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Giratina Origin Forme Duo Raid Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Giratina Origin Forme Pokemon GO
Difficulty:

Requires specific high level counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK DEF
CP Range
Lvl 20 2018 - 2105 Lvl 25 2523 - 2631

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Fog, Windy Fog, Windy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dragon Tail Challenging
Shadow Claw Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dragon Pulse Challenging
Ominous Wind Easy
Shadow Ball Intermediate

Overview

A few days before its scheduled release Giratina’s Origin forme received a significant move change. It gained Shadow Ball, which blasts it in to meta relevance. What was originally a dex filler or PvP toy becomes an absolute monster in Master league and a serious force in future raids. Get out and hit this one hard.

If you saved your recently acquired level 20 Rayquaza, Palkia, and Dialga you already have the core of a trio team (with correct moves of course. Even mildly powered versions of the top counters make this an easy trio, so we will focus on the duo instead.

The addition of Dragon Tail to Tina O’s move pool does make this duo tougher, but it is still quite possible. Without boost Dragons are best, with Ghosts & Ice types acting only as filler.

Don’t just look at raw Time To Win for this one. It’s skewed low by one of Origin Forme Giratina’s charged moves. The relobbies will be plentiful, and will only increase the time needed. If you have the power to cherry pick movesets, Ominous Wind will be the one to target. Your revives will thank you

Approach

Team composition

  • Rayquaza is best by far for duos vs any moveset

  • Teams can be supplemented with other Dragons (Palkia, Dialga, Dragonite, Salamence)

  • Ghosts (Gengar, Giratina O, and Mewtwo) & Ice (Weavile, Mamoswine) falls into the filler bracket.

  • With Fog, Tina O and Gengar shine. WIth Snow, Mamoswine outpaces Rayquaza but Weavile is still a bit slower

  • Have a second lineup ready or prepare to revive/relobby. Dragon Tail with Dragon Pulse and even Shadow Ball may require a third team

  • A bulky option like Dialga is great to mix with Rayquaza to ensure a 3rd lobby is not needed

Dodging strategy

  • An occasional dodge can help, especially if it helps avoid a relobby. The most common example is vs DT/Shadow Ball to keep Dragons below 24 deaths

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable for Best Friends at level 40
Rayquaza Rayquaza
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Best counter by far in all but Snowy or Foggy weather

  • While some movesets can be duoed as low as 30, Level 40 is preferred

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Bulky option. Stays well below the 24 deaths that lead to a second lobby

  • Use dodging only when it allows you to launch a partially charged DM more quickly. Tank when energy is low. Fast damage is a bigger issue than survivability

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Dragon Pulse difficult even at level 40

  • A dodge or two should be used avoid the need for a 3rd team vs Shadow Ball

Dragonite Dragonite
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • DT/DP, SC/DP, and DT/SB are difficult even at level 40

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 30 in Windy Weather
Salamence Salamence
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Salamence is not viable vs boosted Dragon Tail/Dragon Pulse below level 35

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 35 in Windy Weather
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 40 in Snowy Weather
Mamoswine Mamoswine
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Weavile will only beat Dragon Pulse sets about 70% of the time even at level 40. It is not viable vs Dragon Pulse at level 35
Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 35 in Foggy Weather
Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Bite Crunch Best
  • While not as fast as other options, boasts excellent survivability vs all movesets

Giratina Origin Forme Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin Forme)
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Gengar is not viable vs Shadow Ball even at Level 40

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 40 in Foggy Weather
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Mewtwo is not viable vs Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball at Level 40

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Weavile is not viable vs Dragon Pulse sets

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