Best Palkia Counters and Weaknesses in Pokemon GO

Find out how to defeat this Water-Dragon type Legendary Pokemon.

Pokemon GO has a bunch of different Legendary Pokemon that are quite rare. These powerful Pokemon cannot be obtained easily by hatching eggs and can only spawn in the wild. One of such Legendaries is Palkia, a Tier 5 Water-Dragon dual-type from the Sinnoh region. A great addition to any roster, it does not have any evolution considering how powerful it already is. Now, in order to catch a Palkia you should know how to fight it using counters. So in this guide, we will show you all the best Palkia counters and weaknesses in Pokemon GO so you can capture it easily.

Best Weaknesses and Counters for Palkia in Pokemon GO

Most of the time, the only way to catch a Legendary Pokemon like Palkia is to defeat it in special exclusive events like 5-star Raid Battles. Now Palkia being a Dragon/Water type makes it vulnerable to only Fairy and Dragon-type attacks, whereas it is resistant to Fire, Steel, and Water types. We would highly recommend using a Fairy-type Pokemon against Palkia because fairy attacks are highly effective against it. Although Palkia has a Dragon-type weakness too, using a Dragon Pokemon against it makes your Pokemon vulnerable to Palkia’s attacks as well. This makes the odds of defeating Palkia fifty-fifty. In opposition to this, Fairy-type gives you a higher advantage and chance at defeating Palkia because Fairy-type Pokemon are invulnerable to Dragon attacks.

Palkia Weakness and Counters Pokemon Go

Below is a list of Dragon and Fairy type counterattacks that are super-effective against Palkia:


Fast Attack: The symbolic Fairy attack of ‘Charm’ is very effective.

Charged Attacks:

  • Gardevoir: Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss: Dazzling Gleam
  • Sylveon: Moonblast
  • Alolan Ninetales: Dazzling Gleam
  • Granbull: Play Rough
  • Clefable: Dazzling Gleam


Fast Attacks: Attacks like ‘Dragon Tail’ and ‘Dragon Breath’ are very effective.

Charged Attacks:

  • Rayquaza: Outrage
  • Garchomp: Outrage
  • Zekrom: Outrage
  • Dragonite: Draco Meteor
  • Reshiram: Draco Meteor

Those are all the weaknesses and counterattacks you need to know to defeat Palkia in your 5-Star Raid Battles in Pokemon GO. If you found this helpful, check out this guide on Persian Weaknesses and Counters on GamerTweak.