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Community POTW #101

Discussion in 'POTW Collaboration' started by Serebii, Oct 21, 2018.

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  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

  2. Mestorn

    Mestorn Wandering Battler

    Gourgeist is weird. It's gimmick of having different stats based on it's size (trading Speed for HP and Attack the larger it gets) tends to be rather ineffectual as its stats are rather poor to begin with and is only notably fast in its smallest form and notably bulky in its largest form. Also as of something to note, only the Normal and Super Sized forms can get Gourgeist's hidden ability of Insomnia (super sized was through event only).

    Lil' Trickster
    Gourgeist (small)
    Ability: Frisk
    Item: Choice Band/Choice Scarf/Any other debilitating item
    -Trick or Treat
    -Foul Play
    -Leech Seed/Will-o-Wisp/Toxic/Synthesis/Pain Split
    Nature: Timid (+SPE, -ATK)
    EVs: 252 HP/4 SDEF/252 SPE

    Gourgeist also has a signature move in the form of Trick or Treat, which adds a Ghost typing to the target. This pairs well with Foul Play, for unless your opponent is a Dark, Fighting or Fairy type, they will be taking super effective damage, using their own ATK stat. Trick works well with Frisk, allowing Gourgeist to see what the opponent is carrying, preventing any "misfires" with trick as well as potentially scouting an opponents move set. Last move slot is for wreaking havoc with the opposing team. Leech Seed, Synthesis and Pain Split all provide Gourgeist recovery, while Will-o-wisp and Toxic can cripple opposing physical sweepers and tanks at your leisure.

    Preferred Partners
    Dark Types/Pursuit Users -Since anything hit by Trick-or-Treat becomes weak to Dark moves, Dark types especially enjoy Gourgeist's support. Pursuit trappers enjoy the damage buff on their targets as well, making the catch-22 with Pursuit painful either way. Gourgeist benefits in turn, as Dark-types protect it from the opposing Ghost and Dark types it is weak to.

    Lanturn -Laturn resists 3 of the types that Gourgeist is weak to and provides answers to opposing Flying and Fire types with its decent Dual STAB typing. Lanturn in return enjoys the Grass resist Gourgeist provides.
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