All Dialga raid weaknesses and best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

How to beat Dialga in Pokémon Go.

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Dialga in Pokémon is a legendary Pokémon you can catch. However, unlike regular Pokémon, you will need to defeat it in five-star raids. We recommend working with your friends and other Pokémon Go players to defeat it, giving you the best chance to add this Pokémon to your collection. Before the fight, you want to know how to prepare your team. This guide details all Dialga’s weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter it in Pokémon Go.

All Dialga weaknesses

Dialga is a Dragon and Steel-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Fighting and Ground-types, but it is resistant against Bug, Electric, Flying, Grass, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel, and Water-type moves. Because of how many resistances it is, you’ll have a rough time trying to find the best way to take it down. You want to stick with using Ground or Fighting-type Pokémon, along with Pokémon that know those moves.

Related: The best moveset for Dialga in Pokémon Go

The most recent raids featuring Dialga will occur from July 22 to 31.

Best Pokémon counters

The best Pokémon you want to use against Dialga will be shadow Machamp, Excadrill, and Groudon.

Shadow Machamp is a Fighting-type Pokémon that can be extremely good against Dialga. The problem is that it won’t last too long, given how weak it can be. It can only take a handful of hits before it’s going to go down. Therefore, you might want to use it at the beginning of your rotation, so it has the least chance of facing off against any of Dialga’s charged moves, giving it the best chance to stay alive. The best moveset you can use on shadow Machamp will be the fast move counter, and the charged moves cross chop and dynamic punch.

The next one we’re going to recommend is Excadrill, a Ground and Steel-type Pokémon. Excadrill has a small advantage over some of the other damage-focused Ground-types in that it’s a Steel-type, so it has several other resistances, but it still doesn’t have the best set of defenses. Regardless, Excadrill can hit really hard. The best moveset you can teach Excadrill will be the fast move mud shot and the charged moves drill run and rock slide.

The final Pokémon counter recommendation we have against Dialga will be the legendary Ground-type, Groudon. If you need a Pokémon to go against Dialga in the Pokémon Master League, Groudon is the best choice. It’s capable of dealing massive amounts of damage against Dialga, and you can use it nearly anywhere in your roster. While Groudon can be difficult to find because it’s tied to five-star raids, it’s shown up enough that it can be a common option for most trainers. The best moveset to teach Groudon is the fast move mud shot and the charged moves earthquake and fire punch.

You’re going to need a full team of six Pokémon to go against Dialga. These are other choices that you can use to boost your roster that we highly recommend considering.

  • Conkeldurr
  • Garchomp
  • Hariyama
  • Incarnate Landorus
  • Krookodile
  • Lucario
  • Mamoswine
  • Mega Lopunny
  • Rhyperior
  • Sirfetch’d
  • Therian Landorus

After you defeat Dialga, you’ll have a chance to capture it and add it to your collection. You also have a chance of catching a shiny Dialga during this encounter.