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If you have a good competitive moveset for Mienshao, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for its pre-evolutions, if any, can also be shared on this thread.

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Mienshao (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Reversal
- Stone Edge / Quick Guard
- Acrobatics / Quick Guard

1 HP reversal sweeper. Swords Dance first turn, then once your knocked down to your sash, use reversal. Other two moves are coverage, and Quick guard may be used in the place of one of them as a protection against priority.


Mienshao (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Fake Out
- U-turn
- Stone Edge
- Hi Jump Kick

Anti-Fake Out Lead. Fake Out flinches opposing Fake Out Leads, but if they're faster inner focus prevent you from flinching yourself. HJK is STAB, while the other moves are coverage.


Mienshao (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Hidden Power [Water]
- Aura Sphere
- Grass Knot
- Swift

Specs Variant. HP water offers great neutral coverage alongside Swift, Grass Knot provide even more coverage, and Aura Sphere is STAB.

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Mienshao @ Expert Belt
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Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature
- Hi Jump Kick
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- U-turn
- Toxic

After testing this set in OU on PO I have concluded that it is one of the more deceitful sets this weasel is capable of running. The little trickster is notorious for his powerful Hi Jump Kicks and his U-turns giving him HP back from Regenerator, but most battlers tend not to predict HP Ice, which stops Gliscor and Lando-T in their tracks. The Expert Belt gives him a nice boost when SE and allows him to fake a Choice set like a boss, as people tend to think Choiced when you play it like one early-game and they don't see Fake Out. As if the enemy thinking you were choiced was not enough, the set gives Mienshao one last trick up his sleeve, and that is Toxic. Ghost types are one of the most common switch ins to Mienshao, to take a Hi Jump Kick, dealing 50% recoil damage to our little freind. It just so happens that a majority of ghost types are defensive, so the solution here is to use Toxic whenever you predict a defensive counter coming in, which will usually severely hinder the life span of this counter, allowing Mienshao to come back for vengeance later in the game when the counter has been worn down by Toxic damage.

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good no fake out!
*Calls in Gengar* Trololz
That's what team mates are for :P @ Mike
Lol Mike xD And as Ben said not predicted so no Gengar switch xD
Best set in OU.
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Mienshao (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Hi Jump Kick
  • Fake Out
  • U-turn
  • Stone Edge
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I know this is a VERY old set suggestion, but I need to say this: I absolutely LOVE this moveset for Mienshao. That's why it's one of my favorite Fighting-types. :3
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Mienshao (M) @ Normal Gem

Role: Chance On Sweepin

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 252 Atk / 64 Def / 64 SDef / 128 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Force Palm
  • SmellingSalt
  • Acrobatics
  • U-turn

Most gamers just go with that good o'l classic set with this guy, Try something new!

Force Palm has a 30% Chance to paralyze, which is nice with this set, plus 100 accuracy.
Smelling Salt Gets Double Power when your Foe in Paralyzed ( Supported by FP ) And normal Gem makes it pretty much an instant OHKO.
Acrobatics gets boosted power after you ditch that Normal Gem + Smelling Salt combo.
U-Turn Supports Regenerator.

And those Little Ev's in Defense is so its not just an Automatic KO if anything hits him, this way he might not quite die from a not very effective move ^^

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ARRRGH BARBIE
And that's why you don't comment on people gravatar's :P
Why you gotta be so sexist? Guy? This thing is 50-50 gender ratio! Holy Arceus some people! Jk this is a cool set ill have to try it out
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Mienshao @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- U-turn

idc what tier this thing is he will always be my little OU weasel. Mienshao is naturally fast so Scarfing the sucker makes it an ideal revenge killer with U-turn and Regenrator, and it can sweep late-game like no one's business. It is very skilled at taking down frailer Pychic types like Alakazam and the occasional Azelf, while HP Ice takes down things like Dragon types and and the common Gliscor and Landorus-T switch-ins. Stone Edge picks off flying types like Thundurus-T and deals good damage to common Ghost switches, namely Gengar.

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Gen 5 UU


Mienshao @ Flying Gem / Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- High Jump Kick
- Acrobatics / Stone Edge
- U-turn

Open with Fake Out if you're not up against a Ghost type. Acrobatics does massive damage with Flying Gem and the no item boost. High Jump Kick is STAB. U-turn helps your team keep momentum, and couples well with Regenerator. Stone Edge is coverage against Flying types, though it's a bit hit-or-miss. Use Flying Gem if you want to go with Acrobatics, but Life Orb if you opt for Stone Edge instead.

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Cool, an old gen set with actual effort! Props!
Glad you like it!
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Mienshao (M) @ Flying Gem
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

-Hi-Jump Kick: STAB, Extreme Power.

-U-Turn: Psychic coverage, Regenerator abuse.

-Acrobatics: If he hold a flying gem, it is "consumed" before the attack, so the power will be 165. After that, you still have a flying type move with a power of 110, with 100% accuracy.

-Brick Break: STAB, Good Accuracy, Breaks Reflect and Light Screen.

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No flying coverage could mean the end of mienshao because a pokemon like scyther could OHKO with aerial ace AND outspeed you. I'd go with a jolly nature and have rock slide instead of brick break to cover that weakness. It could be the difference between a full sweep and a short run.
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Mienshao (M)
Trait: Regenerator
Nature- Adamant/Jolly
EV's- 252 Attack 252 Speed 4 HP
Item- Life Orb

  • Fake Out
  • Hi-Jump Kick
  • Stone Edge
  • Drain Punch/U-Turn

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U-turn would be the better move for this set, drain punch would be better if it had a big root.
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Probably one of the best Fighting types in any game.

Jolly/Adamant Nature
EV trained in Attack and Speed
Regenorator Ability
Fly Jewl Held Item

Fake Out: Cheap and annoying damage.
U-Turn: Perfect with its ability.
Hi Jump Kick: STAB, awsome power, if you miss you can just use U-Turn to recover.
Acrobat:Goes great with Fly Jewl boosting its power to what I think would be 160, but for the rest of the battle it would just be 110.

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This thing is usually choiced, but not in specs. Hard to predict this set.
Item:Choice Specs
Ability:Regenerator
EVs: timid-252 speed, 252 sp.atk, 4 HP

U-turn: to switch in a bad situation.
Aura Sphere: for damage with out focus blast's horrible accuracy.
Hidden Power [dark]: for dem weaknesses.
Grass Knot: annoy the heavy Pokemon.

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Mienshao (M) @ Salac Berry/Liechi Berry
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd
Adamant/Jolly Nature

  • Endure
  • Reversal
  • Stone Edge
  • U-Turn

Endure activates the Salac/Liechi Berry giving a speed/attack boost and makes Reversal super powerful. Reversal is STAB and has a huge base power when at 1% HP. Stone Edge is coverage against flying types. If Mienshao runs in to a foe it can't handle, it can U-Turn out. And guess what? Regenerator restores HP, so he won't be KOed by Stealth Rock and he can come in for another sweep. Adamant nature is for more power, while Jolly gives a speed boost that could mean out speeding and using Endure when it couldn't otherwise.

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Ability: Regenerator
Item: Black Belt
EVs: 252 Atk/ 4 SpD / 252 Spd
Nature: Jolly
Move: -High Jump Kick

          -Poison Jab
          -Ariel Ace
          -Stone Edge
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Why black belt?
well this is how i run my mienshao and it works really well for me
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Mienshao @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Regenerator
252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Jolly Nature
-High Jump Kick
-U-Turn
-Stone Edge
-Knock Off

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Noodles (Mienshao) (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Drain Punch
- U-turn
- Fake Out
- Knock Off

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Mixed Meinshao

Meinshao(M)@Life Orb
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EVs:252 Spd, 248 Sp.A, 8 Atk
Ability:Regenerator
Nature:Naive

-High Jump Kick
-U-Turn
-Aura Sphere
-Hp Ice/Rock

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[email protected] life orb or eject button or none

Ability: regenerator

Evs: 122 sp. attack, 132 HP, 200 speed, the rest in attack

Nature: naughty or something that raises sp. attack or adamant or jolly

High jump kick: stab, high power

Aura sphere: get physical opponents of guard, STAB, good power, hit physical opponents.

Acrobatics: works great with no items or eject button, other wise use bounce, as both cover bug types, which can wall fighting type moves. Also, it gives extra coverage. An alternative is if you don't want the extra coverage is drain punch, as it adds even more HP recovery, along with good power and stab.

U-turn: makes use of regenerator, covers psychics.

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Mienshao @ Focus Sash
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Lonely Nature
- Fake Out / Swords Dance
- Reversal
- Acrobatics
- Knock Off

Am I the only one here with no U-turn? Well... Fake Out is a great option, and Swords Dance and Reversal w/ Focus Sash is how you make a very Sawk-like Mienshao. Knock Off is used for Psychic types in addition and Acrobatics works well after Focus Sash is "consumed."

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I think you meant to put Focus Sash instead of Regenerator...
oh... I'll fix dat
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"Mien Kampf"
Regenerator
Focus Sash
Jolly (+SPD,-SPATT)
252ATT/252SPD/4SPDEF

Reversal (Couple with Swords Dance for maximum damage after being brought down to Sash!)
Swords Dance (Powers up Reversal/U-Turn)
Quick Guard (Play mind-games with any priority-wielding foes once you're down to 1 HP via Sash!)
U-Turn (Pivot out of any bad match-ups)

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Mienshao @ Focus Sash

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Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Adamant

EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Atk, 4 HP

Moveset

  • U-Turn
  • Hi-Jump Kick
  • Stone Edge
  • Acrobat
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Set Name: I Need Healing!
Ability: Regenerator
Item: Life orb
Moves:
Swords Dance- Attack boosts are always good.
Substitute- Gives the temporary shield for you to set up swords dances/ take extra hits.
U-Turn- Damages while switching out, couples with regenerator, and helps deal with pesky psychic types.
Drain Punch- Fighting STAB plus healing

This is kind of a strange but seemingly viable set I came up with, but haven't actually tested it yet (working on getting it in-game, no generating 'mons here). The gimmick is to have a self-healing sweeper. The fun really begins once you get a swords dance or two up. Drain Punch heals you based on how much damage you do, so Swords Dance+life orb=pretty good damage, and in turn with that damage, more health back with every punch. U-turn is there for getting you out of a dangerous spot and for getting Regenerator healing. So with Drain Punch and U-Turn+Regenerator, you can easily heal any health you lose from life orb, substitute, and enemy attacks. I was thinking about High Jump Kick instead of Drain Punch, but since Drain Punch actively heals you based on damage it went with Swords dance and life orb. (Feedback would be great btw.)

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