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Dialga (Japanese: ディアルガ Dialga) is a major character from The Rise of Darkrai. Dialga reappeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
In the movies
In The Rise of Darkrai, Dialga engaged in a massive battle with its enemy, Palkia, wounding it and causing it to flee to Alamos Town, hiding itself and the town in another dimension in order to protect itself. However, Dialga reappeared when Palkia's cover was blown by Darkrai, aggressively attacking the Spatial Pokémon and resuming their battle. Eventually, Palkia began charging its Spacial Rend and dared Dialga to give it its best shot. Dialga rose to the challenge and powered up its Roar of Time. Before the two combatants could finish each other off, however, Ash and Dawn magnified the volume of the song "Oración", which calmed the Temporal Pokémon. Dialga and Palkia stopped fighting, and Dialga looked at Ash and Dawn as it flew away.
In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, black, poisonous clouds had overlaid the once beautiful and law-breaking Reverse World. The cause of this was Dialga's and Palkia's prior battle, which angered Giratina. To get revenge, in a lake, it dragged Dialga into its own world. There, Giratina and Dialga did battle. Every moment, Dialga tried to escape; however, Giratina continued to pull it back into the Reverse World. Finally, thanks to Shaymin, Dialga was able to run away, but not before enveloping Giratina in a time loop to trap the Renegade Pokémon in the Reverse World in order to fully escape. Dialga made a small appearance at the end of the movie, in which Giratina went to attack it again.
In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, it was revealed that the reason why Dialga and Palkia clashed in Alamos Town was because their dimensions, which are not meant to ever intersect, intersected due to Arceus preparing to awaken. As a result, Dialga believed that Palkia had invaded its territory, a mistake shared by Palkia. Sheena used her ability to summon Dialga to save Pikachu and Piplup and when Giratina showed up to attack Sheena used her powers to touch a Pokémon's heart to end the battle once and for all. Later, when Arceus arrived and prepared to eradicate humanity for its previous betrayal, Dialga, along with Palkia and Giratina, protects Ash and friends from Arceus's attacks, and uses its temporal abilities to send Ash, Dawn, Brock, and Sheena back in time to give them a chance to change the past to save the future. Dialga was badly injured by the Alpha Pokémon alongside Palkia and Giratina, and exhausted due to time travel. Eventually, when Ash and the others had successfully changed the timeline for the better, Arceus healed Dialga and the others and Dialga returned to its own dimension to live peacefully once again.
Personality and characteristics
Dialga appears to be a very territorial Pokémon, as it battled with Palkia when it had believed that Palkia was invading its territory. However, Dialga can sometimes be unwilling to fight, as it attempted to flee from Giratina when it lured it into the Reverse World to battle it. Dialga can also be helpful, as it protected Ash and his friends from Arceus and also warped them back into time to change events so that Arceus would no longer unleash its judgment unto humanity. This is also seen when Dialga saves Pikachu and Piplup from a spacetime distortion.
|A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
In the games
Dialga was distributed in Japan from August 26 to September 8, 2022 as part of the 25th anniversary screenings of The Rise of Darkrai.
|Wonder Card 144 | アラモス's Dialia Gift
|August 26 to September 30, 2022
|This Pokémon can be redeemed multiple times per save file by using differing valid serial codes.
|Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
|This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.
In the manga
In the movie adaptations manga
Dialga has appeared in the manga adaptation for The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, and Arceus and the Jewel of Life. During those appearances, it played a similar role as in the movies.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Dialga in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dialga.