Best Dialga counters in Pokémon GO are strong Fighting-types like Machamp, Hariyama, Breloom, and strong Ground-types like Groudon, Rhyperior, and Mamoswine. Dialga is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO (53394 Combat Power). It is weak to Fighting and Ground moves. 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 could be duoed by level 40 teams of good Fighting-types like Machamp, Breloom, and Hariyama, with Cloudy weather and best friend boosts. Trainers seeking a challenge, this is an interesting one for you. Beyond that, realistically 3-6 high-level players can tackle a Dialga, and 7-20 lower level players can easily handle one.
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.
|WEAKNESS Fighting Ground||BOOSTED BY Windy Snow|
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|
Dialga Simulator Output
Best Pokémon to use against all Dialga move sets in Pokemon GO are:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|2.||Machamp||Karate Chop||Dynamic Punch||754.5s||40|
|13.||Poliwrath||Mud Shot||Dynamic Punch||1004.0s||42|
|15.||Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Focus Blast||1015.4s||46|
|16.||Gallade||Low Kick||Close Combat||975.2s||50|
|18.||Infernape||Rock Smash||Close Combat||1011.1s||49|
|19.||Cacturne||Sucker Punch||Dynamic Punch||986.3s||59|
|20.||Heatran||Fire Spin||Fire Blast||1242.3s||32|
|22.||Hitmonlee||Low Kick||Brick Break||994.8s||61|
|25.||Palkia||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||1101.1s||48|
|27.||Magmortar||Karate Chop||Brick Break||1102.2s||50|
|30.||Latios||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||1130.4s||51|