Best moves for Palkia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

What are the best moves for the legendary Pokémon of Space?

The legendary Pokémon of Space, Palkia, can be caught by players in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This Pokémon is one of the most powerful in the series, and with a nearly maxed out special attack stat, Palkia can deal enormous amounts of damage to opponents in battle.

Palkia is a Dragon and Water-type Pokémon so most of its strongest moves will also be Dragon and Water-type. This is because of the S.T.A.B. (Same Type Attack Bonus) which will give bonus damage to moves that match a Pokémon's typing. Palkia's best moves are Hydro Pump, Spacial Rend, Aqua Tail, and Earth Power.

Move NameMove TypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPP
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial165805
Spacial RendDragonSpecial150955
Aqua TailWaterPhysical1359010
Earth PowerGroundSpecial9010010

Palkia will learn Hydro Pump at level 55 (masters at level 68), Spacial Rend at level 60 (masters at level 74), Aqua Tail at level 47 (masters at level 59), and Earth Power at level 42 (masters at level 54).

How to use Palkia best in battle

Palkia is a Water and Dragon-type Pokémon. Players should be aware of the weaknesses and resistances their Pokémon have in order to use them most effectively in battle.

Water-type Pokémon will be vulnerable to Electric and Grass-type attacks. Water-type moves will be super effective against Fire, Rock, and Ground-type Pokémon.

Dragon-type Pokémon will take increased damage from Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves. Dragon-type attacks will be super effective against other Dragon-type Pokémon.

Related: Best Water-type moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Palkia's base stats

  • Stat Total: 680
    • HP: 90
    • Attack: 120
    • Defense: 100
    • Special Attack: 150
    • Special Defense: 120
    • Speed: 100

Palkia has a fantastic special attack stat. It has one of the highest special attack stats in the franchise, so players should be sure to focus on special attacks in battle rather than physical attacks. This will allow players to take the most advantage of Palkia's stats.

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