Mienshao sits in a strange place in Pokémon Go, all thanks to his movement set. It happens to a lot of Pokémon throughout the mobile game, and when they’re first introduced, they’re either good for meta, or they’ll falter a bit in the beginning and adjust in the future. Mienshao will benefit from adjustments in the future, potentially when he leaves the Battle League meeting request or receives a glossy version. So far, Mienshao is fine, especially given the added support of one of his fast moves, the Poison Jab, but right now we’re a little indifferent.
Mienshao is a fighting Pokémon. It will be weak for Fairy, Flying and Psychic moves, but is resistant to Bug, Dark and Rock attacks. When used in PvP, it has a maximum CP of 2,710, attack 215, defense 112 and stamina 112. For battles and raids, PvE has a maximum CP of 3,064, attack 258, and defense 127 and stamina 163. Due to its mean CP value for PvP, we recommend it use in the Grand or Ultra League.
These are all attacks that Mienshao can learn.
- Low kick (combat type) – 4 damage and 2.5 energy per round (2 damage per round) – 2 turns
- Poison jab (Poison-type) – 6 damage and 3.5 energy per wheel (3 damage per wheel) – 2 turns
- Brick Break (combat type) – 40 damage and 35 energy
- Grass Knot (Grass-type) – 90 damage and 50 energy
- Stone Edge (rock type) – 100 damage and 55 energy
For Mienshao’s fast moves, a poison punch is a better choice, even if it is a Fighting Pokémon. A low kick is one of those attacks that is considered one of the worst options for any Pokémon that uses it, with only poison poison remaining in its place. Unfortunately, it is only super effective against poison against Fairy and Grass Pokémon. Mienshao is weak in fairy-tale types, which makes him an overall bad choice, even though it’s the best choice. One of the problems is how much energy the attack generates and how low the energy of Mienshao’s charged movements costs.
For Mienshaa’s busy moves, you want to go with a brick break and a stone edge. Brick break is the best option available, as it is a Fighting move that the STAB modifier receives from Mianshao. Plus, it only costs 35 energy, and Mienshao can generate it pretty quickly with a blow of poison. As for the stone edge, it is a better choice than a knot of grass, because if you try to use this attack, you can also wait for another five energies to use the stone edge, which will do more damage and is super effective against, Bug, Fire, and Flying. Ice-types.
Overall, Mienshao is fine. It lacks a solid defense to become a valuable choice in the Grand League, and a bad quick move against a poisonous blow, even with the added buff it receives, makes it a subpar. However, if you find a way to add Mienshao to your list, we recommend it. Combat-type Pokémon are always welcome in PvP.
The best set for teaching Mienshao is a quick poison wound and the charged strokes fall apart and the edge of the stone.