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What is a good moveset for Dialga?

4 votes

Also hasn't been asked. I'm using:

Dragon Pulse: Good power, high accuracy, STAB.
Aura Sphere: Good power, doesn't miss, deals with Normal and Steel types.
Thunder: High power, good chance to paralyze, deals with Water and Flying types.
Earthquake: Of course.

Dialga learnset

asked Aug 15, 2010 by trachy
edited Oct 10, 2012 by 5th of November
E-Quake? Dialga has low attack.
120 base attack is not low
earth power is slightly weaker but compliments his 150 base sp attack, and dragon pulse over roar of time, Dialgas signature move? no thanks

10 Answers

5 votes

Roar of Time is cool! my Dialga win against 3 pokemon in a row with Roar of Time! you should keep it...
Aura Sphere, it's an ultimate fighting type that never miss, learned by high level! so, get use to it...
Earthquake, the most powerfull ground type move! Don't change it...
And the last one is your choice, i think between Thunder and Flash Cannon for STAB. That's my opinion...

answered Aug 15, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
You should can Earthquake for Earth power.
You mean, "You should replace Earthquake with Earth Power, because it is special like the rest of the set."
4 votes


Dialga @ Leftovers

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 128 HP / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Flash Cannon
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Earth Power
  • Aura Sphere
answered Sep 4, 2011 by Hex
Where did you get this picture?!?! is epic and good set
Thank you, i really like the pic as well.
got it here: http://gallery.gtsplus.net/dialga
THanks
You're welcome.
Doesn't everyone agree that there should be a Primal Dialga event?
2 votes

Rain Sweeper Dialga

Dialga @ Leftovers
Pressure
Modest
128 HP/ 252 SpA/ 128 SpD

Thunder- This is his most versatile move on this set. He can use it to hit a lot in Ubers with super and normal effective damage. With so many bulky rain stall/sweepers, he can punch holes in most teams with this amazing offensive attack.

Ice Beam- Thus his BoltBeam set is completed leaving very little able to resist him. He will now be able to hit almost everything super-effectively leaving very little in his wake.

Aura Sphere- With Aura Sphere, Dialga can hit everything (Excluding Shedinja, but who uses shedinja in Ubers) with at least normal effective damage. It also minimizes any chance of having other Steel types swtiching in on him.

Now adding a Dragon type attack in here would only allowing him to hit an extra 3 Pokemon super-effectively so I chose something else.

Earth Power- This added onto the set allows him to hit another 102 Pokemon super-effectively. Think about that an extra 102! Plus adding this move on allows him to have the best type coverage I have ever found!!! (Check it out, you might want to use this coverage)

So I think this set is uberly overprotective of ones-self. It can hit all of its checks exceptionall hard, and he also hase the bulk to take a few major hits. Plus, his monstrous SpA stat allows him to OHKO almost anything he is faced against!

answered Dec 13, 2012 by DracoArceus
No STAB?
1 vote

Gen V

Dialga @ Leftovers

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def

Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)

  • Bulk Up
  • Draco Meteor
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

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Ability:Telephaty
Nature:Modest(+SAtk,-Atk)
Item:Adamant orb
Roar of time- STAB, really powerful, can take down pretty much anyone
Flash cannon- STAB, good damage
Earth power- Why Eartquake when you can have Earth power
Aura sphere- Good damage, never misses
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answered Feb 20, 2013 by Nr755
0 votes

I'll give a set were Dialga can use whithout problem Roar Of Time ad OHKO most pokemon. Also with this set it will be easier to sweep evem with Dialga's lack of speed:

Dialga:@Adamant Orb

Nature: Modest

Trait:Pressure

EVs: 252SpAtk, 252Spd, 4HP

  • Thunder wave
  • Double team
  • Roar Of Time
  • Flash Cannon/Aura sphere/Ice beam

Strategy:Thunder wave helps Dialga to sweep because of his lack of speed when it also helps him dodge. Double team is here and helped with thunder wave makes Dialga one unhitable target.
Roar of Time can be used whithout problem since at the turn of rest it will evade the attack due to double team and thunder wave. Also it is the ultimate move that can OHKO any oppenent even with 2 X resistance. You can use Flash cannon for more Adamat orb abuse, Aura spehere for a multi-coverage and no-miss move, whe Ice beam is here for coverage.

answered Jun 16, 2011 by GAMEBEATER
Wait.... how does dialga learn double team :O?
Thunder Wave doesn't make it better to evade attacks :p
0 votes

A Risky but worth set:
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Dialga (M) @Life Orb
Trait: Pressure
EV's: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 HP
Nature: Timid (+Spe -Atk)
- Overheat
- Draco Meteor
- Hyper Beam
- Blizzard/Thunder/Flash Cannon (Use Blizzard for Hail teams and Thunder for Rain teams)


Overall, this is the set that I use and the set which I have succeeded in winning with. This is a set for extremely powerful
Dialga...but your'e going to have to switch after every attack. This
set covers most types and I think its pretty good.


answered Dec 13, 2012 by Flare
Maybe try a Modest or Calm nature because of his lackluster speed. And use FireBlast over Overheat because the drawbacks from Overheat are atrocious. DM is fine. Use Aura Sphere over Hyper Beam because  AS can deal more damage over 2 turns than HB over 2 and you cannot switch while recharging in teh metagame. And the last move is fine. I am just trying to help you in your Quest for points Flare ;) but overall, it is a pretty decent set. i hope this helps ya man.  :) :)
I agree with you, DracoArceus. I don't really like risky movesets either.
And why waste his power and bulk over a few ultra powerful moves.
0 votes

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Dialga @ Choice Scarf

Ability: Pressure

Nature: Adamant (+Attack, -Sp. Atk.)

-Ice Beam (To get rid of Ground type)

-Aerial Ace (To get rid of Fighting type)

-Roar of Time (STAB, Dialga's signature move)

-Iron Head (STAB, good power, good chance to flinch)

*You can replace Iron Head with Flash Cannon, although same power and accuraccy.

answered Mar 9, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
Adamant on a pokemon with mostly special attacks?
<.< I am a noob, so.
That could actually work because it kind of equals the ATK and Sp.ATK on Dialga. Since this moveset is using half/half, it can work well.
Dialga can't learn Iron Head.
It learns Iron Head in move tutor BW2
0 votes

A set I've used on Pokemon Online to great effect:

Trick Room Sweeper
Nature: Quiet (+SAtk -Spd)
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure (Telepathy works just as well though)
EVs: 252 HP, 4 Def, 252 Sp.Atk
IVs: 0 Spd
Trick Room (TM)
Draco Meteor (Tutor, max happiness)
Fire Blast (TM)/ Aura Sphere (Level)
Thunder (TM)/ Dragon Pulse (Tutor, 10 Blue Shards)

Dialga's too slow to sweep, right? Actually no. In Trick Room, it "outruns" everything apart from Ferrothorn and Forretress. With absolutely minimum speed, it's slower than neutral Skarmory. Draco Meteor mauls everything not resisting it. Fire Blast takes care of the Pokemon who do, OHKOing 252/252 Ferrothorn outside rain. Aura Sphere should be used if Dialga's on a rain team. Thunder's a great move to use in rain, nailing Kyogre and Ho-Oh. Dragon Pulse is a reliable STAB for when you don't want Draco Meteor's stat penalties.

answered May 16, 2013 by WCCS
edited May 15, 2013 by WCCS
0 votes

Special:
Dialga @ Power Herb / Adamant Orb
Ability: Telepathy
Nature: Modest
252 SAtk /252 HP /4 Speed

  • Roar of Time - Great signature STAB, Power Herb for one turn for the first use.
  • Aura Sphere - A must. Never misses and covers other Steel-types.
  • Flash Cannon /Earth Power - Decisions, decisions. STAB or coverage.
  • .....Ice Beam - HA. I like its coverage, so why not?

Physical: (No good moves...)
Dialga @ White Herb /Wide Lens
Ability: Telepathy
Nature: Brave /Quiet
252 Atk /252 HP /4 SAtk

  • Earthquake - Duh.
  • Iron Tail /Stone Edge - Unreliable both ways; better coverage with Stone Edge but STAB with Iron Tail. Wide Lens for boosted accuracy.
  • Aerial Ace - The physical Aura Sphere. Coverage and never misses.
  • Draco Meteor - HAhaha. Lowering SAtk won't effect the rest of this set and could be prevented with the White Herb.

I don't mean to give myself a ribbon, but this is probably the best Dialga moveset posted. :P

answered Apr 25 by Mega Evolution Guru