A fan-favorite legendary raid returning to Pokemon Go; in preparation for its return, we have prepared the best Giratina raid counters to date in 2022.
Starting on October 20th, the Halloween 2022 event will start in Pokemon Go. The Halloween 2022 Stars event will run until November 1st, at 10 A.M. During the event, trainers will be able to purchase two special research story tickets; the first ticket will cost $1 while the second will cost $5. The Two stories will feature Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
Lavender Town Music will be audible in Pokemon Go. During the event, ghost-type Pokemon will spawn in abundance. Noibat’s shiny form will also be making its Pokemon Go debut.
During the Halloween 2022 event, Mega Banette and Origin Forme Giratina will appear in raids. Both raids will run from October 20th to November 8th. Banette and Giratina’s shiny variations will be available as a possible reward for taking down their respective raids. Now let’s dive into the best Origin Forme Giratina raid counters:
Best Origin Forme Giratina raid counters in Pokemon Go
Giratina Raid Stats
- Giratina is a Dragon, Ghost-type Pokemon.
- It is weak to Dark, Ice, Dragon, Fairy, and Ghost-type moves.
- The Giratina Raid CP is 41776
- Giratina’s Base HP is 284
- Its Attack is 225 and its Defense is 187
- The Base catch CP is between 2018 to 2,105
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 2523 to 2,631
- It is Weather Boosted by cloudy, windy, or foggy weather
- Its Fast moves can be Dragon Tail or Shadow Claw
- Its Charged moves can be Shadow Ball, Dragon Pulse, or Ominous Wind
Giratina Raid Counters
Going into the Giratina raid, trainers will need a heavy-hitting team of Pokemon with type effective moves or high attack stats. Overall, Giratina is a wellrounded Legendary Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and low defensive Stat.
The raid can be easily completed by a team of 4 to 7 trainers; a team of 5 to 10 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.
Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, or Mega Absol will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Dark, Ice, Dragon, Fairy, or Ghost-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using bug, poison, normal, fighting, fire, water, grass, or electric-type Pokemon.
Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.
- Mega Gengar – Lick & Shadow Ball
- Chandelure – Hex & Shadow Ball
- Darkrai – Snarl & Shadow Ball
- Deoxys – Zen Headbutt & Dark Pulse
- Hoopa (Unbound) – Astonish & Shadow Ball
- Hydreigon – Bite & Brutal Swing
Alternative Ghost & Dark–Types
- Mega Absol – Snarl & Payback
- Hoopa (Confined) – Astonish & Shadow Ball
- Weaville – Snarl & Foul Play
- Mewtwo – Psycho Cut & Shadow Ball
- Giratina – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Banette – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Mega Houndoom – Snarl & Foul Play
- Honchkrow – Snarl & Dark Pulse
- Mismagius – Hex & Shadow Ball
- Bisharp – Snarl & Dark Pulse
- Tyranitar – Bite & Crunch
- Zarude – Bite & Dark Pulse
- Dialga – Dragon Breath & Draco Meteor
- Palkia – Dragon Tail & Drago Meteor
- Dragonite – Dragon Tail & Outrage
- Salamence – Dragon Tail & Draco Meteor
- Rayquaza – Dragon Tail & Outrage
- Garchimp – Dragon Tail & Outrage
- Haxorus – Dragon Tail & Dragon Claw
- Mega Latios – Dragon Breath & Dragon Claw
- Zekrom – Dragon Breath & Outrage
Remember Shadow Bonuses
Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.
Let Us Know!
Will you try to grind out the Mega Manectric and Xerneas Raids one last time? Both the legendary and mega raids will change on October 20th. Mega Banette and Giratina will appear in raids until November 8th.
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