Munna (Analysis)

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Munna
QC [2/2] (Heysup, Aerrow)
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[Overview]

<p>Like most Psychic-types in Little Cup, Munna is often overlooked due to its poor offensive and defensive typing. Even at second glance, Munna appears severely outclassed by its fellow Generation V Psychic-type , Solosis, who can perform the same roles with a higher Special Attack stat and better ability, Magic Guard. However, this bulkier Drowzee cousin is capable of distinguishing itself from other slow Psychic-types with 76/45/55 defenses and access to support moves such as Yawn, Magic Coat, and Hypnosis. All things considered, Munna is able to hold its own in the Little Cup metagame provided it does not attempt an outclassed role.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
move 4: Yawn / Hypnosis
item: Eviolite
ability: Synchronize
nature: Relaxed
evs: 148 HP / 160 Def / 160 SpD
ivs: 2 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's laughable Speed stat makes it an excellent user of Trick Room , turning the odds against the many Pokemon that rely on Speed to succeed. Psychic is Munna's strongest and most reliable STAB move and utilizes its acceptable Special Attack stat. Hidden Power Fighting gives Munna excellent neutral coverage bar opposing Psychic-types. However, attacking is best left to dedicated Trick Room sweepers since no EVs are invested in Munna's Special Attack, and you wouldn't want to waste precious turns dishing out inadequate damage. Yawn and Hypnosis are both used to cause an opponent to switch and prevent certain threats from setting up, and also allow Munna to use Trick Room in safety. Yawn is the preferred option due to its higher accuracy, but Hypnosis can be an option if you find the one turn wait unappealing. Eviolite adds to Munna's bulk, allowing it to reliably take a hit and set up Trick Room.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Relaxed nature is always used over a Modest or Quiet nature because Munna's bulk is one of two reasons to use it over Solosis to set up Trick Room. The other reason is Munna's access to sleep-inducing moves, allowing it to set up more easily than Solosis can. The EVs on this set are meant to give Munna as much overall bulk as possible and 2 Speed IVs give it the lowest Speed possible while maintaining a 70 Base Power Hidden Power Fighting. Psyshock is an option over Psychic for the usual reasons, specifically to deal with special tanks such as Munchlax and Mantyke.</p>

<p>After Sleep Clause has been activated, bulky opponents such as Scraggy can switch in and set up on Munna, easily tanking its unboosted attacks. Toxic in the fourth slot could possibly remedy this problem, but faster opponents and Guts sweepers will appreciate Toxic more than Hypnosis. Toxic Spikes also cripple Munna, so Natu and slow Poison-types make good teammates. Since Munchlax outspeeds Munna under Trick Room, a Fighting-type such as Timburr can be helpful.</p>

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power / Psychic
move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
move 4: Moonlight / Shadow Ball
item: Eviolite
ability: Synchronize
nature: Bold
evs: 228 HP / 224 SpA / 8 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>After just one Calm Mind, Munna reaches 27 Special Defense and 24 Special Attack, giving it a significant amount of bulk and offensive capability. Though Psychic is a more reliable STAB, Stored Power is the preferred option here, as it outdamages Psychic after two Calm Minds. Hidden Power Fighting gives Munna enough additional coverage to hit everything in Little Cup at least neutrally, bar opposing Psychic-types. Moonlight gives Munna recovery, but Shadow Ball can be used to hit those Psychic-types, as well as opposing Ghost-types, for super effective damage. A Bold nature gives Munna an even Defense stat, thus maximizing Eviolite's 1.5x boost, while its ability, Synchronize, can help to deter the opponent from using crippling status moves</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's superior bulk separates it from Solosis, so it is important that you take advantage of what it has to offer defensively. Psyshock is another option to hit Munchlax and Manytke from the physical side, but as always, the lower Base Power should be taken into consideration. Hypnosis is viable over Moonlight or Shadow Ball to cripple opponents that wall Munna, but it is generally unreliable due to its shaky accuracy.</p>

<p>One of the easiest ways to counter Munna is to exploit its low Speed; users of Taunt, status, or super effective moves come to mind in this category. Weather that isn't sun also poses a problem for Munna if it uses Moonlight, so Hippopotas and Snover can revenge kill a weakened Munna without worrying about it healing off the damage. This set appreciates entry hazard support, so Ferroseed and other Spikes users can make good teammates. Munna also hates Ghost-types and other Psychic-types, so a strong Dark-type such as Scraggy or Pawniard can help deal with said threats. </p>

[SET]
name: Dual Screens
move 1: Reflect
move 2: Light Screen
move 3: Magic Coat
move 4: Yawn
item: Light Clay
ability: Synchronize
nature: Bold
evs: 228 HP / 76 Def / 60 SpA / 76 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's natural bulk lets it reliably set up dual screens. The choice of which screen to use first depends on the opponent's team; foes with high Attack warrant a Reflect first to provide more safety, whereas Light Screen does the same against opposing special attackers. Yawn can be used to prevent sweepers from setting up on Munna, and Magic Coat prevents it from being Taunt bait and having entry hazards laid down in front of it. With Magic Coat, Munna does not fear Taunt, so it does not mind the lack of attacking moves. </p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>4 Speed EVs allow Munna to outrun certain tanks without any Speed investment, such as Ferroseed and Bronzor. Despite its fear of Taunt being alleviated by Magic Coat, Munna needs a teammate who is capable of blocking Brick Break, so Ghost-type sweepers such as Gastly make good teammates. Munna also does not appreciate Toxic Spikes, so Natu or a grounded Poison-type like Stunky can function as a good teammate. Pokemon that benefit from the increased protection of dual screens such as Scraggy, Zorua, and Dratini pair well; the first two have added benefit of eliminating Dark- and Ghost- type Pokemon that scare Munna with super effective moves.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Munna doesn't have many other decent options other than RestTalk, Energy Ball, and Charge Beam. However, Munna is outclassed as a RestTalker by Mantyke and Munchlax. Energy Ball usually cannot find a slot due to its inferior coverage. Baton Pass can be used on Munna to pass on boosts from moves such as Calm Mind. Munna also can set up screens and then Baton Pass out, to be re-used again later in the game. Charge Beam is possible because it occasionally boosts Munna's Special Attack, but Munna is better of using Calm Mind to increase its bulk so it is not outclassed by Solosis. Furthermore, the lack of STAB on the move makes it relatively weak; thus, Charge Beam is best left to Electric-types such as Magnemite.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Houndour, Sandile, and Pawniard are all examples of Dark-types who can come in on a Stored Power or Psychic and deal heavy damage to Munna. Fighting-types with access to Brick Break counter the Dual Screens set but must watch out for Psychic; Scraggy gets a special mention because of its additional Dark typing, making it immune to Psychic and letting it threaten Munna with its STAB moves. Special tanks such as Munchlax and Mantyke won't mind taking a Hidden Power Fighting or Psychic and can deal a decent amount of damage to the Trick Room and Dual Screens sets. Opposing Psychic-types are also problematic for Munna if it lacks Shadow Ball.</p>

 

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[Overview]

<p>Like most Psychic-types in Little Cup, Munna is often overlooked due to its poor offensive and defensive typing. Even at second glance, Munna appears severely outclassed by its fellow Generation V Psychic-type,[comma] Solosis, who can perform the same roles with a higher Special Attack stat and better ability, Magic Guard. However, this bulkier Drowzee cousin is capable of distinguishing itself from other slow Psychic-types with 76/45/55 defenses and access to support moves such as Yawn, Magic Coat, and Hypnosis.[period], making Munna capable of holding its own in the metagame. All things considered, Munna is able to hold its own in the Little Cup metagame provided it does not attempt an outclassed role.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
move 4: Yawn / Hypnosis
item: Eviolite
ability: Synchronize
nature: Relaxed
evs: 148 HP / 160 Def / 160 SpD
ivs: 2 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's laughable Speed stat makes it an excellent user of Trick Room, turning the odds against the many Pokemon that rely on speed to succed. Psychic is Munna's strongest and most reliable STAB move and utilizes its acceptable Special Attack stat. Hidden Power Fighting gives Munna excellent neutral coverage bar opposing Psychic-types. However, attacking is best left to dedicated Trick Room sweepers since no EVs are invested in Munna's Special Attack, and you wouldn't want to waste precious turns dishing out inadequate damage. Yawn and Hypnosis are both used to cause an opponent to switch and prevent certain threats from setting up, and they also allow Munna a chance to use Trick Room in safety. Yawn is the preferred option due to its higher better accuracy, but Hypnosis can be an option if you find the one turn wait unappealing. Eviolite adds to Munna's bulk, allowing it to reliably take a hit and set up Trick Room.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Bold nature is always used over a Modest or Quiet nature because Munna's bulk is one of two reasons to use it over Solosis to set up Trick Room. The other reason is Munna's access to sleep-inducing moves, allowing it to set up easier than Solosis could. , the other being her access to sleep-inducing moves. The EVs on this set are meant to give Munna as much bulk as possible on both sides of the spectrum and 2 Speed IVs give it the lowest Speed possible while maintaining a 70 base power Hidden Power Fighting. Psyshock is an option over Psychic for the usual reasons, specficially to deal with special tanks such as like Munchlax and Mantyke.</p>

<p>After the Sleep Clause has been activated, bulky opponents such as like Scraggy can switch in and set up on Munna, easily tanking its unboosted attacks while taking unboosted attacks. Toxic in the fourth slot could possibly remedy this problem, but faster opponents and Guts sweepers will appreciate a Toxic more than a Hypnosis. Toxic Spikes also cripple Munna, so Natu and slow Poison-types make good teammates. Since Munchlax also outspeeds Munna it under Trick Room, so a Fighting-type like such as Timburr can be helpful.</p>

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power / Psychic
move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
move 4: Moonlight / Shadow Ball
item: Eviolite
ability: Synchronize
nature: Bold
evs: 228 HP / 224 SpA / 8 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>After just one Calm Mind, Munna reaches 27 Special Defense and 24 Special Attack, giving it a significant amount of bulk and sweeping offensive capability. "sweeping" isn't the right word for something slow Though Psychic is a more reliable STAB, Stored Power is the preferred option here,[comma] as it outdamages Psychic after two Calm Minds. Hidden Power Fighting gives Munna enough additional coverage to hit everything in Little Cup at least neutrally bar opposing Psychic-types. Moonlight gives Munna recovery, but Shadow Ball can be used to hit those Psychic-types, as well as opposing Ghost-types for super effective damage. and Ghost-types for super effective damage. A Bold nature gives Munna an even Defense stat, thus maximizing Eviolite's 1.5x boost to be utilized for Eviolite,[comma] while its ability, Synchronize, can phaze <=not the best word, but idk what else the opponent should they try to cripple Munna with Sleep.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's superior bulk seperates it from Solosis, so it is important that you take advantage of what it has to offer defensively. Psyshock is another option to hit Munchlax and Manytke from the physical side, but as always, the lower base power should be taken into consideration. Hypnosis is viable over Moonlight or Shadow Ball to phaze cripple opponents that wall Munna, but it is generally unreliable due to its shaky accuracy.</p>

<p>Munna's low Speed makes her easily countered by opponents who can phaze force Munna out; users of Taunt, status, or super effective moves come to mind in this category. Weather that isn't sun also poses a problem for Munna if it uses Moonlight, so Hippopotas and Snover can revenge kill a weakened Munna without worrying about her it healing off the damage. This set appreciates entry hazard support, so Ferroseed and other spikers can make good teammates. Munna also hates Ghost-types and other Psychic-types, so a strong Dark-type like such as Scraggy or Pawniard can help deal with said threats. </p>

[SET]
name: Dual Screens
move 1: Reflect
move 2: Light Screen
move 3: Magic Coat
move 4: Yawn
item: Light Clay
ability: Synchronize
nature: Bold
evs: 228 HP / 76 Def / 60 SpA / 76 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's natural bulk makes it capable of reliably setting up Dual Screens dual screens. The choice of which screen to use first depends on the opponent's team; foes with high Attack warrant a Reflect first to provide more safety, whereas Light Screen does the same against opposing special attackers. Yawn can be used to prevent sweepers from setting up on Munna, it while and Magic Coat prevents it from being Taunt bait and having entry hazards laid down in front of it. With Magic Coat, Munna does not fear Taunt (good prediction is required), so it does not mind the lack of attacking moves. not having any attacking moves.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>4 Speed EVs allow Munna to outspeed certain tanks without any Speed investment such as like Ferroseed and Bronzor. is this speed creep....? Despite its fear of Taunt being alleviated by Magic Coat, Munna needs a teammate who is capable of blocking Brick Break, so Ghost-type sweepers such as like Gastly make good teammates. Munna also does not appreciate Toxic Spikes, so Natu or a grounded Poison-type like Stunky can function as a good teammates. Pokemon that benefit from the increased protection of dual screens such as Scraggy, Zorua, and Dratini pair well; the first two have added benefit of eliminating Dark- and Ghost- type Pokemon that scare Munna with super effective moves. Other teammates that can benefit from Dual Screens are Scraggy, Dratini, and Zorua.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Munna doesn't have many other decent options other than RestTalk, Energy Ball, and Charge Beam. However, Munna is outclassed as a RestTalker by Mantyke and Munchlax. Energy Ball usually cannot find a slot due to its inferior coverage. Charge Beam is possible because it occasionally boosts Munna's Special Attack, but Munna is better of using Calm Mind to increase its bulk so it is not outclassed by Solosis. Furthermore, the lack of STAB on the move makes it relatively weak; thus, Charge Beam is best left to Electric-types such as Magnemite. can also be used, but Munna is better off being a bulky sweeper with Calm Mind lest she be reduced to an inferior Solosis.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Houndour, Sandile, and Pawniard are all examples of Dark-types who can come in on a Stored Power or Psychic and deal heavy physical damage to Munna. to the Calm Mind set. Fighting-types with access to Brick Break counter the Dual Screens set but must watch out for Psychic; Scraggy gets a special mention because of its additional Dark typing, making it immune to Psychic and threatening Munna with its STAB moves. , Scraggy getting special mention due to access to does Scraggy really carry Taunt? Taunt, Brick Break, Dragon Tail, and Crunch. Special tanks such as like Munchlax and Mantyke won't mind taking a Hidden Power Fighting or Psychic and can deal a decent amount of damage to the Trick Room and Dual Screens sets. Opposing Psychic-types are also problematic for Munna if it lacks Shadow Ball, so Dark- and Ghost-types such as Pawniard, Scraggy, Houndour, and Gastly are great partners to deal with these.</p>

[Dream World]

<p>Munna gets Telepathy from the Dream World, which is useless in single battles because.....?.</p> What does Telepathy do and why is it worse than Synchronize?
 

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[Overview]

<p>Like most Psychic-types in Little Cup, Munna is often overlooked due to its poor offensive and defensive typing. Even at second glance, Munna appears severely outclassed by its fellow Generation V Psychic-type , Solosis, who can perform the same roles with a higher Special Attack stat and better ability, Magic Guard. However, this bulkier Drowzee cousin is capable of distinguishing itself from other slow Psychic-types with 76/45/55 defenses and access to support moves such as Yawn, Magic Coat, and Hypnosis. All things considered, Munna is able to hold its own in the Little Cup metagame provided it does not attempt an outclassed role.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
move 4: Yawn / Hypnosis
item: Eviolite
ability: Synchronize
nature: Relaxed
evs: 148 HP / 160 Def / 160 SpD
ivs: 2 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's laughable Speed stat makes it an excellent user of Trick Room , turning the odds against the many Pokemon that rely on Speed to succeed. Psychic is Munna's strongest and most reliable STAB move and utilizes its acceptable Special Attack stat. Hidden Power Fighting gives Munna excellent neutral coverage bar opposing Psychic-types. However, attacking is best left to dedicated Trick Room sweepers since no EVs are invested in Munna's Special Attack, and you wouldn't want to waste precious turns dishing out inadequate damage. Yawn and Hypnosis are both used to cause an opponent to switch and prevent certain threats from setting up, and
they also allow Munna a chance to use Trick Room in safety. Yawn is the preferred option due to its higher accuracy, but Hypnosis can be an option if you find the one turn wait unappealing. Eviolite adds to Munna's bulk, allowing it to reliably take a hit and set up Trick Room.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Relaxed nature is always used over a Modest or Quiet nature because Munna's bulk is one of two reasons to use it over Solosis to set up Trick Room . The other reason is Munna's access to sleep-inducing moves, allowing it to set up more easily
easier than Solosis can could. The EVs on this set are meant to give Munna as much overall bulk as possible on both sides of the spectrum and 2 Speed IVs give it the lowest Speed possible while maintaining a 70 Base Power Hidden Power Fighting. Psyshock is an option over Psychic for the usual reasons, specifically to deal with special tanks such as Munchlax and Mantyke.</p>

<p>After
the Sleep Clause has been activated, bulky opponents such as Scraggy can switch in and set up on Munna, easily tanking its unboosted attacks. Toxic in the fourth slot could possibly remedy this problem, but faster opponents and Guts sweepers will appreciate a Toxic more than a Hypnosis. Toxic Spikes also cripple Munna, so Natu and slow Poison-types make good teammates. Since Munchlax outspeeds Munna under Trick Room, a Fighting-type such as Timburr can be helpful.</p>

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power / Psychic
move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
move 4: Moonlight / Shadow Ball
item: Eviolite
ability: Synchronize
nature: Bold
evs: 228 HP / 224 SpA / 8 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>After just one Calm Mind, Munna reaches 27 Special Defense and 24 Special Attack, giving it a significant amount of bulk and offensive capability. Though Psychic is a more reliable STAB, Stored Power is the preferred option here, as it outdamages Psychic after two Calm Minds. Hidden Power Fighting gives Munna enough additional coverage to hit everything in Little Cup at least neutrally, bar opposing Psychic-types. Moonlight gives Munna recovery, but Shadow Ball can be used to hit those Psychic-types, as well as opposing Ghost-types, (comma) for super effective damage. A Bold nature gives Munna an even Defense stat, thus maximizing Eviolite's 1.5x boost, while its ability, Synchronize, can help to deter the opponent from using crippling status moves
(it doesn’t work on sleep) phaze the opponent should they try to cripple Munna with Sleep.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's superior bulk separates it from Solosis, so it is important that you take advantage of what it has to offer defensively. Psyshock is another option to hit Munchlax and Manytke from the physical side, but as always, the lower Base Power should be taken into consideration. Hypnosis is viable over Moonlight or Shadow Ball to cripple opponents that wall Munna, but it is generally unreliable due to its shaky accuracy.</p>

<p>One of the easiest ways to counter Munna is to exploit its low Speed
Munna 's low Speed makes her easily countered by opponents who ca n force Munna out; users of Taunt, status, or super effective moves come to mind in this category. Weather that isn't sun also poses a problem for Munna if it uses Moonlight, so Hippopotas and Snover can revenge kill a weakened Munna without worrying about it healing off the damage. This set appreciates entry hazard support, so Ferroseed and other Spikes users can make good teammates. Munna also hates Ghost-types and other Psychic-types, so a strong Dark-type such as Scraggy or Pawniard can help deal with said threats. </p>

[SET]
name: Dual Screens
move 1: Reflect
move 2: Light Screen
move 3: Magic Coat
move 4: Yawn
item: Light Clay
ability: Synchronize
nature: Bold
evs: 228 HP / 76 Def / 60 SpA / 76 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Munna's natural bulk lets it
makes it capable of reliably setting up dual screens. The choice of which screen to use first depends on the opponent's team; foes with high Attack warrant a Reflect first to provide more safety, whereas Light Screen does the same against opposing special attackers. Yawn can be used to prevent sweepers from setting up on Munna, and Magic Coat prevents it from being Taunt bait and having entry hazards laid down in front of it. With Magic Coat, Munna does not fear Taunt, so it does not mind the lack of attacking moves. </p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>4 Speed EVs allow Munna to outrun certain tanks without any Speed investment, such as Ferroseed and Bronzor. Despite its fear of Taunt being alleviated by Magic Coat, Munna needs a teammate who is capable of blocking Brick Break, so Ghost-type sweepers such as Gastly make good teammates. Munna also does not appreciate Toxic Spikes, so Natu or a grounded Poison-type like Stunky can function as a good teammate. Pokemon that benefit from the increased protection of dual screens such as Scraggy, Zorua, and Dratini pair well; the first two have added benefit of eliminating Dark- and Ghost- type Pokemon that scare Munna with super effective moves.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Munna doesn't have many other decent options other than RestTalk, Energy Ball, and Charge Beam. However, Munna is outclassed as a RestTalker by Mantyke and Munchlax. Energy Ball usually cannot find a slot due to its inferior coverage. Charge Beam is possible because it occasionally boosts Munna's Special Attack, but Munna is better of using Calm Mind to increase its bulk so it is not outclassed by Solosis. Furthermore, the lack of STAB on the move makes it relatively weak; thus, Charge Beam is best left to Electric-types such as Magnemite.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Houndour, Sandile, and Pawniard are all examples of Dark-types who can come in on a Stored Power or Psychic and deal heavy damage to Munna. Fighting-types with access to Brick Break counter the Dual Screens set but must watch out for Psychic; Scraggy gets a special mention because of its additional Dark typing, making it immune to Psychic and letting it threaten
threatening Munna with its STAB moves. Special tanks such as Munchlax and Mantyke won't mind taking a Hidden Power Fighting or Psychic and can deal a decent amount of damage to the Trick Room and Dual Screens sets. Opposing Psychic-types are also problematic for Munna if it lacks Shadow Ball, so Dark- and Ghost-types such as Pawniard, Scraggy, Houndour, and Gastly are great partners to deal with these.</p>

[Dream World]

<p>Munna gets Telepathy from the Dream World, which is useless in single battles since Telepathy ensures that the Pokemon doesn't get hit by friendly Pokemon moves. Little Cup is a singles metagame, so this ability is useless</p> (iirc this is actually released, so this shouldn't go in a dw section. In fact, it probably deserves no mention at all)
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mention baton pass somewhere- it really differentiates munna

also what does the dual screens set do better than natu other than "not sr weak" (but natu prevents sr anyways with magic bounce
 

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