Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Dialga

Guide for the best counters against Dialga during Battle Raids!

Dialga is a legendary dual-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO and can control time. Like other Dragon-type Pokémons, it can use various elemental attacks too. Dialga is quite a tough Pokémon to fight against but it’s also not impossible to defeat it. Here’s our Pokémon Go guide about the best counters for Dialga and how to come out victorious from the fight.

Dialga in Pokémon GO

Pokémon Go Dialga
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Dialga is a legendary Steel and Dragon-type Pokémon which automatically makes it vulnerable to Fighting and Ground-type attacks. It has a max CP of 4038 which is quite a lot and as it is a dual-type Pokémon, there are some interesting counter-attacking strategies against it. Players will need to use strong Pokémons against it to exploit its weaknesses in Fighting and Ground-type attacks.

Dialga Movesets 

The best movesets for Dialga are Metal Claw and Draco Meteor with both of them having a combined DPS of 63.7. It is the best combination of moves against opponents in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Its best moveset includes both Fast and Charge moves so players need to carefully assemble their team against it with the best counters.

Best counters against Dialga in Pokémon GO

Here is the list of the best counters that one can use against Dialga and guarantee a win.

  • Lucario: Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Earthquake 
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake 
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Meloetta (Pirouette): Low Kick/Close Combat
  • Blaziken: Counter/Focus Blast
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/ Earthquake 
  • Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Pheromosa: Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Buzzwole: Counter/Superpower 
  • Breloom: Counter/Dynamic Punch 
  • Hariyama: Counter/Dynamic Punch 
  • Haxorus: Counter/Earthquake 
  • Emboar: Low Kick/ Focus Blast
  • Terrakion: Zen Headbutt/Sacred Sword 
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Sirfetch’d: Counter/Close Combat
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap /Earthquake 
  • Bewear: Low Kick/Superpower 
  • Toxicroak: Counter/Dynamic Punch 
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/Bulldoze 
  • Alakazam: Counter/Focus Blast
  • Donphan: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Sawk: Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Golem: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Heracross: Counter/Close Combat
  • Swampert: Mud Shot/Earthquake 
  • Virizion: Quick Attack/Sacred Sword
  • Zamazenta(Hero): Snarl/Close Combat
  • Chesnaught: Low Kick/Superpower 
  • Yvetal: Snarl/Focus Blast
Pokémon Go Dialga Counters
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The best Pokémon to have in the team against Dialga are strong Ground and Fighting types like Machamp, Groudon, Landorus, and more. Their counters are good enough against this legendary Tier 5 Raid Boss Pokémon and players can also get an upper hand in the fight if it is Sunny or Cloudy weather as Dialga becomes more vulnerable in it. Players should also try to avoid fighting it in Snow or Windy conditions as its abilities get boosted in it. Keeping these few things in mind and selecting the collect Pokémon in the team will ensure the perfect victory for the players.

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