Gobitto (Analysis)


A robot that's not a Steel-type? Blasphemy!



  • It's a fucking robot
  • Ghost / Ground makes it immune to Sandstorm and able to block Rapid Spin, perfect for SandStall teams
  • Good overall defenses and an impressive base 74 Attack
  • Genderless means it is unable to use level up moves past level 5, meaning it loses out on Shadow Punch as STAB
  • Iron Fist and Klutz are useless abilities on Gobitto
  • Did I mention it's a fucking robot
name: Rock Polish
move 1: Rock Polish
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Rock Slide
move 4: Brick Break / Ice Beam
item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Adamant
evs: 248 Atk / 236 Spe

[Set Comments]

  • This set is Gobitto's best chance at sweeping the opponent
  • STAB Earthquake coming off of 18 Attack is going to dent anything that isn't immune to it
  • Rock Slide gets excellent coverage with Earthquake
  • Brick Break hits Bronzor for neutral damage and destroys Reflect, which would make it harder for Gobitto to sweep
  • Ice Beam OHKOes Gligar after Stealth Rock
[Additional Comments]

  • Oran Berry for survivability and more chances to set up, Life Orb for power
  • Klutz is an option if you want to run Fling and Iron Ball
  • This set works well with Wynaut support
  • Bronzor laughs at all of Gobitto's attacks, so anything that can easily take out Bronzor is a great teammate
  • Gobitto and Agility Mantyke form a very potent offensive duo, so they should almost always be used together
  • Gobitto really appreciates Stealth Rock support
name: Defensive Robo-Ghost
move 1: Level Field
move 2: Rock Slide
move 3: Toxic
move 4: Ice Beam / Brick Break / Rest
item: Oran Berry / Evolution Stone
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Impish
evs: 204 HP / 4 Atk / 116 Def / 116 SpD

[Set Comments]

  • This set plays the role of a Rapid Spin blocker on Sandstorm stall teams
  • Level Field acts both as a decent STAB move and as a way to lower the foe's Speed
  • Rock Slide hits Flying-types immune to Level Field
  • Toxic is always great move to have on a Sandstorm stall team
  • Ice Beam hits Gligar for an OHKO after Stealth Rock
  • Brick Break hits Bronzor for neutral damage
  • Rest acts as a from of healing and works well with Evolution Stone, but be warned, since the sleep counter now restarts when you switch
[Additional Comments]

  • Evolution Stone should only be used if you are using Rest
  • Being that this set is meant to act as a spinblocker, hazards are a must
  • Works best on Sandstorm stall teams, so Hippopotas, Gligar and Lileep are good teammates
  • Works well with Pokemon that can easily take down Bronzor
name: Trick Room Sweeper
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Rock Slide
move 3: Brick Break
move 4: Ice Beam
item: Life Orb
ability: Iron Fist
nature: Brave
evs: 204 Atk / 244 Spe / 36 Def

[Set Comments]

  • Gobitto's low Speed and high Attack makes it an effective Trick Room sweeper
  • Earthquake for powerful physical STAB
  • Rock Slide gets excellent coverage with Earthquake, making it the perfect choice
  • Brick Break destroys Reflect and Light Screen and gives Gobitto a chance at damaging Bronzor
  • Ice Beam OHKOes Gligar and damages physically defensive Ground-types, like Phanpy
[Additional Comments]

  • Brave nature for maximum power and lowest possible Speed
  • Trick Room support is obviously needed, so Bronzor and Slowpoke are good teammates
  • Greatly appreciates Stealth Rock, making Bronzor an even better teammate
  • Can go mixed with Shadow Ball as STAB, but Gobitto's low Special Attack makes it a less preferred option in most cases
[Team Options]

  • Gobitto appreciates Stealth Rock support, so Pokemon like Bronzor and Ishizumai are good teammates
  • Agility Mantyke and Rock Polish Gobitto form an excellent offensive duo
  • Wynaut can help Rock Polish set up
  • Pokemon that can easily bring down Bronzor, like Specs Magnemite, work great with Gobitto
  • Hippopotas's Sand Stream ability makes it a good teammate
  • The Trick Room Sweeper obviously needs Trick Room support
  • Dual Screen support is always welcome
[Optional Changes]

  • It learns Grass Knot, but there are very few instances when it is better than Earthquake

  • Funnily enough, Levitating Ghost-types are good counters against all sets
  • Bronzor works well against all sets
  • Mantyke can switch in on Earthquake and OHKO with Hydro Pump, but needs to watch out against Rock Polish sets
  • Faster Water-types and Grass-types can revenge kill it
[Dream World]

No Guard is superior to both Iron Fist and Klutz. When No Guard is released, use it over Gobitto's other abilities on every set, unless you are running Fling.
In Trick Room sweeper add 0 Speed IVs cuz TR

Maybe mention Return in Other Options (Optional Changes) hitting a high 102 Base Power and having nice neutral coverage

I think Evolution Stone deserves the first slash in the defensive Robo, increasing your defenses is great and then with Rest you can heal up i guess (Ugh this guy was begging for Drain Punch with Iron Fist)