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

Cassidy Stephenson
Pokemon Go announces Origin Forme Palkia

The upcoming Pokemon Go Tour: Sinnoh event will introduce Origin Forme Palkia as well as Origin Forme Dialga to Niantic’s mobile game as 5-Star Raid Bosses. To help you out, here are all of Palkia’s weaknesses as well as the best counters you can use to defeat the Legendary deity.

On January 10, 2024, the mobile game developer revealed that the Origin Formes of Sinnoh Legendaries Dialga and Palkia would appear in 5-Star Raids. This will occur as part of Pokemon Go: Tour Sinnoh – Los Angeles and then the Global event the following weekend.

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The Legendary duo was first discovered in the Hisui region of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and are now making their way to Pokemon Go.

If you’re looking to add Origin Forme Palkia to your collection, keep reading for the Legendary’s weaknesses & best counters in the game.


Origin Forme Palkia from a Pokemon Go trailerNiantic

Origin Forme Palkia weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Similar to its regular form, Origin Forme Palkia is a dual Water/Dragon-type Pokemon. Therefore, it is weak to Dragon and Fairy-type moves.

Unlike Dialga, it doesn’t have as many resistances, only standing strong against Steel, Fire, and Water-type attacks.

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Origin Forme Palkia counters in Pokemon Go

Here are the best counters to choose when facing Origin Forme Palkia in Raids:

Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza pokemonDragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Latios Mega LatiosDragon Breath & Dragon Claw
Mega Latias Mega LatiasDragon Breath & Outrage
Mega Garchomp Mega Garchomp in Pokemon GoDragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Gardevoir Mega GardevoirCharm & Dazzling Gleam
Shadow Salamence Mega Salamence in Pokemon GoDragon Tail & Outrage
Shadow Dragonite DragoniteDragon Tail & Outrage
Shadow GranbullGranbull Pokemon GoCharm & Play Rough
BaxcaliburDragon Breath & Outrage
Haxorus Haxorus Pokemon Go counterDragon Tail & Breaking Swipe

If you don’t have any of the counters mentioned above, there’s no need to fret. Just focus on using your strongest Dragon-type or Fairy-type party member.

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How to get Origin Forme Palkia in Pokemon Go

Origin Forme Palkia will appear in 5-star Raids battles during the Pokemon Go Tour: Sinnoh – Los Angeles event from February 17, 2024 until February 18, 2024.

pokemon go origin forme dialga and palkiaNiantic

For those without a ticket, you can face the Origin Forme Legendary in the Global version the following weekend, between February 24, 2024, and February 25, 2024, from 10 AM until 6 PM local time.

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Can Origin Forme Palkia be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, the Shiny version of Origin Forme Palkia will be available in the game right from the beginning of the Sinnoh Tour event.

Even though there’s no way to increase your chances of encountering a Shiny version, the more 5-Star Raid battles you do, the more your odds will increase.

That’s everything you need to know to easily take down Origin Forme Palkia in Raids. Check out more of our Pokemon Go guides below:

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Cassidy graduated from Concordia University Chicago in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Communication. Her favorite video games include Pokémon Crystal, Genshin Impact, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. You can contact her at cassidy.stephenson@dexerto.com.