Competitive Information for Gourgeist (small) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Gourgeist-small gourgeist-small
Base Stats for Gourgeist-Small

Ghost / Grass

Abilities:
InsomniaInsomnia: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
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PickupPickup: If this Pokemon has no item, it finds one used by an adjacent Pokemon this turn.
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FriskFrisk: On switch-in, this Pokemon identifies the held items of all opposing Pokemon.


Evolutions / Family:
Gourgeist

Weakness Chart for Ghost/Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
0x
2x
2x
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
0.5x
2x
0x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gourgeist-small? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Gourgeist-small in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DrifblimGrimmsnarlExcadrillStonjournerMiloticClefairyTogekissVenusaurInteleonObstagoon


Gourgeist is a marvelous Ghost and Grass-typed Pokemon. Gourgeist are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Gourgeist is weak to Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Gourgeist-Small
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Razor Leaf
- Foul Play
- Facade
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Gourgeist-Small (Insomnia)

Gourgeist is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Gourgeist's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Gourgeist cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Gourgeist is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Gourgeist-small? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Gourgeist-small in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DrifblimGrimmsnarlExcadrillStonjournerMiloticClefairyTogekissVenusaurInteleonObstagoon


Species: Gourgeist-Small
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Rock Slide
- Foul Play
- Facade

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gourgeist-Small (Insomnia)

Gourgeist is an awesome Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Gourgeist's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Gourgeist cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Gourgeist is burn/poison/paralyzed).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gourgeist-small 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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Trick-or-Treat
--
100%
20
Adds Ghost to the target's type(s).
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gourgeist-small can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Gourgeist-small

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