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Giratina (Pokémon)

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Giratina
Renegade Pokémon
ギラティナ
Giratina
#487
Altered Forme
Altered Forme
Origin Forme
Origin Forme



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Origin Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Altered Forme
Levitate
Origin Forme
Cacophony
Telepathy
Altered Forme Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Origin Forme
Cacophony
Gender ratio
None (unknown gender)
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
14'09" 4.5 m
Altered Forme
22'08" 6.9 m
Origin Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
1653.5 lbs. 750.0 kg
Altered Forme
1433.0 lbs. 650.0 kg
Origin Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
220
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Altered Forme
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Origin Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body10.png
Altered Forme
Body02.png
Origin Forme
Footprint
F487.png
Altered Forme
F487O.png
Origin Forme
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
0
External Links

Giratina (Japanese: ギラティナ Giratina) is a dual-type Ghost/Dragon Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

While it is not known to evolve to or from any other Pokémon, Giratina has a second forme activated by giving Giratina a Griseous Orb to hold, or while it is in its home, the Distortion World. Its original forme, Altered Forme, will then become Origin Forme.

Giratina's Origin Forme was officially revealed in early February 2008.

Giratina is the game mascot of Pokémon Platinum, appearing on the boxart in its Origin Forme.

Along with Dialga and Palkia, it is a member of the creation trio of Sinnoh, representing antimatter.

Contents

Biology

Giratina is a large, gray, draconic Pokémon with three gold half-rings on each side of its long neck. Its head has a gold crown-like object surrounding it with two large horns pointing sideways. A thick black stripe runs vertically along its front with five red horizontal stripes. In its Altered Forme, it has two large black ghostly wings with three red tips on each that can resemble claws. These wings can change shape as if made of a liquid or gas. Its six legs are thick and have golden claws. Two golden half-circles similar to those on its neck are on each side of each leg, resembling shackles. It has a tail. Giratina remains in Altered Forme when outside of its home dimension.

In its Origin Forme, it takes on a serpentine look. Its legs are reduced to golden-tipped spikes, and four additional golden spikes appear near the edge of its tail. While in Origin Forme, the six gold half-rings can grip objects. The back points of each half-ring have a black ghostly tendril with red a spike at its tip. The horns on its head are now facing the back. The sides of the golden "crown" cover its mouth and separate vertically like an insect's mandible when it opens its mouth. The black vertical stripe is broken into pieces and runs all the way down its body. Giratina can only be in its Origin Forme when in its home, the Distortion World, or when holding a Griseous Orb.

Giratina is able to travel through and control dimensions besides those of time and space. When in its Origin Forme, it is able to pass through dimensions at will, however, it will turn back to its Altered Forme due to the gravity change from the Distortion World. Giratina is a highly aggressive and territorial Pokémon that is protective of its home. Legends claim that Giratina appears in cemeteries and that it supposedly lives in a world on the reverse side. Giratina has also been reported to appear in ancient cemeteries. It was said to be banished for "violence", though in the anime it is shown to possess a gentle side as well. Giratina is said to have observed the real world silently while in its own home dimension. Giratina is the only known Pokémon that can learn Shadow Force.

In the anime

In the main series

Altered Forme Giratina in the anime
Origin Forme Giratina in the anime

Major appearances

Giratina (movie)

Giratina debuted in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where it sought revenge against Dialga for the damage it caused to its home, the Reverse World, during its battle with Palkia in The Rise of Darkrai. Zero later attempted to copy Giratina's powers so he could conquer the Reverse World. Throughout the movie, Giratina would take on its Origin Forme whenever it is in the Reverse World, and its Altered Forme whenever it is in the real world.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Giratina was shown for the first time with both the other members of its trio. It resumed its attack on Dialga, but was finally calmed down through the intervention of Ash and Sheena. It later joined forces with Dialga and Palkia to fight Arceus.

Other

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Giratina was one of six Legendary Pokémon summoned and hypnotized by the shadow Hoopa Unbound as its reinforcements. It and its teammates engaged in a battle against the Latios, Latias, and Shiny Rayquaza summoned to protect the real Hoopa in Dahara City. Eventually, after the shadow Hoopa was sealed in a Prison Bottle, the hypnosis on Giratina and the other Legendary Pokémon was lifted, and Giratina departed for its home. It appeared in both of its formes.

Minor appearances

Giratina made its main series debut in Try for the Family Stone! as an illusion that was created by Mitchell's Murkrow.

In Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!, Meowth's boss fantasy featured Giratina.

In Pokémon Generations

Altered Forme Giratina in Pokémon Generations
Origin Forme Giratina in Pokémon Generations

In The New World, Giratina interfered with Cyrus' plan to destroy the world and recreate it. It first emerged from the Distortion World to free Dialga and Palkia from the Red Chain. Then, it took Cyrus with it back to its homeworld. It was last seen in its Origin Forme, observing Cyrus as he regained consciousness, realized he was in the Distortion World, and accepted it as the new world he sought.

In the GOTCHA! music video

A Giratina briefly appeared in its Origin Forme as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Giratina (movie)

Giratina appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. Much like in the movie, it attacks Dialga and drags it into the Reverse World, and later is hunted by Zero. It reappears in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where it, Dialga, and Palkia face off against Arceus.

Giratina also appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of Giratina and the Sky Warrior. It reappeared in the graphic novel adaptation of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

Giratina debuted in PMDP48.

A Giratina appeared in PMDP57, where it was flying by.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS manga

A Giratina appeared in PMHGSS20, where it battled Red's Clefairy but fled after Clefairy didn't use any actual attacks.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Giratina debuted in PBK1 as an image on a box cover. It then physically debuted in PBK5, where it fought Yū Shirogane and lost.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Creation trio (Adventures)
Altered Forme Giratina in Pokémon Adventures
Origin Forme Giratina in Pokémon Adventures

Giratina is a recurring antagonistic force in Pokémon Adventures, where it has a grudge against Dialga and Palkia for keeping it trapped inside the Distortion World. It first appeared in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia VI.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

A Giratina appeared in ABM02 under the ownership of Manabu Kazuo.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta bonded with Giratina after battling it in the Distortion World. After realizing it wanted to fight, Hareta teamed up with Giratina and fought his friends in a friendly battle. It first appeared in A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!.

In the TCG

Main article: Giratina (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Giratina in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Altered Forme Giratina appears as a Poké Ball summon. It uses Dragon Breath to cause a whirlwind. It also causes damage on contact.

Trophy information

NA: This Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon is a resident of the Distortion World. When it is given a Griseous Orb, it'll change into its Origin Forme. Its Dragon Breath attack can catch fighters in a powerful, damaging tornado. If you're on the receiving end, be careful it doesn't carry you right off the stage

PAL: Also called the Renegade Pokémon, Giratina lives in a dimension known as the Distortion World. It has two forms, and will only be seen in its Origin Forme in our world if it's holding a Griseous Orb. Its Dragon Breath attack creates a powerful tornado that not only damages you, but can carry you off the stage!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Giratina returns as a Poké Ball summon, retaining its behavior from the previous game. It also appears as two Spirits, one in its Altered Forme and the other in its Origin Forme.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #210
Johto
#—
Diamond A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Pearl
Platinum It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
HeartGold This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White
Black 2 It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Y It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
Omega Ruby This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Alpha Sapphire It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Turnback Cave (Only one)
Platinum
Distortion World (Origin Forme)
Turnback Cave (Altered Forme)* (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Sinjoh Ruins (requires Event Arceus) (Only one)
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar (requires Pokémon Platinum), Event
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Soaring in the sky (requires Dialga and Palkia in party) (Only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World) (Only one, requires Dialga and Palkia in party)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
World Abyss (Pit)
MD Sky
World Abyss (Pit)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Gengar, Spiritomb, Dusknoir, Dragonite and Garchomp*
Password*
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: All (Random Legendary Encounters)
Rumble U
Altered Forme: Wonder Area: Haunted Playland (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Origin Forme: Melodious Woodland: A Colossal Throwdown (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 4
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles (Both formes)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (Special Boss)
Super MD
Zero Isle
Picross
Area 14: Stage 10 (Origin Forme only)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 10/12 Giratina Korean South Korea 100Shiny September 14 to October 6, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina English Europe, the Americas, Oceania, and South Africa 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina German Europe 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 11, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina English United States 100Shiny September 30 to October 20, 2013
XYORAS Dahara City Giratina All Japan 100 June 20 to August 31, 2015
XYORAS Dahara City Giratina Korean region Online 100 November 26, 2015 to January 31, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Griseous Orb Griseous Orb (100%)
Events* Griseous Orb Griseous Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Altered Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
150
210 - 257 410 - 504
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
680
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Origin Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
150
210 - 257 410 - 504
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
680
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Altered Forme
Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Origin Forme
Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
15/25 ★★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Altered Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Origin Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
077 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
1414 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2121 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3535 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
4242 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
4949 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5656 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
6363 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
7070 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
7777 Shadow Force Ghost Physical 120120 100100% 5
8484 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM99Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR56Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Giratina in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Giratina in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
IV V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Heal Block × Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Silver Wind × Bug Special 06060 100}}100% 5
IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Altered Forme

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 487.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 50%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
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It spits out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions and creates gusts of dark wind.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush487Body.png Walking Speed: 1.77 seconds Base HP: 67
Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 63 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#248
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Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Blindside
Pokémon GO
GO487.png Base Stamina: 284 Base Attack: 187 Base Defense: 225
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Dragon Claw, Ancient Power, Shadow Sneak

Origin Forme

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 487O.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: N/A%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush487OBody.png Walking Speed: 1.77 seconds Base HP: 67
Base Attack: 86 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT487.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#248
Shuffle487O.png

Sinister Power
Increases damage done by any Dark types in the combo.
Skill Swapper: Cross Attack+
Pokémon GO
GO487O.png Base Stamina: 284 Base Attack: 225 Base Defense: 187
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Dragon Pulse, Ominous Wind, Shadow Ball

Evolution

487Giratina-Altered.png
Unevolved
Giratina
 Ghost  Dragon 

Forms

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 487.png Spr b 4d 487.png Spr 4p 487.png Spr b 4p 487.png Spr 4h 487.png Spr b 4h 487.png
Front Back Spr 4p 487O.png Spr b 4p 487O.png Spr 4p 487O.png Spr b 4h 487O.png
Spr 4d 487 s.png Spr b 4d 487 s.png Spr 4p 487 s.png Spr b 4p 487 s.png Spr 4h 487 s.png Spr b 4p 487 s.png
Front Back Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr b 4p 487O s.png Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr b 4p 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 487.png Spr b 5b 487.png Spr 5b 487.png Spr b 5b 487.png
Spr 5b 487O.png Spr b 5b 487O.png Spr 5b 487O.png Spr b 5b 487O.png
Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png
Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr b 5b 487O s.png Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr b 5b 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 487.png Spr b 6x 487.png Spr 6x 487.png Spr b 6x 487.png
Spr 6x 487O.png Spr b 6x 487O.png Spr 6x 487O.png Spr b 6x 487O.png
Spr 6x 487 s.png Spr b 6x 487 s.png Spr 6x 487 s.png Spr b 6x 487 s.png
Spr 6x 487O s.png Spr b 6x 487O s.png Spr 6x 487O s.png Spr b 6x 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 487.png Spr b 7s 487.png Spr 7s 487.png Spr b 7s 487.png
Spr 7s 487O.png Spr b 7s 487O.png Spr 7s 487O.png Spr b 7s 487O.png
Spr 7s 487 s.png Spr b 7s 487 s.png Spr 7s 487 s.png Spr b 7s 487 s.png
Spr 7s 487O s.png Spr b 7s 487O s.png Spr 7s 487O s.png Spr b 7s 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
487MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Giratina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin Forme Giratina in the Distortion World in Pokémon Platinum
Altered Forme Giratina at Turnback Cave in Pokémon Platinum
  • Origin Forme Giratina is the tallest Generation IV Pokémon.
  • Giratina has many differences from the other members of its trio:
    • It is the only member with form differences.
    • It is the only member without any double resistances.
    • Its HP is its highest stat rather than Special Attack.
    • It does not have a timespace orb in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (the Griseous Orb is introduced in Pokémon Platinum).
    • It is met at level 70 in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl while the other members are met at level 47. This is reversed in Pokémon Platinum.
    • It is separated from the other members of its group in the Pokédex by Heatran and Regigigas.
    • It is the only member without a 100% recruit rate in the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • Giratina is tied with Lunala, Dawn Wings Necrozma, and Shadow Rider Calyrex for the highest base stat total of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
    • Giratina is tied with Drifblim for the highest HP base stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Giratina is the only Pokémon to come out from above the screen during the start of the battle.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, when battled in the Distortion World it does not have a shadow until it uses Shadow Force or breaks out of a Poké Ball.
  • Giratina is the only Pokémon that appears last in a regional Pokédex listing that is not an event-exclusive Pokémon.
  • Giratina is the only Legendary Pokémon that can be obtained in all five of the Generation IV core series handheld games.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the second frame of Giratina's Altered Forme sprite was changed, but the static sprite remained the same.
    • This sprite is also present in Pokémon Platinum's data but is unused.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, when encountered in the Distortion World the unique message "The Distortion World's Giratina appeared" is displayed. However, it is still a wild Pokémon.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, in the The Battle Between Legendary Pokémon, Fantina has an Origin Forme Giratina without a Griseous Orb.
  • Altered Forme Giratina is the heaviest Ghost-type Pokémon.

Origin

Giratina may be based on the biblical figure of the fallen angel, celestial beings that rebelled against God and were excommunicated to Hell. This is analogous to Giratina, due to being a Pokémon created by Arceus (Pokémon World's God) and excommunicated to another dimension due to its belligerent nature. Nonetheless, it might have drawn inspiration by Samael, who is the ruler of the 5th Heaven and has grim and destructive duties whilst being a member of a heavenly host; both traits allude to Giratina being the ruler of another dimension (Reverse World) and its threatening visage. Furthermore, both of Giratina's Forms resemble the Beasts of Revelation, with its Altered Form standing for the "Earth Beast", and its Origin Form standing for the "Sea Beast".

Giratina may also be based on Seta, a giant centipede, from the Japanese fairy-tale, "My Lord Bag of Rice", which was said to prey on dragon hatchlings and be as large as a mountain.

In its Altered Forme, Giratina's wings may be based on a bat's, and its body has an insect-like, six-legged feature, but its posture is similar to a sauropod.

Its Origin Forme has a body similar to the Seraphim , an archangel commonly known for its six wings, and in some depictions, a serpentine body (due to saraph meaning snake or serpent in Islamic languages). Additionally, "Seraphim" alternatively translates to "[the] burning one", which could have been one of the inspirations for Giratina's destructive nature. The exact design of its six wings may be based on a scorpion's stinger or spider legs. This Forme also shares physical traits with the Amphiptere, a European dragon-like creature with wings but no legs.

In interviews Junichi Masuda and Takeshi Kawachimaru had with G4, they said that Giratina and the Distortion World were created to be personifications of antimatter.[1] In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Cynthia also states this.

Name origin

Giratina may be a combination of girasol (a type of red opal), guillotine, or girare (Italian for to wander/turn around); and platina and プラチナ purachina (Japanese for platinum).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ギラティナ Giratina From a combination of girasol, girare, or guillotine, and プラチナ purachina
France Flag.png French Giratina Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Giratina Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Giratina Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Giratina Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기라티나 Giratina Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 騎拉帝納 Geihlādainaahp Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 騎拉帝納 / 骑拉帝纳 Qílādìnà Transliteration of Japanese name


Altered Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アナザーフォルム Another Forme
Chinese Cantonese 別種形態 Bihtjúng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 別種形態 / 别种形态 Biézhǒng Xíngtài
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Aangepaste Forme
France Flag.png French Forme Alternative
Germany Flag.png German Wandelform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Alterata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 어나더폼 Another Forme
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Alterada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Modificada
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มดัดแปลง
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng biến đổi

Origin Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese オリジンフォルム Origin Forme
Chinese Cantonese 起源形態 Héiyùhn Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 起源形態 / 起源形态 Qǐyuán Xíngtài
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Origin Forme
France Flag.png French Forme Originelle
Germany Flag.png German Urform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Originale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오리진폼 Origin Forme
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Origem
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Origen
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มดั้งเดิม
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng nguyên thủy


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