Giratina Raid Guide (Origin Forme)


Giratina (Origin)

Following straight on from the Altered form, Giratina (Origin Form) is returning as a legendary boss between Thursday 27th October and 8th November for Halloween 2022. The best Giratina Origin Form counters are mostly the same as Giratina (Altered) counters, featuring strong Dragon, Dark, Ghost and Ice types, such as Rayquaza, Dragonite, Palkia, Gengar, Mewtwo, and Tyranitar.

To be honest though Fairy and Ice will not get as much of a look-in as Dragon or Dark, even in weather that boosts them.

Giratina (Origin Form) has a Raid Boss CP of 41776, can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2018 – 2105 CP with no weather boost (Level 20)
  • 2523 – 2631 CP with Fog or Windy weather (Level 25)

The best-case scenario for Giratina (Origin Forme) is a very manageable duo with Best Friend Bonuses and full teams of Dragons. Ideally, use 3-6 high-level players, or 6+ lower leveled players when fighting this raid boss.

This guide lists the best counters, stats, and which moves Giratina (Origin Forme) can have in Pokémon GO.

Giratina (Origin) best Mega counters

  Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to Win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 333.75s 18.00
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 426.55s 13.33
3. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 397.43s 19.83
4. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 420.22s 16.67
5. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 425.75s 20.00
6. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 470.54s 10.83
7. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 481.01s 21.00
8. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 515.50s 18.00
9. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy 560.95s 16.83
10. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Dragon Pulse Dragon 552.68s 23.00


Non-Mega Counters

Below are the top non-mega options for counters, not listed are shadow versions due to either rarity or cost to power up, if you have one available then feel free to use instead!

  Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to Win Deaths
1. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 537.76s 24.67
2. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 552.19s 24.83
3. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 562.29s 24.00
4. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 578.75s 20.83
5. Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 587.21s 19.83
6. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 589.91s 19.00
7. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 579.87s 24.33
8. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 583.70s 23.00
9. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 567.08s 28.33
10. Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 585.70s 24.17
11. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 590.99s 24.67
12. Zacian Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 635.90s 15.00
13. Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 578.26s 33.67
14. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 609.71s 26.33
15. Weavile Snarl Dark Avalanche Ice 623.72s 23.33
16. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 661.12s 16.83
17. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 608.63s 31.33
18. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 607.09s 30.50
19. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Blizzard Ice 639.18s 24.80
20. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 627.08s 26.33
21. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 630.18s 24.83
22. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 604.80s 32.33

Weather Effects

Giratina will be boosted by Fog and Windy weather, while being more vulnerable in Fog, Windy, Cloudy, and Snow.

Weather Pro Con
Windy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Dragon attackers. Boosts Giratina’s Dragon Tail and Dragon Pulse
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts Fairy attackers
Snow Boosts Ice attackers
Fog Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Ghost and Dark attackers. Boosts Giratina’s Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball, and Ominous Wind

Giratina’s Raid Moves and Stats Analysis

Giratina (Origin Forme) is a Ghost Dragon type that has the following stats:

Giratina (Origin) GhostDragon
Max CP 3683
ATK 225 DEF 187 HP 284
Weak to Strong Against
Dark Dragon Fairy Ghost Ice Ghost Psychic Dragon

Giratina (Origin Forme) can have the following move sets in a raid battle and when captured:

Fast Moves Charge Moves DPS TDO
Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 14.54 1035.27
Dragon Tail Dragon Shadow Ball Ghost 14.09 1003.71
Shadow Claw Ghost Dragon Pulse Dragon 12.85 915.06
Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Pulse Dragon 12.48 888.89
Shadow Claw Ghost Ominous Wind Ghost 12.10 861.61
Dragon Tail Dragon Ominous Wind Ghost 11.75 836.67
*DPS and TDO are calculated using Level 40 Pokémon with perfect IVs and a 200 DEF defender model. The values displayed here should be compared only among themselves and represent DPS and TDO approximations.


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