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Quality Control Gothitelle (Analysis) [QC 0/3]

Discussion in 'Dream World Analyses' started by Jukain, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Jukain

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    Feb 25, 2011

    - Shadow Tag makes Gothitelle pretty good, though it has immense competition with Chandelure
    - pretty good bulk, especially on the special side
    - decent Special Attack

    name: Trapper
    move 1: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Shadow Tag
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA


    - traps a lot of stuff
    - advantages over Chandelure are bulk and movepool
    - Psychic is the most powerful STAB, though Psyshock is great for trapping the blobs
    - Thunderbolt is good against Skarmory, Politoed, and bulky Water-types
    - Hidden Power Fire lets it trap Ferrothorn, though Hidden Power Fighting also does a decent amount and hits Tyranitar
    - Substitute because there really isn't anything else to run


    - EVs provide maximum bulk (no idea if there's a better spread, will check)
    - Leftovers is best for making more Substitutes
    - maybe use Life Orb but it hurts with Substitute
    - between it and Chandelure the two can trap pretty much anything (though they both have a weakness to Tyranitar)
    - Dugtrio to trap the troublesome Tyranitar
    - stuff that appreciates things that Gothitelle can remove gone
    - sun loves that it can trap Politoed, which Chandelure (and I guess Dugtrio, though it is really rare) fails to do

    [Other Options]

    - screens
    - Trick Room
    - Grass Knot
    - Calm Mind
    - support: Torment, Taunt, Toxic, Thunder Wave

    [Checks and Counters]

    - Genesect
    - Zapdos
    - Garchomp
    - Tyranitar
    - Salamence
    - Latios/Latias (mainly the latter because it is bulkier, though Latios works about equally as well
    - Tornadus-T
    - Landorus-T
    - the pink blobs

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