Best Counters for Origin Forme Dialga: Full Raid Guide

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Dialga (Origin)

Origin Forme Dialga is a special form of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga, first discovered in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and they made their debut during the Sinnoh Tour 2024. It can be shiny! ✨

Origin Forme Dialga is a Steel and Dragon type Pokémon, being only weak to the Fighting and Ground types. Origin Forme Dialga can be caught in the following CP values:

  • 2246 CP – 2337 CP (no weather boost, LVL 20)
  • 2807 CP – 2921 CP (Snow or Windy weather, LVL 25)

Origin Forme Dialga was released during the Pokémon GO Tour Sinnoh: Los Angeles in 2024, and made globally available during the Pokémon GO Tour Sinnoh: Global the same year.

Best Origin Forme Dialga Counters

The best counters against Origin Forme Dialga are Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Excadrill, Terrakion, Shadow Garchomp, Keldeo and Mega Blaziken. Fighting and Ground type Pokémon are your best bets as they are the only typings that deal super effective against Origin Forme Dialga.

We recommend fighting Origin Forme Dialga with a minimum of 4-6 Trainers with perfect counters and optimal weather conditions, or 7+ Trainers with suboptimal counters. Use Party! Power to boost your attackers even more.

Here is a complete list of top Origin Forme Dialga counters:

The BEST 30 Origin Forme Dialga Counters
# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 21 563s
2. Garchomp (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 35 630s
3. Excadrill (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Scorching Sands Ground 34 654s
4. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 43 672s
5. Garchomp (Shadow) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 48 684s
6. Keldeo (Ordinary) Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 40 691s
7. Keldeo Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 40 691s
8. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 45 708s
9. Hariyama (Shadow) Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 51 714s
10. Machamp (Shadow) Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 54 720s
11. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 45 740s
12. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Sandsear Storm Ground 44 751s
13. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 36 752s
14. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Scorching Sands Ground 35 773s
15. Rhyperior (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 48 783s
16. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 48 784s
17. Mamoswine (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 56 753s
18. Ursaluna (Shadow) Rock Smash Fighting High Horsepower Ground 42 805s
19. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 50 809s
20. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 36 809s
21. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 49 833s
22. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 49 833s
23. Cobalion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 32 848s
24. Virizion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 42 863s
25. Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 54 847s
26. Buzzwole Counter Fighting Superpower Fighting 49 881s
27. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 58 823s
28. Entei (Shadow) Fire Fang Fire Scorching Sands Ground 51 874s
29. Golurk (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 59 818s
30. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 56 841s

How to use your newly caught Origin Forme Dialga?

Let’s quickly recap before diving into a detailed analysis:

  • Origin Forme Dialga’s Initial CP Range: 2,246–2,237
  • Origin Forme Dialga’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 2,807–2,921
  • Available Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath (Dragon), Metal Claw (Steel)
  • Available Charged Attacks: Draco Meteor (Dragon), Iron Head (Steel), Roar of Time (Dragon)*, Thunder (Electric)
  • *Roar of Time cannot be learned using any TM.

Dialga is a Steel– and Dragon-type Pokémon, which gives it an advantage against Dragon, Ice, and Rock-types, making it a prime pick for five-star Raids. A key advantage is its resistance to Fairy-type moves, often deadly to Dragons, positioning Dialga as a strong contender with minimal weaknesses.

A monster in Master League and a great Raid Attacker

Where Dialga really shines is in the Master League, where Dialga and Origin Forme Dialga are incredibly valuable additions. Strong against many Pokémon that are popular in the Master League (Gyarados, Dragonite, Lugia, Mewtwo, Giratina), Origin Forme Dialga and regular Dialga are powerhouses in ML.

Like we said, unlike most Dragon-types, Dialga is unaffected by Fairy weaknesses, armed with a potent Dragon-type Fast Attack, Dragon Breath, and versatile Charged Attacks like Draco Meteor, Iron Head, and Thunder. These moves make it versatile against a broad range of adversaries in the league.

Get a second move

We strongly believe that Origin Forme Dialga needs a second move to be as effective as it can be. Choosing the right second Charged Attack for Dialga hinges on your team’s needs:

  • Thunder counters Kyogre, while Iron Head offers protection against Fairy-types.
  • Draco Meteor remains a reliable choice for widespread effectiveness.
  • Roar of Time is a stronger Charged Attack than Draco Meteor and doesn’t lower Origin Forme Dialga’s Attack, making it a better option all around, so keep that if you get it.

All in all – Origin Forme Dialga is a must have for Master League, and an amazing Raid Counter for many bosses. However… maximizing Dialga’s potential involves a hefty investment in Candy and Stardust, so try to get as many Dialgas as possible, with the aid of Silver Pinap Berries if possible.

Origin Forme Dialga: Stats and Max CP

Dialga (Origin) SteelDragon
Max CP at Level 40: 4090 | Max CP at Level 50: 4624
ATK 270 DEF 225 HP 205
Weak to Resists
Fighting Ground Grass Poison Bug Electric Flying Normal Psychic Rock Steel Water


Origin Forme Dialga Moves in Pokémon GO

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Metal Claw Dragon
  • Iron Head Steel
  • Thunder Electric
  • Draco Meteor Dragon
  • Roar of Time* Dragon

All of these moves are either neutral or deal resisted damage to Fighting and Ground type Pokémon, so you should be fine. 

Shiny Sprites

Shiny Origin Forme Dialga will be available right away! The blue on its body turns vibrant, a shade of neon blue, with slight blue touches under the face, and rays of neon green extending from the outer body. A great shiny, indeed. 

Origin Forme Dialga Shiny Origin Forme Dialga

Parting Words

If you can, go for it. Origin Forme Dialga can be an interesting Pokémon. As well as being useful in raids, some Origin Forme Dialga may know Roar of Time, a move that unlocks a special feature in the overworld, pausing the effects of Incense, Lucky Eggs and Star Pieces!

We talk more about the Adventure Effects here.

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