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Misdreavus (BW2 Revamp) [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Pkn range6, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Pkn range6

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    Way better than Dusknoir plus cuter

    <p>Misdreavus might seem like an odd choice when there's stiff competition from the premier spinblockers, Rotom and Spiritomb. Rotom generally does a better job spinblocking Kabutops and Spiritomb does a better job spinblocking Cryogonal, but Misdreavus acts as an in-between switch-in for both Rapid Spin users. Unfortunately, Misdreavus loses to both Rapid Spin users one-on-one and should only be used as a pivot switch. On the other hand, Misdreavus's NFE status it can make good use of Eviolite to boost its mediocre defenses. Misdreavus is generally seen on stall teams that need a spinblocker and a cleric. Thankfully, Misdreavus has a handful of support moves, for example Heal Bell, Will-O-Wisp, and Thunder Wave. Despite these positive characteristics, Misdreavus relies heavily on Eviolite and a simple Trick or Knock Off severely cripples Misdreavus. Misdreavus also has no reliable recovery, leaving it to rely heavily on Wish passing. Misdreavus is still a viable spin blocker to use, but it mustn't switch too much, as it can be worn down quickly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp
    move 2: Pain Split
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Heal Bell / Taunt / Perish Song
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus is an excellent choice for a support Pokemon due to its decent defenses and wonderful support moves. Will-O-Wisp is an incredibly helpful move, as it weakens physical attackers such as Hitmonlee, Druddigon, and Kabutops. Pain Split allows Misdreavus to regain some health; it is especially useful against high HP Pokemon such as Slowking, Alomomola, and Tangrowth. Shadow Ball is Misdreavus's strongest STAB move, and deals respectable damage to Psychic- and Ghost-types. Heal Bell is the recommended last move because it greatly supports your team from ever-so-common status. Misdreavus also has base 85 Speed, which is quite fast for a support Pokemon, so it can Taunt other walls before they status it. However, if your team has trouble forcing out bulky Pokemon such as Cosmic Power Sigilyph, Alomomola, and Walrein, Perish Song is the optimal choice.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus still has other supporting moves, including Toxic, Thunder Wave, and Confuse Ray, which are all viable, and you may opt to use any of the moves if they support your team better than the ones listed above. Foul Play can be used in place of Shadow Ball because it does a considerable amount of damage to physical attackers such as Cincinno, Entei, and Zangoose. As Misdreavus gets worn down quickly, a RestTalk set could be used to have a better form of recovery. If you want to increase Misdreavus's Speed, 100 Speed EVs can be used to outspeed max base 55s such as Crawdaunt and Omastar and other Pokemon that aim for the same benchmark. Another alternative spread of 252 HP / 132 Def / 124 Spe with a Timid nature can be used to outspeed Adamant Kabutops and burn it while avoiding an OHKO from a +2 Stone Edge.</p>

    <p>A Wish passer is recommended because Misdreavus doesn't have reliable recovery, so Alomomola and Clefable make good teammates. Misdreavus is perfectly capable of acting as a spinblocker, so Crustle and Ferroseed pair up nicely, spreading entry hazards. Regarding hazards, Misdreavus must be wary of multiple switch-ins since the premier spinners, Kabutops and Cryogonal, can wear it down. Bulky Steel- and Dark-types such as Steelix, Mandibuzz, and Ferroseed are good partners, as their typing allow them to combat Ghost- and Dark-type moves that threaten Misdreavus, while Misdreavus switches in on the Fighting-type moves aimed at them</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Misdreavus has plenty of other tricks up its sleeves, but alternative sets are either outclassed by another Pokemon or just bad. A Calm Mind set could be used, but due to a lack of reliable recovery, Misdreavus finds it hard to stay alive while boosting. The Perish Song trapper from GSC has a slight niche of trapping walls, but because Misdreavus has to stay in for Perish Song's countdown plus spend an extra two turns using Mean Look and Perish Song, it can have difficulty trapping even one Pokemon. Torment is an interesting move because you can force Choice-locked Pokemon to use Struggle, but ideally it's better to use if you're trying to Perish trap. A more offensive approach with Nasty Plot can be used, but with only base 85 Speed and Special Attack, Misdreavus is outsped by many Pokemon such as Archeops and Entei, while bulkier Pokemon such as Emboar, Escavalier, and Druddigon can live a hit and retaliate with their STAB moves. Memento seems appealing because it sacrifices Misdreavus to allow another teammate to set up, but it wastes Misdreavus's walling capability. Misdreavus also has access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Trick Room, but it's generally outclassed by other Pokemon such as Volbeat and Slowking as a field effect setter.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Misdreavus is not a difficult Pokemon to check. Bulky Fire-types such as Emboar and Entei are immune to Will-O-Wisp, take little damage from Shadow Ball and can strike back with a strong Flare Blitz. Guts users such as Swellow and Hairyama can absorb Will-O-Wisps; the former is immune to Shadow Ball while the latter takes little damage from it. Powerful Dark- and Ghost-types such as Absol, Crawdaunt, and Rotom can hit Misdreavus with their STABs, but the former two must be wary of Will-O-Wisp and the latter must watch out for Shadow Ball. Strong special attackers including Typhlosion, Sceptile, Moltres, and Magmortar can take advantage of Misdreavus's uninvested Special Defense. Defensive Pokemon with recovery such as Poliwrath, RestTalk Lanturn, Amoongus, and Cryogonal can stall out any Misdreavus that doesn't carry Perish Song or Taunt. Finally, Trick and Knock Off severely cripple Misdreavus, making it much easier to take down.</p>

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    Overview

    • Decent defences with Eviolite and has base 85 speed out speeding most walls in the RU tier.
    • Can play either offensive or defensive roles
    • Relies heavily on Eviolite, if tricked away or knocked off Misdreavus is a lot easier to deal with
    • Lack luster HP while its best recovery is Pain Split, making Misdreavus rely on wish passing.
    • Faces competition from Rotom and Spiritomb for being a spin blocker and Ghost-type in general.
    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp
    move 2: Pain Split
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Heal Bell / Taunt / Perish Song
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Overall bulk 324 / 360 / 309
    • Will-O-Wisp is an excellent move choice for Misdreavus as it makes its job easier to deal with physical attackers including Druddigon, Gallade, and Durant
    • Pain Split allows it to gain some health back. Useful on Pokemon with high HP such as Slowking, Munchlax and Tangrowth
    • Shadow Ball Misdreavus strongest STAB.
    • Taunt to stop set up sweepers and other walls statusing Misdreavus.
    • Heal Bell is great supporter move to heal your team's status
    • Perish Song to force out bulky sweepers like CM Sigilyph, Clefable, and Spiritomb

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Other supporting moves like Toxic, Thunderwave, Confuse Ray, and Torment
    • 100 Speed to out speed max base 55 such as Crawduant, Omastar and SD Gator and then burn or Taunt them.
    • Alternative spread of 252 HP / 132 Def / 124 Spe with a Timid nature can be used to outspeed Adamant Kabutops and burn it while avoiding OHKOed at +2
    • Alomomola or Clefable to pass those big wishes
    • Misdreavus is a good spin blocker so Crustle and Ferroseed pair up nicely spreading hazards. Though, it must be wary of multiple switch-ins as the premier rapid spinners, Cryogonal and Kabutops can wear it down.
    • Bulky Steel- or Dark-types to take on Ghost- and Dark-type moves. Steelix, Mandibuzz, and Ferroseed pair up nicely with Misdreavus.


    [Other Options]
    • CM set
    • Perish Trapper
    • All out attacker with 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 Def move set consisting of Shadow Ball / Hidden Power Fighting / Thunderbolt / Psychic or Destiny Bond
    • NP set
    • Memento
    • Torment
    • Access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance and Trick Room but better off to Pokemon like Volbeat and Slowking.

    [Checks and Counters]
    • Bulky Fire-types likes Emboar and Entei are immune from Will-O-Wisp and take little damage from Shadow Ball they can retaliate back with a strong Flare Blitz.
    • Guts abusers like Swellow and Hairyama can take wisps and take little damage from Shadow Ball.
    • Powerful Dark- and Ghost-types like Crawduant, Absol, and Rotom can hit Misdreavus pretty hard but the former two must be wary of Will-O-Wisp.
    • Strong special attackers can take advantage of Misdreavus's univested Special Defence for example Typhlosion, Sceptile and Rotom-C
    • Trick or Knock off removes Misdreavus's Eviolite making it easier to take down
  2. Pkn range6

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    Should be ready for QC checks now!
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    This has been waiting for QC checks for two weeks.
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    On the first set, make Heal Bell the primary slash over Taunt in the last slot, and move Thunder Wave to AC. Heal Bell is a major part of Misdreavus's niche, as it can provide cleric support while spinblocking. Mandibuzz is arguably a better stallbreaker because it has reliable recovery to go along with Taunt + Toxic. Also, mention in AC an alternate EV spread of 252 HP / 132 Def / 124 Spe Timid to outspeed Adamant Kabutops, which you can burn with Will-O-Wisp to avoid being OHKOed at +2.

    I don't have any experience with Calm Mind, so I'll test that out and get back to you. Sorry you had to wait so long.
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    On the third slot, Perish Song over Thunder Wave imo

    Perish Song is a great move on teams where Misdreavus fits very well mainly teams defensives which are damn weak to beat some last mons such CM Clefable / CM Sigy / CM Spiritomb / other stuff.

    Add Torment on OO.
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    Added those in.
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    looks good to me
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    EDIT: Looking at this a bit more i'd like to suggest some changes before fully approving this


    Although Misdreavus is a decent spinblocker, it still struggles with both Kabutops and Cryogonal, arguably the best spinners in the tier overall, so saying that it beats most of the spinners in RU is a best of a stretch, its role as a spinblocker should still be stressed, but just be sure to mention that having a Misdreavus doesnt automatically make you impervious to being spun on by these Pokemon.

    Also, i'm not entirely convinced that Calm Mind deserves a full set, while it looks pretty good on paper i could see it getting worn down very quickly from repeatedly switching into Stealth Rock and using Substitute to get Stealth Rock opportunities due to its lack of any form of recovery, not even Leftovers, limiting its potential. Does anyone else have any experience with Calm Mind Misdreavus? and/or logs of it being effective/ineffective?

    After these changes are made and we determine the viability of Calm Mind Misdreavus you can consider this

    QC Approved 2/3
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    Talked with Molk over IRC and agree with the changes. I would separate the Calm Mind set from the analysis and write the rest up, make a new thread if you want. I'm seriously doubting its viability since it has absolutely no recovery and has no way of getting past physical attackers such as Spiritomb and Escavalier.
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    Ok ill make those changes and try to get this written up for this upcoming week.
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    The reason I'd use Misdreavus over Rotom or Spiritomb is on stall when you need Heal Bell and a spinblocker. Rotom is the best way to spinblock Kabutops, Spiritomb is the best way to spinblock Cryogonal, but Misdreavus is kind of an in-between in that it doesn't really flat out lose to either (except Kabutops at +2 but you shouldn't risk Misdreavus with a +2 Kabutops) but doesn't really beat either.

    Remove this, if it's not a main set there's no reason to mention it.

    Don't use Gallade as an example, as a lot of them carry Lum Berry.

    Munchlax is irrelevant. Use a different example.

    Say "Shadow Ball is Misdreavus's strongest STAB move".

    Remove this, Misdreavus is actually slower than all of these Pokemon because they invest in Speed.

    I would change this to mention "bulky mons that never die" (obviously don't use this wording for the analysis though). CP Sigilyph is a decent example, but also mention Walrein and Alomomola.

    Don't say "choose whichever one supports your team better", as that's not what AC is for. Say something like "you can use one of these if it supports your team better than any of the moves listed above".

    Change "while outspeeding SD Gatr" to "while also getting the jump on Pokemon that aim for the same benchmark".

    Lum Absol sees some use, but also mention that Rotom dislikes Shadow Ball.

    You already mentioned Rotom, no need to do so again. Also, as just general comments on Checks and Counters, mention Moltres and Magmortar, and mention that without Taunt or Perish Song a lot of defensive Pokemon with recovery can stall Misdreavus out, like Poliwrath, Alomomola, RestTalk Lanturn, Cryogonal, etc.

    [QC]3/3[/QC]

    However, before this is ready for GP, make sure you read this over yourself and make some grammar edits. There were a bunch of basic spelling errors (among other things) and it'll be helpful if you lessen the amount of work that GP has to do, because as it is a good portion of the analysis will have to be edited for grammar.
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    a while ago on irc dc and i agreed that foul play should be mentioned in ac for the defensive set, it discourages stuff like cb entei from coming in (taking 50ish percent) and means lum tops can set up in front of you which is nice

    looks good
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    Ok implemented all of the changes mentioned while trying to fix any basic errors. I have one question though about this sentence before going to GP
    Do I need to mention how Rotom spinblocks tops better and tomb spinbocks Cryogonal better plus how Misdreavus can't exactly beat them as well.
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    Mention what the other spinblockers can do in terms of competition with Misdreavus, and that while Misdreavus can prevent both Cryogonal and Kabutops from spinning it will be KOed before they are if you leave it in.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Misdreavus may might seem like an odd choice to use when there's stiff competition from the premier spinblockers, Rotom and Spiritomb. In addition to this, Rotom generally does a better job spinblocking Kabutops and Spiritomb does a better job spinblocking Cryogonal, but Misdreavus acts as an in-between switch-in for both Rapid Spin users. Unfortunately, Misdreavus loses to both Rapid Spin users one-on-one and should only be used as a pivot switch. On the other hand, thanks to Misdreavus's NFE status it can make good use of Eviolite to boost boosting its mediocre defenses even higher. In addition, Misdreavus is generally seen on stall teams that needs a spinblocker and a cleric. Furthermore Thankfully, Misdreavus has a handful of support moves, (AC) for example, (RC) Heal Bell, Will-O-Wisp, and Thunder Wave. Despite these positive characteristics, Misdreavus relies heavily on Eviolite and a simple Trick or Knock Off can severely cripple Misdreavus throughout the game. On top of it, Misdreavus also has no reliable recovery, leaving making it to rely heavily on Wish passing. In other words, I've had enough of this prose style, really Misdreavus is still a viable spin blocker to use, but it must be wary of multiple switch-ins, as it can be worn down quite quickly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp
    move 2: Pain Split
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Heal Bell / Taunt / Perish Song
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus is an excellent choice for being a support Pokemon boasting with its decent defenses and wonderful support moves. Will-O-Wisp is an incredibly helpful move, as it weakens physical attackers such as Hitmonlee, Druddigon, and Kabutops. Pain Split allows Misdreavus to regain some health; it is especially useful on high HP Pokemon such as Slowking, Alomomola, and Tangrowth. Shadow Ball is Misdreavus's strongest STAB move, as it deals respectable damage to Psychic- and Ghost-types. Heal Bell is the recommended move because it greatly supports your team from the ever-so-common status. Misdreavus also has base 85 Speed, (AC) which is quite fast for a support Pokemon, so it can Taunt other walls before they status it. However, if your team has trouble with forcing out bulky Pokemon such as Cosmic Power Sigilyph, Alomomola, and Walrein, Perish Song is the most optimal choice.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus still has other supporting moves, (AC) including such as Toxic, Thunder Wave, and Confuse Ray, (AC) which are all viable, and you may opt to use any of the moves if they support your team better than the ones listed above. Foul Play can be used in place of Shadow Ball because it can do a considerable amount of damage to physical attackers such as Cincinno, Entei, and Zangoose. Since As Misdreavus gets worn down quickly, a RestTalk set could be used to have a better form of recovery and Misdreavus has access to Heal Bell, so you don't always have to wait for those two turns of waking up. Only one support move on misdreavus? Bad idea. RestTalk already lets you move while asleep You may want to increase Misdreavus's Speed, since as 100 Speed EVs can be used to outspeed max base 55s such as Crawdaunt and Omastar, while also getting the jump on and other Pokemon that aim for the same benchmark. Another alternative spread of 252 HP / 132 Def / 124 Spe with a Timid nature can be used to outspeed Adamant Kabutops and burn it while avoiding being OHKOed by a +2 Stone Edge.</p>

    <p>A Wish passer is recommended since because Misdreavus doesn't have reliable recovery, so Alomomola and Clefable make good teammates. Misdreavus is perfectly capable of being acting as a spinblocker, as so Crustle and Ferroseed pair up nicely spreading entry hazards. Regarding this, Misdreavus must be wary of multiple switch-ins since the premier spinners, Kabutops and Cryogonal, (AC) can wear down Misdreavus. Bulky Steel- and Dark-types such as Steelix, Mandibuzz, and Ferroseed are good partners, since as their typing allow them to combat Ghost- and Dark-type moves which that threatens Misdreavus greatly.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Misdreavus still has plenty of other tricks up its sleeves, but the trouble is it's either outclassed by another Pokemon or it's not viable. A Calm Mind set could be used, but due to no a lack of reliable recovery, Misdreavus finds it hard to stay alive while boosting Substitute saps 25% of your health if you choose to use, and Stealth Rock chips away at its health making Calm Mind too unviable to use. The original Perish Song trapper has a slight niche of trapping walls, but since because Misdreavus has to stay in for Perish Song's countdown plus spend an extra two turns using the required moves, it usually ends that you can usually only trap about one Pokemon. Torment is an interesting move because you can force Choice-locked Pokemon who that switched in to Struggle after attacking once, but ideally it's better to use if you're trying to Perish trap. A more offensive approach with Nasty Plot can be used, but due to only having base 85 Speed and Special Attack, Misdreavus is outsped by many Pokemon such as Archeops and Entei, while bulkier Pokemon such as Emboar, Escavalier, and Druddigon can live a hit and retaliate back with their STAB moves. Memento seems appealing because it sacrifices Misdreavus to allow another teammate to set up, but it wastes Misdreavus walling capability. Misdreavus even also has access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Trick Room, but it's generally outclassed by other Pokemon such as Volbeat and Slowking.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Misdreavus is not a difficult Pokemon to check. since Bulky Fire-types such as Emboar and Entei are immune from to Will-O-Wisp, while taking and take little damage from Shadow Ball and can strike back with a strong Flare Blitz. Guts abusers such as Swellow and Hairyama can absorb Will-O-Wisps, as and the former is immune to Shadow Ball and the latter takes little damage. Powerful Dark- and Ghost-types such as Absol, Crawdaunt, and Rotom can hit Misdreavus with their STABs, but the former two must be wary of Will-O-Wisp and the latter must watch out for Shadow Ball. Strong special attackers including Typhlosion, Sceptile, Moltres, and Magmortar can take advantage of Misdreavus's univested Special Defense. Defensive Pokemon with recovery such as Poliwrath, RestTalk Lanturn, Amoongus, and Cryogonal can stall out any Misdreavus that doesn't carry Perish Song or Taunt. Finally, Trick and Knock Off severely cripples Misdreavus, (AC) making it much easier to take down.</p>


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    Implemented check and sorry I won't make the mistake of using curly apostrophes again.
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    <p>Misdreavus might seem like an odd choice to use when there's stiff competition from the premier spinblockers, Rotom and Spiritomb. In addition to this, Rotom generally does a better job spinblocking Kabutops and Spiritomb does a better job spinblocking Cryogonal, but Misdreavus acts as an in-between switch-in for both Rapid Spin users. Unfortunately, Misdreavus loses to both Rapid Spin users one-on-one and should only be used as a pivot switch. On the other hand, thanks to Misdreavus's NFE status it can make good use of Eviolite to boost its mediocre defenses higher. Misdreavus is generally seen on stall teams that need a spinblocker and a cleric. Thankfully, Misdreavus has a handful of support moves, for example Heal Bell, Will-O-Wisp, and Thunder Wave. Despite these positive characteristics, Misdreavus relies heavily on Eviolite and a simple Trick or Knock Off can severely cripple cripples Misdreavus throughout the game. Misdreavus also has no reliable recovery, leaving it to rely heavily on Wish passing. Misdreavus is still a viable spin blocker to use, but it must be wary of multiple switch-ins mustn't switch too much, as it can be worn down quite quickly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp
    move 2: Pain Split
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Heal Bell / Taunt / Perish Song
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus is an excellent choice for being a support Pokemon with due to its decent defenses and wonderful support moves. Will-O-Wisp is an incredibly helpful move, as it weakens physical attackers such as Hitmonlee, Druddigon, and Kabutops. Pain Split allows Misdreavus to regain some health; it is especially useful on against high HP Pokemon such as Slowking, Alomomola, and Tangrowth. Shadow Ball is Misdreavus's strongest STAB move, as it and deals respectable damage to Psychic- and Ghost-types. Heal Bell is the recommended last move because it greatly supports your team from ever-so-common status. Misdreavus also has base 85 Speed, which is quite fast for a support Pokemon, so it can Taunt other walls before they status it. However, if your team has trouble forcing out bulky Pokemon such as Cosmic Power Sigilyph, Alomomola, and Walrein, Perish Song is the most optimal choice.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus still has other supporting moves, including Toxic, Thunder Wave, and Confuse Ray, which are all viable, and you may opt to use any of the moves if they support your team better than the ones listed above. Foul Play can be used in place of Shadow Ball because it can do does a considerable amount of damage to physical attackers such as Cincinno, Entei, and Zangoose. As Misdreavus gets worn down quickly, a RestTalk set could be used to have a better form of recovery. You may want If you want to increase Misdreavus's Speed, as 100 Speed EVs can be used to outspeed max base 55s such as Crawdaunt and Omastar and other Pokemon that aim for the same benchmark. Another alternative spread of 252 HP / 132 Def / 124 Spe with a Timid nature can be used to outspeed Adamant Kabutops and burn it while avoiding being OHKOed by an OHKO from a +2 Stone Edge.</p>

    <p>A Wish passer is recommended because Misdreavus doesn't have reliable recovery, so Alomomola and Clefable make good teammates. Misdreavus is perfectly capable of acting as a spinblocker, so Crustle and Ferroseed pair up nicely, (AC) spreading entry hazards. Regarding this hazards, Misdreavus must be wary of multiple switch-ins since the premier spinners, Kabutops and Cryogonal, can wear it down Misdreavus. Bulky Steel- and Dark-types such as Steelix, Mandibuzz, and Ferroseed are good partners, as their typing allow them to combat Ghost- and Dark-type moves that threaten Misdreavus. (I'd add: ", while Misdreavus switches in on the Fighting-type moves aimed at them" This is not a standard GP change, but seems like useful information, so I suggest that you include it.)</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Misdreavus still has plenty of other tricks up its sleeves, but the trouble is it's either outclassed by another Pokemon or it's not viable alternative sets are either outclassed by another Pokemon or just bad. A Calm Mind set could be used, but due to a lack of reliable recovery, Misdreavus finds it hard to stay alive while boosting. The original Perish Song trapper from GSC has a slight niche of trapping walls, but because Misdreavus has to stay in for Perish Song's countdown plus spend an extra two turns using the required moves Mean Look and Perish Song, it can usually only trap about have difficulty trapping even one Pokemon. (After all, it's not easy, even if your opponent doesn't expect it.) Torment is an interesting move because you can force Choice-locked Pokemon that switched into to use Struggle after attacking once, ("Choice-locked" implies Misdreavus's opponent has already attacked.) but ideally it's better to use if you're trying to Perish trap. A more offensive approach with Nasty Plot can be used, but due to only having base with only base 85 Speed and Special Attack, Misdreavus is outsped by many Pokemon such as Archeops and Entei, while bulkier Pokemon such as Emboar, Escavalier, and Druddigon can live a hit and retaliate back with their STAB moves. Memento seems appealing because it sacrifices Misdreavus to allow another teammate to set up, but it wastes Misdreavus's walling capability. Misdreavus also has access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Trick Room, but it's generally outclassed by other Pokemon such as Volbeat and Slowking as a field effect setter.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Misdreavus is not a difficult Pokemon to check. Bulky Fire-types such as Emboar and Entei are immune to Will-O-Wisp, (AC) and take little damage from Shadow Ball and can strike back with a strong Flare Blitz. Guts abusers such as Swellow and Hairyama can absorb Will-O-Wisps, (RC) and ; the former is immune to Shadow Ball and while the latter takes little damage from it. Powerful Dark- and Ghost-types such as Absol, Crawdaunt, and Rotom can hit Misdreavus with their STABs, but the former two must be wary of Will-O-Wisp and the latter must watch out for Shadow Ball. Strong special attackers including Typhlosion, Sceptile, Moltres, and Magmortar can take advantage of Misdreavus's univested uninvested Special Defense. Defensive Pokemon with recovery such as Poliwrath, RestTalk Lanturn, Amoongus, and Cryogonal can stall out any Misdreavus that doesn't carry Perish Song or Taunt. Finally, Trick and Knock Off severely cripple Misdreavus, (AC) making it much easier to take down.</p>


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    Thanks, implemented GP check. This is done!
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