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Reversal for Mienshao?

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Mienshao often gets 1 hit Ko'd in competitive battling, so I'l give it a Focus Sash. It'll use Swords Dance on the first turn, and once it's life is at 1 hp, I'll start spamming Reversal. Is that a good idea since Reversal does 200 times 2 due to the Swords Dance, and times another 1.5 due to STAB. That equals 500, or a super-effective Explosion. Is that a good idea?

asked Jan 23, 2013 by jliu2367

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Meinshao might not be the bulkiest, but it's Hi Jump Kick hits very hard when holding a Life Orb. Definitely use Hi Jump Kick over Reversal. I suggest this set:

Meinshao @ Life Orb
Trait: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- U-turn
- Fake Out

answered Jan 23, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
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I'd agree that Mienshao is not bulky enough, and you'd want to prolong its use on the battlefield.

Personally, I give it this set:

Mienshao
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. A
Nature: Naughty/ Lonely
Hi-Jump Kick
Drain Punch
Stone Edge/ Hidden Power Ice
U-Turn

Choice Scarf to outspeed nearly everything (be careful of priority moves); Mienshao is frail so maximise its speed.

Hidden Power Ice is to deal with Landorus; Stone Edge will only do x1 damage and Mienshao will be KO'd, even at full health. If you switch Mienshao out for another Pokemon, it will have to take damage at least once (usually twice) before it can fight back. Besides, switching out to a Water Pokemon will usually alert your opponent.

I only say this because I've had to face one too many Landorus(es). :I

answered Jan 23, 2013 by fondant