Palkia

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

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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. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 623.41s 29.00
2. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 651.05s 21.75
3. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 648.33s 23.75
4. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 629.81s 29.38
5. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 660.95s 27.88
6. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Tail Outrage 704.31s 19.00
7. Dragonite Dragon Tail Outrage 675.43s 28.63
8. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 672.91s 29.25
9. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 672.11s 29.88
10. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 661.01s 32.88
11. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 679.06s 31.75
12. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 698.34s 30.13
13. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 753.88s 24.13
14. Kyurem Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 733.71s 31.88
15. Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 736.94s 36.13
16. Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 795.69s 23.25
17. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Dragon Pulse 773.69s 31.25
18. Latias Dragon Breath Outrage 781.89s 30.63
19. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dragon Pulse 776.43s 32.63
20. Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Dragon Pulse 820.77s 29.38
21. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 782.95s 41.75
22. Goodra Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 833.86s 29.38
23. Exeggutor (Alola) Dragon Tail Dragon Pulse 814.68s 36.13
24. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psystrike 828.60s 33.63
25. Granbull Charm Play Rough 837.62s 35.38
26. Gyarados Dragon Tail Outrage 868.29s 28.63
27. Rampardos Smack Down Outrage 798.77s 47.75
28. Giratina Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 920.84s 25.88
29. Giratina (Altered) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 922.00s 26.13
30. Kingdra Dragon Breath Outrage 893.52s 34.25
31. Regigigas Hidden Power Giga Impact 931.74s 32.50
32. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Outrage 890.85s 42.71
33. Archeops Wing Attack Dragon Claw 861.73s 51.38
34. Landorus Mud Shot Outrage 899.39s 42.57
35. Clefable Charm Dazzling Gleam 964.46s 28.50

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
Snow
Rainy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Palkia’s Hydro Pump
Fog
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