Heatmor

Gluttony
Consumes pinch Berries at 50% HP or less.
Flash Fire
Grants immunity to Fire-type moves and increases the power of Fire-type moves by 50% when hit by a Fire-type move.
White Smoke
The wielder's stats cannot be lowered. Decreases wild encounter rate.
Type Tier
Fire NU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
85
- 311 374 -
Atk
97
207 230 293 322
Def
66
151 168 231 254
SpA
105
221 246 309 339
SpD
66
151 168 231 254
Spe
65
149 166 229 251

Overview

Heatmor is a very mediocre Pokemon in NU, being one of the myriad of Fire-types outclassed by Charizard. Due to its poor defenses as well as its mediocre Speed, Heatmor will often be outsped and KOed before it has a chance to do anything. Heatmor also has a crippling Stealth Rock weakness, shortening its already limited lifespan. Despite these flaws, Heatmor has a few redeeming qualities that prevent it from being completely worthless in the NU metagame. Thanks to its high offensive stats as well as its amazing movepool, Heatmor can run a mixed set relatively well. Heatmor is also the only Fire-type in NU capable of using Sucker Punch, allowing it to revenge kill miscellaneous threats its competition cannot. Despite these perks, Heatmor should never be your first choice for a Fire-type, and you should always consider your other options before using it.

Name Item Ability Nature

Mixed Attacker

Life Orb Flash Fire Rash
Moveset EVs
~ Fire Blast
~ Giga Drain
~ Superpower
~ Sucker Punch
132 Atk / 252 SpA / 124 Spe

Thanks to Heatmor's wide array of coverage moves, it can function as a relatively decent wallbreaker. Fire Blast serves as the main STAB move, and thanks to its high Base Power, it can 2HKO relatively bulky Pokemon such as Mandibuzz and Misdreavus. Giga Drain has amazing coverage with Fire Blast, hitting Water- and Rock-types, such as Seismitoad, Samurott, Alomomola, and Regirock, for super effective damage. Superpower is the premier option in the third slot, as it reliably 2HKOes special walls such as Audino and Lickilicky. Sucker Punch is what sets Heatmor apart from other Fire-types, as it revenge kills several Pokemon, such as Jynx, Haunter, and Swellow, that they cannot. However, you should only Sucker Punch when the foe is weakened, as it is very weak without a STAB boost and cannot OHKO many Pokemon.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

A Curse set with Curse, Fire Punch, ThunderPunch, and Sucker Punch can be used, but Heatmor's poor defenses and bad defensive typing make it difficult to set up and it can rarely take advantage of the Attack boost due to the low Base Power of its physical attacks. Heatmor can use Pursuit to a decent effect, as it forces out Jynx, Exeggutor, Gardevoir, and Haunter out of fear of its other moves. Hidden Power Ice is usable to hit Altaria, but it doesn't hit anything else notable. Heatmor can use a Sunny Day set with Sunny Day, Fire Blast, Sucker Punch, and SolarBeam, but to be perfectly honest, Sucker Punch is the only reason to use Heatmor over other Fire-types such as Charizard and Rapidash in this regard. Finally, Heatmor can use support moves such as Taunt, Will-O-Wisp, Knock Off, and Toxic, but this is better left to bulkier Pokemon such as Misdreavus.

Checks and Counters

Heatmor's power and coverage make it relatively difficult to counter. Camerupt is not hit super effectively by any of Heatmor's attacks and can put it into an unfavorable position with Earth Power. Regirock falls into a similar category, as apart from Giga Drain, it isn't fazed by whatever Heatmor throws at it and can OHKO it with Stone Edge. Water-types such as offensive Seismitoad, Carracosta, and Samurott can switch into any move not named Giga Drain and OHKO Heatmor with their respective STAB moves. While Heatmor is a difficult Pokemon to counter, it isn't very hard to check due to its low Speed and common weaknesses. Common offensive Pokemon such as Choice Band Sawk and Primeape can take a Sucker Punch and OHKO in return with Close Combat. Kangaskhan can revenge kill Heatmor with the combination of Fake Out and Double-Edge. Overall, if you have anything faster than Heatmor that can take a Sucker Punch, you shouldn't have many problems with it.