Competitive Information for Gastly [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Gastly? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Gastly is a stupendous Ghost and Poison-typed Pokemon. Gastly is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Gastly is weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.
- Giga Drain / Mega Drain
Special Sweeper Gastly (Retro)
Gastly is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Gastly recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
♦ Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Gastly recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Gastly has no item, it steals the target's).
Wondering what moves can Gastly learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Gastly can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Gastly
- Moves: Psych Up + Haze
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Perish Song + Protect
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Optimize Gastly's EVs for Gold/Silver
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