This may sound somewhat gimmicky, but after extensive online play, I've found that Eviolite Wartortle with Follow Me (Wartortle gets the move through a Japanese distribution) is quite a viable partner in Doubles. Wartortle @ Eviolite Calm / Bold 252 HP, Sp. Def/Def varies -Follow Me -Protect -Icy Wind / Ice Beam -Scald / Surf Basically, Wartortle's role is to soak up hits and allow its partner to attack uninhibited. It can take quite a beating before going down, and sponges many moves (e.g., Bullet Punches, Ice Beams, Fire Blasts) very well, due to its typing, 59/80/80 defenses, and Eviolite. Not many people expect Wartortle to use Follow Me, so it can catch quite a few opponents by surprise. The downsides are that it can't re-direct spread moves or - more importantly - Fake Outs from all but the slowest users of the move (such as Hariyama, Sableye, and Scrafty [whom it Speed ties with]). That being said, it definitely offers a unique and useful way to re-direct attacks without being as telegraphed as, say, Amoonguss or Togetic/Togekiss... maybe?