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 IceBOOSTED BY Windy Fog
Supreme Giratina Raid Counters
RayquazaRayquazaDragon Tail DragonOutrage 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.
PalkiaPalkiaDragon Tail DragonDraco MeteorDragon
SalamenceSalamenceDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor Dragon
GengarGengarLick or Shadow Claw GhostShadow 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.
DragoniteDragoniteDragon Tail DragonOutrage Dragon
DialgaDialgaDragon Breath DragonDraco MeteorDragon
Excellent Giratina Raid Counters
MamoswineMamoswinePowder Snow IceAvalanche 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.
MewtwoMewtwoPsycho Cut PsychicShadow 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.
LatiosLatiosDragon Breath DragonDragon ClawDragon
WeavileWeavileFeint Attack DarkAvalanche 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.
HonchkrowHonchkrowSnarl DarkDark Pulse Dark
BanetteBanetteShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball Ghost
TyranitarTyranitarBite DarkCrunch 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.
RampardosRampardosSmack Down RockOutrage Dragon
Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin)Shadow Claw GhostDragon Claw Dragon
Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)Zen Headbutt PsychicDark 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.

WindyAllows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Dragon attackers.Boosts Giratina’s Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw
Partly CloudyBoosts Giratina’s Ancient Power
CloudyBoosts Fairy attackers
SnowBoosts Ice attackers
FogAllows 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 225DEF 187HP 284
Weak toStrong Against
Dark Dragon Fairy Ghost IceGhost Psychic Dragon

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

Fast MovesCharge 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

PokémonFast MoveCharge MoveTTWDeaths
GarchompDragon TailOutrage623.1s17
PalkiaDragon TailDraco Meteor599.4s20
RayquazaDragon TailOutrage575.7s24
DragoniteDragon BreathOutrage622.6s23
SalamenceDragon TailDraco Meteor613.1s26
MewtwoPsycho CutShadow Ball675.9s24
LatiosDragon BreathDragon Claw653.3s26
MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche691.8s23
GengarLickShadow Ball611.1s33
WeavileFeint AttackAvalanche682.8s26
GlaceonFrost BreathAvalanche708.0s28
LatiasDragon BreathOutrage737.6s27
GiratinaShadow ClawDragon Claw807.3s24
HonchkrowSnarlDark Pulse736.8s31
UrsaringShadow ClawPlay Rough810.4s23
HoundoomSnarlFoul Play770.1s31
RampardosSmack DownOutrage754.0s34
GyaradosDragon TailOutrage824.2s27
GranbullSnarlPlay Rough829.9s26

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