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I had an idea lately about using an Iron Fist Life Orb Conkeldurr that knows Focus Punch in doubles. (Yes, I know this is probably a horrible idea, I just want to try something out.) In order to make sure I don't flinch all the time, I'd need an ally that knows Rage Powder or Follow Me, and maybe Wide Guard. Unfortunately, no Pokemon learns multiple of these moves, but which one would be the best?

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What kind of doubles? VGC, OU, or something else? What Pokemon, moves, or abilities are you not allowed to use?
Sword and Shield ranked doubles, so two restricted Pokemon are allowed. (I don't know where that falls under, sorry…) I was thinking that this Conkeldurr could maybe be used as a Zacian killer.
That sounds pretty similar to the VGC22 rules. You might get a good answer by asking here: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/vgc-ask-a-simple-question-get-a-simple-answer.3588172/
Thanks sumwun!

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I would do Follow Me or Rage Powder. Wide Gaurd protects ONLY against moves such as Surf or Earthquake that would hit multiple targets. If the opposition is doing single-target attacks, Wide Guard is useless. Here is a Pokémon and a set to go with it for Rage Powder and Follow Me respectively:

Amoongus @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 4 HP
Calm / Bold Nature
- Rage Powder
- Synthesis
- Giga Drain
- Toxic

Togekiss @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace / Hustle
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 4 HP
Calm / Bold Nature
- Follow Me
- Morning Sun
- Dazzling Gleam / Air Slash / Shadow Ball
- Toxic

These sets are pretty self-explanatory. For Amoongus, you mainly use Rage Powder to help Conkeldurr land Focus Punch as you planned, but it also has Giga Drain and Synthesis for HP recovery after soaking up all that punishment, and Toxic for support. Its Nature and EVs are all defensive, as it will probably be taking some serious beatings.

For Togekiss, it has the same strategy as Amoongus, with a higher damage potential.

I hope this helps!

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I don't want to go on Showdown and make it. (Also what is PS importable format) xD
Is the PS! format more difficult to type manually than your format?
Thanks. Sorry for getting defensive. I just prefer typing it out manually for whatever reason.
Actually, it wouldn't be hard to do that. I will use Showdown format now.