Typhlosion: http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/157.shtml Skeleton is done. [Overview] Great base 109 SpA and good base 100 Spe. Has STAB Eruption, which will cause pain to the opposing Pokemon at full health Unfortunately, it is weak to Stealth Rock and has a bit of a shallow movepool. Basically, until we get DW Typhlosion, it basically has the same old sets as last generation. [Set] name: Choice move 1: Eruption move 2: Flamethrower / Fire Blast move 3: Focus Blast move 4: Hidden Power Electric item: Choice Scarf / Choice Specs ability: Blaze nature: Timid / Modest evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Comments With Focus Punch being less available, Choice Specs and Choice Scarf basically have the same moveset; it's just a matter of choosing between higher speed or higher power. Eruption, as detailed above, will cause massive pain at full health. The other Fire attack is a matter of preference; Flamethrower is for accuracy, Fire Blast for power, and Heat Wave is a sort of a compromise between both. Focus Blast is for Physically bulky Pokemon, especially Rocks (Regirock, Gigiaisu, etc.). Focus Punch is a good option only for Scarf sets. Hidden Power Electric will hit everything resistant to the other two moves for at least neutral damage, if not super efecctive. It's basically the same moveset as Choice Scarf from Gen IV. Additional Comments Overheat can be used instead of Eruption if you don't want to risk losing power as you lose health. Heat Wave can be used instead of Flamethrower / Fire Blast Teammates and Counters Misprediction is your biggest enemy here. Be wary of opponents carrying Waters, Dragons, Flying types resistant to Fire, and Flash Fire Pokemon; however, Focus Blast or HP Electric will take care of these counters. Garchomp will ruin you. Also, Blissey, being the special wall it is, will give Typhlosion a hard time. [Set] name: Sunny Day move 1: Sunny Day move 2: Flamethrower / Fire Blast move 3: Solarbeam move 4: Hidden Power Rock item: Heat Rock / Life Orb ability: Blaze nature: Timid / Modest evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Comments The Fire Blast / Flamethrower choice is basically the same as it is in the Choice Choice set. Solarbeam will wreck Water-types. Hidden Power Rock is the best option this time around. Heat Rock will extend Sunny Day, while Life Orb is for even more power. It's basically the same moveset as it is in Gen IV. Additional Comments Having another Pokemon use Sunny Day for you will openup another movepool slot. Eruption / Overheat is the best option for the first slot if this is the case. Teammates and Counters Drought Ninetails will help this set immensly, as Typhlosion will no longer need Sunny Day. Other Sunny Day Pokemon do the same thing, but they'll need to switch back in every 5/8 turns to start it up again. Other weather starters are the biggest threat to this set. [Team Options] Grass-types can switch in to Waters and take them down. Rapid Spinners can remove the very nasty Stealth Rock. [Other Options] Extrasensory is an option over Focus Blast. Reversal is another option over Focus Blast for at least hiitng the opponent for a lot of damage at low health Lava Plume is an option if you want to burn the opponent. Typhlosion can even run a mixed or Physical set, as it has moves like Earthquake and Flare Blitz. [Counters] Specially defensive Pokemon in general are Typhlosion's bane. Bulky Waters are a threat to sets without a Grass-type attack, Fire types and Flying types resistant to Fire are a threat to sets without a Rock-type attack. Flash Fire Pokemon (Houndoom and Arcanine in UU, Heatran in OU) will wreck Typhlosion, although Heatran is weak to Choice Choice Typhlosion's Focus Blast. It has a nasty weakness to Stealth Rock; not as bad as Charizard, but still not good. [Dream World] Typhlosion gets Flash Fire in the Dream World. Flash Fire is a bit of a godsend for Typhlosion, as it finally has a decent switch-in option. However, A) it's not released yet, and B) Heat Wave is illegal with it.