find one shiny Misdreavus – the Screech Pokémon – is a draw from the next Spotlight Hour in pokemon go.
Unfortunately, Misdreavus and his evolution Mismagius are both woeful in Go Battle League and fighting in raids, meaning this is going to be a woeful Spotlight Hour for the world of Pokémon Go, especially after the excitement of last week’s Haunter Spotlight Hour. However, if you’re still missing the shiny or the 4* perfect Pokémon, now’s your chance to find one, while also grinding up the Candy and Candy XL you need to get the most out of your Pokémon.
This week’s Spotlight Hour also comes with a double catch XP bonus which runs next to the event, so make sure to catch as many Pokémon as you can!
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Misdreavus 100% Perfect IV Stats in Pokémon Go
This week’s Spotlight Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Misdreavus with perfect IV stats.
“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a particular Pokémon. First, there’s the maximum, 100% IV version, the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your 4* Pokédex, raids, and Master League. But because of the way CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect IV Pokémon is generally just the best version of itself in the Master League.
Sure, you can’t see a Pokémon’s IV without catching it first, but with a little research beforehand, you can quickly find a perfect Misdreavus based on CP alone.
If you are level 30 (or higher), ideally you are looking for the following CPs for a perfect 15/15/15 Misdreavus:
The wild CP value corresponds to your trainer level until you reach level 30 and because the majority of the player base is now above this level, we have stuck to these values for simplicity. However, these values will be different if you are currently below level 30.
The Festival of Lights is currently running in Pokémon Go, where Morelull and Shiinotic were released. The quest steps 5 to 8 of A Cosmic Companion is now live as part of the Season of the Light. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. There is also a new Special Investigation Mission: A Mysterious Incense. Finally – don’t forget the new Prime Gaming rewards every two weeks.
Is Mismagius good at PVP?
Unfortunately, not all Pokémon can be good at Go Battle League, as proven quite proficiently by Mismagius.
Regardless of your league, this Pokémon is running Hex, Shadow Ball and Dark Pulse as the second charged move.
Hex is decent – it’s a fast-loading move that gets you to your Shadow Ball faster, with the option of Dark Pulse when you encounter something weak to Dark-type moves. All in all, it’s not as optimized as last week’s Gengar, but it’s not terrible.
The problem is, it’s just bad from a statistical perspective, lacking Gengar’s attack or defense (while also having worse moves). Shadow Mismagius is the second worst ghost in the league, after Lampent and before Hoopa. Not Hoopa Unbound – it’s only better than the bad Hoopa Great League.
Looking at Ultra League, Mismagius still paints a bleak picture – it beats a few Pokémon at the top of the meta, like Empoleon and Cresselia, but loses to five of the most common you’re likely to see: Swampert, Talonflame, Tevenant, Giratina Altered and Walrein. And since we’re keeping score, Misdreavus is the worst Ghost in Ultra League, seven places below Mismagius. However you feel it, Mismagius is bad
As for Master League, you know what we’re going to say, and yes, we will beat this dead horse. Mismagius is no longer the worst Ghost-type option (that’s Oricorio). However, it peaks at level 50 at CP 2957. If you saw that on the other side of the field while fighting in Master League, you’d probably breathe a sigh of relief.
Is there a shiny Misdreavus in Pokémon Go?
Yes, there’s a shiny Misdreavus in Pokemon Go and if poisonous green shinies are your thing, you’re in luck!
The shiny form of Misdreavus was released in December 2018. If you catch one, you can evolve it into a shiny Mismagius; however, you will need 100 Misdreavus candies and a Unova stone.
If luck is on your side, you might find a shiny Misdreavus in the wild, but keep in mind that this isn’t Community Day and the shiny rates won’t increase, so the chance of catching one, let alone a perfect, is very low . That said, every Misdreavus you see has the potential to shine, so it’s purely a numbers game – tap each of them and see what you get. Good luck finding the Misdreavus you need!
What does shiny Misdreavus look like?
As you can see, the glossy Misdreavus takes on a grass-green hue, with dark yellow tips, while its evolution, Mismagius, takes on a lighter green with yellow highlights. Both keep the red orbs around their necks, which isn’t really surprising given that the official Pokédex entry calls them by color: “What gives meaning to his life is surprising to others. If you put your ear to the red orbs around his neck, you’ll hear screeching.’
Thanks to Reddit user EgaTehPro for making the comparison!
Other Tips For This Spotlight Hour
Besides trying to catch a shiny Misdreavus in Pokémon Go, there are a few other good reasons to join this week’s Spotlight Hour:
- The best reason is of course the double catch XP bonus runs through the hour. This applies to all Pokémon caught, so do your best to get good at Excellent Curve Ball throws on a Misdreavus to quickly earn the XP!
- If you’re a newbie, this Spotlight Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Misdreavus candies to fully evolve this Pokémon and feed all its evolutions into the Pokédex.
- Since Misdreavus is a ghost type, catching a lot during this Spotlight Hour will add progress to your ghost type catch bonus medals.
Spotlight Hour events last only one hour – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (local time). Next week you can look forward to Shuppet in the spotlight, with double evolution XP.