At a glance, the main item you will want to be tricking is Choice Specs. What is effectively a one time burn/para (without the 25% chance of not moving) is really not worth giving up your item slot for, and Specs harms the Pokemon who you are most likely to target much more than CB (Munchlax, Gligar, lead diggy, some Bronzor), but is less helpful against the two main ghosts.
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