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On my Mega Gengar in Balanced Hackmons:

Gengar @ ???
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Moongeist Beam
- Ice Beam
- Secret Sword
- Protect / Spiky Shield / Baneful Bunker / King's Shield

Also any ideas for its item would be appreciated too!

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Either Spiky Shield or Baneful Bunker. Protect doesn’t have any added effects and King’s Shield doesn’t block status moves. I would personally rank Spiky Shield higher, but Baneful Bunker is also a good option.
For the item, it’s hard to go wrong with Life Orb. I would recommend using a Modest nature instead of Timid because after 1-2 turns, you’re going to be outspeeding everything regardless.

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Nice! However, id rather not use a Life Orb because of the recoil, do you have any suggestions?
I don't think there are any viable speed boosters in BH. A Gengar with quiver dance and adaptability would be better than what you have now. Also, if you're not using choice scarf or choice specs, then I think you should use spooky plate and judgement because that makes you impostor-proof and normalize-proof.
I thought about SpookMent, however a) I can't hit Shedinja otherwise, and b) Spooky Plate used my item. However, that is probably what I'd use, if ghostium Z is an option... does z crystals affect judgement?
If you want to hit Shedinja, then you should use adaptability and moongeist beam.
Ok. (filler)