Palkia

Palkia is a Water/Dragon type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Spatial Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 484
Type Water Dragon
Species Spatial Pokémon
Height 4.2 m (13′09″)
Weight 336.0 kg (740.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Telepathy (hidden ability)
Local № 150 (Diamond/Pearl)
150 (Platinum)
150 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
236 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 306
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 120
220 372
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 150
274 438
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 100
184 328
Total 680 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Palkia.

Pokédex data

National № 484
Type Water Dragon
Species Spatial Pokémon
Height 6.3 m (20′08″)
Weight 660.0 kg (1455.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Telepathy (hidden ability)
Local № 150 (Diamond/Pearl)
150 (Platinum)
150 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
236 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate

Breeding

Egg Groups
Gender
Egg cycles

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 150
274 438
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 120
220 372
Total 680 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Palkia.

Evolution chart

Palkia changes

Pokédex entries

Palkia

Diamond It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
Pearl It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.
Platinum A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with PALKIA’s every breath.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its total control over the boundaries of space enable it to transport itself to faraway places or even other dimensions.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. It is said that space becomes more stable with Palkia’s every breath.
X
Omega Ruby
It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
Brilliant Diamond It has the ability to distort space. It is described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology.
Shining Pearl It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. Palkia appears in mythology.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon is feared as a deity in Hisuian legend. The birth of Palkia was what caused the walls of our world to disappear, creating a sky that spans for infinity.

Origin Forme

Legends: Arceus It soars across the sky in a form that greatly resembles the creator of all things. Perhaps this imitation of appearance is Palkia’s strategy for gaining Arceus’s powers.

Moves learned by Palkia

Moves learnt by level up

Palkia learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
1Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
8Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
16Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
24SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
32Aqua RingWaterStatus
40Spacial RendDragonSpecial 100 95
48Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
56Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80
64Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
72Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
80Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
88Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Palkia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Move Tutor moves

Palkia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90

Moves learnt by TM

Palkia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Palkia learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
6Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
12SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
19Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
27Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
36Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
42Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
47Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
55Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
60Spacial RendDragonSpecial 100 95

Move Tutor moves

Palkia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Palkia sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Palkia  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Palkia  sprite from Black & White Palkia  sprite from X & Y Palkia  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Palkia Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Palkia Shiny sprite from Black & White Palkia Shiny sprite from X & Y Palkia Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Palkia

Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl
Platinum
Spear Pillar
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Sinjoh Ruins
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Temple of Sinnoh

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Palkia
Japanese パルキア (Palkia)
German Palkia
French Palkia

Name origin

pearl
precious stone; game of which Palkia is the mascot
kai
Japanese for ‘ocean’