CHAR~! Name: Charmander Type: Base Stats: HP: 39 Attack: 52 Defense: 43 Speed: 65 Sp. Atk: 60 Sp. Def: 50 Abilities: Blaze - The power of this Pokemon's Fire-type attacks increase when its HP falls below 1/3rd. Solar Power (Dream World) - The Pokemon's Special Attack increases by 1.5x while in sunlight, but the Pokemon's HP decreases every turn. Movepool: Level-Up: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide 1. Scratch 1. Growl 7. Ember 10. Smokescreen 16. Dragon Rage 19. Scary Face 25. Fire Fang 28. Bursting Flame 34. Slash 37. Flamethrower 43. Fire Spin 46. Purgatory - Fire-type; Special; 100 BP; 50 Accuracy; 5 PP; Effect: 100% chance to Burn. Black & White TM/HM: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide TM01 Claw Sharpen - Dark-type; Other; BP / Accuracy: --; 15 PP; Effect: Raises the user's Attack and Accuracy one level each. TM02 Dragon Claw TM06 Toxic TM10 Hidden Power TM11 Sunny Day TM17 Protect TM21 Frustration TM27 Return TM28 Dig TM31 Brick Break TM32 Double Team TM35 Flamethrower TM38 Fire Blast TM39 Rock Tomb TM40 Aerial Ace TM42 Facade TM43 Nitro Charge - Fire-type; Physical; 50 BP; 100 Accuracy; 20 PP; Effect: Raises the user's Speed one level. TM44 Rest TM45 Attract TM48 Sing a Round TM49 Echo Voice TM50 Overheat TM56 Fling TM59 Incinerate TM61 Will-O-Wisp TM65 Shadow Claw TM75 Swords Dance TM80 Rock Slide TM87 Swagger TM90 Substitute TM94 Rock Smash HM01 Cut HM04 Strength Egg Moves: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Belly Drum Ancientpower Bite Outrage Beat Up Dragon Dance Crunch Dragon Rush Metal Claw Flare Blitz Counter Dragon Pulse Focus Punch Gen IV Exclusive Moves: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Headbutt Fire Punch Thunderpunch Fury Cutter Snore Swift Heat Wave Mud-Slap Potential Sets: 1. SolarMander @ Berry Juice / Expert Belt Nature: Timid EVs: (WIP) Ability: Solar Power - Fire Blast - Hidden Power Grass - Rock Slide / Dragon Pulse - Dragon Dance / Nitro Charge Solar Power raises Charmander's Special Attack to a whopping 22 Shallow but workable Special movepool Fire Blast + HP Grass has good neutral coverage Fire/Grass is resisted by Fire (plus Mantyke) and Dragon; handled by Rock Slide and Dragon Pulse respectively can use Dragon Dance to become more of a sweeper, also boosts Rock Slide's power can use Nitro Charge for more Special-ized sets, but is blocked by Flash Fire reliant on sunlight for damage output, so weak to weather-inducers, whether automatic or otherwise; Vulpix support would help a ton best Solar Power user in Little Cup (the only other being Sunkern) loses to priority 2. Dragon Dancer (physical) Charmander @ Life Orb / Berry Juice Nature: Adamant EVs: 44 HP / 180 Atk / 12 Def / 36 SpD / 236 Spe Ability: Blaze - Dragon Dance - Flare Blitz - Brick Break - Thunderpunch Only Fire-type to get Dragon Dance, beats Bronzor and Teshiido more easily than Dragon-type DDers mostly same as 4th Gen DDmander 3. Nitro Dance Charmander @ Berry Juice / Life Orb / Salac Berry Nature: Jolly EVs: 44 HP / 180 Atk / 12 Def / 36 SpD / 236 Spe Ability: Blaze - Swords Dance - Nitro Charge - Dragon Claw - Substitute / Fire Punch / Flare Blitz Only LC Poke other than Torchick to get SD + Nitro Charge unique because Charmander has better offensive coverage than Torchic, the other LC Poke to get said combo (Torchic gets Speed Boost anyway, LOL) Substitute helps for setup when used in the last slot, but Fire Punch or Flare Blitz is an option too if you don't want to rely on Nitro Charge's poor BP (Fire Punch needs to be transferred from Gen IV, but is compatible with Nitro Charge TM) still ridiculously priority-weak Sooo, with Charmander's new toys, might it have the chance to shine? Being the only Solar Power user in Little Cup and the best Nitro Dancer (LOL Torchic has Speed Boost anyway) give it some things that make it unique, which lord knows it was lacking last generation... Discuss!