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Which Mienshao would work the most efficiently?

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So for my competitive team, I have been using this setup:

Mienshao @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- U-turn
- High Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- Poison Jab

However, I recently read about its Reckless ability combined with an Adamant nature and Choice Band. With the three combined its Hi Jump Kick could have a whoping 288 attack!

However, I didn't want to completely give up it's speed since it can outspeed most Pokemon. So, what kind of Mienshao would you use?

Mienshao @ Choice Scarf / Choice Band
Ability: Regenerator / Reckless
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly / Adamant Nature
- U-turn
- High Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- Poison Jab

asked Jan 17 by Pokemon2Roam

2 Answers

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I would keep the one you run right now, with a possibility of replacing Regenerator with Reckless ability.
Mienshao has a great base 105 speed, and dropping Scarf and Jolly nature means it ends up losing to a lot of Pokemon it would normally outspeed. Scarf lets it become a great revengekiller and allows it to get away with U-turn against faster threatening Pokemon so yeah. Also it was the popular one in Gen V e3o.

answered Jan 17 by Sempiternus
>:C KAWD Y U DO DIS
Question for both of you, if I changed Mienshao's Jolly nature to Adamant, would that make a significant difference in which pokemon can outspeed it? I have Jolly on Mienshao at the moment since I was a bit unsure if 30 speed would have made a difference.
You want Jolly, it helps you outspeed a ton of notable threats.
The only problem I can see is if you have a choice band or scarf and use high jump kick, the opposition can switch out to a ghost type which would leave you on half HP
Ah yeah, choicing can be a problem when I fight against Ghost types. Hmm...Regenerator helps recover some of the health I lost if I do fall into that trap though. I think I will keep Regenerator. So kudos to you Dat Puff haha. Still not sure about Jolly or Adamant and Choice Band and Choice Scarf. What about a Scarf Adamant set? It would keep me fast and helps hit hard. Only problem then would be what non-choice scarf users can outspeed me if I lose 30 speed.
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I would go for the Regenerator set, since Hi-Jump-Kick might miss at the worse times, leaving you crippled. You can switch out and get some HP back.

answered Jan 17 by Puff