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Official artwork of Altered Forme Giratina from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Games SSB4
Move Dragon Breath
Article on Bulbapedia Giratina (Pokémon)
Giratina shoots out a whirlwind by using Dragon Breath. If you don't escape it in time, you can get carried off the screen.
Super Smash Bros. 4 Official Site

Giratina (ギラティナ, Giratina) is a creature from the Pokémon series.


Giratina is a Ghost/Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV, and is a member of the Pokémon of Myth of Sinnoh along with Dialga and Palkia. It is the version mascot of Pokémon Platinum, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #487 as the "Renegade Pokémon". Giratina represents antimatter, and lives in the Distortion World. It has two Formes: the Origin Forme, which it can assume only in the Distortion World or when holding a Griseous Orb (Platinum to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl) or Griseous Core (Pokémon Legends: Arceus onwards), and the Altered Forme, under which it appears in SSB4. In Pokémon Platinum, it takes the role held by Dialga/Palkia in Pokémon Diamond/Pearl respectively: Team Galactic attempts to use its power to recreate the universe with Cyrus as a ruler; after defeating Cyrus in the Distortion World the player has a chance to catch Giratina.

Dragon Breath is a Dragon-type Special move with 60 base power and 100% accuracy which has a 30% chance of inflicting the Paralysis status on the target. Giratina knows this move by default at level 1.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Giratina's Altered Forme appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 as a Poké Ball and Master Ball summon. When summoned it attacks three times, breathing out a large vortex which damages enemies for 2% while carrying them away, similarly to Mario Finale. It can turn around before attacking if no enemies are in front of it. Touching Giratina's body deals 12% damage with weak diagonal knockback.


Giratina's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC This Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon is a resident of the Distortion World. When it is given a Griseous Orb, it'll change into its Origin Forme. Its Dragon Breath attack can catch fighters in a powerful, damaging tornado. If you're on the receiving end, be careful it doesn't carry you right off the stage.
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl (04/2007)
Nintendo DS: Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver (03/2010)
PAL Also called the Renegade Pokémon, Giratina lives in a dimension known as the Distortion World. It has two Formes, and will only be seen in Origin Forme in our world if it's holding a Griseous Orb. Its Dragon Breath attack creates a powerful tornado that not only damages you, but can carry you off the stage!
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl (07/2007)
Nintendo DS: Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver (03/2010)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Giratina using Dragon Breath in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Giratina returns as a Poké Ball summon.

Giratina cannot be summoned on Balloon Fight, Brinstar, Corneria, Dream Land GB, Golden Plains, Green Hill Zone, Jungle Japes, Living Room, Mute City SNES, Reset Bomb Forest, Suzaku Castle, Tomodachi Life, Tortimer Island, WarioWare Inc., or Yoshi's Island.


Giratina appears as two primary spirits.

Giratina (Altered Forme)'s Spirit Battle uses a Giant Mr. Game & Watch puppet fighter and is fought on the Spear Pillar stage. During the battle, Giratina is summoned while the screen flips upside down, referencing the Distortion World, an alternate dimension that disobeys the laws of physics, and accessible only in Pokémon Platinum.

Giratina (Origin Forme) can be obtained by enhancing the Giratina (Altered Forme) spirit at level 99.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Giratina (Altered Forme).png
Giratina (Altered Forme)
★★★ 3 2659 8000 1449 4360 1210 3640 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Pokémon Series
SSBU spirit Giratina (Origin Forme).png
Giratina (Origin Forme)
★★★★ 3 4545 11367 2294 5736 1915 4789 Shield Damage ↑ Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ギラティナ, Giratina
UK English Giratina
France French Giratina
Germany German Giratina
Spain Spanish Giratina
Italy Italian Giratina
China Chinese (Simplified) 骑拉帝纳
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 騎拉帝納
South Korea Korean 기라티나, Giratina
Netherlands Dutch Giratina
Russia Russian Гиратина


  • Giratina is the first Ghost type to come out of a Poké Ball.
  • There is a bug in the Giratina Spirit Battle which results in the screen not flipping, despite being one of the battle conditions.
  • Giratina's roar is actually based on that of Mothra's. However, due to copyright reasons, its roar is not among the game's sound clips.