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SSBU Palkia.png
Artwork from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions (2006)
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Palkia is a Legendary Water/Dragon-type Pokémon who first appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions. It has the ability to manipulate space, in contrast with Dialga's ability to manipulate time. Palkia's first appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series is Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Palkia is one of the three Legendary Pokémon to sometimes appear on the Spear Pillar stage, the other two being Dialga and Cresselia. When the stage has a purple tint, Palkia has a chance of appearing. Once Palkia appears, it has a multitude of abilities, including destroying sections of the stage, shooting a powerful beam either vertically or horizontally, decreasing the stage's gravity, tilting the camera so that it's askew, flipping it horizontally, and rotating it upside-down. After performing a couple of these actions, Palkia disappears from the stage.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Palkia can be spawned from a Poké Ball or Master Ball and attacks by using its signature move, Spacial Rend, which involves it slashing across the screen and flipping the camera, just like it does in Spear Pillar. This affects nothing other than the player's viewpoint of the stage. If a fighter comes into contact with Palkia, they take minor damage. Eventually, the screen tilts back to normal and Palkia disappears.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Palkia returns on both the Spear Pillar stage and as a Poké Ball Pokémon.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Palkia SSBB Trophy Palkia.png NDS SSBB graphic.png Pokémon Diamond/Pearl A Spatial Pokémon. In the Sinnoh region, this Pokémon has been revered for many generations, much like Dialga. Dialga warps time, but Palkia has control over space. It lives between parallel dimensions and is known for its power, rumored to be able to warp space. It can use Spacial Rend to rip through the very space an enemy resides in, damaging the foe at the same time. It is Pearl's mascot.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Palkia SSB3DS Trophy Palkia.png SSBWU Trophy Palkia.png Poké Ball NDS SSBWU graphic.png Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl (04/2007)

NDS SSBWU graphic.png Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver (03/2010)

46: Legend of Pokémon Diamond &
Pokémon Pearl
Flag of USA.png Stories surround this Legendary Water/ Dragon-type Pokémon, saying that it has control over all of space. Its Spacial Rend attack will tear space and flip the screen upside down. When this happens, the left and right controls of the fighters will become flipped as well.
Flag of Europe.png Stories of this Legendary Pokémon say that Palkia is a god that controls all of space. When it uses its Spacial Rend attack in Super Smash Bros., it causes the screen to flip upside down. If that wasn't confusing enough, it also flips the left and right controls!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
510 SSBU Spirit Palkia.png Pokémon Series Primary (3) Ace Shield Spirit Board Mewtwo Hazard: Left Is Right, Right Is Left
  • Left and right controls will suddenly reverse after a little while
Spear Pillar Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) / Spear Pillar