Altered Giratina Raid guide

altered giratina

Altered Giratina is a legendary Pokemon from the Sinnoh region. Giratina is known as the Renegade Pokemon and according to Pokemon GO “It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion world”

Giratina has two forms, the Altered Forme, which this raid guide covers and the Origin Forme

Altered Giratina is coming back to 5* raids on the 12th October 2021 at 10am local time and here till October 22nd at 10am local time. This is the second 5* Pokemon in October coming after Genesect (Douse Drive) and before Darkrai

A shiny version will be available.

It has:

HP 284

Defence 225

Attack 187

Altered Giratina is number 487 in the Pokedex. It is a Dual Ghost and Dragon type Pokemon. It has several weaknesses. These are Dragon, Dark, Ghost and Ice.

Its Raid boss CP is 38,326

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1848-1931
  • Weather boosted: 2310-2414

Altered Giratina is weather boosted by Fog and Windy weather

Altered Giratina Movesets

Altered Giratina has 2 fast moves and 3 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Shadow Claw (Ghost)

Its charge moves are:

  • Ancient Power (Rock)
  • Shadow Sneak (Ghost)
  • Dragon Claw (Dragon)
altered and Origin Forme Giratina

Counters to Altered Giratina

Dragon, Ghost, Ice and Dark are the types that Altered Giratina is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:

Kyurem (Black)

  • Dragon Tail (fast move)
  • Outrage (Charge move)

Mega Gengar

  • Lick (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Dragon Breath (Fast move)
  • Draco Meteor (Charge move)


  • Dragon Tail (Fast move)
  • Outrage (Charge move)

Darmanitan (Galarian)

  • Ice Fang (Fast move)
  • Avalanche (Charge move)


  • Dragon Tail (Fast move)
  • Outrage (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include: Salamance, Kyurem (White), Chandelure, Gengar, Dragonite and Haxorus

Thoughts on Altered Giratina

Altered Giratina is an incredibly strong Pokemon and one well worth having at your disposal. It is arguably the King of the Ultra league format in the battle league.

It has a massive bulk and somewhat neutral coverage vs a lot of the Ultra league meta. It also does very well in the Master league format, although its Origin Forme stands up even better for the Master format.

As it’s a Legendary Pokemon, to give it a second charge move costs 100 candies and 100,000 Stardust. It requires 20KM as a buddy to earn a candy walking.

How many Altered Giratina will you be raiding?!

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