A Horde Encounter (Japanese: 群れバトル Herd Battle) is a type of Pokémon battle introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Horde Encounters consist of the appearance of a group of multiple wild Pokémon. Unlike in Double Battles, Pokémon in a horde are usually of the same species, but may include counterparts or other Pokémon with similar design origins, such as a Tauros horde containing a Miltank or an Ōrotto horde containing Sudowoodo.
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|Pokémon battle variations|
| Double Battle • Multi Battle • Triple Battle • Rotation Battle • Horde Encounter|
Full Battle • Contest Battle • Launcher Battle • Sky Battle • Inverse Battle
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