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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 :-)

asked Apr 28, 2010 by uberchrisp
edited Apr 7 by Pokemaster
One more flaw is if the move is like rock blast or ice shard and can break sturdy.
That is true.
We already have that combo listed.
Oh. Thanks. (So it *is* a "combo"!)
Wow I never thought this would pass 110...

168 Answers

1 vote

I haven't see this one, so I'll post it:
1. Use a Linnone with either silk scarf or life orb
2. Belly drum, this will max this Pokemon's attack
3. Extreme speed, this attack make any other Pokemon couldn't attack him with a very powerful strike
4. Repeat step 4 until either extreme speed have lost all its pp, life orb eat all his hp, or the enemy use ghost-type

Hope this help

answered Jan 20, 2013 by Darth_Chaos_Blade
if the opponent plans on attacking you after you used belly drum you're screwed
Well, you can end the weakness of this one with the sitrus berry or leftovers, its a risky tech, but can beat a lot of enemy with it
1 vote

I thought of a pretty good one for an atk/def ev trained snorlax:
Try having:
Rest
Sleep Talk
Hyper beam
Any other overpowered move.....for hyper beam an your other op move, scope/zoom lens would be a pretty good thing to add just in case.

Only downside to this combo it that sleep talk has a chance to use rest again which would be useless.lol

answered Jan 27, 2013 by OrionRey
1 vote

Well I LOVE this set with a Pokemon with like Weavile or something
Moveset is Swagger, Psych Up, Punishment, and a plain solid attacking move like Slash or Ice Punch. First, use Swagger, Then use either Swagger Again or use Psych up, Third use Psych Up if you used Swagger Last turn or go with Punishment makes it DEADLY on a Pokemon
like Weavile lots of Pokemon can use it which makes it nice so yeah

answered Feb 26, 2013 by ☆∞ℐwilight ᴘrince∞☆
1 vote

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!!!

answered Mar 27, 2013 by ☆∞ℐwilight ᴘrince∞☆
Taurus is a brute :P
huh? what do u mean?
I mean he is powerful. Strong, like a Minotaur.
1 vote

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.

answered May 18, 2013 by Pixelmon
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.
1 vote

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.

answered May 18, 2013 by Pixelmon
Um, I've seen somewhere that it is FORBIDDEN to switch, suppress or change the following abilities:

Truant
Multitype
Wonder Guard

But you can make them being copied, like Entertainment Durant.  (Truant)
How the hell did this get upvoted???
1 vote

Absol + Super Luck + Scope Lens + Slash/Night Slash/Psycho Cut
Absol's critical-hit ratio raises to 1 of 2
with a Swords Dance he's even much stronger

answered Mar 16 by Mew2
1 vote

I forgot this one: taunt + sucker punch + prankster = total annihilation

answered Apr 14 by #Mega Pinsir
0 votes

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


Hope I Helped Ya!

answered Aug 1, 2012 by Hyper Flares
Yeah, but you could do more damage by just using a neutral move twice, good idea though.
Thanks :D
0 votes

Two Pokemon sweep.


Genesect @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Download

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Speed

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • U-Turn
  • Thunderbolt
  • Ice Beam
  • Flamethrower


Genesect @ Life Orb

Trait: Download

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Speed

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • U-Turn
  • Thunderbolt
  • Flamethrower
  • Ice Beam

These sets are dominant, an amazing combo.

answered Aug 28, 2012 by Nindzya
edited Aug 28, 2012 by Nindzya
*Send Out Heatran*
Ouch...
um... species clause?
Doesn't matter, this is a combo question. That is optional anyways.
ok then :D
0 votes

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!!

answered Aug 30, 2012 by Scizornician
reshown Aug 30, 2012 by Mewderator
Other moves should be tail glow and bolt beam coverage
0 votes

Alright so you need a gliscor
Gliscor@flying gem
Acrobatics
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.

answered Sep 12, 2012 by Absol
For Gliscor you would want the other moved to be substitute ( for use after toxic is used), swords dance, and earthquake.
0 votes

This is a pretty killer Psychic type combo that has proven extremely useful against any Pokemon besides ones that endure or are immune to psychic (which are very few compared to how many this combo can affect).

Future Sight (automatic psychic attack 2 turns later)
Reflect (cuts damage from physical attacks)
Psychic (STAB)

Future Sight automatically deals damage right after Psychic as a finishing move or double damage combo. You can also use Recover instead of Reflect if you find your opponent's attack uber strong. Just make sure your Pokemon can withstand more than one attack (OHKO) :)

answered Sep 12, 2012 by PokeMetalhead
This is a moveset, not a combo.
0 votes

Okay. I did not find this one.

Step 1 : Set up hazards (Spikes/ T-spikes/ S-Rock/ Leech Seed? etc)
Step 2: Switch into ghost type.

Okay foe. Good bye.


For those who did not understand it, the main idea is to prevent the use of Rapid Spin, which removes all the hazards. This works because Rapid Spin is a Normal type move, so it will not hit the ghost Pokemon. Because that happens, any added effect (i.e. in this case, removal of the hazards) will also not occur.

P.S. Beware of ForeSight.

P.P.S. I know it'll not work all the time. Use a Pokemon like gengar to sweep, and have additional ghost types for back up.

answered Oct 12, 2012 by ~Infinity
It's called Spinblocking
It's actually quite common
i see. I have not yet been fortunate( or is that "i'm lucky" ? )enough to encounter it...
Giratina works great here, with dragontail and roar
In comes a Hitmontop with Foresight XD
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Swellow with a toxic orb and facade also ursaring with the same stuff and some so basically Pokemon with guts that can learn facade also some Pokemon
can do this do not know all of them but fake out and last resort.

answered Dec 8, 2012 by ☆∞ℐwilight ᴘrince∞☆
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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.

answered Dec 20, 2012 by Kronos
edited Dec 27, 2012 by Kronos
0 votes

a snorlax that has very good defence and SP def can be used with this.

snorlax starts off using curse (snorlax no matter what will be out sped.)
after using curse sevral times use rockslide! I myself have had this used on me and my FIGHTING types could do NOTHING. and when health gets low (this is optional) make it know rest and hold lum berry. and the last move should be ANYTHING you want! I dont know if this is possible but make it learn a move that can switch it out incase things get bad.

answered Jan 21, 2013 by Cleric BeserkerELG13
Though curse lax is a good strategy there are a few problems with this answer :( a.curselax is well known b.common sense c.not really a move combo. Otherwise I could just post volcorona with max def and quiver dance.
srry. i just thought it was great. but you dont need to tell me thaat =P
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Magnet Rise (Ground Immunity) - Earthquake
Reflect Type (If you have a certain type that can reduce the damage of "everyone get's hit" attacks - Any move that can hit all opponents in play depending on their position (e.g., Discharge, Earthquake, etc.)

answered Mar 15, 2013 by PikaPals
0 votes

Best combo EVER!
durant @ focus sash
Durant
ability: truant
evs: 252 spd
nature: jolly
entrainment
any moves you want

dugtrio @ focus sash
Dugtrio
ability: arena trap
evs: 252 atk 252 spd 4 def
nature: jolly
earthquake
stone edge
hone claws
protect

so the idea with this is you use entrainment with durant than if your opponent is faster stay in one more turn than switch if you were faster than switch right away. your opponent can't switch from arena trap. than alternate between hone claws and protect till maxed out he will be faster than most opponents so you can just sweep.

answered Mar 29, 2013 by toxicroaker
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best for me Pokemon with surf and one with water absorb double battle deadly ;)
also lava plume and a flash fire
discharge lightningrod
krokoodile swagger than foul play :D
for baton passers haze is a way to waste their turns and walls
explosion protect...
rararaaa those ar some

answered Mar 29, 2013 by Sh!nyFlygon