September 20, 2019

Altered Forme Giratina—raids, Raid Hour, and Shiny release!

Pokémon GO


We are excited to announce that Giratina has reemerged from the Distortion World and returned to raids!

Date + Time

  • From Monday, September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7): Giratina in its Altered Forme will be available in five-star raids.
  • On September 25, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in your local time zone: There will be an increased number of five-star raids, featuring Altered Forme Giratina.


  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Altered Forme Giratina!

Start prepping your teams to take on this Ghost- and Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon. There are still many mysteries to be unraveled about the Renegade Pokémon! Stay safe, and happy raiding!

—The Pokémon GO team