Giratina () is the 487th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Ghost/Dragon-Type, and is known as the Renegade Pokémon.
The Abilities that Giratina use depend on its forme. In its Altered Forme, Giratina uses the Pressure Ability, which reduces the PP of its opponents by 2 whenever those opponents use one of its Moves. A second Ability is available to Giratina Altered Forme from the Dream World, the Telepathy Ability. This Ability protects it from taking damage from its Allies during a Double Battle and a Triple Battle.
Giratina Origin Forme uses the Levitate Ability, which makes it immune to Ground-Type attacks and Ground-based entry hazards.
Giratina doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form. However, it can change from its Altered Forme into its Origin Forme if it is holding a Griseous Orb.
In its Altered Forme, Giratina takes on the appearance of a grey dragon with six legs. Its black wings have three spikes on each wing. It has a gold mask on its face and a set of three rib-like claws on its chest.
Giratina takes on its Altered Forme appearance outside the Distortion World, and when it isn't holding a Griseous Orb.
In its Origin Forme, Giratina takes on a radically different appearance, as it takes the form of a grey serpent-like dragon. Its wings are in three pairs with a claw at the end of each wing. The set of three rib-like claws appear to have opened up, if ever so slightly, and in the place of its legs are three pairs of spikes.
Giratina appears as its Origin Forme inside the Distortion World, or if it is holding a Griseous Orb.
Giratina is a Genderless Pokémon species.
Giratina can be found at the end of Turnback Cave in Diamond and Pearl, an area that's accessible after obtaining the National Pokédex. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, if an Arceus is in your party when going to the Shinto Ruins, you'll have the opportunity to have it create a Giratina.
In Pokémon Platinum, however, Giratina plays a critical part in the game's story line. After reaching Spear Pillar, a portal will open up to the Distortion World. At its end you battle Cyrus; while your Pokémon will get healed up before the battle it won't be easy because it's at Level 47.
While playing Pokémon Dream Radar, if Pokémon Platinum is in the Nintendo 3DS, you'll have a chance of encountering Giratina.
Giratina is the Boss of the Ranger Net mission "Find Giratina's Griseous Orb!" This Ranger Net mission takes place at the Oblivia Ruins, and the mission features two battles against Giratina: one for each Forme. Giratina also appears as a Mini-Boss in the Ranger Net mission "Pledge to Arceus." It occupies the room on the left.
Giratina can be found at any of the Hauntyard levels in either its Altered Forme or Origin Forme in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
Trading Card Game
Giratina is listed in the 11th Movie Commemoration Set, the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack, the Team Plasma Gift Set, the Diamond/Pearl, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, and the Black/White Promo sets. It is listed as a Rare Card in the Legends Awakened and Platinum (4) sets; and is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Platinum and Dragons Exalted sets. All three Ultra Rare Cards are also EX Cards.
MoviesPokémon Movie 11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior. It plays the starring role and is put into a battle with Palkia and Dialga. Giratina is seen in both of its Formes in the film, and lures Dialga into the Reverse World to get revenge on him.
Giratina also makes an appearance in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
Both Giratina forms reside in the Uber tier of competitive battling. Giratina is among the bulkiest walls in the Ubers metagame, which allows it to counter certain huge threats like Primal Groudon and Extreme Killer Arceus. However, there are many more cons to using Giratina than there are pros in a hostile metagame as it has exploitable weaknesses in Fairy and Dark attacks and a vulnerability to all forms of hazards, which is especially bad considering Giratina's lack of reliable recovery. Giratina has a small bonus in being one of few stall Pokémon not trapped by Mega Gengar, but this is downplayed by the fact that Mega Sableye, a Pokémon that fits on stall teams much better, can also not be easily trapped. Overall, Giratina is capable of walling some threats Mega Sableye cannot, but is relatively lackluster otherwise.
Giratina-Origin is much more fortunate than its Altered form in terms of its viability in the Ubers metagame. Giratina-O is a great Defog user that can check many physical threats in the Ubers metagame thanks to its numerous resistances and immunities and solid 150/100/100 bulk. Due to having Levitate, Giratina-O is immune to Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Sticky Web, making it a very reliable Defog user that is not prone to being worn down. A Ghost typing is very potent in the Ubers metagame that allows it to have good neutral coverage, block Rapid Spin, and escape Shadow Tag users. Giratina-O can also use an effective Thunder Wave + Hex set that do massive damage to opposing Pokémon while crippling set-up sweepers like Xerneas and Arceus formes and still providing crucial Defog support. The biggest flaws in Giratina-O are its lack of reliable recovery which makes it prone to being worn down and its inability to use another item outside of the Griseous Orb, which does give a nice boost to Giratina-O's STAB attacks but is more of a hindrance as it limits its versatility. Giratina-O also does face significant competition as a Defog user in the form of Latios and Latias, both of which have reliable recovery.
Giratina doesn't learn any moves by way of Breeding.
Via Move Tutor
All Generation 5 Games
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Level-Up (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM47: Steel Wing
- TM58: Endure
- TM62: Silver Wind
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
- Giratina is the featured Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Platinum.
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