Best Dialga Moveset in Pokémon Go

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Dialga is one of the best-known Gen 4 Pokémon because it's naturally resistant to 10 massive Pokémon types, and only weak against two types. If you need a comparison of its toughness, consider a steel dragon. In fact, Steel and Dragon are his Pokemon types! In this guide, we are going to cover his best basic moves and stats.

Best Dialga Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Dialga sometimes depend on the technique you as the player are using and what Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover top tier moves based on their average damage and hit stats.



Before listing the moves, we are going to cover some basic Dialga stats, so you can properly prepare your playstyle and choose the appropriate moves.

Basic statistics

  • Type(s): Steel, Dragon
  • Heavy Weakness(es): None
  • Weakness(es): Fighting, Ground
  • Resistance(s): Bug, Electric, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Water
  • Strong Resistance(s): Grass, Poison
  • Boosted by: snow and wind
  • CP max: 4565
  • attacks | Defense | Stamina: 275 | 211 | 205

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Best Movesets

The next two hits reflect the attacks that appear most frequently on the first five hits. While that usually means it's the best move of that type, that's not guaranteed.


  • Quick Attack #1: Dragon Breath
  • Charge Attack #1: Draco Meteor

The remaining movesets are the top six movesets for Dialga, ranked by DPS (damage per second).

  • #1
    • DPS: 18,58
    • Quick Attack: Metal Claw
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • # 2
    • DPS: 18.05
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • # 3
    • DPS: 16,92
    • Quick Attack: Metal Claw
    • Charge Attack: Iron Head
  • # 4
    • DPS: 16,45
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Iron Head
  • # 5
    • DPS: 15,24
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Thunder
  • # 6
    • DPS: 14,94
    • Quick Attack: Metal Claw
    • Charge Attack: Thunder

Types of attack

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (ie, Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of each attack mentioned in the moves for Dialga above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokemon your Dialga is fighting.


  • Steel-type attacks
    • Dialga's movements
    • Super Effective Against: Fairy, Ice, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Dragon-type attacks
    • Dialga's movements
      • Draco meteor
      • dragon's breath
    • Super effective against: Dragon
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fairy, Steel
  • Electric-type attacks
    • Dialga's movements
    • Super Effective Against: Flying, Water
    • Not very effective against: Dragon, Electric, Grass, Ground

With these lists, you will know when to use Dialga and how to use it most effectively. Good luck in battle!



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