Misdreavus @ Eviolite
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spd
- Shadow Ball
- Pain Split / Rest
- Taunt / Heal Bell / Perish Song / Sleep Talk
Misdreavus is one of the premier counters to Fighting, Ground, and Normal types in the tier. Max investment in Defense coupled Eviolite allows Misdreavus to shrug off any coverage moves that Pokemon such as Sawk, Golem, Tauros, or Piloswine may use while crippling them for the rest of the match with Will-O-Wisp. It also has decent speed for a defensive Pokemon, meaning that slow, powerful Choice Band users such as Torterra won't be able to land a hit on Misdreavus before being burned, and can utilize Taunt to break opposing walls. It also has plenty of other supporting moves such as Heal Bell and Perish Song, which are both useful depending on the situation. Misdreavus' biggest flaw is its lack of reliable recovery, but can still utilize either Pain Split or Rest and Sleep Talk to regenerate health.