Best Giratina counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Dragon36.5%
          • Dark20.5%
          • Ghost17.5%
          • Ice9.5%
          • 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 34.18735.5720520.4s63.5
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.111187.5312584.1s59.9
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.40444.3133584.1s56.3
          4Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.72795.6618597.7s56.2
          5Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *31.84449.4433604.6s54.3
          6Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.44578.6725613.2s53.7
          7Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *27.99674.5422624.8s53.2
          8Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.75471.7531631.3s52.0
          9Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.57488.3230648.0s50.6
          10Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 27.93516.1329653.3s50.3
          11Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 30.71350.2242659.7s50.2
          12Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *24.57778.9619687.6s49.4
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *28.96401.6037667.3s49.2
          14Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 27.70475.4531667.8s49.1
          15Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 27.72458.5832672.0s48.8
          16TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 23.78782.0719707.4s48.2
          17Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.76367.1740684.9s48.1
          18Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.43585.9825692.3s47.9
          19Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.75531.8528695.4s47.4
          20RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 26.63447.3333697.3s47.1
          21HydreigonHydreigonDragonDragon Breath DarkBrutal Swing *24.78590.3425706.9s47.0
          22Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DragonOutrage 22.53831.7618737.9s46.7
          23Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 29.13299.8350715.1s46.6
          24SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.07439.0034712.1s46.1
          25KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *25.31484.8530716.3s45.9
          26ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 24.81521.0928719.7s45.9
          27Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 27.29356.1542718.1s45.8
          28GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 24.20566.5926725.8s45.7
          29DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 23.74605.2424731.0s45.7
          30HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *25.91408.4136725.9s45.2
          31DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 23.65582.9925737.1s45.2
          32Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.61417.3835729.5s45.0
          33PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 24.59487.0230733.2s44.9
          34DragoniteDragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 24.44461.9032743.6s44.2
          35Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.64374.5740745.3s44.0
          36BaxcaliburBaxcaliburDragonDragon Breath IceAvalanche 24.48435.4934750.4s43.8
          37ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 23.91469.6731755.2s43.6
          38Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *23.78471.7831758.0s43.5
          39Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.58349.9642757.9s43.3
          40Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)DarkSnarl FairyPlay Rough 21.76648.2123781.8s43.2
          41Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 25.54343.1543762.1s43.1
          42Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 24.97368.1740763.7s43.0
          43GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 23.90437.1534765.0s43.0
          44Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.81370.0240766.8s42.8
          45Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)DragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor *25.15349.6142768.1s42.8
          46Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardDragonDragon Breath *DragonDragon Claw 23.56426.3835777.5s42.3
          47Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 27.90215.7869815.7s42.1
          48Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter DragonDragon Claw 24.08384.3039779.0s42.1
          49GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 26.33270.7355791.4s42.1
          50ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.62296.8250787.7s42.0
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          Giratina type chart

          When fighting Giratina, 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 in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Giratina 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 counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Shadow Tyranitar. 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 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.