Pokémon Go Giratina counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Giratina emerges from the Distorted World.

Giratina has emerged from the Distorted World to make an appearance in Pokémon Go.

When the Renegade Pokémon does make an appearance it will take one of two Formes, either the wyvern Origin Forme or the winged Altered Forme.

Like the Legendary Pokémon it shares the Sinnoh region with, including Dialga and Palkia, Giratina will be available in five-star Raids, so, if you want to defeat this dragon, you'll need a team of fellow trainers.

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Giratina counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

If you want to add Giratina to your Pokédex, then you need a team that will strike at its weakness and the counters below will help you do this:

  • Giratina type: Ghost and Dragon-type
  • Giratina is weak against: Ghost, Ice, Dragon, Dark and Fairy-type
  • Giratina counters: Gengar, Tyranitar, Gardevoir, Rayquaza, Glaceon, Togekiss, Mamoswine, Weavile, Palkia, Giratina (Origin Forme), Darkrai, Garchomp and Chandelure
  • Other Giratina notes: Prioritise Dragon-type Pokémon and moves, followed by Ghost and Ice-type moves.

Altered Forme Giratina CP in Pokémon Go

Previously Altered Forme Giratina had the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 38,326
  • Maximum CP when being caught - 1,931
  • Maximum weather boosted CP when being caught - 2,414

Origin Forme Giratina CP in Pokémon Go

Previously Origin Forme Giratina had the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 41,776
  • Maximum CP when being caught - 2,105
  • Maximum weather boosted CP when being caught - 2,631

Giratina Moveset in Pokémon Go


Both the Fast and Charged moves that each Giratina Forme uses are different, though the majority of the moves are either dragon and ghost-type.

Here are the moves that Altered Forme Giratina can use:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Shadow Claw (Dark)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Ancient Power (Ground)
  • Dragon Claw (Dragon)
  • Shadow Sneak (Ghost)

Below you'll find the moves that Origin Forme Giratina can learn:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Dragon Tail (Dragon)
  • Shadow Claw (Dark)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon)
  • Ominous Wind (Ghost)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)

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Everything we know about Giratina

Created by Areceus (i.e Pokémon god), Giratina is part of the creation trio, alongside Dialga and Palkia.

Origin Forme Giratina.

Giratina, however, was a lot more violent than Areceus expected, so it was banished to the Distortion World. In a way, this means that Giratina can be considered the fallen angel of Pokémon mythology.

Giratina is the personification (or Pokémonification if you will) of antimatter, with the Distortion World acting as a near opposite to the normal Pokémon verse. It's devoid of time and space itself is unstable, with the laws of physics being absent.

Giratina has two different formes.

Altered Forme Giratina has six legs and a pair of wings, while Origin Forme has a serpent like appearance, with six floating appendages.

In the main series of games, you can only find the Origin Forme Giratina when you visit the Distortion World or when Giratina is holding the Griseous Orb. The two formes have different stats; Altered Forme Giratina is defense-oriented, while Origin Forme prefers to be offensive.

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