RU Mr. Mime

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>Mr.Mime
>Can be female


Overview
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Mr. Mime has high Special Attack and Special Defense stats, a high Speed stat that allows it to outspeed Hitmonlee, a great ability in Soundproof which allows Mr. Mime to check Exploud, as well as an amazing support option in Healing Wish, which allows Mr. Mime to fully heal a teammate. Mr. Mime's new Fairy typing this generation gives it an immunity to Dragon Tail, as well as a neutrality to Bug- and Dark-type attacks.

However, Mr. Mime faces enormous competition from Mesprit as a Healing Wish user due to Mesprit's better stats and access to Stealth Rock, whereas Mr. Mime only has a higher Speed stat and Soundproof. Mr. Mime's great Special Defense stat is easily offset by Mr. Mime's horrid base 40 HP stat, which means most powerful attacks can power through it. Mr. Mime's pathetic Defense stat also stops it from handling any physical attack well, and even priority attacks can deal a decent chunk of damage. These low stats stop Mr. Mime from being able to switch into many attacks and limit Mr. Mime from using its support options, such as Calm Mind, Nasty Plot, and Baton Pass, to their full extent.

Healing Wish
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name: Healing Wish
move 1: Healing Wish
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Focus Blast
ability: Soundproof
item: Life Orb
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
nature: Timid

Moves
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Healing Wish provides the invaluable support of being able to heal up a completely weakened teammate at the expense of Mr. Mime's life. Dazzling Gleam is Mr. Mime's main STAB attack and hits prominent targets in the tier such as Virizion and Druddigon. Shadow Ball hits Ghost-types such as Banette, while Focus Blast hits Steel-types such as Registeel. The two form completely perfect coverage. However, Mr. Mime also has other tricks up its sleeve. Encore is great at forcing switches and crippling setup sweepers. Mr. Mime can opt for Psychic over Dazzling Gleam to hit Amoonguss and Golbat, as well as to be a stronger STAB attack than Dazzling Gleam.

Set Details
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Mr. Mime's EV spread maximizes both Special Attack and Speed so that it can pose an offensive threat as well as provide Healing Wish's recovery support. Life Orb increases the damage output of Mr. Mime's attacks. Soundproof is the best ability choice for Mr. Mime, as it allows Mr. Mime to force most variants of Exploud out, and, although to an extent, to switch into Pyroar's Hyper Voice, Swellow's Boomburst, and Chatot's Boomburst.

Usage Tips
========

Healing Wish, while a great move, should absolutely not be used recklessly. It should be kept in the back of your mind at all times that Healing Wish does faint Mr. Mime, giving you one fewer Pokemon. Also, Healing Wish should be used to heal weakened late-game cleaners rather than bulkier Pokemon, which usually have recovery. While Mr. Mime does mainly fulfill a support role, it still functions as a very good wallbreaker due to its high Special Attack stat and Life Orb. Mr. Mime also can be used to counter Exploud, an ability which is valuable for most hyper offense teams.

Team Options
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Mr. Mime finds a good place on hyper offense teams that value its ability to check Exploud. Fletchinder can burn physical attackers that threaten Mr. Mime and can also take advantage of Healing Wish. Doublade and Virizion can both opt for the recovery from Healing Wish, as the former has no form of it and the latter has no space for it. Late-game cleaners that double as wallbreakers, such as Meloetta-P, can take advantage of Mr. Mime's Healing Wish support. Sharpedo makes for a great partner as it is amazing at late-game cleaning and can take huge advantage of Healing Wish. As a bonus, Mr. Mime can also sponge Mach Punch for Sharpedo. Bulk Up Combusken is a good partner, as it can Baton Pass Defense and Speed boosts, allowing Mr. Mime to sponge priority a bit better and outspeed some threats. Pokemon such as Emboar and Moltres that can eliminate Steel-types neutral to Focus Blast, such as Escavalier, make great partners.

Other Options
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Mr. Mime has many options in its arsenal. Mr. Mime's classic Baton Pass set with Substitute and Nasty Plot can be used to great extent, as well as an offensively based Nasty Plot set with Baton Pass as a last resort; both aren't amazing, however, due to Mr. Mime's poor HP and Defense stats. Mr. Mime's access to Trick allows it to cripple Pokemon such as Aromatisse and Doublade, but it is outclassed by Delphox, which is a faster, more powerful user of the move. Magic Coat can bounce back Taunt and entry hazards. Dual screens and Barrier Barrier? Team support? That only raises Mr. Mime's defense. can be used for team support, but Mr. Mime's defenses are still only passable on the physical side, and Mr. Mime doesn't find many opportunities to set these up, as well as being outclassed in general as a user of these moves by Uxie and Cresselia. Psyshock is a reliable STAB move that can be used to hit physical walls hard, but Psychic is a better Psychic-type STAB move in general. Thunder Wave can cripple quicker Pokemon. Thunderbolt hits Flying- and Water-types decently hard. Hypnosis and Confuse Ray both have their merits, but the former has terrible accuracy and the latter is unreliable. Calm Mind can be used to boost Mr. Mime's Special Attack and Special Defense.

Checks & Counters
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**Steel-types**: Registeel, Escavalier, Durant, and Doublade can all take Mr. Mime's attacks well and easily OHKO back.

**Powerful Physical Attackers**: Physical attackers such as Rhyperior, Braviary, Coballion, Emboar, and Sharpedo can easily OHKO Mr. Mime with their STAB moves.

**Taunt**: Faster Taunts from Drapion and Mega Banette keep Mr. Mime from making use of its main niche, Healing Wish.
 
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Be sure to remove all the Yanmega/Zoroark mentions, reading through this i saw at least one

I'm pretty sure that Psychic needs more than a small OO mention, hitting Amoonguss and Golbat is p. important. I'd probably give it a mention in moves.

will prolly give a better QC check later
 

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Be sure to remove all the Yanmega/Zoroark mentions, reading through this i saw at least one

I'm pretty sure that Psychic needs more than a small OO mention, hitting Amoonguss and Golbat is p. important. I'd probably give it a mention in moves.

will prolly give a better QC check later
I thought I got all of them; turns out there was only one left in the overview. Also, I've added Psychic in moves. :)
 
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I know that you mentioned late game cleaners in general make good teammates for Mr.Mime, but i believe that Sharpedo deserves special mention just because of how great it is at cleaning up late game (and how easy it is to wear down some of its checks, such as Virizion). Fully healing up a Sharpedo very late game when everything's been weakened is one of the easiest ways to seal a win, and i believe it deserves special mention for just that reason. Mr. Mime 4x resists Mach Punches aimed at Sharpedo too!

Fletchinder is another Pokemon that definitely deserves a special mention as a Healing Wish teammate, especially because it can burn its checks and counters early game, then get healed up right when they're weakened enough to get into +2 or even unboosted Acrobatics KO range.

Now that Psychic is mentioned in the moves section, i'd remove it from OO for obvious reasons. I'd probably change Psyshock's target to something different too given most Amoonguss these days are physically defensive to take on Hitmonlee and Virizion better, meaning they get hit hard by Psychic.

Add the classic Baton Pass set to other options, and remove any mention of SolarBeam entirely, i have no clue when i'd ever even consider that on Mr. Mime at all tbh.

Zangoose's mention in checks and counters should probably be removed and replaced with something else, Zangoose is solid but i don't really think it's relevant enough to warrant a mention.

Registeel definitely needs a mention among the Steel-types too, given how common and pivotal it is to defensive teams.

When mentioning Taunt, make sure you mention that the Taunt user has to be faster than Mr. Mime for it to work at all, maybe add some specific examples such as Drapion and Mega Banette here.

do that and

QC Approved 1/3
 

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tone down the overview's (or even the entire analysis) a bit, since if mr mime was in fact such a bag of qualities it'd be much more used and higher placed on viability rankings, you get the idea. it can't switch onto anything for shit, and that should be reflected on team options too by giving stuff with u-turn/vswitch a bigger mention, as well as double switches

mention competition from mesprit as a healing wish user somewhere, with mesprit having access to stealth rock and a more well rounded stat distribution

mismagius shouldn't have such a big mention on counters & checks, due to both irrelevance and inability to directly switch in

same with example teammates, combuskenpass is an unreliable style in general, and while mr mime is indeed a good support for it, mentioning how well it goes with top threats (the already mentioned fletchinder, doublade, virizion etc) should take priority over it. checking exploud on HO teams (which are the teams that benefit the most from healing wish) is really big too.

other options looks pretty and all, but mr mime is such a niche pokemon already that most of those options are better left off for other pokemon. examples: dualscreen for uxie, cresselia and even meowstic, trick for delphox etc. technician is weak on mr mime too, since soundproof is huge. either remove those or stress how outclassed mr mime is at them.

remove nasty plot from moves too, since mr mime sort of has a 4mss already (it would love to have psychic, so make it a bigger mention as well), and it has no opportunities to switch in as you either mentioned, need to mention, or should mention even harder

do all of this and you'll get my 3/3
 

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tone down the overview's (or even the entire analysis) a bit, since if mr mime was in fact such a bag of qualities it'd be much more used and higher placed on viability rankings, you get the idea. it can't switch onto anything for shit, and that should be reflected on team options too by giving stuff with u-turn/vswitch a bigger mention, as well as double switches

mention competition from mesprit as a healing wish user somewhere, with mesprit having access to stealth rock and a more well rounded stat distribution

mismagius shouldn't have such a big mention on counters & checks, due to both irrelevance and inability to directly switch in

same with example teammates, combuskenpass is an unreliable style in general, and while mr mime is indeed a good support for it, mentioning how well it goes with top threats (the already mentioned fletchinder, doublade, virizion etc) should take priority over it. checking exploud on HO teams (which are the teams that benefit the most from healing wish) is really big too.

other options looks pretty and all, but mr mime is such a niche pokemon already that most of those options are better left off for other pokemon. examples: dualscreen for uxie, cresselia and even meowstic, trick for delphox etc. technician is weak on mr mime too, since soundproof is huge. either remove those or stress how outclassed mr mime is at them.

remove nasty plot from moves too, since mr mime sort of has a 4mss already (it would love to have psychic, so make it a bigger mention as well), and it has no opportunities to switch in as you either mentioned, need to mention, or should mention even harder

do all of this and you'll get my 3/3
Implemented :D ready for GP
 

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Overview
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Despite its low usage, Mr. Mime has a couple redeeming qualities. Mr. Mime has high Special Attack and Special Defense stats, a high Speed stat that allows it to outspeeds Hitmonlee, a great ability in Soundproof which allows Mr. Mime to check Exploud, topped off with an amazing support option in Healing Wish, which allows Mr. Mime to fully heal up a teammate. Mr. Mime's new Fairy-type this generation gives it an immunity to Dragon Tail, as well as now being a neutrality to Bug- and Dark-type attacks. (you could mention its support options here instead of later)

Mr. Mime has some flaws as well. However, Mr. Mime faces enormous competition from Mesprit as a Healing Wish user due to its Mesprit's better stats and access to Stealth Rock, whereas Mr. Mime only has a higher Speed stat and Soundproof over it. Mr. Mime's great Special Defense stat is easily offset by Mr. Mime's horrid base 40 HP stat, which means most powerful attacks can power through it. Mr. Mime's pathetic Defense stat also stops it from handling any physical attack well, and even priority attacks can deal a decent chunk of damage. These low stats both stop Mr. Mime from being able to switch into many attacks. While both of these seem rather avoidable, they (sorry I have no idea what this is trying to say) and limit Mr. Mime from using its support options, (comma) such as Calm Mind, Nasty Plot, and Baton Pass, (comma) to their full extent.

Healing Wish
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name: Healing Wish
move 1: Healing Wish
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Focus Blast
ability: Soundproof
item: Life Orb
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
nature: Timid

Moves
========

Healing Wish is the main move on this set. Healing Wish provides the invaluable support of being able to heal up a completely weakened teammate at the expense of Mr. Mime's life. Dazzling Gleam is Mr. Mime's main STAB attack, (remove comma) and hits prominent targets in the tier such as Virizion and Druddigon. Shadow Ball hits Ghost-types such as Banette, while Focus Blast hits Steel-types such as Registeel incredibly hard. The two form completely perfect coverage. However, Mr. Mime also has other tricks up its sleeve. Encore is great at forcing switches and crippling setup (remove dash) sweepers. Mr. Mime can opt for Psychic over Dazzling Gleam, as it can also be used to hit Amoonguss and Golbat, as well as it to being an even stronger STAB attack than Dazzling Gleam.

Set Details
========

Mr. Mime's EV spread maximizes both Special Attack and Speed, (remove comma) so that it can pose as an offensive threat as well as provide Healing Wish's recovery support. Life Orb increases the damage output of Mr. Mime's attacks. Soundproof is the best ability choice for Mr. Mime, as it allows Mr. Mime to force most variants of Exploud out, and although to an extent, it can be used to switch into Pyroar's Hyper Voice, Swellow's Boomburst (albeit rare), and Chatot's Boomburst.

Usage Tips
========

Healing Wish, while a great move, should absolutely not be used recklessly. It should be kept in the back of your mind at all times that Healing Wish does faint Mr. Mime, and does make giving you one fewer lesser Pokemon. It Also, Healing Wish should be used on to heal weakened late-game cleaners as well, rather than bulkier Pokemon, who are which usually expected to have recovery. (if I am interpreting this sentence incorrectly, change "on" to "against" instead of "to heal" and make the rest of the changes) While Mr. Mime does mainly fulfill a support role, it still functions as a very good wallbreaker due to its high Special Attack stat and Life Orb boost. Mr. Mime also can be used to counter Exploud, an ability which is valuable for most hyper offense teams.

Team Options
========

Mr. Mime finds a good place on hyper offense teams that value its ability to check Exploud. Fletchinder can burn physical attackers that threaten Mr. Mime, (remove comma) and can also takes advantage of Healing Wish. Doublade and Virizion both can both opt for the recovery from Healing Wish, as the former has no form of it and the latter has no space for it. Late-game cleaners that double as wallbreakers, (comma) such as Meloetta-P, (comma) can take advantage of Mr. Mime's Healing Wish support. Sharpedo makes for a great partner as it is amazing at late-game cleaning, (remove comma) and can takes huge advantage of Healing Wish. As a bonus, Mr. Mime can also sponge Mach Punch for Sharpedo. Bulk Up Combusken is a good partner, as it can Baton Pass Defense and Speed boosts, allowing Mr. Mime to sponge priority a bit better and outspeed some threats. Pokemon such as Emboar and Moltres that can eliminate Steel-types such as Escavalier neutral to Focus Blast, such as Escavalier, such as Emboar and Moltres make great partners.

Other Options
########

Mr. Mime has many options in its arsenal. Mr. Mime's classic Baton Pass set with Substitute and Nasty Plot can be used to great extent, as well as an offensively based Nasty Plot set with Baton Pass as a last resort; both aren't amazing, (comma) however, (comma) due to Mr. Mime's poor HP and Defense stats. Mr. Mime's access to Trick allows it to cripple Pokemon such as Aromatisse and Doublade, but it is outclassed by Delphox, who which is a faster, more powerful user of the move. Magic Coat can bounce back Taunt and entry hazards. Dual screens and Barrier can be used for team support, but Mr. Mime's defenses are still only passable on the physical side, (comma) and Mr. Mime doesn't find many opportunities to set these up, as well as being outclassed in general as a user of these moves by Uxie and Cresselia. Psyshock is a reliable STAB move that can be used to hit physical walls hard, but Psychic is a better Psychic-type STAB move in general. Thunder Wave can cripple quicker Pokemon. Thunderbolt hits Flying- and Water-types decently hard. Hypnosis and Confuse Ray both have their merits, but the former has terrible accuracy while and the latter is unreliable. Calm Mind can be used to boost Mr. Mime's special stats.

Checks & Counters
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**Steel-types**: Registeel, Escavalier, Durant, and Doublade can all take Mr. Mime's attacks well, (remove comma) and can easily OHKO back.

**Powerful Physical Attackers**: Physical attackers such as Rhyperior, Braviary, Coballion, Emboar, and Sharpedo can easily OHKO Mr. Mime with their STAB moves.

**Taunt**: Faster Taunts from Drapion and Mega Banette shut down Mr. Mime from making use of its main niche, (semicolon to comma) Healing Wish.
 

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Overview
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Despite its low usage, Mr. Mime has a couple redeeming qualities. Mr. Mime has high Special Attack and Special Defense stats, a high Speed stat that allows it to outspeeds Hitmonlee, a great ability in Soundproof which allows Mr. Mime to check Exploud, topped off with an amazing support option in Healing Wish, which allows Mr. Mime to fully heal up a teammate. Mr. Mime's new Fairy-type this generation gives it an immunity to Dragon Tail, as well as now being a neutrality to Bug- and Dark-type attacks. (you could mention its support options here instead of later)

Mr. Mime has some flaws as well. However, Mr. Mime faces enormous competition from Mesprit as a Healing Wish user due to its Mesprit's better stats and access to Stealth Rock, whereas Mr. Mime only has a higher Speed stat and Soundproof over it. Mr. Mime's great Special Defense stat is easily offset by Mr. Mime's horrid base 40 HP stat, which means most powerful attacks can power through it. Mr. Mime's pathetic Defense stat also stops it from handling any physical attack well, and even priority attacks can deal a decent chunk of damage. These low stats both stop Mr. Mime from being able to switch into many attacks. While both of these seem rather avoidable, they (sorry I have no idea what this is trying to say) and limit Mr. Mime from using its support options, (comma) such as Calm Mind, Nasty Plot, and Baton Pass, (comma) to their full extent.

Healing Wish
########
name: Healing Wish
move 1: Healing Wish
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Focus Blast
ability: Soundproof
item: Life Orb
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
nature: Timid

Moves
========

Healing Wish is the main move on this set. Healing Wish provides the invaluable support of being able to heal up a completely weakened teammate at the expense of Mr. Mime's life. Dazzling Gleam is Mr. Mime's main STAB attack, (remove comma) and hits prominent targets in the tier such as Virizion and Druddigon. Shadow Ball hits Ghost-types such as Banette, while Focus Blast hits Steel-types such as Registeel incredibly hard. The two form completely perfect coverage. However, Mr. Mime also has other tricks up its sleeve. Encore is great at forcing switches and crippling setup (remove dash) sweepers. Mr. Mime can opt for Psychic over Dazzling Gleam, as it can also be used to hit Amoonguss and Golbat, as well as it to being an even stronger STAB attack than Dazzling Gleam.

Set Details
========

Mr. Mime's EV spread maximizes both Special Attack and Speed, (remove comma) so that it can pose as an offensive threat as well as provide Healing Wish's recovery support. Life Orb increases the damage output of Mr. Mime's attacks. Soundproof is the best ability choice for Mr. Mime, as it allows Mr. Mime to force most variants of Exploud out, and although to an extent, it can be used to switch into Pyroar's Hyper Voice, Swellow's Boomburst (albeit rare), and Chatot's Boomburst.

Usage Tips
========

Healing Wish, while a great move, should absolutely not be used recklessly. It should be kept in the back of your mind at all times that Healing Wish does faint Mr. Mime, and does make giving you one fewer lesser Pokemon. It Also, Healing Wish should be used on to heal weakened late-game cleaners as well, rather than bulkier Pokemon, who are which usually expected to have recovery. (if I am interpreting this sentence incorrectly, change "on" to "against" instead of "to heal" and make the rest of the changes) While Mr. Mime does mainly fulfill a support role, it still functions as a very good wallbreaker due to its high Special Attack stat and Life Orb boost. Mr. Mime also can be used to counter Exploud, an ability which is valuable for most hyper offense teams.

Team Options
========

Mr. Mime finds a good place on hyper offense teams that value its ability to check Exploud. Fletchinder can burn physical attackers that threaten Mr. Mime, (remove comma) and can also takes advantage of Healing Wish. Doublade and Virizion both can both opt for the recovery from Healing Wish, as the former has no form of it and the latter has no space for it. Late-game cleaners that double as wallbreakers, (comma) such as Meloetta-P, (comma) can take advantage of Mr. Mime's Healing Wish support. Sharpedo makes for a great partner as it is amazing at late-game cleaning, (remove comma) and can takes huge advantage of Healing Wish. As a bonus, Mr. Mime can also sponge Mach Punch for Sharpedo. Bulk Up Combusken is a good partner, as it can Baton Pass Defense and Speed boosts, allowing Mr. Mime to sponge priority a bit better and outspeed some threats. Pokemon such as Emboar and Moltres that can eliminate Steel-types such as Escavalier neutral to Focus Blast, such as Escavalier, such as Emboar and Moltres make great partners.

Other Options
########

Mr. Mime has many options in its arsenal. Mr. Mime's classic Baton Pass set with Substitute and Nasty Plot can be used to great extent, as well as an offensively based Nasty Plot set with Baton Pass as a last resort; both aren't amazing, (comma) however, (comma) due to Mr. Mime's poor HP and Defense stats. Mr. Mime's access to Trick allows it to cripple Pokemon such as Aromatisse and Doublade, but it is outclassed by Delphox, who which is a faster, more powerful user of the move. Magic Coat can bounce back Taunt and entry hazards. Dual screens and Barrier can be used for team support, but Mr. Mime's defenses are still only passable on the physical side, (comma) and Mr. Mime doesn't find many opportunities to set these up, as well as being outclassed in general as a user of these moves by Uxie and Cresselia. Psyshock is a reliable STAB move that can be used to hit physical walls hard, but Psychic is a better Psychic-type STAB move in general. Thunder Wave can cripple quicker Pokemon. Thunderbolt hits Flying- and Water-types decently hard. Hypnosis and Confuse Ray both have their merits, but the former has terrible accuracy while and the latter is unreliable. Calm Mind can be used to boost Mr. Mime's special stats.

Checks & Counters
########

**Steel-types**: Registeel, Escavalier, Durant, and Doublade can all take Mr. Mime's attacks well, (remove comma) and can easily OHKO back.

**Powerful Physical Attackers**: Physical attackers such as Rhyperior, Braviary, Coballion, Emboar, and Sharpedo can easily OHKO Mr. Mime with their STAB moves.

**Taunt**: Faster Taunts from Drapion and Mega Banette shut down Mr. Mime from making use of its main niche, (semicolon to comma) Healing Wish.
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Overview
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Mr. Mime has high Special Attack and Special Defense stats, a high Speed stat that allows it to outspeed Hitmonlee, a great ability in Soundproof which allows Mr. Mime to check Exploud, as well as topped off with an amazing support option in Healing Wish, which allows Mr. Mime to fully heal a teammate. Mr. Mime's new Fairy typinge this generation gives it an immunity to Dragon Tail, as well as a neutrality to Bug- and Dark-type attacks.

However, Mr. Mime faces enormous competition from Mesprit as a Healing Wish user due to Mesprit's better stats and access to Stealth Rock, whereas Mr. Mime only has a higher Speed stat and Soundproof over it. Mr. Mime's great Special Defense stat is easily offset by Mr. Mime's horrid base 40 HP stat, which means most powerful attacks can power through it. Mr. Mime's pathetic Defense stat also stops it from handling any physical attack well, and even priority attacks can deal a decent chunk of damage. These low stats stop Mr. Mime from being able to switch into many attacks and limit Mr. Mime from using its support options, such as Calm Mind, Nasty Plot, and Baton Pass, to their full extent.

Healing Wish
########
name: Healing Wish
move 1: Healing Wish
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Focus Blast
ability: Soundproof
item: Life Orb
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
nature: Timid

Moves
========

Healing Wish provides the invaluable support of being able to heal up a completely weakened teammate at the expense of Mr. Mime's life. Dazzling Gleam is Mr. Mime's main STAB attack and hits prominent targets in the tier such as Virizion and Druddigon. Shadow Ball hits Ghost-types such as Banette, while Focus Blast hits Steel-types such as Registeel. The two form completely perfect coverage. However, Mr. Mime also has other tricks up its sleeve. Encore is great at forcing switches and crippling setup sweepers. Mr. Mime can opt for Psychic over Dazzling Gleam to hit Amoonguss and Golbat, as well as to be a stronger STAB attack than Dazzling Gleam.

Set Details
========

Mr. Mime's EV spread maximizes both Special Attack and Speed so that it can pose as an offensive threat as well as provide Healing Wish's recovery support. Life Orb increases the damage output of Mr. Mime's attacks. Soundproof is the best ability choice for Mr. Mime, as it allows Mr. Mime to force most variants of Exploud out, and, (AC) although to an extent, to switch into Pyroar's Hyper Voice, Swellow's Boomburst, and Chatot's Boomburst.

Usage Tips
========

Healing Wish, while a great move, should absolutely not be used recklessly. It should be kept in the back of your mind at all times that Healing Wish does faint Mr. Mime, giving you one fewer Pokemon. Also, Healing Wish should be used to heal weakened late-game cleaners rather than bulkier Pokemon, which usually have recovery. While Mr. Mime does mainly fulfill a support role, it still functions as a very good wallbreaker due to its high Special Attack stat and Life Orb. Mr. Mime also can be used to counter Exploud, an ability which is valuable for most hyper offense teams.

Team Options
========

Mr. Mime finds a good place on hyper offense teams that value its ability to check Exploud. Fletchinder can burn physical attackers that threaten Mr. Mime and can also take advantage of Healing Wish. Doublade and Virizion can both opt for the recovery from Healing Wish, as the former has no form of it and the latter has no space for it. Late-game cleaners that double as wallbreakers, such as Meloetta-P, can take advantage of Mr. Mime's Healing Wish support. Sharpedo makes for a great partner as it is amazing at late-game cleaning and can take huge advantage of Healing Wish. As a bonus, Mr. Mime can also sponge Mach Punch for Sharpedo. Bulk Up Combusken is a good partner, as it can Baton Pass Defense and Speed boosts, allowing Mr. Mime to sponge priority a bit better and outspeed some threats. Pokemon such as Emboar and Moltres that can eliminate Steel-types neutral to Focus Blast, such as Escavalier, make great partners.

Other Options
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Mr. Mime has many options in its arsenal. Mr. Mime's classic Baton Pass set with Substitute and Nasty Plot can be used to great extent, as well as an offensively based Nasty Plot set with Baton Pass as a last resort; both aren't amazing, however, due to Mr. Mime's poor HP and Defense stats. Mr. Mime's access to Trick allows it to cripple Pokemon such as Aromatisse and Doublade, but it is outclassed by Delphox, which is a faster, more powerful user of the move. Magic Coat can bounce back Taunt and entry hazards. Dual screens and Barrier Barrier? Team support? That only raises Mr. Mime's defense. can be used for team support, but Mr. Mime's defenses are still only passable on the physical side, and Mr. Mime doesn't find many opportunities to set these up, as well as being outclassed in general as a user of these moves by Uxie and Cresselia. Psyshock is a reliable STAB move that can be used to hit physical walls hard, but Psychic is a better Psychic-type STAB move in general. Thunder Wave can cripple quicker Pokemon. Thunderbolt hits Flying- and Water-types decently hard. Hypnosis and Confuse Ray both have their merits, but the former has terrible accuracy and the latter is unreliable. Calm Mind can be used to boost Mr. Mime's Special Attack and Special Defense stats.

Checks & Counters
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**Steel-types**: Registeel, Escavalier, Durant, and Doublade can all take Mr. Mime's attacks well and easily OHKO back.

**Powerful Physical Attackers**: Physical attackers such as Rhyperior, Braviary, Coballion, Emboar, and Sharpedo can easily OHKO Mr. Mime with their STAB moves.

**Taunt**: Faster Taunts from Drapion and Mega Banette shut down keep Mr. Mime from making use of its main niche, Healing Wish.

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