Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Giratina

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Giratina is a dual-type Ghost/Dragon Legendary Pokémon that was first introduced in Generation IV. Giratina has a gigantic size and has three gold half-rings. Its primary weaknesses are Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice-type Pokemon. In Pokémon Go, Giratina has two forms, one is the Origin forme while the other one is the Altered form. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters with which it can be made easier for the players to defeat Giratina. 

Giratina in Pokémon Go

Giratina is affected by different forms of weather in different ways. The Pokémon gets boosted during Fog and Windy weather but it becomes vulnerable to Cloudy and Snow weather. The Pokémon is very strong against Ghost, Psychic, and Dragon-type Pokémon. 

Giratina Movesets

Pokemon Go Giratina Counters
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Giratina’s best moves in Origin forme are Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball while in Altered forme its best moves are Shadow Claw and Dragon Claw. The Pokémon has a max CP of 3683. Its attack consists of 225, the defense has 187 and HP is 284. 

Best counters for Giratina in Pokémon Go

Here is the list of the best counters against Giratina in Pokémon Go.

Mega counters

  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl, Foul Play
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath, Outrage 
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl, Payback
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite Dark, Crunch
  • Charizard (Mega X): Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow, Weather Ball
  • Altaria (Mega): Dragon Breath, Dazzling Gleam 
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch, Dragon Pulse

Non-Mega counters

  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Salamence: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor
  • Hydreigon: Bite, Brutal Swing
  • Dialga: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor
  • Darkrai: Snarl, Shadow Ball 
  • Zekrom: Dragon Breath, Outrage
  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Haxorus: Dragon Tail, Dragon Claw 
  • Reshiram: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor 
  • Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Zacian: Snarl, Play Rough
  • Gengar: Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball 
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball 
  • Weavile: Snarl, Avalanche
  • Yveltal: Snarl, Dark Pulse
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish, Shadow Ball
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang, Avalanche
  • Kyurem: Dragon Breath, Blizzard
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish, Shadow Ball 
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow, Avalanche
  • Latios: Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw 
Pokemon Go Giratina Counters
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Just keep in mind to use these moves with a proper strategy to keep a leash on Giratina. The legendary boss Pokémon is a force to be reckoned with in Pokémon Go. So, good luck out there, and remember to head out with a properly strategized plan.

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