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Rating: 4.50

Date Reviewed: 02.27.08

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.  1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.



# 487.

Type: Ghost / Dragon.

Ability: Pressure.

Locations: Turnback cave (Diamond & Pearl).


Hi everyone. Welcome to our Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing Giratina, the Renegade Pokémon.


Last Friday there was an update to the 11th Pokémon movie revealing a new form of Giratina, called the origin form. And here it is:




So today we’re reviewing Giratina as it will become even more popular thanks to this. Giratina has sick defenses and its type combination is just great. It is an awesome sweeper capable of lasting a lot of turns if it’s not stopped quickly, and a pretty good tank overall.


Pressure is the standard legendary ability. Not so great, it consumes 2 PP per move used. It is cool when you are facing other sweepers with just 5-8 PP.


Let’s move on to the move combinations, let’s see what’s up with this guy…



Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).

Equip: Leftovers.

EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Defense, 129 Special defense.

- Will-o-wisp

- Calm mind

- Dragon pulse / Eerie wind

- Substitute


This is tank Giratina. Use will-o-wisp / substitute / calm mind in order to become untouchable. Then just sweep. I prefer Dragon pulse over Eerie wind, but it’s your choice.



Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).

Equip: Leftovers.

EV´s: 252 HP, 252 Special Attack, 6 Special defense.

- Dragon pulse

- Shadow ball / Ominous wind

- Calm mind

- Substitute / Thunderwave / Will-o-wisp


Giratina is a pretty good special sweeper as well. Use calm mind and sweep as much as you can. The last move is up to you.



Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).

Equip: Leftovers.

EV´s: 252 HP, 252 Attack, 6 Defense.

- Shadow claw

- Dragon claw

- Stone edge

- Substitute / Thunderwave


This is the physical sweeper. It is not as good as the special sweeper but it is not very predictable so you’ll have the surprise factor with you.



Nature: Careful (+ Special defense, - Special attack).

Equip: Leftovers.

EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Attack, 129 Special defense.

- Shadow force

- Dragon claw

- Roar

- Will-o-wisp


It is almost impossible to defeat this thing. Shadow force and dragon claw are there to take some HP. Roar and will-o-wisp will give you as mush time as you want. Excellent set to use Pressure.



Nature: Careful (+ Special defense, - Special attack).

Equip: Leftovers.

EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Special ttack, 129 Special defense.

- Shadow ball

- Calm mind

- Roar

- Heal block


If you want to beat Mewtwo, Deoxys or Lati@s this is your set. Calm mind raises your special defense. Heal block is just awesome and roar just in case they are raising their stats. Just sweep with shadow ball and the game is yours.


When should I use this Pokémon?

A legendary Pokémon is usually used to sweep. Giratina is a new twist that lets us not just sweep but burn (poison is a good option too as it learns toxic), raise our attack and defenses and survive almost anything. It is pretty hard to defeat Giratina, so use it whenever you have the chance.


What should I use against this Pokémon?

It’s hard to say. If you are facing Giratina probably you will use another legendary Pokémon to face it. Rayquaza is  a good option but you will have to hit as hard as you can, so equip Choice band to it. Inducing sleep or paralysis condition gives you some time if you want to raise stats with other good options, Salamence being one. Try to hit with physical super effective attacks as special attacks won’t be very effective.


Bottom line:

Remember I’m asking you to choose one Pokémon for our 100th Pokémon review. It doesn’t matter if we have reviewed it before as we can always think about new sets, every Pokémon is a candidate. So send me your votes via e-mail when you have the chance, thanks.





If you have some questions about any game or specific strategy feel free to write to reeve@pojo.com if you find that you can’t write to that address or I don’t answer because of some issues, then try reeve.ryu@gmail.com I’ll be glad to help, trade or battle you…


Hope you enjoyed.


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