Best Dialga Moveset in Pokémon Go

Dialga is one of the strongest Pokémon in the game! Use this guide to get his best moves.

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

Best Dialga Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Dialga sometimes depend on the technique you use as a player and the Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover the top-ranking movesets based on their average stats for damage and success.

Before we list the movesets, we're going to cover a few basic stats about Dialga, so you can adequately prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate movesets.

Basic Stats

  • 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 Windy Weather
  • Max CP: 4565
  • Attack | Defense | Stamina: 275 | 211 | 205

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Best Movesets

The following two moves reflect the attacks that show up the most frequently on the top five movesets. While this generally means this is the best move of that type, it's not guaranteed.

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

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

  • #1
    • DPS: 18.58
    • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • #2
    • DPS: 18.05
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • #3
    • DPS: 16.92
    • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
    • Charge Attack: Iron Head
  • #4
    • DPS: 16.45
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Iron Head
  • #5
    • DPS: 15.24
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Thunder
  • #6
    • DPS: 14.94
    • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
    • Charge Attack: Thunder

Attack Types

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

  • Steel-type Attacks
    • Dialga's Moves
      • Metal Claw
      • Iron Head
    • Super Effective Against: Fairy, Ice, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Dragon-type Attacks
    • Dialga's Moves
      • Draco Meteor
      • Dragon Breath
    • Super Effective Against: Dragon
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fairy, Steel
  • Electric-type Attacks
    • Dialga's Moves
      • Thunder
    • Super Effective Against: Flying, Water
    • Not Very Effective Against: Dragon, Electric, Grass, Ground

With these lists, you'll know when to use Dialga and how to use him most effectively. Good luck battling!

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