Hey guys! We’re really getting into this now, and we’re onto the Fire-type Gym team!
This series was inspired by my good friend Tim’s series that he did over the course of 18 months. He outlined the following rules, and I added the fourth:
- No Legendaries or Mythicals allowed
- No duplicate Pokemon across two posts.
- The exceptions to the above rule is regional variants or form changes that change the type.
- The Pokemon can be level 50 maximum
We’re trying to go in heavy with this Chandelure from the start. We got to get that Calm Mind up, and blast everything in Chandelure’s path. The Wide Lens ensures that we can hit that super-hard-hitting Fire Blast!
Ability: Flame Body
Item: Wide Lens
Moves: Shadow Ball, Fire Blast, Calm Mind, Energy Ball
I want this Incineroar to hit like a truck, hence the Muscle Band. I did consider the Life Orb, but that’s on another team member now. Like Chandelure, we’re going hard on the attacks here. All of the moves are going to be heavily invested in, regarding to attacks.
Item: Muscle Band
Moves: Darkest Lariat, Brick Break, Stomping Tantrum, Blaze Kick
I’ve added this one into this team purely for its Zen Mode Ability, which gives it the Fire-typing. I could have used the regular Darmanitan, but its own Zen Mode sucks. With the Galarian Darmanitan, especially in its Zen Mode, we get a great offering of Physical moves – it’s a shame that a lot of the Fire-type moves it gets are Special, and with a base 30 Special Attack, that’s what we want to steer clear from.
Ability: Zen Mode
Item: Life Orb
Moves: Earthquake, Fire Fang, Ice Punch, Zen Headbutt
Clearly there’s no item here because of the Magician Ability! The moves such as Shadow Ball and Grass Knot are there for the coverage.
Yes, I know a lot of people loathe Delphox, but me and Tim like it so I don’t actually care for your opinion. Same goes for Samurott.
Moves: Mystical Fire, Future Sight, Shadow Ball, Grass Knot
I didn’t put Solar Power as its Ability purely because I don’t have the team to build a weather strategy onto. But here is Charizard, not in either of its Mega forms (and never will be in this series, oh well). We have a variety of different moves, especially Brick Break to counteract that 4x weakness to Rock. The others are mainly for STAB coverage, and Breaking Swipe because, well, we’ll allow it to be a Dragon for once in its life.
Moves: Brick Break, Air Slash, Breaking Swipe, Flamethrower
Okay, I’m aware of the amount of starters on this one, but these six stood out to me more than others, and is the same with Mega Blaziken. Of course we’re giving Blaziken the Speed Boost Ability – what else would we give it, concerning its Mega? We have a couple of moves to counteract some of the weaknesses that Blaziken has – Water and Flying. Swords Dance is there to make Mega Blaziken just that more terrifying.
I love this thing.
Ability: Speed Boost
Moves: Blaze Kick, Thunder Punch, Rock Slide, Swords Dance