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, Salamence, Garchomp, Dialga, Darkrai and mega evolutions such as Mrega 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.
Giratina (Altered) Counters
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|2.||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||652.63s||17.67|
|6.||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||706.08s||13.50|
|9.||Dragon Tail||Draco Meteor||656.18s||22.00|
|11.||Dragon Tail||Draco Meteor||689.99s||21.00|
|12.||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||706.10s||20.33|
|13.||Dragon Tail||Dragon Claw||693.48s||23.83|
|14.||Dragon Tail||Shadow Ball||738.65s||18.50|
|16.||Powder Snow||Weather Ball||739.90s||20.17|
|19.||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||738.85s||21.83|
|20.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||684.11s||28.83|
|22.||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||739.02s||22.83|
|24.||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||757.38s||20.83|
|25.||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||752.60s||23.67|
|26.||Dragon Breath||Dark Pulse||788.80s||19.33|
|27.||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||763.62s||22.60|
|32.||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||848.33s||19.17|
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.
Giratina Moveset Analysis
Giratina (Altered Form) can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
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.