Giratina (ギラティナ Giratina) is a Legendary Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon. Giratina is the Version Mascot for Pokémon Platinum. It is a member of the Creation Trio, alongside Dialga and Palkia.

Biology

Physiology

Giratina's Altered Forme is a giant, dragon-like Pokémon, with an appearance similar to that of a large sauropod. It has 6 legs, gold protrusions that look like external ribs, and golden horns on its head. Its neck has five red stripes and 4 black stripes. On its back, it has a black stripe pattern that extends to its legs. It has black wings with three red thorn-like appendages called girasols (a rare type of opal) coming out of them. Giratina's Origin Forme is more serpentine (like an amphitheater) than its Altered Forme. Its wings are now shaped like tentacles with the red thorn-like appendages sticking out at the end. Its mouth is now behind the two appendages in front of its face. They open when Giratina roars or etc. The horns on its head are still the same. Giratina in Origin Forme has five rows of golden spikes protruding out of the torso and near the tail. Five gray and red stripes are partially overlapped by these spikes.

Natural abilities

Giratina's Origin Forme.

Like some Pokémon, it has a signature move, called Shadow Force, which hits the opponent without fail even if the foe uses Protect or Detect beforehand. When in its Origin Forme, it retains its phenomenal amounts of HP, like any other Pokémon that is in their alternate formes, and it focuses on more offensive moves, and less on the defensive moves. It switches its Attack stats with its Defense stats in its Origin Forme, making it a great powerhouse. It is also a vastly powerful Pokémon that can use these benefits to fit the trainer's focus on attacking.

It will become Origin Forme when in the Distortion World, or when holding the Griseous Orb, which can be found in a secret part of the Distortion World that can only be entered through a portal in Turnback Cave (The portal will only open if you catch Giratina in the Distortion World) or get it before catching it.

In X and Y, the Griseous Orb is located in Terminus Cave on the same level where you battle Zygarde. The same goes for the Lustrous Orb and Adamant Orb.

Behavior

Among the most complex Pokémon to understand, Giratina is both malevolent and dreaded in both its nature and appearance. For all the fear it receives, Giratina can be merciful to less evil creatures. A decent example of its merciful side is that it will freely allow the player to enter and leave the distortion world, even in defeat and despite Team Galactic's previous meddling.

Evolution

Giratina does not evolve.

Pokémon Mythology

Giratina, along with Dialga and Palkia, was created when Arceus hatched from its egg. Arceus tasked Giratina to create the universe alongside Dialga and Palkia. Giratina was known (other than Mewtwo) to be one of the most aggressive Pokémon. Because of this, Arceus banished Giratina to the Distortion World, where it supposedly would be trapped forever.

Game Info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Turnback Cave One
Platinum Distortion World, Turnback Cave (If not caught in Distortion World) One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Sinjoh Ruins (Event Arceus required) One
Black and White Trade One (Event)
Black 2 and White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar One (Event)
X and Y Trade None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Soaring in the Sky (Near Dewford Town, Requires Dialga and Palkia in the party) One
Sun and Moon Trade None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World; requires Dialga and Palkia in the party) One


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness World Abyss (30F)


Pokédex Entries

  • 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.

  • Black

    It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.

  • White

    It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.

  • Black 2

    It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.

  • White 2

    It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.

  • 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.

  • Omega Ruby

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

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.


Stats

Giratina's Stats
HP
150
Attack
100
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
120
Speed
90
Total
680

Giratina's Stats
HP
150
Attack
120
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
100
Speed
90
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
24 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
46 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical
50 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 2 3 ♥
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
6 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
24 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Clever 8 0 ♥
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
42 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
46 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
50 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Clever 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
10 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
24 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
46 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical
50 Hex 50 100% 10 Ghost Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 2
1DPPt
1HGSS
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
10DPPt
6HGSS
Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
20DPPt
10HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
70DPPt
15HGSS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
N/ADPPt
19HGSS
Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Smart 2
N/ADPPt
24HGSS
Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Smart 0
30DPPt
28HGSS
Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
60DPPt
33HGSS
Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
90DPPt
37HGSS
Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special Beauty 2
40DPPt
46HGSS
Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical Smart 2
80DPPt
42HGSS
Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
50DPPt
N/AHGSS
Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beauty 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Giratina learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Draco Meteor SMUSUM 130 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Draco Meteor XYORAS 130 90% 5 Dragon Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Outrage ORAS 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Draco Meteor BWB2W2 140 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Aqua Tail HGSSPt 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
Draco Meteor  140 90% 5 Dragon Special Smart 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 90% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Gravity HGSS —% 5 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Outrage HGSSPt 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
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Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Main article: Giratina (anime)

Giratina has a large role in the 11th Pokémon movie serving as one of primary protagonists, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where it tries to attack Dialga for polluting its dimension with its earlier battles with Palkia. However, later on it is captured by Zero and after he tries to absorb its powers it had to deal with a maschine which just obtained its powers. Giratina is rescued by Ash and his friends, with help from Shaymin. Giratina also has a role in the 12th Pokémon movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where Giratina fends off Arceus as Ash and friends prevent the betrayal long ago from happening.

Main article: Giratina (MS018)

A Giratina appeared in the 18th movie as one of several Legendary Pokémon summoned by Hoopa Unbound in order to attack its light side.

Trivia

  • Along with Palkia and Dialga, their eyes resemble those of Arceus's.
  • In the anime, Giratina has the same roar as the monster Mothra, who initially starred in her own movie, before being absorbed by the Godzilla franchise.
    • Giratina is not the only monster to have a roar from the Toho Sound Library. Palkia, Zekrom, Reshiram, and Kyurem also have roars used by monsters in the Godzilla franchise (part of Palkia's roar came from a Skywalker Sound, the Boga).
  • If one listens closely, Girantina's cry sounds like it has background music.
  • Giratina is currently the only Pokémon to fall down from the top of the screen at the start of its wild encounter (Platinum only).
  • At the start of the Distortion World battle in Platinum, the message says "The Distortion World's Giratina appeared!". This is another one-off, but this only appears once. From there on, references state "The wild Giratina".
  • In Super Smash Bros., Giratina is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Dragon Breath.
  • Giratina, in both forms, is the heaviest Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Giratina is the only Creation Trio member to actually become a main protagonist of the movie.

Origin

Giratina is possibly based on Fallen Angels, beings who despised God and were sent to Hell (similarly reflecting how Giratina despised Arceus and was sent to another dimension). It is also possibly based on Seta, a giant centipede from Japanese folklore that ate baby dragons and was as tall as a mountain. The fact it has 6 legs, 6 wing spines and 6 gold ribs on its chest could be a reference to 666, which is the Devil's Number. It might also be referencing to multiple visions of Satan, which are often seen as a serpent. Along with these resemblances, Giratina's species is the Renegade Pokémon; this may also be referencing the fact that in the Bible, Lucifer became "renegade", separating himself from God, before the creation of the world. It may also be based on Samael, the god of destruction that, despite being chaotic, has a god-like and heavenly ruler, similarly how Giratina is often associated with death and destruction while it is still under the rule of Arceus, a heavenly god-like being. Samael is also the 5th God of Heaven, and Giratina is the 5th Legendary Sinnoh Pokémon after the Lake Guardians.

It is a very controversial theory though sincemany things Giratina did were for good (for example, battling Arceus' in order to save a humanity), as well as conflicts with Dialga and Palkia were provoked.

Both of its forms are similar to the Beasts Of Revelation, with its Altered Form looking like the Earth Beast and its Origin Form looking like the Sea Beast. Its Altered Forme shares some physical traits with sauropod dinosaurs, bats, and insects. Most of the golden parts of its body are also similar to bones, most notably, a rib bone. Its Origin Forme shares some physical traits with spiders, scorpions, bats, snakes, spiders and the ancient legend of Amphiptere, a dragon that had wings, but no legs. Its relation with Dialga being based on solids and Palkia on liquids, Giratina is possibly based on antimatter or gas.

Etymology

Giratina comes from "guillotine", "girasol" (a type of red opal), and "purachina", Japanese for platinum).

Gallery

See also

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