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Double Battle (Battle Mode)

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Double Battle is a battle mode introduced in Generation III. As the name suggests, in Double Battle mode, players will battle in Double Battles, with two Pokémon sent out at any one time.

Double Battle mode is found at the Pokémon Cable Club Colosseum in Generation III and the renamed Pokémon Communication Club Colosseum in Generation IV.

Quotes

Pokémon Center Receptionist

"Double Battle is for two Trainers with two or more Pokémon each."
"Each Trainer will send out two Pokémon to battle at a time."


Generation IV

Rule sets available

  • No Restrictions - Players can have up to six Pokémon on their teams.
  • Standard Cup - Players have three Pokémon on their team, Lv. 50 and lower.
  • Fancy Cup - Players have three Pokémon on their team, Lv. 30 and lower, and the combined levels must not exceed 80. Each Pokémon is to have a height of no more than 6 feet and 7 inches (2 meters) and weigh no more than 44.1 lbs (20 kilograms).
  • Little Cup - Players have three Pokémon on their team, Lv. 5 and lower, and no evolved Pokémon are allowed.
  • Light Cup - Players have three Pokémon on their team, Lv. 50 and lower, each weighing no more than 220.5 lbs (100 kilograms).
  • Double Cup - Players have four Pokémon on their team and otherwise follow the Standard Cup rules.

Specifics on rule sets

Rulesets for Double Battle mode in all Generation IV games.
Rules No Restrictions Standard Cup Fancy Cup Little Cup Light Cup Double Cup
No. of Pokémon 6 3 3 3 3 4
Pokémon level Max. 100 Max. 50 Max. 30 Max. 5 Max. 50 Max. 50
Max. Combined level Free Free Max. 80 Free Free Free
Height limit Free Free Max. 6' 07"
(2.00m)
Free Free Free
Weight limit Free Free Max. 44.1 lbs/20 kg Free Max. 220.5 lbs.
(100.0kg)
Free
Evolved Pokémon Permitted Permitted Banned Banned Banned Permitted
Special Pokémon Permitted Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Same Pokémon Permitted Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned
Same held items Permitted Banned Banned Banned Banned Banned


Battle Modes at Pokémon Communication Club Colosseum
Battles for Two Single BattleDouble BattleMix BattleFlat Battle
Battles for Four Multi Battle
Specific Rule sets
Standard Cup • Double Cup
Fancy CupGS CupLight CupLittle Cup

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