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Old December 18th, 2012 (9:42 AM).
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The longer a BP chain is, the more likely it is to fail. And Perish Song absolutely laughs in your face. So does Whirlwind, Haze, etc.

Mienshao doesn't really fit in this chain. With 65/60/60 Defensively, it doesn't really get much time to SD before going out. So he's best nixed for Mr. Mime:

Mr. Mime @ Leftovers
Trait: Soundproof
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Baton Pass
- Nasty Plot / Calm Mind
- Taunt / Barrier / Substitute
- Psychic

So remember how Perish Song laughs at you? Well, Mimes don't have to listen to it. Nasty Plot gives a +2 SAtk boost, which you can pass off right away. Calm Mind, however, gives less SAtk, but adds +1 SDef, which can let you add more boosts. Taunt protects you from statusing, Whirlwind, Roar, Haze, etc. Barrier adds another boost to be passed on, and also patches up Mr. Mime's already pathetic defense, allowing him to take on more boosts. Substitute is nice to potentially get the Baton Pass receiver in unscathed. Psychic prevents him from becoming Taunt bait, and can let it abuse the stat boosts itself.

Also, go for Substitute on Smeargle over Magic Coat. Substitute can be passed, and will essentially give the receiver a free turn.
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