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Mesprit

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by BTzz, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. BTzz

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    [Overview]

    <p>During Mesprit's entire stint in DPP, it suffered from generally being the least useful of the Sinnoh pixie trio, and unfortunately, not much changed for it going into BW barring the addition of Psyshock to its movepool. Mesprit is a Pokemon that can perform numerous roles effectively, but finds stiff competition in most of them as it lacks any exceptional stats. Though Mesprit has respectable bulk, its Psychic typing and lack of reliable recovery don't do it many favors defensively, allowing many attackers to wear it down. However, due to an incredibly expansive movepool coupled with solid defensive and attacking stats, Mesprit can still find a niche in the RU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Ice Beam / Substitute
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Although Mesprit's defensive typing isn't ideal, it can effectively utilize Calm Mind due to its great bulk and passable Special Attack. While there are a number of other Calm Mind users in RU, Mesprit differentiates itself from them with Psyshock and strong coverage attacks such as Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Psychic is an obligatory high-powered STAB move, while Psyshock lets Mesprit punish special walls such as Munchlax. Substitute is an option over Ice Beam as it eases prediction and enables Mesprit to block status and Taunt. If you decide to use Substitute, the reason it should be used over Ice Beam as opposed to Thunderbolt is because Mesprit can't afford to lose coverage on a prominent threat such as Sharpedo.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs give Mesprit maximum Special Attack and Speed to increase its potency as a sweeper. A bulkier EV spread is viable, but Uxie arguably performs better with a bulky Calm Mind set. Charge Beam can be used over Thunderbolt for its chance to further increase Mesprit's Special Attack, but Mesprit is better off with Thunderbolt's reliability and initial power. Magic Coat can be used over Substitute to prevent phazing attempts from Munchlax and Drapion in addition to Taunt and status. If Mesprit isn't running Substitute, it becomes susceptible to status; in this case, a cleric is useful. Leafeon makes a good cleric for Mesprit as it can also supply Mesprit with Wishes, which are particularly useful if Mesprit is using Life Orb over Leftovers. Lanturn is another cleric to consider as it can spread paralysis, which can help Mesprit sweep as it doesn't have a way to boost its own Speed. Mesprit hates faster Pokemon that can KO it, such as Sharpedo, so Fighting-types make good teammates. Due to its impressive bulk, Poliwrath can take on Sharpedo and other Dark-types, while Mesprit can switch into Psychic-type attacks aimed at Poliwrath. Mesprit functions well with hazard support as with Stealth Rock and one layer of Spikes, it can 2HKO Munchlax, one of the most prominent special walls in RU, with a Life Orb Psyshock.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Weather Support
    move 1: Rain Dance / Sunny Day
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Thunder
    move 4: Healing Wish / U-turn
    item: Damp Rock / Heat Rock
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With the absence of automatic weather inducers and the large number of viable weather abusers that reside in RU, reliable weather support can be valuable, and Mesprit does an admirable job of providing it. The premise of this set is simple: set up rain or sun for an abuser and either U-turn out to them or switch out to return mid-game to utilize Healing Wish. When considering Mesprit for your temporary weather inducer, you should consider the attributes that distinguish it from bulkier options such as Uxie. For one, Mesprit has an excellent offensive presence compared to Uxie, meaning it can maintain your team's offensive momentum as it is much more difficult to set up on. For instance, Mesprit can abuse a powerful, 100% accurate Thunder with Rain Dance. Thunder also has a 30% paralysis rate, which can prove useful for any of your sweepers looking to set up, or for Mesprit itself to compensate for its middling Speed. Psychic is a generally useful STAB attack which can be used to punish Fighting-types that Mesprit can switch into, such as Hitmonlee.</p>

    <p>Perhaps Mesprit's biggest selling point when considering it for your temporary weather inducer is its ability to utilize either Healing Wish or U-turn to support incoming sweepers. Healing Wish is a rare move that gives Mesprit the perfect way to bow out: at the cost of all of Mesprit's HP, it can restore a teammate to its peak performance. U-turn is an option over Healing Wish if you have no desire to sacrifice Mesprit. Furthermore, due to Mesprit's rather mediocre Speed stat, when using U-turn, Mesprit will often take the hit instead of the incoming sweeper, which is excellent as that's what Mesprit is setting up weather for.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Heat Rock and Damp Rock are the primary items as they extend the duration of their respective weather, making each set up more worthwhile. Leftovers, however, can be used for survivability. Leftovers is generally better suited with U-turn as the recovery might go to waste when using Healing Wish. Thunder's accuracy is reduced to 50% under sunlight, so it is an ill-advised option on Sunny Day variants of this set. A suitable replacement could be Hidden Power Fire, as it is boosted by sun, or Ice Beam to deal with Dragon-types such as Altaria that can give sun teams problems. Safeguard is also a viable alternative on Sunny Day variants over Thunder, as it can shield your weather abusers from status.</p>

    <p>Typical partners that should be paired up with this set are Pokemon that enjoy having their Fire- or Water-type attacks boosted by sun and rain, respectively. Emboar and Poliwrath are ideal partners; their secondary Fighting typing enables them to use Mesprit's weakness to Dark- and Bug-type attacks as an opportunity to safely switch in and set up. Emboar also suffers from recoil damage thanks to Flare Blitz and Wild Charge, which can be remedied with Healing Wish. You should also consider Pokemon with Swift Swim or Hydration for Rain Dance teams or Chlorophyll for Sunny Day teams. Kabutops is a vicious sweeper under rain, and it also shares excellent type synergy with Mesprit, which can sponge Fighting- and Ground-type attacks that are usually aimed at Kabutops. Sawsbuck is a great option to consider on sun teams, as it can take on some of Mesprit's checks such as Dark-types, as well as special walls such as Munchlax and Ferroseed, with Jump Kick.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Ice Beam / Healing Wish
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Healing Wish
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its respectable Special Attack and bulk, but lackluster Speed, Mesprit can function as a formidable Trick Room sweeper or a reliable supporter. Base 80 Speed may seem too fast for Trick Room, but Mesprit sits at a very convenient Speed tier with a Speed-hindering nature and 0 Speed IVs. Mesprit is able to outspeed every one of RU's offensive Pokemon with Trick Room up, along with most of RU's walls when Trick Room is not active. Mesprit's excellent defenses allow it to withstand most forms of priority unlike other Trick Room sweepers, such as Beheeyem. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam form the BoltBeam combination, which is only resisted by Magneton, Lanturn, and Shedinja. With such great coverage, Mesprit makes an excellent late-game sweeper, and usually has no problems against offensive teams once Trick Room is up. Psychic gets the nod over Psyshock as a reliable STAB attack, as Psyshock just doesn't hit hard enough without a boost.</p>

    <p>Using Healing Wish sacrifices some of Mesprit's sweeping capabilities in exchange for the luxury of fully restoring a teammate's HP, perhaps giving it another chance at sweeping. Healing Wish should preferably be used over either Thunderbolt or Ice Beam, as Mesprit's Special Attack isn't phenomenal so it will have trouble sweeping with two non-STAB attacks, regardless of their coverage. Using Healing Wish over Thunderbolt means Mesprit loses notable coverage on Steel-types such as Aggron and Klinklang along with Sharpedo, while using it over Ice Beam means Mesprit is walled by Claydol and Ferroseed. Life Orb gives Mesprit more of a sweeper role, and should be used with 3 attacks to capitalize on Mesprit's power and coverage, while Leftovers is the preferred item on dedicated Trick Room teams so that Mesprit has more opportunities to set up Trick Room for teammates before Healing Wish is used.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>With Trick Room making up for Mesprit's Speed issues, it can fully invest in bulk and Special Attack. The EVs, IVs, and nature minimize Mesprit's Speed, which enables it to outspeed more foes under Trick Room. Investing fully into HP and Defense is an option, but you are better off using Uxie for setting up Trick Room with a fully defensive EV spread. Psyshock can be used over Psychic, but it doesn't hit hard enough without any stat boosts. This set is best paired with slow, hard-hitting Pokemon; Aggron is an ideal teammate as it hits extremely hard and will able to outspeed most of RU with the dimensions twisted. Your opponent will also likely be hesitant to attack with Ground- or Fighting-type attacks with Mesprit on the field, allowing a safe switch into Aggron. Emboar is another good slow, hard-hitting partner, as it helps beat down special walls that will get in the way of a Mesprit sweep and can switch into Dark- and Bug-type attacks aimed at Mesprit. Another Trick Room sweeper such as Cofagrigus can prove useful alongside Mesprit so it won't have to take a hit setting up Trick Room for itself, and vice versa. Mesprit generally enjoys hazard support to assist its sweep. Aggron makes a good Stealth Rock user, as it can set up on the special walls Mesprit lures in. Mesprit can also take on physical walls that get in Aggron's way, such as Gligar and Sandslash.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Trick / U-turn
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs equipped, Mesprit can improve either its average Speed or Special Attack. Mesprit makes an excellent user of Choice Specs as they give it greater wallbreaking capabilities, and with Mesprit's good bulk, it can take strong hits while dishing them out. A Choice Scarf enables Mesprit to outrun a large portion of the unboosted metagame and capitalize on its great coverage by revenge killing threats such as Sceptile and +1 Sharpedo. Psychic is the STAB move of choice for its high Base Power. Psyshock is an option, as it allows Mesprit to dispatch special walls, but it should only be used with Choice Specs, as it doesn't hit hard enough without any boosts. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam give Mesprit superb BoltBeam coverage, which allows it to revenge kill most of the metagame efficiently should it be carrying a Choice Scarf. Trick allows Mesprit to cripple a wall, most notably Munchlax and Ferroseed, which will not only be locked into moves but also stripped of their defensive boost granted by Eviolite, which Mesprit or other teammates can take advantage of. U-turn, on the other hand, allows Mesprit to scout switch-ins and maintain offensive momentum. U-turn also deals a fair amount of damage to frail Dark-types such as Absol that hope to safely switch into Psychic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Timid is the primary nature as it allows Mesprit to Speed tie with max Speed base 80s such as Altaria, Braviary, Gallade, Gardevoir, Kabutops, and Medicham. However, a Modest nature can be used for more power if your team has reliable means of dealing with the aforementioned base 80 Speed Pokemon. Rapid Spin support is recommended as Mesprit will switch out a lot due to either being locked into an unfavorable move or using U-turn. Hitmonlee makes a good spinner for Mesprit as the two can beat a lot of each other's checks; Hitmonlee beats Sucker Punch users such as Absol and special walls such as Ferroseed and Munchlax, while Mesprit can eliminate physical walls such as Tangrowth, Claydol, and Gligar. Wish support can prove useful as this Mesprit has no form of recovery, barring receiving Leftovers through Trick. Clefable makes a good Wish passer to use with Mesprit as it can also provide Stealth Rock, which will help Mesprit secure more KOs in general, in addition to applying offensive pressure on the opponent should Mesprit be using U-turn.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With Mesprit's expansive movepool, there are many options to consider, but they are usually outclassed by other Pokemon or moves. Mesprit can put together a physical Choice Band or Choice Scarf set consisting of Zen Headbutt, U-turn, and two elemental punches, but barring U-turn this set is generally outclassed by Medicham or Gallade, as former hits much harder due to Pure Power and the latter has access to useful priority in Shadow Sneak. A dual screens set with Healing Wish is an option, but it is generally outclassed by the faster and bulkier Uxie. To compensate for Mesprit's average Speed, Thunder Wave can be used over Trick Room. Toxic can also be used to wear down walls such as Munchlax. Because Mesprit lacks reliable recovery, a mono-attacking RestTalk set with Calm Mind and a Psychic-type attack can be used, but Mesprit's Psychic typing hinders its ability to live through all of the sleep turns. Knock Off can be used to strip Munchlax or Ferroseed of their Eviolite, but the two still have the bulk and typing to wall Mesprit and Knock Off has little use otherwise. Shadow Ball, Grass Knot, and Water Pulse are all options on offensive sets, but Mesprit does fine with BoltBeam coverage.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Thanks to the immense bulk it receives through Eviolite, Munchlax can shut down the special Choice set and the Calm Mind set. Even at +1, Psyshock doesn't OHKO Munchlax, which can phaze Mesprit out or cripple it though Body Slam's paralysis rate. Munchlax can even handle physical variants of Mesprit to an extent, as its Thick Fat ability grants it resistances to Fire Punch and Ice Punch. Ferroseed can stop most Mesprit sets thanks to its impressive bulk and resistance to Mesprit's Pyschic-type attacks, but it must be cautious of Fire Punch or Trick, which will hinder Ferroseed's ability to wall. Sigilyph can reliably beat Mesprit one-on-one thanks to Stored Power raising Sigilyph's defenses. Due to Roost temporarily getting rid of Sigilyph's Flying typing, Mesprit won't be able to break through Sigilyph with Ice- or Electric-type attacks while Sigilyph can stall out Mesprit with burn damage. Sharpedo is a decent check as it is immune to Psychic-type attacks, resists Ice Beam, and can pummel Mesprit with Crunch. Drapion will give Mesprit's Calm Mind set problems as it is immune to Mesprit's Psychic-type STAB moves and can take any of Mesprit's other attacks due to its base 100 Special Defense. Drapion can also threaten Mesprit with a Dark-type STAB atack or simply use Whirlwind and remove any of Mesprit's boost. Magneton is an excellent check to Mesprit as it resists every attack on Mesprit's specially based sets and generally doesn't mind receiving a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs through Trick.</p>
  2. BTzz

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    Took forever, but this is ready for GP checks (ps I asked Pearl, and he decided that physical Choice belongs in OO).
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    [Overview]

    <p>During Mesprit's entire stint in DPP, it suffered throughfrom generally being the least useful of the Sinnoh pixie trio, and unfortunately, not much changed for it going into the 5th generation,BW barring the addition of Psyshock to its movepool. Mesprit is a Pokemon whothat can preform numerous roles effectively, but finds stiff competition in most of them, as it lacks any exceptional stats. Though Mesprit has respectable bulk, its Psychic typing and lack of reliable recovery don't do it muchany favors defensively, allowing many attackers to wear it down. However, due to an incredibly expansive movepool, coupled with solid defensive and attacking stats, Mesprit can still find a niche in the RU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Ice Beam / Substitute
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>DespiteAlthough Mesprit's defensive typing not beingisn't ideal, it can effectively utilize Calm Mind due to its great bulk and passable Special Attack, and w. While there are a number of other Calm Mind abusers in RU, Mesprit can differentiates itself from them with Psyshock and strong coverage attacks such as Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Psychic is an obligatory high-powered STAB move, while Psyshock lets Mesprit punish special walls such as Munchlax. Substitute is an option as it eases prediction, and enables Mesprit to block status along with Taunt. Substitute should be used over Ice Beam as Mesprit can't afford to lose coverage to a prominent threat such as Sharpedo.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs generateive Mesprit maximum Special Attack and Speed to increase Mesprit's potency as a sweeper. A bulkier EV spread is viable, but Uxie arguably preforms better with a bulky Calm Mind set. Charge Beam can be used over Thunderbolt for its chance to further increase Mesprit's Special Attack, but you areMesprit is better off with Thunderbolt's reliability and initial power. Magic Coat can be used over Substitute to prevent attempts from Munchlax and Drapion (to do what?), in addition to Taunt and status. If Mesprit isn't running Substitute, it becomes susceptible to status. I; in this case, a cleric would beis useful. Leafeon makes a good cleric tofor Mesprit, as it can also supply Mesprit with Wishes, which are particularly useful if Mesprit is using Life Orb over Leftovers. Lanturn is another cleric to consider, as it can spread paralysis, which can help Mesprit sweep as it doesn't have a way to boost its own sSpeed. Mesprit hates faster Pokemon that can KO it, such as Sharpedo, so Fighting-types make good teammates. Due to its impressive bulk, Poliwrath can take on Sharpedo and other Fighting-types, while Mesprit can switch into Psychic-type attacks aimed at Poliwrath. Calm Mind Mesprit functions well with hazard support as with Stealth Rock and one layer of Spikes, Mesprit can 2HKO Munchlax, one of the most prominent special walls in RU, with a Life Orb Psyshock.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Weather Support
    move 1: Rain Dance / Sunny Day
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Thunder
    move 4: Healing Wish / U-turn
    item: Damp Rock / Heat Rock
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With the absence of automatic weather inducers and the large number of viable weather abusers that reside in RU, reliable weater support can be valuable, something Mesprit can doand Mesprit does an an admirable job of providing it. The premise of this set is simple;: set up rain or sun for an abuser and either U-turn out to them or switch out to return mid-game to utilize Healing Wish. When considering Mesprit for your temporary weather inducer, you should consider the attributes that distinguishes it from bulkier options such as Uxie. For one, Mesprit has an excellent offensive presence compared to that of Uxie, meaning it can maintain your team's offensive momentum as it is much more difficult to set up on. For instance, Mesprit can abuse a powerful, 100% accurate Thunder with Rain Dance. Thunder also has a 30% paralysis rate, which can prove useful for any of your sweepers looking to set up, or for Mesprit itself, to compensate for its middling Speed. Psychic is a generally useful STAB attack which can be used to punish Fighting-types that Mesprit can switch into, such as Hitmonlee.</p>

    <p>Perhaps Mesprit's biggest selling point when considering it for your temporary weather inducer, is its ability to utilize either Healing Wish or U-turn to support incoming sweepers. Healing Wish is a rare move, that gives Mesprit the perfect way to bow out. A: at the cost of all of Mesprit's HP, it can restore a teammate to its peak performance. U-turn is an option over Healing Wish if you have no desire to sacrifice Mesprit. Furthermore, due to Mesprit's rather mediocre Speed stat, when using U-turn, Mesprit will often take the hit instead of the incoming sweeper, which is excellent seeing as that's what Mesprit is setting up weather for.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Heat Rock and Damp Rock are the primary items, as they extend the duration of their respective weather, making each set up more worthwhile. Leftovers, however, can be used over Heat Rock or Damp Rock for survivability. Leftovers is generally better suited with U-turn as the recovery might go to waste by using Healing Wish. Thunder's accuracy is reduced to 50% under sunlight, so it is an ill-advised option on Sunny Day variants of this set. A suitable replacement could be HPidden Power Fire, as it is boosted by sun, or Ice Beam to deal with Dragon-types such as Altaria whothat can give sun teams problems. Safeguard is also a viable alternative on Sunny Day variants over Thunder, as it can shield your weathers abusers from status.</p>

    <p>Typical partners that should be paired up with this set are weather abusers, such as Pokemon that enjoy getthaving their Fire- or Water-type boosted attacks boosted by sun and rain, respectively. Emboar and Poliwrath are ideal partners; their secondary Fighting typing can enables them to use Mesprit's weakness to Dark- and Bug-type attacks as an opportunity to safely switch in and set up. Emboar also suffers withfrom recoil damage which can be remedied with Healing Wish. You should also consider Pokemon with the ability Swift Swim or Hydration, for the Rain Dance teams or Chlorophyll for Sunny Day teams. Kabutops is an vicious sweeper under rain, and it also shares excellent type synergy with Mesprit as it, which can sponge Fighting- and Ground-type attacks that are usually aimed at Kabutops. Sawsbuck is a great option to consider on sun teams, as it can take on some of Mesprit's checks such as Dark-types, as well as special walls such as Munchlax and Ferroseed, with its Jump Kick.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Ice Beam / Healing Wish
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Healing Wish
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With aits respectable Special Attack, bulk and and bulk, but lackluster sSpeed, Mesprit can function as a formidable Trick Room sweeper or a reliable supporter. Base 80 Speed may seem too fast for Trick Room, howeverbut Mesprit sits at a very convenient sSpeed tier while wieldingith a Speed-hindering nature and 0 Speed EVs, as it enables Mesprit. Mesprit is able to outspeed every one of RU's offensive Pokemon with Trick Room up, along with most of RU's walls when Trick Room is not active. Mesprit's base excellent defenses allow it to withstand most forms of priority attacks, unlike other Trick Room abussweepers such as Beheeyeenm. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam form the BoltBeam coverage,mbination, which is only resisted by Magneton, Lanturn, and Shedinja. With such great coverage, Mesprit makes an excellent late-game sweeper, and usually has no problems against offensive teams once Trick Room is up. Psychic gets the nod over Psyshock for a reliable STAB attack, as without any boost, Psyshock just doesn't hit hard enough.</p>

    <p>Using Healing Wish sacrifices some of Mesprit's sweeping capabilities in exchange for the luxury of fully restoring a teammate's HP, perhaps giving themit another chance at sweeping. Healing Wish should preferably be used over either Thunderbolt or Ice Beam, as Mesprit's Special Attack isn't phenomenal so it will have trouble sweeping with two non-STAB boosted attacks, regardless of their coverage. Using Healing Wish over Thunderbolt means Mesprit losses notable coverage on Steel-types such as Aggron, Magneton, and Klinklang along with Sharpedo, while using it over Ice Beam means Mesprit is walled by Claydol and Ferroseed. Life Orb gives Mesprit a more of a sweeper role, and should be used with 3 attacks to capitalize on Mesprit's power and coverage, while Leftovers is the preferred item on dedicated Trick Room teams, so that Mesprit has more opportunities to set up Trick Room for teammates before Healing Wish is used.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>With Trick Room making up for Mesprit's sSpeed issues, it can fully invest in bulk, and Special Attack. The EVs, IVs, and nature minimize Mesprit's Speed, which enables it to outspeed more foes under Trick Room. Investing fully into HP and dDefense is an option, but you are better off using Uxie for setting up Trick Room with this kind ofa fully defensive EV spread. Psyshock can be used over Psychic, but it doesn't hit hard enough without any stat boosts. This set is best paired with slow, hard-hitting Pokemon; Aggron is an ideal teammate, as it hits extremely hard, and will able to outspeed most of the RU with the dimensions twisted. Your opponent will also likely be hesitant to attack Aggron with Ground- or Fighting-type attacks with Mesprit on the field, allowing a safe switch into Aggron. Emboar is another good slow, hard-hitting partner, as it helps beat down special walls that will get in the way of a Mesprit sweep, and can switch into Dark- and Bug-type attacks aimed at Mesprit. Another Trick Room sweeper such as using Confagrigus can prove useful alongside Mesprit so it won't have to take a hit setting up Trick Room for itself (, and visce versa). Mesprit generally enjoys hazard support to assist aits sweep. Aggron makes a good settStealth Rock user, as it can set up on the special walls Mesprit lures in. Mesprit can also take on physical walls that get in Aggron's way, such as Gligar and Sandslash.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Trick / U-turn
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs equipped, Mesprit can solimprove either of its problems of average Speed andor Special Attack. Mesprit makes an excellent user of Choice Specs;, as they gives Mesprit greater wallbreaking capabilities, and with Mesprit's good bulk, it can take strong hits while dishing them out. A Choice Scarf enables Mesprit to outrun a large portion of the unboosted metagame, and to capitalize on its great coverage by revenge killing threats such as Sceptile and +1 Sharpedo. Psychic is the STAB move of choice for its high Base Power. Psyshock is an option, as it allows Mesprit to dispatch special walls, but it should only be used with Choice Specs, as it doesn't hit hard enough without any boosts. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam give Mesprit superb BoltBeam coverage, which allows Mesprit to revenge kill most of the metagame efficiently, should it be carrying a Choice Scarf. Trick allows Mesprit to cripple a wall, most notably Munchlax and Ferroseed, whoich will not only be locked into moves, but arwill also be stripped of their defensive boost granted by Eviolite, which Mesprit, or other teammates can take advantage of. U-turn, on the other hand, allows Mesprit to scout switch-ins and maintain offensive momentum. U-turn also deals a fair amount of damage to frail Dark-types such ads Absol, hoping that hope to safely switch into Psychic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Timid is the primary choice of nature, as it allows Mesprit to sSpeed tie with max sSpeed base 80s such as Altaria, Braviary, Gallade, Gardevoir, Kabutops, and Medicham. However, a Modest nature can be used for more power if your team has reliable means of dealing with the aforementioned base 80s. Speed Pokemon. Rapid Spin support is recommended as Mesprit will have to switch out a lot betweendue to either being locked into an unfavorable move andor using U-turn. Hiptmonlee makes a good spinner for Mesprit as the two can beat a lot of each other's checks; Hiptmonlee beats Sucker Punch users such as Absol, and special walls such as Ferroseed and Munchlax, while Mesprit can eliminate physical walls such as Tangrowth, Claydol, and Gligar. Wish support can be prove useful as this Mesprit has no form of recovery, barring receiving Leftovers through Trick. Clefable makes a good wish passer to use with Mesprit, as it can also provide Stealth Rock, which will help Mesprit secure more KOs in general, in addition to applying offensive pressure on the opponent should Mesprit be using U-turn.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With Mesprit's expansive movepool, there are many options to consider, but they are usually outclassed by other Pokemon or moves. Mesprit can put together a physical Choice Band or Choice Scarf set consisting of Zen Headbutt, U-turn, and two elemental punches, but barring U-turn, this set is generally outclassed by Medicham or Gallade; the, as former hittings much harder due to Pure Power, and the latter with ithas access to useful priority in Shadow Sneak. A dual screens set with Healing Wish is an option, but it is generally outclassed by the faster and bulkier Uxie. To compensate for Mesprit's average sSpeed, Thunder Wave can be used over Trick Room. Toxic can also be used to wear down walls such as Munchlax. SincBecause Mesprit lacks reliable recovery, a mono-attacking RestTalk set with Calm Mind and a Psychic-type attack can be used, but Mesprit's Psychic typing hinders its ability to live through all of the sleep turns. Knock Off can be used to strip Munchlax or Ferroseed of their Eviolite, but the two still have the bulk and typing to wall Mesprit, and Knock Off has little use otherwise. Shadow Ball, Grass kKnot, and Water Pulse are all options on offensive sets, but Mesprit does fine with BoltBeam coverage.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Thanks to the immense bulk it receives through Eviolite, Munchlax can shut down the Sspecial Choice set and the Calm Mind set. Even at +1, Psyshock doesn't OHKO Munchlax, while itch can phaze Mesprit out or cripple it though Body Slam's paralysis rate. Munchlax can even handle physical variants of Mesprit to an extent, as it's abilitys Thick Fat, ability grants it resistances to Fire Punch and Ice Punch. Ferroseed can stop most Mesprit sets thanks to its impressive bulk and resistance to Mesprit's Pyschic-type attacks, but ist must be cautious of Fire Punch or Trick, which will hinder Ferroseed's ability to wall. Sigilyph can reliably beat Mesprit one-on-one thanks to Stored Power raising Sigilyph's defenses, and d. Due to Roost temporarily getting rid of Sigilyph's Flying typing, Mesprit won't be able to break through Sigilyph with Ice- or Electric-type attacks while Sigilyph can stall out Mesprit with burn damage. Sharpedo is a decent check as it is immune to Psychic-type attacks, resists Ice Beam, and can pummel Mesprit with its Dark STABCrunch. Drapion will give Mesprit's Calm Mind set problems as it is immune to Mesprit's Physchic-type STAB moves and can take any of Mesprit's other attacks due to its Bbase 100 Special Defense. Drapion can also threaten Mesprit with a Dark-type STAB atack or simply use Whirlwind and diminishremove any of Mesprit's boost. Magneton is an excellent check to Mesprit as it resists every attack on Mesprit's specially based sets and generally doesn't mind receiving a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs through Trick.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>During Mesprit's entire stint in DPP, it suffered from generally being the least useful of the Sinnoh pixie trio, and unfortunately, not much changed for it going into the BW barring the addition of Psyshock to its movepool. Mesprit is a Pokemon that can preform numerous roles effectively, but finds stiff competition in most of them, as it lacks any exceptional stats. Though Mesprit has respectable bulk, its Psychic typing and lack of reliable recovery don't do it many favors defensively, allowing many attackers to wear it down. However, due to an incredibly expansive movepool coupled with solid defensive and attacking stats, Mesprit can still find a niche in the RU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Ice Beam / Substitute
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Although Mesprit's defensive typing isn't ideal, it can effectively utilize Calm Mind due to its great bulk and passable Special Attack. While there are a number of other Calm Mind users in RU, Mesprit differentiates itself from them with Psyshock and strong coverage attacks such as Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Psychic is an obligatory high-powered STAB move, while Psyshock lets Mesprit punish special walls such as Munchlax. Substitute is an option as it eases prediction and enables Mesprit to block status along with Taunt. Substitute should be used over Ice Beam as Mesprit can't afford to lose coverage to a prominent threat such as Sharpedo.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs give Mesprit maximum Special Attack and Speed to increase its potency as a sweeper. A bulkier EV spread is viable, but Uxie arguably preforms better with a bulky Calm Mind set. Charge Beam can be used over Thunderbolt for its chance to further increase Mesprit's Special Attack, but Mesprit is better off with Thunderbolt's reliability and initial power. Magic Coat can be used over Substitute to prevent attempts from Munchlax and Drapion (to do what?), in addition to Taunt and status. If Mesprit isn't running Substitute, it becomes susceptible to status; in this case, a cleric is useful. Leafeon makes a good cleric for Mesprit, as it can also supply Mesprit with Wishes, which are particularly useful if Mesprit is using Life Orb over Leftovers. Lanturn is another cleric to consider, as it can spread paralysis, which can help Mesprit sweep as it doesn't have a way to boost its own Speed. Mesprit hates faster Pokemon that can KO it, such as Sharpedo, so Fighting-types make good teammates. Due to its impressive bulk, Poliwrath can take on Sharpedo and other Fighting-types, while Mesprit can switch into Psychic-type attacks aimed at Poliwrath. Calm Mind Mesprit functions well with hazard support as with Stealth Rock and one layer of Spikes, it can 2HKO Munchlax, one of the most prominent special walls in RU, with a Life Orb Psyshock.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Weather Support
    move 1: Rain Dance / Sunny Day
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Thunder
    move 4: Healing Wish / U-turn
    item: Damp Rock / Heat Rock
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With the absence of automatic weather inducers and the large number of viable weather abusers that reside in RU, reliable weater support can be valuable, and Mesprit does an admirable job of providing it. The premise of this set is simple: set up rain or sun for an abuser and either U-turn out to them or switch out to return mid-game to utilize Healing Wish. When considering Mesprit for your temporary weather inducer, you should consider the attributes that distinguish it from bulkier options such as Uxie. For one, Mesprit has an excellent offensive presence compared to Uxie, meaning it can maintain your team's offensive momentum as it is much more difficult to set up on. For instance, Mesprit can abuse a powerful, 100% accurate Thunder with Rain Dance. Thunder also has a 30% paralysis rate, which can prove useful for any of your sweepers looking to set up, or for Mesprit itself to compensate for its middling Speed. Psychic is a generally useful STAB attack which can be used to punish Fighting-types that Mesprit can switch into, such as Hitmonlee.</p>

    <p>Perhaps Mesprit's biggest selling point when considering it for your temporary weather inducer is its ability to utilize either Healing Wish or U-turn to support incoming sweepers. Healing Wish is a rare move that gives Mesprit the perfect way to bow out: at the cost of all of Mesprit's HP, it can restore a teammate to its peak performance. U-turn is an option over Healing Wish if you have no desire to sacrifice Mesprit. Furthermore, due to Mesprit's rather mediocre Speed stat, when using U-turn, Mesprit will often take the hit instead of the incoming sweeper, which is excellent seeing as that's what Mesprit is setting up weather for.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Heat Rock and Damp Rock are the primary items, as they extend the duration of their respective weather, making each set up more worthwhile. Leftovers, however, can be used over Heat Rock or Damp Rock for survivability. Leftovers is generally better suited with U-turn as the recovery might go to waste by using Healing Wish. Thunder's accuracy is reduced to 50% under sunlight, so it is an ill-advised option on Sunny Day variants of this set. A suitable replacement could be Hidden Power Fire, as it is boosted by sun, or Ice Beam to deal with Dragon-types such as Altaria that can give sun teams problems. Safeguard is also a viable alternative on Sunny Day variants over Thunder, as it can shield your weathers abusers from status.</p>

    <p>Typical partners that should be paired up with this set are weather abusers, such as Pokemon that enjoy having their Fire- or Water-type attacks boosted by sun and rain, respectively. Emboar and Poliwrath are ideal partners; their secondary Fighting typing enables them to use Mesprit's weakness to Dark- and Bug-type attacks as an opportunity to safely switch in and set up. Emboar also suffers from recoil damage which can be remedied with Healing Wish. You should also consider Pokemon with Swift Swim or Hydration for Rain Dance teams or Chlorophyll for Sunny Day teams. Kabutops is a vicious sweeper under rain, and it also shares excellent type synergy with Mesprit, which can sponge Fighting- and Ground-type attacks that are usually aimed at Kabutops. Sawsbuck is a great option to consider on sun teams, as it can take on some of Mesprit's checks such as Dark-types, as well as special walls such as Munchlax and Ferroseed, with Jump Kick.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Ice Beam / Healing Wish
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Healing Wish
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its respectable Special Attack and bulk, but lackluster Speed, Mesprit can function as a formidable Trick Room sweeper or a reliable supporter. Base 80 Speed may seem too fast for Trick Room, but Mesprit sits at a very convenient Speed tier with a Speed-hindering nature and 0 Speed EVs. Mesprit is able to outspeed every one of RU's offensive Pokemon with Trick Room up, along with most of RU's walls when Trick Room is not active. Mesprit's excellent defenses allow it to withstand most forms of priority attacks, unlike other Trick Room sweepers such as Beheeyem. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam form the BoltBeam combination, which is only resisted by Magneton, Lanturn, and Shedinja. With such great coverage, Mesprit makes an excellent late-game sweeper, and usually has no problems against offensive teams once Trick Room is up. Psychic gets the nod over Psyshock for a reliable STAB attack, as without any boost, Psyshock just doesn't hit hard enough.</p>

    <p>Using Healing Wish sacrifices some of Mesprit's sweeping capabilities in exchange for the luxury of fully restoring a teammate's HP, perhaps giving it another chance at sweeping. Healing Wish should preferably be used over either Thunderbolt or Ice Beam, as Mesprit's Special Attack isn't phenomenal so it will have trouble sweeping with two non-STAB attacks, regardless of their coverage. Using Healing Wish over Thunderbolt means Mesprit loses notable coverage on Steel-types such as Aggron, Magneton, and Klinklang along with Sharpedo, while using it over Ice Beam means Mesprit is walled by Claydol and Ferroseed. Life Orb gives Mesprit more of a sweeper role, and should be used with 3 attacks to capitalize on Mesprit's power and coverage, while Leftovers is the preferred item on dedicated Trick Room teams so that Mesprit has more opportunities to set up Trick Room for teammates before Healing Wish is used.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>With Trick Room making up for Mesprit's Speed issues, it can fully invest in bulk and Special Attack. The EVs, IVs, and nature minimize Mesprit's Speed, which enables it to outspeed more foes under Trick Room. Investing fully into HP and Defense is an option, but you are better off using Uxie for setting up Trick Room with a fully defensive EV spread. Psyshock can be used over Psychic, but it doesn't hit hard enough without any stat boosts. This set is best paired with slow, hard-hitting Pokemon; Aggron is an ideal teammate, as it hits extremely hard and will able to outspeed most of RU with the dimensions twisted. Your opponent will also likely be hesitant to attack with Ground- or Fighting-type attacks with Mesprit on the field, allowing a safe switch into Aggron. Emboar is another good slow, hard-hitting partner, as it helps beat down special walls that will get in the way of a Mesprit sweep, and can switch into Dark- and Bug-type attacks aimed at Mesprit. Another Trick Room sweeper such as Cofagrigus can prove useful alongside Mesprit so it won't have to take a hit setting up Trick Room for itself, and vice versa. Mesprit generally enjoys hazard support to assist its sweep. Aggron makes a good Stealth Rock user, as it can set up on the special walls Mesprit lures in. Mesprit can also take on physical walls that get in Aggron's way, such as Gligar and Sandslash.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Trick / U-turn
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs equipped, Mesprit can improve either its average Speed or Special Attack. Mesprit makes an excellent user of Choice Specs, as they give Mesprit greater wallbreaking capabilities, and with Mesprit's good bulk, it can take strong hits while dishing them out. A Choice Scarf enables Mesprit to outrun a large portion of the unboosted metagame and to capitalize on its great coverage by revenge killing threats such as Sceptile and +1 Sharpedo. Psychic is the STAB move of choice for its high Base Power. Psyshock is an option, as it allows Mesprit to dispatch special walls, but it should only be used with Choice Specs, as it doesn't hit hard enough without any boosts. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam give Mesprit superb BoltBeam coverage, which allows it to revenge kill most of the metagame efficiently, should it be carrying a Choice Scarf. Trick allows Mesprit to cripple a wall, most notably Munchlax and Ferroseed, which will not only be locked into moves, but will also be stripped of their defensive boost granted by Eviolite, which Mesprit or other teammates can take advantage of. U-turn, on the other hand, allows Mesprit to scout switch-ins and maintain offensive momentum. U-turn also deals a fair amount of damage to frail Dark-types such as Absol that hope to safely switch into Psychic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Timid is the primary choice of nature, as it allows Mesprit to Speed tie with max Speed base 80s such as Altaria, Braviary, Gallade, Gardevoir, Kabutops, and Medicham. However, a Modest nature can be used for more power if your team has reliable means of dealing with the aforementioned base 80 Speed Pokemon. Rapid Spin support is recommended as Mesprit will switch out a lot due to either being locked into an unfavorable move or using U-turn. Hitmonlee makes a good spinner for Mesprit as the two can beat a lot of each other's checks; Hitmonlee beats Sucker Punch users such as Absol and special walls such as Ferroseed and Munchlax, while Mesprit can eliminate physical walls such as Tangrowth, Claydol, and Gligar. Wish support can prove useful as this Mesprit has no form of recovery, barring receiving Leftovers through Trick. Clefable makes a good wish passer to use with Mesprit, as it can also provide Stealth Rock, which will help Mesprit secure more KOs in general, in addition to applying offensive pressure on the opponent should Mesprit be using U-turn.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With Mesprit's expansive movepool, there are many options to consider, but they are usually outclassed by other Pokemon or moves. Mesprit can put together a physical Choice Band or Choice Scarf set consisting of Zen Headbutt, U-turn, and two elemental punches, but barring U-turn, this set is generally outclassed by Medicham or Gallade, as former hits much harder due to Pure Power and the latter has access to useful priority in Shadow Sneak. A dual screens set with Healing Wish is an option, but it is generally outclassed by the faster and bulkier Uxie. To compensate for Mesprit's average Speed, Thunder Wave can be used over Trick Room. Toxic can also be used to wear down walls such as Munchlax. Because Mesprit lacks reliable recovery, a mono-attacking RestTalk set with Calm Mind and a Psychic-type attack can be used, but Mesprit's Psychic typing hinders its ability to live through all of the sleep turns. Knock Off can be used to strip Munchlax or Ferroseed of their Eviolite, but the two still have the bulk and typing to wall Mesprit, and Knock Off has little use otherwise. Shadow Ball, Grass Knot, and Water Pulse are all options on offensive sets, but Mesprit does fine with BoltBeam coverage.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Thanks to the immense bulk it receives through Eviolite, Munchlax can shut down the special Choice set and the Calm Mind set. Even at +1, Psyshock doesn't OHKO Munchlax, which can phaze Mesprit out or cripple it though Body Slam's paralysis rate. Munchlax can even handle physical variants of Mesprit to an extent, as its Thick Fat ability grants it resistances to Fire Punch and Ice Punch. Ferroseed can stop most Mesprit sets thanks to its impressive bulk and resistance to Mesprit's Pyschic-type attacks, but it must be cautious of Fire Punch or Trick, which will hinder Ferroseed's ability to wall. Sigilyph can reliably beat Mesprit one-on-one thanks to Stored Power raising Sigilyph's defenses. Due to Roost temporarily getting rid of Sigilyph's Flying typing, Mesprit won't be able to break through Sigilyph with Ice- or Electric-type attacks while Sigilyph can stall out Mesprit with burn damage. Sharpedo is a decent check as it is immune to Psychic-type attacks, resists Ice Beam, and can pummel Mesprit with Crunch. Drapion will give Mesprit's Calm Mind set problems as it is immune to Mesprit's Physchic-type STAB moves and can take any of Mesprit's other attacks due to its base 100 Special Defense. Drapion can also threaten Mesprit with a Dark-type STAB atack or simply use Whirlwind and remove any of Mesprit's boost. Magneton is an excellent check to Mesprit as it resists every attack on Mesprit's specially based sets and generally doesn't mind receiving a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs through Trick.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>During Mesprit's entire stint in DPP, it suffered from generally being the least useful of the Sinnoh pixie trio, and unfortunately, not much changed for it going into the BW barring the addition of Psyshock to its movepool. Mesprit is a Pokemon that can preform (perform) numerous roles effectively, but finds stiff competition in most of them, as it lacks any exceptional stats. Though Mesprit has respectable bulk, its Psychic typing and lack of reliable recovery don't do it many favors defensively, allowing many attackers to wear it down. However, due to an incredibly expansive movepool coupled with solid defensive and attacking stats, Mesprit can still find a niche in the RU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Ice Beam / Substitute
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Although Mesprit's defensive typing isn't ideal, it can effectively utilize Calm Mind due to its great bulk and passable Special Attack. While there are a number of other Calm Mind users in RU, Mesprit differentiates itself from them with Psyshock and strong coverage attacks such as Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Psychic is an obligatory high-powered STAB move, while Psyshock lets Mesprit punish special walls such as Munchlax. Substitute is an option as it eases prediction and enables Mesprit to block status along with (and) Taunt. Substitute should be used over Ice Beam as Mesprit can't afford to lose coverage to a prominent threat such as Sharpedo. <If this is true, slot 4 should look like: move 4: Substitute / Ice Beam></p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs give Mesprit maximum Special Attack and Speed to increase its potency as a sweeper. A bulkier EV spread is viable, but Uxie arguably preforms (performs) better with a bulky Calm Mind set. Charge Beam can be used over Thunderbolt for its chance to further increase Mesprit's Special Attack, but Mesprit is better off with Thunderbolt's reliability and initial power. Magic Coat can be used over Substitute to prevent phazing attempts from Munchlax and Drapion, in addition to Taunt and status. If Mesprit isn't running Substitute, it becomes susceptible to status; in this case, a cleric is useful. Leafeon makes a good cleric for Mesprit, as it can also supply Mesprit with Wishes, which are particularly useful if Mesprit is using Life Orb over Leftovers. Lanturn is another cleric to consider, as it can spread paralysis, which can help Mesprit sweep as it doesn't have a way to boost its own Speed. Mesprit hates faster Pokemon that can KO it, such as Sharpedo, so Fighting-types make good teammates. Due to its impressive bulk, Poliwrath can take on Sharpedo and other Fighting(Dark)-types <Assuming, but Mesprit doesn't fear Fighting-types so I think I'm right>, while Mesprit can switch into Psychic-type attacks aimed at Poliwrath. Calm Mind Mesprit functions well with hazard support as with Stealth Rock and one layer of Spikes, it can 2HKO Munchlax, one of the most prominent special walls in RU, with a Life Orb Psyshock. <how many boosts is this after? If it's none, remove "Calm Mind" from the beginning of the sentence as it's misleading></p>

    [SET]
    name: Weather Support
    move 1: Rain Dance / Sunny Day
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Thunder
    move 4: Healing Wish / U-turn
    item: Damp Rock / Heat Rock
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With the absence of automatic weather inducers and the large number of viable weather abusers that reside in RU, reliable weat(h)er support can be valuable, and Mesprit does an admirable job of providing it. The premise of this set is simple: set up rain or sun for an abuser and either U-turn out to them or switch out to return mid-game to utilize Healing Wish. When considering Mesprit for your temporary weather inducer, you should consider the attributes that distinguish it from bulkier options such as Uxie. For one, Mesprit has an excellent offensive presence compared to Uxie, meaning it can maintain your team's offensive momentum as it is much more difficult to set up on. For instance, Mesprit can abuse a powerful, 100% accurate Thunder with Rain Dance. Thunder also has a 30% paralysis rate, which can prove useful for any of your sweepers looking to set up, or for Mesprit itself to compensate for its middling Speed. Psychic is a generally useful STAB attack which can be used to punish Fighting-types that Mesprit can switch into, such as Hitmonlee.</p>

    <p>Perhaps Mesprit's biggest selling point when considering it for your temporary weather inducer is its ability to utilize either Healing Wish or U-turn to support incoming sweepers. Healing Wish is a rare move that gives Mesprit the perfect way to bow out: at the cost of all of Mesprit's HP, it can restore a teammate to its peak performance. U-turn is an option over Healing Wish if you have no desire to sacrifice Mesprit. Furthermore, due to Mesprit's rather mediocre Speed stat, when using U-turn, Mesprit will often take the hit instead of the incoming sweeper, which is excellent seeing as that's what Mesprit is setting up weather for.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Heat Rock and Damp Rock are the primary items, as they extend the duration of their respective weather, making each set up more worthwhile. Leftovers, however, can be used over Heat Rock or Damp Rock for survivability. Leftovers is generally better suited with U-turn as the recovery might go to waste by (when) using Healing Wish. Thunder's accuracy is reduced to 50% under sunlight, so it is an ill-advised option on Sunny Day variants of this set. A suitable replacement could be Hidden Power Fire, as it is boosted by sun, or Ice Beam to deal with Dragon-types such as Altaria that can give sun teams problems. Safeguard is also a viable alternative on Sunny Day variants over Thunder, as it can shield your weathers abusers from status.</p>

    <p>Typical partners that should be paired up with this set are weather abusers, such as Pokemon that enjoy having their Fire- or Water-type attacks boosted by sun and rain, respectively. Emboar and Poliwrath are ideal partners; their secondary Fighting typing enables them to use Mesprit's weakness to Dark- and Bug-type attacks as an opportunity to safely switch in and set up. Emboar also suffers from recoil damage (thanks to Flare Blitz and Wild Charge,) which can be remedied with Healing Wish. You should also consider Pokemon with Swift Swim or Hydration for Rain Dance teams or Chlorophyll for Sunny Day teams. Kabutops is a vicious sweeper under rain, and it also shares excellent type synergy with Mesprit, which can sponge Fighting- and Ground-type attacks that are usually aimed at Kabutops. Sawsbuck is a great option to consider on sun teams, as it can take on some of Mesprit's checks such as Dark-types, as well as special walls such as Munchlax and Ferroseed, with Jump Kick.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Ice Beam / Healing Wish
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Healing Wish
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its respectable Special Attack and bulk, but lackluster Speed, Mesprit can function as a formidable Trick Room sweeper or a reliable supporter. Base 80 Speed may seem too fast for Trick Room, but Mesprit sits at a very convenient Speed tier with a Speed-hindering nature and 0 Speed E(I)Vs <negative Speed nature makes 0 Spe EVs obvious, figured this was a mistake>. Mesprit is able to outspeed every one of RU's offensive Pokemon with Trick Room up, along with most of RU's walls when Trick Room is not active. Mesprit's excellent defenses allow it to withstand most forms of priority attacks, unlike other Trick Room sweepers (comma) such as Beheeyem. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam form the BoltBeam combination, which is only resisted by Magneton, Lanturn, and Shedinja. With such great coverage, Mesprit makes an excellent late-game sweeper, and usually has no problems against offensive teams once Trick Room is up. Psychic gets the nod over Psyshock for (as) a reliable STAB attack, as without any boost, Psyshock just doesn't hit hard enough (without a boost).</p>

    <p>Using Healing Wish sacrifices some of Mesprit's sweeping capabilities in exchange for the luxury of fully restoring a teammate's HP, perhaps giving it another chance at sweeping. Healing Wish should preferably be used over either Thunderbolt or Ice Beam, as Mesprit's Special Attack isn't phenomenal so it will have trouble sweeping with two non-STAB attacks, regardless of their coverage. Using Healing Wish over Thunderbolt means Mesprit loses notable coverage on Steel-types such as Aggron, Magneton, <Thunderbolt does the same vs Mag as Psychic> and Klinklang along with Sharpedo, while using it over Ice Beam means Mesprit is walled by Claydol and Ferroseed. Life Orb gives Mesprit more of a sweeper role, and should be used with 3 attacks to capitalize on Mesprit's power and coverage, while Leftovers is the preferred item on dedicated Trick Room teams so that Mesprit has more opportunities to set up Trick Room for teammates before Healing Wish is used.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>With Trick Room making up for Mesprit's Speed issues, it can fully invest in bulk and Special Attack. The EVs, IVs, and nature minimize Mesprit's Speed, which enables it to outspeed more foes under Trick Room. Investing fully into HP and Defense is an option, but you are better off using Uxie for setting up Trick Room with a fully defensive EV spread. Psyshock can be used over Psychic, but it doesn't hit hard enough without any stat boosts. This set is best paired with slow, hard-hitting Pokemon; Aggron is an ideal teammate, as it hits extremely hard and will able to outspeed most of RU with the dimensions twisted. Your opponent will also likely be hesitant to attack with Ground- or Fighting-type attacks with Mesprit on the field, allowing a safe switch into Aggron. Emboar is another good slow, hard-hitting partner, as it helps beat down special walls that will get in the way of a Mesprit sweep, and can switch into Dark- and Bug-type attacks aimed at Mesprit. Another Trick Room sweeper such as Cofagrigus can prove useful alongside Mesprit so it won't have to take a hit setting up Trick Room for itself, and vice versa. Mesprit generally enjoys hazard support to assist its sweep. Aggron makes a good Stealth Rock user, as it can set up on the special walls Mesprit lures in. Mesprit can also take on physical walls that get in Aggron's way, such as Gligar and Sandslash.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Trick / U-turn
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs equipped, Mesprit can improve either its average Speed or Special Attack. Mesprit makes an excellent user of Choice Specs, as they give Mesprit (it) greater wallbreaking capabilities, and with Mesprit's good bulk, it can take strong hits while dishing them out. A Choice Scarf enables Mesprit to outrun a large portion of the unboosted metagame and to capitalize on its great coverage by revenge killing threats such as Sceptile and +1 Sharpedo. Psychic is the STAB move of choice for its high Base Power. Psyshock is an option, as it allows Mesprit to dispatch special walls, but it should only be used with Choice Specs, as it doesn't hit hard enough without any boosts. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam give Mesprit superb BoltBeam coverage, which allows it to revenge kill most of the metagame efficiently, should it be carrying a Choice Scarf. Trick allows Mesprit to cripple a wall, most notably Munchlax and Ferroseed, which will not only be locked into moves, but will also be stripped of their defensive boost granted by Eviolite, which Mesprit or other teammates can take advantage of. U-turn, on the other hand, allows Mesprit to scout switch-ins and maintain offensive momentum. U-turn also deals a fair amount of damage to frail Dark-types such as Absol that hope to safely switch into Psychic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Timid is the primary choice of nature, as it allows Mesprit to Speed tie with max Speed base 80s such as Altaria, Braviary, Gallade, Gardevoir, Kabutops, and Medicham. However, a Modest nature can be used for more power if your team has reliable means of dealing with the aforementioned base 80 Speed Pokemon. Rapid Spin support is recommended as Mesprit will switch out a lot due to either being locked into an unfavorable move or using U-turn. Hitmonlee makes a good spinner for Mesprit as the two can beat a lot of each other's checks; Hitmonlee beats Sucker Punch users such as Absol and special walls such as Ferroseed and Munchlax, while Mesprit can eliminate physical walls such as Tangrowth, Claydol, and Gligar. Wish support can prove useful as this Mesprit has no form of recovery, barring receiving Leftovers through Trick. Clefable makes a good w(W)ish passer to use with Mesprit, as it can also provide Stealth Rock, which will help Mesprit secure more KOs in general, in addition to applying offensive pressure on the opponent should Mesprit be using U-turn.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With Mesprit's expansive movepool, there are many options to consider, but they are usually outclassed by other Pokemon or moves. Mesprit can put together a physical Choice Band or Choice Scarf set consisting of Zen Headbutt, U-turn, and two elemental punches, but barring U-turn, this set is generally outclassed by Medicham or Gallade, as former hits much harder due to Pure Power and the latter has access to useful priority in Shadow Sneak. A dual screens set with Healing Wish is an option, but it is generally outclassed by the faster and bulkier Uxie. To compensate for Mesprit's average Speed, Thunder Wave can be used over Trick Room. Toxic can also be used to wear down walls such as Munchlax. Because Mesprit lacks reliable recovery, a mono-attacking RestTalk set with Calm Mind and a Psychic-type attack can be used, but Mesprit's Psychic typing hinders its ability to live through all of the sleep turns. Knock Off can be used to strip Munchlax or Ferroseed of their Eviolite, but the two still have the bulk and typing to wall Mesprit, and Knock Off has little use otherwise. Shadow Ball, Grass Knot, and Water Pulse are all options on offensive sets, but Mesprit does fine with BoltBeam coverage.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Thanks to the immense bulk it receives through Eviolite, Munchlax can shut down the special Choice set and the Calm Mind set. Even at +1, Psyshock doesn't OHKO Munchlax, which can phaze Mesprit out or cripple it though Body Slam's paralysis rate. Munchlax can even handle physical variants of Mesprit to an extent, as its Thick Fat ability grants it resistances to Fire Punch and Ice Punch. Ferroseed can stop most Mesprit sets thanks to its impressive bulk and resistance to Mesprit's Pyschic-type attacks, but it must be cautious of Fire Punch or Trick, which will hinder Ferroseed's ability to wall. Sigilyph can reliably beat Mesprit one-on-one thanks to Stored Power raising Sigilyph's defenses. Due to Roost temporarily getting rid of Sigilyph's Flying typing, Mesprit won't be able to break through Sigilyph with Ice- or Electric-type attacks while Sigilyph can stall out Mesprit with burn damage. Sharpedo is a decent check as it is immune to Psychic-type attacks, resists Ice Beam, and can pummel Mesprit with Crunch. Drapion will give Mesprit's Calm Mind set problems as it is immune to Mesprit's Physchic(Psychic)-type STAB moves and can take any of Mesprit's other attacks due to its base 100 Special Defense. Drapion can also threaten Mesprit with a Dark-type STAB atack or simply use Whirlwind and remove any of Mesprit's boost. Magneton is an excellent check to Mesprit as it resists every attack on Mesprit's specially based sets and generally doesn't mind receiving a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs through Trick.</p>​


    Coffee/Pastry (open)
    [Overview]

    <p>During Mesprit's entire stint in DPP, it suffered from generally being the least useful of the Sinnoh pixie trio, and unfortunately, not much changed for it going into BW barring the addition of Psyshock to its movepool. Mesprit is a Pokemon that can perform numerous roles effectively, but finds stiff competition in most of them as it lacks any exceptional stats. Though Mesprit has respectable bulk, its Psychic typing and lack of reliable recovery don't do it many favors defensively, allowing many attackers to wear it down. However, due to an incredibly expansive movepool coupled with solid defensive and attacking stats, Mesprit can still find a niche in the RU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Ice Beam / Substitute
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Although Mesprit's defensive typing isn't ideal, it can effectively utilize Calm Mind due to its great bulk and passable Special Attack. While there are a number of other Calm Mind users in RU, Mesprit differentiates itself from them with Psyshock and strong coverage attacks such as Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Psychic is an obligatory high-powered STAB move, while Psyshock lets Mesprit punish special walls such as Munchlax. Substitute is an option as it eases prediction and enables Mesprit to block status and Taunt. Substitute should be used over Ice Beam as Mesprit can't afford to lose coverage to a prominent threat such as Sharpedo. <If this is true, slot 4 should look like: move 4: Substitute / Ice Beam></p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs give Mesprit maximum Special Attack and Speed to increase its potency as a sweeper. A bulkier EV spread is viable, but Uxie arguably performs better with a bulky Calm Mind set. Charge Beam can be used over Thunderbolt for its chance to further increase Mesprit's Special Attack, but Mesprit is better off with Thunderbolt's reliability and initial power. Magic Coat can be used over Substitute to prevent phazing attempts from Munchlax and Drapion in addition to Taunt and status. If Mesprit isn't running Substitute, it becomes susceptible to status; in this case, a cleric is useful. Leafeon makes a good cleric for Mesprit as it can also supply Mesprit with Wishes, which are particularly useful if Mesprit is using Life Orb over Leftovers. Lanturn is another cleric to consider as it can spread paralysis, which can help Mesprit sweep as it doesn't have a way to boost its own Speed. Mesprit hates faster Pokemon that can KO it, such as Sharpedo, so Fighting-types make good teammates. Due to its impressive bulk, Poliwrath can take on Sharpedo and other Dark-types, while Mesprit can switch into Psychic-type attacks aimed at Poliwrath. Calm Mind Mesprit functions well with hazard support as with Stealth Rock and one layer of Spikes, it can 2HKO Munchlax, one of the most prominent special walls in RU, with a Life Orb Psyshock. <how many boosts is this after? If it's none, remove "Calm Mind" from the beginning of the sentence as it's misleading></p>

    [SET]
    name: Weather Support
    move 1: Rain Dance / Sunny Day
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Thunder
    move 4: Healing Wish / U-turn
    item: Damp Rock / Heat Rock
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With the absence of automatic weather inducers and the large number of viable weather abusers that reside in RU, reliable weather support can be valuable, and Mesprit does an admirable job of providing it. The premise of this set is simple: set up rain or sun for an abuser and either U-turn out to them or switch out to return mid-game to utilize Healing Wish. When considering Mesprit for your temporary weather inducer, you should consider the attributes that distinguish it from bulkier options such as Uxie. For one, Mesprit has an excellent offensive presence compared to Uxie, meaning it can maintain your team's offensive momentum as it is much more difficult to set up on. For instance, Mesprit can abuse a powerful, 100% accurate Thunder with Rain Dance. Thunder also has a 30% paralysis rate, which can prove useful for any of your sweepers looking to set up, or for Mesprit itself to compensate for its middling Speed. Psychic is a generally useful STAB attack which can be used to punish Fighting-types that Mesprit can switch into, such as Hitmonlee.</p>

    <p>Perhaps Mesprit's biggest selling point when considering it for your temporary weather inducer is its ability to utilize either Healing Wish or U-turn to support incoming sweepers. Healing Wish is a rare move that gives Mesprit the perfect way to bow out: at the cost of all of Mesprit's HP, it can restore a teammate to its peak performance. U-turn is an option over Healing Wish if you have no desire to sacrifice Mesprit. Furthermore, due to Mesprit's rather mediocre Speed stat, when using U-turn, Mesprit will often take the hit instead of the incoming sweeper, which is excellent as that's what Mesprit is setting up weather for.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Heat Rock and Damp Rock are the primary items as they extend the duration of their respective weather, making each set up more worthwhile. Leftovers, however, can be used for survivability. Leftovers is generally better suited with U-turn as the recovery might go to waste when using Healing Wish. Thunder's accuracy is reduced to 50% under sunlight, so it is an ill-advised option on Sunny Day variants of this set. A suitable replacement could be Hidden Power Fire, as it is boosted by sun, or Ice Beam to deal with Dragon-types such as Altaria that can give sun teams problems. Safeguard is also a viable alternative on Sunny Day variants over Thunder, as it can shield your weather abusers from status.</p>

    <p>Typical partners that should be paired up with this set are Pokemon that enjoy having their Fire- or Water-type attacks boosted by sun and rain, respectively. Emboar and Poliwrath are ideal partners; their secondary Fighting typing enables them to use Mesprit's weakness to Dark- and Bug-type attacks as an opportunity to safely switch in and set up. Emboar also suffers from recoil damage thanks to Flare Blitz and Wild Charge, which can be remedied with Healing Wish. You should also consider Pokemon with Swift Swim or Hydration for Rain Dance teams or Chlorophyll for Sunny Day teams. Kabutops is a vicious sweeper under rain, and it also shares excellent type synergy with Mesprit, which can sponge Fighting- and Ground-type attacks that are usually aimed at Kabutops. Sawsbuck is a great option to consider on sun teams, as it can take on some of Mesprit's checks such as Dark-types, as well as special walls such as Munchlax and Ferroseed, with Jump Kick.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Ice Beam / Healing Wish
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Healing Wish
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its respectable Special Attack and bulk, but lackluster Speed, Mesprit can function as a formidable Trick Room sweeper or a reliable supporter. Base 80 Speed may seem too fast for Trick Room, but Mesprit sits at a very convenient Speed tier with a Speed-hindering nature and 0 Speed IVs. Mesprit is able to outspeed every one of RU's offensive Pokemon with Trick Room up, along with most of RU's walls when Trick Room is not active. Mesprit's excellent defenses allow it to withstand most forms of priority unlike other Trick Room sweepers, such as Beheeyem. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam form the BoltBeam combination, which is only resisted by Magneton, Lanturn, and Shedinja. With such great coverage, Mesprit makes an excellent late-game sweeper, and usually has no problems against offensive teams once Trick Room is up. Psychic gets the nod over Psyshock as a reliable STAB attack, as Psyshock just doesn't hit hard enough without a boost.</p>

    <p>Using Healing Wish sacrifices some of Mesprit's sweeping capabilities in exchange for the luxury of fully restoring a teammate's HP, perhaps giving it another chance at sweeping. Healing Wish should preferably be used over either Thunderbolt or Ice Beam, as Mesprit's Special Attack isn't phenomenal so it will have trouble sweeping with two non-STAB attacks, regardless of their coverage. Using Healing Wish over Thunderbolt means Mesprit loses notable coverage on Steel-types such as Aggron and Klinklang along with Sharpedo, while using it over Ice Beam means Mesprit is walled by Claydol and Ferroseed. Life Orb gives Mesprit more of a sweeper role, and should be used with 3 attacks to capitalize on Mesprit's power and coverage, while Leftovers is the preferred item on dedicated Trick Room teams so that Mesprit has more opportunities to set up Trick Room for teammates before Healing Wish is used.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>With Trick Room making up for Mesprit's Speed issues, it can fully invest in bulk and Special Attack. The EVs, IVs, and nature minimize Mesprit's Speed, which enables it to outspeed more foes under Trick Room. Investing fully into HP and Defense is an option, but you are better off using Uxie for setting up Trick Room with a fully defensive EV spread. Psyshock can be used over Psychic, but it doesn't hit hard enough without any stat boosts. This set is best paired with slow, hard-hitting Pokemon; Aggron is an ideal teammate as it hits extremely hard and will able to outspeed most of RU with the dimensions twisted. Your opponent will also likely be hesitant to attack with Ground- or Fighting-type attacks with Mesprit on the field, allowing a safe switch into Aggron. Emboar is another good slow, hard-hitting partner, as it helps beat down special walls that will get in the way of a Mesprit sweep and can switch into Dark- and Bug-type attacks aimed at Mesprit. Another Trick Room sweeper such as Cofagrigus can prove useful alongside Mesprit so it won't have to take a hit setting up Trick Room for itself, and vice versa. Mesprit generally enjoys hazard support to assist its sweep. Aggron makes a good Stealth Rock user, as it can set up on the special walls Mesprit lures in. Mesprit can also take on physical walls that get in Aggron's way, such as Gligar and Sandslash.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Trick / U-turn
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs equipped, Mesprit can improve either its average Speed or Special Attack. Mesprit makes an excellent user of Choice Specs as they give it greater wallbreaking capabilities, and with Mesprit's good bulk, it can take strong hits while dishing them out. A Choice Scarf enables Mesprit to outrun a large portion of the unboosted metagame and capitalize on its great coverage by revenge killing threats such as Sceptile and +1 Sharpedo. Psychic is the STAB move of choice for its high Base Power. Psyshock is an option, as it allows Mesprit to dispatch special walls, but it should only be used with Choice Specs, as it doesn't hit hard enough without any boosts. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam give Mesprit superb BoltBeam coverage, which allows it to revenge kill most of the metagame efficiently should it be carrying a Choice Scarf. Trick allows Mesprit to cripple a wall, most notably Munchlax and Ferroseed, which will not only be locked into moves but also stripped of their defensive boost granted by Eviolite, which Mesprit or other teammates can take advantage of. U-turn, on the other hand, allows Mesprit to scout switch-ins and maintain offensive momentum. U-turn also deals a fair amount of damage to frail Dark-types such as Absol that hope to safely switch into Psychic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Timid is the primary nature as it allows Mesprit to Speed tie with max Speed base 80s such as Altaria, Braviary, Gallade, Gardevoir, Kabutops, and Medicham. However, a Modest nature can be used for more power if your team has reliable means of dealing with the aforementioned base 80 Speed Pokemon. Rapid Spin support is recommended as Mesprit will switch out a lot due to either being locked into an unfavorable move or using U-turn. Hitmonlee makes a good spinner for Mesprit as the two can beat a lot of each other's checks; Hitmonlee beats Sucker Punch users such as Absol and special walls such as Ferroseed and Munchlax, while Mesprit can eliminate physical walls such as Tangrowth, Claydol, and Gligar. Wish support can prove useful as this Mesprit has no form of recovery, barring receiving Leftovers through Trick. Clefable makes a good Wish passer to use with Mesprit as it can also provide Stealth Rock, which will help Mesprit secure more KOs in general, in addition to applying offensive pressure on the opponent should Mesprit be using U-turn.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With Mesprit's expansive movepool, there are many options to consider, but they are usually outclassed by other Pokemon or moves. Mesprit can put together a physical Choice Band or Choice Scarf set consisting of Zen Headbutt, U-turn, and two elemental punches, but barring U-turn this set is generally outclassed by Medicham or Gallade, as former hits much harder due to Pure Power and the latter has access to useful priority in Shadow Sneak. A dual screens set with Healing Wish is an option, but it is generally outclassed by the faster and bulkier Uxie. To compensate for Mesprit's average Speed, Thunder Wave can be used over Trick Room. Toxic can also be used to wear down walls such as Munchlax. Because Mesprit lacks reliable recovery, a mono-attacking RestTalk set with Calm Mind and a Psychic-type attack can be used, but Mesprit's Psychic typing hinders its ability to live through all of the sleep turns. Knock Off can be used to strip Munchlax or Ferroseed of their Eviolite, but the two still have the bulk and typing to wall Mesprit and Knock Off has little use otherwise. Shadow Ball, Grass Knot, and Water Pulse are all options on offensive sets, but Mesprit does fine with BoltBeam coverage.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Thanks to the immense bulk it receives through Eviolite, Munchlax can shut down the special Choice set and the Calm Mind set. Even at +1, Psyshock doesn't OHKO Munchlax, which can phaze Mesprit out or cripple it though Body Slam's paralysis rate. Munchlax can even handle physical variants of Mesprit to an extent, as its Thick Fat ability grants it resistances to Fire Punch and Ice Punch. Ferroseed can stop most Mesprit sets thanks to its impressive bulk and resistance to Mesprit's Pyschic-type attacks, but it must be cautious of Fire Punch or Trick, which will hinder Ferroseed's ability to wall. Sigilyph can reliably beat Mesprit one-on-one thanks to Stored Power raising Sigilyph's defenses. Due to Roost temporarily getting rid of Sigilyph's Flying typing, Mesprit won't be able to break through Sigilyph with Ice- or Electric-type attacks while Sigilyph can stall out Mesprit with burn damage. Sharpedo is a decent check as it is immune to Psychic-type attacks, resists Ice Beam, and can pummel Mesprit with Crunch. Drapion will give Mesprit's Calm Mind set problems as it is immune to Mesprit's Psychic-type STAB moves and can take any of Mesprit's other attacks due to its base 100 Special Defense. Drapion can also threaten Mesprit with a Dark-type STAB atack or simply use Whirlwind and remove any of Mesprit's boost. Magneton is an excellent check to Mesprit as it resists every attack on Mesprit's specially based sets and generally doesn't mind receiving a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs through Trick.</p>​


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    I left notes in the C/P version but there are also changes I made that I noted in blue in the edits version which I'd like you to double check. I think they were just mix-up errors but perhaps I totally failed and missed something? Anyway my notes weren't anything radical so this is good.
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    Thanks Mafeking, all your notes are correct. I changed the part about sub to make it more clear:

    This is done now unless something is wrong with the bit above

    edit: got it, thanks :)
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