VGC 2019 Mega Gengar [QC 2/2] GP (1/1)

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In a metagame like VGC 2019 where positioning is an essential aspect of the game, Mega Gengar is extremely powerful as its ability, Shadow Tag, gives its trainer superior control of the field by denying the opponent the ability to switch. Along with Shadow Tag, Mega Gengar boasts a huge base 170 Special Attack, which allows it to deal a huge chunk of damage on even neutral hits. Because of this, Mega Gengar can switch into Fairy-types and secure the KO regardless of how much health they have, since they are trapped by Shadow Tag. Despite its strengths, Mega Gengar is very weak defensively, which can easily lead to situations where it is threatened with an OHKO when the opponent has the Speed advantage. This can be played around with good use of Protect, Substitute, and Fake Out support from Pokemon like Incineroar. Mega Gengar also doesn't match up well against Primal Groudon as well as Tapu Lele, which often carries a Choice Scarf and can outspeed and OHKO it. Mega Gengar also doesn't like facing Dark-types like Incineroar, Yveltal, and Umbreon because of their access to Snarl, which hits through Substitute, as well as Ghost-types like Lunala, Mimikyu, and opposing Mega Gengar, which are all unaffected by Shadow Tag and can threaten Mega Gengar back.

[SET]
name: Shadow Tag Utilizer
move 1: Sludge Bomb
move 2: Shadow Ball/Perish Song
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Protect
item: Gengarite
ability: Shadow Tag
nature: Timid
evs: 140 HP / 44 Def / 4 SpA / 68 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Sludge Bomb lets Mega Gengar threaten Xerneas and prevent it from setting up a Geomancy. Even though Sludge Bomb won't KO a full HP Xerneas, having Sludge Bomb's poison chance proc will secure the KO on even bulky variants. Teams that struggle with Lunala and Necrozma can use Shadow Ball as their second move, although Lunala's Shadow Shield will need to be broken to KO it. Perish Song can be used otherwise, even on teams that aren't dedicated to using Perish Song, since it provides an extra win condition at very little cost. Substitute is a very strong move on Gengar, since it forces the opponent to double target Gengar if they want to KO it, which helps cover up its lack of bulk. This becomes especially powerful when the opponent has a Pokemon that provides very little offensive pressure, like Tapu Fini or Amoonguss, trapped, since you can be certain that Gengar won't be KOed that turn. Having a Substitute set up can let Gengar take a hit while still putting on offensive pressure with Sludge Bomb. Additionally, Substitute can also stall for turns with Perish Song. Protect is an essential move on any Shadow Tag user, as it lets the Shadow Tag user stay on the field longer and let its partner either set up in a favorable position or deal with the opposing Pokemon that can't switch out. With 140 HP and 68 Special Defense EVs, Mega Gengar can live an Origin Pulse from a Modest maximum Special Attack Kyogre outside of rain, which can be helpful in the RayOgre matchup.

When using Gengar, it's ideal to Mega Evolve as soon as it's on the field to gain access to Shadow Tag right away. Even if you lead Gengar into something unfavorable, Mega Evolving and using Protect first is worth considering rather than just switching it out right away, as this gives you the option to switch Mega Gengar into a favorable position and have Shadow Tag active right away instead of having one turn where Gengar needs to Mega Evolve, allowing the opponent to reposition. Incineroar is an absolute must-run with Mega Gengar as, the combination of Fake Out, Intimidate, and slow U-turn enhance Mega Gengar's trapping game tremendously. An Incineroar and Gengar lead can set up for a potentially free Substitute or let you reposition to something more favorable. Incineroar can also help Mega Gengar keep its trapping active, since you can switch Mega Gengar out and U-turn back into it while Incineroar soaks up any incoming attacks. Mega Gengar also pairs extremely well with both Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, as Shadow Tag enables better control of the weather. Another Pokemon that pairs well with Mega Gengar is Landorus-T, as Landorus-T can threaten opposing Primal Groudon and Incineroar with a Ground-type Z-Move with very little risk, since Shadow Tag prevents them from switching into a Pokemon with a Ground immunity.

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[OVERVIEW]

Generalize what the Pokemon does in the metagame and as a whole and why you should or shouldn't consider using it on your teams.

In a metagame like VGC 2019 where positioning is an essential aspect of the game, Mega Gengar is extremely powerful as it's ability, Shadow Tag, gives the Gengar player superior control of the field by denying their opponent the ability to switch. With Shadow Tag, Gengar can help secure KOs for its partner that usually would not be possible if the opponent was allowed to switch. without any specific mentions this feels very similar to the first sentence Along with Shadow Tag, Gengar boasts a huge base Special Attack stat of 170 which allows it to deal a huge chunk of damage on even neutral hits. Because of this, Gengar can switch into Fairy types and secure the KO regardless of how much health they have since they are trapped by Shadow Tag. Despite its strengths, Gengar is very weak defensively, which can easily lead to situations where it is threatened with an OHKO when the opponent has speed control. name some Pokemon that would be common threats to it (primal groudon, scarf tapu lele) etc This can be played around with good use of Protect, Substitute, and Fake Out support. list the mons that can provide these

I would also mention as a downside that it hates facing dark-types (incin, yvel, umbreon) and opposing ghosts (lunala, mimi, other mgar) can break out of its stag lock/threaten it back


[SET]
name: Shadow Tag Abuser
move 1: Sludge Bomb
move 2: Shadow Ball/Perish Song
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Protect
item: Gengarite
ability: Shadow Tag
nature: Timid
evs: 140 HP / 44 Def / 4 SpA / 68 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Paragraph 1: Move explanations, EVs if relevant

Sludge Bomb lets Gengar threaten Xerneas and prevent it from setting up a Geomancy. Even though Sludge Bomb won't KO a full HP Xerneas, getting a poison will secure the KO on even bulky variants. Gengar can also secure a 2 hit KO onto Tapu Fini and threaten a KO onto Tapu Koko with Sludge Bomb, although it does speed tie with Gengar and can Volt Switch out. first two lines are good enoughProtect is an essential move on any Shadow Tag user, as it lets the them user stay on the field longer and let its partner either set up in a favorable position or deal with the opposing Pokemon that can't switch out. this is fine, though move mentions need to go in the order that they appear on the set, so this should be last. Substitute serves a similar purpose to Protect. Because Gengar is among the fastest Pokemon in the metagame, Substitute will often be the first move used in the turn and will force the opponent to double target Gengar if they want to KO it. this sub stuff is the only thing I'm iffy on. I'd rather this say that substitute helps gengar put on offensive pressure and stall turns for perish song. With a 140 HP / 68 SpD spread, Gengar can live an Origin Pulse from a Modest max Special Attack Kyogre outside of rain, which can be helpful in the RayOgre matchup. Teams that struggle with Lunala and Necrozma can use Shadow Ball as their last move, although Lunala's Shadow Shield will need to be broken to KO it. Perish Song can be used otherwise, even on teams that aren't dedicated to using Perish Song since it adds an extra win condition at very little cost.

accurate info, flow should be sbomb -> sball -> perish -> sub -> tect -> evs. also, taunt and icy wind probably aren't terrible things to mention as other options here, even if they aren't included on the main set

Paragraph 2: Usage tips, good Pokemon combinations

When using Gengar, it's ideal to mega evolve as soon as it's out on the field so you have access to Shadow Tag right away. Even if you lead Gengar into something unfavorable, mega evolving and protecting first is something worth considering rather than just switching it out right away as this gives you the option to switch Gengar into a favorable position and have Shadow Tag be active right away rather than having one turn where you need to mega evolve and the opponent is allowed to reposition. Incineroar is an absolute must run with Gengar as the combination of Fake Out, Intimidate, and slow U-Turn enhance Gengar's trapping game tremendously. Leading Incineroar and Gengar can set up for a potentially free Substitute or reposition to something more favorable. Incineroar can also help Gengar keep its trap active since you can switch Gengar out and U-Turn back into it while Incineroar soaks up any incoming attacks. Gengar also pairs extremely well with both primals Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, as Shadow Tag enables better control of the weather. Shadow Tag lets the Gengar user trap opposing primals in with unfavorable weather or keep the opposing primal off the field while your own primal wreaks havoc.

I'd add Landorus-T here because it's the best way for Gengar + Groudon teams to threaten opposing Groudon. The Z-move is generally risk free thanks to STAG. This paragraph is definitely accurate but it might be a bit long, I'll take a closer look on my next check

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General note, all instances of "Gengar" should be referred to as Mega Gengar unless you're strictly referring to the base form. Let me know when implemented!
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Generalize what the Pokemon does in the metagame and as a whole and why you should or shouldn't consider using it on your teams.

In a metagame like VGC 2019 where positioning is an essential aspect of the game, Mega Gengar is extremely powerful as it's ability, Shadow Tag, gives the Mega Gengar player superior control of the field by denying their opponent the ability to switch. Along with Shadow Tag, Mega Gengar boasts a huge base Special Attack stat of 170 which allows it to deal a huge chunk of damage on even neutral hits. Because of this, Mega Gengar can switch into Fairy types and secure the KO regardless of how much health they have since they are trapped by Shadow Tag. Despite its strengths, Mega Gengar is very weak defensively, which can easily lead to situations where it is threatened with an OHKO when the opponent has the speed control advantage. This can be played around with good use of Protect, Substitute, and Fake Out support from Pokemon like Incineroar. It doesn't match up well into Primal Groudon or Tapu Lele, who often carries a Choice Scarf and can outspeed and OHKO it. Additionally, it also doesn't like facing dark types like Incineroar, Yveltal, and Umbreon which all have access to snarl which hits through Substitute and ghost types like Lunala, Mimikyu, and opposing Mega Gengar, which are all unaffected by Shadow Tag and can threaten Mega Gengar back.

[SET]
name: Shadow Tag Abuser
move 1: Sludge Bomb
move 2: Shadow Ball/Perish Song
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Protect
item: Gengarite
ability: Shadow Tag
nature: Timid
evs: 140 HP / 44 Def / 4 SpA / 68 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Sludge Bomb lets Mega Gengar threaten Xerneas and prevent it from setting up a Geomancy. Even though Sludge Bomb won't KO a full HP Xerneas, getting a poison will secure the KO on even bulky variants. Teams that struggle with Lunala and Necrozma can use Shadow Ball as their second move, although Lunala's Shadow Shield will need to be broken to KO it. Perish Song can be used otherwise, even on teams that aren't dedicated to using Perish Song since it provides an extra win condition at very little cost. Substitute is a very strong move on Gengar, since it forces the opponent to double target Gengar if they want to KO it which helps cover up its lack of bulk. This becomes especially powerful when the opponent has a Pokemon that provides very little offensive pressure like Tapu Fini or Amoonguss trapped since you can be certain that Gengar won't be KOed that turn. Having a Substitute set up can let Gengar take a hit while still putting on offensive pressure with Sludge Bomb. Additionally, Substitute can also stall for turns with Perish Song. Protect is an essential move on any Shadow Tag user, as it lets the Shadow Tag user stay on the field longer and let its partner either set up in a favorable position or deal with the opposing Pokemon that can't switch out. With a 140 HP / 68 SpD spread, Mega Gengar can live an Origin Pulse from a Modest max Special Attack Kyogre outside of rain, which can be helpful in the RayOgre matchup.

When using Mega Gengar, it's ideal to mega evolve as soon as it's out on the field so you have access to Shadow Tag right away. Even if you lead Gengar into something unfavorable, mega evolving and protecting first is something worth considering rather than just switching it out right away as this gives you the option to switch Mega Gengar into a favorable position and have Shadow Tag active right away rather than having one turn where you need to mega evolve, allowing the opponent to reposition. Incineroar is an absolute must run with Mega Gengar as the combination of Fake Out, Intimidate, and slow U-Turn enhance Mega Gengar's trapping game tremendously. A Incineroar and Gengar lead can set up for a potentially free Substitute or let you reposition to something more favorable. Incineroar can also help Mega Gengar keep its trap active since you can switch Mega Gengar out and U-Turn back into it while Incineroar soaks up any incoming attacks. Mega Gengar also pairs extremely well with both Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, as Shadow Tag enables better control of the weather. Shadow Tag lets the Mega Gengar user trap opposing primals in with unfavorable weather or keep the opposing primal off the field while your own primal wreaks havoc. Another Pokemon that pairs well with Mega Gengar is Landorus-T, as Landorus-T can threaten opposing Primal Groudon and Incineroar with a ground type Z-Move with very little risk since Shadow Tag prevents them from switching into a ground immunity.

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Good to go to GP after implemented
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[OVERVIEW]

In a metagame like VGC 2019 where positioning is an essential aspect of the game, Mega Gengar is extremely powerful, (AC) as it's ability, Shadow Tag, gives the Mega Gengar playits trainer superior control of the field by denying their opponent the ability to switch. Along with Shadow Tag, Mega Gengar boasts a huge base Special Attack stat of 170170 Special Attack, (AC) which allows it to deal a huge chunk of damage on even neutral hits. Because of this, Mega Gengar can switch into Fairy-types and secure the KO regardless of how much health they have, (AC) since they are trapped by Shadow Tag. Despite its strengths, Mega Gengar is very weak defensively, which can easily lead to situations where it is threatened with an OHKO when the opponent has the sSpeed advantage. This can be played around with good use of Protect, Substitute, and Fake Out support from Pokemon like Incineroar. ItMega Gengar also doesn't match up well againsto Primal Groudon or Tapu Lele, whoas well as Tapu Lele, which often carries a Choice Scarf and can outspeed and OHKO it. Additionally, it also doesn't like facing dark Mega Gengar also doesn't like facing Dark-types like Incineroar, Yveltal, and Umbreon which all have access to snarlbecause of their access to Snarl, (AC) which hits through Substitute and ghost , (AC) as well as Ghost-types like Lunala, Mimikyu, and opposing Mega Gengar, which are all unaffected by Shadow Tag and can threaten Mega Gengar back.

[SET]
name: Shadow Tag AbuserUtilizer (abuser has very bad negative connotation)
move 1: Sludge Bomb
move 2: Shadow Ball / Perish Song (spaces between slash)
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Protect
item: Gengarite
ability: Shadow Tag
nature: Timid
evs: 140 HP / 44 Def / 4 SpA / 68 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Sludge Bomb lets Mega Gengar threaten Xerneas and prevent it from setting up a Geomancy. Even though Sludge Bomb won't KO a full HP Xerneas, getting a poisonhaving Sludge Bomb's poison chance proc will secure the KO on even bulky variants. Teams that struggle with Lunala and Necrozma can use Shadow Ball as their second move, although Lunala's Shadow Shield will need to be broken to KO it. Perish Song can be used otherwise, even on teams that aren't dedicated to using Perish Song, (AC) since it provides an extra win condition at very little cost. Substitute is a very strong move on Gengar, since it forces the opponent to double target Gengar if they want to KO it, (AC) which helps cover up its lack of bulk. This becomes especially powerful when the opponent has a Pokemon that provides very little offensive pressure, (AC) like Tapu Fini or Amoonguss, (AC) (subjective but helps clarify the mons being described) trapped, (AC) since you can be certain that Gengar won't be KOed that turn. Having a Substitute set up can let Gengar take a hit while still putting on offensive pressure with Sludge Bomb. Additionally, Substitute can also stall for turns with Perish Song. Protect is an essential move on any Shadow Tag user, as it lets the Shadow Tag user stay on the field longer and let its partner either set up in a favorable position or deal with the opposing Pokemon that can't switch out. With a 140 HP / 68 SpD spread140 HP and 68 Special Defense EVs, Mega Gengar can live an Origin Pulse from a Modest maximum Special Attack Kyogre outside of rain, which can be helpful in the RayOgre matchup.

When using Mega Gengar, it's ideal to mega evolve as soon as it's out on the field so you haveMega Evolve as soon as it's on the field to gain access to Shadow Tag right away. Even if you lead Gengar into something unfavorable, mega evolving and protecting first is somethingMega Evolving and using Protect first is worth considering rather than just switching it out right away, (AC) as this gives you the option to switch Mega Gengar into a favorable position and have Shadow Tag active right away rather than having one turn where you need to mega einstead of having one turn where Gengar needs to Mega Evolve, allowing the opponent to reposition. Incineroar is an absolute must-run with Mega Gengar, (AC) as the combination of Fake Out, Intimidate, and slow U-Tturn enhance Mega Gengar's trapping game tremendously. An Incineroar and Gengar lead can set up for a potentially free Substitute or let you reposition to something more favorable. Incineroar can also help Mega Gengar keep its trapping active, (AC) since you can switch Mega Gengar out and U-Tturn back into it while Incineroar soaks up any incoming attacks. Mega Gengar also pairs extremely well with both Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, as Shadow Tag enables better control of the weather. Another Pokemon that pairs well with Mega Gengar is Landorus-T, as Landorus-T can threaten opposing Primal Groudon and Incineroar with a ground Ground-type Z-Move with very little risk, (AC) since Shadow Tag prevents them from switching into a gPokemon with a Ground immunity.

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