Best Dialga counters in Pokémon GO are strong Fighting and Ground types like Lucario, Conkeldurr, Machamp, Groudon, Excadrill and Landorus (Therian). Dialga is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO (53394 Combat Power).
Dialga can have the following CP values when caught in the post-raid capture encounter:
- 2217 – 2307 CP in normal weather conditions
- 2771 – 2884 CP in Windy and Snow weather for weather boosts.
Dialga can be beaten 3-6 high-level players or 7-9 lower level players.
The following Pokémon are considered to be best Dialga counters in Pokémon GO. The methodology is up to the discretion of the author, typically blending a focus on both time to win and survivability.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|6.||Low Kick||Focus Blast||684.86s||29.33|
|7.||Mud Shot||Earth Power||728.22s||26.83|
|8.||Mud Shot||Earth Power||726.67s||27.33|
|12.||Shadow Claw||Focus Blast||726.18s||35.33|
|14.||Fire Spin||Blast Burn||799.07s||27.00|
|24.||Low Kick||Focus Blast||823.38s||35.00|
|27.||Low Kick||Focus Blast||829.07s||39.80|
|28.||Charge Beam||Focus Blast||933.24s||20.50|
|33.||Fire Fang||Focus Blast||889.36s||32.25|
|34.||Fire Spin||Blast Burn||936.48s||24.75|
|35.||Fire Fang||Focus Blast||891.06s||32.25|
Dialga Moveset Analysis
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Draco Meteor is Dialga’s hardest moveset. DM is a strong hitting move that benefits from STAB and deals neutral damage to all Fighting-type counters, with the real problem being its raw damage output. DM will probably one hit KO a Machamp and seriously hurt a Groudon or a Hariyama. There’s no going around this, DM is a difficult moveset and it will be a problem for smaller groups.
Iron Head is a Steel-typed move with two bars, which makes it an interesting move to raid against. Basically, every time before a raid boss can perform a charge move, it flips a coin to determine if it will be used. IH is a two bar move, which means two opportunities for Dialga to do a quick move instead, but it also makes the battle a bit more random. Usually the same difficulty as Thunder, but the added STAB bonus makes it a bit more threatening.
Thunder is Dialga’s lowest DPS move and there isn’t really a lot to worry about. Thunder is a one bar move with 100 damage and it’s the one you want in smaller groups. Counters like Groudon and Breloom will stay alive longer, deal more damage and save you a metric ton of potions.
Dialga will be boosted by Snow and Windy weather while being more vulnerable in Sunny and Cloudy weather.
|Sunny||Boosts Ground type attackers||–|
|Windy||Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost.||Boosts Dialga’s Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor|
|Cloudy||Boosts Fighting attackers||–|
|Snow||Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost.||Boosts Dialga’s Metal Claw and Iron Head|
|Rainy||–||Boosts Dialga’s Thunder|