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Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle

 

Gothita
#080 Unova / #574 National
Type:
Psychic
Species classification: Fixation Pokemon
Ability: Frisk – Reveals the opponent's hold item
Dream World ability: Shadow Tag – Prevents opponent from fleeing or switching out
Location found (Black): Routes 5 and 16
Location found (White): Trade from Black
Wild hold items: None
Egg group: Humanshape
Capture rate: 200
Gender ratio: 75% female, 25% male
Effort values: 1 Special Defense
Evolution family: Gothita > Gothorita at level 32 > Gothitelle at level 41

Gothitelle reminds us a bit of a Jynx 2.0, since her design is primary based on an overtly feminine human form, albeit this time way less creepy. Like Jynx, who's based on the Japanese ganguro fashion trend, Gothitelle and her evolutionary family are based on the lovely gothic Lolita trend.

If you're planning on using Gothitelle in battle, you'll definitely want to go for her Dream World ability, Shadow Tag, which prevents your opponent from fleeing or switching out. It's an incredibly rare ability (the Wobbuffet and Shandera/Chandelure families are the only other Pokemon that can possess this ability). It's such an interesting and useful ability that if you're using a Shadow Tag Gothitelle, it's best to shape her moveset in way that complements Shadow Tag and causes the most grief for your trapped foe.

She doesn't really have any means of recovery, so it's a good thing she's got respectable defense stats too.

 

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1 comment

  • Romination - March 7, 2011 1:34 a.m.

    I liked Gothitelle when she was first shown but my initial enjoyment has fallen strongly by the wayside. I was hoping they'd be more like a dark-Pokemon answer to the Ralts family. But instead it was a psychic-answer to an already psychic family and completely unnecessary. Even the abilities make me not care abut them.

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