Why is this not on site yet QC Approvals: shrang, Lavos Spawn, AccidentalGreed GP Approvals: Jukain, Oglemi [SET] name: Choice Scarf move 1: Shadow Ball move 2: Focus Blast move 3: Hidden Power Ice move 4: Trick / Thunderbolt item: Choice Scarf nature: Timid evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe ivs: 30 Atk / 30 Def [SET COMMENTS] <p>By equipping a Choice Scarf, Gengar functions as both a revenge killer and a spinblocker at the same time. Unlike other Gengar sets, Choice Scarf Gengar, with prediction, has a chance to successfully block Starmie's Rapid Spin thanks to its ability to outspeed and OHKO non-Choice Scarf versions with Shadow Ball. This makes it very valuable for offensive teams that want to spinblock Starmie. Aside from spinblocking, Choice Scarf Gengar can also revenge kill sweepers such as Dragonite, Salamence, Lucario, Cloyster, Breloom, and Gyarados, although Thunderbolt is required for the latter. Although Shadow Ball and Focus Blast grant Gengar perfect neutral coverage, Choice Scarf Gengar is rather weak, so it needs to be able to hit common OU Pokemon super effectively. Hidden Power Ice allows Gengar to hit the likes of Dragonite, Salamence, Garchomp, Gliscor, and Landorus, among others. Occupying the last slot, Trick allows Gengar to cripple walls like Blissey, Chansey, and Ferrothorn. Thunderbolt is another option for the last slot, as this allows Gengar to revenge kill Gyarados and Choice Scarf Keldeo.</p> [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] <p>For Hidden Power Ice, using IVs of 30 Atk / 30 Def is necessary in order to Speed tie with Choice Scarf Latios and Latias. Some other move options include Destiny Bond, which allows Gengar to take down Pokemon it cannot easily revenge kill like Volcarona, which is especially helpful since almost any attack will OHKO Gengar. However, if you don't predict right, a Choice-locked Destiny Bond can be easily set up on, so be careful when using it. Hidden Power Fire allows Gengar to hit Forretress super effectively, but be aware that this eliminates its ability to revenge kill Dragonite, Salamence, and Choice Scarf Garchomp. When Gengar is being used on a rain team, Thunder should be used instead of Thunderbolt if you opt to use an Electric-type move over Trick. Giga Drain allows Gengar to recover some HP so it doesn't go down as quickly and also allows it to get a super effective hit on Gastrodon. Sludge Bomb is another option in the fourth slot; although it has poor super effective coverage, it gets a guaranteed OHKO on Breloom and always 2HKOes specially defensive Celebi, which can be useful.</p> <p>When using Choice Scarf Gengar, be very wary of Pursuit users, as they threaten this set even more than they do its other sets. Lucario and Terrakion are good teammates as they can take advantage of Choice-locked Pursuits. Using a secondary revenge killer is also a good idea; this allows Gengar to avoid having to revenge kill if Pursuit users are still around. Gengar also has a hard time revenge killing Pokemon like Volcarona, so it is ideal to run Pokemon that can handle it such as Dragonite and Terrakion.</p> skeleton (Move your mouse to reveal the content) skeleton (open) skeleton (close) Why this set deserves to be on-site: Effective revenge killer that also works as a spinblocker for offensive teams With prediction, has a much easier time against Starmie than other Gengar sets; If it switches in on Rapid Spin, Choice Scarf Gengar can outspeed and OHKO with Shadow Ball Revenge kills Pokemon such as Dragonite, Salamence, Garchomp, Lucario (excluding Bullet Punch), Cloyster, Breloom (when weakened) and Gyarados (only if Thunderbolt is used). Immunity to ExtremeSpeed and Mach Punch especially useful against Dragonite, Lucario, and Breloom. Additional Comments: Destiny Bond can be used instead of Trick to get a trade-off on the Pokemon Gengar doesn't revenge kill as easily, though this is easily set up on so be careful when using it HP Fire can be used over HP Ice, though this hinders your ability to revenge kill Dragonite and Salamence If you're using Gengar on a Rain team, you can run Thunder instead of Thunderbolt Giga Drain is a viable option instead of Trick / Thunderbolt as this prevents Gengar from dying really fast; also hits Gastrodon Teammates & Counters: Pursuit is the bane of this Gengar set's existence, even moreso than its other sets. Tyranitar, Scizor, and Weavile will easily trap this set. Lucario and Terrakion can take advantage of Choice-locked Pursuits Cannot easily revenge kill Pokemon like Volcarona, so you'll want to run Pokemon who can take it on, such as Dragonite, Terrakion, and Air Balloon Heatran.