Giratina Altered form
Giratina Altered form
Giratina (Altered) GhostDragon

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
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Shadow Ball 502.60s 17.33
2. Palkia Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 652.63s 17.67
3. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 655.14s 17.83
4. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Outrage 714.01s 11.00
5. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 690.75s 15.50
6. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 706.08s 13.50
7. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 650.77s 21.50
8. Darkrai Snarl Shadow Ball 695.01s 16.67
9. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 656.18s 22.00
10. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 697.55s 18.17
11. Dragonite Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 689.99s 21.00
12. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 706.10s 20.33
13. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 693.48s 23.83
14. Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Shadow Ball 738.65s 18.50
15. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Avalanche 697.57s 24.83
16. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Weather Ball 739.90s 20.17
17. Weavile Snarl Avalanche 729.11s 21.67
18. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 752.13s 19.33
19. Kyurem Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 738.85s 21.83
20. Gengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 684.11s 28.83
21. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 692.82s 27.83
22. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 739.02s 22.83
23. Yveltal Snarl Dark Pulse 794.10s 16.33
24. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 757.38s 20.83
25. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 752.60s 23.67
26. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dark Pulse 788.80s 19.33
27. Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 763.62s 22.60
28. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 828.37s 15.00
29. Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 827.89s 16.50
30. Glaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 782.72s 24.17
31. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 804.35s 22.00
32. Goodra Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 848.33s 19.17
33. Bisharp Snarl Dark Pulse 863.15s 17.33
34. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 807.59s 24.50
35. Latias Dragon Breath Outrage 830.14s 23.50

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.

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.