Giratina (Altered Form) is a T5 Raid boss in Pokémon GO (38326 Combat Power). Giratina counters are mostly strong Dragon, Dark, Ghost and Ice types, such as Rayquaza, Palkia, Dragonite, Latios, Gengar, Shadow Ball Mewtwo and Tyranitar. In this guide we’ll cover the strongest Giratina counters, the best strategy how to defeat it and what CPs you can get when catching a strong Giratina.
Updated as of 03/21/2019
Giratina 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
|WEAKNESS Dark Dragon Fairy Ghost Ice||BOOSTED BY Windy Fog|
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 match ups recently. That 100% shiny Dragonite is probably dying to have a good fight with the fabled Giratina.
Beyond that, you will find success with good ice types, like Mamoswine and Weavile, but in a fight like this the dragons usually top the charts in all scenarios save snowy weather boosts. That being said, if your mamoswine and weavile are really high level, do not be afraid to use them in comparison to lower leveled dragon counters!
Giratina’s raid moves analysis
Giratina (Altered Form) can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured:
|Fast moves||Charge moves|
None of these moves are 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.