Girafarig

Girafarig, The Long Neck Pokémon. It's rear head also has a brain, but it is small. The rear head attacks in response to smells and sounds. Approaching it from behind can cause the rear head to suddenly lash out and bite. It's rear head contains a tiny brain that is too small for thinking. However, the rear head doesn't need to sleep, so it can keep watch over its surroundings 24 hours a day. It is an herbivore--it eats grass and tree shoots. While it is eating, its tail makes chewing and swallowing motions as if it were also eating.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Girafarig would have to be this:

Attacks:

Psychic
Calm Mind
Baton Pass
Substitute / Wish / Reflect / Thunderbolt

Items Attached:

Leftovers OR
Salac Berry

Preferred Nature:

Timid

Strategy Using Girafarig

Girafarig is one of those Pokémon that's nothing to get excited about but is versatile enough hot be of use in some situations. It's best suited for Underused Calm Mind Baton Passing since it's completely outclassed by Espeon at that purpose. It's typing is interesting enough, getting rid of its Ghost weakness and leaving it only open to Bug and Dark weaknesses, although its defences are lacking and generally most attacks will leave a huge dent in it. Your best bet for making use of Girafarig would be to switch it into a Psychic attack and Calm Mind on either a switch or by being faster than your opponent to get it off before an incoming special attack. Wish allows it to stick around a bit longer and support the rest of the team, Substitute follows a similar strategy to Raikou by building enough special defence to have an unbreakable Substitute until your opponent has the sense to switch to a physical sweeper, who'll then be OHKOed by Psychic. Substitute could also be used to activate a Salac Berry ,setting up for special sweep to the Baton Pass receiver. Reflect can help make up for a lack of physical defence and aid the rest of the team while Thunderbolt is for those who do choose to use Girafarig in OU, giving it a move for both Suicune and Skarmory, very common P-Hazers.

EV Corner:

EVs: 156 HP / 252 Spd / 102 SDef Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Other Optional Sets

Girafarig @ Leftovers
Trait: Early Bird
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Spd / 178 SAtk
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Calm Mind
- Crunch / Thunderbolt / Wish / Thunder Wave / Magic Coat
- Crunch / Thunderbolt / Wish / Thunder Wave / Magic Coat

Special sweeper. Girafarig doesn't really have the defensive stats or enough base Special attack to make for a solid special sweeper but it has a wide enough move pool to make it work. Thunder Wave and Wish are supportive of both the team and itself while all-out-offence allows for better type coverage. Magic Coat is very situational but can be quite a bit of fun with properly timed reflects (bouncing Thunder Waves back is entertaining).

Strategy Against Girafarig

Pokémon with good enough special defence to take a hit from Girafarig and then attack back would be considered a capable counter, same with anything faster with enough offensive power. The main concern for handling Girafarig is its ability to Baton Pass Calm Minds to other more capable team-mates, since a single Calm Mind on a Pokémon like Manetric or maybe a more defensive Pokémon can be devastating to an opponent.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Girafarig would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:

Attacks:

Calm mind
Psychic
Earthquake
Shadow ball

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Girafarig

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Calm mind, 2nd - Psychic/Shadow ball, 3rd - Calm mind, 4th - Psychic, 5th - Earthquake/Shadow ball

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Safari Zone

Colosseum/XD

Trade from RSE

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from RSE

Animé Appearences

Girafarig has had a few Animé Appearences. First one helped stop a Ghost invasion of a Psychic Village. After that Drew battled one in a Contest

Movie 3: Spell Of The Unown
Episode 158: Psychic Sidekicks!
Episode 354: Cruisin' For A Losin

 
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