Giratina (Origin Forme) Raid Counters Guide

Giratina (Origin Forme) is a Tier 5 Raid Boss in Pokémon GO. Giratina (Origin Forme) counters are mostly the same as Altered Giratina, featuring strong Dragon, Dark, Ghost and Ice types, such as Rayquaza, Dragonite, Palkia, Gengar, Mewtwo, and Tyranitar. Giratina (Origin Form) has a Raid Boss CP of 41776, can be caught with the following CP Values:

  • 2018 – 2105 CP with no weather boost (Level 20)
  • 2523 – 2631 CP with Fog or Windy weather (Level 25)

The best case scenario for Giratina (Origin Forme) is a very manageable duo with Best Friend Bonuses and full teams of Dragons with possibly Mamoswine or Gengar mixed in if needed. Ideally, use 3-6 high-level players, or 6+ lower leveled players when fighting this raid boss.

This guide lists the best counters, forme stats, and which moves Giratina (Origin Forme) can have in Pokémon GO. For our Simulator’s list of counters, check here. For a full Giratina IV chart, you can check here.

Giratina Raid Counters
Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin)
WEAKNESS Dark Dragon Fairy Ghost Ice BOOSTED BY Windy Fog
Supreme Giratina Raid Counters
RayquazaRayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Rayquaza is a beast when used against either Forme of Giratina, as it exploits its weakness to Dragon-type attacks and deals insane amounts of damage in the shortest amount of time. Dragonite and Salamence are basically the same, just with slightly higher times and, in Salamence’s case, more faints.
PalkiaPalkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco MeteorDragon
SalamenceSalamence Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
GengarGengar Lick or Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Gengar is the first non-dragon to get a mention It is a fantastic Glass Cannon pick, with either its legacy Shadow Claw fast move, or its Gengar Day Exclusive, Lick. It will faint a lot, but the damage will be worth it.
DragoniteDragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
DialgaDialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco MeteorDragon
Excellent Giratina Raid Counters
MamoswineMamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Mamoswine became, hands down, the best Ice-type in the game upon its release for Community Day. It is no surprise it would show up here as one of the best counters. Giratina does not have a double weakness to ice however, so even its power is dwarfed by other, more powerful, dragons.
MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Shadow Ball Mewtwo is a worthwhile pick whenever it is able to dole out Super Effective damage. It faints less than a Gengar but also does not have as low of a Time-to-Win due to Psycho Cut or Confusion not being Super Effective. Additionally, it can manage with Ice Beam, but keep in mind Shadow Ball is better.
LatiosLatios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon ClawDragon
WeavileWeavile Feint Attack Dark Avalanche Ice
Weavile is one of the few pure Ice-types that can be considered a top-tier counter as far as Ice-types are relevant, alongside Mamoswine. Interestingly enough, your fastest time will be with a mixed set, with an Ice-type charged move and a Dark-type fast move.
Good Giratina Raid Counters
Time-to-Win rises considerably from here. These Pokémon are best kept to B-teams when weather is beneficial or when a large group is active.
HonchkrowHonchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
BanetteBanette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Tyranitar is slow, being 100+ seconds behind Rayquaza, but very efficient in terms of Potion usage. If you are potion poor and looking to still be useful in the raid, this is one of your best options.
RampardosRampardos Smack Down Rock Outrage Dragon
Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Dragon Claw Dragon
Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Dark Pulse Dark
While the time-to-win of Attack Deoxys is nearly as high as the Dragons above, it also faints nearly twice as much as Weavile, so it should be treated as the pinnacle of a Glass Cannon.

Weather Effects

Giratina will be boosted by Fog and Windy weather, while being more vulnerable in Fog, Windy, Cloudy, and Snow.

Weather Pro Con
Windy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Dragon attackers. Boosts Giratina’s Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw
Partly Cloudy Boosts Giratina’s Ancient Power
Cloudy Boosts Fairy attackers
Snow Boosts Ice attackers
Fog Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Ghost and Dark attackers. Boosts Giratina’s Shadow Claw and Shadow Sneak

Giratina’s Raid moves and stats analysis

Giratina (Origin Forme) is a Ghost Dragon type that has the following stats:

Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin)GhostDragon
Max CP 3683
ATK 225 DEF 187 HP 284
Weak to Strong Against
Dark Dragon Fairy Ghost Ice Ghost Psychic Dragon

Giratina (Origin Forme) can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Shadow Claw Ghost
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Ancient Power Rock
  • Shadow Sneak Ghost

Now, what actually makes Giratina (Origin Forme) that much different from the Altered Forme?

  • Origin Forme and Altered Forme, in the game, swap their attack and defense stats, making Origin Forme attack based, and Altered Forme defense based. This means that Origin Forme will hit harder, but be defeated faster.
  • A duo that would have been difficult before with Altered Forme is now entirely easy with Origin Forme, even before factoring in weather and friendship bonuses. Which in turn means that it is a simply easier fight. You do not need as many people with Origin Forme as you did with Altered Forme.
  • It will hit harder, and you may see more faints. However, the effect is minimal as far as simulations go. You will only see these results when using your glass cannons like Gengar and Banette.
  • Origin Forme will be your go-to forme to use if Giratina ever gets an exclusive move. Altered Giratina, even with something exclusive, would not see as wide usage as an Origin Forme would.

Giratina (Origin Forme) TTW Chart

Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Deaths
Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 623.1s 17
Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 599.4s 20
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 575.7s 24
Dragonite Dragon Breath Outrage 622.6s 23
Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 613.1s 26
Tyranitar Bite Crunch 735.7s 17
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 675.9s 24
Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 653.3s 26
Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 691.8s 23
Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 611.1s 33
Weavile Feint Attack Avalanche 682.8s 26
Glaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 708.0s 28
Latias Dragon Breath Outrage 737.6s 27
Giratina Shadow Claw Dragon Claw 807.3s 24
Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 736.8s 31
Ursaring Shadow Claw Play Rough 810.4s 23
Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 770.1s 31
Rampardos Smack Down Outrage 754.0s 34
Gyarados Dragon Tail Outrage 824.2s 27
Granbull Snarl Play Rough 829.9s 26

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