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Are these Double Battle combinations good?

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Are any of these combos any good?

Combo #1
Tauros w/Salac Berry (Anger Point)
Earthquake
Return
Zen Headbut
Endure

Throh w/Muscle Band (Mold Breaker)
Mountain Storm
Brick Break
Wide Guard
Payback

Purpose:
On the first move, Tauros uses Endure. After that, Throh hits it with Mountain Storm, a move that always scores a critical hit. The critical hit, STAB, and Tauros' weakness not only activate Anger Point (raising its attack to the max), but should also activate his Salac Berry. After the first turn, Throh uses Wide Guard to defend Tauros from the nudges that can knock it out while Tauros obliterates anything in its way.

Combo #2
Exploud w/Wise Glasses (Scrappy)
Uproar
Flamethrower
Hyper Voice
Protect

Gliscor w/Toxic Orb (Poison Heal)
Roost
Stealth Rock
Earthquake
Ice Fang

Purpose:
Exploud's main purpose is to prevent a setup that's killed me numerous times: Guts-boosted ResTalkers. With Uproar, it prevents the opponent from going to sleep while also, thanks to its huge boost in power in the 5th Gen, using a great STAB. Gliscor, meanwhile, provides a more direct offense against those that resist Exploud's attacks.

Combo #3

Milotic w/Flame Orb (Marvel Scale)
Aqua Ring
Surf
Ice Beam
Recover

Ludicolo w/Leftovers (Rain Dish)
Leech Seed
Substitute
Toxic/Grass Knot
Rain Dance

Purpose:
Substitute and Leech Seed + Leftovers & Rain Dish = A dancing pinapple with a serious roach complex. Meanwhile, you've got Milotic. With the Flame Orb burning her, Milotic gains a %50 boost to her defense. The Atk drop doesn't matter because Milotic doesn't use Physical moves, and the health-deduction is rendered less destructive with Aqua Ring while also raising its Atk & Spl. Atk.

asked Feb 17, 2011 by ShroomTV
edited Feb 17, 2011 by ShroomTV

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Combo #1: To put it simply, this is brilliant! There are some points that I would suggest making. First off, I would forget about the Salac Berry+Endure thing and instead use Substitute with Leftovers. Priority attacks are much too common, as are weather effects (Sand/Hail.) You'll still get the boost even with a Substitute up. For Tauros, I would replace Zen Headbutt with the more useful Rock Slide (not Stone Edge, due to low accuracy and Rock Slide being useful in Double Battles)for better type coverage. Now for Throh. Wide Guard is still useful, so keep it to make Tauros next to invincible. I don't see much use for Brick Break, so replace it with Bulk Up. The point here is hopefully the opponent will be too busy dealing with mega-Tauros to worry about Throh, then... bham! Hit them with an ultra-powerful Mountain Storm. I'd also replace Muscle Band with Life Orb.

Combo #2: Wise Glasses aren't that good. Replace them with Life Orb, so much better. Thing is, you could just use Taunt to stop restalk. Uproar still isn't that great even with the power boost, think a worse version of Petal Dance from Gen 4.

Combo #3: I see nothing wrong here. Although I don't teally think of Double-Battles as a good place to wall, but test it out and see if it works. There is nothing wrong with the move choice (go with Grass Knot.)

answered Feb 17, 2011 by trachy
edited Feb 17, 2011 by trachy
Thanks for the advice. The main reason I wanted Tauros w/Salac Berry was to make sure it could make use of its boost, and I've been associating Substitute with SubSeeding for so long I'd forgotten non-grass Pokemon could even learn it!
Tauros is still amazingly fast even without the boost. If you need more of an assurance, maybe send out Ninjask or Blaziken first and Baton Pass a Speed Boost.