How to capture Palkia and Dialga, the Legendaries of Pokémon Shiny Pearl and Shining Diamond, the remakes of the generation, in Sinnoh, that we can play on Nintendo Switch.
Palkia and Dialga are the Legendary Pearl and Diamond Pokémon, the fourth generation Pokémon on Nintendo DS that has returned to Nintendo Switch with the Pokémon remakes Bright diamond and Shimmering Pearl.
Most of the Legendary Pokémon that you can get in these games, like Mewtwo, belong to the post-game, to a region that is unrelated to the main history of the Galaxy team and the progress in the gyms and the Pokémon League.
Palkia and Dialga, however, are part of the story, and you will find them at the end of the game. Interact with them (depending on the version, Palkia in Shimmering Pearl and Dialga in Brilliant Diamond) is essential … but do not capture them. Therefore, watch out for these tricks so they don’t escape you!
Pokémon Shiny Pearl and Shiny Diamond: how to get Palkia and Dialga
You will be able to meet Palkia or Dialga in the final course of the story, after having obtained the seventh medal (Icicle medal) in Puntaneva City. Afterwards, you will go to the Galaxia team base in Rocavelo City and fight Commander Saturn.
After this part of the story, you will have to go from Route 207 to Mount Corona taking advantage of the Rock Climber ability. At the top you will see and fight again several members of the Galaxia team and finally against Helio, the boss of the Galaxia team. By then the legendary will also appear, Palkia and Dialga, to level 47.
When you finish these fights, Professor Serbal will appear and finally you can face Palkia or Dialga. Important that at this point Save the game in case you are not able to capture it (you defeat it accidentally or you run out of Poké Balls), then you will not have another chance to capture it.
It is recommended that you use the Master Ball that you received a little earlier. If not, you may have to use dozens of Ultra Balls. So make sure you also have plenty of potions to last a long time in combat and use attacks that deal little damage to Palkia or Dialga so you don’t accidentally defeat them. Use fits that put him to sleep it will also be useful, of course.
How to register the Legendary of the other version
You will find Palkia in Pearl and Dialga in Diamond. The only way to have the other version is by exchanging it, but if you want to register it in the Pokédex, you can do it once you defeat all the members of the High Command.
Return to the Celestial Town and talk to Cintia’s grandmother at her house, who will show you the image of the Legendary from the other version, which will be registered in your Pokédex.
Here we leave you the analysis of Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch, a remake specially designed to activate the nostalgia of those who played the original Nintendo DS (Switch mainstream audience today).
In case you want to know more about the game, we leave you with other guides on Pokémon Shiny Pearl and Shining Diamond: How to capture Mewtwo, which starter Pokémon to choose, how to get Phione and Manaphy, how to unlock the bike, how to get the old rod, good rod and super fishing rod and how to make your Pokémon walk with you.