Giratina Counters in the Ultra League

Both Forms of Giratina are powerhouses in Ultra League PvP. The high Defense (for Altered Form) and Stamina (for both Forms) allow Giratina to take significant damage. Although Giratina has five weaknesses, both Ghost and Dragon take increased damage from moves of that same type. Ice on the other hand deal increased damage, but take neutral damage. Lastly, the lack of a Quick Fairy Move, holds Fairy counters back.

Giratina Altered PvP counters

Pokemon GO Giratina (Altered)Giratina (Altered)DragonGhost
Effective Stats at Level 28 (IV 0/14/15)
ATK 187 DEF 225 HP 284
Weak to Strong against
Ice Ghost Fairy Dragon Dark Bug Electric Fire Grass Poison Water
Fighting Normal x2
Best PvP move set for Altered Giratina
Shadow Claw Ghost Ancient Power Rock Dragon Claw Dragon
Super Effective versus
Psychic Ghost Ice Fire Flying Bug Dragon
Move Stats
  • Power 6
  • Energy 8
  • Duration 1
  • DPT 6
  • EPT 8
  • Power 50
  • Energy 35
  • DPE 1.43
  • Power 70
  • Energy 45
  • DPE 1.56
  • Dust cost 100000
  • Candy cost 100

Altered Giratina’s high Defense and Stamina Stats means it will outlast most any counter. Ancient Power’s Rock-typing makes it Super Effective against Ice counters. The key is finding a Pokémon that also has high Defense and Stamina, but powerful enough moves that are Super Effective. It helps if these moves receive STAB and any reduced damage is welcome.

One more thing to note is Ancient Power Rock has a 10% of increasing the user’s Attack and Defense 2 Stages. The below categories assume no Stat Boosts. If Altered Giratina gets even one Stat Boost, Arceus help us all.


Giratina Origin PvP counters

Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin)DragonGhost
Effective Stats at Level 25.5 (IV 0/13/14)
ATK 225 DEF 187 HP 284
Weak to Strong against
Ice Ghost Fairy Dragon Dark Bug Electric Fire Grass Poison Water
Fighting Normal x2
Best PvP move set for Altered Giratina
Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost Dragon Pulse Dragon
Super Effective versus
Psychic Ghost Psychic Ghost Dragon
Move Stats
  • Power 6
  • Energy 8
  • Duration 1
  • DPT 6
  • EPT 8
  • Power 100
  • Energy 55
  • DPE 1.82
  • Power 60
  • Energy 90
  • DPE 1.50
  • Dust cost 100000
  • Candy cost 100

Origin Giratina trades high Defense for high Attack while keeping its high Stamina Stat. This translates to using a similar type Pokémon as a counter – high Attack with reasonable bulk. Super Effective moves, STAB, and reduced damage are definitely pluses.

Giratina Counters in the Ultra League

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