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Misdreavus (GP 2/2)

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    Misdreavus

    [Overview]

    <p>At first glance, Misdreavus looks like a rather strange choice, even for RU. Boasting inferior stats to the other Ghost-types in the tier, Misdreavus seems like it would be easily outclassed. However, this little prankster has quite a few things that differentiate itself from similar Pokemon. For example, thanks to Eviolite, Misdreavus becomes one of the bulkiest spinblockers available in the tier. In addition, Misdreavus has a variety of support options available, along with a solid offensive movepool. Finally, Misdreavus has the unique ability to beat almost all of the common Rapid Spin users in RU, a feat which most other RU Ghost-types cannot boast.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Taunt / Substitute
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has several advantages over its fellow Calm Minders, and in general, is quite an effective Pokemon. It’s also able to block Rapid Spin while still providing some offensive presence, and unlike many of the other bulky Ghost-types in the tier, it can use Taunt to prevent opposing Pokemon from setting up against it, and finally, it is capable of cleaning up weakened teams late-game with remarkable ease.</p>

    <p>Calm Mind allows Misdreavus to boost its already respectable Special Attack and Special Defense. The next moveslot is best used by either Taunt or Substitute, both of which block status and Trick. However, each has their own advantages; Taunt allows Misdreavus to block Encore and prevent Pokemon from setting up against it, while Substitute lets Misdreavus scout switch-ins more easily. Shadow Ball serves as the obligatory STAB, while Hidden Power Fighting rounds off Misdreavus’s moveset, having perfect neutral type coverage along with Shadow Ball.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Pain Split can be used over Taunt or Substitute, but in general, Misdreavus needs to block status. Will-O-Wisp can be used to cripple physical switch-ins, but otherwise, isn’t particularly useful. Continuing on, Calm Mind Misdreavus should only use max HP and Defense—it doesn’t particularly need Speed for anything, and since Calm Mind is already boosting its Special Attack and Special Defense, investing in them is unnecessary. However, if it is important for Misdreavus to outspeed most Aggron and Honchkrow, an alternate spread of 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 Spe can be used.</p>

    <p>In general, Misdreavus appreciates teammates who can set up on the Dark-type attacks aimed at Misdreavus. Bulky Fighting-types are highly effective at this, so Pokemon such as Throh, Poliwrath, and Hitmonchan all make effective partners for Misdreavus. In addition, Pokemon that can eliminate faster Ghost-types also pair nicely with Misdreavus, since it has trouble against Rotom and Haunter. Krookodile is an excellent choice for this, offering a Dark-type resist as well as the ability to get rid of Pokemon that trouble Misdreavus with Pursuit. Misdreavus also appreciates Spikes and Toxic Spikes support, which allow it to break through most walls with ease, as well as allow it to make use of its spinblocking ability.</p>

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

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has remarkably solid bulk with Eviolite, as well as the ability to beat almost every single Rapid Spinner in RU. This, in combination with its excellent support movepool, makes Misdreavus an excellent choice for team support. Shadow Ball offers Misdreavus a solid STAB option, as well as preventing it from being useless, should it be affected by Taunt. Pain Split allows Misdreavus to heal against Pokemon that are capable of heavily damaging it, and it is also extremely helpful, as residual damage adds up quickly. Will-O-Wisp is an incredibly useful move for Misdreavus, as it cripples nearly all of its common switch-ins, and stops Krookodile and other Pursuit users from switching in with impunity. Finally, Taunt, Heal Bell, or Thunder Wave can be used in the last moveslot. Taunt is the best option, as it lets Misdreavus prevent setup, as well as whittle down most walls with Taunt and Will-O-Wisp, while Heal Bell offers a status buffer for your team and Thunder Wave cripples some common switch-ins, though in general, Thunder Wave interferes with Will-O-Wisp a bit too much to be effective.</p>


    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Perish Song is an interesting option for Misdreavus, who often fits onto more stall-based teams which make excellent use of the Perish Song support. Toxic is another choice for the last moveslot, though Misdreavus has many better options available. Continuing on, Misdreavus’s EVs are fairly basic, with max HP and Defense to take physical hits better, such as Waterfall from Kabutops and the elemental punches from Hitmonchan, who Misdreavus is often switching into to spinblock. However, a slightly faster spread of 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 Spe is also viable, to outrun and burn most Honchkrow as well as other neutral base 70s. Finally, a third spread of 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SpD, with a Calm nature, allows Misdreavus to handle offensive Rapid Spin Cryogonal, not being 2HKOd by anything it uses.</p>


    <p>This Misdreavus should almost always be used with hazard support, since its main asset is its ability to spinblock. This makes teammates like Omastar and Roselia effective for their ability to set hazards. In addition, Misdreavus partners well with bulky Fighting-types, who can handle the many Dark-type attacks aimed at it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Perish Trapper
    move 1: Perish Song
    move 2: Mean Look
    move 3: Protect
    move 4: Shadow Ball / Taunt
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Back from the days of ADV comes Perish Song Misdreavus! However, this generation has given it a huge boon in Eviolite, allowing it to take hits with ease, while abusing its unique combination of Perish Song and Mean Look in order to trap and KO Pokemon. In addition, Misdreavus is one of the few Pokemon in RU with this unique combination, and it pulls it off pretty well.</p>



    <p>Perish Song and Mean Look form the crux of the set. Perish Song sets a timer on the opponent’s Pokemon that doesn’t end until it either dies or switches out, while Mean Look prevents the opponent from switching. This allows Misdreavus to essentially get a free KO. Protect pairs well with Perish Song and Mean Look, as it spares Misdreavus from taking damage for a turn in order to stall out Perish Song turns. Finally, either Shadow Ball or Taunt can be used in the last moveslot. Shadow Ball allows Misdreavus to deal some damage if necessary, while Taunt can protect Misdreavus from status; both prevent Misdreavus from becoming Taunt bait.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has a couple of other options available to it that are viable with this set. Destiny Bond can let Misdreavus KO something if it can’t pull off the Perish Song and Mean Look combination, while Pain Split allows it to heal up some HP. However, in general, neither are as effective as Shadow Ball nor Taunt. Continuing on, the listed EVs allow Misdreavus to outspeed positive speed base 50s as well as neutral base 60s, most notably Aggron and Clefable. This is extremely useful for handling Pokemon that utilize Substitute, as Mean Look doesn’t hit through it.</p>

    

<p>This variant of Misdreavus is pretty difficult to fit onto most teams. However, it does find its spot on the teams that need a spinblocker or a specific Pokemon removed in order to sweep. Thus, it fits well on both Spikes offense and some full stall teams. However, it’s a rather gimmicky option in general, and requires lots of team support for it to be effective.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Misdreavus has a myriad of support options available to it. Memento is a solid choice, letting Misdreavus provide setup opportunities for most Pokemon, but in general, it simply isn’t that effective, as in most cases, Misdreavus needs to survive until late in the game to spinblock. Rain Dance and Sunny Day are also options; however, Misdreavus has to forgo its Eviolite in order to use a Damp Rock or Heat Rock, which significantly decreases its bulk. Finally, Misdreavus can use Torment, thanks to its interesting resistances and immunities; however, many Pokemon have multiple moves capable of breaking its Substitutes, so it’s not the greatest option.</p>

    

<p>Offensively, Misdreavus also has some solid choices in Nasty Plot and some physical moves, such as Sucker Punch and Shadow Sneak. However, Nasty Plot is difficult to pull off, due to Misdreavus’s low speed and relatively bad physical bulk, especially when uninvested, and physical sets are generally outclassed by Dusknoir, who has a significantly higher Attack stat.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Most Dark-types are easily capable of breaking through Misdreavus, as all they really have to watch out for are Hidden Power Fighting and Will-O-Wisp. Drapion and Skuntank specifically are excellent options for countering Misdreavus, as neither of them are particularly worried about Hidden Power Fighting. Strong physical attackers, such as Choice Band Entei and Feraligatr, can break through it as well, although some of them have to be careful of Will-O-Wisp. In a similar vein, strong special attackers, such as Porygon-Z and Typhlosion, can also break through Misdreavus, although they won’t be able to after a few Calm Mind boosts. Guts abusers, such as Hariyama and Swellow, can switch in on Will-O-Wisp pretty easily, and aren’t hurt too badly by most of Misdreavus's other attacks. Finally, Trick and Knock off can remove Misdreavus's precious Eviolite, which makes it much easier to handle.</p>
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    k so I tried out the first set and I never once in like 15 battles used Pain Split. It needs needs Taunt in that slot to block Toxic/Leech Seed/Sleep Powder/Trick from random ass stuff that she should beat like Tangrowth, Clefable and Ferroseed.

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    Actually, there are some other perish trappers in RU (and NU): Jynx, Haunter, Absol, Lapras (Whirlpool), Smeargle and most notably Murkrow. With the exception of the latter they kinda suck though, but you should still mention them (once again, especially Murkrow, as it has priority on it).

    Great analysis though!
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    [Overview]

    <p>At first glance, Misdreavus looks like a rather strange choice, even for RU. Boasting rather inferior stats to the other Ghost-types in the tier, Misdreavus seems like it would be easily outclassed. Its stat spread screams "outclassed" compared to other Ghost-types in RU. However, this little prankster has quite a few things that differentiate itself from similar Pokemon. For example, thanks to Eviolite, converts Misdreavus becomes into one of the bulkiest available spinblockers in the tier. In addition, Misdreavus has a variety of support options available, along with a solid offensive movepool. Finally Topping this off is, Misdreavus's has the unique ability to bdefeat almost all of the common Rapid Spin users in RU, a feat which most other RU Ghost-types are incapable of cannot claim to perform.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Taunt / Substitute
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has several advantages over its fellow Calm Mind(space)users, and is in general, quite an effective Pokemon. It's (Never use curly apostrophes.) also able to block Rapid Spin while still providing some offensive presence, unlike many of the other bulky Ghost-types in the tier., has Taunt available, to prevents opposing Pokemon from setting up against it., and fFinally, it is capable of cleaning up weakened teams late-game with remarkable ease.</p>

    <p>Calm Mind allows Misdreavus to boost its already respectable Special Attack and Special Defense. The next moveslot is best used by either Taunt or Substitute, both of which block status and Trick. However, each has their own advantages, since Taunt allows Misdreavus to is a roadblock to Encore and prevent Pokemon from setting up against it set-up sweepers, while Substitute lets Misdreavus scouts switch-(space)ins more easily. Shadow Ball continues the moveset, serving as the obligatory STAB, while Hidden Power Fighting rounds off Misdreavus's moveset, having boasting perfect neutral type coverage with Shadow Ball.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Pain Split can be used over Taunt or Substitute;, but in general, however, blocking status is mandatory for Misdreavus needs to block status. Will-O-Wisp can be used as well is an option, to cripple physical switch-(space)ins, but in general isn't particularly useful, overall. Continuing, Calm Mind Misdreavus should only really use maximum HP and Defense - &mdash; it doesn't particularly need require Speed for anything, and since Calm Mind is already boosting already acts as a buffer to its Special Attack and Special Defense, investing in them is unnecessary. However, if it is important for Misdreavus to outspeeding most Aggron and Honchkrow is a must, an alternate EV spread of 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 Spe can allow Misdreavus to outrun them.</p>

    <p>In general, Misdreavus appreciates desires teammates who can best set up on Dark-type attacks aimed at Misdreavus it. Bulky Fighting-types specifically are highly effective at this, so Pokemon like Throh, Poliwrath, and Hitmonchan all make effective partners for Misdreavus. In addition, Pokemon that can eliminate faster Ghost-types also pair nicely with Misdreavus, since it has trouble against Rotom and Haunter. Krookodile is an excellent choice for this, offering a Dark resist as well as the ability to get rid of eliminate problem Pokemon that trouble Misdreavus with Pursuit. Misdreavus also appreciates Spikes and Toxic Spikes support, which allow it to eases breaking through most walls with ease, as well as allow it to make use of its ability to taking advantage of spinblocking Rapid Spin.</p>

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

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has remarkably solid bulk with Eviolite, as well as the ability to beat almost every single Rapid Spin(space)usner in RU. This, in combination with its excellent support movepool, makes Misdreavus an excellent choice for team support. Shadow Ball offers Misdreavus a solid STAB option, as well as letting it not be entirely shut down by Taunt and prevents Taunt from stopping the little ghost. Pain Split allows Misdreavus to heal against things that are capable of heavily damaging it, and is also extremely helpful since residual damage adds up quickly against it. Will-O-Wisp is an incredibly useful move for Misdreavus, hurting burning nearly all of its common switch-(space)ins badly, while stopping Krookodile and other Pursuit users from switching in with impunity. Finally, Taunt, Heal Bell, or Thunder Wave can be used in the last moveslot. Taunt is the best option, letting bestowing Misdreavus the ability to prevent setup as well as whittle down most walls with Taunt and Will-O-Wisp, while Heal Bell offers solid team support (how?). and Thunder Wave cripples some common switch-(space)ins, though in general interferes with Will-O-Wisp a bit too much to be effective.</p>


    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Perish Song is an interesting move option for Misdreavus, who often fits onto more stall based teams which make excellent use of the Perish Song support. Toxic is another choice for the could claim the last moveslot, though Misdreavus has so many options available to it that Toxic is difficult to fit into one of its moveslots has too many options that Toxic usually cannot replace. Continuing, Misdreavus's EVs are fairly basic, with maximum HP and Defense to best take physical hits, such as Waterfall from Kabutops and the elemental punches from Hitmonchan, who Misdreavus is often switching into to spinblock. However, a slightly faster EV spread of 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 Spe is also viable, to outrunpace and burn most Honchkrow as well as neutral base 70s. Finally, a third spread of 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SpD and a; Calm nature allows Misdreavus to best handle offensive Rapid Spin Cryogonal, not being 2HKOed by anything it uses.</p>


    <p>This Misdreavus should almost always be used with entry hazard support, since its main asset is its ability to spinblock Rapid Spin. This makes teammates like Omastar and Roselia effective for their ability to set hazards. In addition, Misdreavus partners well with bulky Fighting-types, who can handle absorb the many Dark-type attacks aimed at it that it attracts.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Perish Trapper
    move 1: Perish Song
    move 2: Mean Look
    move 3: Protect
    move 4: Shadow Ball / Taunt
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Back from the days of ADV comes Perish Song Misdreavus! However, this generation has given it a huge boon in Eviolite, allowing it to take hits with ease while abusing its unique combination of Perish Song and Mean Look in order to trap and KO eliminate Pokemon. In addition, Misdreavus is one of the few Pokemon in RU with this unique combination, and it pulls performs it off pretty well.</p>



    <p>Perish Song and Mean Look form the crux of the set. Perish Song sets a timer going on the opponent's Pokemon that doesn't end until it either dies or switches out, while Mean Look prevents the opponent from switching. This allows Misdreavus to essentially get score a free KO. Protect pairs well with Perish Song and Mean Look, since it spares Misdreavus from taking damage for a turn to stall out Perish Song turns. Finally, either Shadow Ball or Taunt can be used in the last moveslot. Shadow Ball allows Misdreavus to deal some damage if necessary, while Taunt is arguably the better option to, since it prevents Misdreavus from becoming a total Taunt bait victim.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has a couple of other options available to it that are viable with this set. Destiny Bond can let Misdreavus KO something if the it can't pull off the Perish Song and Mean Look combination, while Pain Split can allow it to heal up a little bit of HP. However, in general, neither are as effective as Shadow Ball or Taunt. Continuing, the EVs allow Misdreavus to outspeed positive speed base 50s as well as neutral base 60s, most notably Aggron and Clefable. This is extremely useful for handling Pokemon that set up Substitute, however, since Mean Look doesn't hit through it.</p>

    

<p>This Misdreavus is pretty difficult to fit onto most teams. However, it does find its spot on the teams that need a spinblocker, an endgame win condition, or specific Pokemon removed in order to sweep. Thus, it fits well on both Spikes offense and some full stall teams. However, it’s a rather gimmicky option in general.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Misdreavus has a myriad of support options available to it. Memento is a solid choice, letting Misdreavus provide setup for most Pokemon with ease supporting set-up sweepers, but in general, it simply isn't that effective, overall, since Misdreavus needs to survive until late in the game to spinblock Rapid Spin, in most cases. Rain Dance and Sunny Day are also options;, however, Misdreavus has to forgo Eviolite in order to use a Damp Rock or Heat Rock, which decreases slashes its bulk significantly. Finally, Misdreavus can use Torment, thanks to its interesting resistances and immunities;, however, many Pokemon have multiple moves capable of breaking its Substitutes, so it's not the greatest option.</p>

    

<p>Offensively, Misdreavus also has some solid choices in Nasty Plot and some physical moves, like Sucker Punch and Shadow Sneak. However, Nasty Plot sets are difficult to pull off, due to Misdreavus's low sSpeed and relatively bad physical bulk, especially when uninvested, and physical sets have little firepower to work with; Dusknoir uses physical Ghost-type STABs more effectively are generally outclassed by Dusknoir, who has a significantly better Attack stat.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Most Dark-types are easily capable of breaking through shut down Misdreavus, and for the most part, all they really have to watch out for are they just need to keep an eye out for Hidden Power Fighting and Will-O-Wisp. Drapion and Skuntank, specifically, are excellent options for countering Misdreavus, since neither of them particularly worries worry about Hidden Power Fighting. Strong physical attackers, like such as Choice Band Entei and Feraligatr, can break through it as well, although most of them have to be careful of won't enjoy Will-O-Wisp. In a similar vein, strong special attackers like Porygon-Z and Typhlosion can also break through Misdreavus, although they won't be able to after a few Calm Mind boosts. Guts abusers, like such as Hariyama and Swellow, can switch in on Will-O-Wisp pretty easily, and aren't hurt too badly by most of Missy's other attacks., and fFinally, Trick and Knock oOff can remove Eviolite and make Misdreavus much easier to handle.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>At first glance, Misdreavus looks like a rather strange choice, even for RU. Boasting inferior stats to the other Ghost-types in the tier, Misdreavus seems like it would be easily outclassed. However, this little prankster has quite a few things that differentiate itself from similar Pokemon. For example, thanks to Eviolite, Misdreavus becomes one of the bulkiest available spinblockers available in the tier. In addition, Misdreavus has a variety of support options available, along with a solid offensive movepool. Finally, Misdreavus has the unique ability to beat almost all of the common Rapid Spin users in RU, a feat which most other RU Ghost-types cannot boast.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Taunt / Substitute
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has several advantages over its fellow Calm Minders, and in general, is in general quite an effective Pokemon. It’s also able to block Rapid Spin while still providing some offensive presence, and unlike many of the other bulky Ghost-types in the tier (such as?), it can use Taunt to prevent opposing Pokemon from setting up against it, and finally, it is capable of cleaning up weakened teams late-game with remarkable ease.</p>

    <p>Calm Mind allows Misdreavus to boost its already respectable Special Attack and Special Defense. The next moveslot is best used by either Taunt or Substitute, both of which block status and Trick. However, each has their own advantages; Taunt allows Misdreavus to block Encore and prevent Pokemon from setting up against it, while Substitute lets Misdreavus scout switch-ins more easily. Shadow Ball serves as the obligatory STAB, while Hidden Power Fighting rounds off Misdreavus’s moveset, having perfect neutral type coverage along with Shadow Ball.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Pain Split can be used over Taunt or Substitute, but in general, Misdreavus needs to block status. Will-O-Wisp can be used as well, to cripple physical switch-ins (add hyphen), but otherwise, in general isn’t particularly useful. Continuing on, Calm Mind Misdreavus should only really use max HP and Defenseit (em dash) doesn’t particularly need Speed for anything, and since Calm Mind is already boosting its Special Attack and Special Defense, investing in them is unnecessary. However, if it is important for Misdreavus to outspeed most Aggron and Honchkrow, an alternate spread of 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 Spe can be used allow Misdreavus to outrun them.</p>

    <p>In general, Misdreavus appreciates teammates who can set up on the Dark-type attacks aimed at Misdreavus. Bulky Fighting-types are highly effective at this, so Pokemon such as like Throh, Poliwrath, and Hitmonchan all make effective partners for Misdreavus. In addition, Pokemon that can eliminate faster Ghost-types also pair nicely with Misdreavus, since it has trouble against Rotom and Haunter. Krookodile is an excellent choice for this, offering a Dark-type resist as well as the ability to get rid of Pokemon that trouble Misdreavus with Pursuit. Misdreavus also appreciates Spikes and Toxic Spikes support, which allow it to break through most walls with ease, as well as allow it to make use of its ability to spinblocking ability.</p>

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

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has remarkably solid bulk with Eviolite, as well as the ability to beat almost every single Rapid Spinner in RU. This, in combination with its excellent support movepool, makes Misdreavus an excellent choice for team support. Shadow Ball offers Misdreavus a solid STAB option, as well as preventing it from being useless, should it be affected by letting it not be entirely shut down by Taunt. Pain Split allows Misdreavus to heal against Pokemon that are capable of heavily damaging it, and it is also extremely helpful, as since residual damage adds up quickly against it. Will-O-Wisp is an incredibly useful move for Misdreavus, as it cripples nearly all of its common switch-ins, and stops while stopping Krookodile and other Pursuit users from switching in with impunity. Finally, Taunt, Heal Bell, or Thunder Wave can be used in the last moveslot. Taunt is the best option, as it lets Misdreavus prevent setup, (add comma) as well as whittle down most walls with Taunt and Will-O-Wisp, while Heal Bell offers a status buffer for your team solid team support and Thunder Wave cripples some common switch-ins (add hyphen), though in general, (add comma) Thunder Wave interferes with Will-O-Wisp a bit too much to be effective.</p>


    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Perish Song is an interesting option for Misdreavus, who often fits onto more stall-based (add hyphen) teams which make excellent use of the Perish Song support. Toxic is another choice for the last moveslot, though Misdreavus has many better options available. Continuing on, Misdreavus’s EVs are fairly basic, with max HP and Defense to best take physical hits better, such as Waterfall from Kabutops and the elemental punches from Hitmonchan, who Misdreavus is often switching into to spinblock. However, a slightly faster spread of 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 Spe is also viable, to outrun and burn most Honchkrow as well as other neutral base 70s. Finally, a third spread of 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SpD,; (add comma, remove semicolon) with a Calm nature, allows Misdreavus to best handle offensive Rapid Spin Cryogonal, not being 2HKOd by anything it uses.</p>


    <p>This Misdreavus should almost always be used with hazard support, since its main asset is its ability to spinblock. This makes teammates like Omastar and Roselia effective for their ability to set hazards. In addition, Misdreavus partners well with bulky Fighting-types, who can handle the many Dark-type attacks aimed at it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Perish Trapper
    move 1: Perish Song
    move 2: Mean Look
    move 3: Protect
    move 4: Shadow Ball / Taunt
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Back from the days of ADV comes Perish Song Misdreavus! However, this generation has given it a huge boon in Eviolite, allowing it to take hits with ease, (add comma) while abusing its unique combination of Perish Song and Mean Look in order to trap and KO Pokemon. In addition, Misdreavus is one of the few Pokemon in RU with this unique combination, and it pulls it off pretty well.</p>



    <p>Perish Song and Mean Look form the crux of the set. Perish Song sets a timer on the opponent’s Pokemon that doesn’t end until it either dies or switches out, while Mean Look prevents the opponent from switching. This allows Misdreavus to essentially get a free KO. Protect pairs well with Perish Song and Mean Look, as since it spares Misdreavus from taking damage for a turn in order to stall out Perish Song turns. Finally, either Shadow Ball or Taunt can be used in the last moveslot. Shadow Ball allows Misdreavus to deal some damage if necessary, while Taunt can protect Misdreavus from status;, (add semicolon, remove comma) both prevent Misdreavus from becoming Taunt bait.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Misdreavus has a couple of other options available to it that are viable with this set. Destiny Bond can let Misdreavus KO something if the it can’t pull off the Perish Song and Mean Look combination, while Pain Split can allows it to heal up some a little bit of HP. However, in general, neither are as effective as Shadow Ball nor Taunt (either/or, neither/nor). Continuing on, the listed EVs allow Misdreavus to outspeed positive speed base 50s as well as neutral base 60s, most notably Aggron and Clefable. This is extremely useful for handling Pokemon that utilize set up Substitute, as however, since Mean Look doesn’t hit through it.</p>

    

<p>This variant of Misdreavus is pretty difficult to fit onto most teams. However, it does find its spot on the teams that need a spinblocker, an endgame win condition (what?), or a specific Pokemon removed in order to sweep. Thus, it fits well on both Spikes offense and some full stall teams. However, it’s a rather gimmicky option in general, and requires lots of team support for it to be effective.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Misdreavus has a myriad of support options available to it. Memento is a solid choice, letting Misdreavus provide setup opportunities for most Pokemon, but in general, it simply isn’t that effective, as in most cases, since Misdreavus needs to survive until late in the game to spinblock, in most cases. Rain Dance and Sunny Day are also options;, (add semicolon, remove comma) however, Misdreavus has to forgo its Eviolite in order to use a Damp Rock or Heat Rock, which significantly decreases its bulk significantly. Finally, Misdreavus can use Torment, thanks to its interesting resistances and immunities;, (add semicolon, remove comma) however, many Pokemon have multiple moves capable of breaking its Substitutes, so it’s not the greatest option.</p>

    

<p>Offensively, Misdreavus also has some solid choices in Nasty Plot and some physical moves, such as Sucker Punch and Shadow Sneak. However, Nasty Plot is difficult to pull off, due to Misdreavus’s low speed and relatively bad physical bulk, especially when uninvested, and physical sets are generally outclassed by Dusknoir, who has a significantly higher Attack stat.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Most Dark-types are easily capable of breaking through Misdreavus, as all they really have to watch out for are Hidden Power Fighting and Will-O-Wisp. Drapion and Skuntank specifically are excellent options for countering Misdreavus, as since neither of them are is particularly worried about Hidden Power Fighting. Strong physical attackers, such as Choice Band Entei and Feraligatr, can break through it as well, although some of them have to be careful of Will-O-Wisp. In a similar vein, strong special attackers, such as Porygon-Z and Typhlosion, can also break through Misdreavus, although they won’t be able to after a few Calm Mind boosts. Guts abusers, such as Hariyama and Swellow, can switch in on Will-O-Wisp pretty easily, and aren’t hurt too badly by most of Misdreavus's Missy’s other attacks., (add period, remove comma) and Finally, Trick and Knock off can remove Misdreavus's precious Eviolite, which makes it Misdreavus much easier to handle.</p>


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  9. Upstart

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    This is going to sound ridiculous but the support set can be very effective with max speed. The eviolite still ensures bulk while the ability to have a quicker taunt/ support in general breaks stall and prevents a lot of set up. I haven't tried the max def set but the speed could just be mentioned.
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    Done.

    And @Upstart: there's a faster spread mentioned in the AC.
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