Pokemon Go Origin Forme Dialga Raid guide: Weaknesses & best counters

Philip Trahan
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Origin Forme Dialga will make its debut in the game through the upcoming Pokemon Go Tour: Sinnoh event. Here are its weaknesses as well as the best counters to stand strong against this Legendary Raid Boss.

Pokemon Go’s Sinnoh Tour 2024 event will feature Gen 4’s Legendary duo: Dialga and Palkia. However, it will also introduce both of their Origin Formes which first appeared in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Origin Forme Dialga will appear in 5-Star Raids during the Sinnoh Tour Global and Los Angeles events, but only for trainers who choose the Diamond Version in the game.

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So, trainers who are set on Diamond Version will need to prepare to take on Origin Forme Dialga. Let’s break down the best counters to bring, as well as the weaknesses of this Legendary Pokemon.


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Origin Forme Dialga weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Like its standard form, Dialga’s Origin Forme is also a Steel/Dragon-type combo. This means Origin Forme Dialga is only weak to Fighting and Ground-type moves.

Origin Forme Dialga resists a ton of types. Altogether it is resistant to Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Steel, Water, Grass, Electric, and Psychic. Finally, it is immune to all Poison damage.

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Origin Forme Dialga counters in Pokemon Go

Considering Origin Forme Dialga is the original form of Dialga, it will likely be much stronger. As such, trainers will need to bring in their strongest Pokemon to counter this Legendary.

Here are the best counters for Origin Form Dialga’s 5-Star Raid:

PokemonSpriteBest Moveset
Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonMud Shot & Precipice Blades
Mega GarchompMega Garchomp in Pokemon GoMud Shot & Earth Power
Mega BlazikenMega BlazikenCounter & Focus Blast
Shadow HariyamaHariyamaCounter & Dynamic Punch
Shadow ExcadrillExcadrillMud-Slap & Scorching Sands
TerrakionTerrakionDouble Kick & Sacred Sword
Landorus (Therian Forme)Therian Forme LandorusMud Shot & Sandsear Storm
KeldeoKeldeo in Pokemon GoLow Kick & Sacred Sword
LucarioLucarioCounter & Auro Sphere
ConkeldurrConkeldurr Pokemon GoCounter & Dynamic Punch

Despite being the best counters against the Legendary beast, these Pokemon still need to be leveled up and know the right moves.

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In case you don’t have any of them, focus on exploiting the deity’s weaknesses with your strongest ‘mons.

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How to get Origin Forme Dialga in Pokemon Go

Trainers can encounter Origin Forme Dialga if they take on 5-Star Raids if they have chosen Diamond Version during the upcoming Tour event.

The Pokemon Go Tour: Sinnoh – Los Angeles will feature Origin Forme Dialga from February 17, 2024 until February 18, 2024, and will bring it back for the Global event from February 24, 2024, until February 25, 2024.

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Should you encounter and defeat Origin Forme Dialga you will have the chance to catch it. If you catch it, you can also use its new Adventure Effect: Roar of Time.

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Can Origin Forme Dialga be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Shiny Origin Forme Dialga will be available in the game as soon as the event kicks off, so you might find one during your 5-Star Raid battles.

There’s no way to increase the odds of finding one in the game, but the more Raids you do, the more chances you’ll get.

That’s everything you need to know about Origin Forme Dialga’s Raid during the Tour Sinnoh event. Check out more of our helpful Pokemon Go guides below:

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Philip is a Staff Writer at Dexerto based in Louisiana, with expertise in Pokemon, Apex Legends, and general gaming industry news. His first job in the games industry was as a reviewer with NintendoEverything.com while attending college. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication focusing on Multimedia Journalism, he worked with GameRant.com for nearly two years before joining Dexerto. When he's not writing he's usually tearing through some 80+ hour JRPG. You can contact him at philip.trahan@dexerto.com.