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.
Best Dialga Counters
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|
|1.||Lucario||Counter Fighting||Aura Sphere Fighting||609.48s||24.83|
|2.||Conkeldurr||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting||654.80s||28.00|
|3.||Groudon||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||708.61s||20.33|
|4.||Landorus (Therian)||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||682.79s||27.00|
|5.||Excadrill||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||710.46s||20.50|
|6.||Landorus||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||727.88s||27.17|
|7.||Meloetta (Pirouette)||Low Kick Fighting||Close Combat Fighting||732.49s||26.50|
|8.||Blaziken||Counter Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting||733.03s||26.75|
|9.||Landorus (Incarnate)||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||731.27s||27.17|
|10.||Rhyperior||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||740.46s||24.83|
|11.||Machamp||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting||704.15s||33.67|
|12.||Garchomp||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||740.48s||24.00|
|13.||Pheromosa||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting||653.38s||46.50|
|14.||Buzzwole||Counter Fighting||Superpower Fighting||746.94s||26.50|
|15.||Breloom||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting||699.18s||39.00|
|16.||Hariyama||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting||739.45s||31.67|
|17.||Haxorus||Counter Fighting||Earthquake Ground||761.17s||30.50|
|18.||Emboar||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting||783.19s||26.75|
|19.||Terrakion||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Sacred Sword Fighting||753.58s||34.17|
|20.||Golurk||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||790.38s||27.25|
|21.||Sirfetch'd||Counter Fighting||Close Combat Fighting||765.81s||37.20|
|22.||Rhydon||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||805.59s||26.25|
|23.||Bewear||Low Kick Fighting||Superpower Fighting||794.77s||31.17|
|24.||Toxicroak||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting||771.73s||39.80|
|25.||Mamoswine||Mud-Slap Ground||Bulldoze Ground||803.38s||25.33|
|26.||Alakazam||Counter Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting||775.89s||35.50|
|27.||Donphan||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||831.25s||26.80|
|28.||Sawk||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting||796.48s||35.50|
|29.||Golem||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||829.27s||24.50|
|30.||Heracross||Counter Fighting||Close Combat Fighting||809.76s||36.33|
|31.||Swampert||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||908.08s||31.00|
|32.||Virizion||Quick Attack Normal||Sacred Sword Fighting||883.79s||29.00|
|33.||Zamazenta (Hero)||Snarl Dark||Close Combat Fighting||912.28s||30.50|
|34.||Chesnaught||Low Kick Fighting||Superpower Fighting||903.46s||33.00|
|35.||Yveltal||Snarl Dark||Focus Blast Fighting||922.95s||31.00|
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|