Gorebyss, The South Sea Pokémon. Its swimming form is exquisitely elegant. With its thin mouth, it feeds on seaweed that grows between rocks.It lives in the southern seas at extreme depths. Its body is built to withstand the enormous pressure of water at incredible depths. Because of this, it's body is unharmed by ordinary attacks. Although it is the very picture of elegance and beauty while swimming, it is also cruel. When it spots prey, it inserts its thin mouth into the prey's body and drains the prey of its body fluids.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Gorebyss would have to be this:


Iron Defense
Baton Pass

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Gorebyss

After many attempts at writing this strategy for Gorebyss, I figured you should know all about Gorebyss. So good luck!
Seriously though, you should be ashamed if you do not know just how much Gorebyss is better than you. Of course it can be used as a baton passer, it can also be used as a special sweeper (Rain dance, Surf, Ice beam, HP Electric/Psychic. This set works well with Swift swim and Rain dance boosts Surf along with the boost from STAB)
It can learn Amnesia, Iron defense (learnt from its time as a clamperl), has good defense, learns Baton pass. Use whatever intelligence (high hopes!) you may possess to figure out what you're supposed to do with this.
Gorebyss should begin its stat boosting against a physical attacker, due to its defense being the highest out of both defensive stats. Even after one Amnesia, grass and electric attacks shouldn't pose much of a threat. If you want, you can replace Leftovers with a pinch berry such as Petaya.
Surf takes advantage of the very high special attack stat (which is the second highest special attack stat for a non-legendary water pokemon). Thanks to Onimusha for his help and contribution to this POTW.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in HP & Special Defense for Gorebyss with any remaining in Defense

Strategy Against Gorebyss

Gorebyss' Defenses are above average but it's Special is lower so a Special Volley or a Grass/Electric Volley should work

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Gorebyss would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:


Confuse Ray
Rain Dance

Items Attached:

Blue Scarf

Strategy Using Gorebyss

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Confuse Ray, 2nd - Rain dance, 3rd - Surf, 4th - Amnesia, 5th - Surf

Locations in Games


Evolve Clamperl


Trade from R/S/E

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S/E

Animé Appearences

Gorebyss has had a few Animé Appearences. In it, Ash & Co. arrived at an island where boys and girls on it were fighting over whats better, Gorebyss or Huntail. The Rest are Cameos

Episode 371: Gorebyss & Huntail! The Evolution Mystery!!

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