General Information Name: Pyroar Type: Fire / Normal Pokedex Number - #668 Base Stats (from Serebii) - 86 / 68 / 72 / 109 / 66 / 106 Abilities Rivalry - Attack and Special Attack are increased by 25% the gender is the same, decreased by 25% if they are different. Unnerve - The opponent cannot eat berries. Moxie (Hidden) - If Pyroar KOs an opponent, its attack increases. All Moves (Move your mouse to reveal the content) All Moves (open) All Moves (close) Level-Up Movepool 1 - Hyper Beam 1 - Tackle 1 - Leer 5 - Ember 8 - Work Up 11 - Headbutt 15 - Noble Roar 20 - Take Down 23 - Fire Fang 28 - Endeavor 33 - Echoed Voice 38 - Flamethrower 42 - Crunch 51 - Incinerate 57 - Overheat TM/HM Roar Toxic Hidden Power Sunny Day Protect Rain Dance Frustration Solar Beam Return Dig Double Team Flamethrower Fire Blast Facade Flame Charge Rest Echoed Voice Attract Thief Overheat Will-O-Wisp Retaliate Giga Impact Bulldoze Swagger Sleep Talk Substitute Wild Charge Rock Smash Snarl Dark Pulse Confide Strength Egg Moves None so far Pyroar looks kinda average as far as Pokemon go, and indeed, it kinda is. However, what Pyroar does have is an interesting, unique typing and the second highest speed stat of any Fire-type (beaten only by Infernape). While a Normal-typing may at first seem kind of useless, it does allow it to get a STAB on Hyper Voice, which has been buffed to hit through Substitutes. In addition, a Fire-typing is always cool as well to get a nice STAB boost on Fire Blast. Unfortunately, Pyroar has a pretty limited movepool and no noteworthy abilities. It also doesn't have any useful ability (Moxie is cool but it has 68 base Attack) while being weak to Stealth Rock and not being very bulky, and its barely slower than the 108 benchmark, although Pyroar overall probably won't have the potential to make it to OU due to it being very one-dimensional but it may still be an interesting option because until Bank comes out it will be the fastest Fire type, and its speed does allow it to outspeed stuff like Garchomp and Landorus. Possible Movesets Pyroar @ Life Orb / Choice Specs 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature Ability: Unnerve - Fire Blast - Hyper Voice - Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Grass - Will-O-Wisp / Toxic / Dark Pulse Really simple set, just choose the appropriate move and watch stuff happen. Fire / Normal / Ice or Grass gets good coverage, although there is nothing Pyroar can do about Tyranitar and stuff. Fire Blast is the main move, and Hyper Voice takes care of most of the Pokemon that resist Fire Blast like Water-types and Dragon-types (doesn't KO them but it still hits pretty hard in general). Hidden Power Ice is more useful against most OU Pokemon, but Grass gets more useful in case it ends up in a lower tier. That's pretty much where Pyroar's movepool ends, so a status move can quickly cripple a common switch for Pyroar, Will-O-Wisp in particular annoying Tyranitar. I don't think Dark Pulse actually hits anything for extra damage, but if you want another attacking move that's pretty much your only option. Closing Thoughts This thing isn't bad, but its not really that good either. As I stated, its speed stat is really useful, but its not going to be even close to OU probably due to its bad movepool and the fact that there is nothing it can do about Tyranitar or its frailty. Still, STAB Hyper Voice is a really cool niche for a Fire type that provides solid neutral coverage and a weapon against Subs, but I'm really hoping it gets something useful from Egg Moves so then it can actually have a 4th moveslot or possibly have a hidden niche. Thoughts?