______________________________________________________ Introduction to Little Cup Doubles: Little Cup doubles, or LC 2v2, is simply a team of 6 LC-legal Pokemon with Double battle rules. The Double battle guide can be found here. Battles can be played on Pokemon Online or Netbattle Supremacy (Pokemon Online is better). There are a lot of effects that happen to various moves and Pokemon in 2v2 conditions. It is important to keep these changes in mind when building your team and battling. What Changes in Little Cup Doubles: Many of the major move changes effect Little Cup far more than they would effect Standard play because of LC's offensive nature. For example, a Rain boosted Surf from Horsea is powerful enough to OHKO two Pokemon in this metagame unlike in Standard play where there are far more effective walls and counters. Additionally, the effectiveness of stat-up users in Little Cup is severely lowered because of the fact that you need to take attacks from two Pokemon even if you KO one. For example, a Dragon Dance Dratini cannot just set up and sweep a team like it does so effectively in LC singles play because there is another Pokemon who isn't going to be OHKOed by Outrage that can quite possibly end Dratini's sweep. Pokemon like Anorith, Cranidos, and others have access to Rock Slide, hitting two Pokemon with the possibility of flinching. Elekid and Chinchou can let loose Discharge, though they need an Electric-immune partner to be effective since Discharge hits every other Pokemon on the field. Gligar and Diglett can abuse Earthquake with a floating partner as well. Protect is also quite useful because it allows you to stop Pokemon such as Croagunk's Fake Out and Gastly's Explosion. It also allows you to block your other Pokemon's Earthquake, Surf, Discharge, or Explosion. The purpose of this thread is to discuss the LC Doubles metagame. Please post things such as combos, observations, battle logs, and general metagame discussion. Go! While it's obvious that there will be some theorymon in this topic, please try to keep it to a minimum. Theorymon without sound logical reasoning will be deleted or possibly infracted.