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Is Choice Scarf Gengar viable?

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Should I Choice Scarf Gengar? This is because I find him a bit slow and is easily killed by Greninja.

asked Jun 8 by M-Salamence08
edited Jun 10 by ƒιzz

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Gengar very viably run a Choice scarf set.
However, there are several simpler ways to get rid of the opposing Greninja, if that's what you're afraid of:
-->Mega Gengar with full speed investment outspeeds a Greninja at full investment and provided it does not have a Focus Sash or a Scarf of it's own, you'll almost definitely win the odds.

252 SpA Mega Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Greninja: 238-282
(83.2 - 98.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Even at max investment in Special Attack, a Greninja cannot KO a Mega Gengar at max HP.

--> Focus Sash is another great choice for an item, if you don't want to get revenge killed by a Greninja, although this set will lose to a greninja at full health, so Stealth Rocks/Spikes or prior damage can also be helpful.

Other than these, Sticky Web also secures you the first strike, so it should also be considered.

Hope I helped!

answered Jun 8 by Fated Fathom ♠
selected Jun 12 by M-Salamence08
Mega Ganger is banned in OU
Nowhere did he say that this is to be an OU team. And anyways, in battle spot and places like that, Mega Gengar is what works. More than anything else. Plus I've battled this guy, I know he's not afraid of pulling his Mega out :3
Just saying.
thanks guys