Dialga (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Azelf #482: Azelf
Pokémon
#484: Palkia Palkia
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dialga (disambiguation).
Dialga
Temporal Pokémon
ディアルガ
Dialga
#483
Dialga
Dialga
Origin Forme
Origin Forme



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Origin Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Origin Forme
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Origin Forme
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
22'11" 7.0 m
Origin Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
1505.8 lbs. 683.0 kg
Dialga
1871 lbs. 848.7 kg
Origin Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
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
Origin Forme
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
Origin Forme
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.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Dialga can transform into its Origin Forme using the Adamant Crystal.

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. In the past, it was worshipped by the Diamond Clan under the name "almighty Sinnoh" (Japanese: シンオウさま Shin'ou-sama).

Biology

Dialga is a dark-blue, sauropod-like Pokémon with some gray metallic portions and light blue stripes. It has a chest plate on its torso, which has a deep blue diamond-like crystal embedded in the center. Dialga has a fin-like structure on its back, three spines on the back of its neck, and a crest on its head, resembling a dinosaur. It also has two structures on the sides of its head that extend outward and resemble horns and fangs. It has three claws on each foot, of the same metallic look as its chest plate. Faint cracks exist across its body. The fin-like structure on its back can be used to focus the flow of time, as seen in Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky.

Said to be the Pokémon's true form, Dialga's Origin Forme is drastically different from the usual sauropod-like look of its other Forme, being a hybrid between it, a dragon and a centaur, while also resembling its creator, Arceus. The back legs of Dialga become unguligrade in shape and have pointed tips instead of feet. The front legs are noticeably larger, with three distinct rhomb-shaped claws on the underside. Further up, Dialga's knees have rectangular, long and thin protrusions. The chest plate is gone; however, it has a similar polygonal shape in its place. On Dialga's neck is a large shape jutting out towards the front, along with two pairs of protrusions on either side, the upper pair being larger and resembling panels or wings. Inside this large shape and wing-like protrusions are deep blue diamond-like crystals, embedded into diamond-shaped grooves. The three spines located on the back of the neck are longer and sharper. Dialga's head has two thin arrow-shaped horns extending towards the top and back of its head, along with longer fang-like horns connected to a plate mask covering its lower jaw, which can shift in angle to reveal the mouth. The plate mask also partly covers the arrow-shaped horns on their sides. Around Dialga's abdomen is a cross comprised of four arrow shapes attached to a small wheel, reminiscent of Arceus's cross-wheel. The fin-like plate on Dialga's posterior has a star-shaped layer on top of it. The tail is much shorter and crystal-shaped. Overall, Dialga's entire body becomes larger and nearly completely dark blue. The crest, arrow-shaped horns, knee protrusions and abdomen cross are light blue, while the tips of Dialga's fin-like plate and feet are dark gray. Dialga's transformation into its Origin Forme is triggered by a radiant light; it can also be invoked using the Adamant Crystal.

Dialga has the power over time: it 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 also has the power to destroy and create time itself. In the anime, Dialga's temporal powers possess the ability to devolve anything or anyone against their will: Pokémon, humans, and plants. It can even reverse these devolution effects. It is said that time started moving when Dialga was born and will continue flowing as long as Dialga's heart beats. In its Origin Forme, Dialga can even unleash meteors and shockwaves. The crystals and light blue accents on Dialga's body glow brightly when it uses its powers.

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. In the dimension where Origin Forme Dialga lives in, time is said to be constantly moving in different directions and speeds.[1] It has been shown to be very protective of its home. It also tends to have violent conflicts with its counterpart Palkia.

Dialga was revered as a deity in Sinnoh myths; in the past, it was worshipped by the Diamond Clan, who referred to it as "almighty Sinnoh". Dialga is capable of speaking through telepathy, as seen when it communicates through the leader of the Diamond Clan, Adaman. Dialga and Palkia can control and spread the space-time rift caused by Giratina, which create alpha Pokémon and cause Noble Pokémon to go berserk.

Dialga is the only known Pokémon that can learn Roar of Time; the move can also be charged into a more powerful version while the Pokémon is in its Origin Forme, as seen in the boss battle in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. With Roar of Time, Dialga can distort time itself when the move generates enough power.

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.

Dialga (recurring)

A Dialga appeared in The Gates of Warp! and Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, where it was a target of Alternate World Team Rocket, along with Palkia. Using a Red Chain, Team Rocket forced the two Legendary Pokémon to fight, creating time distortions that caused Pokémon to start devolving and eventually revert into Eggs, which Team Rocket would then steal and raise to be their own. The battle was finally stopped when Ash, Dawn, Goh, Chloe, and their alternate world counterparts prayed for Arceus to do so. Freed from the Red Chain, Dialga and Palkia then undid all the devolutions their battle had caused.

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!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Dialga briefly appeared in The Rival, having been summoned by Cyrus at the Spear Pillar. Mars and Jupiter battled Lucas and Barry to ensure it was not released.

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 Executives. 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 stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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 reprises its role as a stage hazard on the returning Spear Pillar stage. Spear Pillar now allows for any of the three Legendary Pokémon to appear each time, rather than being set for the whole match. Unlike in Brawl, Cresselia is now signified by the stage's color tint not changing from its new default green, rather than using Dialga's blue. Dialga also appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  • 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
#—
Sinnoh
#149
Hisui
#235
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It has the power to control time. It appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity.
Shining Pearl This Pokémon is spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon is revered as a deity in Hisuian legend. The birth of Dialga was what caused the vast river of time to begin flowing in our world.
Origin Forme
Legends: Arceus Radiant light caused Dialga to take on a form bearing a striking resemblance to the creator Pokémon. Dialga now wields such colossal strength that one must conclude this is its true form.


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)
Brilliant Diamond
Spear Pillar (only one)
Shining Pearl
Trade
Legends: Arceus
Temple of Sinnoh (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
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout (Lucas's)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga English United States 100  August 19 to September 8, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga English Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100  August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100  August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga German Europe 100  August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100  August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Dialga Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100  August 30 to September 12, 2013
BWB2W2 10/12 Dialga Korean South Korea 100  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 (100%)
Events*   Adamant Orb (100%)   Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Dialga
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.
Origin Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
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

Dialga is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

SwSh

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

BDSP

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 Roar of Time Dragon Special 150150 09090% 5
4848 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
5656 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
6464 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
7272 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
8080 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
8888 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
  • 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

LA

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the base power and the accuracy of Dialga's signature move Roar of Time are changed in its Origin Forme.

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 12 Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 25
6 17 Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 15
12 23 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 15
19 31 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 80 100% 10
27 39 Power Gem Rock Special 80 100% 10
36 48 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 80 —% 10
42 54 Earth Power Ground Special 80 100% 10
47 59 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 5
55 68 Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
60 74 Roar of Time* Dragon Special 120 90% 5
60 74 Roar of Time* Dragon Special 140 75% 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43  TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR56  TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR63  TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99  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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02  TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM08  TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM50  TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM59  TM59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91  TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM92  TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • 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

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Bulk Up Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Earth Power Ground Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Outrage Dragon Physical 90 85% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flamethrower Fire Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Thunderbolt Electric Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 120 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
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • 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 Sword and Shield
  • 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
  Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: I
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:  
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
Field move:
(present)
 
(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
  Walking Speed: 1.95 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Steel
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#249
 

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Crushing Step
Pokémon GO
  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

 
Unevolved
Dialga
 Steel  Dragon 


Forms

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  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 are 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 Steel type is 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. The turquoise pattern on its body is vaguely reminiscent of clock hands, where the ends of the "clock hands" are diamond-shaped.

Its Origin Forme may be based on a qilin or Longma, as it possesses both equine and dragon-like qualities.

Name origin

Dialga is derived from diamond. Ga may be a corruption of the last syllable of dragon. It may also involve día (Spanish for day, referring to the unit of time) or dial (as in a clock dial or a sundial, an instrument used to tell time using shadows on a clock face).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ディアルガ Dialga Derived from ダイヤモンド diamond and possibly dragon. May also involve día or dial
  French Dialga Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Dialga Same as English/Japanese name
  German Dialga Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Dialga Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 디아루가 Dialga Transliteration of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 帝牙盧卡 / 帝牙卢卡 Dìyálúkǎ Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 帝牙盧卡 Daingàhlòuhkā Same as Mandarin name


Origin Forme

Language Title
  Japanese オリジンフォルム Origin Forme
Chinese Cantonese 起源形態 Héiyùhn Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 起源形態 / 起源形态 Qǐyuán Xíngtài
  French Forme Originelle
  German Urform
  Italian Forma Originale
  Spanish Forma Origen


Related articles

Notes

External links


Generation I: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwo
Generation II: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-Oh
Generation III: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatias
LatiosKyogreGroudonRayquaza
Generation IV: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkia
HeatranRegigigasGiratinaCresselia
Generation V: CobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyurem
Generation VI: XerneasYveltalZygarde
Generation VII: Type: NullSilvallyTapu KokoTapu LeleTapu BuluTapu Fini
CosmogCosmoemSolgaleoLunalaNecrozma
Generation VIII: ZacianZamazentaEternatusKubfuUrshifu
RegielekiRegidragoGlastrierSpectrierCalyrexEnamorus
Generation IX: KoraidonMiraidon


  #482: Azelf
Pokémon
#484: Palkia  
  This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.