Palkia (movie)

パルキア Palkia
Palkia anime.png
Palkia's debut appearance in The Rise of Darkrai
Debuts in The Rise of Darkrai
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Palkia's Dimension
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Palkia N/A

Palkia (Japanese: パルキア Palkia) is a major character from The Rise of Darkrai. Palkia reappeared alongside the other members of its trio in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.


In The Rise of Darkrai, Palkia engages in a massive battle with its enemy, Dialga in another dimension. Palkia ends up getting injured by Dialga's Roar of Time and flees to the normal dimension; its destination being Alamos Town. Due to this, all the Pokémon having nightmares wake up. Simultaneously, the presence of Palkia causes the dimension Dialga and Palkia were fighting in to disintegrate the normal dimension little by little.

Dialga later arrives, enraged that Palkia was a coward for fleeing, and the two engage battle, causing enormous damage to Alamos Town. Ash and Dawn manage to magnify the volume of the song "Oración", soothing Dialga and Palkia in mid-fight. After that, Ash and Dawn insisted Palkia repair the town and send it to the correct dimension. Palkia then flew away.

In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Palkia did not appear but was mentioned in a flashback of its battle in Alamos Town. However, its counterpart Dialga played a minor role in the movie.

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 meet, intersected due to Arceus preparing to awaken. As a result, Palkia believed that Dialga had invaded its territory, a mistake shared by Dialga. Sheena used her powers to touch a Pokémon's heart to reach Palkia and explain, ending the feud with Dialga once and for all. Later, Palkia helped to protect Ash and friends from Arceus's attacks, however it was seriously injured by the Alpha Pokémon alongside Dialga and Giratina. Eventually, when Ash and the others had successfully changed the timeline for the better, Arceus healed Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina, and Palkia returned to its own dimension to live peacefully once more.

Personality and characteristics

Palkia appears to be a very territorial Pokémon, as it battled with Dialga when it had believed that Dialga was invading its territory. Palkia also appears to be somewhat cowardly, as it fled from Dialga's Roar of Time after being injured. It can also be helpful, protecting Ash and his friends from Arceus when it prepared to unleash judgment on humanity and saving Dialga from a spacetime distortion.

Moves used

Palkia bending space
Palkia Hyper Beam.png
Using Hyper Beam
Move First Used In
Spacial Rend The Rise of Darkrai
Aura Sphere 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

Palkia in the manga

In the movie adaptations manga

Palkia appeared in the manga adaptations for The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.


Related articles

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

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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