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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

35.50 kg Weight
1.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,064
Level 40: 2,710
Level 25: 1,936 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,548 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,161 (Research Tasks)
ATK 258
DEF 127
STA 163

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Low Kick is the fast move of choice for offense thanks to STAB.
  • Poison Jab isn't bad, but doesn't synergize with a Fighting-type Pokemon. 
  • Grass Knot is the strongest charge move against neutral opponents, or when Super Effective. 
  • Brick Break synergizes with Mienshao's Fighting-type role, but isn't very strong. 
  • Stone Edge doesn't have much use for offense. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Poison Jab is better for defense, and can hurt Fairy-type attackers as well.
  • Low Kick is more likely to be resisted on defense.
  • Brick Break can be used frequently as a 3-bar move, but its STAB damage is lackluster.
  • Grass Knot doesn't really threaten Mienshao's weaknesses. 
  • Stone Edge hits fast and hurts Flying-types, but Mienshao might faint before it can use it. 

PVE Overview

Mienshao's introduction to Pokemon Go is unfortunately highly disappointing for the metagame. 258 ATK is very respectable, but this gets thrown out the window rather quickly when Mienshao's horrible moveset is made obvious. Low Kick and Brick Break are among the bottom of the barrel in the world of Fighting-type moves in Pokemon Go, and thus a moveset update is mandatory if Mienshao is to be anything more useful than a dex entry. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Poison Jab + Brick Break and Grass Knot or Stone Edge

Despite not benefiting from STAB, Poison Jab is chosen over Low Kick due to its superior stats in both damage output and energy gains. 

Brick Break costs the least amount of energy, is useful for baiting shields, and deals decent STAB chip damage for Mienshao's Fighting-type role. Grass Knot provides coverage against popular Water-types in the meta, with a moderate energy cost. Stone Edge requires slightly more energy, but its coverage is wider and also threatens Mienshao's weakness to Flying-type Pokemon. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 0 / 5

Mienshao's high offensive stat renders it very fragile in Great League, comparable to Haunter or Gengar. Unfortunately its poor moveset and lack of synergy prevents it from winning most meta matchups. A Fighting-type Pokemon with a Poison-type fast move that's resisted by Steel and Rock (which is what Fighting-types are supposed to beat), combined with poor Fighting-type charge move damage, and.... Grass-type or Rock-type coverage? At the very least Mienshao can beat the popular Fairy-type Azumarill, but that alone is not enough to justify its use. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

Mienshao's bulk and moveset problems haven't left it in Ultra League, making it unusable. 

Master League: 0 / 5

As a Fighting-type, Meinshao can only chip just over half of Snorlax's max HP before fainting. Not a good sign. 

Fast Moves

6
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50
10
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63

Charge Moves

40
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.60
0.60
0.00
1.21
25.00
31.25
30.30
90
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.90
0.00
1.80
34.62
43.27
62.31
100
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.40
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate15.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013238
2001.56779
2002102120
2002.5137161
4003172201
4003.5207242
4004242283
4004.5277324
6005312365
6005.5347406
6006382447
6006.5417488
8007452529
8007.5487570
8008522611
8008.5557652
10009592692
10009.5627733
100010662774
100010.5695813
130011728852
130011.5761890
130012795929
130012.5828968
1600138611007
160013.58941045
1600149271084
160014.59601123
1900159931161
190015.510261200
19001610591239
190016.510931278
22001711261316
220017.511591355
22001811921394
220018.512251432
25001912581471
250019.512911510
25002013241548
250020.513571587
30002113911626
300021.514241665
30002214571703
300022.514901742
35002315231781
350023.515561820
35002415891858
350024.516221897
40002516561936
400025.516891975
40002617222013
400026.517552052
45002717882091
450027.518212130
45002818542168
450028.518872207
50002919212246
500029.519542284
50003019872323
500030.520032343
60003120202362
600031.520372381
60003220532401
600032.520702420
70003320862439
700033.521032459
70003421192478
700034.521362497
80003521522517
800035.521692536
80003621862555
800036.522022575
90003722192594
900037.522352614
90003822522633
900038.522682652
100003922852672
1000039.523012691
100004023182710
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