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Giratina (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Giratina (disambiguation).
Giratina
Renegade Pokémon
ギラティナ
Giratina
#487
Altered Forme Giratina
Altered Forme Giratina
Origin Forme Giratina
Origin Forme Giratina

Giratina

Giratina

Giratina
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Origin Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Altered Forme
Levitate
Origin Forme
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Giratina Origin Forme

Mega Giratina Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
14'09" 4.5 m
Altered Forme
22'08" 6.9 m
Origin Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
1653.5 lbs. 750.0 kg
Altered Forme
1433.0 lbs. 650.0 kg
Origin Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#487
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#210
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
S-003
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
220
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Altered Forme
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Origin Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body10.png
Altered Forme
Body02.png
Origin Forme
Footprint
F487.png
Altered Forme
F487O.png
Origin Forme
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
0
External Links

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 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

Giratina creating a portal to the Reverse World in the anime

Giratina is a large gray draconic Pokémon with gold half rings circling the back of its neck. A thick black stripe runs vertically along the front with red horizontal stripes. In its Altered Forme, it has two large black ghostly wings with red tips that can resemble claws. These wings can change shape as if it's a liquid or gas. Its six legs are thick and clawed. In its Origin Forme, it takes on a serpentine look, with six black ghostly streamers on its back with red spikes at the tips. Its legs are reduced to spikes, and four additional golden spikes appear near the edge of its tail. While in Origin Forme, the three gold half-rings can grip objects. It can only be in its Origin Forme when in its home, the Reverse World, or when holding a Griseous Orb.

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. Giratina is a highly aggressive and territorial Pokémon protective of its home. Legends claim that Giratina appears in cemeteries and that it supposedly lives in a world on the reverse side. It was said to be banished for violence. Giratina is the only known Pokémon that can learn Shadow Force.

In the anime

Origin 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 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.

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

Origin 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, where it used its tentacles to drag Dialga, Palkia, and Cyrus into the Distortion World. Later, it served as an antagonist in the Platinum and HeartGold & SoulSilver chapters.

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 This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Y It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Turnback Cave
Platinum
Distortion World (Origin Forme)
Turnback Cave (Altered Forme)*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Sinjoh Ruins (requires event Arceus)
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Pokémon Dream Radar, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 10/12 Giratina Korean South Korea 100Shiny September 14 to October 6, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina English Europe, the Americas, Oceania, and South Africa 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina German Europe 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 11, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina English United States 100Shiny September 30 to October 20, 2013

Stats

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.


Origin Forme
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

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

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Origin Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
00Start Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
066 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5
1010 Ancient Power 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 08080 —% 20
4242 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
4646 Shadow Force Ghost Physical 120120 100100% 5
5050 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Giratina obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 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 085}}85% 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   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 VI
  • 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

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • A black or white 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
Origin Forme
Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • A black or white 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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 487.png Spr b 4d 487.png Spr 4p 487.png Spr b 4p 487.png Spr 4h 487.png Spr b 4h 487.png
Front Back Spr 4p 487O.png Spr b 4p 487O.png Spr 4p 487O.png Spr b 4h 487O.png
Spr 4d 487 s.png Spr b 4d 487 s.png Spr 4p 487 s.png Spr b 4p 487 s.png Spr 4h 487 s.png Spr b 4p 487 s.png
Front Back Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr b 4p 487O s.png Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr b 4p 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 487.png Spr b 5b 487.png Spr 5b 487.png Spr b 5b 487.png
Spr 5b 487O.png Spr b 5b 487O.png Spr 5b 487O.png Spr b 5b 487O.png
Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png
Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr b 5b 487O s.png Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr b 5b 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
487MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Giratina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Giratina, Dialga, Palkia and Cyrus at the Spear Pillar
Giratina in the Distortion World
Giratina in Pokémon Platinum
Altered Forme Giratina at Turnback Cave (Pokémon Platinum)
  • Giratina has many differences from the other members of its trio:
    • It is the only member with form differences.
    • It is the only member without any double resistances.
    • Its HP is its highest stat rather than Special Attack.
    • It does not have a type-enhancing item in Diamond and Pearl (the Griseous Orb is introduced in Platinum).
    • It is met at level 70 in Diamond and Pearl while the other members are met at level 47. This is reversed in Platinum (although Giratina can still be met at level 70 in Turnback Cave if it is not caught in the Distortion World).
    • 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).
  • Dialga, Palkia and Giratina are the only legendary Pokémon to be met at a level that is not divisible by 5, Dialga appearing at level 47 in Diamond, Palkia appearing at level 47 in Pearl, and Giratina appearing at level 47 in the Distortion World encounter in Platinum.
  • Giratina has the highest base stat total of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
    • Giratina has the highest HP base stat of all Legendary Pokémon, of all Dragon-type Pokémon, and is tied with Drifblim for the highest HP base stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • 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.
  • Giratina is the only Legendary Pokémon that can be caught in all five of the Generation IV core 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.
    • Interestingly, the sprite appears in Platinum's data, but is unused.
  • 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.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, Fantina has an Origin Forme Giratina without a Griseous Orb in the Legendary Pokémon Tournament.

Origin

Giratina may be based on Seta, a giant centipede, from the Japanese fairytale, My Lord Bag of Rice, which was said to prey on dragon hatchlings and be as large as a mountain. Giratina is also possibly based on a basilisk. In its Altered Forme, Giratina's 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 or spider legs. 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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