As many had suspected, the Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time event brought Shining Dialga's arrival to Pokémon GO. But to get one, you need to win a raid battle against the Legendary Beast. While you may have battled one recently thanks to all of the game's Legendary Pokemon returning for GO Fest 2022, we thought it was time to update all of the information on this returning favorite. Here's our Dialga raid guide giving you all the best counters in July 2022.
The best Dialga counters in July 2022
Below is a complete chart showing the best Dialga counters in Pokémon GO in July 2022. These should remain the same until August 2022, when Dialga will disappear and Palkia will return. You will want to remove all of your strongest Dragon-type attackers for this battle, especially if they are Shadow versions as they will do more damage. And keep reading to see which Mega Pokemon we recommend.
|Pokémon||fast attack||Charged Attack|
|Dialga||dragon's breath||Draco Meteor|
|Haxorus||dragon tail||dragon claw|
|Palkia||dragon tail||Draco Meteor|
|Latios||dragon's breath||dragon claw|
So these are the best standard Dialga counters in Pokémon GO, but which mega evolution will help? Mega Gyarados with Dragon Tail and Outrage is your best bet, but honestly, you might just be able to skip the Mega evolution for this raid, as you'll see below. Here are more tips and tricks for beating Dialga in July and August 2022 in Pokémon GO.
Dialga Raid Guide for July 2022
Below, we've got our own tips and tricks for beating Dialga in Pokémon GO, along with answers to frequently asked questions about the legendary beast.
When do Dialga Raids start and end in July/August 2022
Dialga will return to Legendary Raids in Pokémon GO at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, July 23. As the Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time event ends on August 3, players will have a bit more time to fight and catch Shiny Dialga. Raids will end on Friday, August 6 at 10 a.m. when Palkia takes over.
How many players to beat Dialga
Dialga is a tough enemy in Pokémon GO and will require a strong team with good counters. If you have 5-6 high level players using a strong team and various bonuses, such as Best Friends, you can take it on. Otherwise, we recommend having more players to help compensate.
How to Get Shiny Dialga
Shiny Dialga is the real prize for this return event, so be sure to try and get one as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there isn't really a trick to this, other than fighting Dialga as much as possible while he's available in raids. The usual shine rate for Legendary Pokémon is one in twenty, so expect to do a few dozen raids in order to catch Shiny Dialga before he leaves in August.
And that's our Dialga raid guide giving you all the best counters in July 2022.