Originally Posted by Fat Fizz
I just had a match in which my opponent and I both used Musharna (I had the Calm Mind/Heal Bell variety and he had CM/Signal Beam). He switched a Gurdurr into my Kangaskhan, and I switched in Musharna. Used CM. He switched in his Musharna. I went on a mini-rant about how I hate Musharna-Musharna CM wars because they simply become a question of who crits first. We both set up, I crit first. I take out a few more of his Pokémon, he says "Fuck my life" and quits.
I dread seeing a Musharna on the opponent's team, because I don't carry a Skuntank (and there've been some HP Ground Musharna running around lately anyway, right?). And Musharna alone invalidates almost my entire team.
So I have a question: How the hell do you guys deal with Musharna?
Edit: The same situation, against the same person, just happened again. Again, my Musharna beat his with a crit. My problem with Musharna is that I feel like it's much harder to build a functioning team without it. It's hard to cover as many threats. But carrying it leads to situations like this.
Like what WhiteDMist says, it depends what Musharna move set you're facing.
Non - heal bell sets are easily dealt with by toxic.
Heal bell sets either require you to carry a dark type or a strong physical attacker with a super effective move, preferably stab but not always.
I'm currently using a team of Rapidash, Samurott and Sawbucks (offensive water fire grass core yay :P) (no bug or dark types on my team either), all capable of using Megahorn. I dunno what the damage output is on Musharna when I use megahorn on any of them but they still do a number on Musharna. At the very least Musharna is force to attack while I lower it's HP to OHKO range by another team member. Preferably one with a strong physical Stab.