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Giratina (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Regigigas
Pokémon
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Giratina
ギラティナ Giratina
#487
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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
Not in any regional Pokédex
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 legendary dual-type Ghost/Dragon Pokémon.

Giratina is the version mascot of Pokémon Platinum.

Biology

Physiology

As first revealed by Japan's CoroCoro Magazine, Giratina has two forms. The first (Another Forme) is the form seen in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions. In this form, Giratina is a large, gray, centipede-like creature with six short legs. Its legs have golden 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 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. 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 Template:Shiny2 form is almost a perfect negative of the original.

The second is a new Origin Forme which made its debut in Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin; 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. Giratina's legs have been reduced to looking like spikes. There are four more golden spikes near the edge of the tail. This version of Giratina will make an in-game appearance in the upcoming 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.

Giratina is the only known Pokémon that learns Shadow Force.

Behavior

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

Giratina made its anime debut in Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin, and it may be in the 12th Pokémon movie.

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 {{{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

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

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

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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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,
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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 4d 487 s.png Spr 4p 487 s.png Spr 4h 487 s.png Spr b 4d 487 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 487 s.png Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png
Giratina For other sprites and images, please see Giratina images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Giratina is the only dual-type Pokémon that has weaknesses to both of its own types, as well as the first Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Giratina.
  • 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 interesting to note that in addition to appearing to be a member of the dragon trio, Giratina also shares qualities with the lake trio, as it is found in a cave near Sendoff Spring, also known as the "fourth lake of Sinnoh," with the lake trio also being located in caves near (or in their case, on) lakes.
  • It is one of seven Pokémon which can change into forms specific to itself, the other six being Castform, Deoxys, Cherrim, Burmy, 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 Generation III, Giratina's Origin Forme will be available in Pokémon Platinum.
  • The Another Forme is shorter and heavier than the Origin Forme.[1]
  • 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 is the only version mascot to share one of its types with those of all other versions in its generation. It is also the first version mascot that does not appear in the regional Pokédex of the region in which the game it is mascot of takes place.
  • When CoroCoro revealed Giratina's two forms, they were spelled "Origine Forme" and "Another Forme," the E's on the ends of the words being reminiscent of Middle English. On the official website for Pokémon Platinum, however, the forms are named as "Origin Forme" and "Another Forme". Due to the revelation made by Pokémon.com, where, in their online Pokédex, Deoxys's different forms are named as Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme, it is likely that this spelling of the word "Form" will carry on into the English translation of both Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin and Pokémon Platinum.

Origin

Giratina is possibly based on a basilisk.

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

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
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Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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