Posted by: peanutmaster | April 7, 2009

Pokemon Of The Week: Palkia


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.

Palkia looks dinosaur-like, similar to Dialga, though it seems to be based off of a therapod. Despite possessing wings and the ability to fly on its own, it is not able to learn the move fly through HM02 or any other means. It has plates on its shoulder area, where two pink pearls lie encrusted. Palkia has a long neck and a powerful tail. Palkia has the ability to warp space. In the Pearl version of the game, it is mentioned on the statue in Eterna City that it can create alternate realities.

Palkia’s skills in battle are mostly the same as Dialga’s, except that Palkia can learn a handful of Water-type moves. Palkia is also slightly faster than Dialga and has weaker defensive stats. Palkia is one of the rare species that knows the move Aura Sphere. Palkia’s powers can be amplified with the Lustrous Orb.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, Palkia travels by creating a large yellow sphere from its two pearls, then using it to fly very fast.

Palkia is the only known Pokémon that learns Spacial Rend (apart from an event Darkrai released for the tenth movie in Japan, another released in US, and Smeargle who can Sketch it).

Like Dialga, Palkia lives in a different dimension, making its behavior nearly impossible to study.

Legends say that it lives “in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours.”

Palkia also appears in Super Smash Bros: Brawl.  Palkia occasionally appears on the Spear Pillar stage as one of three Pokémon that controls it. Unlike Dialga and Cresselia, it’ll use its powers to distort the stage however possible. Some examples include tilting the stage, turning the stage completely upside down and reversing the screen itself (the last two will cause the movement controls to be reversed temporarily).


In The Anime Palkia makes an appearance in The Rise of Darkrai along with Dialga and Darkrai, in which it fights with Dialga and nearly destroys Alamos Town. In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, it did not have a main role, but appeared in a flashback to its battle with Dialga from the previous movie. Finally, in Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime, Palkia, alongside Dialga and Giratina, start a battle which awakens an ancient power.

A silhouette of Palkia appeared in All Dressed up with Somewhere to Go.

Palkia’s statue appears with its silhouette in A Secret Sphere of Influence!.

Palkia’s statue also appeared in DP110 and DP111.

Palkia also makes a cameo in the Together and Diamond and Pearl openings.




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