Video: Altered Forme Giratina and Origin Forme Giratina coming soon to Pokémon GO

The Renegade Pokémon, Giratina, is officially returning to Pokémon GO Raid Battles. This Ghost- and Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon, originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, will once again emerge from the Distortion World from March 28 at 1 p.m. PST to April 2 at 1 p.m. PST. Origin Forme Giratina will then start to appear until April 29 at 1 p.m. PST. You’ll only be able to use the Premier Balls you earn from defeating Giratina to catch it, so it’s crucial to be prepared.

Giratina Returns, Ready to Transform!


You did your team leaders proud back when you battled Giratina in its Altered Forme. However, there are still many mysteries to be unlocked about the Renegade Pokémon. Giratina has reemerged from the Distortion World to renew and transform. Starting March 28, Altered Forme Giratina will return to raids until April 2, when it will transform into Origin Forme to keep testing Trainers’ strength until April 29.

Date + Time

  • Giratina (Altered Forme): Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • Giratina (Origin Forme): Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Monday, Apr. 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Start prepping your teams to take on this Ghost- and Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region. Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team

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