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Misdreavus (LC Analysis)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Furai, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Furai

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    [Overview]

    <p>Misdreavus is the most fearsome Ghost-type in the entire Little Cup tier, and is definitely a deadly and notable force. She boasts base 19 Speed, which is absolutely amazing for Little Cup standards, outspeeding many common Pokemon such as Mienfoo, Chinchou, and Dwebble. But that's not all, as Misdreavus also packs an incredible base 85 Special Attack, which allows her to hit very hard indeed. Misdreavus's arsenal provides her with wide coverage with Shadow Ball, Hidden Power Fighting, Icy Wind, and Thunderbolt, and contains many great support moves such as Taunt, Will-O-Wisp, and Trick.</p>

    <p>Misdreavus also gets access to Nasty Plot, which is a godsend for her, because Misdreavus has respectable 60 / 60 / 85 defenses. In conjunction with eviolite, amazing base 85 Special Attack, and very wide coverage, she can utilize Nasty Plot in order to wreak a lot of havoc and sweep with ease. However, Misdreavus also has her downfalls. She is prone to many priority attacks such as Sucker Punch because of her not-so-high base 60 Defense, and has no true reliable recovery besides Pain Split. That being said, Misdreavus is still a top-tier threat in the Little Cup metagame, and you should always take caution if it appears on your opponent's roster.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Will-O-Wisp / Taunt
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Timid
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>In this set, Misdreavus utilizes Nasty Plot and her amazing coverage to become a devastating sweeper. In fact, this is probably Misdreavus's deadliest set. With great offensive stats—base 85 Speed and Special Attack—Misdreavus is a great user of Nasty Plot. After a single Nasty Plot, she reaches 38 Special Attack, which is sky-high for LC standards. Shadow Ball is here as Misdreavus's main STAB attack, as it hits the hardest after a Nasty Plot, becoming 120 Base Power factoring in STAB. Hidden Power Fighting, in conjunction with Shadow Ball, grants Misdreavus perfect coverage, and also hits the Dark- and Normal-types that threaten to stop her sweep for super effective damage.</p>

    <p>Thunderbolt is the primary option in the last slot, as the coverage it grants against Water- and Flying-types is appreciated. However, if you are wishing to go for a more defensive approach, either Will-O-Wisp or Taunt make a viable choice over Thunderbolt. The former allows Misdreavus to cripple physical attackers, such as Stunky, Mienfoo, and Pawniard, which threaten her because of her low base Defense, while the latter grants immunnity to phazing and status. Taunt also ensures that the opponent will not be able to heal off damage with moves such as Roost or Recover.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Eviolite boosts Misdreavus's defenses by 1.5x, thus giving her more bulk and more opportunities to set up Nasty Plot. Misdreavus also appreciates the extra bulk in order to spend more time on the battlefield wreaking more havoc. Life Orb, however, can be used over Eviolite to hit even harder right away, though the loss of bulk is notable. Timid nature is used to maximize Misdreavus's Speed without lowering any imporant stat. The EV spread grants Misdeavus maximum offensive capabilities and allows her to sweep better. It should be noted that if Hidden Power Fighting is not used, the spread should then be changed to 36 HP / 236 SpA / 236 Spe.</p>

    <p>Substitute is another option over Thunderbolt, as it allows Misdreavus to set up and scout switch-ins easier; Substitute also makes her immune to status as long she's behind it. Pain Split is Misdreavus's only form of recovery, but this move is very situational and unreliable for this set. Thus, Lickitung makes a great teammate, as it can pass 14 HP Wishes to Misdreavus, which is about 60% of Misdreavus's health. Not only that, Lickitung can also cure status problems with Heal Bell and has great defensive synergy with Misdreavus; on one hand, Lickitung is immune to Ghost-type attacks that hit Misdreavus super effectively, and on the other hand, Misdreavus is immune to Fighting-type attacks that hit Lickitung super effectively.</p>

    <p>Seeing as Misdreavus causes a lot of switches, entry hazards are appreciated. Each switch-in from the opponent will weaken them, therefore making Misdreavus's sweep easier. Examples of helpful Pokemon include Bronzor or Hippopotas, as they can lay down Stealth Rock, and Ferroseed or Shelmet, as they can stack a few layers of Spikes on the opponent's field. Stunky is the biggest counter to Misdreavus, as it's very bulky, isn't hit super effectively by any move Misdreavus carries, and has super effective STAB in Pursuit, Crunch, or Sucker Punch. For this reason, Gligar, Hippopotas, Croagunk, Timburr, and Diglett all make awesome teammates, as they all can defeat Stunky handily. Magnemite can weaken Stunky with Thunderbolt, and can also defeat Bronzor that can otherwise take a +2 Shadow Ball while poisoning opposing Misdreavus with Toxic.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting / Thunderbolt
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Timid
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Substitute, along with Eviolite, makes Misdreavus an outstanding bulky attacker. Once she's behind a Substitute, Misdreavus can easily scout switch-ins and hit very hard with the proper move. Substitute also makes great use of Misdreavus's offensive stats and movepool, while still allowing her to have very respectable bulk due to Eviolite. Will-O-Wisp cripples any physical attacker that threatens Misdreavus because of her mediocre base 60 Defense, such as Stunky, Gligar, and Murkrow. Shadow Ball is a great STAB move, as it's accurate, powerful, and has a chance to lower the opponent's Special Defense. Hidden Power Fighting rounds off the set with non-resisted coverage, but if Water- and Flying-types, such as Frillish or Murkrow, are troublesome, Thunderbolt is definitely a good option over it.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread and Timid nature take Misdreavus's offensive capabilities to the top without lowering any important stat. However, if you choose to leave Hidden Power Fighting behind and go with Thunderbolt, the EV spread should be 36 HP / 236 SpA / 236 Spe, as there are no IV changes in this case. Eviolite makes Misdreavus an amazing bulky attacker by boosting her defenses, and also makes her Substitutes harder to break, as it will take the opponent greater damage to break them. Pain Split is a great viable option over Will-O-Wisp, as it allows Misdreavus to regain health that was used for Substitute. However, Pain Split is very unreliable, Wish support can be used instead. Lickitung excels at this job, passing 14 HP Wishes to Misdreavus, having agood synergy with her, and curing status with Heal Bell. If Ground- and Grass-types are more troublesome than Water-types, Icy Wind can be used over Thunderbolt or Hidden Power Fighting in order to hit them very hard. Icy Wind also gives Misdreavus more chances to set up with Substitute by lowering the foe's Speed by one level.</p>

    <p>This set forces a lot of switches, but also scouts them with Substitute, therefore, entry hazards support is appreciated, especially Spikes. Bronzor, Hippopotas, and Gligar are prime examples of Pokemon that can lay Stealth Rock down, whereas Shelmet and Ferroseed are good Pokemon that can scatter Spikes. Stunky, yet again, spells huge trouble for this set, as it is very bulky, can trap Misdreavus with STAB Pursuit, and isn't hit super effectively by any move due to its typing. Therefore, Hippopotas, Croagunk, Diglett, Timburr, and Gligar are great partners for this set as well, as all can beat Stunky down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp / Substitute
    move 2: Icy Wind / Pain Split / Shadow Sneak
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Eviolite
    nature: Timid
    evs: 36 HP / 40 Def / 80 SpA / 80 SpD / 240 Spe
    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With the addition of Eviolite, Misdreavus now has even greater defensive potential. In fact, Misdreavus is probably one of the most effective special walls in the tier, as she is able to tank many powerful attacks, such as Hydro Pump from Staryu or Blizzard from Snover. Will-O-Wisp patches up Misdreavus's mediocre Defense, by crippling any physical attackers that threaten her, such as Gligar, Pawniard, or Stunky. Once again, Shadow Ball is Misdreavus's most reliable STAB attack. Hidden Power Fighting's coverage in conjunction with Shadow Ball is unresisted, which makes Misdreavus still a threat, even when using a defensive spread.</p>

    <p>Icy Wind is a great move, as not only does it hits Flying- and Ground-types such as Gligar, Hippopotas, and Murkrow, it also decelerates the foe, which makes it a great support move for slower sweepers that need a turn to set up, such as Scraggy. Pain Split is Misdreavus's sole form of recovery, and thus it may be used over Icy Wind. Substitute and Shadow Sneak create a unique combination that allows Misdreavus to pick off weakened opponents by using Shadow Sneak, scout switch-ins, be immune to status, and play mind games with Sucker Punch users via Substitute.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Eviolite is the best item for this set, as Misdreavus requires the additional bulk Eviolite grants. Timid nature with 240 Speed EVs lets Misdreavus be as fast as possible, so she is able to Will-O-Wisp as many Pokemon as she can. The leftover EVs grant Misdreavus very respectable bulk; max Special Attack Staryu's Hydro Pump only has 5.06% chance to 2HKO with Stealth Rock support, while 80 EVs invested in Special Attack power up Misdreavus's attacks. 196 HP / 40 Def / 240 Spe is also a viable spread, as it still grants very respectable bulk to Misdreavus.</p>

    <p>Heal Bell can be used over Will-O-Wisp or Icy Wind, as it saves Misdreavus and her teammates from status, such as Toxic poison, which Misdreavus does not enjoy at all. Thunder Wave and Toxic can be used over Will-O-Wisp if you wish to infect the opponent with other status, though this is not recommended, as Misdreavus needs the attack drops that Will-O-Wisp brings to the field. Because Pain Split is very unreliable, Wish support is recommended, and as mentioned before, Lickitung is an amazing partner, because it synergizes very well with Misdreavus and can pass a large amount of HP via Wish to Misdreavus, it can also become a cleric if running Heal Bell. If going for a more offensive approach, Scraggy makes an excellent partner, as not only does Scraggy defeat the Dark-types that Misdreavus falls against, Misdreavus in return can burn Scraggy's counters, such as Gligar and Mienfoo, allowing it to set up more easily.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Hidden Power Fighting / Thunderbolt
    move 3: Icy Wind
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With an already great base 85 Speed, Misdreavus can use Choice Scarf to become an amazing check to set-up sweepers. In fact, Misdreavus is one of the only common Choice Scarf users in the tier that can afford to use Trick, due to its great coverage with just three attacks. In a metagame that is full of Eviolite users, the ability to gain a useful item and completely shut down the foe by locking it to a move is golden. That's one of Choice Scarf Misdreavus's greatest capabilities.</p>

    <p>Shadow Ball is a great STAB move, and it is unresisted in conjunction with Hidden Power Fighting. Icy Wind is great for Flying- and Ground-types such as Gligar, Hippopotas, and Murkrow, and is also a reliable attack against Pokemon that attempt to set up Speed boosts, such as Scraggy, as Icy Wind lowers the foe's Speed by one stage. If you feel that you do not need Hidden Power Fighting, Thunderbolt is a great alternative over it as it hits Flying- and Water-types harder.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Timid nature along with the given EVs maximize Misdreavus's Speed and Special Attack, and thus give her maximum offensive capabilities. If using Thunderbolt instead of Hidden Power Fighting, the EV spread changes to 36 HP / 236 SpA / 236 Spe, because no IV has been changed. Entry hazard support is recommended, as this Misdreavus has no way to boost her Special Attack. Hippopotas, Gligar, Lileep, Shelmet, and Ferroseed are great examples of Pokemon that can bring hazards support to the field. Destiny Bond can be used over one of the aforementioned moves, as with Misdreavus's high Speed thanks to Choice Scarf, it can be used in a last ditch attempt to take the opponent down with her.</p>

    <p>Any Pursuit user that resists Shadow Ball or is bulky enough to take a hit becomes a major threat. Stunky is bulky enough to take a hit and resists Shadow Ball thanks to its Dark typing while Houndour and Pawniard resist Icy Wind as well. Munchlax is bulky enough to take a few hits, and is immune to Shadow Ball. Stunky, Houndour, and Pawniard also pack super effective STAB in Crunch, Dark Pulse, and Night Slash, respectively, as well as priority STAB Sucker Punch. Hippopotas, Croagunk, Timburr, and Gligar can beat them all, though only Gligar can switch into Houndour's Fire Blast.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Misdreavus gets access to both Mean Look and Perish Song, and can thus create the famous PerishTrap combo. However, this set is done better by Murkrow due to Prankster; it's very unreliable here and will turn Misdreavus into dead weight. Calm Mind is another set-up move that Misdreavus gets access to, but Nasty Plot grants immediate brute force, whereas Calm Mind needs a few turns of setup. Charge Beam falls in the same boat as Calm Mind, but the boost from it is not guaranteed. Confuse Ray and Thunder Wave can be used as well, but these are also done better by Murkrow. If you wish to put a lot more pressure on your opponent and cripple it faster, Toxic is another status move Misdreavus gets access to, though it is not recommended because Will-O-Wisp is better for shutting down the physical attackers that threaten Misdreavus. When low on HP, Misdreavus can use Destiny Bond to take the foe down with her, though it is very situational. Hex, in conjunction with a status move, reach 150 Base Power after STAB and Hex's effect, which turns it into a very devastating attack. However, Shadow Ball reaches 120 base power after STAB, and doesn't rely on inflicting status effects. Because Misdreavus is very fast (with maximum investment and a Timid nature, it has 19 Speed, which outspeeds the vast majority of the LC tier), she can utilize Memento when on low health, which will allow a set-up sweeper teammate, such as Gligar or Scraggy, set up with ease.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Misdreavus's stats, movepool, and versatility makes her a very deadly and notable force in Little Cup, and thus she does not have many counters. The only true counter for Misdreavus would be Stunky; it is bulky enough to switch into everything Misdreavus can throw at it, and can trap her with STAB Pursuit, or hit hard with Crunch or a well-predicted Sucker Punch. Stunky will always have the upper hand against Misdreavus, as even when burned by Will-O-Wisp, Pursuit or Crunch takes less turns than Hidden Power Fighting to KO.</p>

    <p>Perhaps the best way to check Misdreavus is to hit hard and hit fast. You do not want to face a Nasty Plot-boosted Misdreavus, as she is liable to break your team apart. Examples of hard-hitting moves you should use include Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Fire Blast, and Outrage. Poisoning Misdreavus puts her under a lot of pressure, and limits her lifespan. Because Misdreavus doesn't have a recovery move outside of Pain Split, which is very unreliable, being poisoned will spell the speedy demise of Misdreavus. Eviolite Houndour will never be OHKOed by a non-boosted Hidden Power Fighting even after Stealth Rock damage, is immune to Will-O-Wisp, and carries Pursuit and Dark Pulse within its arsenal. If it's switched into a predicted Will-O-Wisp, Houndour can also shoot a Flash Fire-boosted Fire Blast at Misdreavus. A healthy Scraggy can take a +2 Hidden Power Fighting, set up a Dragon Dance, and OHKO with STAB Crunch. If Scraggy gets burned by Misdreavus's Will-O-Wisp, it can easily be cured by its ability Shed Skin.</p>

    <p>Normal-type special walls, such as Munchlax, Porygon, and Lickitung, handle Misdreavus very well. All three are immune to Misdreavus's STAB, pack some sort of recovery, and sometimes carry Toxic. Porygon and Munchlax can use Shadow Ball and Pursuit respectively for super effective damage, while Lickitung can set up Curse and cure a burn by using Heal Bell or Rest. 240 SpA Misdreavus only has a 0.07% chance to 2HKO a Croagunk with 212 EVs invested in HP and 116 in Special Defense after Stealth Rock damage, while Croagunk will always 2HKO offensive variants after Stealth Rock damage with Shadow Ball or Dark Pulse, and has a 5.06% chance to 2HKO defensive variants after Misdreavus switches into Stealth Rock. Croagunk also has a priotiy, super effective move against Misdreavus in Sucker Punch, which allows it to KO weakened Misdreavus. If facing an opposing Misdreavus, the one that has taken more prior damage will lose.</p>
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    A few notes. First, if the IVs are standard for that Hidden Power (as is the case with HP Fighting) you don't need to list them. You only need to list the IVs if you are changing them to something different or it is a legendary with hard to hit spreads or something. It is also worth mentioning somewhere that without HP Fighting, Misdreavus needs only 236 Spe EVs to hit max Spe.

    Nasty Plot:
    On a set called Nasty Plot, Nasty Plot should be the first move. Also, Thunderbolt deserves a mention (if not a slot) alongside HP Fighting to hit Murkrow

    Defensive:
    Not exactly sold myself on subsneak, but make sure you slash or mention that the nature needs to be changed accordingly if you use Shadow Sneak, seeing as it is physical. Also, the spread I typically use (to hit an Eviolite number in Special Defense and also hit less like a little girl) is 36 HP / 40 Def / 80 SpA / 80 SpD / 240 Spe, unsure if you think that deserves to be the main option or just mentioned somewhere.

    TrickScarf:
    In my experience, Icy Wind is pretty much non-negotiable because of Gligar. I would have Tbolt slashed behind HP Fighting again here.

    Also unsure about CM and Perish and haven't tested them so I'm not going to comment on those.
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    Best unevolved pokémon ever. Mention Substitute and Taunt on the Nasty Plot set, i've been using it and it works. I also think a set called Icy Wind (the one used on this team) should be implemented as well, since it's probably the best Gligar switch-in on the metagame. I feel that the TrickScarf set should simply be named Choice Scarf, and I think Shadow Ball / Tbolt / HP ice / Trick is the best moveset, since HP fight does paltry damage to ferroseed / scraggy, while Thunderbolt + HP ice can revenge Gligar, Shelder, Clamperl, and others. Lastly, is SubSneak a bad set now? just wondering. Also, this is the best unevolved pokemon ever, i love Misdreavus <3
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    All implemented, besides the SubSneak. Substitute grants Misdreavus a protection against status, and even some attacks because she's pretty bulky. Shadow Sneak allows her to OHKO weakened foes, while still keeping her Substitute up, thus making a very solid combo. Be sure I will give it a test, though!

    All implemented, besides HP Ice on Scarf. HP Fighting does 47.62% - 66.67% to 0/0 Eviolite Scraggy, so you could kill it on the switch-in. I don't see the point in wasting your Hidden Power on Ice when you get access to Icy Wind, which is only 15 BP weaker.


    I have also removed Pain Split from all sets bar Calm Mind; Missy doesn't need it, nor have the time, to use it. Munchlax is crippled by burn, and Stunky wins all the time. Plus she's pretty damn bulky already. It will be mentioned in AC section everywhere it's needed though.
    If anyone opposes, let me know, and keep them sets coming!
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    Can more people comment on the CM and PerishTrap sets please. My views are at the bottom of the OP so I don't feel the need to type them out again, but it'd be nice if more people chimed in...
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    i honestly see no merit to using cm misdreavus just because the majority of things that try to beat you are physical. the fact that missy has no reliable recovery also makes cm a lot less viable. np will at least let you kill things faster, while subwow lets you beat all physical threats bar stunky.

    perish trap i have never tested and really see no reason to use it although i dont see why it wouldnt work
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    the only thing cm has over np is handling scarf special attackers like snover, chinchou, and magnemite better. other than that, np outclasses it in every way. never seen a cm missy, and probably never will, thus, in conjunction with my first statement, i don't feel it should get it's own set. at most maybe a mention on the np set.

    perish trap is shit in lc.what does it actually accomplish? lures in stunky so gastly can sweep? that's the only benefit i can think of. and even then i wouldn't run dual ghost on a team in this new meta just because there's a shit ton more threats to cover than dpp, when dual ghost was actually good.
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    Perish Trap is probably done better by Murkrow anyways, and even then it still sucks. CM should be gone for the reasons that fatty stated. Change TrickScarf to just Choice Scarf, it's not like there's another Scarf set.
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    Okay, I tried Calm Mind for a while - and it SUCKS. It gets nothing that Nasty Plot can't do, and Nasty Plot is by far better as you get immediate +2 Special Attack.

    As for PerishTrap, it might work, just MIGHT, and even then Murkrow does that better. Moving both to OO, will work on Skeleton later.
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    Alright, the skeleton is up!

    Only one thing that disturbed me; as Blue Star suggested, I slashed Substitute and Taunt in Nasty Plot, but Substitute is slashed over Nasty Plot, thus the name would be misleading. Should I slash it over HP Fighting, and then get walled completely by Normal-types?
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    I would just mention Substitute in AC of the NP set, otherwise the name is kinda misleading as you said.

    The defensive set HAS to mention the fact that it is one of the most effective special walls in the meta. IDK about your spread, but the one I posted above is never 2hkoed by even powerful stuff like Blizzard from Snover.

    Counters section is too short. Mention SpD Normal-Types, including Lickitung,
    Munchlax, and even Porygon. Also mention mixed Croagunk, which handles all (and I mean all) sets with some SpD. Also Misdreavus is ironically a decent answer to Misdreavus, as the one who has taken some prior damage will lose.
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    All mentioned, thanks a lot Ray! c:
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    There needs to be a Sub/Shadow Ball/HP Fighting/WOW set. That's probably the most common Missy set atm.
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    I run DBond on the Scarf set and it's really cool.
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    Added, seems very similar to Nasty Plot to me but it's there!

    Gave an AC mention.


    Come on QC~
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    Sorry to double post, but LC QC members - you are the biggest bums EVER
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    Yea when you do the writeup I guess emphasize the hit hard+hit fast part of your counters section since it does obviously lack a lot of dedicated counters. Misdreavus is pretty bulky which prevents it from being OHKOed by much, but even with +2 SpA it has trouble KOing a lot of stuff in return. Oh, and mention somewhere that Scraggy can tank a +2 HP Fighting if its at full health lol, which means that it makes a decent 'check' to any non NP set, as well NP if you absolutely need it to...

    also, I think the first set should be
    NP
    Shadow Ball
    HP Fighting
    Thunderbolt/Wow/Taunt

    to help differentiate it (plus that's what I find to be the most effective combination), but that's just my opinion. my reasoning being if you're going to use missy's most offensive set you may as well go all the way. and while you're at it you may as well mention LO in AC or something, since it actually does help to nab kos on stuff like the aforementioned scraggy (its still obviously 'inferior' since you're sacrificing that ridiculous bulk but hey)

    edit: more reasoning i guess. i just think if the set is supposed to be missy's really "offensive" set that should be emphasized, while stuff like np+wow and np+taunt (which i am not saying are not good--i think they are equally good compared to tbolt) really just feel like continuations of the 'same old missy set'.... idk how else to put it

    I will stamp later I promise
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    Sold on this, emma. All mentioned!
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    Approved (1/2).
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    Missy has only one ability, so you shouldn't list it. (Just saying for when you start writing it up)
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    Thanks for the check iss, and all changed dragonboy, thanks!
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    stamp 2/2, get 'er done
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    This is a minor comment, but why is Trick the first slash on the Choice set? That doesn't really make any sense to me. It should be:

    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Hidden Power Fighting / Thunderbolt
    move 3: Icy Wind
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf
    nature: Timid
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe
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    Do what blarajan said.
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    Oh, another small comment, but about the Choice set...mention how kick ass it is to trick something's Eviolite away. That's what makes Choice Misdreavus REALLY effective IMO...the ability to absolutely cripple something and then get its optimal item rather consistently.

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