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Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia Raid Guide Pokémon GO

Take on either forme with this raid guide.

Sinnoh Tour finally brings Palkia back to the Pokémon GO raid rotation. There will also be a debut for the much desired Origin Forme Palkia.

This Pokémon GO raid guide helps you prepare everything you need. The best counters, bonus XL candy and even what weather will help you in your battles.

Palkia is a strong Pokémon and will require a good team to defeat. Both Palkia and it's Origin Forme have the same typing, so your team can remain the same no matter which raid you're doing.

Best Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia counters in Pokémon GO:

Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia are both Dragon and Water type in Pokémon GO. This gives Palia two weaknesses and three resistances. There are plenty of good counters for Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia so building a good team shouldn't be an issue.

Palkia is weak to Dragon and Fairy type Pokémon. Here are the best counters for Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia in Pokémon GO.

Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Garchomp
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Shadow Salamence
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Gardevoir
Charm & Dazzling Gleam
Mega Salamence
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Dragon Breath & Outrage
Geomancy & Moonblast
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Dragon Breath & Draco Meteor
Dragon Tail & Breaking Swipe
Charm & Dazzling Gleam
Dragon Breath & Dragon Pulse

It's important to remember that almost all Dragon Pokémon are effective against Palkia, Palkia will also be effective against them. Especially if their Charged Move is Draco Meteor or Spacial Rend. Dragon's are a great Palkia counter but do remember to have plenty of revives on hand!

Where Mega Rayquaza, Mega Garchomp etc are listed as good counters, the non mega versions of those Pokémon are also all good counters. You can only have one mega evolved Pokémon at once.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Palkia candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Dragon or Water 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 you can mega evolve to get more Palkia candy:

  • Gyarados
  • Blastoise
  • Slowbro
  • Ampharos
  • Sceptile
  • Swampert
  • Altaria
  • Salamence
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Rayquaza
  • Garchomp

Of course, any of the Dragon-type Pokémon on this list will also be strong counters against Palkia as well as give you that extra candy and XL candy.

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

For very high level trainers, 3-5 should be enough to take down Palkia. 6-9 lower level trainers should take down Palkia.

Origin forme Palkia is a bit stronger, so we suggest 4-6 higher level trainers, or 7-10 lower level ones. Don't forget to party up for that party bonus on your attacks.

Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia Pokémon GO 100% IV

Here are the CP values for that illusive 100% IV Palkia and Origin Forme Palkia in Pokémon GO:


  • 2280 CP
  • 2850 CP (Weather Boosted)

Origin Forme Palkia:

  • 2367 CP
  • 2958 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 Palkia's Fire Blast
Means your caught Palkia will be higher CP. Also will boost your Dragon-type attackers
Palkia's Dragon moves will be boosted
Partly Cloudy
Boosts Fairy-type attackers
Means your caught Palkia will be higher CP
Boosts Palkia's Hydro Pump and Aqua Tail

Windy weather is a double edged sword. All Dragon-type moves are boosted. This will make fights quicker, and of course will yield a higher level Palkia or Origin Forme Palkia at the end. Cloudy is the only weather that is a clear advantage.

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