Best Dialga Raid Counters in 2022

Dialga Raid

Last month, Niantic unveiled the Pokemon Go July 2022 Roadmap. In the roadmap, Niantic unveiled the Legendary and Mega raids taking place during July. As July comes to a close, the final two raids of the month are now underway. Niantic has revealed the August 2022 roadmap but we will get to that later.

The Dialga raid will be available from July 22nd to July 31st, 2022. Keep an eye out, because you might encounter a shiny Dialga if you take down the Legendary raid. Earlier today, we covered the best Mega Gengar raid counters in Pokemon Go, now let’s discuss the best Dialga raid counters.

Dialga Raid Stats

  • Dialga is a Steel, Dragon-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Fighting and Ground-type moves.
  • Dialga’s Raid CP is 53394
  • Dialga’s Base HP is 205
  • Its Attack is 275 and Defense is 211
  • The Base catch CP is between 2217 to 2307
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2771 to 2884
  • It is Weather Boosted by cloudy weather
  • Its fast moves can be Dragon Breath & Metal Claw
  • Its Charged moves can be Iron Head, Thunder, & Draco Meteor

Dialga Raid Counters

Going into the Dialga Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with a high defensive stat and type effective attacks. Overall, Dialga is an easy Legendary Pokemon to take down in Pokemon Go. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 6 trainers; a team of 5 to 9 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can shred through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar or Mega Lopunny will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Ground or Fighting-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Grass, Bug, Poison, Normal, Flying, Rock, Steel, Water, Electric, or Psychic-type Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.


  • Mega Lopunny – Low Kick & Focus Blast
  • Machamp – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Lucario – Counter & Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Mamoswine – Mud Slap & Bulldoze


  • Mega Gengar – Lick & Focus Blast
  • Breloom – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Landorus (Incarnate Forme) – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Excadril – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Krookodile – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Alakazam – Counter & Focus Blast
  • Blaziken – Counter & Focus Blast
  • Landorus (Therian) – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Zapdos (Galarian) – Counter & Close Combat
  • Sirfetch’d – Counter & Close Combat
  • Haxorus – Counter & Earthquake
  • Meloetta (Pirouette) – Low Kick & Close Combat
  • Heracross – Counter & Close Combat
  • Toxicroak – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Regigigas – Rock Smash & Focus Blast
  • Rhydon – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Golurk – Mud-Slap & Earth Power
  • Emboar – Low Kick & Focus Blast
  • Donphan – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Sawk – Low Kick & Focus Blast
  • Golem – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Primeape – Counter & Close Combat
  • Mienshao – Low Kick & Brick Break
  • Dugtrio – Mud-Slap & Earthquake

Remember Shadow Bonuses

Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.

Let Us Know!

Will you grind out the Dialga Raid or take on the Mega Gengar Raid? If not, will you be waiting for the Mega Abomasnow or Palkia? For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.

If you want to add me on Pokemon Go, my trainer code is 3979-2857-6892. If you want to be invited to a raid throughout July, follow me on Twitter at KillerKDemons.

Let us know if this information is helpful to you and look out for any raid invites from us in the future. Remember to follow the NicheGamer Twitter for a variety of Pop Culture news

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