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Charmander might look like a good Pokemon to use due to its movepool and access to Dragon Dance, but its power output is disappointing even with using Life Orb to get the most out of its attacks. It is outclassed by other Fire-types like Ponyta, Larvesta, and Magby due to their better Attack, Speed, and bulk.
name: Life Orb
move 1: Dragon Dance
move 2: Flare Blitz
move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Brick Break
move 4: Thunder Punch
item: Life Orb
evs: 180 Atk / 92 SpA / 236 Spe
ivs: 21 HP
Charmander aims to set up on a predicted switch, an attack that it resists, or a Pokemon that is asleep to sweep. However, it gets easily stopped after a boost by Ground-types like Mudbray. Charmander gets easily worn down from recoil from its Life Orb and Flare Blitz, which can limit its sweeping power and be easily stopped by priority moves. Charmander is outclassed by other setup sweepers like Magby and Ponyta because of their better Attack and Speed stats, which allow them to take on Pokemon that Charmander cannot.
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