Pokemon GO Ultra Unlock Part 1 - Dialga Raid Guide and Shiny Odds

By Sam Woods

July 22, 2021

As part of Pokemon GO Fests Ultra Unlock challenges, players earned the right to battle and compete for the chance at a Shiny Dialga.

It’s the first time that the Temporal Pokemon has been available in its Shiny form in Pokemon GO and, coupled with the fact it’s very good in the Master League, it’s likely that demand for it will be high.

Thankfully, the Pokemon will be available for a while, arriving on July 23 and leaving a couple of weeks later on August 6.

But, to help you on your journey, here’s our Shiny Dialga Raid Guide, including its weaknesses and best counters, as well as your odds of encountering a shiny one.

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Shiny Dialga Details and Odds

Shiny Dialga is one of the few Legendary Pokemon that really undergoes a complete colour overhaul.

It changes from the blues that we’re so used to seeing to a shade much closer to green/turquoise. You can check out the embedded post from Reddit below to see the difference.

In terms of your odds of catching a Shiny Dialga, they sit between 1 in 20 and 1 in 25. This is a much-improved rate on the 1 in 500 that most Pokemon have.

Dialga Weaknesses

Being a Dragon and Steel-type Pokemon, Dialga has a pair of different weaknesses that can be exploited within Pokemon GO.

The two types of Pokemon you should be looking to bring to Dialga Raids are Fighting and Ground, both of which have an abundance of good options.

Dialga Raid Guide and Best Counters

To comfortably beat Dialga, you’re going to want to battle it with at least four trainers with a combination of the below Pokemon at high levels. Just bear in mind that the more you bring, the quicker you’ll take it down and the more Premier Balls you’ll earn.

Dialga Counters

As stated, Dialga’s weakness to Fighting and Ground-type moves is there to be exploited.

If you’re looking at bringing a Mega Pokemon, Mega Lopunny is your only real choice as it’s part Fighting-type so will help to boost other Fighting-type moves.

Alongside Mega Lopunny, there is a range of great Fighting-type options. They include Lucario, Conkeldurr, Machamp and Hariyama.

If you can’t fill your party out with those, it’s onto the Ground-type Pokemon. Your best options here include Groudon, Excadrill, Landorus and Rhyperior.

The best movesets for each of these Pokemon can be found below:

  • Mega Lopunny – Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Machamp – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Groudon – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Excadrill – Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Therian Forme Landorus – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Incarnate Forme Landorus – Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Rhyperior – Mud Slap/Earthquake
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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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