The 30 BEST Altered Forme Giratina Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Altered Forme Giratina counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Altered Forme Giratina Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Garchomp, Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, Shadow Salamence, and Shadow Garchomp. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 3 - 7 Trainers to defeat Altered Forme Giratina in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow SalamenceShadow Salamence
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 34.18735.620521s63.5
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.111187.512585s59.9
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 30.54809.918566s59.2
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.40444.333585s56.3
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.72795.718598s56.2
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SalamenceShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *31.84449.433605s54.3
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.44578.725614s53.7
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *27.99674.522625s53.2
          9.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme DialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonRoar of Time *26.93726.720640s52.4
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DragoniteShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.75471.831632s52.0
          11.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme PalkiaOrigin Forme PalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonSpacial Rend *28.23577.725636s51.9
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.57488.330648s50.6
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 27.93516.129654s50.3
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 30.71350.242660s50.2
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.27303.649678s49.4
          16.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *24.57779.019688s49.4
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *28.96401.637668s49.2
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 27.70475.531668s49.1
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 27.72458.632673s48.8
          20.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 23.78782.119708s48.2
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.76367.240685s48.1
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.43586.025693s47.9
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 32.13276.754684s47.5
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.75531.828696s47.4
          25.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 26.63447.333698s47.1
          26.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDragonDragon Breath DarkBrutal Swing *24.78590.325707s47.0
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DragonOutrage 22.53831.818738s46.7
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 29.13299.850716s46.6
          29.Thumbnail image of SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.07439.034713s46.1
          30.Thumbnail image of KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *25.31484.930717s45.9
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          Group size

          You need at least 3 Trainers to defeat a Altered Forme Giratina in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 3 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 4 - 7 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 8+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 3 Trainers

          Altered Forme Giratina CP range from Raids

          Altered Forme Giratina can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1848 CP to 1931 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2310 CP to 2414 CP with Fog and Windy weather boost

          Altered Forme Giratina weaknesses

          Altered Forme Giratina type chart

          When fighting Altered Forme Giratina, keep in mind the that Ghost and Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Electric, Fire, Grass, Poison, Water, Fighting, and Normal type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          DarkDark160.0%
          DragonDragon160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting39.1%
          NormalNormal39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FireFire62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Altered Forme Giratina Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Dragon146.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost72.0%
          • fogFog
          Dark68.0%
          • fogFog
          Ice46.0%
          • snowSnow
          Fairy40.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric8.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Rock4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Altered Forme Giratina in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Altered Forme Giratina down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.