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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
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#210
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
S-003
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
Altered Forme
Body02.png
Origin Forme
Footprint
 F487.png
Altered Forme
 F487O.png
Origin Forme
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 not known to evolve to or from any other Pokémon, it has a second forme activated by giving Giratina a Griseous Orb to hold. Its original forme, Altered Forme, will then become Origin Forme.

Giratina's Origin Forme was officially revealed in early February of 2008.

In Origin Forme, Giratina is the version mascot of Pokémon Platinum.

Along with Dialga and Palkia, it is a member of the Creation trio of Sinnoh, representing antimatter.

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, thick 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 was related to the two even before it was confirmed in Pokémon Platinum.

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, ghostly streamers on its back that each have a bright 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. The three gold half-rings in this form can be used to grip objects. 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 Ghost-type Pokémon, Giratina is capable of using Ghost, Dark, Psychic and Electric attacks. Unlike other Dragon Pokémon, Giratina lacks the ability to wield Ice- and Fire-type attacks (save for Will-O-Wisp and Icy Wind, 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, Black and White, or HeartGold and SoulSilver 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 via level up.

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 the 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 a world on the reverse side of ours. It was banished for violence, possibly by Arceus.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Altered Forme Giratina in the anime

Major appearances

Giratina

Giratina made its 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 its home 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.

Minor appearances

Giratina made its anime debut in Try for the Family Stone! as an illusion.

Giratina appeared in Meowth's boss fantasy in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!.

In the manga

Altered Forme Giratina in Pokémon Adventures

In the Giratina and the Sky Warrior 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 the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Giratina first appeared in the Diamond & Pearl chapter after the battle on the Spear Pillar, where its tentacles emerged from the Distortion World to drag Dialga, Palkia, and Cyrus into its home. Later, it came to the real world to wreak havoc in Eterna City. With the help of Regigigas and Rotom, Diamond and Pearl managed to drive it back inside, but Diamond was hurt and sent to the Distortion World in the process. In the Distortion world, Giratina got into a huge battle between several other legendary Pokémon, along with Heatran and Darkrai on Charon's side. When the battle was going in the enemies' favor, Charon had Giratina escape to the real world, only to be defeated by a Draco Meteor used by Cynthia and her Garchomp. Defeated, Giratina left to the Distortion World, but gave up its plans to get revenge on Dialga and Palkia.

Later in HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter the Rocket Executives use Arceus' power to create replications of the three dragons of Sinnoh, but they are destroyed before they can materialize.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta bonded with Giratina after battling it in the Distortion World. After realizing it wanted to fight, Hareta teamed up with Giratina and fought his friends in a friendly battle.

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
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
Generation V
Black It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White
Black 2 It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White 2
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 Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Pokémon Dream Radar
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 Altered Forme:Ticket for releasing Gengar, Spiritomb, Dusknoir, Dragonite and Garchomp

Origin Forme: Password

Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: All (Random Legendary Encounter; Both Forms)

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

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:
Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
00Start Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
066 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5
1010 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1515 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1919 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2424 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
2828 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 09090 —% 20
4242 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
4646 Shadow Force Ghost Physical 120120 100100% 5
5050 Hex Ghost Special 05050 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Giratina obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Giratina in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Giratina in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Altered Forme
Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Giratina can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Giratina cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Giratina can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Giratina cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions and creates gusts of dark wind.
Altered Forme
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Origin Forme
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Altered Forme
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Origin Forme
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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 

Griseous Orb
Griseous Orb



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 the Spear Pillar
Giratina in the Distortion World
  • Giratina has many differences from the other members of its trio:
    • In its Origin Form, it is the only one without a Hidden Ability.
    • It is the only member with form differences.
    • Its HP is its highest stat rather than Special Attack.
    • It does not have a type-enhancing item in Diamond and Pearl (this item is introduced in Platinum).
    • It is the only member whose signature move is not a Special or Dragon-type move.
    • It is met at level 70 in Diamond and Pearl while the other members are met at level 47. This is reversed in Platinum.
    • It is the only one of its trio without a jewel on its body, and therefore cannot learn Power Gem.
    • It can learn Calm Mind by TM, unlike Dialga and Palkia, but not Bulk Up like the other two.
    • It is separated from the other members of its group in the Pokédex by Heatran and Regigigas.
    • It is the only member with a catch rate of 3, and the only one without a 100% recruit rate in the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Giratina.
    • It is also the only dual-type Pokémon that has weaknesses to both of its types, as well as the only Ghost-type legendary Pokémon (not including Arceus when holding the Spooky Plate).
  • Giratina along with Togetic, Togekiss, Yanma, Yanmega and Smeargle (by Sketch), are the only Pokémon that can learn all three variations of AncientPower.
  • Giratina has the highest HP stat of all legendary Pokémon. However, it is outmatched by several non-legendary Pokémon.
  • In its Origin Forme, Giratina has the most resistances and immunities of all non-Steel-type Pokémon, excluding Shedinja.
  • In Platinum, Giratina is the only Pokémon to come out from above the screen during the start of the battle. Also, it does not have a shadow until it uses Shadow Force or breaks out of a Poké Ball.
  • 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 also stated 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.
  • It is the only legendary Pokémon that can be caught in all five of the Generation IV main series handheld games.
  • Giratina's Altered Forme received a different second frame sprite in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, but the static sprite remained the same.
  • When encountered in Platinum, the game reads "The Distortion World's Giratina appeared", but it is still a wild Pokémon. It is the only Pokémon to do this.

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. However this Forme also shares physical traits with the Amphitere, a European dragon-like creature with wings but no legs.

Name origin

Giratina may be a combination of girasol (a type of red opal), girare (Italian for to wander around), or guillotine, and platinum プラチナ.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ギラティナ Giratina From a combination of girasol (a type of red opal), girare (Italian for to wander around), or guillotine, and platinum プラチナ.
France Flag.png French Giratina Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Giratina Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Giratina Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Giratina Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기라티나 Giratina Transliteration of Japanese name


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