Competitive Information for Misdreavus [Gold/Silver]
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Misdreavus? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Misdreavus is a pretty decent Ghost-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to find yourself dealing with Misdreavus when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Misdreavus's only type-related weaknesses are Dark and Ghost.
Item: Leftovers / Nothing
- Psychic / Rest
- Confuse Ray
- Pain Split / Perish Song
Support Misdreavus (Popular/Trending)
Misdreavus is an interesting Support. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Misdreavus last longer regaining it's stamina every turn.
♦ Rest is a status move (Misdreavus sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
♦ Confuse Ray is a status move (confuses the target).
♦ Pain Split is a status move (shares hp of Misdreavus and target equally).
♦ Perish Song is a status move (all active pokemon will faint in 3 turns).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Defense Curl
Special Sweeper Misdreavus (Retro)
Misdreavus is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Misdreavus has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Misdreavus's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Misdreavus learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Misdreavus can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Misdreavus
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Perish Song + Protect
- Moves: Pain Split + Toxic
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
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