Gourgeist is the evolved form of Pumpkaboo and you can catch him in Pokémon Go for use in PvP or put him against powerful PvE raids. When it comes to getting the most out of a Pokémon, it's not just about stats, it's also about the best attacks it can learn. Unfortunately, each Pokémon in Pokémon Go can only learn a handful of moves, so you have limited choices. In this guide, we will detail the best moveset to teach Gourgeist.
Since Gourgeist comes in four different sizes, this Pokémon has several unique stats. Of the four choices, the best option is to go with the super size version of Gourgeist and we'll be using those stats in this guide.
Gourgeist is a Ghost and Grass-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, and Ice-type moves, but is resistant to Electric, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Normal, and Water-type moves. Gourgeist is resistant to several Pokémon that frequently appear at the top of the ranks for the Grand and Ultra Leagues, but his moveset isn't as good as it could be.
These are all the moves Gourgeist can learn.
- Curse (Ghost type) - 6 damage and 4 energy per turn (2 damage per turn) - 3 turns
- Razor Leaf (Grass type) - 10 damage and 2 energy per turn (5 damage per turn) - 2 turns
- Fire Blast (Fire type) - 140 damage and 80 energy
- Incorrect play (dark type) - 70 damage and 45 energy
- Seed Bomb (grass type) - 55 damage and 40 energy
- Shadow Ball (Ghost type) - 100 damage and 55 energy
When selecting Gourgeist's quick move, you have to choose between hex and razor leaf. Both are solid choices. Of the two, the Hex gives Gourgeist more energy per turn, while the Razor Leaf deals more damage. When it comes to this, the hexagon is the best option due to the amount of energy you will receive compared to the razor leaf.
For loaded moves, you have several choices available to teach your Gourgeist. of the four options, you always want to go with the shadow ball. It's a powerful Ghost-type move that can deal 100 damage for just 55 energy, making it a steal for an attack. If you unlock the second charged attack, we highly recommend the Seed Bomb. It's a low-energy attack that does a decent amount of damage, giving players the ability to lure a shield from an opponent, opening them up for a Shadow Ball attack.
The best move set to teach Gourgeist is the quick move hex and shadow ball and seed bomb charged moves.