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Double battles were introduced into the [[Pokémon games]] in [[Generation III]]. However, the idea had been presented in the [[Pokémon anime]] and the [[Electric Tale of Pikachu]] manga long before that.

==Pokémon pairs often used in double battles==

*Two of the exact same Pokémon

*A Pokémon and its evolved or pre-evolved form

*Two Pokémon of the same type

*A Pokémon with high Attack and a Pokémon with high Defense.

*A Pokémon vulnerable to {{type2|Electric}} attacks and a Pokémon with the {{a|Lightningrod}} ability.

*A Pokémon vulnerable to {{type2|Water}} attacks and a Pokémon with the {{a|Storm Drain}} ability.

*A Pokémon with the move {{m|Earthquake}} and a Pokémon with the {{a|Levitate}} ability or a {{type2|Flying}} Pokémon.

*Any two [[Starter Pokémon]]

*{{p|Pikachu}} with a Pikachu-like Pokémon ({{p|Plusle}}, {{p|Minun}}, {{p|Marill}}, and {{p|Pachirisu}})

*{{p|Butterfree}} and {{p|Beedrill}}

*{{p|Pidgeot}}, {{p|Noctowl}}, {{p|Swellow}}, and/or {{p|Staraptor}}

*{{p|Nidoqueen}} and {{p|Nidoking}}

*{{p|Clefairy}}/{{p|Clefable}} and {{p|Jigglypuff}}/{{p|Wigglytuff}}

*{{p|Vileplume}} and {{p|Victreebel}}

*{{p|Arcanine}}, {{p|Ninetales}} and/or {{p|Rapidash}}

*{{p|Alakazam}} with {{p|Machamp}} and/or {{p|Gengar}}

*{{p|Hitmonlee}}, {{p|Hitmonchan}}, and/or {{p|Hitmontop}}

*{{p|Arbok}} and {{p|Weezing}}

*{{p|Ditto}} with another Pokémon

*{{p|Magmar}}/{{p|Magmortar}} and {{p|Electabuzz}}/{{p|Electivire}}

*{{p|Pinsir}} and {{p|Heracross}}

*{{p|Gyarados}} and {{p|Milotic}}

*Rarely; {{p|Magikarp}} and {{p|Feebas}}

*{{p|Tauros}} and {{p|Miltank}}

*Any combination of {{p|Eevee}}'s Evolutions, usually {{p|Vaporeon}}, {{p|Jolteon}}, and/or {{p|Flareon}}, {{p|Umbreon}} and {{p|Espeon}}, or {{p|Leafeon}} and {{p|Glaceon}}

*{{p|Omastar}} and {{p|Kabutops}}

*{{p|Dragonite}}, {{p|Tyranitar}}, {{p|Salamence}}, {{p|Metagross}}, {{p|Aggron}}, {{p|Flygon}}, and/or {{p|Garchomp}}

*{{p|Bellossom}} with {{p|Vileplume}} and/or {{p|Sunflora}}

*{{p|Quagsire}} and {{p|Whiscash}}

*{{p|Beautifly}} with {{p|Dustox}} or {{p|Butterfree}}

*{{p|Ludicolo}} and {{p|Shiftry}}

*{{p|Plusle}} and {{p|Minun}}

*{{p|Volbeat}} and {{p|Illumise}}

*{{p|Zangoose}} and {{p|Seviper}}

*{{p|Lunatone}} and {{p|Solrock}}

*{{p|Cradily}} and {{p|Armaldo}}

*{{p|Banette}} and {{p|Dusclops}}/{{p|Dusknoir}}

*{{p|Glalie}} and {{p|Froslass}}

*{{p|Huntail}} and {{p|Gorebyss}}

*{{p|Rampardos}} and {{p|Bastiodon}}

*{{p|Bonsly}}/{{p|Sudowoodo}} and {{p|Mime Jr.}}/{{p|Mr. Mime}}

*{{p|Gallade}} and {{p|Gardevoir}}

===Legendary Pairs often used in Double Battles===

*Two of [[Kanto]]'s [[legendary birds]]

*Two of [[Johto]]'s [[legendary beasts]]

*Two of [[Hoenn]]'s [[legendary golems]] and/or {{p|Regigigas}}

*Two of [[Sinnoh]]'s [[lake trio]]

*Two of [[weather trio|Hoenn's trio]] of [[weather conditions|weather]] ({{p|Groudon}}, {{p|Kyogre}}, and {{p|Rayquaza}})

*{{p|Groudon}} with {{p|Cherrim}}, {{type2|Fire}} Pokémon, and other Pokémon that benefit from sunlight.

*{{p|Kyogre}} with {{p|Ludicolo}}, {{type2|Water}} Pokémon, and other Pokémon that benefit from rain

*{{p|Deoxys}} with another {{p|Deoxys}} of a different form.

*Two of the cute [[Legendary Pokémon]]

*{{p|Mew}} and {{p|Mewtwo}}

*{{p|Latios}} and {{p|Latias}}

*{{p|Dialga}} and {{p|Palkia}}, sometimes grouped with {{p|Giratina}}, {{p|Heatran}}, and {{p|Arceus}}

*{{p|Darkrai}} with {{p|Cresselia}} or a Pokémon whose attacks are geared towards sleeping Pokémon.

==Effects on moves==