Pokemon Go Palkia Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses and Moveset

Once again, Dialga has departed Pokemon Go, but another mythical Pokemon has taken its place. Palkia, the legendary cover monster of Pokemon Pearl, will appear in five-star raids until Aug. 10. Not only does this provide you with another opportunity to capture it if you’ve previously missed it, but if you’re lucky, you may discover a gleaming Palkia.


Dragon Pokemon Palkia

Here are some strategies to help you survive and capture Palkia before it leaves raids.

Palkia Raid Hours

Palkia will appear in five-star raid battles until 10 a.m. on August 10 local time. These assaults will happen at irregular intervals throughout that period, but you’ll have more opportunities to battle the mythical Pokemon on August 3, during Pokemon Go’s Raid Hour event. That night, from 6 to 7 p.m., Palkia raids will take place at additional gyms, giving you more chances to capture it.

Palkia weaknesses

Palkia is a dragon/water hybrid, making it vulnerable to only two types: fairy and dragon. The former are especially useful against the mythical Pokemon; not only do fairy Pokemon inflict super-effective damage on Palkia, they also resist its dragon-type assaults.

Other dragon Pokemon have an edge against Palkia if you don’t have enough fairy Pokemon on your team. Other dragon Pokemon, on the other hand, may take super-effective damage from its dragon-type assaults and will not last as long in battle.

Best Palkia counters

Here are some of the finest Pokemon and attacks to employ against Palkia:


  • Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor
  • Salamence: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Reshiram: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor
  • Zekrom: Dragon Breath, Outrage
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor


  • Clefable: Charm, Dazzling Gleam
  • Alolan Ninetales: Charm, Dazzling Gleam
  • Sylveon: Charm, Moonblast
  • Primarina: Charm, Moonblast
  • Granbull: Charm, Play Rough
  • Gardevoir: Charm, Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss: Charm, Dazzling Gleam

Best moveset for Palkia

Water-type attacks aren’t the only ones that Palkia may learn. However, if you teach it dragon-type techniques, it will be most effective. The legendary Pokemon will inflict the most damage if it knows the Fast Attack Dragon Tail and the Charged Attack Draco Meteor.

August will bring a number of exciting activities to Pokémon Go, including Community Day and the World Championships coronation. In our August events roundup, you’ll be able to discover everything that’s going on in the game next month.