Single Battles are fun in some ways (Earthquake/Discharge/lava Plumb Not hiting buddy), But in double you have more comanations. I think that everyone should just use the pokemon they like, cause when everyone is using certain teams, it's more like Rock, Paper, Scissors, while if everyone did what they want and mixed stuff up, It would be more like chess. Belive it or not, every pokemon can do good... a personal favorite stratagy is EV training pokemon Were the arn't normaly good (VERY, VERY High Attack Umbreon)... Ya.
Well I play singles right now because I don't have a doubles team yet... I'm working on one right now. Anyways Doubles are my fave because of all the strstegic combos available. And as for moves like Lava Plume and Discharge, they work AMAZINGLY in doubles if used right. An example from the team I'm working on now (A Flash Fire, Lava PLume team) I have two Flareons out and they both Lava Plume every turn while they are scarfed. Flash Fire boosts em every turn do to them hitting each other with fire moves every turn. I also tossed a heatran in for more power... Anyways if you want to see my team look at ElectiCrow's thread stating that he's looking for team ideas, and while you're at it, give him some ideas of your own just to be nice to him. XD And PLEASE Leave FC's for me.