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Primal Dialga

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'''Primal Dialga''' (Japanese: '''やみのディアルガ''' ''Dark Dialga'') is a Pokémon that appears in {{g|Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness}} and {{g|Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky}}. It is located at the pinnacle of [[Temporal Tower]], and is the final boss of the game's main story line.
The Primal Dialga state is a result of {{mdc|Darkrai|2}}'s act of stealing the [[Time Gears]]; with the flow of time disrupted, Dialga becomes corrupted along with time itself. In an alternate future, [[Temporal Tower]] collapses, sending Dialga into a primal rage and reducing it to a being running on primal instinct. In this state, it seeks only self-preservation, and does whatever is necessary to thwart any attempt to alter the past (and subsequently erase it from existence). When [[{{mdc|Grovyle (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)|Grovyle]]2}} and the player go back in time, Dialga sends its henchman [[{{mdc|Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)|Dusknoir]]2}} back in time as well to stop them. Primal Dialga is first seen after Dusknoir drags the player and their partner back to the future, where Primal Dialga orders Dusknoir to eliminate them. He then assists his six {{p|Sableye}} in trying to stop the group from going back in time once more, but fails due to the partner's quick thinking; Primal Dialga stops Celebi's time travel before they can reach the Passage of Time, but this still isn't enough to prevent their escape. Once the player and partner reach the summit of [[Temporal Tower]], the present day Dialga attacks them, believing they've come to destroy the Tower due to being in the process of transforming into Primal Dialga. They manage to defeat him and save the tower, restoring time and Dialga to their normal states, after which he thanks the player and their partner, grateful for all they've done. The future Primal Dialga, Grovyle, Dusknoir, and the player are all erased from existence due to being from a future which no longer exists. After the [[Temporal Tower]] incident, the present day Dialga returns the player to life as a show of gratitude for repairing the flow of time and the player's sacrifice, as well as the partner's sorrow at the loss of their friend.
[[File:Primal Dialga artwork.png|thumb|left|240px|Primal Dialga artwork]]
However, as revealed in the {{g|Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky}} Special Episode [[In the Future of Darkness]], before they are erased from existence, Primal Dialga proceeds to punish Dusknoir for his failure, as well as Grovyle for trying to change the past. However, they escape, and eventually it's revealed that it was a plot for Dusknoir to take over Grovyle's body and return to the past to alter it. What Primal Dialga didn't count on was Dusknoir befriending and saving Grovyle. Primal Dialga viciously attacks Dusknoir for his betrayal, but when time starts to flow as a result of the player's victory in the past, Primal Dialga goes berserk and acts on pure instinct, which leads it to the Passage of Time at the peak of [[Vast Ice Mountain]]. Primal Dialga then battles Grovyle, Dusknoir, and Celebi, but is beaten. After the dark future is erased, Dialga, Dusknoir, Grovyle, and Celebi are spared, and Dialga is restored to its normal state of being. He then informs them they were saved by a being even more powerful than him, implying [[{{p|Arceus]]}}.
The Dialga battled at Temporal Tower is not actually the same as the one from the future Grovyle comes from; when battled, Dialga still has a shred of its self left, and thus is not completely "primal" yet. This is shown by the future Primal Dialga only able to communicate with a roar (which Dusknoir apparently understands). However, not-quite-Primal Dialga is able to speak to the player and their partner using broken words.
After a long battle, Dialga is finally defeated when Totodile puts the five Time Gears into their slots, fixing the Temporal Tower and turning Dialga back to normal. Now back to normal, he thanks the two for their courage to stand up to him. When the result of changing history causes Honō to disappear from existence, Dialga uses his power to bring him back to life once he senses how sad Totodile was.
* Although Primal Dialga has lost control of its power, it can still warp through time and use its [[signature move]] {{m|Roar of Time}}.
* Six years after Primal Dialga's introduction, [[Primal Reversion]] was announced, with the Pokémon who have used Primal Reversion being identified by the word "Primal" in front of their names, like Primal Dialga. However, this is unrelated, as Primal Dialga is referred to as "Dark Dialga" in Japan, whereas the Pokémon who undergo Primal Reversion are referred to as "Primal" in Japan.
==In other languages==
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|es=Dialga Primario
|itko=Dialga Oscuro}}
|it=Dialga Oscuro
==See also==