Home Tech Gaming Pokemon Go Origin Forme Giratina Guide: Counters, Weaknesses, Raid Hours, And Battle...

Pokemon Go Origin Forme Giratina Guide: Counters, Weaknesses, Raid Hours, And Battle Tips

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has been bringing a variety of Legendary Pokemon back to the game over the past few weeks, and one more is set to return soon. Origin Forme Giratina, the cover monster from Pokemon Platinum, will make another appearance in five-star Raids starting this Friday, October 9. If you’re looking to add the Legendary to your collection (or just want to use this chance to stock up on more Giratina Candy), we’ve rounded up some tips that’ll help you beat and catch Giratina below.

Giratina Raid Hours

Origin Forme Giratina will appear in five-star Raids starting October 9 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET (immediately after the current Legendary, Moltres, leaves the game), and it’ll remain available until the same time on October 23. These Raids can occur any time, but you’ll receive an in-game notification when one is about to begin at a nearby Gym, so you shouldn’t have too much difficulty tracking a Giratina Raid down.

If you’re eager to catch Origin Forme Giratina, your best chance to capture one will come during Niantic’s weekly Raid Hour events. These occur every Wednesday evening from 6-7 PM local time. Giratina will be featured during two Raid Hours, on October 14 and October 21.

Origin Forme Giratina
Origin Forme Giratina

Giratina Weaknesses And Counters

Giratina is unique among Legendary Pokemon thanks to its typing, Ghost/Dragon. Ironically, each of these types is weak against itself, making Giratina vulnerable to other Ghost and Dragon Pokemon. Any strong monsters like Golurk, Chandelure, Rayquaza, Salamence, and Dragonite will dish out lots of damage to Giratina, but keep in mind that they’ll take super-effective damage in return, so they may not last as long in battle against it as some other counters.

Fortunately, Giratina’s typing gives it a few other weaknesses as well, namely to Dark, Ice, and Fairy Pokemon. Darkrai will be especially helpful, as it’s very powerful and resists Giratina’s Ghost-type moves, but other Pokemon like Weavile, Tyranitar, Mamoswine, Gardevoir, and Granbull will also come in handy when battling the Legendary.

Types To Avoid

As previously mentioned, Ghost and Dragon Pokemon are each weak against their own types, so while they’ll deal super-effective damage to Giratina, they’ll take it in return from the Legendary. Ghost Pokemon also have an advantage over Psychic types, so avoid bringing along any of those when challenging Giratina.

You need a javascript enabled browser to watch videos.

Want us to remember this setting for all your devices?

Sign up or Sign in now!

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.

This video has an invalid file format.

Sorry, but you can’t access this content!

Please enter your date of birth to view this video

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year2020201920182017201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993199219911990198919881987198619851984198319821981198019791978197719761975197419731972197119701969196819671966196519641963196219611960195919581957195619551954195319521951195019491948194719461945194419431942194119401939193819371936193519341933193219311930192919281927192619251924192319221921192019191918191719161915191419131912191119101909190819071906190519041903190219011900

By clicking ‘enter’, you agree to GameSpot’s

Terms of Use and
Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Pokemon GO – GO Battle League Dev Insights

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Has “Near-Instant” Loading Times On Xbox Series X

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/yakuza-like-a-dragon-has-near-instant-loading-times-on-xbox-series-x/1100-6483625/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

AOC Streaming Among Us Works Because Its Genuine

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/aoc-streaming-among-us-works-because-its-genuine/1100-6483623/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Makes A Very Important Change To Minecrafts Steve

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/super-smash-bros-ultimate-update-makes-a-very-important-change-to-minecrafts-steve/1100-6483624/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold Wars Main Theme Music Revealed; Jack Wall Returns

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-wars-main-theme-music-revealed-jack-wall-returns/1100-6483621/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

Phasmophobia Item Guide: What Every Item Does

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/phasmophobia-item-guide-what-every-item-does/1100-6483618/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f