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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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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

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
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I thought of a pretty good one for an atk/def ev trained snorlax:
Try having:
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

Giga Impact is better since Snorlax has higher Attack than Sp. Atk.
2 votes

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

2 votes

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!!!

Taurus is a brute :P
huh? what do u mean?
I mean he is powerful. Strong, like a Minotaur.
2 votes

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

2 votes

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

2 votes

First, play mist
Then for 5 turns you can play
Psycho Boost
Leaf Storm
Draco Meteor
Close Combat
Shell Smash
Hammer Arm
And not lose stats. I prefer to use attacking moves for this

1 vote

this really works as double battle combo have 2 zebstrikas or any pokemon with the abilty motor drive and discharge have them use discharge on each other it rasies there speed stat alot

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Species clause.
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That is totally unnecessary; you could always use Confuse Ray to match with that combo way better.
Also, the point of Swagger is that when they are confused and hit themselves, the +2 Stage Attack will deal more damage.
first off what about Pokemon who cant learn confuse ray.Secondly what about when they snap out of confusion they will have +2attack and you don't want that.Thirdly they don't always hit themselves so its still going to hurt.This is mostly for Pokemon who cant learn confuse ray
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Venoshock+Poisoning move = PAIN!!!

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How about fling + theif. It works good with a poison heal pokemon when your using a toxic orb. You get the poison heal and you toxic a pokemon when you fling then steal their item and make it gone by flinging it.

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Here is a trick I found you can use in a double/triple battle. Get a Preferably Tauros and Vigoroth, give Vigoroth focus energy and fury swipes, also maybe give it a scope lens, and after you use focus energy, use fury swipes on Tauros, Anger point will activate, And tauros will be at +6 Attack!

But surely then you cut down on Tauros' HP massively by giving him a critical hit move...
Naw, give vigoroth 0 ATK EVs and 0 ATK IVs if possible, and maybe give Tauros some defense EVs.
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Will-O-Wisp/Confuse Ray/Thunder Wave/Toxic/etc+Hex=More Painful Than Pain

Toxic Spikes+Spikes+Stealth Rock=Poison+Pain+Pain

1 vote

Bulk-up+Drain-punch and priority if you can. Gallade, Conkeldurr, and Toxicroak work well with this

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Possibly the greatest combo in all of Pokemon.
Credit to DT: http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/10312/i-may-have-a-plan-for-shedinja and Pwnyta.

Ok, so start in a double battle with Shedinja and a Pokemon (Preferably Porygon2) that can has Trace.
If that Pokemon is Porygon2, It can use Conversion2 as well and then pass it to whoever.
Shedinja is used for Trace making the ability Wonder Guard. Infact, you could have any ability.

Pass it to a Pokemon with a weakness and start sweeping! I do not know if this will work on Spiritomb or Sableye.
NORMAL - (68)
Some Dual types that have one weakness.
[1]: http://pokemondb.net/move/role-play
[2]: http://media.nscdn.com/uploads/cache/images/1295047220-920647-159x140-1295046549troll_face

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Wonder Guard can't be role played, only traced.
Still, status things such as poison and burn would affect the pokemon.  Weather would also affect them as well.  Really cool, though.
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Give Blissey Simple. Calm Mind yourself and have some fun.
Pwnyta: Simple Manaphy with Tail Glow.
Simple Volcarona with Quiver Dance.

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Simple manaphy with tail glow in rain
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Best Way to beat Josh?
In a Rain team the lead is usually Politoed so, lead with a Cofagrigus and get them to attack you thus making their ability Mummy.
Switch to an Instant weather Pokemon.

I am making a team with Cofagrigus as it's lead! Although I think that Mummy is only passed when the user touches the Pokemon with Mummy; correct me if I'm wrong.
I run specialtoed 90% of the time :D
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Here is a deadly combination for defending! Set a Zoroark to the first slot of your party and set a Giratina (Origin-Form) to the sixth slot of your party! In a battle against a friend, Zoroark will transform into Giratina using it's ability Illusion! Zoroark's only weakness is the Fighting-Type, but the opponent will think that Zoroark is the real Giratina!!! So if the opponent tries to use a Ghost or Dark-Type move on what they think is Giratina, it won't be very effective! Also, they know that Fighting-Type moves don't effect what they think is Giratina, so they won't use Fighting-Type moves on Zoroark! It's also a bit funny if you think about it because your tricking your friend!!!

Dark type pokemon have also weakness to Bug ;-)
yea but bug is not very effective on ghost so no one would use it
You could also use gengar with 4x resistance to bug and fighting immunity + people wont use earthquake because of levitate EDIT: if they use psychic attacks because they think its super effective but i doesn't have an effect on Zoroark
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After you + any attack that is stronger if you were hit first

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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! :)

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.