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Dialga and Origin Forme Dialga raid guide Pokémon GO

Get set for Sinnoh Tour and build your team to take down Dialga.

Sinnoh Tour sees Dialga return to Pokémon GO. Alongside the return of Dialga, we will also see Origin Forme Dialga debut in the game.

With limited time to take down and capture this incredibly powerful Pokémon, you'll need to make sure that your team is prepared, powered up and ready to go.

Thankfully both Dialga and Origin forme Dialga have the same typing in Pokémon GO. That means the same team will be able to take both of them down.

This Pokémon GO Dialga raid guide will help you get set for Dialga raids.

Best Dialga and Origin Forme Dialga counters in Pokémon GO:

Dialga and Origin Forme Dialga are both Steel and Dragon type. This gives them TEN resistances, and only two weaknesses. Thankfully, there are several good counters for these powerful Pokémon in these types.

Dialga is weak to Fighting and Ground type Pokémon. Here are the best counters for Dialga and Origin Forme Dialga in Pokémon GO.

Primal Groudon
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades
Mega Garchomp
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Double Kick & Sacred Sword
Mega Blaziken
Counter & Focus Blast
Shadow Excadrill
Mud-Slap & Scorching Sands
Therian Landorus
Mud Shot & Sandsear Storm
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades
Counter & Aura Sphere
Low Kick & Sacred Sword
Shadow Machamp
Counter & Dynamic Punch
Shadow Mamoswine
Mud-Slap & High Horsepower
Counter & Dynamic Punch

Thankfully, a lot of these Dialga counters are Pokémon you should have available to you. Where we have specified a Shadow form, the non shadow would work but would be less powerful.

Swinub and Timburr had Community Day's last year, and are good budget counters. Groudon, Terrakion, Therian Landorus and Garchomp have all also spent time in raids in the last 12 months.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Dialga candy in Pokémon GO

Candy, and especially XL candy is very hard to come by for Pokémon that are locked behind raids. Dialga hasn't appeared in raids for a really long time. Origin Forme Dialga also has the new adventure effect abilities that will require candy to use.

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for either Steel or Dragon types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon that you can mega evolve to get extra Dialga candy.

  • Ampharos
  • Steelix
  • Scizor
  • Sceptile
  • Aggron
  • Altaria
  • Salamance
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Rayquaza
  • Garchomp

Mega Garchomp is also a good counter for Dialga and Origin Forme Dialga. That means that if you have a high mega level Mega Garchomp, they are perhaps your best bet for both extra candy and winning raids.

How many trainers do I need to beat Diagla in Pokémon GO?

Dialga is a tough Pokémon to defeat. You should need 3-5 high level trainers, or 6-9 lower level trainers in order to take it down. Don't forget to party up and benefit from that party play bonus.

For Origin Forme Dialga, we'd suggest 4-6 higher level trainers, and 7-10 lower level trainers due to the slightly improved stats and powerful Roar of Time moveset.

Dialga Pokémon GO 100% IV

Here are the CP values for the illusive 100% IV Dialga and Origin Forme Dialga in Pokémon GO.


  • 2307 CP
  • 2884 CP (Weather Boosted)

Origin Forme Dialga:

  • 2337 CP
  • 2921 CP (Weather Boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

Boosts your Ground-type attackers
Will Weather Boost Dialga, increasing the CP when you catch them
Boosts Dialga's Dragon Type moves
Partly Cloudy
Boosts your Fighting-type attackers
Will Weather Boost Dialga, increasing the CP when you catch them
Boosts Thunder, a move that Dialga can have

You're unlikely to see any Snow in the Los Angeles version of the Sinnoh Tour! But, given the online event takes place during winter for the Northern Hemisphere, keep an eye out for that Snowy weather.

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