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Pokemon GO Giratina Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses & More

Giratina is one of the most powerful Legendaries in Pokemon GO – here’s how you can beat it and the best Pokemon to use when battling it.

If you want to catch Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO, you need to defeat them in a Raid battle first. However, defeating Giratina is no easy feat.

Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to win a Giratina Raid and catch this Legendary Pokemon.

Altered Forme Giratina Pokemon GO

How to Beat Giratina in Pokemon GO Raids

To beat Giratina Raid in Pokemon GO, you will need to fight it with at least 5 strong Pokemon trainers. This is because it is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid battle.

Additionally, every trainer needs to have some of the strongest Pokemon to counter it.

Giratina Type

Giratina is a Ghost/Dragon-type Pokemon. This means that it has 5 weaknesses and 7 resistances you need to consider.

Giratina Weaknesses

  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Ghost
  • Ice

All attacks of the above types deal 160% damage to Giratina.

Giratina Resistances

  • Fighting (Double Resistant)
  • Normal (Double Resistant)
  • Bug
  • Electric
  • Fire
  • Grass
  • Poison
  • Water

The double resistance to Fighting and Normal means that these types of attacks only deal 39% damage to Giratina. Meanwhile, the other types it resists only deal 63% damage.

Also, check out our guide on how to easily win Raids in Pokemon GO. This will give you some top tips for every Pokemon GO Raid!

Pokemon GO Origin Forme Giratina

Best Pokemon to Counter Giratina in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Giratina are Mega Gengar, Mega Latios, and Mega Latias. Therefore, you’ll want to know how to earn Mega Energy and Mega evolve Pokemon.

However, there are loads of great options which aren’t Mega Pokemon that you can use to defeat Giratina too. These are our top 10 picks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarShadow ClawShadow Ball
Mega LatiosMega Latios Pokemon GODragon Breath Dragon Claw
Mega LatiasMega Latias Pokemon GODragon BreathOutrage
RayquazaRayquaza Pokemon GODragon TailOutrage
SalamenceSalamence Pokemon GODragon TailOutrage
PalkiaPalkia Pokemon GODragon TailDraco Meteor
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GODragon BreathBrutal Swing
DialgaDialga Pokemon GODragon BreathDraco Meteor
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarlShadow Ball
GarchompGarchomp Pokemon GODragon TailOutrage

Also, here’s the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO. You’ll want to know this so you can power up your Pokemon before you start a Raid.

When is Giratina in Pokemon GO Raids?

Both Giratina Formes are in Raids during the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween event:

  • Altered Forme Giratina is in Raids from October 20 – 27
  • Origin Forme Giratina is in Raids from October 27 – November 8

Different Giratina Formes

There are two different Giratina Formes in Pokemon GO:

  • Altered Forme Giratina
  • Origin Forme Giratina

Altered Forme Giratina stands on six legs while Origin Forme flies. Despite their difference in appearance, they are nearly identical to fight as they have the same Type, weaknesses, and resistances.

Read More: Every Legendary Pokemon & Ultra Beast in Pokemon GO

Is Altered Forme or Origin Forme Giratina Better?

Both Altered and Origin Forme Giratina are powerful in Pokemon GO, but which one is better depends on the situation you are using it in.

Altered Forme Giratina is one of the very best Pokemon for the Pokemon GO Ultra League.

Meanwhile, Origin Forme Giratina is the better choice for the Master League or Raid battles.

These are all of the attacks that each Giratina Forme can learn in Pokemon GO:

Pokemon GO Giratina Pokedex

Is There Shiny Giratina in Pokemon GO?

Yes, there is a shiny version of Altered Forme and Origin Forme Giratina in Pokemon GO.

They have a light yellow body with light blue and white accents instead of the white body with black and red of the standard version.

Here are the exact chances of encountering a shiny Giratina in Pokemon GO.

Shiny Giratina Pokemon GO Pokedex

Giratina Attacks

Giratina FormeFast AttacksCharged Attacks
AlteredDragon Breath (Dragon)
Shadow Claw (Ghost)
Ancient Power (Rock)
Shadow Sneak (Ghost)
Dragon Claw (Dragon)
Shadow Force* (Dragon)
OriginDragon Tail (Dragon)
Shadow Claw (Ghost)
Ominous Wind (Ghost)
Shadow Ball (Ghost)
Dragon Pulse (Dragon)

The best attacks for Origin Forme Giratina are Dragon Tail and Shadow Ball.

Meanwhile, the best attacks for Altered Forme Giratina are Shadow Claw and Dragon Claw. However, if you want to learn the Shadow Force attack, you will need to catch Giratina during the 2022 Halloween event or use an Elite Charged TM.

Giratina Stats

Altered Forme Giratina has higher Defense while Origin Forme Giratina has higher Attack stats.

StatAltered Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme Giratina
Attack187225
Defense225187
Stamina284284
Maximum CP 33793683

If you’ve caught multiple Giratinas, make sure to use the Pokemon GO IV search filter to sort through them all easily.

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