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Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all Tier 3
PvE Attacker Rating 4.5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 4 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

683.00 kg Weight
5.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
4038
ATK 275
DEF 211
STA 205

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Dragon Breath should be paired with Draco Meteor for top TDO against Dragon-types.
  • Metal Claw should be paired with Iron Head for top Steel-type DPS.
  • Thunder isn't useful on Dialga.

PVE Overview

The Temporal Pokemon has arrived, and it is a great asset to most teams. As the only Dragon that doesn't take Super Effective damage from other Dragon-types, it has a TDO that outclasses most of its fellow dragon-type counters. However, its DPS leaves a bit to be desired in most cases, lagging behind Rayquaza, Palkia, Salamence, and Dragonite. Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor really hold it back. As a Steel-type attacker, it's one of the best! It's only beaten by legacy Metagross. Unfortunately, that isn't very useful. 

Dialga does have some hope for the future in the form of its signature move, Roar of Time. However, this move doesn't yet exist in the game, so time will tell when/if it will change Dialga's place in the meta.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Dragon Breath+Iron Head and Thunder

Dragon Breath may be lackluster and outclassed in PVE, but in PVP it sports 4 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3 EPT (Energy Per Turn). This combined with STAB and Dragon's fantastic coverage makes it an outstanding PVP move, and one that Dialga uses to deadly effect, racking up harsh damage while charging up moves at a good rate. Iron Head (70 Power/50 Energy) doesn't hit much for super effective damage, but it comes out decently fast and hits decently hard with STAB, making it Dialga's bread-and-butter. Thunder (100 Power/60 Energy) offers good coverage alongside Iron Head and hits threats such as Lugia and Gyarados for super effective damage while hitting steel types such as Melmetal and Metagross that resist the rest of Dialga's moveset for neutral damage. Dialga's many great qualities allow it to come in as a great generalist, punching holes in anything that doesn't counter it while staying alive through a surprising amount of damage. 

Dragon Breath+Iron Head and Draco Meteor

While offering far narrower coverage than Thunder when combined with Dialga's other options, Draco Meteor (150 Power/75 Energy) is an absolute nuke, having one of the highest damage:energy ratios in the game while coming off of Dialga's huge attack stat and STAB. The one issue is the fact that it takes a ton of energy to use. This moveset causes Dialga to act more as a closer by putting down large threats with a deadly, narrowly resisted blow while also dealing super effective damage to both Giratina formes and Dragonite. However, steel types in particular wall it hard and can cause this PVP king to struggle to pull off a win. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 0 / 5

Dialga's CP is too high to be used in the Great League.

Ultra League: 4 / 5

Dialga operates very well in the Ultra League, leveraging many of the same tools that allow it to succeed in the Master League: a great type combination, great moves, and great stat-distribution. It can't stand up to Giratina-Altered for the crown here, but it's definitely a good Pokemon to use in the Ultra league as it can help patch up holes with its laundry list of resistances and great power, bulk, and coverage.

Master League: 5 / 5

Dialga is the undisputed master of the Master League, dethroning its trio-brother Giratina from grace the moment that it was released. Dialga is THE Pokemon to beat, and THE Pokemon to have in the Master League. It has very few disadvantageous matchups, and will be the deciding factor if you're not prepared for it in some way. It can take on any roll in the PVP meta ranging from lead to generalist to closer with outstanding results, making its versatility as outstanding as its power. Moving forward, few Pokemon in future generations threaten Dialga's dominance to any great degree, with the most imminent counter being the inevitable release of the generation 4 Dragon/Ground type, Garchomp. However, one additional counter is not likely to lower Dialga from its current glory very far.

Fast Moves

6
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
8
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.20
10.00
11.43
14.29

Charge Moves

150
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.50
0.00
1.50
41.67
52.08
62.50
60
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.40
0.00
1.20
31.58
39.47
37.89
100
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
1.00
0.00
1.00
41.67
52.08
41.67

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Dragon Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Steel Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20015057
2001.5104118
2002158179
2002.5212239
4003266300
4003.5320361
4004374422
4004.5427483
6005481544
6005.5535605
6006589666
6006.5643727
8007697788
8007.5751849
8008805910
8008.5859971
100099131032
10009.59671093
10001010201154
100010.510711211
13001111221269
130011.511731327
13001212251384
130012.512761442
16001313271500
160013.513781558
16001414291615
160014.514801673
19001515311731
190015.515821788
19001616331846
190016.516841904
22001717351961
220017.517862019
22001818372077
220018.518882134
25001919392192
250019.519902250
25002020412307
250020.520922365
30002121432423
300021.521942480
30002222452538
300022.522962596
35002323472654
350023.523982711
35002424492769
350024.525002827
40002525512884
400025.526022942
40002626533000
400026.527043058
45002727553115
450027.528063173
45002828573231
450028.529083288
50002929593346
500029.530113404
50003030623462
500030.530873490
60003131133519
600031.531383548
60003231643577
600032.531893606
70003332153635
700033.532403663
70003432663692
700034.532913721
80003533173750
800035.533423779
80003633683808
800036.533933836
90003734193865
900037.534443894
90003834703923
900038.534953952
100003935213981
1000039.535464009
100004035724038
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