Palkia is one of the most powerful Legendaries in Pokemon Go. With the right counters to take advantage of its weaknesses, you’ll be able to defeat one of these 5-Star Raid bosses and add it to your Pokedex.
With the arrival of Ultra Unlock Part 2, which focuses on Space, the Sinnoh region’s Palkia is returning to 5-Star Raids to give Trainers another chance to catch one. Even better, this Legendary is making its Shiny debut, so you might get extra lucky!
Just like its fellow Gen 4 Legendary Dialga, who now rotates out of 5-Star Raids, the Dragon/Water-type Palkia is one of the best Pokemon you can use in the Go Battle League’s Master League, so it’s definitely worth the effort to catch one.
- Palkia weaknesses
- Palkia counters
- Palkia moveset
- How to catch Palkia
- Palkia CP range
- Is Shiny Palkia in Pokemon Go?
Palkia weaknesses in Pokemon Go
Palkia is a dual Water/Dragon-type, which means it’s only weak against Dragon and Fairy-types. This also means it’s resistant to Steel-types and double resistant against Fire and Water-types, so avoid them.
Palkia counters in Pokemon Go
Palkia moveset in Pokemon Go
Palkia is capable of performing five moves as a Raid Boss, including Dragon, Fire, and Water-type moves. These potential moves are listed below:
- Dragon Tail (Dragon)
- Dragon Breath (Dragon)
- Draco Meteor (Dragon)
- Fire Blast (Fire)
- Hydro Pump (Water)
- Aqua Tail (Water)
How to catch Palkia in Pokemon Go
The only way to catch Palkia in Pokemon Go is to first defeat it in a Raid Battle. Palkia will appear in 5-Star Raids from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10am until Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10am local time.
As a Raid Boss, Palkia will have a huge 54,793 CP so it’s recommended that you team up with at least five or six other Trainers with a set of strong counters to successfully take it down.
Palkia CP range
Is Shiny Palkia in Pokemon Go?
Shiny Palkia is now available in Pokemon Go. It made its debut during the Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space event, so it’s a very new addition and not many Trainers will have one, which makes it very desirable.
As always, there’s no special method to catch a Shiny variation of Palkia. If it happens, it will be at random, so your best chance is to stock up on Raid Passes and battle as many Palkia as you can.
That’s everything you need to know about catching Palkia in Pokemon Go. For more tips and tricks to become the ultimate Trainer, check out our other Pokemon Go guides:
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