The best moveset for Palkia in Pokémon Go

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Palkia is considered to be one of the strongest Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go. If you can catch it, we highly recommend taking it to the Master League to use it against other players. Several Pokémon can counter this, but you will be a tough opponent to fight, mainly based on the other two choices you choose for your full team. You want to make sure your Palkia is as strong as possible and do it; you have to teach him the best moves. This guide details the best moveset Palkia can use Pokémon Go.



Palkia is a Dragon and Water type Pokémon. It will be weak against Dragon and Fairy-type moves, but is resistant to Fire, Steel, and Water-type attacks. While it may not have as many resistances as Dialga does, not many Pokémon can beat Palkia in a direct battle.

These are all the moves Palkia can learn.

Quick moves

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon type) - 4 damage and 3 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) - 1 turn
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon type) - 13 damage and 3 energy per turn (4,3 damage per turn) - 3 turns

Moves loaded

  • Aqua Tail (Water type) - 50 damage and 35 energy
  • Meteor Draco (Dragon-type) - 150 damage and 65 energy (100% chance to reduce user's attack by two degrees)
  • Fire Blast (Fire type) - 140 damage and 80 energy
  • Hydro Pump (Water type) - 130 damage and 75 energy

When choosing Palkia's quick move, you always want to go with the dragon's tail. Before the Pokémon Go Battle League season 8 adjustments, the dragon tail wasn't the best choice. But it has received a buff and does enough damage to make it a much more useful attack. Palkia will be able to bring some heat into any battle that uses the dragon tail, especially in PvP.



For loaded moves, there is no competition. You can throw a blast of fire and a water pump. Unfortunately, both of these attacks use a good amount of energy, meaning you won't be able to use them too often during battle, even though Palkia has the defense to withstand several attacks from an enemy. Despite this, draco meteor and aqua tail can be used much more often. Additionally, they both receive a STAB modifier, dealing more damage each time Palkia uses them.



The best moveset to teach Palkia is the fast moving dragon tail and the moves loaded with meteor and water tail drakes.

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