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Charizard @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Roost
- Fire Blast
- Hurricane / Focus Blast
- Defog / Toxic

With Talonflame rising to NU, Charizard has had some literal boots to fill. It has done so extremely well, becoming a staple on PU teams. This set is simply one of many it can viably run, but is its most effective. Its STAB moves in Fire Blast and Hurricane offer great coverage for the metagame, hitting all but Rock-types and Lanturn. Focus Blast alleviates the Rock weakness, although its low accuracy can be detrimental at times. Charizard gets plenty of Defog opportunities due to the many switches Charizard forces against common Pokemon like Ribombee and Weezing. Toxic is useful for crippling common switch-ins such as Lanturn and Jellicent. Charizard checks many Pokemon, including Ribombee, Toxicroak, and Whimsicott, so Pokemon that appreciate Charizard checking these Pokemon, such as Scrafty and Tsareena, make for great partners. Ribombee appreciates Charizard spreading Toxic to shared checks such as Gigalith. Charizard sports an awful 4x weakness to Rock as well as a weakness to Electric, so Ground-types and Electric immunities such as Palossand and Togedemaru are useful.

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:bw/charizard:

Charizard @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Roost
- Fire Blast
- Hurricane / Focus Blast
- Defog / Toxic

Due to the rise of Talonflame, Charizard has had some literal boots to fill. However, (not sure if "however" is right here) it has done so extremely well, becoming a staple on many PU teams. This set is simply one of many it can viably run, but is its most effective. Its dual STAB moves in Fire Blast and Hurricane offer great coverage for the metagame, hitting all but Rock-types. (and lanturn) Focus Blast alleviates this weakness, although the low accuracy can be detrimental at times. (u should still mention what defog does) Toxic is useful for crippling common switch-ins such as Lanturn and Jellicent. It's quite useful as a check to many Pokemon such as Ribombee, Toxicroak, and Whimsicott, and as such, Pokemon that appreciate Charizard checking these Pokemon, such as Scrafty and Tsareena, make for great partners. In return, they can remove items from Charizard's checks, such as Gigalith and Archeops. (no one stays in with gigalith vs scrafty / tsareena tho, n archeops just clicks u-turn. if u meant after a spin, the tsareena can just power whip so yea i'd say this part isnt worth mentioning)(would b better to mention how mons like ribombee can pressure stuff like gigalith easier w zard toxic'ing if it has it) Charizard also sports an awful 4x weakness to Rock as well as a 2x weakness to Electric, so Ground-types such as Palossand and Sandaconda are useful to absorb these moves. (main issue is tht these two arent necessarily the best heliolisk answers so u usually give it free momentum)

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Charizard @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Roost
- Fire Blast
- Hurricane / Focus Blast
- Defog / Toxic

Due to the rise of Talonflame, With Talonflame rising to NU, ("the rise of x" has a very different meaning within a meta) Charizard has had some literal boots to fill. It has done so extremely well, becoming a staple on many PU teams. This set is simply one of many it can viably run, but is its most effective. Its dual STAB moves in Fire Blast and Hurricane offer great coverage for the metagame, hitting all but Rock-types and Lanturn. Focus Blast alleviates this weakness towards Rock-types the Rock weakness, although the its low accuracy can be detrimental at times. Defog is useful for removing entry hazards Charizard gets plenty of Defog opportunities due to the many switches Charizard it forces against common Pokemon like Ribombee and Weezing. Toxic is useful for crippling common switch-ins such as Lanturn and Jellicent. It's quite useful as a check to many Pokemon such as Charizard checks many Pokemon, including Ribombee, Toxicroak, and Whimsicott, and as such, so Pokemon that appreciate Charizard checking these Pokemon, such as Scrafty and Tsareena, make for great partners. Ribombee also appreciates Charizard spreading Toxic to shared checks such as Gigalith. Charizard also sports an awful 4x weakness to Rock as well as a 2x weakness to Electric, so Ground-types and Electric immunities such as Palossand and Togedemaru are useful to take these moves.
 

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