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Giratina (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Regigigas
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Giratina
ギラティナ Giratina
#487
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Artwork from D/P
Type
Ghost Dragon
Category
Renegade Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#—
Hoenn
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Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
Height
14′09″
Imperial
4.5 m
Metric
Weight
1653.5 lbs.
Imperial
750.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.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 Legendary Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Giratina is a large, gray, centipede-like creature with six short legs. Its legs have golden claws and a gold band 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 golden 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. Finally, Giratina's head and eyes resemble those of Dialga and Palkia, making many have a theory that it is related to the two. Giratina's shiny form is almost a perfect negative of the original.

Gender differences

Giratina is genderless.

Special abilities

Giratina's signature attack is Shadow Force. Shadow Force is a very powerful move that allows Giratina to vanish instantly and on the second turn Giratina attacks. This move hits even when the enemy is using Protect and Detect. Shadow Force is a Ghost-type attack.

Behavior

Habitat

Giratina is a very rare (probably one-of-a-kind) Pokémon due to its "Legendary" Status. Legends claim that Giratina show up at cemetaries and that this Pokémon supposedly lives in the Spirit World.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

In the manga

In the TCG

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 {{{platinumdex}}}
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
None Trade
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

Base Stats

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Note: If a move like Foresight is used, the effectiveness of Normal and Fighting becomes 100.

Learnset

By leveling up

Game Generation IV
Start Dragonbreath
Scary Face
10 Ominous Wind
20 Ancientpower
30 Dragon Claw
40 Shadow Force
50 Heal Block
60 Earth Power
70 Slash
80 Shadow Claw
90 Aura Sphere

By TM/HM

Game Generation IV
TM02 Dragon Claw
TM04 Calm Mind
TM05 Roar
TM06 Toxic
TM10 Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day
TM15 Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect
TM18 Rain Dance
TM20 Safeguard
TM21 Frustration
TM23 Iron Tail
TM24 Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder
TM26 Earthquake
TM27 Return
TM29 Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball
TM32 Double Team
TM34 Shock Wave
TM40 Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade
TM43 Secret Power
TM44 Rest
TM47 Steel Wing
TM53 Energy Ball
TM57 Charge Beam
TM58 Endure
TM59 Dragon Pulse
TM61 Will-o-Wisp
TM62 Silver Wind
TM65 Shadow Claw
TM66 Payback
TM68 Giga Impact
TM71 Stone Edge
TM73 Thunder Wave
TM77 Psych Up
TM79 Dark Pulse
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM85 Dream Eater
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM01 Cut
HM02 Fly
HM04 Strength
HM05 Defog
HM06 Rock Smash
HM08 Rock Climb

Evolution

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Trivia

Giratina is the only dual-type Pokémon that has weaknesses to both of its own types.

Origin

Giratina is probably based on a Basilisk.

Name origin

Giratina's name may be derived from either guillotine or girasol [1].

External links

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