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What are some of the best move combos in Pokemon you have found? (page 8)

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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...

175 Answers

1 vote

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
Technitian
Nature: preferably Adamant
EVs: preferably Atk/Spe
Moves:
Pursuit

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!!!

answered Sep 27, 2012 by DracoArceus
edited Sep 27, 2012 by DracoArceus
Sorry to break this to you, but Technician doesn't work if Pursuit's power is doubled.
1 vote

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!

answered Oct 27, 2012 by StormBorn
Nope. If they have a Choice item, Torment won't work.
Oh. Thanks! I didn't know that.
Torment works on choiced pokemon...
1 vote

Haley told me about this one. Doubles only.

Volt Absorb Lanturn with Surf. Scarfed.

Water Absorb Lanturn with Discharge. Specs.

answered Dec 8, 2012 by Ninja
edited Dec 8, 2012 by Ninja
Banded Lanturn?
1 vote

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
1 vote

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.

answered Jan 4, 2013 by MrKijani
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

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.

answered Dec 2, 2013 by MegaAerodactylsweep
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

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.

answered Apr 12 by dOkTorR (ツ) d00D?
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
1 vote

Natural Gift + Recycle

answered Apr 12 by !-<~Quagmire~>-!
I'm not sure if Natural Gift consumes the berry.
1 vote

Fling + Recycle

Sitrus Berry + Recycle

answered Apr 12 by !-<~Quagmire~>-!
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
1 vote

Heres one:

Breloom
Toxic Orb item
Toxic Heal ability

Substitute
Facade
Focus Punch
Spore

TROLLL

answered Apr 14 by Blazo
1 vote

Snorlax

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!

answered May 2 by The Noby
1 vote

Azumaril

Belly drum + Sitrus berry + Aqua jet + Huge power

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

answered May 3 by The Noby
1 vote

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

answered May 4 by The Noby
Almost everyone knows this :I
It's still a good combo and it hasn't been posted yet.
1 vote

Super fang + brine

answered May 6 by !-<~Quagmire~>-!
1 vote

Double Battles:
Send out a Male Meowstic, and use Safeguard.
You should have a Mega Kangaskhan out with the Meowstic. Make sure Mega Kangaskhan has Power Up Punch.
Be sure for Meowstic to move first with Safeguard.
Then make Mega Kangaskhan uses Power Up Punch.
Now that the turn is over (after the opponent moves). Make Meowstic use Swagger on Mega Kangaskhan. Yep, on your own teammate.
Swagger will make it go up +2 with the other +2. And Safeguard will not make Mega Kangaskhan confused!
Now make Mega Kangaskhan use Power Up Punch.
You will then have a +6 Mega Kangaskhan!
Now sweep until the end. Until you die, at least lol.

This usually only works on inexperienced players, since the very experienced ones will realize your trick, but it is still fun to do lol. Also, if this was already posted, I will hide it away immediately.

answered May 30 by LordGoomy
0 votes

When up against a Ditto, use the move Imprison.
Foe Ditto keeps using Struggle.
You can also use Substitute, to not take damage from Struggle/


This will always work, for Ditto's only move is Transform.
It's Hidden Ability is Impostor , which is almost same as Transform.


Happy Foe-Ditto-Annoying! :)

answered Apr 20, 2012 by ~Infinity
Always work, unless Ditto uses imprison on you first.
And since that Ditto user would most likely have enough of a brain to see imprison and have equal speed, you've got a 50% chance of it counter-trolling you.