Format: Gen 9 OU Doubles
Armarouge (M) @ Life Orb / Safety Goggles
Ability: Flash Fire
Tera Type: Psychic / Grass
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
IVs: 0 Spe
- Heatwave / Wide Guard
- Expanding Force
- Armor Cannon
- Trick Room
- Heatwave is a pretty good STAB spread move relevant in doubles and is great with Torkoal’s Drought.
- Wide Guard Wide Guard is a used in case of Earthquake and Rockslide users like Great Tusk and Garchomp, and also accounts for Snarl from Arcanine and Chi-Yu so you can protect Armarouge and indeedee while it sets up Trick Room.
- Expanding Force With Indeedee’s psychic surge it hits both foes and is boosted by 50%, and with psychic terrain boosting the power of psychic type moves by 30% + STAB, you basically have a double knock out button, especially if your running terra psychic with life orb.
- Armor Cannon Strong STAB that counters wide guard, hits mons that go terra dark that are expecting an expanding force, and can nuke while in turn decreasing both defenses.
- Trick Room Set up Trick Room with follow me or rage powder, to reverse your slow team’s turn order.
Armarouge and Great Tusk have incredible synergy, both are weak to water however Armarouge covers ice, grass, and the bug types for Tusk and in turn it takes care of the fire, rock, and dark types with its very offensively inclined STABS. Great Tusk also discourages T-tar threatening to OHKO Armarouge while also taking care of Chi-Yu, and can reliably take out Roaring Moon. Indeedee-F sets up psychic terrain, has excellent utility in follow me and helping hand, plus it has a decent spread move in hyper voice.
Torkoal has access to Lava Plume so it can attack while activating Armarouge’s Flash Fire to power up its own Fire type moves along with drought which also notably weakens water moves, And with that you already have a good synergistic core.
Brute Bonnet or Amoongus is an excellent partner for Amarouge and Torkoal because of its Rage powder, Pollen Puff, and Spore. It’s a defensive answer to Palifin and Quaquaval, is immune to Murkrows Prankster taunt, and can use Pollen Puff on Torkoal to keep it healthy while it uses Eruption.