Monday, August 15, 2011

Pokemon of the Week - Gengar

Hallo, everyone! Welcome to the new Pokemon of the Week! Today I have another 1st generation Pokemon, and it's another of my favorite from the games of old~ - Suicune Pokedex Entry

Gengar. One of about 3 Pokemon to have stayed in the OU Tier for all 5 Generations! It didn't get many new things this generation, but it still stands as a very high-end Special Sweeper. Although it is very powerful, and holds immunities to 3 types, and quite a number of resistances, it is very frail. It will likely die in 1 or 2 hits from most strong attackers. Despite this, it can outspeed a large number of the 5th Generation metagame, including those that pose a threat to it. Honestly, it would not be a bad choice whatsoever~

Base Stats:
HP - 60
Atk - 65
Def - 60
SpAtk - 130
SpDef - 75
Spd - 110


Gengar @ Life Orb

Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 Spd
Nature: Timid
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Fire/Ice]

Nothing gimmicky, just a highly offensive Special Sweeper that very few Pokemon can be safe from. Shadow Ball is awesome for STAB, and hits a lot of Pokemon way too hard. Focus Blast, though inaccurate, gives very nice coverage with Shadow Ball. Thunderbolt basically completes the coverage against the threats to Gengar, and decimates Gyarados and a few others. Finally, Hidden Power works in both Fire and Ice. Fire kills Scizor, Forretress, Ferrothorn, Skarmory, and a lot of other hard-/fast-hitting enemies. Ice can freeze Salamence, Latios, Garchomp, Hydreigon, and any other threat very hard as well. Short: Have fun~

Gengar @ Leftovers

Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 Spd
Nature: Timid
- Shadow Ball
-Focus Blast
- Substitute
- Disable

Another set for Gengar in 5th Gen. This one is more gimmicky, but plays well to the fact that Disable now has 100% accuracy. The idea is to use Substitute to scout the opponent's move. Disable it if it would help, then switch or sweep accordingly. If they switch, then atack and follow the strategy of Disabling then attacking further. Leftovers should help get in another Sub if needed, or if you get the chance. Shadow Ball with Focus Blast give almost perfect coverage, so sweep away. Not much else to say here, so go at it!

Did this help you? I hope so~ If you guys liked it, check back often for more!

Gute nacht! Ja ne, oyasumi! Buh-bye~!


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