Originally Posted by Fat indian
Using smeargle leaves us with two pokemon who have nothing to do after four or five turns, the other being ninjask. Yes ingrain will allow us to use the team w/o mimey but mimey tanks special hits well & passes calm minds and barriers. Yes ur idea of passing to a non-bp mon is good. But then you are very weak to a dark type attaker.
Mimey isn't there to block Roar, so much as to stop Perish Song, because PS is passed by BP as far as I recall. Espeon blocks Roar perfectly well.
And yes, you would be weak to a dark type with alakazam, but you could swap to anything really. That was just my example, as Alakazam has great coverage, LO with no recoil, immune to entry hazards, and can just destroy shit, even without the boosts.