Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Gothitelle and Reuniclus

Continuing our journey through the Unova Pokedex with two version-exclusive Psychics

This week we're highlighting two pure Psychic-type version exclusives, Gothitelle and Reuniclus. Gothitelle is exclusive to Pokemon Black, and she feels like a Jynx 2.0. Reuniclus, exclusive to White, is a blobby group of cells withgreat Special Attack. Find a friend to trade one for the other depending on the version you have, and let's take a closer look.


Gochimu
#080 Unova / #574 National
Type:
Psychic
Species classification: Stare Pokemon
Ability: Frisk %26ndash; Reveals the opponent's hold item
Dream World ability: Shadow Tag %26ndash; 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: Gochimu %26gt; Gochimiru at level 32 %26gt; Gothitelle at level 41


Gochimiru
#081 Unova / #575 National
Type:
Psychic
Species classification: Manipulation Pokemon
Ability: Frisk %26ndash; Reveals the opponent's hold item
Dream World ability: Shadow Tag %26ndash; Prevents opponent from fleeing or switching out
Location found (Black): Route 9
Location found (White): Trade from Black
Wild hold items: None
Egg group: Humanshape
Capture rate: 100
Gender ratio: 75% female, 25% male
Effort values: 2 Special Defense
Evolution family: Gochimu %26gt; Gochimiru at level 32 %26gt; Gothitelle at level 41

Gothitelle
#082 Unova / #576 National
Type:
Psychic
Species classification: Astral Body Pokemon
Ability: Frisk %26ndash; Reveals the opponent's hold item
Dream World ability: Shadow Tag %26ndash; Prevents opponent from fleeing or switching out
Location found (Black): Route 9
Location found (White): Trade from Black
Wild hold items: None
Egg group: Humanshape
Capture rate: 50
Gender ratio: 75% female, 25% male
Experience at lvl 100: 1,059,860
Base stats: 70 HP / 55 Atk / 95 Def / 95 SAtk / 110 SDef / 65 Spd / 490 Total
Effort values: 2 Special Defense
Evolution family: Gochimu %26gt; Gochimiru at level 32 %26gt; 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 Japanesegangurofashion trend, Gothitelle and her evolutionary family are based on the lovelygothic Lolitatrend.

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.

Next page: White-exclusive Reuniclus

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