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Giratina (Pokémon)

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Giratina
ギラティナ Giratina
#487
487Giratina-Altered.png
Altered Forme art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
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 Pokédex 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's Sinnoh-based games.

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 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 or gas.

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, its home. 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 ghostly 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.

Gender differences

Giratina is a genderless species.

Special abilities

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 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 the Reverse World.

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, or HeartGold and Soul Silver via event, 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 the only known Pokémon that learns Shadow Force.

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 and territorial 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. Giratina are also known to make their home in either the Distortion World or Reverse World.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Giratina Altered anime.png
Giratina in its Altered Forme

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.

An illusion of Giratina appeared in Try for the Family Stone!.

Giratina appeared in Meowth's boss fantasy in DP173.

In the manga

Giratina appears 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. In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Giratina reappears alongside Dialga and Palkia to face off against Arceus.

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 This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
SoulSilver This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
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 Sinjoh 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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

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

Type effectiveness

Altered Forme

Template:DP type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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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

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP487.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Altered Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Origin Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Altered Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Origin Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Distortion World or
Held Griseous Orb
Giratina
Origin Forme
Giratina
 Ghost  Dragon 





Pokémon world
Giratina
Altered Forme
Giratina
 Ghost  Dragon 

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 member of its trio that does not have the first letter of the game it is mascot to match the first letter of its name.
  • 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 and later games.
    • It is the only member of its trio with the ability to change forms.
    • This makes it the only version mascot that has different forms.
  • 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 first appears in battle in the Distortion World, it does not have a shadow (as there is no "ground" on the other side of the field), however, after using Shadow Force or breaking out from a Poké Ball, it will have one.
  • 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.
    • It is also the only Pokémon of its trio whose signature move is in the Physical category.
  • Giratina is the only one of its trio without a jewel located somewhere on its body.
    • Therefore, it cannot learn Power Gem, unlike the other members of its trio.
  • 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 successfully use 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; this is bluntly stated and confirmed in HeartGold and SoulSilver by Cynthia.
  • Giratina is the only Pokémon that appears last in a regional Pokédex listing that is not an event-exclusive Pokémon.
  • Giratina's footprint appears in Platinum only if the Altered Forme is encountered before the Origin Forme is; this can only occur by trading a Giratina in from another game. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, regardless of which Forme of Giratina is encountered first, its Pokédex page will feature the footprint of Altered Forme.
  • Giratina's roar in the movie is the same as King Ghidorah's death cry roar.
  • While Giratina is preparing to use its signature move Shadow Force, the player will be unable to throw a Poké Ball at it - attempting to do so will trigger a message that the player cannot throw a ball at something they cannot see.
  • It is the only legendary Pokémon available in all five of the Generation IV main series games without trading.
  • It has the most weaknesses among the members of the Dragon Trio, having 4. It also has the least number of double resistances among them, with none.
  • In pokémon Heartgold and Soulsilver it's impossible to obtain the oigin forme in an other way than the Arceus event. This is because it's impossible to trade over a griseous orb, and there's no other way to obtain it in-game.

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 on a scorpion's stinger.

It may also have originated from the daikaiju Destoryah. Destoroyah has spikes all over its body, large bat wings and mouth with both mandibles and jaws. This seems very similar to the Giratina's Altered Forme. Destoryah also has a flying form where it is more serpent like in appearance, this seems to be similar to the Origin Forme.

The legends associated with it are similar to those of Izanami, former wife of the kami Izanagi. When she died of severe burns from giving birth to a fire god, she went to the underworld, from which Izanagi tried, but failed, to retrieve her, as she had already accepted her fate.

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 "giratina") and either guillotine, girasol, giraffe or girare (meaning to wander). The name could also be derived from the Spanish "girar," meaning "to turn."

In other languages

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