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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==
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