Dialga (movie)

ディアルガ Dialga
Dialga movie.png
Debuts in The Rise of Darkrai
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Dialga's Dimension
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Dialga N/A

Dialga (Japanese: ディアルガ Dialga) is a major character from The Rise of Darkrai. Dialga reappeared alongside Giratina in Giratina and the Sky Warrior as well as the entire creation trio in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.


Dialga flying past a balloon carrying Ash, Alice and Tonio

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. As a result, the two caused enormous damage to Alamos Town before being soothed by the song "Oración".

Dialga using its time travel abilities

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, Sheena and the others back in time to give them a chance to change the past to save the future. Dialga was then 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.

Moves used

Dialga Roar of Time.png
Using Roar of Time
Move First Used In  
Roar of Time The Rise of Darkrai
Draco Meteor The Rise of Darkrai
Hyper Beam The Rise of Darkrai
Protect The Rise of Darkrai
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

Dialga 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. 

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dialga.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudreyBarazBiancaCarlitaChymiaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlKathrynLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMannesMarenMelodyMerayNeesha
RacelRafeRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonDohga‎EtherGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings Kodai
JarvisLawrence IIIMarcusMerilynOakleyThe PhantomRiotArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDabuDavidOld Man DomDonukeDundeeÉliphasEvaDr. Fuji
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudon (M06)Spencer HaleHeroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKako
KanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterOginPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teams
RavineRaymondQueen RinRossSabuSchuylerShipShunTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiMr. White

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