Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pokemon of the Week - Typhlosion


As my very first Pokemon of the Week, I chose Typhlosion! It's one of my faves from Johto, but I chose it for a more... special occasion~ :3 Anyway, here's to starting my new blog! Cheers, all!

Typhlosion has a great Special Attack stat and very nice Speed. Pair this up with a nice offensive movepool, and you got a good attacker in your party! With nice moves to implement like Eruption, Overheat, Focus Blast, and even Solarbeam, Typhlosion makes a well-rounded Fire-type Pokemon. Some things to watch out for are Stealth Rock, and Rock- and Dragon-Types. Typhlosion also makes a good Sunny Day user.

Base Stats:
HP - 78
Attack - 84
Defense - 78
Sp.Attack - 109
Sp.Defense - 85
Speed - 100

Typhlosion @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Spd, 6 HP
Nature: Timid
- Eruption
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power Ice
- Overheat
Here's a pretty... standard Typhlosion set. Using his nice Special Attack and Speed to
his advantage, this set can hit pretty hard if used right. Eruption is there as a powerful
STAB move, and Typhlosion can move fast enough to hit before a lot of Pokemon can
damage him and reduce its power, especially with the Choice Band Speed boost. Focus
Blast is there primarily for Rock-Types that give Typhlosion so much trouble. Hidden
Power Ice is for Dragons that resist his other attacks. Overheat is like a backup STAB
move to use later in the battle, or if Typhlosion was already damaged after an Eruption.
Either way, the power here is incredible. The EV spread makes the most of his better
stats, and really helps with the moveset in general. Enjoy!
Typhlosion @ Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 36 Sp.Def, 220 Spd
Nature: Timid
- Fire Blast
- Hidden Power Rock
- Solarbeam
- Sunny Day
Here's another nice Special Attacking set. This one can hit much harder at times, but is
a little harder to set up (yet well worth it if you can). Once it does set up fully, this can
wipe teams clear off the map! The Life Orb will boost your attacking prowess, and as
long as you hit hard enough, it will eventually activate Blaze. Fire Blast is your standard
STAB move, and with Sunny Day and Blaze activated, very few Pokemon will be able
to survive the assault. Hidden Power Rock is for the Fire-Types that can completely wall
this set without it. And finally, Solarbeam allows for Typhlosion to reach new heights.
With this, he can injure those bulky Water-Types like Milotic and Tentacruel, plow
through Rock-Types like Regirock, and completely obliterate other threats like
Swampert and Omastar. As long as you can set this up, teams will be cowering before
this fiery weasel!
Well, there you have it! My very first Pokemon of the Week entry! I hope you guys like
it and find it useful~! My later PotW entries might have more detail as I think things up,
and if I ever improve some of my past entries, I'll post an update for you all! As for today,
Gute nacht~ :3


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