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Gastly (Update) DONE

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Danilo, May 8, 2012.

  1. Danilo

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    ^_^

    [Overview]

    <p>Gastly used to be one of the most feared Pokemon in Little Cup; in particular, its nasty Substitute + Hypnosis set had users of all backgrounds screaming and ripping their hair out. Unfortunately for Gastly, Misdreavus—arguably a perfected version of Gastly—was unbanned. Misdreavus sports a superior movepool, higher Speed, and the highest base stat total in Little Cup. With Misdreavus ruling the tier, why, one might ask, would you ever use Gastly?</p>

    <p>One of the highest Special Attack stats in Little Cup means that, unlike Misdreavus, Gastly doesn't have to rely on Nasty Plot to hit hard. Additionally, especially if running a Modest nature, Gastly has the potential to beat Porygon, one of the most popular counters to Misdreavus. Unfortunately for the gas bubble, its pros stop here. When you are considering Gastly for a spot on your team, remember to play it to its strengths, most notably its ability to hit hard immediately. Although Gastly is outclassed by Misdreavus in numerous aspects, you'd be foolish not to consider it on your team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Hypnosis
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Sludge Bomb / Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <P>This is Gastly's most dangerous and well-known set. As Gastly is able to force switches easily, it makes for a great Substitute user; furthermore, Substitute is incredibly useful as it helps mitigate Gastly's mediocre bulk. Shadow Ball is the main STAB move, as it severely dents most opponents that don't resist it. Sludge Bomb allows Gastly to possibly 2HKO Porygon without Stealth Rock damage and always 2HKO it if Stealth Rock is in play. Hypnosis is useful for shutting down threats on the switch, especially Stunky, Gastly's largest counter. Hidden Power Fighting is an alternative option to hit Ferroseed and Magnemite, both of which otherwise wall this set.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are rather self-explanatory: maximize Gastly's Special Attack and Speed stats, and dump the rest of the EVs into HP and Defense to increase its bulk. A Timid nature is preferred, as it enables Gastly to outrun Modest Gastly and all Natu, but a Modest nature is useful for hitting incredibly hard right off the bat. Specifically, Modest Gastly will 2HKO all Porygon with Sludge Bomb. An Oran Berry can be used in conjunction with Substitute to increase Gastly's longevity. If you really want raw power, Life Orb is the item of choice; use Life Orb at your own risk, though, as Gastly won't be surviving for very long without an Oran Berry.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can deal with Stunky make for ideal partners. Diglett can survive a Sucker Punch to trap and eliminate Stunky, while Timburr can set up with Bulk Up to the point where Explosion does minuscule damage and proceed to sweep. Scraggy can set up freely on Stunky and sweep a weakened team. Both Eviolite and Life Orb variants of Drilbur can take a Sucker Punch and OHKO Stunky with Earthquake. Gastly's ability to hit hard right off the bat makes it a great fit for offensive teams. Entry hazards are highly recommended to ease Gastly's sweeping job; Dwebble can reliably set up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes, which benefits not only Gastly, but also the rest of your offensively based team. Ferroseed is arguably one of the best Gastly partners, as Gastly is immune to the Fighting-type attacks that plague it. Ferroseed is also able to set up Stealth Rock and Spikes, which all offensive teams will find useful.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Trick / Destiny Bond
    item: Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When equipped with a Choice Scarf, Gastly becomes a potent revenge killer. Shadow Ball is the STAB move of choice, as it hits most opponents hard. Sludge Bomb nets a 2HKO on Porygon and is a powerful secondary STAB move. Hidden Power Fighting garners perfect neutral type coverage alongside Shadow Ball and puts huge dents in Ferroseed, Houndour, and Magnemite. Trick cripples walls such as Ferroseed, Munchlax, and Porygon, but Destiny Bond is an alternative as it gets rid of a Pokemon that might be troublesome for your team.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This EV spread is quite simple; maximize Speed and Special Attack to hit as hard and as fast as possible, and put the rest in HP and Defense to increase bulk. Stunky beats this Gastly with ease, so Pokemon such as Timburr, Scraggy, and Drilbur, all of which can take advantage of Stunky, make for good teammates. Timburr and Scraggy can set up with Bulk Up and Dragon Dance, respectively, while Drilbur takes little from Stunky's attacks and can OHKO it with Earthquake. Choice Scarf Gastly is best used on offensive teams due to its minuscule defensive stats and its large offensive prowess. As with all offensive Pokemon, Gastly appreciates entry hazards, as they let it sweep with more ease; as a bonus, Gastly blocks Rapid Spin. Dwebble is a fine partner for setting up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes, while Ferroseed has decent defensive synergy with Gastly and can also set up Stealth Rock and Spikes.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As with most RBY Pokemon, Gastly has an enormous movepool. It has access to Rain Dance, but it has difficulty setting it up multiple times in a match. Thunderbolt is a fine option to hit fast Water-types, such as Staryu, before they can OHKO Gastly. Toxic is useful for walls, namely Lileep, while Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers such as Munchlax. Disable helps Gastly combat Pokemon that only carry one move that can hit it, such as Porygon. Many of Gastly's other options are useless physical attacks, such as Fire Punch, and should not ever be considered.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As Gastly has a very narrow list of counters, one needs to first scout its moveset. Sets not running Hidden Power Fighting are easily walled by Ferroseed, which can set up entry hazards, as well as Scraggy, which can gain Dragon Dance boosts. Houndour deserves a special mention because it can trap and KO Gastly with Pursuit. If Gastly is using Hidden Power Fighting, however, it is very difficult to take down outside of Stunky. Faster threats that resist one of Gastly's STAB moves are often good switch-ins; Murkrow can switch into a predicted Shadow Ball and OHKO with Brave Bird, set up a Substitute on a predicted switch, or Sucker Punch Choice Scarf variants. Other examples include Misdreavus, Abra, Staryu, and Choice Scarf Mienfoo.</p>
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    Definitely de-slash Modest nature from the first set. Gastly needs to outspend everything it can. Plus slash HP Fighting with Hypnosis and make Sludge Bomb move 3. Sludge Bomb is far too good as a STAB in LC to be slashed. Will-O-Wisp also deserves an AC mention, burning Stunky on a predicted Sucker Punch can be cool. Slash Eviolite with Oran Berry, sometimes people enjoy the bulk over the HP regain.

    Choice Scarf looks good, maybe an AC mention of Hypnosis?

    Add Misdreavus to C&C which can tie/outspeed (idr) and OHKO with Shadow Ball. Priority attacks can also be annoying, and weather damage. Any faster choice scarfer also beats the fuck out of Gastly, and idk how much Houndiur takes from Sludge Bomb, but it can be a pretty good counter thanks to its Dark typing and Early Bird.
  3. Elevator Music

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    prem will probably come on and valiantly defend modest (at least with lo)

    but whatever stamp 1/2
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    added emma's changes on irc
    ready for round 2
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    VALIANTLY DEFENDING MODEST TIME.
    honestly speed tiers in lc are <15, 15, 19, >19. gastly has 18 speed which means that its outpseeding everything anyway, especially when considering NOTHING is in the 17 speed range besides natu, who is probably gonna want to switch out anyway. 20 power, especially with lo, is really fucking sexy and 2hkos the whole metagame.

    mention evio in AC of first set, as its sorely outclassed by missy, while oran with hypno gives it something over missy, and lo on gastly with a better stab attack makes it not outclassed by missy.

    dont mention dark pulse if it isnt legit. mention hex, confuse ray, giga drain, knock off, and icy wind in AC

    checks and counters.

    missy fucks you up though it cant actually come in. scarf beats it though.
    any murkrow beats you with sucker punch/sub/drill peck.
    lileep outa sand beats you also
    mienfoo can take a hit and hit back with payback/stone edge
    timbur same shit
    scraggy finds him set up bait
    lickitung
    vullaby
    abra with sash still in tact wins
    croagunk with sucker punch
    teddiursa sets up
    porygon is merely a check cause modest sludge bomb 2hkos (probably should double check but last time i checked it does...)
    drillbur outspeeds
    houndour
    ferroseed sets up hazards and lolls
    magnemite
    elekid outspeeds and kills
    tirtouga can set up or kill with aqua jet.

    make that look nicer b/c unlike what i did with PoJ i dont have the time to do that :(
  6. Ray Jay

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    Gastly's first set makes little to no sense to me right now. It should be using Sludge Bomb to handle Porygon along with Hypnosis. Sub / Hypnosis / Sball / Sludge Bomb should be the first set with HP Fighting slashed in the last slot unless you can defend the current set better.

    Destiny Bond needs at the very least a slash in Choice Scarf.

    QC 2/2
  7. Danilo

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    implemented most of prem's checks and counter's stuff and rayjay's stamp checking thing. writing
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    wait wait wait what

    Why the fuck is Hypnosis only the main slash? Don't fucking slash Hypnosis.

    It should be:

    Substitute
    Hypnosis
    Shadow Ball
    Sludge Bomb / HP Fighting.

    Did you not read Ray Jay's check?
  9. Redew

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    Seeing as those (^) changes have been made...

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    [Overview]

    <p>Gastly used to be one of the most feared Pokemon in Little Cup. ; Iits infamous Substitute + Hypnosis set had users of all backgrounds screaming and ripping their hair out. Unfortunately for the floating gas bubble, Misdreavus was freed released, who is arguably a perfected version of Gastly. Misdreavus sports a superior movepool, Speed, and has the highest base stat total in Little Cup. So why would you ever use Gastly with Misdreavus ruling the tier?</p>

    <p>Gastly has one of the highest Special Attack stats in Little Cup, meaning that it doesn't have to rely on Nasty Plot to hit hard, unlike Misdreavus. Additionally, Gastly has the potential to beat Porygon, one of Misdreavus's most popular counters, especially if running a Modest nature. Unfortunately for the gas bubble, its pros stop here. When you are considering Gastly for a spot on your team, remember to play it to its strengths; namely the ability to hit hard immediately. Although Gastly is outclassed by Misdreavus in numerous aspects, it'd be foolish not to consider this gas bubble it on your team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Hypnosis
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Sludge Bomb / Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]

    <P>This is Gastly's most dangerous and well-known set. Since Gastly is able to force switches easily, it makes for a great Substitute user. Substitute is incredibly useful on Ghastly because it helps mitigate Gastly's mediocre bulk. Shadow Ball is the main STAB move, hitting most things that doesn't resist it for a significant amount of damage. Sludge Bomb allows you to 2HKO Porygon sometimes without Stealth Rock, and always 2HKO the aforementioned duck when Stealth Rock is in play. Hypnosis is useful for shutting down Stunky, Gastly's largest counter, as well as any thing that threatens Gastly on the switch. Hidden Power Fighting is a legitimate option to hit Ferroseed and Magnemite hard as they wall this set.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are rather self explanatory: maximize your Special Attack and Speed stats and dump the rest of the EVs into HP and Defense to increase Gastly's bulk. A Timid nature is preferred to outspeed Modest Gastly and all Natu sets. However, A a Modest nature is useful for hitting incredibly hard right off the bat. Specifically, with a Modest nature, ; for instance Gastly will 2HKO all Porygon with Sludge Bomb. Oran Berry in conjunction with Substitute increases Gastly's longevity, when its not taking hits of course. If you really want raw power, Life Orb is your item of choice; use Life Orb at your own risk, though, as Gastly won't be surviving for very long without an Oran Berry.</p>

    <p>Teammates that can deal with Stunky make for ideal partners. Diglett can trap and kill Stunky while surviving a Sucker Punch. Timburr can set up Bulk Ups to the point where Explosion does minuscule damage and proceed to sweep. Scraggy uses Stunky for set up fodder and can proceed to sweep a weakened team. Eviolite and even Life Orb Drilburr can take a Sucker Punch and then proceed to OHKO with Earthquake.</p>

    <p>Gastly is best used on offensive teams since it can hit so hard right off the bat. Entry hazards make Gastly's sweeping job easy and are highly recommended when running Gastly it on your team. Dwebble is great for getting up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes for not only Gastly, but the rest of your offensively based team. Additionally, Gastly can also block Rapid Spin for Dwebble, ensuring that your entry hazards are here to stay. Ferroseed is arguably one of the best Gastly partners as the gas bubble it is immune to the Fighting-type attacks that plague Ferroseed. Ferroseed is also able to set up Stealth Rock and Spikes which are useful on all offensive teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Trick / Destiny Bond
    item: Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When equipped with a choice Scarf, Gastly becomes a potent revenge killer. Once again, Shadow Ball is the STAB move of choice as it hits most things hard. Sludge Bomb still nets a 2HKO on Porygon, and is a hard hitting secondary STAB move. Hidden Power Fighting in conjunction with Shadow Ball provides for perfect neutral type coverage and hits Ferroseed, Houndour, and Magnemite hard. Trick is useful for crippling walls like Ferroseed, Munchlax, and Porygon. Destiny Bond can be used over Trick to get rid of a Pokemon that may be troublesome for your team.</P>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Once again, t This EV spread is quite simple. M maximizes Speed and Special Attack to hit as hard and as fast as possible;[add space]the rest of the EVs are dumped in to HP and Defense to increase bulk. However, Stunky still beats this set with ease, so the a teammates mentioned earlier are still good. These teammates include, but are not limited to such as Timburr is good (for setting up Bulk Ups on Stunky),. Scraggy is also a viable teammate for Ghastly since it uses Stunky for set up fodder (for and can setting up Dragon Dances),. and Drilburr.</p>

    <p>Once again, Choice Scarf Gastly is best used on offensive teams due to its minuscule defensive stats and its large offensive prowess. Like all offensive Pokemon, Gastly appreciates entry hazards to sweep with more ease. Dwebble is a fine partner for setting up multiple layers of Spikes and Stealth Rock while Gastly blocks Rapid Spin. Ferroseed has decent defensive synergy with Gastly and can also set up Stealth Rock and Spikes while Gastly blocks Rapid Spin.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Like most Pokemon found in RBY, Gastly has an enormous movepool. Rain Dance can be utilized, but this is not advised because Gastly will have difficulty setting it up the dance more than once. Thunderbolt is a fine option to hit fast Water-types like Staryu before they have a chance to OHKO Gastly with their STAB moves. Toxic is useful for walls, namely such as Lileep in sand. Will-O-Wisp is useful for crippling physical attackers that may switch into Gastly like Munchlax. Disable is useful for Porygon that only carry one move to hit Gastly with. Many of Gastly's other options are useless physical attacks like Fire Punch and are not legitimate options.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Stunky is the overall best check to Gastly and Ghost-types in general. Stunky as it resists Gastly's STAB moves and can trap the gas bubble with Pursuit or OHKO it with Crunch. Similarly, Munchlax can tank a hit or two and trap Gastly with Pursuit. Houndour can come in on a predicted Shadow Ball and trap with Pursuit. Lileep in the sand can tank any of Gastly's moves, but can't do too much in return. Ferroseed walls all Gastly sets lacking Hidden Power Fighting and can set up entry hazards in return. Magnemite can also switch into Gastly with impunity and finish the bubble it off with a STAB move. Scraggy can switch in to a Shadow Ball, take a hit as it sets up a Dragon Dance, and then OHKO with Crunch. Faster Choice Scarf users like Mienfoo, Murkrow, and Misdreavus can all outspeed and kill Gastly.</p>


    sorry, blara. I didn't really add to what you said :/
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    Your partners section on both sets needs expanding, along with your checks and counters section. Like, a lot of expanding .Furthermore, Gastly is just a terrible spin blocker--Staryu and Drilbur, the two most common / best spinners, outspeed and OHKO under proper conditions. Gastly's not blocking shit, so I'd remove that line.
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    implemented some changes, redid c&c. added some teammates. ready for an official check
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    [Overview]

    <p>Gastly used to be one of the most feared Pokemon in Little Cup; in particular, its nasty Substitute + Hypnosis set had users of all backgrounds screaming and ripping their hair out. Unfortunately for Gastly, Misdreavus—who is arguably a perfected version of Gastly—was unbanned. Misdreavus sports a superior movepool, Speed, and has the highest base stat total in Little Cup. With Misdreavus ruling the tier, why, one might ask, would you ever use Gastly?</p>

    <p>One of the highest Special Attack stats in Little Cup means that, unlike Misdreavus, Gastly doesn't have to rely on Nasty Plot to hit hard. Additionally, especially if running a Modest nature, Gastly has the potential to beat Porygon, one of the most popular counters to Misdreavus. Unfortunately for the gas bubble, its pros stop here. When you are considering Gastly for a spot on your team, remember to play it to its strengths, most notably the ability to hit hard immediately. Although Gastly is outclassed by Misdreavus in numerous aspects, you'd be foolish not to consider it on your team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Hypnosis
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Sludge Bomb / Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <P>This is Gastly's most dangerous and well-known set. As Gastly is able to force switches easily, it makes for a great Substitute user; furthermore, Substitute is incredibly useful as it helps mitigate Gastly's mediocre bulk. Shadow Ball is the main STAB move, as it severely dents most opponents that don't resist it. Sludge Bomb allows Gastly to possibly 2HKO Porygon before Stealth Rock, and always 2HKO it if Stealth Rock is in play. Hypnosis is useful for shutting down threats on the switch, especially Stunky, Gastly's largest counter. Hidden Power Fighting is an alternative option to hit Ferroseed and Magnemite, who otherwise wall this set.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are rather self-explanatory: maximize Gastly's Special Attack and Speed stats, and dump the rest of the EVs into HP and Defense to increase its bulk. A Timid nature is preferred as it enables Gastly to outrun Modest Gastly and all Natu, but a Modest nature is useful for hitting incredibly hard right off the bat. Specifically, Modest Gastly will 2HKO all Porygon with Sludge Bomb. Oran Berry can be used in conjunction with Substitute to increase Gastly's longevity, when it's not taking hits of course. If you really want raw power, Life Orb is your item of choice; use Life Orb at your own risk, though, as Gastly won't be surviving for very long without an Oran Berry.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can deal with Stunky make for ideal partners. Diglett can survive a Sucker Punch to trap and eliminate Stunky, while Timburr can set up with Bulk Up to the point where Explosion does minuscule damage and proceed to sweep. Scraggy can set up freely on Stunky and sweep a weakened team. Both Eviolite and Life Orb variants of Drilbur can take a Sucker Punch and then OHKO Stunky with Earthquake. Gastly's ability to hit hard right off the bat makes it a great fit for offensive teams. Entry hazards ease Gastly's sweeping job, and are highly recommended when running Gastly on your team. Dwebble can reliably set up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes, which benefits not only Gastly, but also the rest of your offensively based team. Ferroseed is arguably one of the best Gastly partners, as Gastly is immune to the Fighting-type attacks that plague Ferroseed. Ferroseed is also able to set up Stealth Rock and Spikes, which all offensive teams will find useful.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Trick / Destiny Bond
    item: Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When equipped with a Choice Scarf, Gastly becomes a potent revenge killer. Once again, Shadow Ball is the STAB move of choice as it hits most opponents hard. Sludge Bomb still nets a 2HKO on Porygon, and is a powerful secondary STAB move. Hidden Power Fighting garners perfect neutral type coverage alongside Shadow Ball, and puts huge dents in Ferroseed, Houndour, and Magnemite. Trick cripples walls such as Ferroseed, Munchlax, and Porygon, but Destiny Bond is an alternative as it gets rid of a Pokemon that might be troublesome for your team.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This EV spread is quite simple; maximize Speed and Special Attack to hit as hard and as fast as possible, and put the rest in HP and Defense to increase bulk.</p>

    <p>Stunky beats this Gastly with ease, so Pokemon such as (examples) make for good teammates (don't assume the reader reads the whole analysis). Timburr can set up with Bulk Up and Scraggy with Dragon Dance, while Drilburr takes little from Stunky's attacks and can OHKO it with Earthquake. Once again, Choice Scarf Gastly is best used on offensive teams due to its minuscule defensive stats and its large offensive prowess. As with all offensive Pokemon, Gastly appreciates entry hazards as they let it sweep with more ease; as a bonus, Gastly blocks Rapid Spin. Dwebble is a fine partner for setting up multiple layers of Spikes and Stealth Rock, while Ferroseed has decent defensive synergy with Gastly, and can also set up Stealth Rock and Spikes.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As with most of its RBY counterparts, Gastly has an enormous movepool. It has access to Rain Dance, but will have difficulty setting it up multiple times in a match. Thunderbolt is a fine option to hit fast Water-types, such as Staryu, before they can OHKO Gastly. Toxic is useful for walls, namely Lileep, while Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers such as Munchlax. Disable helps Gastly combat Pokemon that only carry one move to hit it with, such as Porygon. Many of Gastly's other options are useless physical attacks, such as Fire Punch, and should not ever be considered.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As Gastly has a very narrow list of counters, one needs to first scout its moveset. Sets not running Hidden Power Fighting are easily walled by Ferroseed, who can set up entry hazards, as well as Scraggy, who can gain Dragon Dance boosts. Houndour deserves a special mention because it can trap and kill Gastly with Pursuit. If Gastly is using Hidden Power Fighting, however, it is very difficult to take down outside of Stunky. Faster threats that resist one of Gastly's STAB moves are often good switch-ins; Murkrow can switch into a predicted Shadow Ball and OHKO with Brave Bird, set up a Substitute on a predicted switch, or Sucker Punch Choice Scarf variants. Other examples include Misdreavus, Abra, Staryu, and Choice Scarf Mienfoo.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>Gastly used to be one of the most feared Pokemon in Little Cup; in particular, its nasty Substitute + Hypnosis set had users of all backgrounds screaming and ripping their hair out. Unfortunately for Gastly, Misdreavus—who is arguably a perfected version of Gastly—was unbanned. Misdreavus sports a superior movepool, higher Speed, and has the highest base stat total in Little Cup. With Misdreavus ruling the tier, why, one might ask, would you ever use Gastly?</p>

    <p>One of the highest Special Attack stats in Little Cup means that, unlike Misdreavus, Gastly doesn't have to rely on Nasty Plot to hit hard. Additionally, especially if running a Modest nature, Gastly has the potential to beat Porygon, one of the most popular counters to Misdreavus. Unfortunately for the gas bubble, its pros stop here. When you are considering Gastly for a spot on your team, remember to play it to its strengths, most notably theits ability to hit hard immediately. Although Gastly is outclassed by Misdreavus in numerous aspects, you'd be foolish not to consider it on your team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Hypnosis
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Sludge Bomb / Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <P>This is Gastly's most dangerous and well-known set. As Gastly is able to force switches easily, it makes for a great Substitute user; furthermore, Substitute is incredibly useful as it helps mitigate Gastly's mediocre bulk. Shadow Ball is the main STAB move, as it severely dents most opponents that don't resist it. Sludge Bomb allows Gastly to possibly 2HKO Porygon beforewithout Stealth Rock,(remove comma) damage and always 2HKO it if Stealth Rock is in play. Hypnosis is useful for shutting down threats on the switch, especially Stunky, Gastly's largest counter. Hidden Power Fighting is an alternative option to hit Ferroseed and Magnemite, whoboth of which otherwise wall this set.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are rather self-explanatory: maximize Gastly's Special Attack and Speed stats, and dump the rest of the EVs into HP and Defense to increase its bulk. A Timid nature is preferred,(comma) as it enables Gastly to outrun Modest Gastly and all Natu, but a Modest nature is useful for hitting incredibly hard right off the bat. Specifically, Modest Gastly will 2HKO all Porygon with Sludge Bomb. An Oran Berry can be used in conjunction with Substitute to increase Gastly's longevity, when it's not taking hits of course. If you really want raw power, Life Orb is yourthe item of choice; use Life Orb at your own risk, though, as Gastly won't be surviving for very long without an Oran Berry.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can deal with Stunky make for ideal partners. Diglett can survive a Sucker Punch to trap and eliminate Stunky, while Timburr can set up with Bulk Up to the point where Explosion does minuscule damage and proceed to sweep. Scraggy can set up freely on Stunky and sweep a weakened team. Both Eviolite and Life Orb variants of Drilbur can take a Sucker Punch and then OHKO Stunky with Earthquake. Gastly's ability to hit hard right off the bat makes it a great fit for offensive teams. Entry hazards ease Gastly's sweeping job, and are highly recommended when running Gastly on your team.are highly recommended to ease Gastly's sweeping job; Dwebble can reliably set up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes, which benefits not only Gastly, but also the rest of your offensively based team. Ferroseed is arguably one of the best Gastly partners, as Gastly is immune to the Fighting-type attacks that plague Ferroseedit. Ferroseed is also able to set up Stealth Rock and Spikes, which all offensive teams will find useful.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Trick / Destiny Bond
    item: Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When equipped with a Choice Scarf, Gastly becomes a potent revenge killer. Once again, Shadow Ball is the STAB move of choice,(comma) as it hits most opponents hard. Sludge Bomb still nets a 2HKO on Porygon,(remove comma) and is a powerful secondary STAB move. Hidden Power Fighting garners perfect neutral type coverage alongside Shadow Ball,(remove comma) and puts huge dents in Ferroseed, Houndour, and Magnemite. Trick cripples walls such as Ferroseed, Munchlax, and Porygon, but Destiny Bond is an alternative as it gets rid of a Pokemon that might be troublesome for your team.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This EV spread is quite simple; maximize Speed and Special Attack to hit as hard and as fast as possible, and put the rest in HP and Defense to increase bulk.</p>

    <p>
    Stunky beats this Gastly with ease, so Pokemon such as Timburr, Scraggy, and Drilburr, all of whomich can take advantage of Stunky, make for good teammates. Timburr and Scraggy can set up with Bulk Up and Scraggy with Dragon DanceDragon Dance, respectively, while Drilburr takes little from Stunky's attacks and can OHKO it with Earthquake. Once again, Choice Scarf Gastly is best used on offensive teams due to its minuscule defensive stats and its large offensive prowess. As with all offensive Pokemon, Gastly appreciates entry hazards,(comma) as they let it sweep with more ease; as a bonus, Gastly blocks Rapid Spin. Dwebble is a fine partner for setting up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes and Stealth Rock, while Ferroseed has decent defensive synergy with Gastly,(remove comma) and can also set up Stealth Rock and Spikes.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As with most of its RBY counterpartsRBY Pokemon, Gastly has an enormous movepool. It has access to Rain Dance, but will haveit has difficulty setting it up multiple times in a match. Thunderbolt is a fine option to hit fast Water-types, such as Staryu, before they can OHKO Gastly. Toxic is useful for walls, namely Lileep, while Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers such as Munchlax. Disable helps Gastly combat Pokemon that only carry one move to hit hat can hit with, such as Porygon. Many of Gastly's other options are useless physical attacks, such as Fire Punch, and should not ever be considered.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As Gastly has a very narrow list of counters, one needs to first scout its moveset. Sets not running Hidden Power Fighting are easily walled by Ferroseed, whoich can set up entry hazards, as well as Scraggy, whoich can gain Dragon Dance boosts. Houndour deserves a special mention because it can trap and killKO Gastly with Pursuit. If Gastly is using Hidden Power Fighting, however, it is very difficult to take down outside of Stunky. Faster threats that resist one of Gastly's STAB moves are often good switch-ins; Murkrow can switch into a predicted Shadow Ball and OHKO with Brave Bird, set up a Substitute on a predicted switch, or Sucker Punch Choice Scarf variants. Other examples include Misdreavus, Abra, Staryu, and Choice Scarf Mienfoo.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>Gastly used to be one of the most feared Pokemon in Little Cup; in particular, its nasty Substitute + Hypnosis set had users of all backgrounds screaming and ripping their hair out. Unfortunately for Gastly, Misdreavus—arguably a perfected version of Gastly—was unbanned. Misdreavus sports a superior movepool, higher Speed, and the highest base stat total in Little Cup. With Misdreavus ruling the tier, why, one might ask, would you ever use Gastly?</p>

    <p>One of the highest Special Attack stats in Little Cup means that, unlike Misdreavus, Gastly doesn't have to rely on Nasty Plot to hit hard. Additionally, especially if running a Modest nature, Gastly has the potential to beat Porygon, one of the most popular counters to Misdreavus. Unfortunately for the gas bubble, its pros stop here. When you are considering Gastly for a spot on your team, remember to play it to its strengths, most notably its ability to hit hard immediately. Although Gastly is outclassed by Misdreavus in numerous aspects, you'd be foolish not to consider it on your team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Hypnosis
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Sludge Bomb / Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <P>This is Gastly's most dangerous and well-known set. As Gastly is able to force switches easily, it makes for a great Substitute user; furthermore, Substitute is incredibly useful as it helps mitigate Gastly's mediocre bulk. Shadow Ball is the main STAB move, as it severely dents most opponents that don't resist it. Sludge Bomb allows Gastly to possibly 2HKO Porygon without Stealth Rock damage and always 2HKO it if Stealth Rock is in play. Hypnosis is useful for shutting down threats on the switch, especially Stunky, Gastly's largest counter. Hidden Power Fighting is an alternative option to hit Ferroseed and Magnemite, both of which otherwise wall this set.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are rather self-explanatory: maximize Gastly's Special Attack and Speed stats, and dump the rest of the EVs into HP and Defense to increase its bulk. A Timid nature is preferred, as it enables Gastly to outrun Modest Gastly and all Natu, but a Modest nature is useful for hitting incredibly hard right off the bat. Specifically, Modest Gastly will 2HKO all Porygon with Sludge Bomb. An Oran Berry can be used in conjunction with Substitute to increase Gastly's longevity. If you really want raw power, Life Orb is the item of choice; use Life Orb at your own risk, though, as Gastly won't be surviving for very long without an Oran Berry.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can deal with Stunky make for ideal partners. Diglett can survive a Sucker Punch to trap and eliminate Stunky, while Timburr can set up with Bulk Up to the point where Explosion does minuscule damage and proceed to sweep. Scraggy can set up freely on Stunky and sweep a weakened team. Both Eviolite and Life Orb variants of Drilbur can take a Sucker Punch and OHKO Stunky with Earthquake. Gastly's ability to hit hard right off the bat makes it a great fit for offensive teams. Entry hazards are highly recommended to ease Gastly's sweeping job; Dwebble can reliably set up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes, which benefits not only Gastly, but also the rest of your offensively based team. Ferroseed is arguably one of the best Gastly partners, as Gastly is immune to the Fighting-type attacks that plague it. Ferroseed is also able to set up Stealth Rock and Spikes, which all offensive teams will find useful.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Trick / Destiny Bond
    item: Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When equipped with a Choice Scarf, Gastly becomes a potent revenge killer. Shadow Ball is the STAB move of choice, as it hits most opponents hard. Sludge Bomb nets a 2HKO on Porygon and is a powerful secondary STAB move. Hidden Power Fighting garners perfect neutral type coverage alongside Shadow Ball and puts huge dents in Ferroseed, Houndour, and Magnemite. Trick cripples walls such as Ferroseed, Munchlax, and Porygon, but Destiny Bond is an alternative as it gets rid of a Pokemon that might be troublesome for your team.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This EV spread is quite simple; maximize Speed and Special Attack to hit as hard and as fast as possible, and put the rest in HP and Defense to increase bulk. Stunky beats this Gastly with ease, so Pokemon such as Timburr, Scraggy, and Drilbur, all of which can take advantage of Stunky, make for good teammates. Timburr and Scraggy can set up with Bulk Up and Dragon Dance, respectively, while Drilbur takes little from Stunky's attacks and can OHKO it with Earthquake. Choice Scarf Gastly is best used on offensive teams due to its minuscule defensive stats and its large offensive prowess. As with all offensive Pokemon, Gastly appreciates entry hazards, as they let it sweep with more ease; as a bonus, Gastly blocks Rapid Spin. Dwebble is a fine partner for setting up Stealth Rock and multiple layers of Spikes, while Ferroseed has decent defensive synergy with Gastly and can also set up Stealth Rock and Spikes.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As with most RBY Pokemon, Gastly has an enormous movepool. It has access to Rain Dance, but it has difficulty setting it up multiple times in a match. Thunderbolt is a fine option to hit fast Water-types, such as Staryu, before they can OHKO Gastly. Toxic is useful for walls, namely Lileep, while Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers such as Munchlax. Disable helps Gastly combat Pokemon that only carry one move that can hit it, such as Porygon. Many of Gastly's other options are useless physical attacks, such as Fire Punch, and should not ever be considered.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As Gastly has a very narrow list of counters, one needs to first scout its moveset. Sets not running Hidden Power Fighting are easily walled by Ferroseed, which can set up entry hazards, as well as Scraggy, which can gain Dragon Dance boosts. Houndour deserves a special mention because it can trap and KO Gastly with Pursuit. If Gastly is using Hidden Power Fighting, however, it is very difficult to take down outside of Stunky. Faster threats that resist one of Gastly's STAB moves are often good switch-ins; Murkrow can switch into a predicted Shadow Ball and OHKO with Brave Bird, set up a Substitute on a predicted switch, or Sucker Punch Choice Scarf variants. Other examples include Misdreavus, Abra, Staryu, and Choice Scarf Mienfoo.</p>


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