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Altered forme Giratina Pokemon Go – How to catch, guide and best moveset

When facing a Giratina, you'll need some of the best counters!

Updated: Nov 30, 2021 1:46 pm
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As part of the October raids, Giratina is making its appearance across Gyms. It’s in it’s altered form, and therefor will be having some different stats and abilities, but that’s what we’re here for. In this article, you’ll find a guide on how to defeat Altered forme Giratina, its counters and then once you catch it, it’s best moveset to have!

When facing a Giratina, it’s recommended to have a team of 5-10 ready to take it on. If you need some help but don’t have in-person friends to face off with, check out this little article!

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Altered form Giratina in Pokemon Go

Altered forme Giratina weakness and resistances

Vulnerabilities Resistances
GhostPoison
IceBug
DragonFire
DarkWater
FairyGrass
Electric
Normal
Fighting

Best counters against Altered Giratina

Here are the best Pokemon to use against Giratina, and your best bet to defeat one in a raid.

PokémonQuick moveMain moveEffective
damage
 Kyurem (Black)  Dragon Tail  Outrage100%
 Zacian (Crowned Sword)  Snarl  Play Rough100%
 Darmanitan (Galarian Zen)  Ice Fang  Avalanche99%
 Kyurem (Black)  Dragon Tail  Blizzard98%
 Palkia  Dragon Tail  Draco Meteor93%
 Rayquaza  Dragon Tail  Outrage92%
 Calyrex (Shadow Rider)  Confusion  Shadow Ball92%
 Salamence  Dragon Tail  Draco Meteor92%
 Kyurem (White)  Dragon Breath  Blizzard91%
 Kyurem (Black)  Shadow Claw  Outrage91%
 Dragapult  Dragon Tail  Shadow Ball90%
 Salamence  Dragon Tail  Outrage90%
 Chandelure  Hex  Shadow Ball88%
 Gengar  Lick  Shadow Ball88%

Altered Forme Giratina best moveset

Once you’ve caught yourself a Giratina, you’ll want the best possible one (obviously!) so here’s the best moveset for Giratina.

This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense 

  Shadow Claw15.4 dps
  Dragon Claw35.3 dps

Defense 

  Shadow Claw15.4 dps
  Ancient Power20 dps

Can you catch a shiny Giratina in Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ultra Shiny Giratina 6IV-EV Trained | Pokemon4Ever

Yes you can! Shiny Giratina will be available during the raids. But remember a few things:

  • You’ll have a 1 in 20 chance in finding a shiny Giratina.
  • The shiny Pokemon will only appear after the Raid, and when you can catch it.

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