With the recent unveiling of VGC 2012 rules, other aspects of the Global Battle Union have not seen as much activity. This thread focuses on the idea of positioning in triple battles, both offensively and defensively. The middle position can attack any Pokemon on the other side of the field, giving it the highest offensive presence. It is also open to up to 3 attacks from the opponent's Pokemon, so it has the lowest defensive capability. The left and right positions can attack the Pokemon opposite them and the middle Pokemon. Some moves can hit any opposing Pokemon as well. This gives side Pokemon a lower offensive presence than the middle Pokemon, but an easier time surviving attacks. Outside Pokemon can also switch spots with the middle Pokemon (0 priority) in case of an unlucky matchup. So far, the extent of my triple battles teams have a very bulky Pokemon in the middle that is not weak to a lot of spread attacks, because it needs the most help surviving attacks. A good example of a center supporting Pokemon is Musharna @ Sitrus Berry, Telepathy Calm 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD Psychic, Trick Room, Helping Hand, Magic Coat This would definitely fall under defensive positioning. Magic Coat stops many strategies, especially Dark Void Smeargle and Taunt users. Trick Room is used solely to reverse Trick Room. So what are your thoughts on positioning of Pokemon? Do you like using Archeops and Hydreigon on the side to allow maximum attacking options? Or do you prefer using an Intimidate Pokemon in the middle to swing the advantage in your favor right away? Full Pokemon sets and theories on positioning are encouraged.