So this is just another combos thread, but this time it's for LC. The purposes of this thread are to: 1) Promote discussion, which is definitely lacking at the moment. 2) Make it easier for new players to get into LC. (most of these were c/p'd from this thread with a few minor changes) defensive combinations - 2 Pokemon that use type resistances or general defensive stats (or both) to help switch into each other's threatening pokemon's attacks. Examples for type would be Houndour and Gastly, because they both resist or are immune to each others weaknesses (with the exception of Houndour's water weakness). Note I specifically used to offensively inclined pokemon to demonstrate this has to do with switching into attacks; offensive pokemon can be partners in defensive combinations. Examples for general defensive stats would be Munchlax and Koffing; while they don't cover each other's type weaknesses, 1 covers the physical spectrum very well while the other covers the special spectrum. offensive combinations - 2 Pokemon whose attacks cover what the other cannot defeat. An example would be a Choice Scarf Gilgar with a set of EQ / Aqua tail / Stone Edge / U-turn an a mix LO Houndour with a set of Fire Blast / Dark Pulse / Sucker Punch / Substitute. 2 of Gligar's main counters are Snover and Bronzor, so for the first turn Gligar can simply U-turn to Houndour, thus instantly threatening to KO their Gligar counter. Gligar can also KO Houndour checks such as Mantyke and Chinchou.. both offensive and defensive - 2 Pokemon that both cover each other's defenses well and beat what the other has difficulty with. An example would be Munchlax and Gastly; they have good immunites for switching between them, such as Gastly being immune to fighting and Munchlax being immune to ghost. Munchlax can also dispose of Ghost-types that can threaten Gastly's sweep with Pursuit, as well as being able to deal with Houndour, a Gastly counter. strategic - 2 Pokemon (or concepts) who work together, not necessarily through typing or offensively benefits, to accomplish some goal. An example of this would be Dual Screen Bronzor (or any dual screener) and Krabby. Krabby can easily get an Agility or possibly even a Swords Dance when behind screens and still be at relatively high health to sweep a team clean. Example: Mantyke @ Oran Berry and Modest / Timid, Agility / Hydro Pump / Ice Beam / Hidden Power Flying + Chinchou @ Oran Berry and Modest, Agility / Thunderbolt / Hydro Pump / Hidden Power Grass offensive and defensive This combination takes advantage of abusing the other Pokemon's immunities to the others weakness to get a free turn to set up and sweep. Chinchou lures out Ground-type attacks very well and this can provide a turn for Mantyke to switch in and set up, possibly on a Gligar, Bronzor, or Cranidos. Vise versa, Mantyke is a lure for Electric-type attacks that Chinchou can switch in on and heal up in the process. Chinchou can then Agility up on possibly an Elekid or Magby, two common users of Electric-type attacks.