Mienshao Jellicent's jelly of my stache'. [SET] name: Substitute move 1: Substitute move 2: Hi Jump Kick move 3: Hidden Power Ice move 4: Grass Knot / Baton Pass item: Life Orb nature: Naive / Hasty evs: 252 Atk / 32 SpA / 224 Spe [SET COMMENTS] It uses its lesser used Special Attack to bypass some of its usual counters acting as a lure for opening up sweeps for other sweepers who share the same counters. Substitute shields Mienshao from debilitating statuses, such as Paralysis and Burn that would otherwise cripple the standard Offensive set the whole match. Lures in many Pokemon such as Gliscor, Hippowdon, Jellicent, and Slowbro with HP Ice and Grass Knot, meaning it can open up holes for other fighters sharing those counters, namely Terrakion and Conkeldurr. Substitute eases prediction by scouting your opponent's switch-in, saving you from potentially harming yourself from kicking a Ghost. It also shields you from common priority, like Scizor's Bullet Punch. Can switch into Tyranitar and Sub, turning into a major nuisance for standard Volt-Turn teams, as it hits them HARD. 2HKO's Skarmory after Stealth Rock, meaning it functions as a fantastic Stallbreaker and Wallbreaker. Hazards are needed with this set, so Pokemon that set them up are wanted to gain KO's on certain Pokemon such as Skarmory and Specially Defensive Hippowdon. Deoxys-D and Azelf fulfill this job well as they resist Psychic-type moves. Double Priority Lucario loves being on the same team as this Mienshao, as his counters are completely covered by Mienshao. The same applies to Terrakion. This set works the best on Offensive teams to open holes early. Remember how much Blaziken's LO HJK messed you up? Most bulky Ghosts and Psychics not named Jellicent laugh at this set, so Pursuit'rs like Scizor and Tyranitar are welcome. Mienshao is almost as pro-looking as BKC. Baton Pass can be used to SubPass, a commonly unused strategy allowing one of your sweepers to come in unharmed with momentum on your side, however you lose a coverage move in Grass Knot. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] Max Attack and enough speed for base 101's (Landorus) is wanted to boost he power of Hi Jump Kick, be speedy, etc. A spread of 252 Atk / 80 SpA / 176 Spe with a +Speed nature can be used for a more of a luring set, though you give you much speed. A mixed spread to always KO Gliscor could be used, but it means Mienshao can't 2HKO Skarmory. An Expert Belt can be used to fake a Choice Item before you use Substitute, as well as not wearing Mienshao down with Substitute + Life Orb damage, but the power given by Life Orb is better on most occasions. Stone Edge can be used over Hidden Power Ice, as it hits Volcarona and uses Mienshao's better Attack stat, but most of the time you'll want to hit Gliscor for your fellow Fighters. The best teammates for this Mienshao are ones that can take on Psychics and Ghosts that plague him. Tyranitar and Scizor are great teammates due to Pursuit. Scizor can also hit Psychic types with U-turn. Another great teammate is Gengar, as he can take on most Psychic / Ghosts as well and spinblocks hazards which Mienshao appreciates.