Altered Forme Giratina Pokémon GO Raid Guide

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Giratina has come back to Pokémon GO! As a part of Pokémon GO’s Halloween Event, Giratina, in its Altered Forme, will be appearing in five-star raids for a limited time. This generation four Legendary can prove to be a real challenge in battle with a combat power that ranges from 1,848 to 1,931, so it is best to go into battle prepared. 

When attempting this raid, it is recommended trainers come with a group of five to seven people. This will maximize your chances of winning and reduce the number of resources used in battle. Trainers will only have from Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. local time until Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. to get their hands on Giratina, so here is a raid guide for the Renegade Pokémon in Pokémon GO. 

Additionally, trainers can look out for Giratina in its Origin Forme who was announced as part two's raid boss of the Halloween Event.

Pokémon GO Giratina: Weaknesses

Giratina is a Dragon and Ghost type Pokémon rendering it vulnerable to Fairy, Dark, Ice, Dragon, and Ghost-type attacks. Pokémon of these types will deal super effective damage to Giratina. 

Though it is weak to quite a few different types, it is resistant to even. When choosing your squad it is best to avoid Pokémon with Electric, Normal, Grass, Water, Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Fire-type attacks. 

Pokémon GO Giratina: Moveset

In Pokémon GO, Giratina’s Altered Forme moveset is the following: 

Fast Moves

  • Shadow Claw Ghost
  • Dragon Breath

Charged Moves

  • Dragon Claw 
  • Ancient Power 
  • Shadow Sneak 

Amongst these, the moves that deal the most damage are Dragon Claw and Ancient Power.

Pokémon GO Giratina: Counters

Having Giratina's weaknesses and moveset in mind, here are some Pokémon that are recommended to use when countering it:

  • Mega Gengar: Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Shadow Salamence: Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Mega Houndoom: Snarl and Foul Play
  • Shadow Mamoswine: Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Shadow Gardevoir: Charm and Dazzling Gleam
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor
  • Hydreigon: Dragon Breath and Brutal Swing
  • Salamence: Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail and Outrage