Competitive Information for Haunter [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Haunter? 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.
Haunter is a phenomenal Ghost and Poison-typed Pokemon. Haunter is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Haunter is weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Giga Drain / Mega Drain
Special Sweeper Haunter (Retro)
Haunter is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Haunter from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ 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 (Haunter recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
♦ Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Haunter recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Haunter has no item, it steals the target's).
Wondering what moves can Haunter 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 Haunter 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 Haunter
- Moves: Psych Up + Haze
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Perish Song + Protect
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Haunter that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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