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Battle variants
Some {{cat|Double Battle Trainer classes|specific Trainer classes}}, such as {{tc|Sis and Bro}} and {{tc|Teammates|Sr. and Jr.}}, will automatically engage the player in Double Battles. Additionally, from {{game|Emerald}} to [[Generation V]], two independent Trainers who see the player at the same time will also trigger a Double Battle. All battles in {{g|Colosseum}} are conducted as Double Battles, as are most in {{Pokémon XD}} (with the exception of three Trainer battles and all wild battles).
Double Battles were introduced in the anime ''very'' early, first appearing in [[EP003|the third episode]] where {{an|Misty}} declared them to be breaking Pokémon League rules. Despite this, {{TRT}} has battled Ash in nearly every episode since in a Double Battle, sending out two Pokémon at once. Later, Ash himself competed in a Double Battle for the {{badge|Jade Star}} in ''[[EP108|Pokémon Double Trouble]]''. After the release of Ruby and Sapphire, Double Battles were seen in the anime more often. The first took place in ''[[AG014|All in a Day's Wurmple]]''. [[Forrester Franklin]] introduced the concept to Ash and they had a battle that Ash won. As in the games, Ash's Gym Battle against [[Tate and Liza]] was a Double Battle. The Double Battle style has been used in [[Pokémon Contest]]s; specifically in the [[Grand Festival]] tournaments and the competitions following the [[Double Performance]] format.
===Multi Battle===
A Contest Battle is an {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive battle variant in which two [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s face off while attempting to lower each other's scores. These battles have a five-minute time limit, during which each participant must show off his or her Pokémon in a visually impressive manner. Unlike a regular battle, Coordinators and their Pokémon are judged on the style of their moves and the way they are able to dodge their opponent's attacks.
Contest Battles are usually [[Contest Judge|judged]] by [[Raoul Contesta|Mr. Contesta]], [[Mr. Sukizo]], and [[Nurse Joy]]. They are the ones responsible for subtracting points from a Coordinator's score. Coordinators will generally lose points when their Pokémon are hit by an attack, when their Pokémon's attack fails, when the opponent's Pokémon performs a particularly [[appeal]]ing [[move]] or [[Contest combination|combo]], or when the opponent's Pokémon uses their Pokémon's attack to its own advantage. Contest Battles may also end when the judges rule [[{{DL|Fainting#In the anime|Battle Off]]}} for a Pokémon. In this case, the Coordinator with the remaining Pokémon is declared the winner.
===Triple Battle===
[[File:Triple Battle VI.png|thumb|220px|A Triple Battle]]
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Triple Battles debuted in [[Pokémon Battrio]], but were only introduced asto athe [[core series element]] in {{game|Black and White|s}}. Triple Battles as a mechanic debuted in [[Pokémon Battrio]]. Unlike Double Battles, the positioning of the Pokémon in-battle will be important as the Pokémon on the left will be unable to target the Pokémon on the right and vice-versa, while the Pokémon in the middle is free to attack any other Pokémon in playthe field, making it the prime attacking position. Also, moves like {{m|Hurricane}} and {{m|Acrobatics}} can damage any of the three Pokémon, or all of them.
The Pokémon on the left and right have the option to 'move'. This option allows the user toshift switchposition with the Pokémon currently in the middle. MovingShifting has no [[priority]] and none of the effects of [[Recall|switching]] apply to movingshifting. A Pokémon can move even if it is the last Pokémon on its [[Party|team]]. When there are only two Pokémon left on the field and they are non-adjacent to each other, then both Pokémon will automatically be movedshifted to the center of the field.
===Rotation Battle===
===Team Battle===
[[File:Team Battle anime.png|thumb|220px|A Team Battle with seven Trainers on a team]]
Team Battles (Japanese: チームバトル ''Team Battle'') are an anime-exclusive kindbattle ofvariant battleintroduced in the {{series|XY}}. A Team Battle consists of three, five, or seven Trainers[[Pokémon Trainer]]s battling as a team using various types of formations.
Team Battles usually occur when manya large number of Trainers get together, and are often accompanied with a strategy meeting which involve comparing personalities and skills of Pokémon while deciding on battle formations and battle-combo moves. In ''[[XY042|Battling Into the Hall of Fame!]]'', {{Ash}}, {{an|Serena}}, and {{an|Clemont}} were victorious against {{an|Shauna}}, {{an|Tierno}}, and {{an|Trevor}} in a Team Battle with {{AP|Pikachu}}, {{TP|Serena|Fennekin}}, and {{TP|Clemont|Chespin}} facing {{TP|Shauna|Bulbasaur}}, {{TP|Tierno|Squirtle}}, and {{TP|Trevor|Charmander}}.
===Horde Encounter===
[[File:SM Prerelease Battle Royal.png|220px|thumb|A Battle Royal]]
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A Battle Royal is a kind of battle introduced in [[Generation VII]] in which four playersTrainers allface battlingone eachanother other at the same timesimultaneously. Each Trainer brings up to three Pokémon into the ring, using one Pokémon at a time. At the end of a turn, if a Trainer has no Pokémon left, the Battle Royal ends. All participants are scored based on the number of Pokémon they [[Fainting|knocked out]], and the number of Pokémon they have remaining.
===SOS Battle===