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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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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)
Wait?You got 164 votes by only posting a question! So,Why your point is only 200 now? It should be 1640.

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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.

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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double battle, gliscor, and something else with follow me. the trick is, the follow me poke probably wants focus sash and gliscor 2. following the other Pokemon could mean gliscor gets time to hone claws and gullioitine. also, walrein with the item that increases accuracy if slower (i believe zoom lens) and the move set of rest, sleep talk, fissure, sheer cold. considering walrein's speed, it will be more likly the auto ko moves will be more likly to hit, and can gain hp do it over and over again.

One hit moves are banneded for competetive use and why would you want a focus sash gliscor?
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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.

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

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

Sitrus Berry + Recycle

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.

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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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.

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have a malamar and a white Kyurem in a double battle have malanar use Topsy-Turvy on white kyurem then have W-Kyurem use Draco Meteor which gives it a Sp.attack boost Making White-Kyurem a huge threat

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First have an Ampharos that is holding a Damp Rock.
(Ampharos has really high special attack)
Then in battle: start of with Rain Dance.
Then use Charge.
Then finish with Thunder.
Thunder will have 220 power 100% accuracy
(Normaly it has 110 power and 70% accuracy)
This will take three rounds, but it is totaly worth in places like the Elit Four and very hard battles. You don't need to have Damp Rock, but if you do have it you can use this combo three times. (if you survive).

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Sigilygh with Magic Guard

  1. Give it a Flame Orb
    (It won't take damage because of Magic Guard and the halving of the attack stat won't matter if it is a special attacker - which it should be).
  2. Make it use Psycho Shift burning the opponent and halving its attack.

  1. Have it use Cosmic Power to max out its' defence and special defence
    (great if the opponent is burned due to halved attck stat).
  2. Use Roost when it is necessary to restore HP.
  3. Make it use Stored Power which now has a base power of 390 [including STAB].
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sorry if this is already posted.

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{for double or triple battles]
ability:water absorb

Have Vaporeon use aqua ring on itself. Than have a teammate use a water type move, such as surf, on Vaporeon. It's water absorb literally ''absorbs'' the damage taken. Than leftovers and aqua ring restore even more HP.

I suggest to use Vaporeon as a bulky special attacker. Give it 252 Hp EVs; it already has a base 130 HP stat. It also has 110 sp.atk

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You can use charge, and if you use discharge as your next move, it will do more damage than charge would to another electric-type move.

I think this one is already there but good call!
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Mega Glalie ( has refrigerate)
-explosion ( if low on health use this gains stab and handles landorus and dragons)
-protect ( speed boost from mega)

thias answer is mainly about explosion stab

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hammer arm and gyro ball (I think it works best with chesnaught)-hammer arm makes them slowerand gyro ball gets more powerful depending on how slow the Pokemon is.
blizard and hail-blizard never misses(I think it works best with abomasnow)

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I use this in Doubles UU
Ability: Unnerve
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Discharge

Sceptile @ Sceptilite
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Dragon Pulse
- Giga Drain
- Protect
- Focus Blast

1.You will be hated for this because of the boost that Sceptile will get and because high paralysis chance.

Ability: Early Bird
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Beat Up

Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Iron Head
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Thunder Wave

2. Obsiously,the same thing as the previous set but now with physical treats.