Gobitto (Analysis)

#1


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

Status:
DONE

[Overview]

  • 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
[Set]
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
[Set]
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
[Set]
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
[Counters]

  • 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.
 
#3
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)