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[[Image:SpearPillar Giratina.png|thumb|Giratina, Dialga, Palkia and Cyrus at Spear Pillar|right]]
 
[[Image:Giratina_Platinum_Origin.png|thumb|Giratina in the [[Distortion World]]|right]]
 
[[Image:Giratina_Platinum_Origin.png|thumb|Giratina in the [[Distortion World]]|right]]
 
[[Image:Giratina_Origin_EnglishPt.PNG|thumb|Giratina in the English {{game|Platinum}}|right]]
 
[[Image:Giratina_Origin_EnglishPt.PNG|thumb|Giratina in the English {{game|Platinum}}|right]]
[[Image:SpearPillar Giratina.png|thumb|Giratina, Dialga, Palkia and Cyrus at Spear Pillar|right]]
 
 
[[Image:Giratina altered platinum.png|thumb|Altered Forme Giratina at [[Turnback Cave]] ({{game|Platinum}})|right]]
 
[[Image:Giratina altered platinum.png|thumb|Altered Forme Giratina at [[Turnback Cave]] ({{game|Platinum}})|right]]
 
* 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.

Revision as of 22:23, 3 October 2009

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Giratina
ギラティナ Giratina
#487
487Giratina-Altered.png
Artwork of Altered Forme from D/P
Type
Ghost Dragon
Category
Renegade Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure
Altered 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
Altered Forme
22'08"/6.9 m
Origin Forme
Weight
1653.5 lbs./750.0 kg
Altered 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 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
3
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.

While it is similar to other legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, including its post-National Dex appearance and lack of relation to the games' overall plot, it was revealed in early February, 2008 to have an alternate form known as the Origin Forme, in addition to the form it takes in Diamond and Pearl, the Altered Forme. It is in this new form that Giratina took its place as version mascot of Pokémon Platinum, the third version of Generation IV.

It is not known to evolve to or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

As first revealed by Japan's CoroCoro Magazine, Giratina has two forms. The first (Altered Forme) is the form that appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. In this form, 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 that also could be claws. 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 they can change shape as if they were made of a liquid.

Giratina's head and eyes resemble those of Dialga and Palkia, causing many to theorize that it is related to the two. This assumption is confirmed 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 Altered 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 dimensions other than ours, such as the Distortion World. The form-altering is triggered by a change of gravity. This form is more serpentine than Giratina's Altered 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, and can be activated outside of the Distortion World if it is holding a Griseous Orb.

Giratina's body is likely made up of antimatter, like all things from the Distortion World.

Gender differences

Giratina is a genderless species.

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 Griseous Orb. If the orb is unequipped in battle, it goes back to Altered Forme. The Origin Forme has higher offensive stats while the Altered Forme has higher defenses. Since Giratina's Origin Forme (and the Griseous Orb, for that matter) is exclusive to Platinum, when it is traded to Diamond or Pearl it will revert back to its Altered Forme, and the Griseous Orb it was holding goes back into the player's bag.

Giratina is able to control dimensions besides those of time and space.

Giratina is the only known Pokémon that learns Shadow Force.

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 Reverse World. It does so by emitting a whirlwind from its mouth which creates a portal.

It also seems to have a connection to reflective objects, such as mirrors and pools of water. Reflections embody the concept of an antimatter world.

Behavior

Judging by the events in Pokémon Platinum and Giratina and the Sky Warrior, its portrayal in ancient folklore, and its Platinum Pokédex entry, it's assumed that Giratina is a highly aggressive Pokémon protective of its home. It should be noted that despite the legends depicting it in a more evil light than the others in its trio, Giratina arrived at Spear Pillar to save the world from Cyrus' attempted apotheosis; though it may have arrived to protect its own world from destruction.

Habitat

Legends claim that Giratina appear in cemeteries and that this Pokémon species supposedly lives in the spirit world, on the reverse side of ours. It was banished for violence.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Giratina made its anime debut in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In the movie, Giratina ambushes and drags Dialga into the Reverse World in order to exact revenge against the Temporal Pokémon for causing damage to it during its fight with Palkia some time before. Zero also attempts to copy Giratina's powers in order to take control over the Reverse World. Throughout the movie, Giratina takes on its Origin Forme whenever it is in the Reverse World, and its Altered Forme whenever it is in the real world.

The Giratina makes a second appearance in the twelfth movie alongside Dialga, Palkia, and Arceus.

In the manga

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Giratina, along with the members of its trio, battles in a final showdown.

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 It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion 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 Distortion World Origin Forme
Turnback Cave Altered Forme*
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Shinto Ruins (requires event Arceus)
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
Explorers of Time/Darkness
World Abyss (30F)
Pokémon Rumble Ticket for releasing Gengar, Spiritomb, Dusknoir, Dragonite and Garchomp

Stats

Base stats

Altered 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.


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.


Pokéthlon stats

Altered Forme
Speed
2/1 ★★
Power
5/1 ★★★★★
Skill
4/1 ★★★★
Stamina
5/1 ★★★★★
Jump
3/1 ★★★
Total
19/5 ★★★

Speed
5/1 ★★★★★
Power
5/1 ★★★★★
Skill
5/1 ★★★★★
Stamina
5/1 ★★★★★
Jump
5/1 ★★★★★
Total
25/5 ★★★★★

Type effectiveness

Altered Forme

Template:DP type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A292BC" | 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:SpearPillar Giratina.png
Giratina, Dialga, Palkia and Cyrus at Spear Pillar
Giratina in the Distortion World
  • 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.
  • Giratina has the highest HP stat of all legendary Pokémon, however, it is tied with non-legendaries Slaking and Drifblim and beaten by Snorlax, Wailord, Wobbuffet, Chansey, and Blissey, all non-legendary.
  • 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 the only one who does not permanently keep Levitate. Additionally, before the revelation of its Origin Forme, it was unique in learning Fly but not having legitimate access to Levitate at all.
  • It is one of eight Pokémon which can change forms, the other seven being Castform, Deoxys, Cherrim, Burmy, Rotom, Shaymin, and Arceus. Giratina's Origin Forme is only available in Pokémon Platinum.
  • In Diamond and Pearl, Giratina is met at level 70, while Dialga or Palkia are met at level 47, but in Platinum, Giratina is met at level 47, while Dialga and Palkia are met at level 70.
  • Among all members of the Dragon trio, Giratina is the only one not having Special Attack as its highest stat, having HP as its highest stat.
  • 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 first fought against in Platinum, it does not have a shadow. After capturing it, though, it has one when leaving a Poké Ball. This may also occur following the use of Shadow Force.
    • Coincidentally, Cyrus keeps referring to Giratina as the shadowy creature.
  • The first shown sprite of its Origin Forme was not used in Platinum.
  • Giratina is the only one of the dragon trio with a catch rate of 3.
  • In its Origin Forme, Giratina has the highest Attack stat of all Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Giratina's Altered Forme is the second heaviest of all Pokémon, surpassed only by Groudon; however, its Origin Forme is the fourth heaviest.
  • Giratina is the only Pokémon in a legendary trio that is separated from the other members of its group in the Pokédex; Heatran and Regigigas separate Giratina from Dialga and Palkia.
  • Giratina is the only Pokémon of its trio whose signature move is not of the Dragon-type.
  • Giratina is the only one of its trio without a jewel located somewhere on its body.
  • Giratina is considered to be the forgotten one among itself, Dialga and Palkia, even though all three were created by Arceus.
  • Giratina is the only Pokémon that is able to hold the Griseous Orb; a Ditto that transforms into an Origin Forme Giratina during battle will immediately change back into Altered Forme (unless in battle with it in the Distortion World).
  • In Platinum, if Giratina is knocked out in the Distortion World, it can be battled again in Turnback Cave (and thus in Altered Forme).
    • If it is defeated a second time in the Turnback Cave battle, it will reappear in one week for another battle. It shares this trait with Heatran. However, the items rewarded for completing Turnback Cave's maze will be unavailable during this time.
  • In interviews Junichi Masuda and Takeshi Kawachimaru did for G4, it was said that Giratina and its Distortion World were created to be personifications of antimatter.
  • Giratina is the only Pokémon at the end of a regional Pokédex listing that is not an event-exclusive Pokémon.

Origin

Giratina is possibly based on a basilisk. In the Altered Forme, the 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 a serpent, while the six protrusions on its body may be based off of a scorpion's stinger.

Name origin

Giratina's name may be derived from platinum (written as プラチナ platina in katakana; compare to ギラティナ) and either guillotine, girasol, giraffe or girare (meaning to wander).

In other languages

External links

Notes

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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