Giratina Pokemon GO Best Counters: Three Best Pokemon to Use

Giratina Altered Form
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Giratina Pokemon GO best counters remain important for those wanting to take down the Generation IV legendary.

Giratina is one of the strongest and most mysterious Pokémon in the franchise—which continues to be true in Pokémon GO. This ghost and dragon-type is an exceptionally powerful encounter that makes it a coveted member of any raid or league team. It has no problem breaking through opponents with its unique type mash-up. Unfortunately, before you can add it to your roster, you'll need to beat it in a battle.

Here are a few of the best counter Pokémon to help you achieve that goal.

Giratina Pokemon GO Best Counters

1. Garchomp

Garchomp from the Pokémon anime
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This Sinnoh dragon has a maximum CP of 3679, making it one of the most intimidating non-legendary Pokémon currently available in GO. Keep in mind that dragon-types are weak against other dragon-types—meaning this Pokemon will be as effective as Giratina is against it. Make sure your Garchomp has an all-dragon move set with "Dragon Tail" and "Outrage" before approaching the raid. This will leave none of your attacks up to chance.

2. Dragonite

Dragonite from Pokémon Origins
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A classic standby, Dragonite is one of the best Pokémon to take down Giratina. It can reach a maximum CP of 3521 and was the strongest Pokémon in the game near release. Again, be wary as this Pokémon is also a hybrid dragon-type. You still want a full dragon move set of "Dragon Tail" and "Outrage" in this battle. Dragonite's water-type mash-up won't help you here.

3. Haxorus

Haxorus from Pokémon Generations
Haxorus from Pokémon Generations / The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

Haxorus is a newer Pokémon on the scene, but still impressive in its own right. It can reach a maximum CP of 3336 and is another pure dragon-type. Having its power on your side will make quick work of Giratina as long as you're still keeping that full dragon move set. There may just be a chance Giratina gets ghost-type moves, instead. This can buy you a little more time and a sharper advantage against it.