Originally Posted by Fat Hiphiphooray
Great Idea about the IV's. Ill definitely do that. I use barrier quite a lot on Mr. Mime, but I see the use in Encore as well. I use Barrier on Mr. Mime when I am already at +6 Calm Minds, or most importantly, when I am trying to deal with Dolphan or Hippowdon. If they don't Roar on my switch then I can still Barrier while blocking Roar.
Hippowdon is pretty easy to deal with. Sub turn 1, Protect Turn 2, pass to your choice of Espeon if you really want to force him out or Mr. Mime, who should use encore. If he refuses to leave, you can eventually force him out anyways when you get to max CM by using Espeon.
Donphan is a tad more annoying, but I have found that the best way to deal with him is to sub turn 1, protect turn two. Then pass to Mr. Mime. If he roared, encore it. If he Ice Sharded, still encore it as it does a pittance to Mr. Mime and then pass to Vaporeon and kill him with Vaporeon.