Palkia (パルキア Parukia) is a Water/Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. Palkia is the Version Mascot for Pokémon Pearl. It is Dialga's rival and is a member of the Creation Trio, alongside Dialga and Giratina.

Biology

Physiology

Palkia is a very large, bipedal Water/Dragon Pokémon. The majority of its body has a light pink-grey-white coloring with linear sections on its body being purple. Its arms and shoulders are covered by large, armored plates, and each hand holds five nails. The round plates on its shoulders each have a large pearl in the center, representing its affiliation to Pearl. On Palkia's back are wings, which are seemingly not used for flight, as Palkia does levitate.

Palkia, along with Dialga and Giratina, was created by Arceus when it hatched from its egg. Palkia was tasked to make the universe along with Dialga and Giratina and create space.

Natural abilities

Palkia has been described as having the ability to warp space creating ways for it to live and travel in a different dimension. When Palkia appears in Pokémon Pearl, it bends space and changes the looks of things around it. This effect is similar to Giratina's effect in Pokémon Platinum. It is said that Palkia and Dialga were never supposed to meet.

Evolution

Palkia does not evolve.

Game Info

Palkia is described as a deity/god in Sinnoh-region creation mythology, and is said to live in a gap in a parallel spatial dimension. Referred to as the Spatial Pokémon, Palkia has the ability to distort space. Palkia also has the power to create new dimensions. In "The Rise of Darkrai", it was shown to be able to trap dimensions into another one. In Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Palkia is referred ato s a male.

Main Series

In Pokémon Pearl

After chasing and battling Team Galactic countless times through Mt. Coronet, the player ends up on the summit of the mountain, where lies a place known as Spear Pillar. When there, you see Cyrus, who uses the Red Chain he crafted from the powers of legendary Pokémon Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit to call up and control Palkia, in order to change the world to Cyrus's liking. After defeating Cyrus, the Palkia seemingly awaits to battle the player. When the player battles is it, the player has the chance to catch the Palkia. If the Palkia is defeated before caught, there is another chance to encounter the Pokémon; after defeating the elite four and Cynthia.

In Pokémon Diamond

Palkia is not encountered in Pokémon Diamond, but can be registered into the PokéDex, and/or traded from Pokémon Pearl.

In Pokémon Platinum

Palkia, along with Dialga can be encountered both at level 70 after the player defeats the game. To encounter these two powerful Pokémon, the player must possess the Lustrous Orb for Palkia, and the Adamant Orb for Dialga. These items can be obtained from an old lady after beating the game. When the items are in possession, the player can go to Spear Pillar, where s/he can use the orbs to summon the legendaries for battle.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Explorers of Time and Darkness

You and your partner are having a good night sleep. Suddenly, the ground starts to shake. A blinding light appears for a split second, then clears, revealing Palkia. Palkia takes you to Spacial Rift and pushes you off a cliff of 40,000 ft. but you and your partner somehow survive the fall.

At the end you will face Palkia. Palkia is a nasty encounter if your a Fire type Pokémon. When you defeat him he will get trapped in nightmare (Exactly the same way Azurill does.). You enter it and as soon as Cresselia prepares to destroy you, another Cresselia (which the other is completely unaware of.) appears. You, your partner and Palkia look back and forth a few times, confused. Creselia 2 blasts light at the other one, revealing Darkrai underneath. After the final battle, Darkrai tries to escape. Fortunately, Palkia appears and shatters the dimensional hole while Darkrai was half way through as revenge for using him.

Other

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Palkia along with the chance of two other Pokémon, Dialga and Cresselia, will appear in the Spear Pillar stage. When Palkia appears on the stage, it will distort the level in a variety of ways. In addition, it will also fire a number of beams causing damage to hit players. Palkia will appear when the sky becomes purplish pink.

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Spear Pillar (Pearl only) One
Platinum Spear Pillar (Get the Lustrous Orb) One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Sinjoh Ruins (requires event Arceus) One
Black and White Trade One (Event)
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Dimensional Rift (Near Dewford Town, Requires Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in the party, Omega Ruby only) One
Sun and Moon Trade None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World; Ultra Moon only) One


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Spacial Rift (Bottom)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Ticket for releasing Blastoise, Gyarados, Empoleon, Dragonite and Garchomp


Pokédex Entries

  • 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

    Its total control over the boundaries of space enable it to transport itself to faraway places or even other dimensions.

  • Black

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.

  • White

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.

  • Black 2

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.

  • White 2

    A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia's every breath.

  • 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.


Stats

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

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1SM
1USUM
Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1SM
1USUM
Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6SM
6USUM
Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
10SM
10USUM
Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15SM
15USUM
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19SM
19USUM
Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
N/ASM
24USUM
Aqua Ring —% 20 Water Status
24SM
N/AUSUM
Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
28SM
28USUM
Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33SM
33USUM
Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37SM
37USUM
Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
42SM
42USUM
Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
46SM
46USUM
Spacial Rend 100 95% 5 Dragon Special
50SM
50USUM
Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
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 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 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 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 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 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
46 Spacial Rend 100 95% 5 Dragon Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
50 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 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 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
10 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special
24 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
46 Spacial Rend 100 95% 5 Dragon Special
50 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
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
DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 2
1DPPt
1HGSS
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
10DPPt
6HGSS
Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 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
80DPPt
24HGSS
Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
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
Spacial Rend 100 95% 5 Dragon Special Tough 2
N/ADPPt
42HGSS
Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special Beauty 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
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice 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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
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
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
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 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
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 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 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 ♥
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 ♥
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 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 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.

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
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice 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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 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 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
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water 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
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 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
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Smart 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
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
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Cool 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric 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
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Cute 2
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
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

Palkia learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Draco Meteor SMUSUM 130 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Liquidation USUM 85 100% 10 Water Physical
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
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
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
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 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
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 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 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
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
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
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
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
Aqua Tail HGSSPt 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
Dive HGSSPt 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
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
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


Appearances

Anime

Palkia anime.png

Palkia's first appearances were in the Diamond & Pearl series' Dragon Trilogy. It was first shown, along with Dialga and Darkrai, in The Rise of Darkrai, where it fought with Dialga and nearly destroyed Alamos Town. It was shown in a flashback in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, and finally, in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, alongside Dialga and Giratina, started a battle which awoke an ancient power. The Dragon Trio (Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina) seem to have equal power. Although Palkia fought Dialga in The Rise of Darkrai, they now seem to understand and accept each other, like when Palkia saved Dialga from the waterspout Arceus made, or when they fought alongside each other against Arceus.

Statues of Palkia have appeared in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, Journey to the Unown!, Losing Its Lustrous!, Double Team Turnover!, Steeling Peace of Mind!, Saving the World From Ruins!, and Bagged Then Tagged!. Palkia made its anime debut in The Battle Finale of Legend!, although a silhouette of Palkia appeared in All Dressed up with Somewhere to Go. This could possibly be the one from the dragon trio movies since there's only one Palkia in existence. Palkia also makes a cameo in the Together and Diamond and Pearl openings.

A Palkia also appeared in the 18th movie, Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, in which it is drawn into a battle between Hoopa and its dark side, Hoopa Unbound.

Trivia

  • In the anime, Palkia's roar is a mix of Godzilla and King Ghidorah's (both monsters from the Godzilla franchise) roars, plus Boga from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. In the movie trailer, roars from Gamera and Bowser were mixed.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Palkia is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Spacial Rend.
  • Palkia is the only bipedal member of Creation Trio, plus its rear limbs highly resemble human-like hands.
  • Palkia is the only Pokémon (alongside with Whiscach) to actually avoid being captured by Master Ball. Unlikely to Whiscach who swallowed a Master Ball, Palkia dodged it with its hand - contacting it directly.
  • Palkia is an unwillingly the worst encounter for Darkrai itself (though they never had an actual conflict between each other): in Movie 10, Palkia was a one to revive Darkrai who has been killed accidentally; in Mystery Dungeon series, Palkia was one to punish Darkrai in the end.

Origin

Palkia, along with Dialga, 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, Palkia is likely based after a European dragon combined with a pearl, being a water based precious stone. Its appearance may also be derived from the Plateosaurus or other bipedal dinosaurs such as the Oviraptor. How it is significant of the aspects of Space is shown through its Water typing, as it is the most similar medium which simulates both outer space and the metaphorical aspects of space, and whose consistency can manifest in various densities.

Etymology

The name "Palkia" is partly derived from the word "Paru", meaning pearl in Japanese. Since the Japanese language possesses only one liquid consonant, which is the equivalent of the English language /l/ and /r/, the "r" in paru can be used as an "l", creating Palkia when romanized.

Gallery

See also

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