#484 Palkia
484Palkia.png
Palkia's artwork for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Category Spatial Pokémon
Original Region Sinnoh
National Dex Nr. #484
Sinnoh Dex Nr. #150
Generation 4
Pokémon Color Purple
First Appearance Pokémon Diamond And Pearl
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Water/Dragon
Ability/ies Pressure
(Hidden: Telepathy)
Average Height 13'09"
Average Weight 740.8 lbs.

Palkia (Japanese: パルキア Palkia) is a dual-type Water/Dragon Legendary Pokémon.

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

Palkia is the version mascot of Pokémon Pearl, appearing on the boxart.

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

Biology

Palkia is a light purple theropod-like Pokémon with stripes and markings of a darker shade and gray underarms and waist. It has round purple-striped plates on its shoulder area, where two pink pearls lie encrusted with a gray rim encircling them and fins in their back. Palkia’s arms have extended formations resembling gauntlets and a purple band around each wrist. Palkia has a long neck, a pointed white crest on the top of its head that extends to its wings, two strong horn-like tusks on the sides of its jaw, and a powerful tail. As seen in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Palkia travels by creating a large yellow sphere from its two pearls, then using it to fly very fast.

Palkia has the ability to warp space, though it was said to create alternate realities as well. Palkia lives in a different dimension, making its behavior nearly impossible to study. However, Palkia has been seen in violent conflicts with its counterpart, Dialga. It has been known to be very protective of its home as well. Palkia is the only known Pokémon that can learn Spacial Rend.

Trivia

  • In games prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Palkia has a catch rate of 30.
  • The gems on Palkia's shoulders resemble Pale Spheres.
  • Although Palkia is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as a male in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.
  • Palkia is in the highest IQ group. It takes this position in IQ group J and is the only Pokémon in IQ group J.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Palkia, along with Primal Dialga, the legendary golems, the Magnemite family, and Regigigas, all speak in all capital letters, unlike the other Pokémon in the game.

Origin

Palkia, along with Dialga, 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, Palkia is likely based after a European dragon combined with a pearl. Its appearance may also be derived from the Plateosaurus or other bipedal dinosaurs such as the Oviraptor. Its head crest could be inspired by the Goblin Shark, especially from it being a water type.

Name Origin

Palkia is derived from the Japanese spelling of pearl, パール pāru.

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
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.


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 Water Pulse Type Water.gif Special.gif 60 100% 20% chance of confusing the target.
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 Aqua Tail Type Water.gif Physical.gif 90 90% No added effect.
30 Aqua Ring Type Water.gif Status.gif - - Slightly restores the user's HP every turn.
35 Liquidation Type Water.gif Physical.gif 85 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's 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 Spacial Rend Type Dragon.gif Special.gif 100 95% High critical hit ratio.
60 Earth Power Type Ground.gif Special.gif 90 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat one stage.
65 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special.gif 120 80% No added effect.
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.


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