Competitive Information for Misdreavus [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Misdreavus misdreavus
Base Stats for Misdreavus

Ghost

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Misdreavus

Weakness Chart for Ghost-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
2x
  
  
0x
  
  
2x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
0x
0.5x
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Misdreavus? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Misdreavus is a fabulous Ghost-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to see Misdreavus show up as a Ruby/Sapphire opponent. Misdreavus's only type-related weaknesses are Dark and Ghost.


Species: Misdreavus
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Thief
- Calm Mind

Special Sweeper Misdreavus (Levitate)

Misdreavus is an outstanding Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Misdreavus from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Levitate, Misdreavus is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
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).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Misdreavus's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Misdreavus? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Misdreavus
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Thief
- Calm Mind

Doubles Special Sweeper Misdreavus (Levitate)

Misdreavus is a sensational Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Misdreavus from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Levitate, Misdreavus is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
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).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Misdreavus's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psywave
--
80%
15
Random damage equal to 0.5x-1.5x user's level.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Grudge
--
--
5
If the user faints, the attack used loses all its PP.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 2-5.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 2 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Misdreavus can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Misdreavus

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