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Giratina (Origin Forme) Pokémon GO Raid Guide (Best counters)

Take on this mythical beast with our raid guide.

The Road to Sinnoh event brings a different Legendary Pokémon every day of the week. Friday will see perhaps the best 'mon of the lot, Origin Forme Giratina.

Origin Forme Giratina is a very strong Raid attacker, and has some play in Pokémon GO PVP too. It's certainly worth getting out there to get involved in a few raids, especially if you don't have a good IV Origin Forme Giratina already.

This Giratina Pokémon GO raid guide will get you prepared to take this Pokémon down.

Best Origin Forme Giratina counters in Pokémon GO:

Origin Forme Giratina has a fair few weaknesses. It's a Dragon and Ghost type. This means Origin Forme Giratina is weak to Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost and Ice-type Pokémon.

The best Origin Forme Giratina counters in Pokémon GO are:

Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Tyranitar
Bite & Brutal Swing
Mega Garchomp
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Gengar
Lick & Shadow Ball
Shadow Salamence
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Salamence
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Mega Gardevoir
Charm & Dazzling Gleam
Hydreigon
Dragon Breath & Brutal Swing
Zekrom
Dragon Breath & Outrage
Haxorus
Dragon Tail & Breaking Swipe
Dragonite
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Baxcalibur
Dragon Breath & Avalanche

Mega Evolutions to get you more Giratina candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Dark or Dragon types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon you can mega evolve to get extra Giratina candy:

  • Gengar
  • Ampharos
  • Sceptile
  • Altaria
  • Banette
  • Salamence
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Rayquaza
  • Garchomp

As Dragon and Ghost-type Pokémon are effective against their own type, this means that a lot of the potential mega evolutions you can use to get extra candy will also be good Giratina counters.

How many trainers do I need to beat Origin Forme Giratina in Pokémon GO?

Origin Forme Giratina is a powerful attacker, and can mow down unprepared trainers. However, a few high level trainers with teams of Dragon Pokémon will make light work of Origin Forme Giratina. Just make sure to have some revives!

3-6 higher level Pokémon GO trainers should be enough to take down Origin Forme Giratina. You'll want at least 7 trainers if you're a lower level group.

Origin Forme Giratina Pokémon GO 100% IV

We all want that 100%, perfect IV Origin Forme Giratina. Here are the CP values to keep an eye out for when you finish your raids.

100% IV's for Origin Forme Giratina are:

  • 2105 CP
  • 2631 CP (Weather Boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

Weather
Pro
Con
Sunny
-
-
Windy
Will mean the Giratina you catch is higher level. Will boost Dragon-type attacks
Giratina's Dragon-type attacks will also be boosted
Partly Cloudy
-
-
Cloudy
Fairy-type attacks will be boosted
-
Snow
Ice-type attacks will be boosted
-
Rainy
-
-
Fog
Will mean the Giratina you catch is higher level. Will boost Ghost and Dark-type attacks
Giratina's Ghost-type attacks will also be boosted

If you're looking to bag that higher CP Origin Forme Giratina then keep your eyes out for Windy or Foggy weather. Cloudy and Snowy weather could help you, if you are low on trainers or have a lower level team.

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