Palkia is one of Pokémon Go’s strongest dragon-types, making it a worthwhile raid target. In our Pokémon Go Palkia guide, we’ll explain Palkia’s best moveset, the best counters to use against it, and its weaknesses.
Palkia best counters and weaknesses
Palkia’s water- and dragon-typing give it only two weaknesses: dragon- and fairy-types. Use any of these Palkia best counters and weaknesses to take it down:
- Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Outrage
- Salamence with Dragon Tail and Outrage
- Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Outrage or Draco Meteor
- Gardevoir with Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Palkia is tricky because if the one you’re raiding against has Draco Meteor, your dragon-types will die quickly. Pay attention to the recommended team that the game gives you. If you see fairy- and steel-types in your recommended party, consider putting the bulk of your dragons on the bench this time.
Remember that Cloudy weather boosts fairy-type moves and windy weather boosts dragon-type moves.
Palkia best moveset
Palkia’s best moveset is Dragon Tail with Draco Meteor, plain and simple.
Can Palkia be Shiny?
Lucky players may encounter a Shiny Palkia. If you do see a Shiny, you’ll catch it on the first ball you hit it with, so use a Pinap Berry to score some extra candy.