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Pokémon Go Giratina (Origin Forme) counters: How to defeat the raid boss

Find the best Pokémon to deal with Giratina (Origin Forme)’s 5-Star Raid
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Giratina (Origin Forme) is another Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Boss and a member of Sinnoh’s pantheon of Legendary Pokémon. Both the Origin Forme and Altered Forme of the creature are available in the mobile game, though they exist only as separate entities – a Forme Change mechanic was introduced long after their debuts and hasn’t been extended to them yet.

A Raid Hour featuring Giratina (Origin Forme) will take place on February 23, 2024, from 6 to 7pm local time and will have the Shiny version of the monster enabled. What’s more important, though, is the fact that every specimen caught in this timeframe is guaranteed to know Shadow Force, its signature move.

Giratina (Origin Forme), a Ghost-type Pokémon.

Giratina (Origin Forme) will soon be joined by Palkia and Dialga's Origin Formes.

Giratina (Origin Forme) is a Dragon- and Ghost-type Pokémon, opening lots of weak points for you to exploit. Moves of the categories Dragon, Ghost, Ice, Dark, and Fairy deal more damage against this Legendary, though note that any dragons and ghosts you send out will be just as vulnerable to its attacks.

Check out the best Pokémon Go Giratina (Origin Forme) counters below to make sure you’ve got the most effective monsters for the job.

Pokémon Go Giratina (Origin Forme) counters: best Pokémon to beat the boss

This list of the best Pokémon Go Giratina (Origin Forme) counters won’t feature Shadow Pokémon, as they are less widely available and more difficult to build than regular forms. For the Mega Evolutions best suited to support your team against Giratina (Origin Forme), we recommend you to take a look at the extra list below, which details those.

  1. Rayquaza (Dragon Tail, Breaking Swipe)
  2. Tyranitar (Bite, Brutal Swing)
  3. Haxorus (Dragon Tail, Breaking Swipe)
  4. Salamence (Dragon Tail, Outrage)
  5. Hydreigon (Dragon Breath, Brutal Swing)
  6. Kyurem (Dragon Breath, Glaciate)
  7. Darkrai (Snarl, Shadow Ball)
  8. Palkia (Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor)
  9. Enamorus (Incarnate Forme) (Fairy Wind, Dazzling Gleam)
  10. Dialga (Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor)
  11. Garchomp (Dragon Tail, Outrage)
  12. Zekrom (Dragon Breath, Outrage)
  13. Dragonite (Dragon Tail, Outrage)
  14. Zacian (Hero Forme) (Snarl, Play Rough)
  15. Baxcalibur (Dragon Breath, Avalanche)

Pokémon Go Giratina (Origin Forme) counters: best Mega Evolutions to support

Here are the best Mega Evolutions to use against Giratina (Origin Forme), as stated above.

  1. Mega Rayquaza (Dragon Tail, Outrage)
  2. Mega Garchomp (Dragon Tail, Outrage)
  3. Mega Tyranitar (Bite, Brutal Swing)
  4. Mega Gengar (Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball)
  5. Mega Salamence (Dragon Tail, Outrage)

For a schedule of upcoming raids, check out our overview for the current Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Battles.