After the Red Chain's destruction and Cyrus's exit, Dialga and Palkia rampaged, creating a danger for Sinnoh. However, the two were calmed down and sent away with the help of the lake guardians.

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Dialga was one of six Legendary Pokémon summoned and hypnotized by the shadow Hoopa Unbound as its reinforcements. It and its teammates engaged in a battle against the Latios, Latias, and Shiny Rayquaza summoned to protect the real Hoopa in Dahara City. Eventually, after the shadow Hoopa was sealed in a Prison Bottle, the hypnosis on Dialga and the other Legendary Pokémon was lifted, and Dialga departed for its home.

Minor appearances

Dialga debuted in a fantasy in A Secret Sphere of Influence!.

Dialga appeared in a fantasy in Double Team Turnover!.

In For The Love of Meowth!, Meowth's fantasy featured Dialga.

A silhouetted Dialga appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

Pokémon Generations

In The New World, Dialga and Palkia were captured at Spear Pillar by Cyrus, who intended to use them to destroy the world and create a new one. Along with Palkia, it was freed by Giratina before they could help Cyrus succeed in his goal.

GOTCHA!

A Dialga briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Main article: Dialga (movie)

Dialga first appeared in The Rise of Darkrai, where it was fighting with Palkia. In the twelfth movie manga adaptation, Dialga, along with the other members of its trio, was summoned by Sheena to help Ash and his friends. Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina battled Arceus and it soon puts Sheena and the others in the past to uncover the act of betrayal Sheena's ancestor committed.

Dialga appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of Giratina and the Sky Warrior. It reappeared in the graphic novel adaptation of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Dialga appeared as a silhouette in PDP01.

Pocket Monsters DP

Dialga appeared in PMDP29.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Dialga, along with the members of its trio, appeared in PBK5, where it fought Shin's Abomasnow and Mamoswine and defeated the former. It fought Yū Shirogane and lost.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Creation trio (Adventures)

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Dialga first appeared in Creeping Away from Cradily. Dialga, along with Palkia, was summoned by Cyrus in order to create a new world. Cyrus used the Red Chains to force Dialga and Palkia to fight each other in order to distort time and space and create a portal that would swallow the existing world. Diamond, Pearl and Platinum worked together with their Pokémon to free Dialga and Palkia from their controlled states.

Later on, an accident with handling Charon's machine caused Dialga, Palkia and Cyrus to be dragged into the portal before it closed completely.

Platinum chapter

It was revealed that Giratina imprisoned both Dialga and Palkia in the Distortion World before setting off into the current dimension to wreak havoc. Soon, Cyrus and Diamond met in the Distortion World, and agreed to free Dialga and Palkia using their Pokémon. Dialga and Palkia later resumed their struggle against Giratina in the Distortion World. When Charon decided to escape from the Distortion World on Giratina, Diamond got on Dialga and chased after him. Giratina was eventually defeated, with Dialga and Palkia forcing it back into the Distortion World for good before both returned to the Spear Pillar.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

Dialga was created in the Sinjoh Ruins, along with Palkia and Giratina, by Arceus's creation process, which was forced by Team Rocket's Four Generals. Knowing that the creation process would threaten the Johto region, Team Rocket's true leader Giovanni returned with Lance and Pryce to keep the creation trio at bay while Gold tried to calm Arceus down. Dialga was kept at bay by Pryce and his Swinub. Once Arceus was eventually becalmed, Dialga and Palkia departed from Johto and were spotted by Cynthia.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

A Dialga appeared in ABM02 under the ownership of Manabu Kazuo.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Hareta and Mitsumi set out on a journey with the intention of finding 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.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team

Main article: Primal Dialga

Primal Dialga first appeared in BET3.

In the TCG

Main article: Dialga (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Dialga on the Spear Pillar

Dialga appears as a stage Pokémon 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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Dialga appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

The concept of time has always been one of the world's great mysteries, but Dialga might hold the answer. Legend has it that Dialga's birth caused time to begin moving! It's no surprise that the people of Sinnoh see this Pokémon as a deity. If you're ever running late, maybe you could ask Dialga to do you a favour and turn back the clock.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Dialga appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

201
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201
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness & 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 almost-Primal Dialga in battle 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.
    In the Sky-only Special Episode In the Future of Darkness, after the final battle between Primal Dialga and the trio of Grovyle, Dusknoir and Celebi, all of them start to disappear due to the past finally being changed by the player, but are saved by an implied higher being than Dialga, who also restores Dialga to its normal state.
  • 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 IV Sinnoh
#149
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
Alpha Sapphire It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Spear Pillar (Only one)
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Spear Pillar (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Sinjoh Ruins (Only one, requires Event Arceus)
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar (requires Pokémon Diamond), Event
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby
Trade, Event
Alpha Sapphire
Soaring in the sky (Only one, requires the Lake guardians)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) (Only one)
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Temporal Tower (Pinnacle)
MD Sky
Temporal Tower (Pinnacle)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle (during mission)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Lucario, Bastiodon, Magnezone, Dragonite and Garchomp
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: All (Random Legendary Encounters)
Conquest
Dragnor*, Any kingdom with a Sky Garden* (special)
Rumble U
Toy Collection: A Very Chaotic Battle! (Boss), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Dialga Descends
Event: Dialga Appears
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Rock Chasm (Special Boss)
Super MD
Dragon Gate
Picross
Area 17: Stage 10
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga English United States 100Shiny August 19 to September 8, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga English Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga German Europe 100Shiny August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 10/12 Dialga Korean South Korea 100Shiny September 14 to October 6, 2013
XYORAS Dahara City Dialga All Japan 100 June 20 to August 31, 2015
XYORAS Dahara City Dialga Korean region Online 100 November 20, 2015 to January 31, 2016
XYORAS Dahara City Dialga All South Korea 100 December 23 to 27, 2015
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Dialga American region Online 60 February 2 to May 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Dialga American region Online 100 February 2 to May 28, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Dialga PAL region Online 60 February 2 to May 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Dialga PAL region Online 100 February 2 to May 28, 2018
MUM Alamos Dialga Korean region Online 50 June 6 to August 31, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Adamant Orb Adamant Orb (100%)
Events* Adamant Orb Adamant Orb (100%) Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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


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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
088 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
1616 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2424 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3232 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
4040 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
4848 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
5656 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
6464 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
7272 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
8080 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
8888 Roar of Time Dragon Special 150150 09090% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR56Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR63Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 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 VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
IV V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Heal Block × Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 483.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: I
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
Dragon
Field move: None
Browser entry SP
It controls time and blasts a powerful beam from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
Steel Assist.png
Steel
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry S-004
It causes powerful waves. Watch out when it starts to charge its power.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush483Body.png Walking Speed: 1.95 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP483.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Roar of Time
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Tenacity
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Tadakatsu
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT483.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Steel
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#249
Shuffle483.png

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Crushing Step
Pokémon GO
GO483.png Base Stamina: 205 Base Attack: 275 Base Defense: 211
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Draco Meteor, Iron Head, Thunder

Evolution

483Dialga.png
Unevolved
Dialga
 Steel  Dragon 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 483.png Spr b 4d 483.png Spr 4p 483.png Spr b 4p 483.png Spr 4p 483.png Spr b 4p 483.png
Spr 4d 483 s.png Spr b 4d 483 s.png Spr 4p 483 s.png Spr b 4d 483 s.png Spr 4p 483 s.png Spr b 4d 483 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 483.png Spr b 5b 483.png Spr 5b 483.png Spr b 5b 483.png
Spr 5b 483 s.png Spr b 5b 483 s.png Spr 5b 483 s.png Spr b 5b 483 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 483.png Spr b 6x 483.png Spr 6x 483.png Spr b 6x 483.png
Spr 6x 483 s.png Spr b 6x 483 s.png Spr 6x 483 s.png Spr b 6x 483 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 483.png Spr b 7s 483.png Spr 7s 483.png Spr b 7s 483.png
Spr 7s 483 s.png Spr b 7s 483 s.png Spr 7s 483 s.png Spr b 7s 483 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME483.png HOME483 s.png
483MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Dialga images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Dialga, along with Palkia, may be based on the Shinto legend of Izanami and Izanagi, who is 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, the fact that metal is known to last long periods of time, 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 an alloy from iron and carbon. Metaphorically, it could be a reference to the rigid and unaltering pattern of passing time, as metals are known for their resilience against physical forces. Its turquoise pattern on its body is vaguely reminiscent of clock hands, where 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 or from the asteroid Dalgarno. It may also involve día (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 or from the asteroid Dalgarno. May also involve día (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 Dialga Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 帝牙盧卡 Daingàhlòuhkā Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 帝牙盧卡 / 帝牙卢卡 Dìyálúkǎ Transliteration of Japanese name


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