Gourgeist has arrived on Pokémon Go. It was released alongside Trevenant during the Halloween Mischief event, giving players a surprise for the Halloween season. Gourgeist comes in a handful of bounties, each with a unique set of stats. Given these various stats, it's a little difficult to pinpoint the best way to approach and build this Pokémon. In this guide, we will share what makes Gourgeist good and how to best use it in Pokémon Go.
Since there are four different sizes for Gourgeist, we will base all of this information on the best version, the super size version. There is little difference between the large and super size versions of Gourgeist, but of the two, the super size is a bit better.
Gourgeist is a Grass and Ghost type Pokémon. It is weak against Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, and Ice-type moves, but is resistant to Electric, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Normal, and Water-type moves. The super size version of Gourgeist has a maximum CP of 2.490, an attack of 147, a defense of 170, and a stamina of 167.
When trying to establish the best move set for Gourgeist, you want to go with the fast moving hex and shadow ball and seed bomb charged moves. The shadow ball is an attack that will hit much harder than the seed bomb. However, the Seed Bomb is a good charged move that you can use to lure an enemy's shield at the start of a PvP battle.
Similar to Trevenant, Gourgeist arrives on Pokémon Go at the perfect time for Ghost and Grass-type Pokémon. In addition, it is able to fight against some of the most used Pokémon that appear in the Grand Leagues and Ultra. These two Pokémon are reflected in both typing and their best loaded moves. However, Gourgeist's stats don't line up with Trevenant, with Gourgeist being the lesser choice.
Overall, Gourgeist is a solid option to use against other Ghost-types, along with Psychic, Ground, and Water-types. However, if you have the option to choose Trevenant, we recommend that you choose that.