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* Giratina is the only dual-type Pokémon that has weaknesses to both of its own types, as well as the only {{type2|Ghost}} legendary Pokémon.
 
* Giratina is the only dual-type Pokémon that has weaknesses to both of its own types, as well as the only {{type2|Ghost}} legendary Pokémon.
 
* No other Pokémon has the same [[type]] [[List of Pokémon with unique type combinations|combination]] as Giratina.
 
* No other Pokémon has the same [[type]] [[List of Pokémon with unique type combinations|combination]] as Giratina.
  +
*Its gold and silver (shiny) ornaments on Giratina might be a reference to [[Gold and Silver]]. The red and blue (shiny) spikes on its wings and its stripes may be [[Ruby and Sapphire]] or [[Red and Blue]]. And lastly, its body colors may represent Diamond and Pearl.
 
* Giratina is one of very few non-{{type2|Flying}} Pokémon that is able to learn {{m|Fly}}. The others are: {{p|Vibrava}}, {{p|Flygon}}, {{p|Latios}}, and {{p|Latias}} (all four of which have the [[ability]] {{a|Levitate}}), {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Smeargle}}, and {{p|Arceus}} (all three of which can learn all [[HM]] moves)
 
* Giratina is one of very few non-{{type2|Flying}} Pokémon that is able to learn {{m|Fly}}. The others are: {{p|Vibrava}}, {{p|Flygon}}, {{p|Latios}}, and {{p|Latias}} (all four of which have the [[ability]] {{a|Levitate}}), {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Smeargle}}, and {{p|Arceus}} (all three of which can learn all [[HM]] moves)
 
*It is one of eight Pokémon which can change into forms specific to itself, the other seven being {{p|Castform}}, {{p|Deoxys}}, {{p|Cherrim}}, {{p|Burmy}}, {{p|Rotom}}, {{p|Shaymin}}, and {{p|Arceus}}. Like Deoxys's other forms were not available in the original two versions of its generation, {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, but later became available in the rest of [[Generation III|its generation]], Giratina's Origin Forme is only available in {{game|Platinum}}.
 
*It is one of eight Pokémon which can change into forms specific to itself, the other seven being {{p|Castform}}, {{p|Deoxys}}, {{p|Cherrim}}, {{p|Burmy}}, {{p|Rotom}}, {{p|Shaymin}}, and {{p|Arceus}}. Like Deoxys's other forms were not available in the original two versions of its generation, {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, but later became available in the rest of [[Generation III|its generation]], Giratina's Origin Forme is only available in {{game|Platinum}}.
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*Giratina, {{p|Deoxys}} and {{p|Arceus}} are the only Pokémon that have battle music specific to them and unused by any other Pokémon. Giratina, however, uses the same theme as {{p|Heatran}}, {{p|Regigigas}}, {{p|Darkrai}}, and the non-legendary {{p|Rotom}} in Diamond and Pearl.
 
*Giratina, {{p|Deoxys}} and {{p|Arceus}} are the only Pokémon that have battle music specific to them and unused by any other Pokémon. Giratina, however, uses the same theme as {{p|Heatran}}, {{p|Regigigas}}, {{p|Darkrai}}, and the non-legendary {{p|Rotom}} in Diamond and Pearl.
 
*Giratina is the only one of the [[dragon trio]] that has a catch rate of 3.
 
*Giratina is the only one of the [[dragon trio]] that has a catch rate of 3.
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==Origin==
 
==Origin==
 
Giratina is possibly based on a {{wp|basilisk}}. In the Another Forme, the wings may be based off a bat's, it's body has the insect-like, six-legged feature, but its posture is similar to a sauropod. It's origin forme has a body similar to a serpentine, it's six protrusions on it's body may be based off of a scorpion's stinger.
 
Giratina is possibly based on a {{wp|basilisk}}. In the Another Forme, the wings may be based off a bat's, it's body has the insect-like, six-legged feature, but its posture is similar to a sauropod. It's origin forme has a body similar to a serpentine, it's six protrusions on it's body may be based off of a scorpion's stinger.

Revision as of 13:45, 9 November 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Regigigas
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Cresselia 000
Giratina
ギラティナ Giratina
#487
200px
Artwork of Giratina's "Another Forme" from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Ghost Dragon
Category
Renegade Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure
Another Forme
Levitate
Origin Forme
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#210
Regional Browser numbers
Height
14′09″/4.5 m
Another Forme
22′07"/6.9 m
Origin Forme
Weight
1653.5 lbs./750.0 kg
Another Forme
1433.0 lbs./650.0 kg
Origin Forme
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body10.png
Footprint
 F487.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 220 Battle Exp.: 2201*

Giratina (Japanese: ギラティナ Giratina) is a dual-type Ghost/Dragon legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. However, it can change form.

Giratina is the version mascot of Pokémon Platinum.

Biology

Physiology

As first revealed by Japan's CoroCoro Magazine, Giratina has two formes. The first (Another Forme) is the form that appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions. In this forme, Giratina is has a large, gray, centipede-like body with six short legs. Its legs have gold claws and gold bands on them. It has a tail and a thick black stripe running vertically along the front of its body. There is a series of red horizontal stripes running across the large black one. Three gold half-rings circle the back half of Giratina's neck at the same points that three of the red stripes are at on its front, resembling a ribcage. On its back are two large, black wings that are decorated with red, conical objects. The wings seem oddly out of place, due to the fact that Giratina seems far too heavy to fly effectively. The wings also seem to be ghostly, as it can change shape like it's made of a liquid. Giratina's head and eyes resemble those of Dialga and Palkia, making many have a theory that it is related to the two, which has been confirmed as true in Pokémon Platinum. Giratina's Template:Shiny2 form is nearly opposite in color compared to the original. The colors of the shiny Origin Forme is the same as the Another Forme's except for the wings which appear to be a dark shade of brown.

The second is a new Origin Forme which made its debut in Giratina and the Sky Warrior; it uses this form when traveling through different dimensions. This form is more serpentine than Giratina's Another Forme. The Origin Forme of Giratina has six black streamers on its back that each have a red spike at the end. Its mouth is hidden by the head plates, which swing open sideways when the mouth is opening. Giratina's legs have been reduced to spike-like protrusions. There are four more golden spikes near the edge of the tail. This version of Giratina also appears in Pokémon Platinum.

Gender differences

Giratina is genderless.

Special abilities

As to be expected with other Template:Type2 Pokémon, Giratina is capable of using Ghost, Dark, Psychic and Electrical attacks. Unlike other Dragon Pokémon, Giratina lacks the ability to wield Ice- and Template:Type2 attacks (save for Will-O-Wisp, which most Ghost-types learn anyway). Giratina is one out of seven Pokémon that is capable of using Aura Sphere. Since Giratina is a "true" Dragon Pokémon, it is also capable of using Draco Meteor.

In Platinum, Giratina can transform to its Origin Forme by equipping the Platinum Orb. If the orb is unequipped in battle, it goes back to Another Forme. The Origin Forme has higher offensive stats while the Another Forme has higher defenses.

Giratina is the only known Pokémon that learns Shadow Force.

Behavior

Judging by it's Pokédex entry, it's safe to assume Giratina is a very violent Pokémon that is very protective of its home.

Habitat

Giratina is a very rare (one-of-a-kind) Pokémon due to its "legendary" status. Legends claim that Giratina appears in cemeteries and that this Pokémon supposedly lives in the spirit world, on the reverse side of this one.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Giratina Movie11.JPG
Giratina's "Another Forme" in a preview for Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Giratina made its anime debut in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In the movie, Giratina lures Dialga into the Reverse World in order extract revenge against the Temporal Pokémon causing damage to the Reverse World. Zero also attempts to copy Giratina's powers in order to take control over the Reverse World.

It will make another appearance in the twelfth movie alongside Dialga and Palkia.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Giratina (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Pearl A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Platinum JP Because of its violent behavior, it was driven out into the Ruined World, from where it silently gazes upon our world.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Turnback Cave
Platinum
One Ruined World
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
World Abyss (30F)

Base stats

Another Forme

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


Origin Forme

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


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0formes2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 487.png Spr 4p 487.png Spr 4h 487.png Spr b 4d 487.png
Spr 4p 487O.png Spr 4p 487O.png Spr b 4p 487O.png
Spr 4d 487 s.png Spr 4p 487 s.png Spr 4h 487 s.png Spr b 4d 487 s.png
Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr b 4p 487O s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 487.png Spr 5b 487.png Spr b 5b 487.png
Spr 5b 487O.png Spr 5b 487O.png Spr b 5b 487O.png
Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png
Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr b 5b 487O s.png
GiratinaGiratina For other sprites and images, please see Giratina images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

File:Giratina Origine Platinum.png
Giratina is shown with a different sprite
File:SpearPillar Giratina.png
Giratina, Dialga, Palkia and Cyrus at the Spear Pillar
  • Giratina is the only dual-type Pokémon that has weaknesses to both of its own types, as well as the only Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Giratina.
  • Its gold and silver (shiny) ornaments on Giratina might be a reference to Gold and Silver. The red and blue (shiny) spikes on its wings and its stripes may be Ruby and Sapphire or Red and Blue. And lastly, its body colors may represent Diamond and Pearl.
  • Giratina is one of very few non-Template:Type2 Pokémon that is able to learn Fly. The others are: Vibrava, Flygon, Latios, and Latias (all four of which have the ability Levitate), Mew, Smeargle, and Arceus (all three of which can learn all HM moves)
  • It is one of eight Pokémon which can change into forms specific to itself, the other seven being Castform, Deoxys, Cherrim, Burmy, Rotom, Shaymin, and Arceus. Like Deoxys's other forms were not available in the original two versions of its generation, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, but later became available in the rest of its generation, Giratina's Origin Forme is only available in Pokémon Platinum.
  • The Another Forme is shorter and heavier than the Origin Forme.
  • In Diamond and Pearl, Giratina is met at level 70, while in Platinum, Giratina is met at level 47, the same as Dialga and Palkia.
  • Giratina, as of Platinum, is the only Pokémon to come out from above instead of from the left of the screen during the start of the battle.
  • When Giratina is battled in Platinum, it does not have a shadow at first. When it escapes a Poké Ball though, it "gains" one.
  • The first released sprite of its Origin Forme was not used in Platinum.
  • Giratina, Deoxys and Arceus are the only Pokémon that have battle music specific to them and unused by any other Pokémon. Giratina, however, uses the same theme as Heatran, Regigigas, Darkrai, and the non-legendary Rotom in Diamond and Pearl.
  • Giratina is the only one of the dragon trio that has a catch rate of 3.

Origin

Giratina is possibly based on a basilisk. In the Another Forme, the wings may be based off a bat's, it's body has the insect-like, six-legged feature, but its posture is similar to a sauropod. It's origin forme has a body similar to a serpentine, it's six protrusions on it's body may be based off of a scorpion's stinger.

Name origin

Giratina's name may be derived from platinum (written as platina in katakana) and either guillotine, girasol, giraffe or girare (meaning to wander).

In other languages

External links

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Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
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