Best Counters for Origin Forme Palkia: Full Raid Guide

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Palkia (Origin)

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

Origin Forme Palkia is a Water and Dragon type Pokémon, being only weak to the Dragon and Fairy types. Origin Forme Palkia can be caught in the following CP values:

  • 2274 CP – 2367 CP (no weather boost, LVL 20)
  • 2843 CP – 2958 CP (Windy or Cloudy weather, LVL 25)

Origin Forme Palkia 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 Palkia Counters

Get your dragons ready! The best counters against Origin Forme Palkia are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Salamence, Shadow Garchomp, Mega Salamence and Shadow Dragonite. Well, and Mega Gardevoir too.

We recommend fighting Origin Forme Palkia with a minimum of 4 Trainers with perfect counters, or 6+ Trainers with suboptimal counters. It’s stamina stat is the weakest (189) of the three stats, so it’s a easy win with great counters. Use Party! Power to boost your attackers even more.

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Faints Time to Win
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 30 535s
2. Garchomp (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 33 584s
3. Salamence (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 49 631s
4. Garchomp (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 45 640s
5. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 26 643s
6. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 33 642s
7. Dragonite (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 47 658s
8. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 38 660s
9. Latios (Shadow) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 51 701s
10. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 35 706s
11. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 49 725s
12. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 50 739s
13. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 45 745s
14. Enamorus (Incarnate) Fairy Wind Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 38 748s
15. Gardevoir (Shadow) Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 40 749s
16. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 46 754s
17. Groudon (Primal) Dragon Tail Dragon Precipice Blades Ground 42 757s
18. Latias (Shadow) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 50 762s
19. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 48 771s
20. Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 37 771s
21. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 31 791s
22. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 47 790s
23. Granbull (Shadow) Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 49 806s
24. Baxcalibur Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 53 792s
25. Enamorus (Therian) Fairy Wind Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 35 816s
26. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Breaking Swipe Dragon 58 768s
27. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Dazzling Gleam Fairy 54 793s
28. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Dragon Claw Dragon 57 779s
29. Xerneas Geomancy Fairy Moonblast Fairy 30 838s
30. Gyarados (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 47 832s

How to use your newly caught Origin Forme Palkia?

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

  • Origin Forme Palkia’s Initial CP Range: 2,274–2,367
  • Origin Forme Palkia’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost with Weather Boost: 2,843–2,958
  • Available Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath (Dragon), Dragon Tail (Dragon)
  • Available Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail (Water), Draco Meteor (Dragon), Fire Blast (Fire), Hydro Pump (Water), Spacial Rend (Dragon)*
  • *Spacial Rend cannot be learned using any TM.

Dialga is a Water and Dragon-type Pokémon, which makes it resist Fire, Water, and Steel-type attacks. Palkia is an incredible Raid Attacker, due to it’s massive max CP, good choice of attacks, and an impressive bulk that can shatter even the most notorious raid bosses. Palkia is a popular choice against Mega Charizard, Dragonite, Groudon and more

As a Raid Attacker

Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia are true monster in Raids, and they offer an insane amount of damage without requiring any Mega evolution gimmicks. Origin Forme Palkia is one of the top 5 Dragon type attackers in Pokémon GO.

Although Origin Forme Palkia is overshadowed by Mega Rayquaza, Mega Garchomp, and Mega Salamence, it is the best non-Mega Dragon type in the game. It needs Spacial Rend, but it is a monster in its own right. Definitely worth using and powering up!

In the GO Battle League

While Palkia’s high CP disqualifies it from the Great and Ultra Leagues, it finds its true strength in the Master League. Palkia is unexpectedly bulky, and a wide pool of Charged Attacks make it a formidable opponent.

Palkia is only vulnerable to two types of attacks – Dragon and Fairy – but unfortunately, both are quite common in the Master League. That doesn’t mean Palkia is bad in the Master League, but you do have to work around this.

Do note that Dialga doesn’t have this typing problem!

Get a second move

Origin Forme Palkia’s strength lies with its moves, especially in the GO Battle League. With that being said, we strongly encourage you to pick up a second charge move. 

  • Aqua Tail, a Charged Attack of Palkia, may not be the most damaging but serves well in depleting opponents’ Protect Shields efficiently due to its low energy requirement.
  • Adding a second Charged Attack, like Draco Meteor, empowers Palkia with a devastating blow that leverages its same-type attack bonus
  • Palkia has not been a strong contender in the Master League up to this point, but Origin Forme Palkia may be more powerful with Spacial Rend as one of its Charged Attacks, as opposed to Draco Meteor.

Origin Forme Palkia: Stats and Max CP

Palkia (Origin) WaterDragon
Max CP at Level 40: 4142| Max CP at Level 50: 4683
ATK 286 DEF 223 HP 189
Weak to Resists
Dragon Fairy Fire Water Steel


Origin Forme Palkia Moves in Pokémon GO

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Aqua Tail Water
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Draco Meteor Dragon
  • Spacial Rend* Dragon

Be aware, Origin Forme Palkia can have a full Dragon type moveset. In this case, we recommend a team full of Fairy, that resists heavily against that moveset in particular.

If dragons are recommended, then it probably has Aqua Tail, Fire Blast or Hydro Pump as charge attack. So, in this case, long live the dragon supremacy.

Shiny Sprites

Shiny Origin Forme Palkia will be available right away! The purple parts become a strong pink, and its body and legs turns into a lighter pink.

Origin Forme Palkia Shiny Origin Forme Palkia
Pokémon GO Palkia (Origin) sprite Pokémon GO Shiny Palkia (Origin) sprite

Parting words

If you can, go for it. Origin Forme Palkia can be an interesting Pokémon. As well as being useful in raids, some Origin Forme Palkia may know Spacial Rend, a move that unlocks a special feature in the overworld, expanding the radius in which Pokémon can appear and be caught.

We talk more about the Adventure Effects here.

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Ricardo RCD
Ricardo RCD
Hi! I'm a portuguese part-time journalist and full-time trainer who fell in love with Pokémon in the Hoenn region. I've been playing Pokémon GO since day one, proud level 50 and Instinct for life.

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