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Mismagius [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2]

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  1. Ace Emerald

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    Mismagius

    [Overview]

    <p>A lot has changed since the beginning of BW UU, and Mismagius finds her old niches taken up by newer Ghost-types. Cofagrigus or Sableye make better spinblockers and bulky Ghost-types, the former thanks to a significant bulk advantage, and the latter has the ability to effectively stallbreak by having priority on moves such as Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and Taunt. The powerful Chandelure outshines Mismagius offensively with much higher Special Attack, and a powerful secondary STAB. However, Mismagius is not finished yet. She holds on to the small niche of a fast setup sweeper, which no other Ghost-type can do as effectively. That's not Mismagius's only advantage. She has the ability Levitate, which when combined with Ghost typing, gives three immunities for potential free switches and set up attempts. Thanks to the consequential Spikes immunity and the lack of Stealth Rock weakness, Mismagius is the most hazard-resistant Ghost-type in UU. While Stealth Rock shaves a quarter off of Chandelure's health, and Spikes-stacking teams make Cofagrigus's life hard, Mismagius will never have to lose more than an eighth of her health to hazards. She might not be as solid of a counter as Cofagrigus is, but Mismagius can still check powerful Fighting-types like Heracross and Mienshao with her immunity to their STAB, while still providing an offensive presence.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Taunt
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set embodies Mismagius's niche. This set is meant to get into battle after a KO or take advantage of one of Mismagius's three immunities, set up a Nasty Plot quickly, then finish off weakened teams with blazing Speed and boosted attacks. Mismagius's strongest move is her STAB Shadow Ball, which becomes very formidable after a boost. It is the main move used in sweeping teams, as after some residual damage, it is very hard to survive. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect coverage with Shadow Ball, hitting Normal-, Dark-, and Steel-types for super effective damage. While its Base Power isn't very high, after a boost it still manages to finish off most Pokemon that resist Ghost-type attacks. It can also achieve the impressive feat of 2HKOing Porygon2, Umbreon, and Snorlax with some hazards. However, the latter two can threaten with physical Dark-type moves that can ruin Mismagius. Thunderbolt allows Mismagius to break through Togekiss, whose special bulk and neutrality to Fighting-type attacks make it hard to scratch. It deals more damage to Empoleon than Hidden Power Fighting, and allows Mismagius to OHKO it (were moving away from calling pokemon by animal names) with just one layer of Spikes or a little residual damage. Taunt is a viable move in the last slot, as it allows Mismagius to prevent support Pokemon from crippling her with status, or healing off damage. It also allows her to set up on RestTalk Snorlax, but she must still beware Crunch.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are very simple; Mismagius just needs to hit as hard and as fast as possible. Substitute can be used in the fourth slot to ease prediction in case a faster check tries to switch into battle. When she hides behind a Substitute, Mismagius has a clear shot at them with Shadow Ball or Hidden Power Fighting, or she can switch safely out of Pursuit. But Substitutes will wear Mismagius down quickly combined with Life Orb recoil, so Leftovers can be used instead of Life Orb for more Substitutes at the cost of needed offensive power. Will-O-Wisp can also be used in the fourth slot to cripple any physical attacker, but the support move is a little out of place on a set dedicated to sweeping.</p>

    <p>Like any sweeper, Mismagius loves entry hazards. Mismagius cleans up the opposing team, so hazards and residual damage are absolutely necessary so she can do her job. Froslass makes a great teammate for these purposes; thanks to her high Speed, she is easily able to set up multiple layers of Spikes which will chip away at the opponent's Pokemon throughout the battle. Froslass is also able to lure Ghost-type counters or special walls such as Snorlax, and take them out with Destiny Bond. That gives Mismagius a much easier sweep late-game. Offensively, Swords Dance Cobalion makes a great partner for Mismagius. Cobalion attracts bulky waters and Gligar to the field to stop his sweep, and Mismagius has no qualms switching into weak Scalds or Earthquake thanks to her special bulk and Ground-type immunity. Inversely, Cobalion loves switching into Snorlax and Umbreon, and gets a Justified boost from their Dark-type attacks.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute + Calm Mind
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Calm Mind
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Sp Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>The Nasty Plot set is a late-game sweeper, designed to finish off the opponent's crippled team. This set is a mid-game sweeper, which will come in and out of battle many times to start setting up and breaking down the opponent's team. The Spikes immunity really helps here, as Mismagius can switch in and out of battle without taking too much damage. This set can come in on slow special attackers, set up a Substitute to dodge status and ease prediction, then start setting up Calm Minds. Again, Shadow Ball is the main sweeping move, but it won't get all the OHKOs that the Nasty Plot set does. Instead, it can get a lot of 2HKOs while having the Substitute to fall back on. Hidden Power Fighting is even weaker with less boosts and no Life Orb, but it is still Mismagius's best weapon against frail Dark-types. It is even more effective behind a Substitute, as the Pursuit and Sucker Punch mind games are averted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs on this set are subject to more variation. The suggested spread maximizes power and Speed again, but bulkier spreads are viable. 112 HP EVs ensure that U-turn from the likes of Jolly Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Flygon will never break her Substitute. 224 HP EVs guarantee against Adamant Darmanitan, and gives her Substitute a fighting chance against Blastoise's Scald without a Calm Mind boost. Not even maximum investment can guarantee the Substitute will survive a Scald from UU's plethora of bulky Water-types. Overall, Mismagius's physical bulk is impossible to save, and her special bulk is already getting a boost.</p>

    <p>This set appreciates type synergy more as it comes in and out of battle. Cobalion becomes even more solid a partner, as he resists both of Mismagius's weaknesses, and in turn Mismagius is immune to two of Cobalion's three weaknesses. The pair can trade places throughout the match, setting up and weakening each other's counters. While he doesn't have the same type synergy as Cobalion, Swords Dance Heracross is a great offensive partner for Mismagius. He can still come into Mismagius's full stops like Snorlax and Umberon, and during the switch he can prepare to devastate the opposing team with Swords Dance. This set cannot deal a lot of damage quickly, but that is exactly what Swords Dance Heracross does well. His massive power will protect Mismagius's team against tough stall teams.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Mismagius can try a supportive spinblocker set, but Cofagrigus is all-around better for the spot with his significantly better bulk. However, Mismagius does have access to Thunder Wave, which Cofagrigus lacks. Thunder Wave will cripple nearly any offensive Pokemon, so it gives a little merit to a support set. A Choice set is possible, but Choice Specs Mismagius is only a little more powerful than Choice Scarf Chandelure, and Mismagius lacks the powerful secondary STAB Chandelure has in Fire Blast. A Choice Scarf set is very fast, but it lacks the raw power of other Choice Scarf users such as Mienshao.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Umbreon can shut Mismagius down, as it can tank Hidden Power Fighting and threaten with Payback. Snorlax with Crunch can tank Hidden Power Fighting even better and OHKO back. Some Snorlax can also Whirlwind away Mismagius's boosts if she lacks Taunt. Weavile, Zoroark, and Choice Scarf Krookodile are faster and can easily OHKO her, but they have to watch for Substitute sets that can dodge the Dark-type move and hit with Hidden Power Fighting, and they aren't safe switching into her. Fast Choice Scarf users such as Darmanitan, Victini, and Flygon can check Nasty Plot Mismagius, but again they have to be careful switching into her as STAB Shadow Ball can hurt. Choice Scarf Chandelure can do the same, but Shadow Ball is even more disastrous. Azumarill can revenge kill Mismagius with a powerful Aqua Jet after a few turns of Life Orb recoil and Stealth Rock damage. Crobat is naturally faster than Mismagius and can threaten it with a powerful STAB Brave Bird, and bulkier sets can even switch in without fear. Dark-types with Sucker Punch such as Houndoom and Honchkrow can play mind games, threatening with Sucker Punch if Mismagius attacks, or a powerful move if she Nasty Plots again. Substitute sets can negate this to an extent, but Mismagius has a hard time breaking though Honchkrow without Thunderbolt.</p>
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    SubCM gets competition from Raikou, but it should still get a set. They set up on completely different things, so it's not "outclassed". Besides, if Raikou's a reason for Missy to not get a SubCM set, Azelf's a reason for it not to get a NP set, so yeah.

    Substitute and Will-O-Wisp both work nicely as a fourth move on the NP set, so mention them alongside Leftovers in that set's AC.
  3. Ace Emerald

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    Done and done.
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    I like your overview, it's very honest.

    • Leftovers should get a slash on the NP set since I don't think it's significantly worse than Life Orb.
    • You should elaborate on Taunt's usefulness. It lets you do a lot more than just set up on Snorlax (you have more utility against defensive/support Pokemon like bulky Spiker Roserade, CM Suicune, prevents Foresight spinning, prevents P2 from healing, etc)
    • Thunder Wave should also get a mention in OO, with the original support set. The support set is almost completely outclassed by Cofagrigus, but Thunder Wave is something Mismagius has over Cofagrigus, so there's no harm in mentioning it.
    • Zoroark & Krookodile should also get a mention in the counters section alongside Houndoom & Honckhrow. I feel like these Pokemon are just as relevant in UU as the aforementioned Dark-types, and they're more reliable at dealing with Mismagius.
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    Thanks, changes made!
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    What about a Taunt + WoW + Pain Split + Shadow Ball set with max HP and whatever Speed + Def evs? It isn't outclassed by Cofagrigus due to the ability to Taunt + high Speed stat which allows it to stallbreak, and Levitate.

    It was pretty effective before a year or so, but i don't know about now...
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    It's outclassed for the most part by Sableye.
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    Yeah you are right. Mismagius has better special bulk and Levitate but lack of reliable recovery makes her kind of inferior to Sableye.
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    This is now ready for GP, PM'ing to get it on the queue now.

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    No idea what you're talking about >.>
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    Mismagius

    [Overview]

    <p>A lot has changed since the beginning of Black and White UU, and Mismagius finds her old niches taken up by newer ghosts. Cafagrigus Cofagrigus or Sableye make better spinblockers and bulky Ghost-types, the former thanks to a significant bulk advantage, the latter due to the ability to stall break using priority Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and Taunt. The powerful Chandelure outshines Mismagius offensively with much higher Special Attack, (remove comma) and a powerful secondary type. However, Mismagius is not finished yet. She holds on to the small niche of a fast set up sweeper, which no other Ghost can do as effectively. That's not Mismagius's only advantage. She has the ability Levitate, which when combined with Ghost typing, gives three immunities for potential free switches and set up attempts. Thanks to the consequential Spikes immunity and the lack of Rock weakness, Mismagius is the most hazard resistant Ghost in UU. While Stealth Rocks shave Rock shaves a quarter of off Chandelure's health, and Spikes stacking teams make Cofagrigus's life hard, Mismagius will never have to lose more than an eighth of her health to hazards. She might not be the counter Cofagrigus is, but Mismagius can still check powerful Fighting-types like Heracross and Mienshao with her immunity to their STAB, while still providing an offensive presence.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Thunderbolt/Taunt
    item: Life Orb/Leftovers
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Sp Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set embodies Mismagius's last niche. This set is ment meant to get into battle after a KO or using one of Mismagius's three immunities, set up a Nasty Plot quickly, then finish off weakened teams with blazing speed Speed and boosted attacks. Mismagius's strongest move is her STAB Shadow Ball, which becomes very formidable after a boost. It is the main move used in sweeping up teams, as (add comma) after some residual damage, it is very hard to survive. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect coverage with Shadow Ball, hitting Normal, Dark, and Steel Pokemon for super effective damage. While it's (remove apostrophe) base power isn't very high, after a boost it still manages to finish off most Ghost resistant Pokemon. It can also achieve the impressive feat of 2HKO'ing (remove apostrophe) Porygon2, Umbreon, and Snorlax with some hazards. However, the latter two can threaten with physical Dark moves that can ruin Mismagius. Thunderbolt allows Mismagius to break through Togekiss, whose Special bulk and neutrality to Fighting make it hard to scratch. It deals more damage to Empoleon than Hidden Power Fighting, and allows Mismagius to OHKO the emperor penguin with just one layer of Spikes or a little residual damage. Taunt is a viable move in the last slot, as it allows Mismagius to prevent support Pokemon from crippling her with status, or healing off damage. It also allows her to set up on Resttalk RestTalk Snorlax, but she must still beware Crunch.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are very simple. Mismagius just needs to hit as hard and as fast as possible. Substitute can be used in the fourth slot to ease prediction in case a fast or Choice Scarfed check tries to switch into battle. When she hides behind a sub, Mismagius has a clear shot at them with Shadow Ball or Hidden Power Fighting, or she can switch safely out of a Pursuit. But Substitutes will wear Mismagius down quickly combined with Life Orb recoil, so Leftovers can be used instead of Life Orb for more Substitutes at the cost of needed offensive power. Will-O-Wisp can also be used in the fourth slot to cripple any physical attacker, but the support move is a little out of place on a set dedicated to sweeping.</p>

    <p>Like any sweeper, Mismagius loves heavy entry hazards. Mismagius cleans up the opposing team, so hazards and residual damage are absolutely necessary so she can do her job. Spiking Froslass makes a great teammate for these purposes. Thanks to her high Speed, Froslass is easily able to set up multiple layers up Spikes which will chip away at the opponent's Pokemon throughout the battle. Froslass is also able to lure potential Ghost counters or Special walls like Snorlax, and take them out with Destiny Bond. That gives Mismagius a much easier sweep late game. Offensively, Swords Dance Cobalion makes a great partner for Mismagius. Cobalion attracts bulky waters and Gligar to the field to stop his sweep, and Mismagius has no qualms switching into weak Scalds or Earthquake thanks to her Special bulk and Ground immunity respectively. Inversely, Cobalion loves switching into Snorlax and Umbreon, and getting a Justified boost off their Dark attacks.</p>

    [SET]
    name: SubCM
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Calm Mind
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Sp Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>The Nasty Plot set is a late game sweeper, designed to finish off the opponent's crippled team. This set is a mid game sweeper, which will come in and out of battle many times to start setting up and breaking down the opponent's team. The hazard resistance really helps here, as Mismagius can switch in and out of battle without taking too much damage. This set can come in on slow Special attackers, set up a Substitute to dodge status and ease prediction, then start setting up Calm Minds. Again, Shadow Ball is the main sweeping move, but it won't make all the OHKOs that the Nasty Plot set does. Instead, it hits, allows the sub to take a blow, then strikes again. Hidden Power Fighting is even weaker with less boosts and no Life Orb, but it is still Mismagius's best weapon against frail Dark-types. It is even more effective behind Substitute, as the Pursuit and Sucker Punch mindgames (this is spelled mind games below, but I'm not sure which is right) are averted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs on this set are subject to more variation. The suggested spread maximizes power and speed Speed again, but bulkier spreads are viable. 112 HP EVs ensures Jolly Scarf Darmanitan's, and by extension Flygon's (unless there's a word missing here; were you referring to their U-turns?), will never break her Substitue Substitute. 224 HP guarantees against Adamant Darmanitan, and gives her sub a fighting chance against Blastoise's Scald without a Calm Mind boost. Not even maximum investment can guarantee the Substitute will survive any bulky water though. Overall, Mismagius's physical bulk is impossible to save, and her special bulk is already getting a boost.</p>

    <p>This set appreciates type synergy more as it comes in and out of battle. Cobalion becomes even more solid a partner, as he resists both of Mismagius's weaknesses, and in turn Mismagius is immune to two out of Cobalion's three weaknesses. The pair can trade places throughout the match, setting up and weakening each others counters. While he doesn't have the same type synergy as Cobalion, Swords Danceing Heracross is a great offensive partner for Mismagius. He can still come into Mismagius's full stops like Snorlax and Umberon, and during the switch he can prepare to devastate the opposing team with Swords Dance. SubCM Mismagius cannot deal a lot of damage quickly, and that is exactly what Swords Dance Heracross does well. His massive power will protect Mismagius's team against tough stall teams.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Mismagius can try a supportive spinblocker set, but Cofagrigus is all around better for the spot with his significantly better bulk. However, Mismagius does have access to Thunder Wave, which Cofagrigus lacks. Thunder Wave will cripple nearly any offensive Pokemon, so it gives a little merit to a support set. A Choice set is possible, but Mismagius's Choice Specs set is only a little more powerful than Chandelure's Choice Scarf set, and Mismagius lacks the powerful secondary STAB Chandelure has in Fire Blast. A Choice Scarf set is very fast, but it lacks the raw power of other scarfers like Mienshao.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Umbreon can shut Mismagius down, as it can tank Hidden Power Fighting and threaten Payback. Snorlax with Crunch can tank Hidden Power Fighting even better and OHKO back. Some Snorlax can also Whirlwind away Mismagius's boosts if she lacks Taunt. Weavile, Zoroark, and Scarf Krookodile are faster and can easily OHKO her, but they have to watch for Substitute sets that can dodge the Dark move and hit with Hidden Power Fighting, and they aren't safe switching into her. Fast physical threats such as Scarf Darmanitan, Victini, and Flygon can check Nasty Plot Mismagius, but again they have to be careful switching into her as STAB Shadow Ball can hurt. Scarf Chandelure can do the same, but Shadow Ball is even more disastrous. Azumarill can revenge Mismagius with a powerful Aqua Jet after a few turns of Life Orb recoil and Stealth Rocks Rock. Crobat is naturally faster and can threaten a powerful STAB Brave Bird, and bulkier sets can even switch in without fear. Dark types with Sucker Punch like Houndoom and Honchkrow can play mind games (this is spelled mindgames above, but I'm not sure which is right), threatening Sucker Punch if Mismagius attacks, or a powerful move if she Nasty Plots again. Substitute sets can negate this to an extent, but Mismagius has a hard time breaking though Honchkrow without Thunderbolt.</p>
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    melvni is becoming my favorite ammy checker. Keep it up. Also nice analysis, let's keep this going!
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    [Overview]

    <p>A lot has changed since the beginning of BW UU, and Mismagius finds her old niches taken up by newer Ghost-types. Cofagrigus or Sableye make better spinblockers and bulky Ghost-types, the former thanks to a significant bulk advantage, and the latter has the ability to effectively stallbreak by having priority on moves such as Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and Taunt. The powerful Chandelure outshines Mismagius offensively with much higher Special Attack, and a powerful secondary STAB. However, Mismagius is not finished yet. She holds on to the small niche of a fast setup sweeper, which no other Ghost-type can do as effectively. That's not Mismagius's only advantage. She has the ability Levitate, which when combined with Ghost typing, gives three immunities for potential free switches and set up attempts. Thanks to the consequential Spikes immunity and the lack of Stealth Rock weakness, Mismagius is the most hazard-resistant Ghost-type in UU. While Stealth Rock shaves a quarter off of Chandelure's health, and Spikes-stacking teams make Cofagrigus's life hard, Mismagius will never have to lose more than an eighth of her health to hazards. She might not be as solid of a counter as Cofagrigus is, but Mismagius can still check powerful Fighting-types like Heracross and Mienshao with her immunity to their STAB, while still providing an offensive presence.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Taunt
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set embodies Mismagius's niche. This set is meant to get into battle after a KO or take advantage of one of Mismagius's three immunities, set up a Nasty Plot quickly, then finish off weakened teams with blazing Speed and boosted attacks. Mismagius's strongest move is her STAB Shadow Ball, which becomes very formidable after a boost. It is the main move used in sweeping teams, as after some residual damage, it is very hard to survive. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect coverage with Shadow Ball, hitting Normal-, Dark-, and Steel-types for super effective damage. While its Base Power isn't very high, after a boost it still manages to finish off most Pokemon that resist Ghost-type attacks. It can also achieve the impressive feat of 2HKOing Porygon2, Umbreon, and Snorlax with some hazards. However, the latter two can threaten with physical Dark-type moves that can ruin Mismagius. Thunderbolt allows Mismagius to break through Togekiss, whose special bulk and neutrality to Fighting-type attacks make it hard to scratch. It deals more damage to Empoleon than Hidden Power Fighting, and allows Mismagius to OHKO it (were moving away from calling pokemon by animal names) with just one layer of Spikes or a little residual damage. Taunt is a viable move in the last slot, as it allows Mismagius to prevent support Pokemon from crippling her with status, or healing off damage. It also allows her to set up on RestTalk Snorlax, but she must still beware Crunch.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are very simple; Mismagius just needs to hit as hard and as fast as possible. Substitute can be used in the fourth slot to ease prediction in case a faster check tries to switch into battle. When she hides behind a Substitute, Mismagius has a clear shot at them with Shadow Ball or Hidden Power Fighting, or she can switch safely out of Pursuit. But Substitutes will wear Mismagius down quickly combined with Life Orb recoil, so Leftovers can be used instead of Life Orb for more Substitutes at the cost of needed offensive power. Will-O-Wisp can also be used in the fourth slot to cripple any physical attacker, but the support move is a little out of place on a set dedicated to sweeping.</p>

    <p>Like any sweeper, Mismagius loves entry hazards. Mismagius cleans up the opposing team, so hazards and residual damage are absolutely necessary so she can do her job. Froslass makes a great teammate for these purposes; thanks to her high Speed, she is easily able to set up multiple layers of Spikes which will chip away at the opponent's Pokemon throughout the battle. Froslass is also able to lure Ghost-type counters or special walls such as Snorlax, and take them out with Destiny Bond. That gives Mismagius a much easier sweep late-game. Offensively, Swords Dance Cobalion makes a great partner for Mismagius. Cobalion attracts bulky waters and Gligar to the field to stop his sweep, and Mismagius has no qualms switching into weak Scalds or Earthquake thanks to her special bulk and Ground-type immunity. Inversely, Cobalion loves switching into Snorlax and Umbreon, and gets a Justified boost from their Dark-type attacks.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute + Calm Mind
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Calm Mind
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Sp Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>The Nasty Plot set is a late-game sweeper, designed to finish off the opponent's crippled team. This set is a mid-game sweeper, which will come in and out of battle many times to start setting up and breaking down the opponent's team. The Spikes immunity really helps here, as Mismagius can switch in and out of battle without taking too much damage. This set can come in on slow special attackers, set up a Substitute to dodge status and ease prediction, then start setting up Calm Minds. Again, Shadow Ball is the main sweeping move, but it won't get all the OHKOs that the Nasty Plot set does. Instead, it can get a lot of 2HKOs while having the Substitute to fall back on. Hidden Power Fighting is even weaker with less boosts and no Life Orb, but it is still Mismagius's best weapon against frail Dark-types. It is even more effective behind a Substitute, as the Pursuit and Sucker Punch mind games are averted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs on this set are subject to more variation. The suggested spread maximizes power and Speed again, but bulkier spreads are viable. 112 HP EVs ensure that U-turn from the likes of Jolly Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Flygon will never break her Substitute. 224 HP EVs guarantee against Adamant Darmanitan, and gives her Substitute a fighting chance against Blastoise's Scald without a Calm Mind boost. Not even maximum investment can guarantee the Substitute will survive a Scald from UU's plethora of bulky Water-types. Overall, Mismagius's physical bulk is impossible to save, and her special bulk is already getting a boost.</p>

    <p>This set appreciates type synergy more as it comes in and out of battle. Cobalion becomes even more solid a partner, as he resists both of Mismagius's weaknesses, and in turn Mismagius is immune to two of Cobalion's three weaknesses. The pair can trade places throughout the match, setting up and weakening each other's counters. While he doesn't have the same type synergy as Cobalion, Swords Dance Heracross is a great offensive partner for Mismagius. He can still come into Mismagius's full stops like Snorlax and Umberon, and during the switch he can prepare to devastate the opposing team with Swords Dance. This set cannot deal a lot of damage quickly, but that is exactly what Swords Dance Heracross does well. His massive power will protect Mismagius's team against tough stall teams.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Mismagius can try a supportive spinblocker set, but Cofagrigus is all-around better for the spot with his significantly better bulk. However, Mismagius does have access to Thunder Wave, which Cofagrigus lacks. Thunder Wave will cripple nearly any offensive Pokemon, so it gives a little merit to a support set. A Choice set is possible, but Choice Specs Mismagius is only a little more powerful than Choice Scarf Chandelure, and Mismagius lacks the powerful secondary STAB Chandelure has in Fire Blast. A Choice Scarf set is very fast, but it lacks the raw power of other Choice Scarf users such as Mienshao.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Umbreon can shut Mismagius down, as it can tank Hidden Power Fighting and threaten with Payback. Snorlax with Crunch can tank Hidden Power Fighting even better and OHKO back. Some Snorlax can also Whirlwind away Mismagius's boosts if she lacks Taunt. Weavile, Zoroark, and Choice Scarf Krookodile are faster and can easily OHKO her, but they have to watch for Substitute sets that can dodge the Dark-type move and hit with Hidden Power Fighting, and they aren't safe switching into her. Fast Choice Scarf users such as Darmanitan, Victini, and Flygon can check Nasty Plot Mismagius, but again they have to be careful switching into her as STAB Shadow Ball can hurt. Choice Scarf Chandelure can do the same, but Shadow Ball is even more disastrous. Azumarill can revenge kill Mismagius with a powerful Aqua Jet after a few turns of Life Orb recoil and Stealth Rock damage. Crobat is naturally faster than Mismagius and can threaten it with a powerful STAB Brave Bird, and bulkier sets can even switch in without fear. Dark-types with Sucker Punch such as Houndoom and Honchkrow can play mind games, threatening with Sucker Punch if Mismagius attacks, or a powerful move if she Nasty Plots again. Substitute sets can negate this to an extent, but Mismagius has a hard time breaking though Honchkrow without Thunderbolt.</p>


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