Pokemon GO Ultra Unlock Part 2 - Palkia Raid Guide, Shiny Odds & Best Moveset

By Sam Woods

August 5, 2021

After a very exciting part one of this year’s Pokemon GO Ultra Unlock Events, players are now gearing up for part two.

The first portion of the event focused on time and featured Pokemon from eras new and old. The second part is all about Space and will feature Pokemon appearing in places they’re not usually found.

The likes of Heracross, Kangaskhan, Shellos and Basculin will be rotating around the globe, plus, Palkia, The Spatial Pokemon, will be appearing in Five-Star raids.

So, to help you in those battles, here’s our Shiny Palkia Raid Guide, including its weaknesses and best counters, as well as your odds of encountering a shiny one.

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Palkia Shiny Odds in Pokemon GO

This event marks the debut of Shiny Palkia in Pokemon GO, following in the footsteps of its Diamond and Pearl counterpart, Dialga.

Much like Dialga and the other Shiny Legendary Pokemon in Niantic’s AR title, Palkia will have a much reduced Shiny Rate of between 1/20 and 1/25. This is a huge improvement on the usual 1/500 players face.

Unfortunately, unlike Dialga, Palkia’s Shiny Form is a bit of a letdown. It changes from a white and purple colour to a slightly more pinkish hue.

You can check it out below to help you out when you’re raiding!

Shiny Palkia Raid Guide

Weaknesses in Pokemon GO

Palkia is a dual Water and Dragon-type Pokemon.

This solid type combination means that it had only two weaknesses, they are Fairy-type moves and Dragon-type moves. Be prepared for a challenging battle.

Best Counters

As stated, Palkia has a pair of weaknesses that you should look to exploit.

The majority of the best options are other Dragon-types, which means you should be prepared to faint multiple times.

The best options are Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Salamence, Zekrom, Dragonite, Reshiram and Garchomp.

There are also a couple of Mega Pokemon that Dragon-type moves that are worth considering, they are Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X.

Good Fairy-type Pokemon are few and far between in Pokemon GO, but Gardevoir and Togekiss are two solid options here.

You can find the best movesets for the above Pokemon right here:

  • Mega Gyarados – Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Mega Charizard X – Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Rayquaza -Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Dialga – Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Palkia – Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Salamence – Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Zekrom – Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Dragonite – Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Reshiram – Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Garchomp – Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Gardevoir – Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam

Providing you bring a combination of high-level counters from the above list, you should be able to take down Palkia with four or five trainers.

Palkia Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

If you manage to grab yourself a decent Shiny Palkia in Pokemon GO, or a decent Palkia as a whole, you’re potentially going to want to use it in the Master League PVP.

It’s one of the best Water-types in the division and a solid Dragon-type to boot. PVPoke ranks it as the 22nd best pick in the whole Master League.

You can find the best moveset for Palkia below:

  • Fast Move – Dragon Tail
  • Charged Move – Aqua Tail
  • Charged Move – Draco Meteor
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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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