Pokémon Analysis – Trick Room Setter 2: Misdreavus!

Continuing our Trick Room setter analysis series (click here if you missed the Mimikyu article) our second will focus on a Pokémon with little usage (barring a second place finish at US nationals in 2013) throughout the history of VGC; introducing Misdreavus!
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Pokémon Analysis – Trick Room Setter 1: Mimikyu!

Regardless of the format, Trick Room has always been a prevalent feature of the VGC meta games; the ability to create a scenario where the Pokémon with the slowest speed stats on the field become the quickest opens the door for many Pokémon which wouldn’t usually see the light of day in competitive play. With the discovery of many new, slow Pokémon in Alola, Trick Room is just much of a threat as it has been in recent seasons with many Pokémon able to abuse Trick Room and a fairly wide variety of Trick Room setters.

These next few Pokémon analysis articles will focus on a few potential setters ranging from the obvious to the obscure with sets and spreads to trial, so without further ado…

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