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I was looking for good Follow Me users, and I came across Riolu. Riolu gets Prankster and Follow Me, which is nice, and Helping Hand as well. Would this set be usable in doubles?

Riolu @ Eviolite
Ability: Prankster
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spe / 4 Atk
-Follow Me
-Helping Hand
-Shadow Claw
-Drain Punch

Input would be greatly appreciated.


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Riolu ain't gonna be tanking any hits, so replace Eviolite with Focus Sash, which garuntees at least on Follow Me. However, Prankster doesn't help Follow Me at all because it already has +3 priority. There are many other, more capable Follow Me users, namely Clefable and Togekiss. Follow me is better used on bulky Pokémon, and those two fit the bill.

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Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
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- Follow Me
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Soft-Boiled

Magic Guard means no Toxic, hazards, and weather. EVs and nature buff Defence. Follow Me protects you teammate. Moonblast is STAB and prevents Clefable from being Taunt bait. Calm Mind boosts Sp. Defence for bulk and Sp. Atk to kill things with Moonblast. Soft-Boiled is recovery.

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Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 240 SDef / 16 Spe
Calm Nature
- Follow Me
- Roost
- Thunder Wave/Tailwind/Dazzling Gleam/Air Slash
- Thunder Wave/Tailwind/Dazzling Gleam/Air Slash

EVs and nature offer special bulk. Follow Me is Follow Me. Roost is for extra recovery. Thunder Wave slows sweepers to make it easier for Togekiss' teammates to sweep, while Tailwind buffs your team's Speed. Dazzling Gleam is Fairy STAB and is a spread move, while Air Slash has a wonderful flinch chance and ParaFlinches with Thunder Wave.

So yeah, there are much better options than Riolu to use Follow Me, and since it already has priority Prankster is unneeded.

EDIT: Clefable also has access to Helping Hand via ORAS Move Tutor.

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Don't forget the destroyer of all worlds: Pachirisu.
I would, but this is doubles and Pashi the Monsterous is just killed by EQ. D:
Yeah, Follow Me only has +2 priority now ;-; so that's why I was running Prankster. But thanks so much, I'll take these into account for sure.
The only thing Follow Me won't be outspeeding attack-wise is ExtremeSpeed and Pursuit on a switch
And Fake Out