Palkia (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Palkia (disambiguation).
Palkia
Spatial Pokémon
パルキア
Palkia
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Palkia



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water 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
13'09" 4.2 m
Palkia
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Weight
740.8 lbs. 336.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
220
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
0
External Links

Palkia (Japanese: パルキア Palkia) is a dual-type Water/Dragon Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

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

Palkia is the game mascot appearing on the boxart of Pokémon Pearl and its remake Pokémon Shining Pearl.

Along with Dialga and Giratina, it is a member of the creation trio of Sinnoh, representing space.

Biology

Palkia is a light-purple, theropod-like Pokémon with stripes and markings of a darker shade and gray underarms and waist. It has round purple-striped plates on its shoulder area, where two pink pearls lie encrusted with a gray rim encircling them and fins in their back. Palkia's arms have extended formations resembling gauntlets and a purple band around each wrist. Palkia has a long neck, a pointed white crest on the top of its head that extends to its wings, two strong horn-like tusks on the sides of its jaw, and a powerful tail. It has faint cracks along its legs and tail. As seen in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Palkia is capable of traveling by creating a large yellow sphere from its two pearls, then using it to fly very fast.

Palkia has the ability to warp space, though it was said to create alternate realities as well. Palkia can use the power of space to travel to either faraway places or other dimensions. The space it controls can become more stable with its own breath. Palkia has the power to create a new universe by itself or with Dialga. Palkia lives in a spatial dimension, making its behavior nearly impossible to study. However, Palkia has been seen in violent conflicts with its counterpart Dialga. It is known to be very protective of its home as well. It has also been referred to as a deity in Sinnoh myths. Palkia is the only known Pokémon that can learn Spacial Rend.

In the anime

Main series

 
Palkia in the anime

Major appearances

Palkia (movie)

Palkia made its physical debut in The Rise of Darkrai, where it fought with Dialga and Darkrai in a battle that nearly destroyed Alamos Town. It reappeared in a flashback in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Palkia was shown for the first time with both the other members of its trio. It joined forces with Dialga and Giratina to fight against Arceus.

Other

In The Battle Finale of Legend!, Palkia and Dialga 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, Palkia and Dialga 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, Palkia 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 Palkia and the other Legendary Pokémon was lifted, and Palkia departed for its home.

Minor appearances

Palkia debuted as a shadowy figure in a fantasy in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!.

Palkia appeared in a fantasy in A Secret Sphere of Influence!.

Palkia appeared in a fantasy in Double Team Turnover!.

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

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

Pokémon Generations

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

GOTCHA!

A Palkia briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Main article: Palkia (movie)

Palkia debuted in The Rise of Darkrai manga adaptation, where it was fighting Dialga. In the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga adaptation, Palkia, along with the members of its trio, were summoned by Sheena to help Ash and his friends. Palkia and the other members of its trio soon engaged Arceus in a battle.

Palkia also appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Palkia appeared as a silhouette in PDP01.

Pocket Monsters DP

Palkia debuted in PMDP14.

A Palkia appeared in PMDP26, under the ownership of Kazuki.

A Palkia appeared in PMDP29.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

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

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Creation trio (Adventures)

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Palkia first appeared in Creeping Away from Cradily. Palkia, along with Dialga, 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, Pearl got on Palkia 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

Palkia was created in the Sinjoh Ruins, along with Dialga 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. Palkia was kept at bay by Lance and his Dragonite. Once Arceus was eventually becalmed, Dialga and Palkia departed from Johto and were spotted by Cynthia.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Palkia appeared in The Advent of the Legendary Pokémon!! as a silhouette. It officially debuted in Will Hareta's Wish Get Through?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Palkia (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

 
Palkia on Spear Pillar

Palkia occasionally appears on the Spear Pillar stage as one of three Pokémon that controls it. It only appears on the stage when the ground on the upper level has a purple tinge to it. Unlike Dialga and Cresselia, however, it will use its powers to distort the stage in multiple ways. Some examples include tilting the stage, turning the stage completely upside down, and reversing the screen itself (the last two will cause the movement controls to be reversed temporarily). It often shoots beams in the cave below, dealing a lot of damage to the players that get caught in the blast.

Trophy information

"A Spatial Pokémon. In the Sinnoh region, this Pokémon has been revered for many generations, much like Dialga. Dialga warps time, but Palkia has control over space. It lives between parallel dimensions and is known for its power, rumored to be able to warp space. It can use Spacial Rend to rip through the very space an enemy resides in, damaging the foe at the same time. It is Pearl's mascot."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Palkia appears as a Pokémon released from a Poké Ball. It uses Spacial Rend, which flips the stage for a time, and can cause damage. Palkia also causes damage on contact.

 
Palkia trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Palkia also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: Stories surround this Legendary Water/ Dragon-type Pokémon, saying that it has control over all of space. Its Spacial Rend attack will tear space and flip the screen upside down. When this happens, the left and right controls of the fighters will become flipped as well.

PAL: Stories of this Legendary Pokémon say that Palkia is a god that controls all of space. When it uses its Spacial Rend attack in Super Smash Bros., it causes the screen to flip upside down. If that wasn't confusing enough, it also flips the left and right controls!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Palkia returns as a Pokémon summoned from a Poké Ball, using Spacial Rend like its appearance in For Nintendo 3DS/Wii U while also gaining a Spirit. It also returns on the Spear Pillar stage.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#150
Johto
#—
Diamond It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
Pearl It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.
Platinum A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
HeartGold Its total control over the boundaries of space enable it to transport itself to faraway places or even other dimensions.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
White
Black 2 A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.
Y It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
Omega Ruby It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.
Alpha Sapphire It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
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
Trade
Pearl
Spear Pillar (Only one)
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 Pearl), Event
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby
Soaring in the sky (Only one, requires the Lake guardians)
Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Shield 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
Spacial Rift (Bottom)
MD Sky
Spacial Rift (Bottom)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple (during mission)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Blastoise, Gyarados, Empoleon, Dragonite and Garchomp
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: All (Random Legendary Encounters)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: The Electrifying Tynamo (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Palkia Appears
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Pearl Lake (Special Boss)
Super MD
Dragon Gate
Picross
Area 17: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Legendary Event: New World Dilemma (Cyrus's)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Palkia English United States 100  September 9 to 29, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Palkia English Europe, the Americas, Oceania, and South Africa 100  September 13 to 26, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Palkia French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100  September 13 to 26, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Palkia German Europe 100  September 13 to 26, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Palkia Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100  September 13 to 26, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Palkia Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100  September 13 to 26, 2013
BWB2W2 10/12 Palkia Korean South Korea 100  September 14 to October 6, 2013
XYORAS Dahara City Palkia All Japan 100 June 20 to August 31, 2015
XYORAS Dahara City Palkia Korean region Online 100 November 20, 2015 to January 31, 2016
XYORAS Dahara City Palkia All South Korea 100 December 23 to 27, 2015
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Palkia American region Online 60 February 2 to May 28, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Palkia American region Online 100 February 2 to May 28, 2018
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Palkia PAL region Online 60 February 2 to May 28, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Palkia PAL region Online 100 February 2 to May 28, 2018
SUS Alamos Palkia Korean region Online 50 June 6 to August 31, 2018

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
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
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
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
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

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 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
088 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
1616 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2424 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3232 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 00——% 20
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 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
7272 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
8080 Spacial Rend Dragon Special 100100 09595% 5
8888 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • 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 
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
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
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
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
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
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water 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
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • 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 Palkia 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 Palkia in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • 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 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • 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 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 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 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 Palkia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palkia
  • × 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
  Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: J
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:  
Dragon
Field move: None
Browser entry SP
It controls spatial dimensions and blasts a powerful beam from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry S-005
It rends space to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#250
 

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Whirlpool
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 189 Base Attack: 280 Base Defense: 215
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Draco Meteor, Fire Blast, Hydro Pump, Aqua Tail*

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Palkia
 Water  Dragon 


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
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Palkia images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Palkia, along with Dialga, 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, Palkia is likely based after a European dragon combined with a pearl. Its appearance may also be derived from the Plateosaurus or other bipedal dinosaurs such as the Oviraptor. Its Water type is possibly inspired by its association with pearls, or the large space that oceans are known to span. Metaphorically, it could be a reference to the ever-changing forms of physical matter in the universe, with energy and matter flowing between states and changing forms. It could also refer to the Ancient Greek astronomy depicting Earth submerged in water.

Name origin

Palkia is derived from the Japanese spelling of pearl, パール pāru, and possibly alkali, referring to its association with water, or the asteroid Planckia.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese パルキア Palkia Derived from パール pearl and alkali or the asteroid Planckia
  French Palkia Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Palkia Same as Japanese name
  German Palkia Same as Japanese name
  Italian Palkia Same as Japanese name
  Korean 펄기아 Palkia Similar to Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 帕路奇犽 Palouhgēingàh Same as Mandarin name
  Mandarin Chinese 帕路奇犽 Pàlùqíyá Transliteration of Japanese name


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