There are numerous Legendary Pokémon that you can choose to use in Pokémon Go. These Pokémon are difficult to catch, but if you plan on using them in five-star raids or PvP, make sure you use the best of the best. One of the best options you can use in Pokémon Go is the altered form Giratina. This Legendary Pokémon only shows up for a limited time during special events, and we highly recommend that you catch it. What makes Giratina in altered form suitable when you catch it and how can you best use it in Pokémon Go?
Altered Form Giratina is a Ghost and Dragon type Pokémon. It is weak against Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice-type moves, but is resistant to Bug, Electric, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Normal, Poison, and Water-type attacks. It has several resistances that make it difficult to counter, but with more Fairy-type Pokémon appearing in Pokémon Go, there are many other choices to choose from, such as Zacian.
When it comes to the stats of Giratina in altered form, it is an extremely impressive Pokémon. It has a maximum CP of 3.379, an attack of 159, and a stamina of 236. If you were to use one that reaches level 50, those stats increase to the CP of 3.820, an attack of 169, a defense of 201, and a stamina of 251. Giratina in altered form is a sturdy Pokémon, capable of taking a lot of damage.
What's even more remarkable about this Pokémon is its moveset. The best quick move you can give him is the shadow claw, with his moves loaded as dragon claw and shadow stealth. Both Dragon's Claw and Stealth Shadow have a meager amount of Energy required, 35 and 45, respectively. With how low both of these attacks are, Giratina in altered form will often use its Charged Moves, forcing an opposing Pokémon to eat the damage or waste a shield.
Due to Giratina's impressive charged moves in altered form, you'll mostly want to use this Pokémon as a Pokémon Switch or Lead. As a Pokémon Switch, it will be traded with the Pokémon Lead during a battle. However, it doubles as a decent Lead, but there are slightly better choices. For example, you don't want to put Giratina in altered form against Dialga, Togekiss, Gourdon, Zacian, Yveltal, Sylveon, or even Dragonite.
Overall, Giratina in altered form is a powerful Pokémon. He is able to face Melmetal, Zekrom, Mewtwo, Landorus, Metagross and Palkia. While it may not be as impressive as many of the top 10 best Pokémon in the Master League, it is still powerful and a worthy addition to any Pokémon Go team.