Dialga Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Dialga counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Dialga Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Excadrill, Terrakion, Shadow Garchomp, Mega Blaziken, and Keldeo (Ordinary Forme). These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 3 - 8 Trainers to defeat Dialga in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #3
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #6
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *32.95936.416520s64.8
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *31.23566.926587s56.0
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 30.28527.928610s53.9
          4.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *31.50391.138630s52.3
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.69411.836635s51.8
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 30.07416.236643s51.1
          7.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 29.44431.734649s50.6
          8.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 29.44431.734649s50.6
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.08325.046668s49.9
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 30.47339.544670s49.5
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 29.75315.747695s47.9
          12.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *27.54415.236690s47.6
          13.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.02517.828693s47.6
          14.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 28.22375.339692s47.5
          15.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 24.81515.229722s45.8
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 26.78372.340722s45.5
          17.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 26.44366.640732s44.9
          18.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 23.76539.327743s44.6
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 27.05309.848749s44.2
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow UrsalunaShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *24.50442.033749s43.9
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 26.68314.247754s43.9
          22.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *24.97399.837751s43.7
          23.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 24.41373.440776s42.3
          24.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 24.41373.440776s42.3
          25.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 25.34316.347782s42.1
          26.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *21.97526.328797s41.7
          27.Thumbnail image of HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.55327.145795s41.4
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 24.48319.446801s41.1
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 23.99338.344803s40.9
          30.Thumbnail image of MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 24.49310.448806s40.9
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          Group size

          You need at least 3 Trainers to defeat a Dialga in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 3 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 5 - 8 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 9+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 3 Trainers

          Dialga CP range from Raids

          Dialga can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 2217 CP to 2307 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2771 CP to 2884 CP with Snow and Windy weather boost

          Dialga weaknesses

          Dialga type chart

          When fighting Dialga, keep in mind the that Steel and Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting and Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Electric, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Water, Grass, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GrassGrass39.1%
          PoisonPoison39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          RockRock62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Dialga Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting172.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground150.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dragon26.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire22.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark10.0%
          • fogFog
          Psychic6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Ice2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Dialga in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Dialga down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.