Best moveset for Origin Forme Palkia in Pokemon Go & is it any good?

Raissa Jerez
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Origin Forme Palkia debuted thanks Pokemon Go Tour: Sinnoh event, where players get plenty of chances to fight this magnificent Legendary variant from the Hisui region. If you happen to catch one, here’s the ideal moveset to teach it.

Throughout the years, many Legendary Pokemon have been making their way into Pokemon Go, including the Creation Trio: Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina (Origin and Altered forms).

The deity known as Palkia is a Legendary Pokemon who has the ability to distort space. It was introduced in Gen 4’s Sinnoh region and debuted in Niantic’s game in 2019 alongside Dialga. Now, both Origin Formes will appear in Pokemon Go, thanks to an upcoming special event.

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From February 17, 2024, until February 18, 2024, Origin Forme Palkia was featured as a 5-Star Raid Boss in the Pokemon Go Tour: Sinnoh – Los Angeles and is back for the Global event from February 24, 2024, until February 25, 2024.

Keep reading to find out the best moveset you can choose for Origin Forme Palkia to dominate every battle in the game.

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Origin Forme Palkia stats in Pokemon Go

This dual Water/Dragon-type Pokemon has an attack-based stat spread of 286 (ATK), 223 (DEF), and 189 (STAT), and can reach a max CP value of 4142 in Pokemon Go, which can be boosted by Rain and Windy weather.

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This Legendary creature is only vulnerable to Dragon and Fairy-type moves, which deal double damage and it resists Steel, Fire, and Water-type attacks.

Best moveset for Origin Forme Palkia

Overall, the best moveset available for Origin Forme Palkia in Pokemon Go consists of Dragon Tail as a Fast Move and Spacial Rend as a Charged Move, with 20.51 damage per second and a good 690.99 total damage output.

As a Fast Move, it’s better to go with Dragon Tail for PvE, while for PvP it’s best to choose Dragon Breath. Both are great moves that benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB), which gives the Pokemon an extra 20% damage during fights.

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As for the Charged Move, players should remember that Spacial Rend is an Adventure Effect that can only be obtained by capturing the Pokemon during the event, so better take advantage of it.

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All moves Origin Forme Palkia can learn

This scary deity has two Fast Moves and five Charged Moves available in its pool, most of them in line with the Pokemon’s Water/Dragon typing.

Origin Forme Palkia Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon/STAB)
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon/STAB)

Origin Forme Palkia Charged Moves

  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Hydro Pump (Water/STAB)
  • Draco Meteor (Dragon/STAB)
  • Aqua Tail (Water/STAB)
  • Spacial Rend (Dragon/STAB/Adventure Effect)

Is Origin Forme Palkia any good in Pokemon Go?

Despite not having the 10 resistances Dialga has, Palkia can stand strong against Steel-type Pokemon, which are some of the fan favorites in the Pokemon Go Battle Leagues. However, players need to be aware of the weakness Palkia has to Dragon-type Pokemon, which are also huge in the fighting format.

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Aside from that, Origin Forme Palkia is a good and agile fighter with a very solid move pool and strong stats. It performs alright in the Ultra League but does way better in Master League, thanks to its Fast Move and Shield pressure. It can take down champions like Mewtwo, Dragonite, and Giratina (Origin Forme).

That’s everything you need to know about Origin Forme Palkia’s moveset and whether it’s any good in Pokemon Go. For more game content, check our guides below:

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About The Author

Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Raissa is a Guides Writer for Dexerto with a Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism. As a huge Nintendo fan her favorite franchises include Pokémon, Mario and Zelda, though you can also find her enjoying any FPS. You can contact her at raissa.jerez@dexerto.com