Get remote raids and counters in one place with the Pokebattler Raid Party App

Giratina and Mega Gengar are available until October 22st! Get your Pokemon Go raid counters

Darkrai and Mega Absol are coming October 22nd!

Pokebattler

Articles

standard

Palkia Raid Guide

July 25, 2021 - Jace
Raid
Raids
Tier 5 Raid Guide
WWW
palkia_650


🥊 Personalized Palkia Counters

📊Palkia Raid Infographic

Palkia– Spatial Pokémon

Palkia is weak to the following types: x1 Dragon, x1 Fairy. Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:Dialga, Haxorus and Palkia. Palkia can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 4 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Palkia will be between 2190 and 2280 cp without a weather boost. In Rainy weather, Palkia will be between 2737 and 2850 when caught.

There are a couple classes of unique pokemon that are more difficult to use than others, they have been filtered out here to not clog up the counters too much. These pokemon are much more resource expensive than other options.
 • Shadow Salamence– Best in General simulations.
 • Shadow Dragonite– Great in General simulations.
 • Shadow Gardevoir– Great in General simulations.
Less relavant Shadow and Mega Pokemon:Mega Gyarados, Mega Charizard X, Shadow Mewtwo, Shadow Gyarados, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Ampharos, Shadow Flygon, Shadow Granbull, Mega Altaria, Mega Gengar, Shadow Raikou
Sorted Hardest to Easiest.

Aqua Tail:

  • Dragon-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance

Draco Meteor:

Fire Blast:

  • Dragon-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance

Hydro Pump:

  • Dragon-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance
Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option with weather bonuses:
PokemonNameWeatherFast MoveCharge MoveEstimator
Shadow Salamence🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage1.7
Shadow Dragonite🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage1.8
Shadow Gardevoir☁️OvercastCharmDazzling Gleam1.9
Rayquaza🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage1.9
Salamence🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage2
Haxorus🪁WindyDragon TailDragon Claw2
Mega Gyarados🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage2
Zekrom🪁WindyDragon BreathOutrage2
Dialga🪁WindyDragon BreathDraco Meteor2
Dragonite🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage2.1
Palkia🪁WindyDragon TailDraco Meteor2.1
Garchomp🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage2.1
Mega Charizard X🪁WindyDragon BreathDragon Claw2.1
Latios🪁WindyDragon BreathDragon Claw2.1
Gardevoir☁️OvercastCharmDazzling Gleam2.2
Shadow Mewtwo🪁WindyConfusionPsystrike2.2
Togekiss☁️OvercastCharmDazzling Gleam2.3
Shadow Gyarados🪁WindyDragon TailOutrage2.3
Reshiram🪁WindyDragon BreathDraco Meteor2.3
Kyurem🪁WindyDragon BreathDragon Claw2.3
#1 Dialga
Dragon Breath
Draco Meteor
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
Dialga’s Steel typing gives it nice resistances usually so it comes up a lot as a hefty Steel or Dragon-Type. its a Dragon that isn’t even weak to Dragons, meaning it is helpful against most Dragon Raid Bosses using Dragon-Type attacks. its legendary though, so expensive to trade for and acquire candy for. It is an excellent attacker in recent Team Rocket invasions so powering one up is not the worst idea in the world. In practice it often ends up the highest bulky Dragon-Type attacker over Rayquaza. With Level 35 Dialga you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water
#2 Haxorus
Dragon Tail
Dragon Claw
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐
Haxorus is very new right now and has not been featured in any events, but it’s a pretty good Dragon-Type attacker. With Level 35 Haxorus you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#3 Palkia
Dragon Tail
Draco Meteor
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
It is a cut below Rayquaza in raw DPS usually, but its interesting Dragon/Water Typing leads to it often performing very well depending on the moveset. its stats can make better use of it than Kingra. Candy will be pretty rough though as its only been released once so far. With Level 35 Palkia you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Dragon Breath
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
Type Interactions:
• 2×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#4 Rayquaza
Dragon Tail
Outrage
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
Rayquaza It is a Legendary Pokemon and thus only available in limited time events. Legendary Pokemon have 20k buddy walking distance and are generally a good place to use Rare Candies. Powering them up is also a challenge just because the candy is often limited to Raiding for them. Rayquaza is a phenomenal choice though, as it is currently the highest raw DPS Dragon-Type attacker, and among the best Flying-type attackers as well! its got crazy neutral DPS making it often a great choice even when its not hitting super effectively! With Level 35 Rayquaza you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#5 Salamence
Dragon Tail
Outrage
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
Salamence Community Day was April 2019, which is when it received Outrage. its not really the best at any of the things it can do, but its still a top tier Dragon with powerful off-type movesets as well. You can find Bagon in 10k eggs, but they do not nest. With Level 35 Salamence you need 3 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Draco Meteor
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#6 Dragonite
Dragon Tail
Dragon Claw
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
Dratini can be acquired from the “Jump Start” Special Research part 1 (the whole Questline grants Dratini Candy and essentially hands you a Dragonite if you complete all the steps), as well as available as a Shadow Pokemon. The “Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon” quest rewards one. Dratini was also available during community day in February 2018 (and the Decenber community days since). You can likely find a friend to trade you a Dratini, if not a Dragonite if you ask nicely! Draco Meteor is exclusive to Community Day, but Outrage is very similar in performance. Dragonite is a great Dragon-Type but not the #1 one, making it a pretty good investment as you’re building your teams. With Level 35 Dragonite you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Dragon Breath
Alternative Charge Moves: Draco Meteor, Outrage
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Hydro Pump
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#2 Latios
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
It is a pretty good Psychic-Type attacker (particularly since “Psychic” the move got buffed), but can also be a good Dragon-Type attacker. With Level 35 Latios you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#8 Zekrom
Dragon Breath
Outrage
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Zekrom is an excellent Dragon and Electric Type attacker, but has only been released once so far. With Level 35 Zekrom you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Hydro Pump
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#9 Garchomp
Dragon Tail
Outrage
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐
Garchomp while a great Dragon AND Ground-Type (and one with a resistance to Rock and triple resistance to Electric) is very difficult to acquire for now. No nests, no events, very rare, very new. Gible do hatch in 10k Eggs, but are exceedingly rare in the wild. With Level 35 Garchomp you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#10 Gardevoir
Charm
Dazzling Gleam
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
Ralts nest, and were featured in Aug-2019’s community day. They are a decently accessible spawn in cloudy weather and also hatch from 10k eggs. In addition Kirlia is no stranger to 2 star raids.They do not however nest. With Level 35 Gardevoir you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Hydro Pump
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 2×🛡️Resists: Dragon
#11 Reshiram
Dragon Breath
Draco Meteor
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
With Level 35 Reshiram you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 2×🛡️Resists: Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#12 Togekiss
Charm
Dazzling Gleam
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐
Togekiss is the absolute bane of Fighting-Types, with stunning tankiness to boot. They compete with Gardevoir atop the Fairy Pokemon chart since receiving Charm as a Fast Attack! While Togekiss is excellent as a Raid Attacker and (even more so) a Gym Defender, its extremely expensive. Togetics are a white whale spawn, and Togepi are a random baby hatch from eggs. Then, even if you amass the 123 candy you need to evolve it- you must have a Sinnoh Stone. Which can only be acquired at Random from either Trainer Battles or Field Research Breakthroughs. Togekiss is an ordeal to obtain for sure. But its formidable defensive utility is no joke. With Level 35 Togekiss you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Hydro Pump
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 2×🛡️Resists: Dragon
#13 Kyurem
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Kyurem you need 4 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Draco Meteor
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Aqua Tail
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#14 Origin Giratina
Dragon Tail
Dragon Pulse
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
With Level 35 Origin Giratina you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#15 Latias
Dragon Breath
Outrage
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
With Level 35 Latias you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#16 Sylveon
Charm
Dazzling Gleam
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Sylveon you need 4 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Moonblast
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Hydro Pump
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 2×🛡️Resists: Dragon
#17 Hydreigon
Dragon Breath
Dragon Pulse
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐
Dieno is most reliably found in PVP reward encounters, but it is an extremely rare spawn otherwise though It was released September 17th. With Level 35 Hydreigon you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#18 Mewtwo
Confusion
Psystrike
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
Psystrike was only available when it was a raid boss in September 2019, making it incredibly limited. Psychic is only a little bit below it however! With Level 35 Mewtwo you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Psycho Cut
Alternative Charge Moves: Psychic
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
#19 Gyarados
Dragon Tail
Outrage
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Magikarp can spawn from Glacial Lure Modules, and Catch 10 Pokemon quests. It is also currently a Tier 1 Raid Boss as of writing. Gyarados has been available for years now, but has a hefty 400 candy cost to evolve. Magikarp got boosted spawns during Water Festival 2019. They hatch from 2k eggs and do nest. With Level 35 Gyarados you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Dragon Breath
Alternative Charge Moves: Dragon Pulse
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
#20 Granbull
Charm
Play Rough
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Snubbull are not currently hatching from eggs, but they do nest! Granbull has lived at the edge of viable for most of its tenure in PoGo. Now that its been given Charm, however, its a top tier Fairy-Type attacker! Granbull and Snubbull were last in raids September 2019. With Level 35 Granbull you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 2×🛡️Resists: Dragon
#21 Regigigas
Hidden Power Dragon
Giga Impact
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Regigigas you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Breath / Hydro Pump
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
#22 Altered Giratina
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Altered Giratina you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
Type Interactions:
• 1×🛡️Resists: Water, Fire
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon
#23 Alolan Exeggutor
Dragon Tail
Dragon Pulse
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Alolan Exeggutor was very common upon its initial release but since then has been more tough to get. Unlike many Alolan Pokemon, he is available in the wild and not Alolan eggs . It is pretty uncommon a spawn however. In Go it does not evolve from Exeggcute, and can only be found evolved. They were at least nice enough to hardcode it to give 5 candies when caught (like other evolution Pokemon). Alolan Exeggutor has been found both as a Tier 2 and Tier 4 Raid Boss in the past. With Level 35 Alolan Exeggutor you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Breath / Hydro Pump
Type Interactions:
• 2×🛡️Resists: Water
• 1×💥Weak: Dragon

Merch Store Subscribe to Pokebattler

Advice
Analysis
guide
Infographic
Infographics
Legendaries
Legendary
Legendary Counters
legendary Raid
Legendary Raid Guide

©2019 Pokebattler.com. All rights reserved by their respective owners.

This site is not officially affiliated with Pokémon Go and is intended to fall under Fair Use doctrine, similar to any other informational site such as a wiki.

All Pokémon Go trademarks, copyrights etc are held by Niantic, Inc.; Pokémon; and Nintendo / Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK inc. Pokémon and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.