Originally Posted by Fat TheFourthChaser
Designated leads are not needed in this metagame because of Team Preview and while Mienshao might be cool to have I'm not sure where you could fit it on your team without opening some other weakness.
I agree with everything else in what he said accept this. Designated leads may have gotten nerfed a bit by Team Preview, but that doesn't mean they aren't good. In my eyes, the team preview helped them a bit. If there is a counter to your lead on your team, switch it with something (Example: Opponent has Conkeldurr and you lead with Ambipom, and switch into Latios) to counter it. Fake Out + Taunt can give huge momentum into the battle, and make Baton Pass leads like Ninjask and Gorebyss virtually useless, and it makes sure that entry hazards aren't on the field. EDIT: You could also use Whimsicott, that would be a pretty good idea, try the Dual Status spread:
move 1: Stun Spore
move 2: Toxic
move 3: Taunt
move 4: filller