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Pokemon GO: Palkia Raid Guide – Counters & Weaknesses

Palkia is making a return to raids in Pokemon GO! Read on to find out how to beat it easily!

Debuting alongside Dialga in Generation IV, this powerful Pokemon is back in raids from July 31 – August 8. Palkia is coming right after the Raid boss Dialga allowing players to grab both in a short amount of time!

Since Palkia is a legendary Pokemon, it is insanely strong. As such we’ve prepared a guide below to help you beat it easily!

Be sure to check out the full Pokemon GO Raid schedule for August here!

Pokemon GO Logo with Palkia

Best Counters To Palkia

Palkia Type Weaknesses

  • Dragon
  • Fairy

As a Water/Dragon type Pokemon, there are only 2 types that are super effective against this Raid boss, shown above.

Moves of the above types will deal 160% damage! great for easily beating this boss. However, there are also 3 types that Palkia is resistant to:

  • Steel
  • Fire
  • Water

Steel type moves will deal 63% damage whereas Fire and Water moves will only deal 39% meaning they should be avoided where possible.

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Best Pokemon To Use In Palkia Raids

  • Gardevoir
  • Dragonite
  • Salamence
  • Togekiss
  • Haxorus

Above is a list of 5 Pokemon we recommend using in Raids against Palkia. This is due to their access to moves that are super-effective against the Raid boss.

Palkia on Pokemon GO background

Stats And Moves

  • Attack: 280
  • Stamina: 189
  • Defense: 215

Just like other Raid bosses, Palkia has the potential to be shiny when caught.

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On top of that Palkia has access to the following moves:

Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)*
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon)*

Charged Moves

  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)*
  • Draco Meteor (Dragon)*
  • Aqua Tail (Water)*

Moves marked with * benefit from STAB (Same type attack bonus) leading to a 20% attack increase

So, will you be catching Palkia? Let us know below!

Hopefully, Niantic will have fixed the glitch of Daily Adventure Incense giving no spawns before Palkia leaves raids!

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