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)

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.

Evolution chart

Palkia changes

Pokédex entries

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.

Moves learned by Palkia

Moves learnt by level up

Palkia learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Scary FaceNormal 100
1Water PulseWater 60 100
8Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
16Ancient PowerRock 60 100
24SlashNormal 70 100
32Aqua RingWater
40Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
48Aura SphereFighting 80
56Power GemRock 80 100
64Aqua TailWater 90 90
72Earth PowerGround 90 100
80Spacial RendDragon 100 95
88Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Palkia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Palkia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlying 40 90
Scale ShotDragon 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Palkia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Palkia is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Palkia learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
1Scary FaceNormal 100
6Water PulseWater 60 100
10Ancient PowerRock 60 100
15SlashNormal 70 100
19Power GemRock 80 100
24Aqua RingWater
28Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
33Earth PowerGround 90 100
37Aura SphereFighting 80
42Aqua TailWater 90 90
46Spacial RendDragon 100 95
50Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Palkia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Palkia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Palkia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Palkia can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Heal BlockPsychic 100 Generation 4 — Level up
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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
Shiny Palkia Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Palkia Shiny sprite from Black & White Palkia Shiny sprite from X & Y

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
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

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’