I was incredibly, pleasantly surprised to find that Niantic didn’t give Giratina-O an abysmal, one dimensional movepool after all!
That said, where does Giratina-O fit in today’s meta with its moveset as is? For Raids, gyms and PvP?
I can see how the loss of Dragon Claw and Ancientpower hurts for PvP, but Shadow Ball is still a strong move, Ominous Wind is essentially differently typed Ancientpower, and Shadow Claw is a great PvP move.
For raids, though? Gamepress says Giratina-O fits just behind legacy Gengar for Ghost DPS. Now, I only have one (trash IVed) legacy Gengar, my other Gengars are all Hex + Shadow Ball. So, will Giratina-O usurp Hex Gengar completely?
And, since Ghosts tend to hit the same stuff Dark types do, how does Giratina-O stack up against the likes of Absol, Tyranitar, or Honchkrow with its Ghost set?
As for its Dragon set, Dragon Tail + Dragon Pulse seems very meh. I’ve thoroughly taken advantage of Dialga being around now, gpt myself enough Rayquazas, and see little reason to invest in this Giratina-O set.