Shiny Dialga, the Pokemon representation of time, makes its way into Pokemon GO on July 23.
Even when the Pokemon GO Fest 2021 is over, there are clearly more goodies to be found for Pokemon GO players. Dialga was the mascot of Pokemon Diamond – a game that is about to get a remake for the Nintendo Switch. This Pokémon will definitely be on the radar of many Trainers.
The legendary Generation IV Pokémon is given a shiny new shape in Pokémon GO
The addition of Shiny Dialga to the game is part of the Ultra Unlock that was linked to last month’s Collection Challenge. There will be three parts to this Ultra Unlock, and the theme for the first part is time (which is often associated with Dialga). This event runs from July 23rd to August 3rd.
Like other legends in the game, the shiny Dialga is used as a level 5 raid boss. Being lucky enough to find this rare shine is one thing, but defeating it is another. Dialga is sure to be one of the harder raid bosses to defeat.
Dialga has a Defense stat of 211 and Stamina of 205. Essentially, this means that Pokemon won’t do much damage to him without using super effective moves. Dialga also has a high Attack Rating of 275 so it does a lot of damage in return.
There are several Dialga counters out there, but strong fighting types are likely your best bet. Pokémon like Lucario and Machamp usually do well against these bulkier Pokémon with the Steel typing.
Fortunately, Dialga isn’t the only glitz that shows up in this first part of Ultra Unlock. Cranidos and Shieldon will also bring shine to the game. This is proving to be a great event for Generation IV fans.
The second part of Ultra Unlock is dedicated to the subject of space. This strongly suggests that the shiny Palkia will be the next level 5 raid boss.
The legendary part 3 of Ultra Unlock was a mystery. Some thought it was Giratina or Arceus, as both are Generation IV legends too. Recently, however, this mystery may have been solved.
Attentive Pokemon GO players may have noticed that in the new Pokemon GO loading screen, Hoopa can be seen in the sky. This could be an indication that Hoopa will be the legendary part 3.