On October 23rd, the first Generation IV Legendary burst onto the scene becoming the new boss after Mewtwo at Tier 5 gym raids. Although not the most formidable of opponents or the best stat wise, this Ghost & Dragon type still makes for a nice addition to the Pokédex.
For anyone planning to add this big guy to their collection, here’s a few tips to help.
What are Giratina’s Best Moves?
Fast Move – Shadow Claw
Charge Move – Dragon Claw
Who should I have on my team of fighters?
Rayquaza – Dragon Tail/Outrage
Dragonite – Dragon Tail/Outrage
Salamence – Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
Tyranitar – Bite/Crunch
Mewtwo – Shadow Ball
Gengar – Shadow Ball
Metagross – Meteor Mash
How many Trainers will be required for a Giratina defeat?
It will only take 3 high level (30 & up) Trainers if you have 6 of any combo of the above listed fighters, each powered up to at least 5000 Stardust.
If you and your fellow players are not level 30, don’t own 6 of the above listed fighters and/or are trying to save on the amount of potions to heal your monsters after the fight, then I suggest 5-6 Trainers.
What is a 100% Giratina?
Normal 100% – 1931CP
Weather Boosted 100% – 2414CP
Giratina is weather boosted in windy or foggy weather.
How many raids will I have to participate in before I catch a Giratina?
Although Giratina isn’t that hard to defeat, catching is proving to be a bit tough, similar to the difficulty level of capturing a Tyranitar. With this in mind (and from the experiences of my fellow Trainers so far), it could take up to 3 raids to catch your first Giratina.
Should I use resources to power up Giratina?
In a word, no. As of right now, Giratina has some of the worst charge moves of any Pokémon in the game. Now, if Niantic decides at a later date to bring the monster back and give him a useful move such as Shadow Force or Shadow Ball then it’ll be worth powering up. But, as of right now, my best advice is to not use any Stardust or Rare Candy on this particular Legendary.
Giratina will be available until November 20th.