#483 Dialga
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Dialga's artwork for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Category Temporal Pokémon
Original Region Sinnoh
National Dex Nr. #483
Sinnoh Dex Nr. #149
Generation 4
Pokémon Color Blue
First Appearance Pokémon Diamond And Pearl
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Steel/Dragon
Ability/ies Pressure
(Hidden: Telepathy)
Average Height 17'09"
Average Weight 1505.8 lbs

Dialga (Japanese: ディアルガ Dialga) is a dual-type Steel/Dragon Legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Dialga is the version mascot of Pokémon Diamond, appearing on the boxart.

Along with Palkia and Giratina, it is a member of the creation trio of Sinnoh, representing time.

Biology

Dialga is a dark blue sauropod-like Pokémon with some gray metallic portions, such as its chestplate, which has a diamond in the center. It also has various light blue stripes. It has a fin-like structure on its back and a crest on its head, resembling a dinosaur. Dialga also has two horns on top of its head, two fang-like horns around its mouth, three spines on the back of its neck, long claws, and a short tail. The wing-like structure on its back can be used to focus the flow of time, as seen in Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky.

Dialga can warp time by either speeding it up, slowing it down, or stopping it altogether. As Dialga primarily resides in a different dimension, its behavior is nearly impossible to study. It has been shown to be very protective of its home. It also tends to have violent conflicts with its counterpart, Palkia. Dialga is the only known Pokémon that can learn Roar of Time.

Trivia

  • In games prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Dialga has a catch rate of 30.
  • No other Pokémon shares the same type combination as Dialga.
  • Dialga is the tallest Generation IV Pokémon.
  • Dialga is tied with Blade Forme Aegislash for the highest Special Attack base stat of all Steel-type Pokémon.
  • The spikes on Dialga's back, at a certain point of view, look similar to a time gear. In the anime, when Dialga uses Roar of Time, the spine extends and the five spikes become thinner and more pronounced.
  • Dialga is the second Pokémon in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series to feature an alternate coloration that is not its Shiny coloration, the first being Kecleon.
  • Although Dialga is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as a male in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.
  • Dialga is the first Legendary Pokémon to have a role in three different movies.
  • According to Junichi Masuda's blog, the Spanish translation team suggested changing the name Dialga because of its similarity to the word alga, seaweed.

Origin

Dialga, along with Palkia, may be based on the Shinto legend of Izanami and Izanagi, who are said to have created one island with a spear, erected a pillar on it, and from there created the islands of Japan. Appearance-wise, Dialga seems to be based on short-necked sauropod dinosaurs such as Camarasaurus or Brachytrachelopan. Its type is Steel possibly due to the hardness of diamonds, or the fact that most parts of a clock are made of metal, such as the gears. It may also be because diamonds are compressed carbon, and steel is a alloy from iron and carbon. Its turquoise pattern on its body is vaguely reminiscent to clock hands, where the ends of the "clock hands" are diamond-shaped.

Name origin

Dialga is derived from diamond. Ga may be a corruption of gon from dragon. It may also involve dia (Spanish for day, referring to a unit of time) or dial (as in sundial, an instrument used to tell time using shadows on a clock face).

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Fanonical Primal Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Defense: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Atk: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 780   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Moves

By level up

Level Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Effect
Start Dragon Breath Type Dragon.gif Special.gif 60 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Start Metal Claw Type Steel.gif Physical.gif 55 95% 10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat one stage.
Start Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status.gif - 100% Lowers the target's Speed stat two stages.
Start Slash Type Normal.gif Physical.gif 70 100% High critical hit ratio.
5 Power Gem Type Rock.gif Special.gif 80 100% No added effect.
15 Dragon Claw Type Dragon.gif Physical.gif 80 100% No added effect.
20 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical.gif 80 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch.
30 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status.gif - - Raises the user's Defense stat two stages.
35 Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special.gif 80 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat one stage.
45 Ancient Power Type Rock.gif Special.gif 60 100% 10% chance of raising all of the user's stats one stage.
50 Roar of Time Type Dragon.gif Special.gif 150 90% User must recharge the next turn.
60 Earth Power Type Ground.gif Special.gif 90 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat one stage.
65 Iron Tail Type Steel.gif Physical.gif 100 75% 30% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat one stage.
75 Heal Block Type Psychic.gif Status.gif - - Prevents opponents from restoring their HP for 5 turns.
80 Outrage Type Dragon.gif Physical.gif 120 100% Repeats for 2-3 turns then confuses the user.
90 Aura Sphere Type Fighting.gif Special.gif 90 - Never misses.


National Pokédex
Azelf
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Dialga
#483: Dialga
Palkia
#484: Palkia →
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