Giratina Altered form
Giratina Altered form

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 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.

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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 388.80s 13.33
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 510.00s 13.50
3. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Crunch 558.49s 8.67
4. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 572.97s 18.50
5. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dazzling Gleam 645.37s 13.33
6. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Weather Ball 632.06s 17.33
7. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Dragon Pulse 649.23s 16.83
8. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 653.75s 17.83
9. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 690.41s 15.50
10. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 706.61s 13.50
11. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 651.03s 22.00
12. Zacian Snarl Play Rough 754.10s 9.67
13. Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse 698.45s 16.83
14. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 694.90s 18.00
15. Salamence Dragon Tail Outrage 664.25s 22.33
16. Dragonite Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 688.02s 20.83
17. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Play Rough 754.84s 12.50
18. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 705.11s 20.33
19. Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 683.87s 23.17
20. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 692.93s 23.67
21. Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Shadow Ball 737.92s 18.17
22. Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 685.02s 28.00
23. Weavile Snarl Avalanche 726.79s 21.17
24. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 752.56s 18.83
25. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Shadow Ball 735.76s 24.00
26. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Avalanche 698.73s 25.50
27. Hoopa Astonish Shadow Ball 738.95s 24.25
28. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dark Pulse 789.63s 17.40
29. Kyurem Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 738.80s 21.83
30. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 689.55s 27.33
31. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Ice Beam 783.57s 16.50
32. Zarude Bite Dark Pulse 809.87s 13.50
33. Yveltal Snarl Dark Pulse 791.36s 16.50
34. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 761.05s 20.83
35. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 800.11s 17.25

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.

Top 10 Non-Mega Counters

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# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 653.75s 17.83
2. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 690.41s 15.50
3. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 706.61s 13.50
4. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 651.03s 22.00
5. Zacian Snarl Play Rough 754.10s 9.67
6. Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse 698.45s 16.83
7. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 694.90s 18.00
8. Salamence Dragon Tail Outrage 664.25s 22.33
9. Dragonite Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 688.02s 20.83
10. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Play Rough 754.84s 12.50

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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