NFE Nasty Plot (Misdreavus) @ Eviolite
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Hex / Shadow Ball
- Will-O-Wisp / Substitute / Hidden Power [Ground]
- Dazzling Gleam
NFE Bulky Calm Mind (Misdreavus) @ Eviolite
EVs: 252 HP / 116 Def / 140 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Destiny Bond
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Pain Split
- Rain Dance
- Sunny Day
- Choice Scarf
- Damp Rock
- Ghostium Z
- Heat Rock
- 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD (Bold)
Overview: Misdreavus is a very versatile Pokemon in the current metagame, capable of pulling off both offensive and defensive roles due to its expansive movepool and good stats.
Nasty Plot: The offensive Nasty Plot set acts as a wallbreaker and has enough speed to outspeed threats such as Monferno and Gabite. With Eviolite, it has the necessary bulk to set up on Pokemon such as Roselia, Prinplup, Metang and Togetic. Nasty Plot boosts its Special Attack. Hex is complemented by Will-O-Wisp and lets Misdreavus cripple physical threats such as Fraxure and Metang and Pursuit trappers such as Alolan Grimer, Krokorok and Pawniard. Will-O-Wisp also wears down other bulky Pokemon and boosts the power of Hex to 130 Base Power. Hex gives Misdreavus a strong neutral STAB attack against most of the Pokemon in the metagame and also hits Ghost- and Psychic-types such as opposing Misdreavus, Dusclops and Metang for super effective damage. Shadow Ball is a good option if Will-O-Wisp is not being run; it provides a stronger neutral STAB attack against most of the tier and hits most targets hard at +2, especially other Ghost-types like Dusclops. Substitute eases prediction against Krokorok and Pawniard and also lets it exploit forced switches. Hidden Power Ground provides super effective coverage for Alolan Grimer and Pawniard, who both threaten Misdreavus. Dazzling Gleam hits Dark-, Dragon- and Fighting-types such as Machoke, Fraxure, Krokorok, Gabite and Hakamo-o hard.
Bulky Calm Mind: The bulky Calm Mind set serves as a late-game win condition, capable of setting up Calm Mind on key defensive Pokemon such as Clefairy and Roselia. Rest gives this set some longevity and helps it in Calm Mind wars with Clefairy or other Calm Mind users.
Checks & Counters: Bulky specially defensive Servine can easily switch into all Misdreavus sets and threaten it with Leaf Storm/Glare. The Nasty Plot set can usually be revenge killed by faster threats after some chip such as Electabuzz, Frogadier, Haunter and Choice Scarf Krokorok. Dark-types such as Alolan Grimer and Pawniard do not appreciate switching into a Will-O-Wisp but they can threaten it, even when burned, and force it out. The bulky Calm Mind set is also completely walled by Normal-types such as Munchlax and Staravia.