Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pokemon of the Week - Charizard


As my second Pokemon of the Week, I chose my number 1 favorite Pokemon ever! Charizard! I've always liked this guy, and I just wish he had more playability in the OU metagame. Anyway, sorry for the PotW delay, I just wanted Typhlosion not to be short-handed~ |3 Enjoy!

Charizard boasts a great Special Attack, as well as a very nice Speed that can beat those strange 97, 98, and 99 Base Speed Pokemon nowadays! He is somewhat frail in the defense department, but even his low Attack can be usable on a certain set (one of my faves, talked about below). The only drawback I find to Charizard is his 4x weakness to Rock-Type attacks. This means he's a victim to the metagame's fanboy/girl love of Stealth Rock. I personally distaste using things that are so OVERLY used that it gets annoying. Oh, and as a side note: I didn't realize until I did this Pokemon of the Week, but Charizard and Typhlosion have the exact same Base Stats.. o3o"

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

Charizard @ Petaya Berry
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 244 Sp.Atk, 252 Spd, 12 HP
Nature: Timid
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam/Focus Blast
- Sunny Day
- Substitute.
This set is pretty easy to understand, and not too hard to pull off. Just put up a
Substitute, use Sunny Day, then Substitute until you reach 1/4 Max HP. Here,
Blaze and the Petaya Berry will activate, and along with Sunny Day, this will make
Charizard into a huge sweeper. Not much will resist a Sunny Blaze STABed
Flamethrower at 319 Base Power. Solar Beam takes care of Waters and most
anything that resists the Flamethrower. You could also take on Tyranitar with
Focus Blast, as he would otherwise destroy your sweep completely here.
Just keep it up, and it may not last long, but you will take down a few with this
dragon's power. And that Petaya Berry just pumps it all up even more at 1/4 HP.
Oh yeah, and if you're wondering about the strange EV setup, this gives Charizard
enough HP to get exactly to 1/4 HP.
Charizard @ Salac Berry
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 140 HP, 116 Atk, 52 Def, 200 Spd
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
- Belly Drum
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch
- Substitute
Ooo~ This is one of my favorite sets~ Anyway, you should come in when
you're not attacked (after losing a teammate) or into a Grass attack, and make
sure whatever you switch into will run away from Charizard. When they switch,
Substitute! Then Belly Drum as they attack your little Rhydon doll there. After
this, you have a Blazing, Max Attack, 1.5x Speed fiery lizard that will take
down almost anything. With these boosts, even a Dragon will cower to a
beefed up Fire Punch! Keep it going, and whatever you do, do NOT get
hit or your lizard will slam down hard! Other than that, you won't have
to worry about much, since Fire Punch and Earthquake offer great
type coverage. Happy battling~ >:3
Well, there you have it! Another Pokemon of the Week for you to enjoy~!
I hope everyone here likes them, and continue to read on~ I'll write as long as
you all read! Well, Gute nacht! And Battle On! X3


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