Dialga (ディアルガ Diaruga) is a Steel/Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon. Dialga is the Version Mascot for the game Pokémon Diamond. It is Palkia's rival and is a member of the Creation Trio, alongside Palkia and Giratina.

Biology

Physiology

Dialga is a sauropod-like Pokémon. It is mainly blue with some gray, metallic portions, such as its chest plate, which has a diamond in the center. It also has various, light blue lines all over its body. It has a, somewhat, wing-like structure on its back, and a crest on its head, resembling a type of dinosaur. Dialga also has two horns on top of its head, two fang-like horns around its mouth, long claws, and a short tail, almost the impression of armor.

Behavior

Dialga was created when Arceus hatched from its egg and created the world. Arceus tasked Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina to create the universe—time, space, and anti-matter respectively. Dialga was worshiped as the master of time and metal, as it is a steel-type pokémon. It is said that time flows whenever Dialga's heartbeat pulsates.

Natural abilities

Dialga has the ability Pressure, which causes the opposing Pokémon to use twice as much PP for every successful hit.

Dialga has the ability to control time. Dialga, like many other Dragon-type Pokémon, can use many different elemental attacks. It is also one of the few Pokémon that can learn the move Aura Sphere. Capturing it gives an item called the Adamant Orb, which strengthens Dialga's Steel- and Dragon-type moves by 20%.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Spear Pillar (Diamond only) One
Platinum Spear Pillar (Adamant Orb required) One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Sinjoh Ruins One (Event)
Black and White Trade One (Event)
Black 2 and White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar One (Event)
X and Y Trade None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Soaring in the Sky (Near Dewford Town, Requires Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in the party, Alpha Sapphire only) One
Sun and Moon Pokémon Bank None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World; Ultra Sun only) One


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Temporal Tower (summit)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Almia Castle (during mission)


Pokédex Entries

  • 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

    This Pokémon completely controls the flow of time. It uses its power to travel at will through the past and future.

  • Black

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.

  • White

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.

  • Black 2

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.

  • White 2

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that time flows when Dialga's heart beats.

  • 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.


Stats

Dialga's Stats
HP
100
Attack
120
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
150
Sp. Def
100
Speed
90
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
24 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
46 Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special
50 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 2 3 ♥
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
6 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
24 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
42 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
46 Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 4 ♥
50 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
24 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
46 Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special
50 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
1DPPt
1HGSS
DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 2
10DPPt
6HGSS
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 2
20DPPt
10HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
70DPPt
15HGSS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
N/ADPPt
19HGSS
Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special Beauty 3
N/ADPPt
24HGSS
Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Beauty 2
30DPPt
28HGSS
Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
60DPPt
33HGSS
Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
90DPPt
37HGSS
Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special Beauty 2
40DPPt
46HGSS
Roar of Time 150 90% 5 Dragon Special Cool 2
80DPPt
42HGSS
Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Smart 2
50DPPt
N/AHGSS
Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Smart 2
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Cute 2
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Dialga learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Draco Meteor SMUSUM 130 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Draco Meteor XYORAS 130 90% 5 Dragon Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Outrage ORAS 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Draco Meteor BWB2W2 140 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Draco Meteor  140 90% 5 Dragon Special Smart 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 90% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Gravity HGSS —% 5 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Outrage HGSSPt 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Appearaces

Anime

Dialga

Dialga had a role in all the Diamond and Pearl movies with the exception of Zoroark: Master of Illusions. Dialga had a major role in the The Rise of Darkrai where it battled against Palkia in between dimensions. Dialga played a minor role in Giratina and the Sky Warrior where Giratina attempted to capture Dialga for polluting its world in its battle against Palkia. Dialga played a major role (larger than Palkia's or Giratina's) in Pokémon - Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where it saved Pikachu and Piplup from whirlpools at the ruins. A Dialga also appears in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, where it was summoned by Hoopa Unbound to attack Dahara City.

Manga

Adventures

In the manga, Dialga is being controlled by Cyrus and the red chain. Dialga uses its ability to control time for battling.

Trivia

  • Dialga has no known gender, but in the Mystery Dungeon games, it is referred to as a male, same as most of Legendary Pokémon in Mystery Dungeon series.
  • Despite being able to levitate, it does not have the ability Levitate and thus remains susceptible to Ground type moves (unless taught Magnet Rise by the move tutor in Platinum).
  • In the anime, Dialga's rear spikes grow whenever it uses Roar of Time.
  • Dialga is the only legendary dragon in the quadrupedal class in the Pokédex. Palkia, Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem are bipedal, Rayquaza, Origin Giratina and Zygarde are snake-like, and Altered Giratina has six legs.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness, Dialga was the one who created the Hidden Land. Ironically, he is also restricted from going back there when on an adventure.
  • The fact that Dialga has to rest after using the move Roar of Time may refer to releasing the power of time and stopping itself from moving.

Origins

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 with the aspects of diamond, a highly precious gemstone. How its type is Steel is possibly a reference to the aspect of timelessness and hence a supreme standing in the overall continuum of time; from the term "diamonds are forever", how metal is able to last, 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 a alloy from iron and carbon. Its turquoise pattern on its body is vaguely reminiscent to clock hands, interestingly, the ends of the "clock hands" are diamond-shaped.

Etymology

Dialga is derived from "Diamond", as Palkia's is derived from the Japanese word for "Pearl". It may also be derived from dial, referring to its time-based capabilities.

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See also

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