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What are good double battle combos?

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I'm not talking about solarbeam/sunnyday earthquake/levitate wondertomb stuff that everyone knows about. I''m talking about stuff like Beat up/justified Anger Point/Mountain throw kinda stuff. Any suggestions (pokes moves abilities etc) or pokes that have great synergy (gastrona, magnemence, etc) are appriciated!! THANKS

asked Sep 21, 2013 by EPICWIZARD13
But everybody knows about Beat Up/Justified and Anger Point/Frost Breath also...
I meant that they are more common. Ive seen. Solarbea,/sunnyday and others a lot, but i just saw the beatup/justified one about a week ago

3 Answers

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Surf & Absorb Bulb/Storm Drain and co. or Discharge and Cell Battery/Lightningrod and co.

This is a rather easy combo to run, and one if done right can have superb effectiveness. The strategy consists of one Pokemon possessing a move that hits all other Pokemon on the field and can have some beneficial affect for the partner. Its partner, either due to its ability or held item, either gains offensive ability or health as a result.

Surf

Surf is a spread move with hefty power and perfect accuracy, making it good on its own. However if used on a Pokemon carrying an absorb bulb, which boosts special attack one stage when hit with a water move, or that has the abilities water absorb, dry skin or storm drain. A partnership akin to this allows one to spam powerful surfs while also allowing for set-up in the fast paced doubles metagame.

Notable Pairings

  • Politoed (with surf and drizzle), and Swift Swim Kingdra with Absorb Bulb
  • Politoed (with surf and drizzle), and Swift Swim Ludicolo with Absorb Bulb
  • Any surf user with Gastrodon (storm drain)
  • Any surf user (preferably drizzle politoed) with Dry Skin Toxicroak

Discharge

Like surf, discharge is a strong spread move, but it also comes with a good chance of paralysis. Cell Battery serves as the electrical equivalent of Absorb Bulb, with Electric resistant Pokemon holding cell battery as well as non-ground type Pokemon with Motor Drive, Volt Absorb or Lightningrod.

Notable Pairings or Potential Pokemon

Recipients:
- Thundurus-T
- Manectric
- Seaking
- Jolteon
- Electrivire
- Lanturn

Users:
- Thundurus-T
- Manectric
- Jolteon
- Lanturn
- Rotom (all forms)
- Magnezone

In general, straegies using surf ten to be more effective, as the move gains further power in rain, regularly supplied by politoed, and in general allows for a little more type diversity (though you may throw a ground type partner in with your discharge abuser if need be.

answered Sep 21, 2013 by Ludicobro
Great! Thanks!
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Have six Pokemon in ur party and use beat up while holding a dark gem.
Have a Pokemon with overcoat ability and use hail or sandstorm.
A Pokemon with snow cloak ability and have it hold a bright powder. Use hail and keep using double team so they won't hit u.
This are just my suggestions.

answered Sep 21, 2013 by RedtheLEGEND
Yeah, thing is i play in OU  so evasion stuff is banned...otherwise i would sooo use those combos. Thanks anyway
You're welcome
OVERCOAT>MAGIC GUARD EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!
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(just a short one here)

If you have a phisically offensive Pokémon (e.g. Fighting type) hold a Lum Berry (Persim Berry) and have another Pokémon use Swagger on it it will raise it's attack and cure the confusion.

Also, I don't know much about OU so I don't know if you can use berries and stuff like that so I would apprciate if you would tell me if something is wrong with the answer so I can delete it thanks.

answered Sep 21, 2013 by TERKOIZ