Giratina Altered Forme Counters Guide

Giratina Altered form
Giratina Altered form

Giratina (Altered Form) is a T5 Raid boss in Pokémon GO. Giratina counters are mostly strong Dragon, Dark, Ghost, and Ice-types, such as Rayquaza, Palkia, Dragonite, Latios, Gengar, Shadow Ball Mewtwo, and Tyranitar. Giratina (Altered Form) is a Ghost Dragon type that has the following stats:

Giratina (Altered) GhostDragon
Max CP 3379
ATK 187 DEF 225 HP 284
Weak to Strong Against
Dark Dragon Fairy Ghost Ice Ghost Psychic Dragon

The best case scenario for Giratina (Altered Forme) is a manageable duo with full teams of Dragons, with Windy weather and Best Friend boosts. Ideally, use 3-5 high-level players, or 6-10 lower leveled players when fighting this raid boss.


In this guide, we’ll cover the strongest Giratina counters, the best strategy on how to defeat it, and what CPs you can get when catching a strong Giratina.

Giratina can be caught with the following Combat Power values:

  • 1848 – 1931 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2310 – 2414 CP at Level 25 with Fog or Windy weather boost

Altered Giratina Counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Kyurem (Black) Dragon Tail Outrage 630.0s 20
2. Kyurem (White) Dragon Breath Blizzard 656.2s 21
3. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 745.1s 18
4. Darkrai Snarl Shadow Ball 752.4s 20
5. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 742.1s 20
6. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 733.2s 22
7. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 727.2s 24
8. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 699.1s 26
9. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 705.2s 26
10. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 752.4s 25
11. Dragonite Dragon Breath Outrage 749.1s 26
12. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 735.2s 29
13. Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Shadow Ball 802.0s 24
14. Weavile Snarl Avalanche 796.5s 25
15. Hydreigon Bite Dark Pulse 824.0s 23
16. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 826.3s 24
17. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 923.3s 19
18. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 786.4s 30
19. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 821.2s 28
20. Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 922.9s 20
21. Kyurem Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 839.9s 29
22. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 877.0s 25
23. Glaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 854.1s 29
24. Bisharp Snarl Dark Pulse 943.2s 23
25. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 778.2s 36
26. Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 740.0s 39
27. Latias Dragon Breath Outrage 874.5s 29
28. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Outrage 915.1s 27
29. Zoroark Snarl Foul Play 830.5s 33
30. Groudon Dragon Tail Earthquake 990.8s 22

When picking Giratina counters, you want to be sure how big your group is and what moves Giratina has. For us, even in larger groups, we’re actually more inclined to using niche Dragon types to counter it, as they simply didn’t have enough matchups recently. That 100% shiny Dragonite is probably dying to have a good fight with the fabled Giratina.

Beyond that, you will find success with good ice types, like Mamoswine and Weavile, but in a fight like this, the dragons usually top the charts in all scenarios save snowy weather boosts. That being said, if your Mamoswine and Weavile are really high level, do not be afraid to use them in comparison to lower leveled dragon counters!

Giratina Moveset Analysis

Giratina (Altered Form) can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Shadow Claw Ghost
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Ancient Power Rock
  • Shadow Sneak Ghost

None of these moves are particularly dangerous on their own, with Dragon Claw being the scariest option for our Dragon typed counters. Ancient Power is a solid move and Shadow Sneak is the easiest move you can encounter, making it perfect for high DPS teams using Rayquaza for Giratina trios. All of the charge moves are three bar moves.

Speaking of Giratina trio, our simulator shows 671 seconds of TTW for Rayquaza with no weather boost and no friendship boost, which means a trio is more than possible with two friends, and a duo could be a thing when you factor everything in.