Golurk

Iron Fist
Increases the power of punching moves by 20%.
Klutz
The wielder both is unaffected by and will not utilize held items.
No Guard
All attacks used by and used on the wielder will never miss.
Type Tier
Ground / Ghost NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
89
- 164 196 -
Atk
124
129 144 176 193
Def
80
90 100 132 145
SpA
55
67 75 107 117
SpD
80
90 100 132 145
Spe
55
67 75 107 117

Overview

Golurk is an often overlooked Pokemon with an excellent typing. This robot boasts an immunity to Normal-, Electric-, and Fighting-type moves, including the omnipresent Fake Out. It also resists Terrakion's STAB attacks. Golurk possesses a huge Attack stat and adequate defenses. It functions as an "anti-Trick Room" Pokemon, and is capable of quickly taking out Trick Room users.

Name Item Ability Nature

Physical Attacker

Ghost Gem Iron Fist Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Shadow Punch
~ Earthquake
~ Hammer Arm
~ Rock Slide / Protect
252 HP / 236 Atk / 20 Spe

With boosts from Iron Fist and Ghost Gem, Shadow Punch scores OHKOes on all Quiet 252 HP / 0 Def Trick Room users bar Cofagrigus, who just barely survives. This is invaluable when considering the tremendous impact Trick Room has on the outcome of a battle. Earthquake gets a STAB boost and deals heavy damage to any Steel-type Pokemon that resist Shadow Punch. Hammer Arm hits Hydreigon hard, one of the few Pokemon that can shake off Golurk's other moves. Rock Slide is a coverage move to hit Flying-type Pokemon while conserving the Ghost Gem. It also hits Volcarona harder than Earthquake or Shadow Punch. If Rock Slide's coverage is unnecessary, Protect is always a solid choice. Protect benefits Golurk when going up against Chandelure and certain Water-type Pokemon. However, the ghost robot's turns are usually better spent attacking.

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Other Options

Golurk can work in a Trick Room environment with a Brave nature, 0 IVs in Speed, and 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD EVs. Not too much will change in terms of what it does, but it allows Golurk to fit on a Trick Room team. The additional Attack EVs bring up damage output a little more. With the Speed drop from Hammer Arm, Golurk will have an even easier time in Trick Room.

Low Sweep is an option to slow down offensive Pokemon that threaten members of your team. Focus Sash can be used over Ghost Gem. In this case, Golurk loses the capability to OHKO most Trick Room users, but in exchange it will survive Bisharp's Sucker Punch, Jellicent's Water Spout, and Chandelure's Shadow Ball.

Checks and Counters

Chandelure has enough power to OHKO Golurk with a powerful Shadow Ball. Teams that focus on abusing Water Absorb give Golurk a tough time. Another hard counter to Golurk is Krookodile. Its Intimidate cripples Golurk, and it can threaten Golurk with a super effective Crunch.