Mismagius, The Magical Pokémon. It appears as if from nowhere—muttering incantations, placing curses, and giving people terrifying visions. Mismagius have been known to cast spells to make people fall in love, so some people search for this Pokémon as if their life depended on it. Feared for its wrath and the curses it spreads, this Pokémon will also, on a whim, cast spells that help people. Its muttered curses can cause awful headaches or terrifying visions that torment others.
Being a pure Ghost and having stats on the Special side, Mismagius is a strong Pokémon in lower tier formats, having the ability to break common cores with ease. However, Mismagius has its share of problems, namely being frail with only base 60 HP and Defense which makes its otherwise decent 105 Special Defense pretty unimpressive. Its offenses are also very limiting for higher level formats as well, as 105 Special Attack is lacking for usual standards and 105 Speed isn't all that fast these days. Overall, Mismagius is a Pokémon to be aware of when team building in lower tier formats due to its raw power, but don't expect to see it in standard play.
Levitate - Grants immunity to Ground moves - Not a bad ability by any means, but Mismagius really wants some ability to help it keep up with the power creep as time passes. Most of the really dangerous Ground-types will have something to threaten Mismagius anyway.
Nasty Plot Attacker
Nasty Plot is the major draw of Mismagius, getting a free +2 to Mismagius Special Attack is very nice. Shadow Ball is the main damaging move being very spammable due to Ghost-type providing excellent neutral coverage. Dazzling Gleam is a nice coverage option hitting Dark types for super effective damage, which would otherwise wall Mismagius. Taunt is a nice final option to stall break while Will-O-Wisp makes Mismagius a lot move durable and enables the use of Hex for more damage. Hex is generally used best on teams with a lot of ways to spread status though, otherwise stick to Shadow Ball.
A Timid nature is ideal because Mismagius wants to be as fast as possible in order to sweep, and its offensive stats are the only ones worth putting EV investment into. Ghostium Z provides a very powerful nuke when backed up by Nasty Plot and can help Mismagius break through an especially durable foe. However, Colbur Berry can be used instead of the Z-Move slot is already taken, giving Mismagius a chance to survive a Knock Off or otherwise handle a Dark-type hit.
Other Options and Partners
Rockium Z - Subbing in place of Taunt or Will-O-Wisp, Power Gem with Rockium Z allows Mismagius to break through Assault Vest Incineroar at +2 who is one of the best answers to Mismagius.
Incineroar - With an Assault Vest, Incineroar is one of the best counters to Mismagius due to taking neutral damage from Dazzling Gleam. This forces Mismagius to either run Power Gem or play very carefully around Incineroar. Thankfully, Incineroar does not have Pursuit so Mismagius isn't just ruined by the wrestling cat.
Absol - While lacking the defenses to constantly switch in, Absol can look for switch ins on Mismagius and apply a lot of pressure, especially if Mismagius lacks Will-O-Wisp to burn Absol on the switch in. Pursuit in particular makes it easier to checkmate Mismagius, while Sucker Punch prevents it from simply picking it off with Dazzling Gleam.
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