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What are some of the best move combos in Pokemon you have found?

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I breed pokemon in the game and am pretty good at IVs and EVs and such. I have thought of a few good tactics, such as

  • Safe Guard and Outrage/Petal Dance/Thrash (avoids confusion ailment)
  • Mimic and Imprison (permanent Disables last move)
  • Swagger/Flatter and Psych Up/Haze (either gives you upped stats or resets theirs)
  • Defense Curl followed by Roll Out (makes roll out stronger)
  • Rain Dance and Thunder (Thunder never misses)
  • Belly Drum and Rest (works best with a chesto berry. Maximizes attack)
  • Sunny Day and Solar Beam (solar beam no longer needs to charge)
  • Endure and Flail/Reversal (makes the attack moves really strong compared to normal)

What are some of the best move combos that you have found so far? :D
Explain your choices, and why they make good combos.

Please read all the answers before posting, to avoid duplicate answers. Yes, all 100+ of them.

And no full on movesets either, there are separate questions for that :-)

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We already have that combo listed.
Oh. Thanks. (So it *is* a "combo"!)
Wow I never thought this would pass 110...
Exactly 150 upvotes. o3o
I think a snorelax with rest and snore (you can keep hp up and still attack)
supersonic and thunderwave (makes it hard for them to attack)

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Use Soak on the Opponent's Poke'mon and use Grass/Electric Type Move,
x2 Damage Instantly!

Hope I Helped Ya!

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Yeah, but you could do more damage by just using a neutral move twice, good idea though.
Thanks :D
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Manaphy with atleast rest as a move then some other good moves and then because of its ability Hydration you can use rest the hydration will wake you up!!

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Other moves should be tail glow and bolt beam coverage
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Alright so you need a gliscor
[email protected] gem
The others don't matter

Absol@ life orb
Use a standard set but replace a move for toxic

This is a doubles stradegy.
Gliscor get poisoned by absol activating poison heal and it can still acro with flying gem and they are a pretty good core.

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For Gliscor you would want the other moved to be substitute ( for use after toxic is used), swords dance, and earthquake.
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Use this to destroy Mono-psychic teams or any Psychic type Pokemon for that matter!
(Stuff in bold is a must!)

Turn a move with a Base Power of 40 into a destructive 320 power attack!!!

Scizor @ Life Orb
Nature: preferably Adamant
EVs: preferably Atk/Spe

This will do Base Power x Tech x Life Orb x Switching outx Super effective= pwnage

By switching thic guy in they automatically think "get my guy out of there" Next use Pursuit no matter what. They will either not switch out and it will do (BPxTechxLifeOrbxSE=40x1.5x1.5x2) 180. Ooor they will switch out and it will do (BPxTechxLifeOrbxSExSO=40x1.5x1.5x2x2) 320. Either way they will be at leat 2HKO if not OHKO on the first one!!!

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Sorry to break this to you, but Technician doesn't work if Pursuit's power is doubled.
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This one is very annoying.

If you have a Pokemon like Alakazam, teach it Trick and Torment. Then give it a Choice Item. Trick will give the foe the Choice Item, meaning it can only use one move. Then use Torment, which prevents using the same move twice in a row, resulting in the opponent using Struggle until it faints!

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Nope. If they have a Choice item, Torment won't work.
Oh. Thanks! I didn't know that.
Torment works on choiced pokemon...
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Haley told me about this one. Doubles only.

Volt Absorb Lanturn with Surf. Scarfed.

Water Absorb Lanturn with Discharge. Specs.

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Banded Lanturn?
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I like using rest with Houndoom, with early bird it becomes hilarious. Houndoom keeps waking up after 1 turn, and gets full health. It would be best if Houndoom is bulky.

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Ok I didn't see this one anywhere so here it is.

Drapion. With his speed you can set up a toxic spike, with his one weakness you probably won't have him be OHKO. So you can set up another toxic spikes.
You have achieved badly poisoned.

Then send out a Pokemon who knows venoshock. Mine is Weezing but it can be anyone.
Use Venoshock for a startling 120 base power.

This strategy DOES NOT work against steel, flying, poison or Pokemon with levitate.
I would teach the venoshock Pokemon toxic so that you can deal with flying and levitate.

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Pokemon: Vanniluxe & Tauros
Stats: Vanilluxe -SP Attack Nature Tauros +Attack Nature
EV's: Vanniluxe None Tauros Attack and SP Def
Type of Battle: Double
Strategy: Have Vannilluxe use Frost Breath on Tauros, have Tauros know the ability Anger Point, then you have a Max attacking DEADLY Tauros along with the SP Def EV's Frost Breath shouldn't do that much. Hope ya like it! Toodles!!!

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Taurus is a brute :P
huh? what do u mean?
I mean he is powerful. Strong, like a Minotaur.
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Unfortunately, the best version of this takes up all 4 moves and the moveset can only be learned by Meowth, but it would be very beneficial for trainer battles. Also, you could just use 2 Pokemon (steps 1 and 2 for one Pokemon and steps three and four for the other, unless in double where you could use hypnosis and swagger on the same turn)

  1. Hypnosis/Thunder Wave
  2. Swagger x3
  3. Psych Up
  4. Punishment

The first keeps the opponent from acting with high attack from swagger. The second sets up steps 3 and 4. Psyche up allows you to get the stat boosts from the opponent without getting confused. Punishment does immense damage to the opponent.

Ont he hit with punishment, you will have a base power of 240 + 6 levels of attack increase. Better yet, they the plus 6 attack will stay with you through the rest of the battle, which will allow you to pretty much KO any Pokemon you come up against.

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Meowth is the only one who can use the hypnosis version, but Jigglypuff (and evs), Miltank, Lugia, Ho-oh, Absol, and Arceus can learn the thunder wave variation.
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Another combo for double battles:

You will need three Pokemon. A shedinja, a Spiritomb/Sableye, and a Pokemon with Skill Swap.

Start with the Shedinja and Skill Swap Pokemon. Use Skill Swap on Shedinja. Then, switch out Shedinja for Sableye/Spiritomb and use skill swap on them. The Sableye/Spiritomb is now invincible until someone uses a move that allows fighting moves to hit ghost types.

Note: A variation can be made where more Pokemon can be used if storm drain or lightning rod are in affect.

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Um, I've seen somewhere that it is FORBIDDEN to switch, suppress or change the following abilities:

Wonder Guard

But you can make them being copied, like Entertainment Durant.  (Truant)
How the hell did this get upvoted???
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You can have a drifblim with the ability unburden and have recycle with a sitrus berry or a item that disaperes. When you use the sitrus berry your speed will go up and then you can use recycle to get it back and use the sitrus berry again to gain more speed while gaining more HP.

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well, this one might be considered a gimmick. but I have tried it, and it worked quite well actually. anyway, this strategy is really good to counter annoying defoggers . especially this **** named mandibuzz

send a hazard setter in on a defogger and use Spikes/SR/etc. one time. SR or web is recommended as the defogger might usually want to remove hazard until all the layers of that specific hazard is set up. when you know a defog is coming, switch to a fast Pokemon with defiant (Braviary or Bisharp). your attack will now be doubled because of the evasion drop combined with defiant.

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That is not a move combo. That is a strategy. And it works well, it is not a gimmick. Braviary itself is a gimmick without Sheer Force, anyway, so Bisharp and Competitive Milotic are the best users of that strategy.
Milotic is pretty weak. It seems great on paper but is outclassed by pretty much every other defensive Water-type and offensively, there are better Pokémon so Defiant Bisharp is your best bet.
tbh, bravery with sheer force is pretty terrible as the only real move it can abuse with sheer force is rock slide which isn't good on it anyway. bravery can be used in the coming ten 6 NU against golbat, but anyway. whats the difference between strategy and move combo?
The spelling
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Natural Gift + Recycle

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I'm not sure if Natural Gift consumes the berry.
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Fling + Recycle

Sitrus Berry + Recycle

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I don't think Recycle can restore items lost to Fling.
Sitrus Berry only activates at 1/2 health and below, so no unlimited health BTW
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Heres one:

Toxic Orb item
Toxic Heal ability

Focus Punch


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Belly drum + Rest + Chesto berry + Stockpile x3 + Crunch

Works best with Snorlax, because when done at the right time, it turns him into a sweeping beast!

I just chose crunch because its a good high power move that snorlax learns, and isn't weak to much.

You could even replace crunch with baton pass!

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Belly drum + Sitrus berry + Aqua jet + Huge power

This works so well, it sweeps entire legendary teams. It really does.

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A move that lowers a stat (e.g. draco meteor) + Contrary.

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Almost everyone knows this :I
It's still a good combo and it hasn't been posted yet.
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Super fang + brine

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