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Gastro Acid

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison - 100% 10 0 - Single non-user

Description

Causes the target's ability to be rendered ineffective as long as it remains active. If the target uses Baton Pass, the replacement will remain under this effect. Fails if the target's ability is Multitype. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead redirect this move back to the user.

Competitive Use

Gastro Acid is not a common sight in competitive matches, even though the effect can be really useful to keep in check Pokemon that depend solely on their abilities to be threats. If you need a way to negate the foe's ability, Mold Breaker is typically superior despite the less distribution as it does not require both a moveslot and a turn to work.

Theoretically, in doubles or triples battles if you pair it with a Pokemon that the only neutering thing is its own ability (such as Truant for Slaking), then it would be a decent strategy. On the other hand, it's one-time-use and requires the surprise factor to work.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Eelektross Electric NU Levitate 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Gulpin Poison LC Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480