Best Giratina (Origin Forme) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Giratina (Origin Forme) 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Dragon34.5%
          • Dark21.5%
          • Ghost17.5%
          • Ice10.5%
          • Fairy8.5%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 41.12764.5219443.3s74.2
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.471235.3612496.8s69.4
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 34.40826.3018508.7s65.4
          4Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 40.71413.2036513.7s64.9
          5Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *38.53468.2332517.5s63.7
          6Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 36.02545.4227526.5s62.3
          7Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *33.56700.2321532.6s62.0
          8Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 35.89490.5030540.3s60.8
          9Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 34.79456.2432562.7s58.4
          10Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 37.73327.5045580.8s58.3
          11Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *36.07380.4939573.6s58.0
          12Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 33.89477.0831568.3s57.8
          13Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 33.94469.9331569.6s57.7
          14Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 32.94519.9328570.8s57.5
          15Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *29.20754.5319593.2s56.3
          16Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.15664.6922587.7s56.3
          17Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 35.39345.3443597.5s56.0
          18TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.36810.7818602.9s55.8
          19RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 32.09464.8232596.5s55.0
          20HydreigonHydreigonDragonDragon Breath DarkBrutal Swing *29.74604.5924603.7s54.6
          21Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 31.20495.8030601.8s54.5
          22Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.82280.4853632.7s54.2
          23Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DragonOutrage 26.73860.4917630.9s53.9
          24SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *31.42456.2132609.0s53.9
          25KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *30.14497.8730618.2s53.1
          26ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 29.94508.2929619.0s53.0
          27Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 33.33332.0845630.7s53.0
          28GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.43532.2128622.4s52.8
          29HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *31.35398.5637628.9s52.3
          30DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 28.19603.6724631.5s52.3
          31Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.61431.2734629.1s52.2
          32DragoniteDragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.37479.3431635.9s51.6
          33DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 28.11552.7327642.2s51.3
          34Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.46396.5537643.7s51.1
          35BaxcaliburBaxcaliburDragonDragon Breath IceAvalanche 29.45451.7533642.1s51.1
          36PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 29.19467.3732642.2s51.1
          37Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 31.39351.1442648.7s51.1
          38Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 30.23388.5938650.7s50.6
          39LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 31.23340.0944656.7s50.5
          40Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.47418.8535652.3s50.3
          41Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 28.89438.4834656.0s50.0
          42ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 28.24479.4131656.3s50.0
          43Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 31.25318.3247668.5s49.9
          44Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.95288.0252677.8s49.7
          45Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)DarkSnarl FairyPlay Rough 26.08635.6323669.6s49.7
          46Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 34.78204.0673725.3s49.6
          47GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 29.39392.6638663.1s49.6
          48WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 27.19511.4429669.1s49.1
          49Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter DragonDragon Claw 29.31377.4239670.8s49.1
          50Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardDragonDragon Breath *DragonDragon Claw 28.15440.3934669.0s49.0
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          Giratina (Origin Forme) type chart

          When fighting Giratina (Origin Forme), keep in mind the following 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.


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

          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Giratina (Origin Forme) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Gengar. The table also includes Shadow Salamence, Shadow Garchomp, Mega Salamence, and Shadow Dragonite, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Giratina (Origin Forme) are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          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 moves, 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.

          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.