Palkia Raid Counters Guide

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Palkia is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO (54793 Combat Power). Best Palkia counters are strong Dragon types like Dialga, Rayquaza, Salamence, Palkia, Zekrom and Dragonite.

It should be noted that Palkia is only weak to the Dragon and Fairy types.

Palkia can have the following CP values when caught in a post-raid encounter:

  • 2190 – 2280 CP in normal weather conditions
  • 2737 – 2850 CP in Windy and Rainy weather for weather boosts.

Palkia can be beaten by 3-5 high-level players and 6-9 lower level players.

Palkia Raid Counters

The following Pokémon are considered to be best Palkia raid counters in Pokémon GO.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 651.07s 21.50
2. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 627.74s 29.00
3. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 627.64s 29.38
4. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 649.76s 24.00
5. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 661.05s 27.50
6. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 675.99s 28.13
7. Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 670.55s 29.25
8. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 660.86s 32.75
9. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 672.10s 30.00
10. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 698.03s 30.00
11. Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 753.69s 24.50
12. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 735.53s 31.75
13. Zacian Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 769.81s 21.00
14. Latias Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 763.22s 27.14
15. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 777.32s 22.00
16. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 724.47s 40.00
17. Exeggutor (Alola) Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 759.33s 32.14
18. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 796.35s 23.25
19. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Pulse Dragon 775.21s 32.63
20. Tyrantrum Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 762.62s 36.63
21. Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Pulse Dragon 805.04s 22.00
22. Tapu Koko Quick Attack Normal Dazzling Gleam Fairy 795.58s 28.50
23. Primarina Charm Fairy Moonblast Fairy 840.65s 20.38
24. Goodra Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 825.65s 22.83
25. Tapu Bulu Bullet Seed Grass Dazzling Gleam Fairy 844.38s 21.17
26. Granbull Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 819.20s 30.00
27. Sylveon Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 874.87s 20.33
28. Rampardos Zen Headbutt Psychic Outrage Dragon 795.60s 44.20
29. Kommo-o Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 826.87s 26.83
30. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 822.82s 34.67
31. Tapu Lele Confusion Psychic Moonblast Fairy 913.47s 19.50
32. Meloetta (Aria) Quick Attack Normal Dazzling Gleam Fairy 882.83s 30.50
33. Gyarados Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 858.01s 26.00
34. Archeops Wing Attack Flying Dragon Claw Dragon 844.15s 29.00

Best Mega Pokémon against Palkia

Reminder: Mega-Evolved Pokémon give other Pokémon special bonuses when brought to a Raid Battle. While a Mega-Evolved Pokémon is on the battlefield, all Trainers’ Pokémon receive an attack boost to all their attacks and gain an additional attack boost if their attack types match the Mega-Evolved Pokémon’s type(s).

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 456.80s 20.75
2. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 494.11s 17.38
3. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 538.93s 26.00
4. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Dragon Pulse Dragon 606.58s 26.50
5. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy 641.31s 19.25
6. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 652.81s 18.00
7. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 607.33s 32.63

Palkia Moves Analysis

Palkia’s move pool consists of different two Dragon-type fast moves and three differently typed charge moves:

Fast Charge
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Draco Meteor Dragon
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Aqua Tail Water
  • Draco Meteor is Palkia’s hardest moveset. DM is super effective against all Dragon typed counters and makes the whole fight much harder (like 30% harder). Be very careful against this move, it will wipe you if you’re not careful
  • Hydro Pump is almost as dangerous as Draco Meteor. It deals a lot of damage, has STAB and it’s a great move in general, especially when used by a raid boss. Luckily, most counters take neutral or reduced damage from Water attacks
  • Fire Blast is Palkia’s easiest charge move, as it deals significantly less damage than Hydro Pump and Draco Meteor, plus it doesn’t have STAB effect.
  • Aqua Tail is Palkia’s cheapest charged move but is largely resisted by most Dragon types

Tips on countering Draco Meteor Palkia

  • When fighting a Draco Meteor Palkia you should expect to faint a lot
  • Draco Meteor is a likely one-hit-KO for most Palkia counters
  • We recommend a minimum of 4 people

Weather Effects

Palkia will be boosted by Rainy and Windy weather while being more vulnerable in Windy and Cloudy weather.

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Boosts Palkia’s Fire Blast
Windy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Dragon attackers Boosts Palkia’s Dragon Breath, Dragon Tail, and Draco Meteor
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts Fairy attackers
Rainy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Palkia’s Hydro Pump

Shiny Palkia

A shiny Palkia is available in Pokémon GO. Lucky Trainers may encounter it in the post-raid Catch Reward Encounter.

Regular Shiny

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