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Competitive Battling Common Strategies: Coverall Combinations | Be able to cover as many Pokemon as possible
This is a table that notifies you of most, if not all, of the "coverall" combinations and what they can(not) cover.

But what is a coverall combination, Muhed?

A miserable pile of secrets!

...A coverall combination is a combination of two attacking types--like Ice Beam and Thunderbolt--that can cover almost every Pokémon under the sun. Yes, two attacking types can do all that. Many sweepers (Read: Pokémon archetypes) rely on combinations like these to survive and do massive damage.

This table will show you what such combinations are, and what they cannot cover. It will be a good--no, a great--assistance to making a good moveset for a Special sweeper, Physical sweeper, Tank, you name it. It can also help sweepers by showing what they cannot cover, and what you can place in the last slot to cover what the two attacks cannot already.

Anyways, have fun reading the table!

Note; I did not include pre-evolutions with very unique typings, like Surskit, for they will almost never been seen in the metagame. I also decided not to include Shedinja, because it's common sense as to what it does and does not resist.

Attacking TypePokémon that resist
Fighting/DragonNone
Fighting/GhostNone
Fire/DragonHeatran
Ice/GroundBronzong (Levitate)
Water/DragonEmpoleon
Electric/DragonMagnezone, Steelix
Fighting/DarkCroagunk, Heracross
Fighting/FlyingRotom, Zapdos
Electric/IceLanturn, Magnezone
Ground/DragonSkarmory, Bronzong (Levitate)
Water/FlyingDialga, Empoleon, Lanturn
Electric/GhostCacturne, Dialga, Magnezone, Shiftry
Fighting/RockClaydol, Croagunk, Gallade, Medicham
Ground/FlyingAerodactyl, Skarmory, Zapdos, Bronzong (Levitate)
Fire/FightingQwilfish, Slowbro, Slowking, Starmie, Tentacruel
Ground/RockBreloom, Claydol, Flygon, Torterra, Bronzong (Levitate)
Ice/FightingQwilfish, Slowbro, Slowking, Starmie, Tentacruel
Water/PoisonDialga, Empoleon, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Tentacruel
Water/RockBreloom, Dialga, Empoleon, Poliwrath, Quagsire
Electric/DarkBreloom, Cacturne, Dialga, Magnezone, Shiftry, Steelix
Fire/GhostBibarel, Crawdaunt, Heatran, Houndoom, Sharpedo, Tyranitar
Fire/DarkBlaziken, Crawdaunt, Houndoom, Infernape, Poliwrath, Sharpedo, Tyranitar
Water/SteelDialga, Empoleon, Kingdra, Lanturn, Ludicolo, Palkia, Quagsire
Normal/GroundAerodactyl, Drifblim, Gengar, Mismgius, Rotom, Skarmory, Bronzong (Levitate)
Electric/PsychicCacturne, Celebi, Claydol, Dialga, Exeggutor, Magnezone, Shiftry, Steelix
Electric/SteelDialga, Gastrodon, Lanturn, Magnezone, Quagsire, Steelix, Swampert, Whiscash
Fire/GroundAerodactyl, Altaria, Charizard, Dragonite, Gyarados, Ho-Oh, Mantine, Moltres, Rayquaza, Pelipper, Salamence
Fire/PsychicCrawdaunt, Heatran, Houndoom, Lunatone, Sharpedo, Slowbro, Slowking, Solrock, Starmie, Tyranitar
Fire/RockFlygon, Garchomp, Gastrodon, Golem, Heatran, Poliwrath, Quagsire, Rhyperior, Swampert, Whiscash

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COMMENTS
usami on Mon 06 Apr 2009 18:30:12 EDT.
irontank (weird name)--only girantina, dialga and empoleon resist water/normal, so it has a pretty wide type coverage. Graves(you get your name capitalized)--Thank for the list!
torterra_king on Sun 28 Nov 2010 12:32:37 EST.
yeah
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