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    Pokemon of the week #2- Typhlosion

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    Pokemon of the week #2- Typhlosion

    Post by Angelo-kun on Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:14 pm

    Pokemon of the Week


    Typhlosion (Tier BL)



    Ability:

    Blaze
    Boosts power of Fire moves 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.


    Statistics:

    Statistics Min- Min Max Max+
    HP 78 - 297 360 -
    Atk 84 183 204 267 293
    Def 78 172 192 255 280
    SpA 109 228 254 317 348
    SpD 85 185 206 269 295
    Spe 100 212 236 299 328

    1st Set: Sub Blaze

    Nature: Modest/Timid

    Moveset:
    Sunny Day
    Substitute
    Hidden Power Ice/Solarbeam
    Flamethrower/Fireblast

    Recomended Item: Petaya Berry
    Recomended Ev. Spread: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    This set has the ability to work wonders. And abuses of Typhlosions beastly ability Blaze. Basically with this set you substitute down untill petaya berry activates, using sunnyday in the process, therefore activating its ability Blaze. Then use which ever move you prefer, weather its Fire Blast or its Flamethrower. Fire Blast boosted by STAB, Sunny Day, Blaze and Petaya Berry does between 69% and 81% to Blissey (Overheat might OKO with the aid of stealth rock if you really hate blissey). Solarbeam is there to counter water/ground/rock types, while hp ice is there to mainly counter dragons.

    2nd Set: Sunny Beamer

    Nature: Modest/Timid

    Moveset:
    Sunny Day
    Solar Beam
    Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Eruption
    Hidden Power Ice, Elec, Ground.

    Recomended Item: Leftovers
    Recomended Ev. Spread: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    A basic standered Sunny beamer. Just set up Sunny day, and use whichever move is prefered in a situation. This set may catch alot of pokemon off guard (water/ground/rock). On this particular set hidden power ice is prefered because without it your walled by dragons. Although hp electric can be an option for gyrados and company, and hp ground is there for Heatran/Houndoom.

    3rd Set: Scarfed Starter

    Nature: Rash/Mild

    Moveset:
    Eruption
    Overheat/Willow Wisp
    Focus Punch
    Earthquake/Hidden Power Ice

    This set is meant for Typhlosion to be a lead. With the new addition of Eruption, Typhlosion makes an awsome lead and with 112 evs will surpase 130 base speed pokemon, and hit them with a tremendous amount of power. 150/140 (Eruption/Overheat) stabs are no joke, coupled with its 348 sp.atk these two can cause serious havoc. Focus Punch with the recomended evs guarantees a 2ko on an incoming Blissey expecting a fire move. Overheat is preferred over willow wisp for late game sweeping since eruption will no longer be of use to you. But willow wisp messes around with alot of physical leads and renders them useless. Earthquake is used to counter Heatran and houndoom, while HP ice is there to counter dragons.

    Recomended Item: Choice Scarf
    Recomended Ev. Spread: 144 Atk / 252 SpA / 112 Spe

    4th Set: Choice Specs Abuser

    Nature: Modest/Timid

    Moveset:
    Overheat
    Focus Blast
    Flamethrower, Fire Blast
    Hidden Power Ice, Elec, Grass.

    Recomended Item: Choice Specs
    Recomended Ev. Spread: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    A simple Choice Specs set. Although should not be underestimated due to Typhlosions decent sp.atk stat and amazing base power stab attacks (especially with blaze activated). Focus Blast does about the same damage as would Focus Punch to Blissey therefore it is prefered. And again the recomended hidden powers are there to counter the poke you have trouble against the most. Weather it be a Garchomp, or a Gyrados, or even a Swampert. Hidden Power Ground isnt recomended on this set due to the fact that typhlosion already gets focus blast.


    Other Options:
    Typhlosion has access to a nice physical moveset like shadow claw, reversal, thunder punch, flare blitz, rockslide, and howl to boost them up. Although a physical typhlosion isnt recomended.
    Lava Plume has a 30% chance of inflicting a chance on incoming resistent pokemon such as salamence, gyrados, garchomp and swampert.

    Opinion:
    Typhlosion isnt a pokemon that should be taken pretty lightly. With decent speed and special attack, and the high base powered stab moves (Overheat, and the addition of Eruption becoming special) Typhlosion is a pokemon that should not be taken lightly. In addition it has access to a pretty decent move pool that can be full of surprises and catch potential predetors off guard. Typhlosion is good overall and can be a great help to peoples teams, this pokemon defenitely deserves a spot on peoples teams.

    Counters:

    Unfortunately stealth rock wears and tears typhlosion. Flash fire pokemon can counter the scarf set, and somewhat counter the specs set with a little prediction. Against all other sets other then scarf set Blissey is a good choice for a counter. Milotic is a good counter, especially if your feeling lucky and know that lava plume might activate its ability. Although bulky waters have to watch out for the solar beam sets. If Typhlosion is not carrying hidden power electric gyrados is a decent counter. Thick fat snorlax could also be an option, providing typhlosion does not carry focus blast.


    Last edited by Angelo-kun on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:28 pm; edited 1 time in total

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