Competitive Information for Gourgeist [Sword/Shield]

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

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:
Pumpkaboo
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

Optimize Gourgeist's EVs for Sword/Shield

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gourgeist? 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.


Gourgeist is a remarkable 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
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poltergeist / Phantom Force
- Seed Bomb / Grassy Glide
- Foul Play / Brutal Swing
- Flame Charge / Facade

Physical Sweeper Gourgeist (Insomnia)

Gourgeist is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Gourgeist's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. 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. Flame Charge was added to provide additional threat coverage.Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Poltergeist is a physical STAB-boosted 110-base power Ghost-type move (fails if the target has no held item).
Phantom Force is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Ghost-type move (disappears turn 1. hits turn 2. breaks protection).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Grassy Glide is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Grass-type move (Gourgeist on grassy terrain: +1 priority).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Flame Charge is a physical 50-base power Fire-type move (100% chance to raise your Gourgeist's speed by 1 stage).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Gourgeist is burn/poison/paralyzed).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Gourgeist? 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.


Species: Gourgeist
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Poltergeist / Phantom Force
- Rock Slide
- Foul Play / Brutal Swing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gourgeist (Insomnia)

Gourgeist is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Gourgeist's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. 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.

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 substantial amount of damage.
Poltergeist is a physical STAB-boosted 110-base power Ghost-type move (fails if the target has no held item).
Phantom Force is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Ghost-type move (disappears turn 1. hits turn 2. breaks protection).
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).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gourgeist 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
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
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.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Grassy Glide
70
100%
20
User on Grassy Terrain: +1 priority.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Phantom Force
90
100%
10
Disappears turn 1. Hits turn 2. Breaks protection.
Poltergeist
110
90%
5
Fails if the target has no held item.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Skitter Smack
70
90%
10
100% chance to lower target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
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.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
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.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
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.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
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.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
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 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

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