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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Raids

Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all Tier 4
PvE Attacker Rating 4.5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

683.00 kg Weight
5.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 4,565
Level 40: 4,038
Level 25: 2,884 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 2,307 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,731 (Research Tasks)
ATK 275
DEF 211
STA 205

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Dragon Breath should be paired with Draco Meteor for top TDO against Dragon-types.
  • Metal Claw should be paired with Iron Head for top Steel-type DPS.
  • Thunder isn't useful on Dialga.

PVE Overview

The Temporal Pokemon has arrived, and it is a great asset to most teams. As the only Dragon that doesn't take Super Effective damage from other Dragon-types, it has a TDO that outclasses most of its fellow dragon-type counters. However, its DPS leaves a bit to be desired in most cases, lagging behind Rayquaza, Palkia, Salamence, and Dragonite. Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor really hold it back. As a Steel-type attacker, it's one of the best! It's only beaten by legacy Metagross. Unfortunately, that isn't very useful. 

Dialga does have some hope for the future in the form of its signature move, Roar of Time. However, this move doesn't yet exist in the game, so time will tell when/if it will change Dialga's place in the meta.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Dragon Breath + Iron Head and Thunder or Draco Meteor

Dragon Breath is, frankly, the main source of Dialga's offensive power, and is thus the correct choice for fast move. It provides an incredible amount of consistent Dragon-type damage.

Iron Head is Dialga's cheapest move, and while it is (on its own) mediocre, it provides solid anti-Fairy coverage, and is generally good enough.

The only real decision you have to make in your Dialga's moveset is between Thunder and Draco Meteor, and you'll find players who swear by each. Draco Meteor is a one-shot nuke, which can deal a huge amount of damage to everything in the format, but at the cost of dropping your attack to unusable levels after. Thunder gives you more power against Flying-types and Kyogre, but doesn't hit quite so hard against the rest of the format. Experiment, and see which you like more!

Note: Dialga is an incredibly IV-dependent Pokémon, requiring minimum 15/14/12 IVs and being Best Buddied to compete effectively.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 0 / 5

Dialga's CP is too high to be used in the Great League.

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5

Dialga's....fine? in Ultra League. Unlike in Master, its stats don't really do it any favors, and it ends up outclassed in so many ways.

Master League: 5 / 5

Dialga is the undisputed king of Master League. Solid bulk and incredible defensive typing combined with oppressive Dragon Breath pressure have created a mon that has forced the entire meta to centralize around it. If you're going to play Master League, make sure that your team has an answer to this mon, or you will lose to it.

Fast Moves

6
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
8
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.20
10.00
11.43
14.29

Charge Moves

150
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.50
0.00
1.50
41.67
52.08
62.50
60
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.40
0.00
1.20
31.58
39.47
37.89
100
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
1.00
0.00
1.00
41.67
52.08
41.67

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Dragon Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Steel Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20015057
2001.5104118
2002158179
2002.5212239
4003266300
4003.5320361
4004374422
4004.5427483
6005481544
6005.5535605
6006589666
6006.5643727
8007697788
8007.5751849
8008805910
8008.5859971
100099131032
10009.59671093
10001010201154
100010.510711211
13001111221269
130011.511731327
13001212251384
130012.512761442
16001313271500
160013.513781558
16001414291615
160014.514801673
19001515311731
190015.515821788
19001616331846
190016.516841904
22001717351961
220017.517862019
22001818372077
220018.518882134
25001919392192
250019.519902250
25002020412307
250020.520922365
30002121432423
300021.521942480
30002222452538
300022.522962596
35002323472654
350023.523982711
35002424492769
350024.525002827
40002525512884
400025.526022942
40002626533000
400026.527043058
45002727553115
450027.528063173
45002828573231
450028.529083288
50002929593346
500029.530113404
50003030623462
500030.530873490
60003131133519
600031.531383548
60003231643577
600032.531893606
70003332153635
700033.532403663
70003432663692
700034.532913721
80003533173750
800035.533423779
80003633683808
800036.533933836
90003734193865
900037.534443894
90003834703923
900038.534953952
100003935213981
1000039.535464009
100004035724038
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