name: Mixed Attacker
move 1: Fire Lash
move 2: Sucker Punch
move 3: Knock Off / Overheat
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flash Fire / White Smoke
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
As a rare offensive Fire-type, Heatmor faces little competition within the metagame thanks to its high offensive stats and good coverage, which set it apart from the other offensive Fire-type, Raboot. Futhermore, the addition of Heavy-Duty Boots this generation removes one of Heatmor's main weaknesses in Stealth Rock, allowing it to switch in much more often throughout a match. Fire Lash functions as its primary STAB with the secondary effect of lowering Defense; this synergizes well with Sucker Punch which gives Heatmor a chance to KO many of the tier's faster threats when used after Fire Lash. Knock Off provides a means of crippling the tier's abundancy of NFEs by removing their Eviolite; alternatively, Overheat can be run in order to OHKO Dubwool and Gourgeist-XL after Stealth Rock damage, the former otherwise setting up on it, and OHKO Mawile, without detracting from Heatmor's physical damage output. Giga Drain hits Water-types that might otherwise switch in freely such as Palpitoad and Basculin for super effective damage, while also providing recovery. White Smoke can be run over Flash Fire in order to ignore Attack drops from Intimidate Mawile and Parting Shot Silvally; it also prevents Bellossom from setting up on Heatmor with Strength Sap and Quiver Dance. Maximum Speed investment is important to outspeed offensive threats such as Lapras and Pawniard, which may otherwise overwhelm Heatmor; Jolly can be chosen over Adamant in order to outspeed most Dubwool sets, allowing for an Overheat revenge kill.
Heatmor fits best on bulkier teams that would otherwise struggle to break through bulky walls such as Dusclops, which Heatmor offers an answer to with its utility in Fire Lash and Knock Off. Heatmor pairs well with offensive Fairy- and Water-types such as Mawile, Lapras and Basculin, which appreciate the pressure on bulky Steel- and Grass-types such as Gourgeist and opposing Mawile. These also offer a means of defeating Dragon-types such as Fraxure, as well as Mareanie and Stonjourner, which Heatmor struggles against. Defensively, Heatmor appreciates switch ins to Basculin, which outspeeds and pressures Heatmor with Aqua Jet - Palpitoad and Lapras best fulfill this role.
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