name: Revenge Killer (Ghost)
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Sludge Wave
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Dazzling Gleam
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Cursed Body
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
With a high base Special Attack stat and good Speed tier, Gengar poses as a fearsome offensive threat, revenge killer, and a late-game cleaner for Ghost teams. Sludge Wave is essential to threaten Fairy teams and deal with Pokemon such as Togekiss and Clefable. Focus Blast is essential coverage, as it allows Gengar to hit Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Ferrothrorn, which comfortably take its STAB moves. Dazzling Gleam allows Gengar to hit Hydreigon and Sableye for super effective damage. Utilizing Dynamax, Gengar can boost its Special Attack with Max Ooze and then subsequently pose as a sweeper with Choice Scarf.
Stealth Rock setters such as Runerigus and Galarian Corsola and Spikes setters such as Froslass can aid Gengar in cleaning teams. Dragapult is a great teammate, as it can act as a wallbreaker against opposing defensive cores such as Toxapex + Mantine + Gastrodon on Water teams, allowing Gengar to clean more easily. Polteageist is also a fantastic teammate, as it shares the same checks as Gengar and can break through Toxapex, a Pokemon that Gengar struggles to break. Mimikyu is also a great teammate for Gengar, as it can take on Dark-types, especially those with priority moves, such as Grimmsnarl, which would otherwise remove Gengar.
- Written by: [[Splashbrutha, 437289]]
- Ghost analysis by: [[Splashbrutha, 437289]]
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