Silvally-Ghost [QC 3/3] [GP 1/2]

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[OVERVIEW]

Silvally-Ghost's good typing, great all-around stats, and access to useful moves like Swords Dance, U-turn, Parting Shot, and Defog turn it into a solid wallbreaker and pivot for a variety of teams. Its STAB Multi-Attack or Shadow Ball is a highly effective tool in ZU, threatening common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and allowing it to revenge kill common offensive Pokemon like Mr. Mime. It also notably makes it one of very few Defoggers that reliably beat Bronzor. On the defensive side, an immunity to Normal and a resistance to Bug mean Silvally-Ghost can function as a check to the likes of Chatot and Pinsir, while its solid natural bulk also allows it to set up on a variety of Pokemon, such as Silvally-Water and Muk. However, Silvally-Ghost's offensive sets struggle with a lacking movepool, which includes not a single Fighting-type move to complete its Ghost-type STAB, leaving it with Double-Edge as its best option to hit Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant. Because of this, it often gets worn down very quickly by the recoil. Meanwhile, its defensive set faces very meaningful competition from Gourgeist-XL, which is bulkier, has an arguably better typing, has access to Foul Play, Will-O-Wisp, and Synthesis, and can run Colbur Berry, allowing it to be a much more consistent checks to the Normal- and Fighting-types Silvally-Ghost wants to check. However, Silvally-Ghost carves itself a niche thanks to Defog and its pivoting moves. Lastly, a weakness to Dark means Silvally-Ghost is very vulnerable to common moves like Pursuit from Bouffalant or Silvally-Dark, Sucker Punch from Shiftry, and Knock Off from Komala, leaving it struggling at times.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Multi-Attack
move 3: Double-Edge
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Double-Edge provides solid neutral coverage with Silvally-Ghost's Multi-Attack, targeting Pokemon like Komala, Bouffalant, and Vigoroth that are immune to the latter. U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to function as a pivot while also giving it a powerful tool to target Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Shiftry.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature allows Silvally-Ghost to Speed tie with Pokemon like Electivire and opposing offensive Silvally formes while outspeeding Pokemon like Mr. Mime and Chatot.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its good neutral coverage and access to Swords Dance to break holes in the opposing team mid-game. Thanks to its Ghost typing, it can break through common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor while also being able to set up on the likes of Pinsir and Choice Band Komala. Early-game, it can be useful to use Silvally-Ghost as a pivot, utilizing its threatening presence to pick up momentum with U-turn. However, always keep in mind Double-Edge's recoil; when breaking through a Pokemon like Komala or Bouffalant, Silvally-Ghost can get worn down very quickly. Lastly, setting up a Swords Dance can often put a lot of pressure on the opponent's team, especially if it is a bulkier build. Thus, setting up is often a good option over simply attacking.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost has to sacrifice a lot of health to break through Normal- and Dark-types with Double-Edge, Fighting-types like Combusken that can deal with them are solid teammates. In return, Silvally-Ghost threatens cores like Altaria + Bronzor for them. Since Silvally-Ghost excels at breaking through Pokemon like Bronzor and Gourgeist-XL, Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant appreciate its services. As a breaker, Silvally-Ghost enjoys the support of entry hazard setters like Golem and Crustle in order to wear down the opposing team more easily. On the flip side, since Silvally-Ghost can function as a pivot and tends to wear itself down with Double-Edge, it appreciates Rapid Spin or Defog support from Pokemon like Komala, Swanna, and Altaria. Lastly, Healing Wish support from Pokemon like Mr. Mime can be quite useful to mitigate Silvally-Ghost's tendency to get worn down by Double-Edge recoil.

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Shadow Ball / Multi-Attack
move 2: Toxic / Ice Beam
move 3: Defog
move 4: Parting Shot
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Bold / Impish
evs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Shadow Ball is usually the preferred STAB move, dealing considerably more damage to Pinsir, Gourgeist-XL, and Golem than Multi-Attack. Multi-Attack is an option to hit Bronzor, which usually runs specially defensive spreads, Mr. Mime, and Electivire harder than Shadow Ball can, but targeting the aforementioned Pokemon is generally preferred. Toxic allows Silvally-Ghost to hit Normal-types other than Komala, while Ice Beam does considerable damage to Altaria. Parting Shot is the preferred pivoting move on this set, as U-turn would do minimal damage, this set is not as afraid of Soundproof and Clear Body users due to its greater bulk compared to offensive variants, and Parting Shot is a very effective way to support Silvally-Ghost's team. In addition, Silvally-Ghost already pressures the most common Soundproof user, Mr. Mime.

Set Details
========

60 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed base 60 Speed Pokemon like Abomasnow and Toucannon and pivot out of them. The rest of the EVs and the nature are put into its physical bulk to make its matchup against Pokemon like Komala and Pinsir as good as possible. A Bold nature should be used with Shadow Ball, while an Impish nature should be used with Multi-Attack.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on switching into Pokemon it can take hits from, like Pinsir, before pivoting back out with Parting Shot, thus granting its team momentum. Certain Pokemon, like Choice Band Bouffalant, will be reliant on prediction to beat Silvally-Ghost, as they need to hit it with a coverage move, in this case Earthquake or Pursuit. This is especially useful before Silvally-Ghost's type has been revealed, as it is common for such Pokemon to use their STAB moves instead in such a situation. If running Toxic, it should be used liberally. Due to a lack of investment, Silvally-Ghost's STAB move is quite weak; thus, Toxic is often its best way of beating defensively oriented Pokemon like Golem and opposing Silvally formes. A lot of the time Silvally-Ghost should be pivoting around, providing momentum and free switches to its teammates thanks to Parting Shot. Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery, it should avoid being worn down too quickly; utilize its immunities and resistances to let it take as little damage as possible and avoid letting it get badly poisoned as much as possible. This is especially important since Silvally-Ghost is usually the team's Defogger, meaning it will often be forced to take entry hazard damage to remove them.

Team Options
========

Silvally-Ghost pairs will with Fighting-types like Combusken and Monferno, as they threaten the Normal- and Dark-types that switch into Silvally-Ghost with ease. In return, they appreciate Silvally-Ghost bringing them in more freely with Parting Shot. Thanks to Silvally-Ghost's immunity to Fighting, Normal-types, especially Komala, appreciate being paired with it. In return, it can offer Wish support to stop Silvally-Ghost from being worn down too quickly, absorb status thanks to Comatose, and switch into offensive Ghost-types like opposing Silvally-Ghost and Misdreavus. Setup sweepers like Leafeon and Shiftry appreciate being brought in safely by Silvally-Ghost's Parting Shot. Both of them also notably appreciate Silvally-Ghost checking Pinsir, while Leafeon also enjoys it threatening Gourgeist-XL and Tangela with its STAB moves, Toxic, or Ice Beam. Silvally-Ghost pairs well with other pivots like Electivire to form VoltTurn cores and provide a lot of momentum.

[SET]
name: Specially Offensive
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Ice Beam / Toxic
move 3: Defog
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Ice Beam allows Silvally-Ghost to target Altaria and Shiftry, while Toxic cripples Pokemon that can otherwise switch into Silvally-Ghost for free, such as Bouffalant and Silvally-Dark. U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to pivot around. It is chosen over Parting Shot for the ability to do some damage to its targets and to avoid being blocked by Pokemon like Bouffalant.

Set Details
========

A Timid nature ensures Silvally-Ghost Speed ties with or outspeeds opposing Silvally formes, Speed ties with Electivire, and outspeeds Pokemon like Pinsir.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its offensive presence to force switches and pivot around. Due to Shadow Ball's relatively low BP, Silvally-Ghost will not be able to break through defensive Pokemon very easily unless they are weak to Shadow Ball or Ice Beam. Thus, it is better to come in on Pokemon that Silvally-Ghost checks, like Pinsir, before using U-turn to gain momentum. If running Toxic, don't be afraid to use it to cripple Pokemon like Bouffalant that would otherwise easily switch into Silvally-Ghost. It wears down the foe quickly and allows Silvally-Ghost's team to break through more easily. On the other hand, avoid letting Silvally-Ghost get worn down or statused, as it is worn down very quickly due to its lack of recovery, especially since it is usually the team's only Defogger, meaning it will take considerable damage from entry hazards.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost is largely unable to hit Normal-types like Bouffalant and especially Komala hard, Fighting-types like Combusken and other checks to them like physically defensive Golem are crucial. In return, Silvally-Ghost can bring Combusken in for free with U-turn or check Fighting-types for Golem. Similarly, Normal-types like Komala can check opposing Silvally-Ghost so that it doesn't have to risk a Speed tie, while it checks Fighting-types in return. Komala also notably offers Wish support to keep Silvally-Ghost healthy, while its Choice Band set appreciated being brought in by U-turn. Silvally-Ghost can form VoltTurn cores with Pokemon like Electivire, allowing its team to hold onto a lot of momentum. Pokemon like Choice Band Komala and Mr. Mime appreciate Silvally-Ghost breaking through Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor, respectively, while they break through Pokemon like Lickilicky and Bouffalant in return. In return, Mr. Mime can use Healing Wish to heal Silvally-Ghost back up. Lastly, the likes of Swanna and Rapidash appreciate Silvally-Ghost removing Stealth Rock for them so that they can switch in more freely.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Silvally-Ghost can run a variety of different defensive spreads, either physically of specially defensive, and due to its high base Speed, it can often choose to reach a wide range of different Speed tiers depending on what the team needs. For example, 136 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Adamant Shiftry, while 176 Speed EVs and a Timid nature are needed to outspeed Jolly Pinsir. However, the listed sets generally reach the best compromise between bulk and Speed, depending on the role you're looking for. Silvally-Ghost has access to a variety of coverage moves, such as Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Surf, and Grass Pledge, but Ice Beam or Toxic is usually preferred. Its physical coverage is unfortunately limited, so Double-Edge is almost always your best option. Return can also be used instead of Double-Edge to avoid the recoil, but the drop in power is noticeable. Its defensive sets can make use of Roar to phaze Pokemon that attempt to set up on it, like Bulk Up Komala, or RestTalk to recover some health, but it generally doesn't have the moveslots to do so.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-types**: Pokemon like Komala and Bouffalant completely wall Silvally-Ghost's defensive and special variants while forcing the Swords Dance set to wear itself down with Double-Edge's recoil. Bouffalant can also Pursuit trap and Komala can potentially set up Bulk Up on it, while its Toxic immunity prevents it from being touched by defensive sets that lack Ice Beam completely.

**Dark-types**: Silvally-Dark takes minimal damage from any move bar +2 Double-Edge while threatening Silvally-Ghost heavily with Multi-Attack and Pursuit. Other Dark-types, like Shiftry, can deal a lot of damage with STAB Sucker Punch or set up on Toxic variants.

**Residual damage**: Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery and role as a Defogger, it can often be easily worn down by things like Toxic, Stealth Rock, and repeated attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Xayah, 167012]]
- Quality checked by: [[5gen, 296755], [BloodAce0107, 435539], [Aaronboyer, 239454]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216], [, ]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]
  • Silvally-Ghost's good typing, great all-around stats, and access to useful moves like Swords Dance, U-turn, Parting Shot, and Defog turn it into a solid wallbreaker and pivot for a variety of teams.
  • Its STAB Multi Attack or Shadow Ball is a highly effective tool in ZU, threatening common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and allowing it to revenge kill common offensive Pokemon like Mr. Mime. It also notably makes it one of very few Defoggers that reliably beats Bronzor.
  • On the defensive side, an immunity to Normal and a resistance to Bug means Silvally-Ghost can function as a check to the likes of Komala and Pinsir.
  • Its solid natural bulk also allows it to set up on a variety of Pokemon, such as Electivire and Muk.
  • However, Silvally-Ghost's offensive sets struggle with a lacking movepool, which includes not a single Fighting-type move to completent its Ghost-type STAB, leaving it with Double-Edge as its best option to hit Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant. Because of this, it often gets worn down very quickly by the recoil.
  • Meanwhile, its defensive set faces very meaningful competition from Gourgeist-XL, which is bulkier, has an arguably better typing, has access to Foul Play and Will-O-Wisp, and can run Colbur Berry, allowing it to be a much more consistent checks to the Normal- and Fighting-types Silvally-Ghost wants to check. However, Silvally-Ghost carves itself a niche thanks to Defog and its pivoting moves.
  • Lastly, a weakness to Dark means Silvally-Ghost is very vulnerable to common moves like Pursuit from Bouffalant or Silvally-Dark, Sucker Punch from Shiftry, and Knock Off from Komala, leaving it struggling to position correctly at times.
[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Multi Attack
move 3: Double-Edge
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Double-Edge provides solid neutral coverage with Silvally-Ghost's Multi Attack, targeting Pokemon like Komala, Bouffalant, and Vigoroth that are immune to the latter.
  • U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to function as a pivot while also giving it a powerful tool to target Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Shiftry.
Set Details
========
  • A Jolly nature allows Silvally-Ghost to speed tie with Pokemon like Electivire and opposing Silvally formes, while outspeeding Pokemon like Mr. Mime and Chatot.
Usage Tips
========
  • Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its good neutral coverage and access to Swords Dance to break holes in the opposing team in the mid-game.
  • Thanks to its Ghost typing, it can break through common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor, while also being able to set up on the likes of Pinsir and Choice-locked Komala.
  • In the early-game, it can be useful to use Silvally-Ghost as a pivot, utilizing its threatening presence to pick up momentum with U-turn.
  • Keep in mind Double-Edge's recoil; when breaking through a Pokemon like Komala or Bouffalant, Silvally-Ghost can get worn down very quickly.
  • Setting up a Swords Dance can often put a lot of pressure on the opponent's team, especially if it a bulkier build. As such, setting up is often a good option over simply attacking.
Team Options
========
  • Since Silvally-Ghost has to sacrifice a lot of health to break through Normal- and Dark-types with Double-Edge, Fighting-types like Combusken that can deal with them are solid teammates. In return, Silvally-Ghost threatens cores like Altaria + Bronzor for them.
  • Silvally-Ghost excels at breaking through Pokemon like Bronzor and Gourgeist-XL, so Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant appreciate its services.
  • As a breaker, Silvally-Ghost enjoys the support of entry hazard setters like Golem and Crustle in order to wear down the opposing team more easily.
  • On the flipside, since Silvally-Ghost can function as a pivot or wear itself down with Double-Edge, it appreciates Rapid Spin or Defog support from Pokemon like Komala, Swanna, or Altaria.
[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Shadow Ball / Multi Attack
move 2: Toxic / Ice Beam
move 3: Defog
move 4: Parting Shot
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Bold / Impish
evs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Shadow Ball is usually the preferred STAB move, dealing considerably more damage to Pinsir, Gourgeist-XL, and Golem than Multi Attack.
  • Multi Attack is an option to hit Bronzor, which usually runs specially defensive, harder than Shadow Ball can, but targeting the aforementioned Pokemon is generally preferred. Multi-Attack also allows Silv-Ghost to OHKO Mr. Mime guaranteed and 2HKO Evire after rocks, which Shadow Ball doesn't do.
  • Toxic allows Silvally-Ghost to hit Normal-types other than Komala, while Ice Beam does considerable damage to Altaria.
  • Parting Shot is the preferred pivoting move on this set as U-turn would do minimal damage, this set is not as afraid of Soundproof and Clear Body users due to its greater bulk compared to offensive variants, and Parting Shot is a very effective way to support Silvally-Ghost's team.
Set Details
========
  • 60 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Pokemon like Abomasnow, Pawniard, and Toucannon to pivot out. The rest of the EVs and the nature are put into its physical bulk to make its matchup against Pokemon like Komala and Pinsir as good as possible.
  • A Bold nature should be used with Shadow Ball, while an Impish nature should be used with Multi Attack.
Usage Tips
========
  • Silvally-Ghost should focus on switching into Pokemon it can take hits from, like Pinsir, before pivoting back out with U-turn Parting Shot, thus granting its team momentum.
  • Certain Pokemon, like Komala, will be reliant on prediction to beat Silvally-Ghost, as they need to hit it with a coverage move. This is especially useful before Silvally-Ghost's type has been revealed, as it is common for such Pokemon to use their STAB moves instead in such a situation. Specify Band on Komala if that's what you're talking about.
  • If running Toxic, it should be used liberally. Due to a lack of investment, Silvally-Ghost's STAB move is quite weak; as such, Toxic is often its best way of beating defensively oriented Pokemon like Golem and opposing Silvally formes.
  • A lot of the time Silvally-Ghost should be pivoting around, providing momentum and free switch-ins to its teammates thanks to Parting Shot.
  • Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery, it should avoid being worn down too quickly; utilize its immunities and resistances to let it take as little damage as possible and avoid letting it get badly poisoned as much as possible. This is especially important since Silvally-Ghost is usually the team's Defogger, meaning it will often be forced to take entry hazard damage to remove them.
Team Options
========
  • Silvally-Ghost pairs will with Fighting-types like Combusken and Monferno, as they threaten the Normal- and Dark-types that switch into Silvally-Ghost with ease. In return, they appreciate Silvally-Ghost bringing them in more freely with Parting Shot.
  • Thanks to Silvally-Ghost's immunity to Fighting, Normal-types like especially Komala appreciate being paired with it. In return, it can offer Wish support to avoid it being worn down too quickly, absorb status thanks to Comatose, and switch into offensive Ghost-types like opposing Silvally-Ghost and Misdreavus.
  • Setup sweepers like Leafeon and Shiftry appreciate being brought in safely by Silvally-Ghost's Parting Shot. Both of them also notably appreciate Silvally-Ghost checking Pinsir, while Leafeon also enjoys it threatening Gourgeist-XL and Tangela with its STAB moves, Toxic, or Ice Beam.
  • Silvally-Ghost pairs well with other pivots like Electivire to form VoltTurn cores and provide a lot of momentum.
[SET]
name: Specially Offensive
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Ice Beam / Toxic
move 3: Defog
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Ice Beam allows Silvally-Ghost to target Altaria and Shiftry, while Toxic cripples Pokemon that can otherwise switch into Silvally-Ghost for free, such as Bouffalant, Lickilicky, and Silvally-Dark.
  • U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to pivot around. It is chosen over Parting Shot for the ability to do some damage to its targets and to avoid being blocked by Pokemon like Bouffalant.
Set Details
========
  • A Timid nature ensures Silvally-Ghost speed ties with or outspeeds opposing Silvally formes, while also speed tying with Electivire and outspeeding Pokemon like Pinsir.
Usage Tips
========
  • Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its offensive presence to force switches and pivot around.
  • Due to Shadow Ball's relatively low BP, Silvally-Ghost will not be able to very easily break through defensive Pokemon unless they are weak to Shadow Ball or Ice Beam. As such, it is better to come in on Pokemon that Silvally-Ghost checks, like Pinsir, before using U-turn to gain momentum.
  • If running Toxic, don't be afraid to use it to cripple Pokemon like Bouffalant that would otherwise easily switch into Silvally-Ghost. It wears down the foe quickly and allows Silvally-Ghost's team to break through more easily.
  • On the contrary, avoid letting Silvally-Ghost get worn down or statused, as it is worn down very quickly due to its lack of recovery, especially since it is usually the only Defogger, meaning it will take considerable damage from entry hazards.
Team Options
========
  • Since Silvally-Ghost is largely unable to hit Normal-types like Bouffalant and especially Komala hard, Fighting-types like Combusken and other checks to them like physically defensive Golem are crucial. In return, Silvally-Ghost can bring Combusken in for free with U-turn or check Fighting-types for Golem.
  • Similarly, Normal-types like Komala can check opposing Silvally-Ghost so that it doesn't have to risk a Speed tie, while it checks Fighting-types in return. Komala also notably offers Wish support to keep it healthy, while its Choice Band set appreciated being brought in by U-turn.
  • Silvally-Ghost can form VoltTurn cores with Pokemon like Electivire, allowing its team to hold onto a lot of momentum.
Mention Pokemon that appreciate its ability to beat Gourg-XL and Bronzor, as well as Pokemon that appreciate Defog support.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
  • Silvally-Ghost can run a variety of different defensive spreads, either physically of specially defensive, and due to its high base Speed can often choose to reach a wide range of different speed tiers depending on what the team needs. For example, 136 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Adamant Shiftry, while 176 Speed EVs and a Timid nature are needed to outspeed Jolly Pinsir. However, the listed sets generally reach the best compromise between bulk and Speed, depending on the role you're looking for.
  • Silvally-Ghost has access to a variety of coverage moves, such as Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Surf, and Grass Pledge, but Ice Beam or Toxic are usually preferred. Its coverage on the physical side is unfortunately limited, so Double-Edge is almost always your best option.
  • Its defensive sets can make use of Roar to phaze out Pokemon that attempt to set up on it, like Bulk Up Komala, or RestTalk to recover some health, but it generally doesn't have the moveslots to do so.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-types**: Pokemon like Komala and Bouffalant completely wall Silvally-Ghost's defensive and special variants, while forcing the Swords Dance set to wear itself down with Double-Edge's recoil. Bouffalant can also Pursuit trap and Komala can potentially Bulk Up on it.

**Dark-types**: Silvally-Dark takes minimal damage from any move bar +2 Double-Edge while threatening Silvally-Ghost heavily with Multi Attack and Pursuit. Other Dark-types, like Shiftry, can deal a lot of damage with STAB Sucker Punch or set up on STAB + Toxic variants.

**Residual damage**: Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery and role as a Defogger, it can often be easily worn down by things like Toxic, Stealth Rock, and repeated attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Xayah, 167012]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
nice work. qc 1/3 once implemented.
 
spoopy boi

[OVERVIEW]
  • Silvally-Ghost's good typing, great all-around stats, and access to useful moves like Swords Dance, U-turn, Parting Shot, and Defog turn it into a solid wallbreaker and pivot for a variety of teams.
  • Its STAB Multi Attack or Shadow Ball is a highly effective tool in ZU, threatening common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and allowing it to revenge kill common offensive Pokemon like Mr. Mime. It also notably makes it one of very few Defoggers that reliably beats Bronzor.
  • On the defensive side, an immunity to Normal and a resistance to Bug means Silvally-Ghost can function as a check to the likes of Komala and Pinsir. As you mention later, Komala walls the specially offensive and defensive sets so this isnt entirely accurate, in fact BU Komala can use it as set-up fodder. Even the SD set is going to be getting 3HKOd by CB Komala so Silvally Ghost is going to be more or less trading with Komala if it switched into Knock Off.
  • Its solid natural bulk also allows it to set up on a variety of Pokemon, such as Electivire and Muk.
  • However, Silvally-Ghost's offensive sets struggle with a lacking movepool, which includes not a single Fighting-type move to completent its Ghost-type STAB, leaving it with Double-Edge as its best option to hit Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant. Because of this, it often gets worn down very quickly by the recoil.
  • Meanwhile, its defensive set faces very meaningful competition from Gourgeist-XL, which is bulkier, has an arguably better typing, has access to Foul Play and Will-O-Wisp, and can run Colbur Berry, allowing it to be a much more consistent checks to the Normal- and Fighting-types Silvally-Ghost wants to check. However, Silvally-Ghost carves itself a niche thanks to Defog and its pivoting moves.
  • Lastly, a weakness to Dark means Silvally-Ghost is very vulnerable to common moves like Pursuit from Bouffalant or Silvally-Dark, Sucker Punch from Shiftry, and Knock Off from Komala, leaving it struggling to position correctly at times.
[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Multi Attack
move 3: Double-Edge
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Double-Edge provides solid neutral coverage with Silvally-Ghost's Multi Attack, targeting Pokemon like Komala, Bouffalant, and Vigoroth that are immune to the latter.
  • U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to function as a pivot while also giving it a powerful tool to target Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Shiftry.
Set Details
========
  • A Jolly nature allows Silvally-Ghost to speed tie with Pokemon like Electivire and opposing Silvally formes, while outspeeding Pokemon like Mr. Mime and Chatot.
Usage Tips
========
  • Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its good neutral coverage and access to Swords Dance to break holes in the opposing team in the mid-game.
  • Thanks to its Ghost typing, it can break through common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor, while also being able to set up on the likes of Pinsir and Choice-locked Komala.
  • In the early-game, it can be useful to use Silvally-Ghost as a pivot, utilizing its threatening presence to pick up momentum with U-turn.
  • Keep in mind Double-Edge's recoil; when breaking through a Pokemon like Komala or Bouffalant, Silvally-Ghost can get worn down very quickly.
  • Setting up a Swords Dance can often put a lot of pressure on the opponent's team, especially if it a bulkier build. As such, setting up is often a good option over simply attacking.
Team Options
========
  • Since Silvally-Ghost has to sacrifice a lot of health to break through Normal- and Dark-types with Double-Edge, Fighting-types like Combusken that can deal with them are solid teammates. In return, Silvally-Ghost threatens cores like Altaria + Bronzor for them.
  • Silvally-Ghost excels at breaking through Pokemon like Bronzor and Gourgeist-XL, so Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant appreciate its services.
  • As a breaker, Silvally-Ghost enjoys the support of entry hazard setters like Golem and Crustle in order to wear down the opposing team more easily.
  • On the flipside, since Silvally-Ghost can function as a pivot or wear itself down with Double-Edge, it appreciates Rapid Spin or Defog support from Pokemon like Komala, Swanna, or Altaria.
[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Shadow Ball / Multi Attack
move 2: Toxic / Ice Beam
move 3: Defog
move 4: Parting Shot
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Bold / Impish
evs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Shadow Ball is usually the preferred STAB move, dealing considerably more damage to Pinsir, Gourgeist-XL, and Golem than Multi Attack.
  • Multi Attack is an option to hit Bronzor, which usually runs specially defensive, Mr. Mime, and Electivire harder than Shadow Ball can, but targeting the aforementioned Pokemon is generally preferred.
  • Toxic allows Silvally-Ghost to hit Normal-types other than Komala, while Ice Beam does considerable damage to Altaria.
  • Parting Shot is the preferred pivoting move on this set as U-turn would do minimal damage, this set is not as afraid of Soundproof and Clear Body users due to its greater bulk compared to offensive variants, and Parting Shot is a very effective way to support Silvally-Ghost's team.
Set Details
========
  • 60 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Pokemon like Abomasnow, Pawniard, and Toucannon to pivot out. You don't want to pivot out of Pawniard with Parting Shot because of Defiant. The rest of the EVs and the nature are put into its physical bulk to make its matchup against Pokemon like Komala and Pinsir as good as possible.
  • A Bold nature should be used with Shadow Ball, while an Impish nature should be used with Multi Attack.
Usage Tips
========
  • Silvally-Ghost should focus on switching into Pokemon it can take hits from, like Pinsir, before pivoting back out with Parting Shot, thus granting its team momentum.
  • Certain Pokemon, like Choice Band Komala, will be reliant on prediction to beat Silvally-Ghost, as they need to hit it with a coverage move. This is especially useful before Silvally-Ghost's type has been revealed, as it is common for such Pokemon to use their STAB moves instead in such a situation.
  • If running Toxic, it should be used liberally. Due to a lack of investment, Silvally-Ghost's STAB move is quite weak; as such, Toxic is often its best way of beating defensively oriented Pokemon like Golem and opposing Silvally formes.
  • A lot of the time Silvally-Ghost should be pivoting around, providing momentum and free switch-ins to its teammates thanks to Parting Shot.
  • Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery, it should avoid being worn down too quickly; utilize its immunities and resistances to let it take as little damage as possible and avoid letting it get badly poisoned as much as possible. This is especially important since Silvally-Ghost is usually the team's Defogger, meaning it will often be forced to take entry hazard damage to remove them.
Team Options
========
  • Silvally-Ghost pairs will with Fighting-types like Combusken and Monferno, as they threaten the Normal- and Dark-types that switch into Silvally-Ghost with ease. In return, they appreciate Silvally-Ghost bringing them in more freely with Parting Shot.
  • Thanks to Silvally-Ghost's immunity to Fighting, Normal-types like especially Komala appreciate being paired with it. In return, it can offer Wish support to avoid it being worn down too quickly, absorb status thanks to Comatose, and switch into offensive Ghost-types like opposing Silvally-Ghost and Misdreavus.
  • Setup sweepers like Leafeon and Shiftry appreciate being brought in safely by Silvally-Ghost's Parting Shot. Both of them also notably appreciate Silvally-Ghost checking Pinsir, while Leafeon also enjoys it threatening Gourgeist-XL and Tangela with its STAB moves, Toxic, or Ice Beam.
  • Silvally-Ghost pairs well with other pivots like Electivire to form VoltTurn cores and provide a lot of momentum.
[SET]
name: Specially Offensive
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Ice Beam / Toxic
move 3: Defog
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Ice Beam allows Silvally-Ghost to target Altaria and Shiftry, while Toxic cripples Pokemon that can otherwise switch into Silvally-Ghost for free, such as Bouffalant, Lickilicky, and Silvally-Dark.
  • U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to pivot around. It is chosen over Parting Shot for the ability to do some damage to its targets and to avoid being blocked by Pokemon like Bouffalant.
Set Details
========
  • A Timid nature ensures Silvally-Ghost speed ties with or outspeeds opposing Silvally formes, while also speed tying with Electivire and outspeeding Pokemon like Pinsir.
Usage Tips
========
  • Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its offensive presence to force switches and pivot around.
  • Due to Shadow Ball's relatively low BP, Silvally-Ghost will not be able to very easily break through defensive Pokemon unless they are weak to Shadow Ball or Ice Beam. As such, it is better to come in on Pokemon that Silvally-Ghost checks, like Pinsir, before using U-turn to gain momentum.
  • If running Toxic, don't be afraid to use it to cripple Pokemon like Bouffalant that would otherwise easily switch into Silvally-Ghost. It wears down the foe quickly and allows Silvally-Ghost's team to break through more easily.
  • On the contrary, avoid letting Silvally-Ghost get worn down or statused, as it is worn down very quickly due to its lack of recovery, especially since it is usually the only Defogger, meaning it will take considerable damage from entry hazards.
Team Options
========
  • Since Silvally-Ghost is largely unable to hit Normal-types like Bouffalant and especially Komala hard, Fighting-types like Combusken and other checks to them like physically defensive Golem are crucial. In return, Silvally-Ghost can bring Combusken in for free with U-turn or check Fighting-types for Golem.
  • Similarly, Normal-types like Komala can check opposing Silvally-Ghost so that it doesn't have to risk a Speed tie, while it checks Fighting-types in return. Komala also notably offers Wish support to keep it healthy, while its Choice Band set appreciated being brought in by U-turn.
  • Silvally-Ghost can form VoltTurn cores with Pokemon like Electivire, allowing its team to hold onto a lot of momentum.
  • Pokemon like Choice Band Komala and Mr. Mime appreciate Silvally-Ghost breaking through Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor respectively, while they break through Pokemon like Lickilicky and Bouffalant in return.
  • The likes of Swanna and Rapidash appreciate Silvally-Ghost removing Stealth Rock for them so that they can switch in more freely.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
  • Silvally-Ghost can run a variety of different defensive spreads, either physically or specially defensive, and due to its high base Speed can often choose to reach a wide range of different speed tiers depending on what the team needs. For example, 136 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Adamant Shiftry, while 176 Speed EVs and a Timid nature are needed to outspeed Jolly Pinsir. However, the listed sets generally reach the best compromise between bulk and Speed, depending on the role you're looking for.
  • Silvally-Ghost has access to a variety of coverage moves, such as Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Surf, and Grass Pledge, but Ice Beam or Toxic are usually preferred. Its coverage on the physical side is unfortunately limited, so Double-Edge is almost always your best option.
  • Its defensive sets can make use of Roar to phaze out Pokemon that attempt to set up on it, like Bulk Up Komala, or RestTalk to recover some health, but it generally doesn't have the moveslots to do so.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-types**: Pokemon like Komala and Bouffalant completely wall Silvally-Ghost's defensive and special variants, while forcing the Swords Dance set to wear itself down with Double-Edge's recoil. Bouffalant can also Pursuit trap and Komala can potentially Bulk Up on it.

**Dark-types**: Silvally-Dark takes minimal damage from any move bar +2 Double-Edge while threatening Silvally-Ghost heavily with Multi Attack and Pursuit. Other Dark-types, like Shiftry, can deal a lot of damage with STAB Sucker Punch or set up on STAB + Toxic variants.

**Residual damage**: Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery and role as a Defogger, it can often be easily worn down by things like Toxic, Stealth Rock, and repeated attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Xayah, 167012]]
- Quality checked by: [[5gen, 296755], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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Aaronboyer

I Wait For You, Adagio...
is a Contributor to Smogon
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[OVERVIEW]

Silvally-Ghost's good typing, great all-around stats, and access to useful moves like Swords Dance, U-turn, Parting Shot, and Defog turn it into a solid wallbreaker and pivot for a variety of teams. Its STAB Multi Attack or Shadow Ball is a highly effective tool in ZU, threatening common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and allowing it to revenge kill common offensive Pokemon like Mr. Mime. It also notably makes it one of very few Defoggers that reliably beats Bronzor. On the defensive side, an immunity to Normal and a resistance to Bug means Silvally-Ghost can function as a check to the likes of Chatot and Pinsir, while its solid natural bulk also allows it to set up on a variety of Pokemon, such as Electivire Electivire probably isn't the best example of a Pokemon Silvally-Ghost can setup on, LO Wild Charge 2HKOes and Speed ties with it and Muk. However, Silvally-Ghost's offensive sets struggle with a lacking movepool, which includes not a single Fighting-type move to completent complement its Ghost-type STAB, leaving it with Double-Edge as its best option to hit Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant. Because of this, it often gets worn down very quickly by the recoil. Meanwhile, its defensive set faces very meaningful competition from Gourgeist-XL, which is bulkier, has an arguably better typing, has access to Foul Play and Will-O-Wisp, and can run Colbur Berry, allowing it to be a much more consistent checks to the Normal- and Fighting-types Silvally-Ghost wants to check. You missed the biggest thing that separates the two mons. Supergeist has access to reliable recovery, Ghostvally does not. It doesn't even get Lefties. However, Silvally-Ghost carves itself a niche thanks to Defog and its pivoting moves. Lastly, a weakness to Dark means Silvally-Ghost is very vulnerable to common moves like Pursuit from Bouffalant or Silvally-Dark, Sucker Punch from Shiftry, and Knock Off from Komala, leaving it struggling to position correctly at times. What does this last bit even mean? idk I get what you mean but it seems like a weird way to phrase that.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Multi Attack
move 3: Double-Edge
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Double-Edge provides solid neutral coverage with Silvally-Ghost's Multi Attack, targeting Pokemon like Komala, Bouffalant, and Vigoroth that are immune to the latter. U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to function as a pivot while also giving it a powerful tool to target Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Shiftry.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature allows Silvally-Ghost to speed tie with Pokemon like Electivire and opposing offensive Silvally formes, while outspeeding Pokemon like Mr. Mime and Chatot.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its good neutral coverage and access to Swords Dance to break holes in the opposing team in the mid-game. Thanks to its Ghost typing, it can break through common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor, while also being able to set up on the likes of Pinsir and Choice-locked Komala. Are we promoting Choice Scarf Komala? I don't think so. Just say Choice Band Komala. In the early-game, it can be useful to use Silvally-Ghost as a pivot, utilizing its threatening presence to pick up momentum with U-turn. However, always keep in mind Double-Edge's recoil; when breaking through a Pokemon like Komala or Bouffalant, Silvally-Ghost can get worn down very quickly. Lastly, setting up a Swords Dance can often put a lot of pressure on the opponent's team, especially if it a bulkier build. As such, setting up is often a good option over simply attacking.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost has to sacrifice a lot of health to break through Normal- and Dark-types with Double-Edge, Fighting-types like Combusken that can deal with them are solid teammates. In return, Silvally-Ghost threatens cores like Altaria + Bronzor for them. Since Silvally-Ghost excels at breaking through Pokemon like Bronzor and Gourgeist-XL, Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant appreciate its services. As a breaker, Silvally-Ghost enjoys the support of entry hazard setters like Golem and Crustle in order to wear down the opposing team more easily. On the flipside, since Silvally-Ghost can function as a pivot or wear itself down with Double-Edge, it appreciates Rapid Spin or Defog support from Pokemon like Komala, Swanna, or Altaria. Maybe add a sentence about how Silvally-Ghost appreciates Healing Wish support from being worn down throughout the game from DE recoil and SR chip.

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Shadow Ball / Multi Attack
move 2: Toxic / Ice Beam
move 3: Defog
move 4: Parting Shot
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Bold / Impish
evs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Shadow Ball is usually the preferred STAB move, dealing considerably more damage to Pinsir, Gourgeist-XL, and Golem than Multi Attack. Multi Attack, however, is an option to hit Bronzor, which usually runs specially defensive, Mr. Mime, and Electivire harder than Shadow Ball can, but targeting the aforementioned Pokemon is generally preferred. Toxic allows Silvally-Ghost to hit Normal-types other than Komala, while Ice Beam does considerable damage to Altaria. Parting Shot is the preferred pivoting move on this set as U-turn would do minimal damage, this set is not as afraid of Soundproof and Clear Body users due to its greater bulk compared to offensive variants, and Parting Shot is a very effective way to support Silvally-Ghost's team. Mention that Silvally-Ghost offensively pressures the most common Soundproof user, Mr. Mime anyways.

Set Details
========

60 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Pokemon like Abomasnow and Toucannon to pivot out. These aren't the only Pokemon in this Speed tier. Generalize it more by categorizing them as base 60 Speed Pokemon. The rest of the EVs and the nature are put into its physical bulk to make its matchup against Pokemon like Komala and Pinsir as good as possible. A Bold nature should be used with Shadow Ball, while an Impish nature should be used with Multi Attack. Does it matter if its running Ice Beam? Specify.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on switching into Pokemon it can take hits from, like Pinsir, before pivoting back out with Parting Shot, thus granting its team momentum. Certain Pokemon, like Choice Band Komala, will be reliant on prediction to beat Silvally-Ghost, as they need to hit it with a coverage move, in this case Knock Off. This is especially useful before Silvally-Ghost's type has been revealed, as it is common for such Pokemon to use their STAB moves instead in such a situation. This isn't necessarily true. In the case you used with CB Komala specifically people can also click Knock Off freely to try to remove items. If running Toxic, it should be used liberally. Due to a lack of investment, Silvally-Ghost's STAB move is quite weak; as such, Toxic is often its best way of beating defensively oriented Pokemon like Golem and opposing Silvally formes. A lot of the time Silvally-Ghost should be pivoting around, providing momentum and free switch-ins to its teammates thanks to Parting Shot. Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery, it should avoid being worn down too quickly; utilize its immunities and resistances to let it take as little damage as possible and avoid letting it get badly poisoned as much as possible. This is especially important since Silvally-Ghost is usually the team's Defogger, meaning it will often be forced to take entry hazard damage to remove them.

Team Options
========

Silvally-Ghost pairs will with Fighting-types like Combusken and Monferno, as they threaten the Normal- and Dark-types that switch into Silvally-Ghost with ease. In return, they appreciate Silvally-Ghost bringing them in more freely with Parting Shot. Thanks to Silvally-Ghost's immunity to Fighting, Normal-types like especially Komala appreciate being paired with it. In return, it can offer Wish support to avoid it being worn down too quickly, absorb status thanks to Comatose, and switch into offensive Ghost-types like opposing Silvally-Ghost and Misdreavus. Setup sweepers like Leafeon and Shiftry appreciate being brought in safely by Silvally-Ghost's Parting Shot. Both of them also notably appreciate Silvally-Ghost checking Pinsir, while Leafeon also enjoys it threatening Gourgeist-XL and Tangela with its STAB moves, Toxic, or Ice Beam. Silvally-Ghost pairs well with other pivots like Electivire to form VoltTurn cores and provide a lot of momentum. Mention secondary hazard removers that can be used alongside Ghostvally.

[SET]
name: Specially Offensive
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Ice Beam / Toxic
move 3: Defog
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Ice Beam allows Silvally-Ghost to target Altaria and Shiftry, while Toxic cripples Pokemon that can otherwise switch into Silvally-Ghost for free, such as Bouffalant, Lickilicky, and Silvally-Dark. How much does Lickilicky in reality get punished by Toxic? It runs Heal Bell. U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to pivot around. It is chosen over Parting Shot for the ability to do some damage to its targets and to avoid being blocked by Pokemon like Bouffalant.

Set Details
========

A Timid nature ensures Silvally-Ghost speed ties with or outspeeds opposing Silvally formes, while also speed tying with Electivire and outspeeding Pokemon like Pinsir.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its offensive presence to force switches and pivot around. Due to Shadow Ball's relatively low BP, Silvally-Ghost will not be able to very easily break through defensive Pokemon unless they are weak to Shadow Ball or Ice Beam. As such, it is better to come in on Pokemon that Silvally-Ghost checks, like Pinsir, before using U-turn to gain momentum. If running Toxic, don't be afraid to use it to cripple Pokemon like Bouffalant that would otherwise easily switch into Silvally-Ghost. It wears down the foe quickly and allows Silvally-Ghost's team to break through more easily. On the contrary, avoid letting Silvally-Ghost get worn down or statused, as it is worn down very quickly due to its lack of recovery, especially since it is usually the only Defogger, meaning it will take considerable damage from entry hazards.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost is largely unable to hit Normal-types like Bouffalant and especially Komala hard, Fighting-types like Combusken and other checks to them like physically defensive Golem are crucial. In return, Silvally-Ghost can bring Combusken in for free with U-turn or check Fighting-types for Golem. Similarly, Normal-types like Komala can check opposing Silvally-Ghost so that it doesn't have to risk a Speed tie, while it checks Fighting-types in return. Komala also notably offers Wish support to keep it healthy, while its Choice Band set appreciated being brought in by U-turn. Silvally-Ghost can form VoltTurn cores with Pokemon like Electivire, allowing its team to hold onto a lot of momentum. Pokemon like Choice Band Komala and Mr. Mime appreciate Silvally-Ghost breaking through Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor respectively, while they break through Pokemon like Lickilicky and Bouffalant in return. Again mention HW support from Mime. The likes of Swanna and Rapidash appreciate Silvally-Ghost removing Stealth Rock for them so that they can switch in more freely. Again mention the possibility of being used alongside another offensive Defogger like Swanna.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Silvally-Ghost can run a variety of different defensive spreads, either physically of specially defensive, and due to its high base Speed can often choose to reach a wide range of different speed tiers depending on what the team needs. For example, 136 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Adamant Shiftry, while 176 Speed EVs and a Timid nature are needed to outspeed Jolly Pinsir. However, the listed sets generally reach the best compromise between bulk and Speed, depending on the role you're looking for. Silvally-Ghost has access to a variety of coverage moves, such as Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Surf, and Grass Pledge, but Ice Beam or Toxic are usually preferred. Its coverage on the physical side is unfortunately limited, so Double-Edge is almost always your best option. Mention Return for its lack of recoil. Its defensive sets can make use of Roar to phaze out Pokemon that attempt to set up on it, like Bulk Up Komala, or RestTalk to recover some health, but it generally doesn't have the moveslots to do so.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-types**: Pokemon like Komala and Bouffalant completely wall Silvally-Ghost's defensive and special variants, while forcing the Swords Dance set to wear itself down with Double-Edge's recoil. Bouffalant can also Pursuit trap and Komala can potentially Bulk Up on it. Mention Komala's immunity to Toxic, walling sets without DE or Ice Beam completely.

**Dark-types**: Silvally-Dark takes minimal damage from any move bar +2 Double-Edge while threatening Silvally-Ghost heavily with Multi Attack and Pursuit. Other Dark-types, like Shiftry, can deal a lot of damage with STAB Sucker Punch or set up on STAB + Toxic variants.

**Residual damage**: Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery and role as a Defogger, it can often be easily worn down by things like Toxic, Stealth Rock, and repeated attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Xayah, 167012]]
- Quality checked by: [[5gen, 296755], [BloodAce0107, 435539], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Silvally-Ghost's good typing, great all-around stats, and access to useful moves like Swords Dance, U-turn, Parting Shot, and Defog turn it into a solid wallbreaker and pivot for a variety of teams. Its STAB Multi-Attack (AH) or Shadow Ball is a highly effective tool in ZU, threatening common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and allowing it to revenge kill common offensive Pokemon like Mr. Mime. It also notably makes it one of very few Defoggers that reliably beats beat Bronzor. On the defensive side, an immunity to Normal and a resistance to Bug means mean Silvally-Ghost can function as a check to the likes of Chatot and Pinsir, while its solid natural bulk also allows it to set up on a variety of Pokemon, such as Silvally-Water and Muk. However, Silvally-Ghost's offensive sets struggle with a lacking movepool, which includes not a single Fighting-type move to completent complete its Ghost-type STAB, leaving it with Double-Edge as its best option to hit Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant. Because of this, it often gets worn down very quickly by the recoil. Meanwhile, its defensive set faces very meaningful competition from Gourgeist-XL, which is bulkier, has an arguably better typing, has access to Foul Play, Will-O-Wisp, and Synthesis, and can run Colbur Berry, allowing it to be a much more consistent checks to the Normal- and Fighting-types Silvally-Ghost wants to check. However, Silvally-Ghost carves itself a niche thanks to Defog and its pivoting moves. Lastly, a weakness to Dark means Silvally-Ghost is very vulnerable to common moves like Pursuit from Bouffalant or Silvally-Dark, Sucker Punch from Shiftry, and Knock Off from Komala, leaving it struggling to (do what?) at times.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Multi-Attack (AH)
move 3: Double-Edge
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Double-Edge provides solid neutral coverage with Silvally-Ghost's Multi-Attack, (AH) targeting Pokemon like Komala, Bouffalant, and Vigoroth that are immune to the latter.(space)U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to function as a pivot while also giving it a powerful tool to target Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Shiftry.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature allows Silvally-Ghost to Speed tie with Pokemon like Electivire and opposing offensive Silvally formes (RC) while outspeeding Pokemon like Mr. Mime and Chatot.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its good neutral coverage and access to Swords Dance to break holes in the opposing team in the mid-game. Thanks to its Ghost typing, it can break through common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor (RC) while also being able to set up on the likes of Pinsir and Choice Band Komala. In the Early-game, it can be useful to use Silvally-Ghost as a pivot, utilizing its threatening presence to pick up momentum with U-turn. However, always keep in mind Double-Edge's recoil; when breaking through a Pokemon like Komala or Bouffalant, Silvally-Ghost can get worn down very quickly. Lastly, setting up a Swords Dance can often put a lot of pressure on the opponent's team, especially if it is a bulkier build. As such, Thus, setting up is often a good option over simply attacking.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost has to sacrifice a lot of health to break through Normal- and Dark-types with Double-Edge, Fighting-types like Combusken that can deal with them are solid teammates. In return, Silvally-Ghost threatens cores like Altaria + Bronzor for them. Since Silvally-Ghost excels at breaking through Pokemon like Bronzor and Gourgeist-XL, Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant appreciate its services. As a breaker, Silvally-Ghost enjoys the support of entry hazard setters like Golem and Crustle in order to wear down the opposing team more easily. On the flipside flip side, since Silvally-Ghost can function as a pivot or and tends to wear itself down with Double-Edge, it appreciates Rapid Spin or Defog support from Pokemon like Komala, Swanna, or and Altaria. Lastly, Healing Wish support from Pokemon like Mr. Mime can be quite useful to mitigate Silvally-Ghost's tendency to get worn down by Double-Edge recoil.

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Shadow Ball / Multi-Attack (AH)
move 2: Toxic / Ice Beam
move 3: Defog
move 4: Parting Shot
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Bold / Impish
evs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Shadow Ball is usually the preferred STAB move, dealing considerably more damage to Pinsir, Gourgeist-XL, and Golem than Multi-Attack. (AH) Multi-Attack (AH, RC) however, is an option to hit Bronzor, which usually runs specially defensive spreads, Mr. Mime, and Electivire harder than Shadow Ball can, but targeting the aforementioned Pokemon is generally preferred. Toxic allows Silvally-Ghost to hit Normal-types other than Komala, while Ice Beam does considerable damage to Altaria. Parting Shot is the preferred pivoting move on this set, (AC) as U-turn would do minimal damage, this set is not as afraid of Soundproof and Clear Body users due to its greater bulk compared to offensive variants, and Parting Shot is a very effective way to support Silvally-Ghost's team. In addition, Silvally-Ghost already pressures the most common Soundproof user, Mr. Mime.

Set Details
========

60 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed base 60 Speed Pokemon like Abomasnow and Toucannon to and pivot out of them. The rest of the EVs and the nature are put into its physical bulk to make its matchup against Pokemon like Komala and Pinsir as good as possible. A Bold nature should be used with Shadow Ball, while an Impish nature should be used with Multi-Attack. (AH)

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on switching into Pokemon it can take hits from, like Pinsir, before pivoting back out with Parting Shot, thus granting its team momentum. Certain Pokemon, like Choice Band Bouffalant, will be reliant on prediction to beat Silvally-Ghost, as they need to hit it with a coverage move, in this case Earthquake or Pursuit. This is especially useful before Silvally-Ghost's type has been revealed, as it is common for such Pokemon to use their STAB moves instead in such a situation. If running Toxic, it should be used liberally. Due to a lack of investment, Silvally-Ghost's STAB move is quite weak; as such, thus, Toxic is often its best way of beating defensively oriented Pokemon like Golem and opposing Silvally formes. A lot of the time Silvally-Ghost should be pivoting around, providing momentum and free switch-ins switches to its teammates thanks to Parting Shot. Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery, it should avoid being worn down too quickly; utilize its immunities and resistances to let it take as little damage as possible and avoid letting it get badly poisoned as much as possible. This is especially important since Silvally-Ghost is usually the team's Defogger, meaning it will often be forced to take entry hazard damage to remove them.

Team Options
========

Silvally-Ghost pairs will with Fighting-types like Combusken and Monferno, as they threaten the Normal- and Dark-types that switch into Silvally-Ghost with ease. In return, they appreciate Silvally-Ghost bringing them in more freely with Parting Shot. Thanks to Silvally-Ghost's immunity to Fighting, Normal-types, (AC) like especially Komala, (AC) appreciate being paired with it. In return, it can offer Wish support to avoid it stop Silvally-Ghost from being worn down too quickly, absorb status thanks to Comatose, and switch into offensive Ghost-types like opposing Silvally-Ghost and Misdreavus. Setup sweepers like Leafeon and Shiftry appreciate being brought in safely by Silvally-Ghost's Parting Shot. Both of them also notably appreciate Silvally-Ghost checking Pinsir, while Leafeon also enjoys it threatening Gourgeist-XL and Tangela with its STAB moves, Toxic, or Ice Beam. Silvally-Ghost pairs well with other pivots like Electivire to form VoltTurn cores and provide a lot of momentum.

[SET]
name: Specially Offensive
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Ice Beam / Toxic
move 3: Defog
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Ice Beam allows Silvally-Ghost to target Altaria and Shiftry, while Toxic cripples Pokemon that can otherwise switch into Silvally-Ghost for free, such as Bouffalant and Silvally-Dark. U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to pivot around. It is chosen over Parting Shot for the ability to do some damage to its targets and to avoid being blocked by Pokemon like Bouffalant.

Set Details
========

A Timid nature ensures Silvally-Ghost Speed ties with or outspeeds opposing Silvally formes, while also Speed tying ties with Electivire, (AC) and outspeeding outspeeds Pokemon like Pinsir.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its offensive presence to force switches and pivot around. Due to Shadow Ball's relatively low BP, Silvally-Ghost will not be able to very easily break through defensive Pokemon very easily unless they are weak to Shadow Ball or Ice Beam. As such, Thus, it is better to come in on Pokemon that Silvally-Ghost checks, like Pinsir, before using U-turn to gain momentum. If running Toxic, don't be afraid to use it to cripple Pokemon like Bouffalant that would otherwise easily switch into Silvally-Ghost. It wears down the foe quickly and allows Silvally-Ghost's team to break through more easily. On the contrary other hand, avoid letting Silvally-Ghost get worn down or statused, as it is worn down very quickly due to its lack of recovery, especially since it is usually the team's only Defogger, meaning it will take considerable damage from entry hazards.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost is largely unable to hit Normal-types like Bouffalant and especially Komala hard, Fighting-types like Combusken and other checks to them like physically defensive Golem are crucial. In return, Silvally-Ghost can bring Combusken in for free with U-turn or check Fighting-types for Golem. Similarly, Normal-types like Komala can check opposing Silvally-Ghost so that it doesn't have to risk a Speed tie, while it checks Fighting-types in return. Komala also notably offers Wish support to keep it Silvally-Ghost healthy, while its Choice Band set appreciated being brought in by U-turn. Silvally-Ghost can form VoltTurn cores with Pokemon like Electivire, allowing its team to hold onto a lot of momentum. Pokemon like Choice Band Komala and Mr. Mime appreciate Silvally-Ghost breaking through Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor, (AC) respectively, while they break through Pokemon like Lickilicky and Bouffalant in return. In return, Mr. Mime can use Healing Wish to heal Silvally-Ghost back up. Lastly, the likes of Swanna and Rapidash appreciate Silvally-Ghost removing Stealth Rock for them so that they can switch in more freely.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Silvally-Ghost can run a variety of different defensive spreads, either physically of specially defensive, and due to its high base Speed, (AC) it can often choose to reach a wide range of different Speed tiers depending on what the team needs. For example, 136 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Adamant Shiftry, while 176 Speed EVs and a Timid nature are needed to outspeed Jolly Pinsir. However, the listed sets generally reach the best compromise between bulk and Speed, depending on the role you're looking for. Silvally-Ghost has access to a variety of coverage moves, such as Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Surf, and Grass Pledge, but Ice Beam or Toxic are is usually preferred. Its physical coverage on the physical side is unfortunately limited, so Double-Edge is almost always your best option. Return can also be used instead of Double-Edge to avoid the recoil, but the drop in power is noticeable. Its defensive sets can make use of Roar to phaze out Pokemon that attempt to set up on it, like Bulk Up Komala, or RestTalk to recover some health, but it generally doesn't have the moveslots to do so.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-types**: Pokemon like Komala and Bouffalant completely wall Silvally-Ghost's defensive and special variants (RC) while forcing the Swords Dance set to wear itself down with Double-Edge's recoil. Bouffalant can also Pursuit trap and Komala can potentially set up Bulk Up on it, while its Toxic immunity prevents it from being touched by defensive sets that lack Ice Beam completely.

**Dark-types**: Silvally-Dark takes minimal damage from any move bar +2 Double-Edge while threatening Silvally-Ghost heavily with Multi-Attack (AH) and Pursuit. Other Dark-types, like Shiftry, can deal a lot of damage with STAB Sucker Punch or set up on STAB + Toxic variants.

**Residual damage**: Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery and role as a Defogger, it can often be easily worn down by things like Toxic, Stealth Rock, and repeated attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Xayah, 167012]]
- Quality checked by: [[5gen, 296755], [BloodAce0107, 435539], [Aaronboyer, 239454]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Silvally-Ghost's good typing, great all-around stats, and access to useful moves like Swords Dance, U-turn, Parting Shot, and Defog turn it into a solid wallbreaker and pivot for a variety of teams. Its STAB Multi-Attack (AH) or Shadow Ball is a highly effective tool in ZU, threatening common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and allowing it to revenge kill common offensive Pokemon like Mr. Mime. It also notably makes it one of very few Defoggers that reliably beats beat Bronzor. On the defensive side, an immunity to Normal and a resistance to Bug means mean Silvally-Ghost can function as a check to the likes of Chatot and Pinsir, while its solid natural bulk also allows it to set up on a variety of Pokemon, such as Silvally-Water and Muk. However, Silvally-Ghost's offensive sets struggle with a lacking movepool, which includes not a single Fighting-type move to completent complete its Ghost-type STAB, leaving it with Double-Edge as its best option to hit Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant. Because of this, it often gets worn down very quickly by the recoil. Meanwhile, its defensive set faces very meaningful competition from Gourgeist-XL, which is bulkier, has an arguably better typing, has access to Foul Play, Will-O-Wisp, and Synthesis, and can run Colbur Berry, allowing it to be a much more consistent checks to the Normal- and Fighting-types Silvally-Ghost wants to check. However, Silvally-Ghost carves itself a niche thanks to Defog and its pivoting moves. Lastly, a weakness to Dark means Silvally-Ghost is very vulnerable to common moves like Pursuit from Bouffalant or Silvally-Dark, Sucker Punch from Shiftry, and Knock Off from Komala, leaving it struggling to (do what?) at times.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Multi-Attack (AH)
move 3: Double-Edge
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Double-Edge provides solid neutral coverage with Silvally-Ghost's Multi-Attack, (AH) targeting Pokemon like Komala, Bouffalant, and Vigoroth that are immune to the latter.(space)U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to function as a pivot while also giving it a powerful tool to target Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Shiftry.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature allows Silvally-Ghost to Speed tie with Pokemon like Electivire and opposing offensive Silvally formes (RC) while outspeeding Pokemon like Mr. Mime and Chatot.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its good neutral coverage and access to Swords Dance to break holes in the opposing team in the mid-game. Thanks to its Ghost typing, it can break through common defensive Pokemon like Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor (RC) while also being able to set up on the likes of Pinsir and Choice Band Komala. In the Early-game, it can be useful to use Silvally-Ghost as a pivot, utilizing its threatening presence to pick up momentum with U-turn. However, always keep in mind Double-Edge's recoil; when breaking through a Pokemon like Komala or Bouffalant, Silvally-Ghost can get worn down very quickly. Lastly, setting up a Swords Dance can often put a lot of pressure on the opponent's team, especially if it is a bulkier build. As such, Thus, setting up is often a good option over simply attacking.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost has to sacrifice a lot of health to break through Normal- and Dark-types with Double-Edge, Fighting-types like Combusken that can deal with them are solid teammates. In return, Silvally-Ghost threatens cores like Altaria + Bronzor for them. Since Silvally-Ghost excels at breaking through Pokemon like Bronzor and Gourgeist-XL, Normal-types like Komala and Bouffalant appreciate its services. As a breaker, Silvally-Ghost enjoys the support of entry hazard setters like Golem and Crustle in order to wear down the opposing team more easily. On the flipside flip side, since Silvally-Ghost can function as a pivot or and tends to wear itself down with Double-Edge, it appreciates Rapid Spin or Defog support from Pokemon like Komala, Swanna, or and Altaria. Lastly, Healing Wish support from Pokemon like Mr. Mime can be quite useful to mitigate Silvally-Ghost's tendency to get worn down by Double-Edge recoil.

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Shadow Ball / Multi-Attack (AH)
move 2: Toxic / Ice Beam
move 3: Defog
move 4: Parting Shot
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Bold / Impish
evs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Shadow Ball is usually the preferred STAB move, dealing considerably more damage to Pinsir, Gourgeist-XL, and Golem than Multi-Attack. (AH) Multi-Attack (AH, RC) however, is an option to hit Bronzor, which usually runs specially defensive spreads, Mr. Mime, and Electivire harder than Shadow Ball can, but targeting the aforementioned Pokemon is generally preferred. Toxic allows Silvally-Ghost to hit Normal-types other than Komala, while Ice Beam does considerable damage to Altaria. Parting Shot is the preferred pivoting move on this set, (AC) as U-turn would do minimal damage, this set is not as afraid of Soundproof and Clear Body users due to its greater bulk compared to offensive variants, and Parting Shot is a very effective way to support Silvally-Ghost's team. In addition, Silvally-Ghost already pressures the most common Soundproof user, Mr. Mime.

Set Details
========

60 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed base 60 Speed Pokemon like Abomasnow and Toucannon to and pivot out of them. The rest of the EVs and the nature are put into its physical bulk to make its matchup against Pokemon like Komala and Pinsir as good as possible. A Bold nature should be used with Shadow Ball, while an Impish nature should be used with Multi-Attack. (AH)

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on switching into Pokemon it can take hits from, like Pinsir, before pivoting back out with Parting Shot, thus granting its team momentum. Certain Pokemon, like Choice Band Bouffalant, will be reliant on prediction to beat Silvally-Ghost, as they need to hit it with a coverage move, in this case Earthquake or Pursuit. This is especially useful before Silvally-Ghost's type has been revealed, as it is common for such Pokemon to use their STAB moves instead in such a situation. If running Toxic, it should be used liberally. Due to a lack of investment, Silvally-Ghost's STAB move is quite weak; as such, thus, Toxic is often its best way of beating defensively oriented Pokemon like Golem and opposing Silvally formes. A lot of the time Silvally-Ghost should be pivoting around, providing momentum and free switch-ins switches to its teammates thanks to Parting Shot. Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery, it should avoid being worn down too quickly; utilize its immunities and resistances to let it take as little damage as possible and avoid letting it get badly poisoned as much as possible. This is especially important since Silvally-Ghost is usually the team's Defogger, meaning it will often be forced to take entry hazard damage to remove them.

Team Options
========

Silvally-Ghost pairs will with Fighting-types like Combusken and Monferno, as they threaten the Normal- and Dark-types that switch into Silvally-Ghost with ease. In return, they appreciate Silvally-Ghost bringing them in more freely with Parting Shot. Thanks to Silvally-Ghost's immunity to Fighting, Normal-types, (AC) like especially Komala, (AC) appreciate being paired with it. In return, it can offer Wish support to avoid it stop Silvally-Ghost from being worn down too quickly, absorb status thanks to Comatose, and switch into offensive Ghost-types like opposing Silvally-Ghost and Misdreavus. Setup sweepers like Leafeon and Shiftry appreciate being brought in safely by Silvally-Ghost's Parting Shot. Both of them also notably appreciate Silvally-Ghost checking Pinsir, while Leafeon also enjoys it threatening Gourgeist-XL and Tangela with its STAB moves, Toxic, or Ice Beam. Silvally-Ghost pairs well with other pivots like Electivire to form VoltTurn cores and provide a lot of momentum.

[SET]
name: Specially Offensive
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Ice Beam / Toxic
move 3: Defog
move 4: U-turn
item: Ghost Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Ice Beam allows Silvally-Ghost to target Altaria and Shiftry, while Toxic cripples Pokemon that can otherwise switch into Silvally-Ghost for free, such as Bouffalant and Silvally-Dark. U-turn allows Silvally-Ghost to pivot around. It is chosen over Parting Shot for the ability to do some damage to its targets and to avoid being blocked by Pokemon like Bouffalant.

Set Details
========

A Timid nature ensures Silvally-Ghost Speed ties with or outspeeds opposing Silvally formes, while also Speed tying ties with Electivire, (AC) and outspeeding outspeeds Pokemon like Pinsir.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Ghost should focus on using its offensive presence to force switches and pivot around. Due to Shadow Ball's relatively low BP, Silvally-Ghost will not be able to very easily break through defensive Pokemon very easily unless they are weak to Shadow Ball or Ice Beam. As such, Thus, it is better to come in on Pokemon that Silvally-Ghost checks, like Pinsir, before using U-turn to gain momentum. If running Toxic, don't be afraid to use it to cripple Pokemon like Bouffalant that would otherwise easily switch into Silvally-Ghost. It wears down the foe quickly and allows Silvally-Ghost's team to break through more easily. On the contrary other hand, avoid letting Silvally-Ghost get worn down or statused, as it is worn down very quickly due to its lack of recovery, especially since it is usually the team's only Defogger, meaning it will take considerable damage from entry hazards.

Team Options
========

Since Silvally-Ghost is largely unable to hit Normal-types like Bouffalant and especially Komala hard, Fighting-types like Combusken and other checks to them like physically defensive Golem are crucial. In return, Silvally-Ghost can bring Combusken in for free with U-turn or check Fighting-types for Golem. Similarly, Normal-types like Komala can check opposing Silvally-Ghost so that it doesn't have to risk a Speed tie, while it checks Fighting-types in return. Komala also notably offers Wish support to keep it Silvally-Ghost healthy, while its Choice Band set appreciated being brought in by U-turn. Silvally-Ghost can form VoltTurn cores with Pokemon like Electivire, allowing its team to hold onto a lot of momentum. Pokemon like Choice Band Komala and Mr. Mime appreciate Silvally-Ghost breaking through Gourgeist-XL and Bronzor, (AC) respectively, while they break through Pokemon like Lickilicky and Bouffalant in return. In return, Mr. Mime can use Healing Wish to heal Silvally-Ghost back up. Lastly, the likes of Swanna and Rapidash appreciate Silvally-Ghost removing Stealth Rock for them so that they can switch in more freely.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Silvally-Ghost can run a variety of different defensive spreads, either physically of specially defensive, and due to its high base Speed, (AC) it can often choose to reach a wide range of different Speed tiers depending on what the team needs. For example, 136 Speed EVs allow Silvally-Ghost to outspeed Adamant Shiftry, while 176 Speed EVs and a Timid nature are needed to outspeed Jolly Pinsir. However, the listed sets generally reach the best compromise between bulk and Speed, depending on the role you're looking for. Silvally-Ghost has access to a variety of coverage moves, such as Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Surf, and Grass Pledge, but Ice Beam or Toxic are is usually preferred. Its physical coverage on the physical side is unfortunately limited, so Double-Edge is almost always your best option. Return can also be used instead of Double-Edge to avoid the recoil, but the drop in power is noticeable. Its defensive sets can make use of Roar to phaze out Pokemon that attempt to set up on it, like Bulk Up Komala, or RestTalk to recover some health, but it generally doesn't have the moveslots to do so.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Normal-types**: Pokemon like Komala and Bouffalant completely wall Silvally-Ghost's defensive and special variants (RC) while forcing the Swords Dance set to wear itself down with Double-Edge's recoil. Bouffalant can also Pursuit trap and Komala can potentially set up Bulk Up on it, while its Toxic immunity prevents it from being touched by defensive sets that lack Ice Beam completely.

**Dark-types**: Silvally-Dark takes minimal damage from any move bar +2 Double-Edge while threatening Silvally-Ghost heavily with Multi-Attack (AH) and Pursuit. Other Dark-types, like Shiftry, can deal a lot of damage with STAB Sucker Punch or set up on STAB + Toxic variants.

**Residual damage**: Due to Silvally-Ghost's complete lack of recovery and role as a Defogger, it can often be easily worn down by things like Toxic, Stealth Rock, and repeated attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Xayah, 167012]]
- Quality checked by: [[5gen, 296755], [BloodAce0107, 435539], [Aaronboyer, 239454]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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