Giratina Returns with an Altered Forme Short Rerun, Then Origin Forme on March 28

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Giratina Rerun Event

On March 21, 2019, Niantic announced the new Raid Boss would be a "rerun" of Giratina! Giratina's forme that we've seen before, Altered Forme, will arrive for a few days (March 28th to April 2nd), and after that Origin Forme Giratina arrives for the whole month of April, until the 28th!

See below for the full announcement.

Full Announcement Text


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