In Pokémon GO, from July 31 to August 10, you will encounter the legendary monster Palkia in Tier 5 Raids. We show you how to easily defeat the raid boss.
San Francisco – There are new opponents in Raid Battles in Pokémon GO. From July 31st to August 10th, Trainers will face the legendary Pokémon Palkia in Tier 5 Raids. The monster has existed since the fourth generation and should not be missing from any team. Because of its types, it is extremely strong and a good addition to any fight.
|name of the game||Pokemon GO|
|Release (date of first publication)||July 06, 2016|
|genre||Augmented reality, mobile|
Pokémon GO: Palkia counter guide – the 20 best attackers against the raid boss
Palkia has these weaknesses: Palkia is Dragon and Water-types in Pokémon GO, just like in the main series games. Therefore, it is only vulnerable to two types: Dragon and Fairy. With Dragon Pokemon you put Palkia to good use, but you also have to take a lot of damage yourself. In the best-case scenario, your chosen monsters should therefore have a high HP and defensive value.
Pokémon GO: Palkia Counters Guide – 20 Best Raid Boss Counters © The Pokémon Company/Niantic (Montage)
Top 20 counters against Palkia: Palkia doesn’t have many weaknesses in Pokémon GO. For your team against the raid boss, you should focus on the 20 best counters against Palkia:
|Rayquaza||Dragon rod, tantrum|
|Brutalanda||Dragon rod, tantrum|
|Maxax||Dragon rod, dragon claw|
|dialga||Breath of Fire, Draco Meteor|
|dragonite||Dragon rod, tantrum|
|Garchomp||Dragon rod, tantrum|
|Zekrom||Fire breath, tantrum|
|latios||Breath of Fire, Dragonclaw|
|Zacian||Tell me, cuddler|
|tricephalo||Breath of Fire, Dragon Pulse|
|Reshiram||Breath of Fire, Draco Meteor|
|Kyurem||Breath of Fire, Dragonclaw|
|primarina||charm, moon force|
|Tapu Riki||Voltage change, magic glow|
|Latias||Fire breath, tantrum|
|Monargoras||Dragon rod, tantrum|
|Giratina (primordial form)||Dragon Rod, Dragon Pulse|
How many trainers do you need: Palkia won’t be easy to beat. So it’s best to get at least three or four more Pokémon GO trainers to help you fight the raid boss. As a beginner, we recommend you fight Palkia with at least five or six friends.
Pokémon GO: Palkia counters guide – the best stats of the raid boss
These are the values of Palkia: Palkia is a very strong Pokemon, and some of its stats can take it to the top ranks in Pokemon GO.
- WP value: 4,512 (at level 50)
- Attack value: 280
- Defense value: 215
- CP value: 189
Palkia has a very high attack and defense stat. This makes it a good attacker in raids. It is also suitable for the master league.
WP for 100% IV: If you want to catch a Palkia with perfect stats after the raid, you need to pay attention to its WP. The closer it is to 2280 HP, the better the IV as well. With Weather Enhancement, the HP increases to 2850.
Pokémon GO: Palkia Counter Guide – Shiny Palkia and best moves
Does Shiny Palkia exist? Palkia has been around in Pokémon GO for a while. That’s why Shiny Palkia is already in the game and, with a little luck, can be caught after a raid. You can recognize Shiny Palkia by their pink body color with purple stripes. The normal Palkia, on the other hand, is white with purple stripes.
Pokémon GO: Shiny Palkia (left) and the regular Palkia (right). © The Pokémon Company (montage)
The best attacks for Palkia: Palkia is a Dragon and Water-type Pokémon. However, it is strongest with its dragon attacks. The best move set for Palkia in Pokémon GO is the following:
- Instant Attack: Dragon Tail
- Charged Attack: Draco Meteor
Alternatively, you can also use fire breath as an instant attack. This is stronger than Dragon Rod, but not as fast.
Is the raid worth it? The Pokémon GO Raid against Palkia is definitely worth it. With Palkia you get an extremely strong Pokémon that can actively support you in numerous fights. After raids, the chance of shinys is also increased. So if you collect Shinys, you should do the raids with Palkia. Fans shouldn’t miss the other Pokémon GO Raids in August either. After Palkia, trainers will meet Genesect.