Giratina (Altered Form) is a T5 Raid boss in Pokemon GO (34987 Combat Power) available from October 23 (1:00 p.m. PDT) to November 20 2018 (1:00 p.m. PDT). Giratina counters are mostly strong Dragon, Dark, Ghost and Ice types, such as Rayquaza, Dragonite, Latios, Gengar, Shadow Ball Mewtwo and Tyranitar. In this guide we’ll cover the strongest Giratina counters, the best strategy how to defeat it and what CPs you can get when catching a strong Giratina.
Updated as of 10/24/2018
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
|WEAKNESS Dark Dragon Fairy Ghost Ice||BOOSTED BY Windy Fog|
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 match ups recently. That 100% shiny Dragonite is probably dying to have a good fight with the fabled Giratina.
Here’s the raw output of our simulator (we obviously excluded the unavailable Gen IV types in the table above, but we’ll keep them here so you know):
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Palkia||Dragon Tail||Draco Meteor||716.5s||33|
|3.||Dialga||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||716.5s||25|
|5.||Salamence||Dragon Tail||Draco Meteor||691.6s||42|
|6.||Darkrai||Feint Attack||Shadow Ball||758.0s||30|
|8.||Gengar||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||714.5s||51|
|9.||Latios||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||758.7s||39|
|11.||Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||780.2s||35|
Giratina’s raid moves analysis
Giratina (Altered Form) can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured:
|Fast moves||Charge moves|
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. We’re eagerly waiting to see how players approach this boss, as it really doesn’t require much effort to be taken down.
Related info graphics
Couple of Gaming prepared these two excellent Giratina counters info graphics which summarize the entire Giratina counters guide into two images.