Gothitelle

Gothitelle, The Astral Body Pokémon. Starry skies thousands of light-years away are visible in the space distorted by their intense psychic power. They can predict the future from the placement and movement of the stars. They can see Trainers' life spans.

Overview

Gothitelle is a Pokémon that has a few uses. Unlike most of the Psychic-types, Gothitelle has got some decent defences physically, allowing it to be able to withstand more of the physical Dark-type hits. However, other than that, Gothitelle is mediocre. Its physical attack is really low, which is fine due to a lack of physical moves but its special stat is an average base 95. As such, it's outclassed easily by a lot of other Psychic-types, but it has its own niches that it can use

Abilities

Frisk: This ability is Gothitelle's only ability currently available. With it, you can scope out the hold items of the opponents as you send Gothitelle into battle. This allows you to scope out their strategies and attempt to make it so that they can't run that strategy.
Shadow Tag: This ability of Gothitelle is not yet available, but it is arguably Gothitelle's best ability. This ability prevents the opponent from exiting battle. Very handy to mess with the strategies of the opponents

Movesets

Wall Breaker

- Psyshock
- Hidden Power Ice/Fire
- Thunderbolt
- Grass Knot
Item Attached: Choice Specs
Ability: Frisk / Shadow Tag
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

This is THE set to use. When released it will dwarf anything else Gothitelle can do. Psyshock outruns and destroys Conledurr, Breloom, Tentacruel, Terrakion, Venusaur and Blissey. HP Ice breaks down Gliscor and Donphan, allowing something like your own Terrakion or Tyranitar to sweep interrupted.. but HP Fire can be used to wipe out Ferrothorn, Scizor, Forretress etc. Thunderbolt blows away Skarmory, Cloyster, Gyarados, Jellicent, Politoed, Starmie and Vaporeon before they can beat you. Grass Knot is almost exclusively for Gastrodon but that's such a good thing to KO that many teams crumble afterwards. It also hits Tyranitar for about 65% and you are faster.

Dual Screens

- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Taunt
- Thunder Wave / Toxic
Item Attached: Light Clay
Ability: Frisk / Shadow Tag
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

This is the standard Dual Screens set. With it, you can set up your team's defenses so that they can take hits. Reflect for physical and Light Screen for special, with Light Clay extending the duration. Taunt can be used to prevent the opponent from running any support moves and Thunder Wave and Toxic can cripple the opponent

Calm Mind

- Calm Mind
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball / Dark Pulse
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Frisk / Shadow Tag
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

Gothitelle can be used as a special attacker. With Calm Mind, it can boost up its stats, allowing it to do even more damage. Psychic is your classic STAB move, with the potential of lowering the opponent's Special Defense. Shadow Ball and Dark Pulse provide some decent alternatives typewise, hitting Psychic and Ghost-types that can be used to attempt to wall Gothitelle. Hidden Power can be simply used in order to take out Steel and Dark-types

Trick Room

- Calm Mind
- Trick Room
- Psychic/ Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Ice
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
Item Attached: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Frisk / Shadow Tag
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)

Gothitelle doesn't have the best speed so Trick Room can be a good idea. As such, you need to destroy as much of Gothitelle's speed as possible. Trick Room can be set up by Gothitelle itself or by another Pokémon in its team while the other moves work in a manner similar to the other set

EVs & Natures

Gothitelle
The best idea here is to focus upon Gothitelle's defenses. As Gothitelle is going to get a lot of hits, you need to make sure that it can withstand them

Other Options

Embargo, Heal Block, Magic Room, Psyshock
Heal Block prevents the opponent from recovering their health
Embargo & Magic Room can be used in conjunction with Frisk showing the opponents items. This prevents items from being used.
Psyshock uses Gothitelle's special stats to do physical damage. A decent alternative to Psychic
Rest can heal Gothitelle while making it fall asleep, with the Chesto Berry attached to awaken it instantly

Double & Triple Battle Options

Gothitelle works best as a support Pokémon so it has a lot of options. If you're running a Dual Screen Gothitelle, you can easily help shore up any strong but weak defensed Pokémon

Partners

Gothitelle is a slow Pokémon so partners you'd like are ones that can set up Trick Room easily. In addition to this, you may end up getting walled by Pokémon with high Special Defense which will require a physical behemoth such as Haxorus to step in and take them out

Countering Gothitelle

Gothitelle is a support Pokémon with high defences so what you need to do first is to Taunt it with any of the various Taunt users, Murkrow is a decent example of this as it has Prankster. This will restrict Gothitelle from setting up the rest of the team. Pokémon with moves such as Brick Break can work well against the dual screen capabilities of Gothitelle. Other than disruption, use strong physical orientated Bug & Dark-types such as Absol, Armaldo, Weavile, Skuntank etc. to break its physical defence

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Not in game.

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Not in game.

Colosseum/XD:

Not in game.

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Not in game

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Not in game

Black/White:
Route 9 (Black)
Trade from Black (White)

Animé Appearences

Gothitelle has made a number of appearances. In these, it has mostly been used in the background. However, Damon used one to try and complete his plans and one was protecting Skyarrow Bridge

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
680 The Lost World of Gothitelle! Sky Arrow Bridge & Gothitelle! Pics
M14 Black: Victini & Reshiram Victini & The White Hero: Reshiram Pics
712 Lost at the Stamp Rally! Ash & Cilan VS The Subway Bosses! Pics
714 A Maractus Musical Somewhere, Over The Rainbow! A Maractus Musical! Pics
725 Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! The Black Hero's Ruins! Sigiliyph and Cofagrigus!! Pics
728 Cilan Takes Flight! Mistralton Gym Air-Battle! Challenger Cilan!? Pics
730 Climbing the Tower of Success! Obstacle Breakthrough! Climb The Tower of the Sky!! Pics
741 Clash of the Connoisseurs! Pokémon Connoisseur Showdown! Tasting Battle!! Pics
744 Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1) Fierce Fighting at the Virbank Gym! VS Roxie!! Part 1 Pics
747 Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times! Piplup VS Pansage, the Magnificent Battle!! Pics
S30 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate & The Infinite Labyrinth Pics
751 Jostling for the Junior Cup! The Junior Cup Gets Underway! Dragonite VS Beartic!! Pics
767 Strong Strategy Steals the Show! Sawk Enters! Ash VS Stephan! Pics
778 Team Plasma's Pokemon Manipulation! Team Plasma's Aspiration! The Manipulated Pokémon!! Pics
779 Secrets From Out of the Fog! N's Secret...Beyond the Fog! Pics
780 Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! Team Rocket VS Team Plasma! Meowth and Colress!! Pics
783 What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals! Reshiram VS N! Beyond Ideals and Truth!! Pics
P14 Eevee Friends Pikachu & Eevee Friends Pics

 
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