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I get Girantina being a Ghost/Dragon type and Dialga being a Steel/Dragon type, but why is
Palkia a Water type.

Why is Palkia a Water type?
Because Palkia felt like it.

yeah its water type cause it is.
Because it is not a fire type ; )
Why is blastoise a water type ? Why is Dragonite a  Dragon type ?
Blastoise is water type cuz its a turtle, dragonit is dragon type cuz itsa dragon =3

3 Answers

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>The presence of fins in their back, the fish-like head and the pearls are possibly the reason for its Water type.

>Its secondary type may also originate from the weightlessness one experiences in water, such as the fact that astronauts use water to train for space expeditions.

Source: Bulbapedia/ Palkia

Just saying, I was already thinking of the second reason before I went on Bulbapedia. They just happened to think of it too.

I thought its because palkia remembles pearls and pearls come from underwater
I thought those were wings on its back it can fly in the anime
Then it is a flying fish (those are real. Look it up. )
2 votes

I had an idea, so I just decided to share it and see how many people agree with me. I think Palkia is water type because it's supposed to bring oceans to mind, which are very big and cover a lot of space, just as steel is durable and covers a lot of time.

I really like this one :D

Makes a lot of sense, tbh.
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Palkia is a water type because Dialga, Palkia and Giratina represent the three forms of matter:
Dialga is a steel type because it is the solid form.
Palkia is a water type because it is the liquid form.
And Giratina is a ghost type because it the gas form.

But the states of matter have nothing to do with their roles.
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Well, not exactly. Although, Giratina is based on antimatter. There are more than 3 states of matter anyway, you're forgetting plasma. But Dialga and Palkia are based on time and space respectively. I think a better explanation is the one most people go with, that being that pearls are found in water. But another explanation could be based on Ancient Egyptian Mythology, where "space" is seen as a large body of water.