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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
4.5 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
-

Pokemon Stats

336.00 kg Weight
4.20 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3991
ATK 280
DEF 215
STA 189

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Dragon Breath is inferior to Dragon Tail.
  • With only 1-bar charge moves, Palkia's best suited for Draco Meteor for STAB and effectiveness against itself.
  • Hydro Pump hits harder than Fire Blast.

PVE Overview

Palkia's got the stats to be one of the best Dragon-types around. Unfortunately, Draco Meteor holds it back from being anywhere near Rayquaza's damage output. No Water-type fast moves also make it unviable as a Water-type attacker. It still holds its own against other Dragon-types and should be considered in the same manner as Dragonite and Salamence. It tends to rank as a Supreme counter against many Dragon types, but it may not be the strongest general dragon-type legendary investment.

Despite being slightly below the top now, Palkia can potentially look forward to a brighter future, as in the main series it has a dragon-type special move called Spacial Rend. However, when/if/how this will be implemented remains to be seen.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Dragon Breath+Draco Meteor and Hydro Pump OR Fire Blast

Blessed with one of the best STAB quick moves that it could hope for in PVP, Palkia uses Dragon Breath's 4 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3 EPT (Energy Per Turn) to great effect. It hits targets hard while charging its expensive STAB charge moves Draco Meteor (150 Power/75 Energy) and Hydro Pump (130 Power/75 Energy) reasonably fast. These two moves allow Palkia to hit shieldless opponents very hard, taking huge chunks out of even neutral targets. Fire Blast (140 Power/80 Energy) is a bit slower and weaker than Hydro Pump when STAB is taken into account, but it gives Palkia a different effectiveness profile, in particularly punishing Steel types that would switch in expecting a Draco Meteor.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 0 / 5

Palkia's CP is too high to enter the Great League

Ultra League: 1 / 5

Palkia has virtually no use in the Ultra League due to its restricted CP and lack of solid niches.

Master League: 4 / 5

Palkia is a very solid choice for the Master League. Its typing nets it several notable resistances and leaves it with only two weaknesses; Dragon and the under-represented Fairy. It hits very hard and has a good moveset for what it does.The issue is that its exact niche is fairly restricted. It has the coveted Dragon Breath as a quick move, but its charged moves are all slow, one-bar hits. For this reason it doesn't function very well as a counter, and is instead a powerful closer. The goal with Palkia is to bring it in on a weakened foe lacking shields and hopefully net a KO with quick-move spam, and then unload a nuke-powered charged move on whatever follows up. In this niche, Palkia is extremely powerful, though it is countered by Togekiss, Melmetal, and Lugia on even terms.

Fast Moves

6
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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
15
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
8.18
13.64
17.05

Charge Moves

140
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
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
4.20
0.80
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
150
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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
130
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
2.10
0.00
1.30
39.39
49.24
51.21

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Dragon Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Water 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
20014956
2001.5103116
2002156176
2002.5209237
4003262297
4003.5315357
4004369417
4004.5422478
6005475538
6005.5528598
6006581658
6006.5635719
8007688779
8007.5741839
8008794899
8008.5847959
100099011020
10009.59541080
10001010071140
100010.510571197
13001111081254
130011.511581311
13001212081368
130012.512591425
16001313091482
160013.513591539
16001414101596
160014.514601653
19001515101710
190015.515611767
19001616111824
190016.516611881
22001717121938
220017.517621995
22001818132052
220018.518632109
25001919132166
250019.519642223
25002020142280
250020.520642337
30002121152394
300021.521652451
30002222152508
300022.522662565
35002323162622
350023.523662679
35002424172736
350024.524672793
40002525182850
400025.525682907
40002626182964
400026.526693021
45002727193078
450027.527693135
45002828203192
450028.528703249
50002929213307
500029.529713364
50003030213421
500030.530473449
60003130723478
600031.530973506
60003231223535
600032.531473563
70003331723592
700033.531983620
70003432233649
700034.532483677
80003532733706
800035.532983734
80003633233763
800036.533493791
90003733743820
900037.533993848
90003834243877
900038.534493905
100003934743934
1000039.535003962
100004035253991
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