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:

Pokemon GO Giratina (Altered)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. Pokemon GO Kyurem (Black)Kyurem (Black) Dragon Tail Outrage 630.0s 20
2. Pokemon GO Kyurem (White)Kyurem (White) Dragon Breath Blizzard 656.2s 21
3. Pokemon GO DialgaDialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 745.1s 18
4. Pokemon GO DarkraiDarkrai Snarl Shadow Ball 752.4s 20
5. Pokemon GO GarchompGarchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 742.1s 20
6. Pokemon GO ZekromZekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 733.2s 22
7. Pokemon GO PalkiaPalkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 727.2s 24
8. Pokemon GO RayquazaRayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 699.1s 26
9. Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 705.2s 26
10. Pokemon GO ReshiramReshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 752.4s 25
11. Pokemon GO DragoniteDragonite Dragon Breath Outrage 749.1s 26
12. Pokemon GO HaxorusHaxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 735.2s 29
13. Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Shadow Ball 802.0s 24
14. Pokemon GO WeavileWeavile Snarl Avalanche 796.5s 25
15. Pokemon GO HydreigonHydreigon Bite Dark Pulse 824.0s 23
16. Pokemon GO MamoswineMamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 826.3s 24
17. Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Bite Crunch 923.3s 19
18. Pokemon GO LatiosLatios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 786.4s 30
19. Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 821.2s 28
20. Pokemon GO TogekissTogekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 922.9s 20
21. Pokemon GO KyuremKyurem Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 839.9s 29
22. Pokemon GO GardevoirGardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 877.0s 25
23. Pokemon GO GlaceonGlaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 854.1s 29
24. Pokemon GO BisharpBisharp Snarl Dark Pulse 943.2s 23
25. Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Hex Shadow Ball 778.2s 36
26. Pokemon GO GengarGengar Lick Shadow Ball 740.0s 39
27. Pokemon GO LatiasLatias Dragon Breath Outrage 874.5s 29
28. Pokemon GO Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Outrage 915.1s 27
29. Pokemon GO ZoroarkZoroark Snarl Foul Play 830.5s 33
30. Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon 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.