Niantic announces the Origin Formes of the Legendary Pokemon Dialga and Palkia will soon be available for trainers in Pokemon GO.
- Origin Formes of Dialga and Palkia will be available in Pokemon GO’s Sinnoh event through 5-star raids.
- Players who purchase a ticket to the Sinnoh event can catch Origin Forme Dialga or Palkia with new Charged Attacks.
- Adventure Effect, a new feature, can be activated using Origin Forme Dialga’s Roar of Time and Origin Forme Palkia’s Spacial Rend.
Niantic has confirmed that the Origin Formes of Dialga and Palkia will be coming to Pokemon GO as part of the mobile title’s upcoming Sinnoh event. Dialga and Palkia have been a mainstay in the Pokemon franchise since Diamond and Pearl, with the Origin Formes of Dialga and Palkia first appearing in Pokemon Legends Arceus on the Nintendo Switch.
The two legendary dragon-types have been available in for a while, usually appearing in Pokemon GO’s challenging 5-star raids. With a Pokemon GO event that focuses on the Sinnoh region ready to launch in February 2024, Niantic is taking the opportunity to further celebrate the dragons of Time and Space across its augmented reality game.
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As announced on the Pokemon GO blog, the Origin Formes of Dialga and Palkia will be made available through 5-star raids during the Pokemon GO Sinnoh Tour event. The Pokemon GO Tour: Sinnoh event will start in Los Angeles on February 16 and 17 before a global event launches on February 24 and 25, 2024. Those players who purchase a ticket to either event have the opportunity for Origin Forme Dialga and Palkia to appear that know one of two new Charged Attacks. Players who chose the Diamond path will be able to catch Origin Forme Dialga who has the Charged Attack Roar of Time. Trainers who pick the Pearl path during the Sinnoh event can catch Origin Forme Palkia with the Charged Attack Spacial Rend.
Origin Forme Dialga and Palkia Availability
- Available in 5-star raids across the Los Angeles area between February 16 and 17, 2024
- Available in 5-star raids globally on February 24 and 25, 2024
These charge attacks also introduce a new feature to the mobile game called Adventure Effect. By using Origin Forme Dialga’s Roar of Time on the Pokemon GO map, players can activate a 6-minute timer pause on Incense, Daily Adventure Incense, Lucky Eggs, and Star Pieces. Adventure Effect costs 5000 stardust and 5 Dialga Candy for every 6-minute interval and can be activated in 2-hour increments up to 24 hours. Using Adventure Effect with Origin Forme Palkia’s Spacial Rend unlocks an increased distance in which players can encounter wild Pokemon. The cost for a 10-minute effect costs 5000 stardust and 5 Palkia Candy and can be increased in 2-hour intervals up to 24 hours.
It is worth noting that the addition of the new 5-star raids of Origin Formes of Dialga and Palkia are open to all trainers, and players have the chance to encounter shiny versions during the global event, regardless of whether a ticket is purchased or not. February is shaping up to be a stacked month for Pokemon GO players. Along with the Sinnoh events, Niantic also confirmed February’s Pokemon GO Community Day. On February 4, gamers will have a boosted chance of catching a shiny version of the egg-Pokemon Chansey as they will be appearing more frequently in-game.
After a test run via an April Fools’ joke on Google Maps, Pokemon GO was released to the public in the summer of 2016. The AR mobile app saw unparalleled success and continues to be one of the largest mobile games in the world, pulling in billions for developer Niantic.