Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl each have several Legendary Pokemon you can collect. Whether playing Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, you will encounter either Dialga or Palkia. If you are a Shining Pearl player, you will eventually discover Palkia at the Spear Pillar. However, if you hope to defeat it during battle, knowing its strengths and weaknesses will help you bring its HP down enough to catch it. By the end of this guide, you will learn Palkia’s weaknesses in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
What is Palkia’s Weakness in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
Palkia is a Water-type and Dragon-type Legendary Pokemon. It is weak against other Dragon-types and Fairy-type Pokemon. Both of these types will do double their normal damage to Palkia. If you encounter either of these Pokemon types while in battle, you should swap Palkia out for another Pokemon type that counters these. Below is a list of some Pokemon that are strong against Palkia:
Additionally, Palkia takes less damage from Steel-type, Fire-type and Water-type Pokemon. However, Palkia is also not immune to any type. Steel-type Pokemon will do half their normal damage to Palkia, while Fire and Water-types will do a fourth of their regular damage. If you are fighting against Palkia, you want to avoid using these moves and swap out for a Fairy-type if possible.
When you encounter Palkia, it is important to use other Dragon-type and Fairy-type Pokemon to maximize your damage. In particular, since Palkia also counters many Dragon-types, Fairy-types will be your best bet for fighting. If you are up against a Fairy-type or Dragon-type Pokemon, you may want to swap out Palkia for a more effective Pokemon.