Giratina Raid Guide (Altered Forme)

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Altered Form Giratina is a T5 Raid boss in Pokémon GO. Best Altered Forme Giratina counters are mostly strong Dragon, Dark, Ghost and Ice types such as Rayquaza, Palkia, Salamence, Garchomp, Dialga, Darkrai and mega evolutions such as Mega Gengar, Mega Gyarados and Mega Houndoom.

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 4-8 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
# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 390.11s 13.67
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 509.19s 13.67
3. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Crunch 560.68s 8.67
4. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Pulse 509.40s 17.33
5. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 570.60s 18.00
6. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dazzling Gleam 649.74s 13.50
7. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Weather Ball 633.90s 17.17
8. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Dragon Pulse 649.86s 17.17
9. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 651.40s 17.67
10. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 689.16s 15.33
11. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 706.69s 13.50
12. Darkrai Snarl Shadow Ball 694.76s 16.50
13. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 649.62s 22.00
14. Zacian Snarl Play Rough 755.52s 9.67
15. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 656.23s 22.67
16. Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 679.10s 20.20
17. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 699.65s 18.33
18. Dragonite Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 687.51s 21.17
19. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Play Rough 760.17s 12.67
20. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 707.09s 20.33
21. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 691.48s 23.50
22. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 737.89s 18.17
23. Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 681.60s 28.20
24. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Avalanche 696.25s 25.00
25. Weavile Snarl Avalanche 726.34s 21.50

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 Houndoom and Mega Gyarados.

Best Giratina Counters (Non-Mega Pokémon)

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 651.40s 17.67
2. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 689.16s 15.33
3. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 706.69s 13.50
4. Darkrai Snarl Shadow Ball 694.76s 16.50
5. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 649.62s 22.00
6. Zacian Snarl Play Rough 755.52s 9.67
7. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 656.23s 22.67
8. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 699.65s 18.33
9. Dragonite Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 687.51s 21.17
10. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Play Rough 760.17s 12.67
11. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 707.09s 20.33
12. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 691.48s 23.50
13. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 737.89s 18.17
14. Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 681.60s 28.20
15. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Avalanche 696.25s 25.00
16. Weavile Snarl Avalanche 726.34s 21.50
17. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Shadow Ball 734.50s 24.00
18. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 756.07s 19.00
19. Hoopa Astonish Shadow Ball 735.93s 24.00
20. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 686.35s 27.33
21. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dark Pulse 790.99s 17.20
22. Kyurem Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 738.14s 22.17
23. Zarude Bite Dark Pulse 811.68s 13.50
24. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 758.60s 20.83
25. Yveltal Snarl Dark Pulse 790.02s 16.83
26. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 802.71s 17.25
27. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 753.00s 23.33
28. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 827.94s 15.00
29. Latias Dragon Breath Outrage 835.66s 18.00
30. Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 826.82s 16.83
31. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 808.57s 22.00
32. Goodra Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 850.81s 15.75
33. Glaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 783.75s 24.00
34. Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 829.23s 17.00
35. Zamazenta Snarl Moonblast 937.25s 9.50

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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