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Both have their uses but I feel Gourgeist is more bulky with that Defense and Will-O-Wisp to back it up.
Super Size (I'm using the event one) has a nice 75 Sp.Def but Charizard takes out all threats.
So here's my current team;
Trevenant/Gourgeist
Charizard (Mega-Y)
Toxicroak
Weavile
Dragonite
Zoroark
Any changes to make to the following Pokemon at the top are welcome!
Remember that I'm to lazy to get one with Frisk.

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K, I'm telling you again lol
A rapid spinner is better than both
in showdown yes
ingame no
Who uses all that heavy gear ingame o.O?

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ok fine i'll answer

Trevenant

Pros:
Harvest and frisk can be powerful ability's
Harvest works well with Charizard-Y because of drought
Ingrain, Leech seed plus whatever berry bonus you choose is a good stall strategy
W-o-W is a move that can and will cripple powerful enemy's
Confuse ray (no explanation needed)

Cons:
Taunt will destroy him
Substitute will destroy him
Watch out for houndoom

Gourgeist (Super size)

Pros:
Good Defense which your team needs
W-o-W to cripple opponents
Trick or treat to gain an offensive bonus
Leech Seed
Destiny Bond and Explosion
Scary face to deal with it's low speed

Cons:
Taunt
Substitute
Bad special defense
Terrible Speed

Overall choose trevenaut he's better at stalling which your team needs and 2 dark types? maybe add a normal type

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Trevenant is better in my opinion.

Here are the causes:

  • It benefits more from the sun than Gourgeist.
  • While Gourgeist is bulkier, it has no means of recovery other than Pain Split. Trevenant's recovery through Rest and Sitrus makes it more effective, and even better with Drought.
  • Event Gourgeist has a fairly useless Insomnia ability. The best sleep inducing moves, like Spore and Sleep Powder, do not affect it anyways, and Dark Void is not a popular option.

So if you want to run a Gourgeist, don't run the event one; rather go for one with Frisk.

Hope I helped!

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