Giratina Raid Guide (Altered Forme)

Giratina is returning as part of the October 2022 events! Giratina (Altered) is a Ghost Dragon and 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

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. The best case scenario for Giratina (Altered Forme) is 3-6 high-level players, or 6-10 lower levelled players when fighting this raid boss.

Best Giratina Altered Forme Counters in Pokémon GO

Giratina (Altered) GhostDragon

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.

Beyond that, you will find success with good Dark, Ice and Fairy types like Darkrai, Galarian Darmanitan and Gardevoir and mega evolutions like Mega Gengar, Mega Latios and Latias, Mega Houndoom.

Best Giratina Counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 398.65s 13.67
2. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 476.40s 13.33
3. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 508.53s 12.00
4. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 511.67s 13.67
5. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 503.95s 17.50
6. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 562.63s 8.83
7. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 580.75s 18.83
8. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 628.19s 17.00
9. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy 655.18s 13.33
10. Ampharos (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Dragon Pulse Dragon 645.93s 17.33


For reasons of availability and the amount of resources required to power up, shadow pokémon have been excluded but if you have shadow versions of any of these powered up then switch them in their place!

1. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 654.20s 17.67
2. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 647.23s 22.00
3. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 691.38s 15.33
4. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 683.35s 16.67
5. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 657.25s 22.00
6. Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 707.17s 13.67
7. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 692.82s 16.33
8. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 694.88s 18.00
9. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 691.37s 21.33
10. Zacian Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 755.53s 10.00
11. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 692.96s 23.33
12. Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 706.72s 20.50
13. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 757.31s 12.67
14. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 693.91s 25.17
15. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 684.41s 27.00
16. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 737.27s 18.33
17. Weavile Snarl Dark Avalanche Ice 729.05s 21.50
18. Gengar Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 687.46s 29.50
19. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 750.92s 19.00
20. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 734.00s 23.50
21. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 738.29s 22.00
22. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 748.68s 20.50
23. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 760.63s 19.25
24. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 752.24s 22.60
25. Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 798.60s 12.50
26. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 793.00s 15.40
27. Tyrantrum Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 789.90s 19.00
28. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 809.52s 13.00
29. Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark 828.70s 11.00
30. Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 782.15s 19.00

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 is 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.

Shiny Giratina Altered Forme

Shiny Altered Forme Giratina is available from raid encounters:

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