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[SET]
Heatran @ Air Balloon
Name: Special Defensive Wall (Fire)
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 228 SpD / 28 Spe
Sassy Nature
- Magma Storm / Lava Plume
- Earth Power
- Heavy Slam
- Stealth Rock

[SET COMMENTS]

Possessing a great typing and a high Special Defense stat, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for Fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel typing to sponge attacks from prominent special-attacking threats that otherwise rip apart most Fire-types, such as Dragapult and Latios. Heatran's Steel typing also allows it to take neutral damage from Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after Stealth Rock damage. Heavy Slam OHKOes Flutter Mane while also hitting the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage and allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as Toxapex. However, Magma Storm lacks accuracy in comparison to Lava Plume, the weaker-yet-safer option that trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as Swampert and Dragonite. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing Fire-, Rock-, and Poison-types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides entry hazards to Fire teams, allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break Focus Sash or Sturdy on Pokemon like Skarmory, Ogerpon-C, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed EVs with a Sassy nature allows Heatran to outspeed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no Speed investment, with the rest of its EVs maximizing its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to Ground-type attack, allowing it to temporarily check certain Ground types such as Excadrill, Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with Flash Fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to Fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to Fire teams' usually offensively focused cores. The main two Pokemon that Fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wallbreaking Water and Ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon-H by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in mirror and Dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used Swords Dance sweeper that can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's Stealth Rock can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option, as its ability to set sun enables every Fire-type Pokemon to deal increased Fire-type damage and absorb Water-type moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options on Fre-teams for hazard control with Court Change and Defog respectively.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fire
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Leftovers can be used over Air Balloon if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are already on the team and feel sufficient as Ground-immune Pokemon, and if the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth Rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran varients that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible. It can be used to burn and punish threats like Kingambit, Azumarill, and Sneasler in a pinch.

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[SET]
Heatran @ Air Balloon
Name: Special Defensive Wall (Fire)
Ability: Flash Fire
Tera Type: Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 228 SpD / 28 Spe
Sassy Nature
- Magma Storm / Lava Plume
- Earth Power
- Heavy Slam
- Stealth Rock

[SET COMMENTS]

Possessing a great typing and special defense defence, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire teams, utilizing its bulk to sponge attacks from prominent special attacking threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types. These threats can commonly include dragon(Capitalize the D)-types such as Dragapult and Latios, both of which can drop devastating Draco Meteors onto fire teams, which Heatran can safely switch into thanks to its steel typing allowing it to resist them. Heatran's steel typing also allows it to be neutral to Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock damage, and then using Heavy Slam to force an OHKO back. Heavy Slam is also useful for having a strong neutral STAB into fire resists like the aforementioned Latios and Dragapult,(remove comma) as well as pokemon like Primarina(Prim iffy as itll just cm up and then surf it, your better off letting firepon deal with it.). Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, while also being able to trap targets like Toxapex, and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns, however it lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume, the weaker yet safer option which trades trapping and residual damage in favor favour of more PP and a 30% chance to burn a target. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides hazards to fire teams allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy on pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed with a sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed outspeed 0 speed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion, and preserves perserves the rest of its EV's to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground into an immunity until it takes damage, allowing Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, such as Excadrill, and Mamoswine, and even Choice Scarf Landorus-I if assuming it is Choice Scarfed and locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with Flash Fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's usually offensively focused cores. The main two pokemon that fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water and ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon-H by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Sludge Waves. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance sweeper which can help clean clea through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash sash Ceruledge, and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type to deal increased fire damage and absorb water moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Volcanion is also an option as a water immunity which helps form an immunity core with Heatran.(Volcanion also handles Belly Drum Azumarill for Heatran.) Cinderace and Talonflame are both options for hazard control, with Court Change and Defog respectively, as fire is weak to stealth rocks (Capitalize the S and remove the s in Rocks). On teams lacking a speed control option such as speed boosting Gouging Fire, a strong alternative option is choice scarf (Capitalize the C and the S) Hisuian Arcanine Arcanine-HIsui.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fire
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Leftovers over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are on the team already and feel sufficient as ground groud immunities, and the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter stealth rocker with Court Change or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine /Arcanine-Hisui as their Stealth Rock user rocker.

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Possessing a great typing and special defense, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel-typing to sponge attacks from prominent special attacking threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types, such as Dragapult and Latios. These threats can commonly include Dragon-types such as Dragapult and Latios, both of which can drop devastating Draco Meteors onto fire teams, which Heatran can safely switch into thanks to its steel typing allowing it to resist them. Heatran's steel typing also allows it to be neutral to Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock damage, and can OHKO Flutter Mane back with Heavy Slam, as well as being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. then using Heavy Slam to force an OHKO back. Heavy Slam is also useful for having a strong neutral STAB into fire resists like the aforementioned Latios and Dragapult. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, which allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as while also being able to trap targets like Toxapex, and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns,. However, it lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume, the weaker yet safer option which trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a 30% chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as (list example) a target. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides hazards to fire teams allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy on pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed with a sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no speed investment, and preserves the rest of its EV's to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground into an immunity until it loses its Air Balloon takes damage, allowing Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, such as Excadrill and Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus-I if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with flash fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's usually offensively focused cores. The main two pokemon that fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water and ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance sweeper which can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge, and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type to deal increased fire damage and absorb water moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Volcanion is also an option as a water immunity which helps form an immunity core with Heatran, and also helps fire teams check Belly Drum Azumarill. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options for hazard control, with Court Change and Defog respectively, as fire is weak to Stealth Rock. On teams lacking a speed control option such as speed boosting Gouging Fire, a strong alternative option is Choice Scarf Hisuian Arcanine. (in gen 8, neko would sometimes tell me to use only 5 other mons in this section basically to help a newcomer build a team as too many mons can make it convoluted, i would try to stick to heatrans best teammates, though this entire section looks fine otherwise).

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fire
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Leftovers over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are on the team already and feel sufficient as ground immunities, and the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran's that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible (would list some things that flame body helps keep in check if the burn is fished).
 

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Possessing a great typing and special defense, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel-typing to sponge attacks from prominent special attacking threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types, such as Dragapult and Latios. These threats can commonly include Dragon-types such as Dragapult and Latios, both of which can drop devastating Draco Meteors onto fire teams, which Heatran can safely switch into thanks to its steel typing allowing it to resist them. Heatran's steel typing also allows it to be neutral to Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock damage, and can OHKO Flutter Mane back with Heavy Slam, as well as being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. then using Heavy Slam to force an OHKO back. Heavy Slam is also useful for having a strong neutral STAB into fire resists like the aforementioned Latios and Dragapult. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, which allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as while also being able to trap targets like Toxapex, and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns,. However, it lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume, the weaker yet safer option which trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a 30% chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as (list example) a target. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides hazards to fire teams allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy on pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed with a sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no speed investment, and preserves the rest of its EV's to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground into an immunity until it loses its Air Balloon takes damage, allowing Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, such as Excadrill and Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus-I if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with flash fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's usually offensively focused cores. The main two pokemon that fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water and ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance sweeper which can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge, and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type to deal increased fire damage and absorb water moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Volcanion is also an option as a water immunity which helps form an immunity core with Heatran, and also helps fire teams check Belly Drum Azumarill. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options for hazard control, with Court Change and Defog respectively, as fire is weak to Stealth Rock. On teams lacking a speed control option such as speed boosting Gouging Fire, a strong alternative option is Choice Scarf Hisuian Arcanine. (in gen 8, neko would sometimes tell me to use only 5 other mons in this section basically to help a newcomer build a team as too many mons can make it convoluted, i would try to stick to heatrans best teammates, though this entire section looks fine otherwise).

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Fire
-----------
Leftovers over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are on the team already and feel sufficient as ground immunities, and the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran's that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible (would list some things that flame body helps keep in check if the burn is fished).
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Possessing a great typing and special defense, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel-typing to sponge attacks from prominent special attacking threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types, such as Dragapult and Latios. These threats can commonly include Dragon-types such as Dragapult and Latios, both of which can drop devastating Draco Meteors onto fire teams, which Heatran can safely switch into thanks to its steel typing allowing it to resist them. Heatran's steel typing also allows it to be neutral to Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock damage, and can OHKO Flutter Mane back with Heavy Slam, as well as being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. then using Heavy Slam to force an OHKO back. Heavy Slam is also useful for having a strong neutral STAB into fire resists like the aforementioned Latios and Dragapult. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, which allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as while also being able to trap targets like Toxapex, and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns,. However, it lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume, the weaker yet safer option which trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a 30% chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as (list example) a target. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides hazards to fire teams allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy on pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed with a sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no speed investment, and preserves the rest of its EV's to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground into an immunity until it loses its Air Balloon takes damage, allowing Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, such as Excadrill and Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus-I if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with flash fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's usually offensively focused cores. The main two pokemon that fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water and ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance sweeper which can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge, and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type to deal increased fire damage and absorb water moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Volcanion is also an option as a water immunity which helps form an immunity core with Heatran, and also helps fire teams check Belly Drum Azumarill. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options for hazard control, with Court Change and Defog respectively, as fire is weak to Stealth Rock. On teams lacking a speed control option such as speed boosting Gouging Fire, a strong alternative option is Choice Scarf Hisuian Arcanine. (in gen 8, neko would sometimes tell me to use only 5 other mons in this section basically to help a newcomer build a team as too many mons can make it convoluted, i would try to stick to heatrans best teammates, though this entire section looks fine otherwise).

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Fire
-----------
Leftovers over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are on the team already and feel sufficient as ground immunities, and the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran's that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible (would list some things that flame body helps keep in check if the burn is fished).
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Possessing a great typing and special defense high Special Defense stat, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire Fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel-typing Steel typing to sponge attacks from prominent special attacking threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types. Fire-types, such as Dragapult and Latios. Heatran's steel Steel typing also allows it to be take neutral to damage from Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock Stealth Rock damage. (Add Period), and can OHKO Flutter Mane back with Heavy Slam, as well as being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Heavy Slam OHKOes Flutter Mane, while also being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Rewrote cause I think it looks better if Heavy Slam becomes its own sentence. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, which and allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as Toxapex. (Add Period), and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns. Dex Info However, (Add Comma) it Magma Storm lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume Lava Plume, the weaker yet safer option which trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a 30% Saying it's 30% is dex info so as long as you leave that out it should be fine chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as Swampert or and Dragonite. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types Fire-, Rock-, and Poison-types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides hazards to fire Fire teams, (AC) allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy Focus Sash or Sturdy on pokemon Pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, Skarmory, Ogerpon-C, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed EVs with a sassy Sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed outspeed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no speed Speed investment, and preserves the rest of its EV's EVs to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground Ground-type attacks into an immunity, (AC) until it loses its Air Balloon, allowing Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, Ground-types, such as Excadrill, (AC) and Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus-I if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with flash fire Flash Fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire Fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's the Fire-type's usually offensively offensive focused cores. The main two pokemon Pokemon that fire Fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water wallbreaking Water and ground Ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon Ogerpon-H by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Landorus's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon Dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's Gouging Fire, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance Swords Dance sweeper which can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks Stealth Rock can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge, and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type Fire-type Pokemon to deal increased fire Fire-type damage and absorb water Water-type moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options on Fire teams for hazard control, (RC) with Court Change and Defog respectively. (Add Period), as fire is weak to Stealth Rock. Dex Info

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fire
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Leftovers can be used over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are already on the team already and feel sufficient as ground Ground-type immunities, and if the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock Rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran's Heatran variants that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible. Flame Body can be used to punish and burn threats like Kingambit, Azumarill, and Sneasler in a pinch.
 

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Possessing a great typing and special defense a high Special Defense stat, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire Fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel-typing Steel typing to sponge attacks from prominent special-attacking add hyphen threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types. Fire-types, such as Dragapult and Latios. Heatran's steel Steel typing also allows it to be take neutral to damage from Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock Stealth Rock damage. (Add Period), and can OHKO Flutter Mane back with Heavy Slam, as well as being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Heavy Slam OHKOes Flutter Mane while also hitting the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Rewrote cause I think it looks better if Heavy Slam becomes its own sentence. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, which and allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as Toxapex. (Add Period), and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns. Dex Info However, (Add Comma) it Magma Storm lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume Lava Plume, the weaker-yet-safer added hyphens option that which trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a 30% Saying it's 30% is dex info so as long as you leave that out it should be fine chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as Swampert or and Dragonite. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types Fire-, Rock-, and Poison-types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides entry hazards to fire Fire teams, (AC) allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy Focus Sash or Sturdy on pokemon Pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, Skarmory, Ogerpon-C, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed EVs with a sassy Sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed outspeed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no speed Speed investment, with and preserves the rest of its EV's EVs maximizing to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground Ground-type attacks into an immunity, (AC) until it loses its Air Balloon, allowing it Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, Ground-types, such as Excadrill, (AC) and Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus Landorus-I if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with flash fire Flash Fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire Fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's Fire teams' usually offensively focused cores. The main two pokemon Pokemon that fire Fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water wallbreaking Water and ground Ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon Ogerpon-H by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Landorus's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon Dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's Gouging Fire, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance Swords Dance sweeper that which can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks Stealth Rock can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge (rc) and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option, (ac) as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type Fire-type Pokemon to deal increased fire Fire-type damage and absorb water Water-type moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options on Fire teams for hazard control, (RC) with Court Change and Defog respectively. (Add Period), as fire is weak to Stealth Rock. Dex Info

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Leftovers can be used over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are already on the team already and feel sufficient as Ground-immune Pokemon ground immunities, and if the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock Rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran's Heatran variants that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible. It Flame Body can be used to burn and punish punish and burn logically makes more sense as the burn is the punish for the contact move here threats like Kingambit, Azumarill, and Sneasler in a pinch.

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Possessing a great typing and special defense a high Special Defense stat, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire Fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel-typing Steel typing to sponge attacks from prominent special-attacking add hyphen threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types. Fire-types, such as Dragapult and Latios. Heatran's steel Steel typing also allows it to be take neutral to damage from Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock Stealth Rock damage. (Add Period), and can OHKO Flutter Mane back with Heavy Slam, as well as being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Heavy Slam OHKOes Flutter Mane while also hitting the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Rewrote cause I think it looks better if Heavy Slam becomes its own sentence. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, which and allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as Toxapex. (Add Period), and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns. Dex Info However, (Add Comma) it Magma Storm lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume Lava Plume, the weaker-yet-safer added hyphens option that which trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a 30% Saying it's 30% is dex info so as long as you leave that out it should be fine chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as Swampert or and Dragonite. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types Fire-, Rock-, and Poison-types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides entry hazards to fire Fire teams, (AC) allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy Focus Sash or Sturdy on pokemon Pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, Skarmory, Ogerpon-C, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed EVs with a sassy Sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed outspeed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no speed Speed investment, with and preserves the rest of its EV's EVs maximizing to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground Ground-type attacks into an immunity, (AC) until it loses its Air Balloon, allowing it Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, Ground-types, such as Excadrill, (AC) and Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus Landorus-I if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with flash fire Flash Fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire Fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's Fire teams' usually offensively focused cores. The main two pokemon Pokemon that fire Fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water wallbreaking Water and ground Ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon Ogerpon-H by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Landorus's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon Dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's Gouging Fire, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance Swords Dance sweeper that which can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks Stealth Rock can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge (rc) and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option, (ac) as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type Fire-type Pokemon to deal increased fire Fire-type damage and absorb water Water-type moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options on Fire teams for hazard control, (RC) with Court Change and Defog respectively. (Add Period), as fire is weak to Stealth Rock. Dex Info

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Leftovers can be used over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are already on the team already and feel sufficient as Ground-immune Pokemon ground immunities, and if the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock Rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran's Heatran variants that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible. It Flame Body can be used to burn and punish punish and burn logically makes more sense as the burn is the punish for the contact move here threats like Kingambit, Azumarill, and Sneasler in a pinch.

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Possessing a great typing and special defense high Special Defense stat, Heatran finds itself as both an amazing utility Pokemon and specially defensive wall for fire Fire teams, utilizing its bulk and Steel-typing Steel typing to sponge attacks from prominent special attacking threats that otherwise rip apart most fire types. Fire-types, such as Dragapult and Latios. Heatran's steel Steel typing also allows it to be take neutral to damage from Choice Specs Flutter Mane's Power Gem, avoiding up to a 3HKO after stealth rock Stealth Rock damage. (Add Period), and can OHKO Flutter Mane back with Heavy Slam, as well as being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Heavy Slam OHKOes Flutter Mane, while also being able to hit the aforementioned Dragapult and Latios. Rewrote cause I think it looks better if Heavy Slam becomes its own sentence. Magma Storm is a strong STAB move that does immense damage, which and allows Heatran to trap and 1v1 foes such as Toxapex. (Add Period), and do damage overtime for 4-5 turns. Dex Info However, (Add Comma) it Magma Storm lacks in accuracy in comparison to lava plume Lava Plume, the weaker yet safer option which trades trapping and residual damage in favor of more PP and a 30% Saying it's 30% is dex info so as long as you leave that out it should be fine chance to burn prominent physical attackers such as Swampert or and Dragonite. Earth Power pairs nicely to hit opposing fire, rock, and poison types Fire-, Rock-, and Poison-types such as opposing Heatran, Glimmora, and Toxapex. Stealth Rock provides hazards to fire Fire teams, (AC) allowing them to rack up further chip damage and break focus sashes or sturdy Focus Sash or Sturdy on pokemon Pokemon like Skarmoy, Ogerpon-Cornerstone, Skarmory, Ogerpon-C, and Ceruledge. 28 Speed EVs with a sassy Sassy nature allows Heatran to out speed outspeed Skarmory, Sinistcha, and Volcanion with no speed Speed investment, and preserves the rest of its EV's EVs to maximize its special bulk. Air Balloon allows Heatran to turn its 4x weakness to ground Ground-type attacks into an immunity, (AC) until it loses its Air Balloon, allowing Heatran to temporarily check certain ground types, Ground-types, such as Excadrill, (AC) and Mamoswine, and Choice Scarf Landorus-I if it is locked into Earth Power. Most important of all, Air Balloon paired with flash fire Flash Fire allows Heatran to check Gouging Fire, one of the most potent threats to fire Fire teams.

Heatran primarily serves to provide a defensive backbone to fire's the Fire-type's usually offensively offensive focused cores. The main two pokemon Pokemon that fire Fire tends to be built around are Ogerpon-H and Gouging Fire. Ogerpon-H helps in wall-breaking water wallbreaking Water and ground Ground teams, and Heatran helps cover Ogerpon Ogerpon-H by switching into potential revenge killers, such as Choice Specs Greninja and Choice Scarf Landorus-I's Landorus's Sludge Wave. Gouging Fire excels in the mirror and dragon Dragon matchups, hindered only by opposing Gouging Fire's Gouging Fire, which Heatran can switch into and pressure out. Focus Sash Ceruledge is also a commonly used swords dance Swords Dance sweeper which can help clean through types such as Ghost and Psychic. Heatran's stealth rocks Stealth Rock can help Ceruledge get past opposing Focus Sash Ceruledge, and turn the +2 Shadow Sneak roll on Iron Boulder into a guaranteed OHKO. Ninetales is a strong option as its ability to set sun enables every pokemon on the type Fire-type Pokemon to deal increased fire Fire-type damage and absorb water Water-type moves much easier, notably letting Heatran switch into Choice Specs Greninja Hydro Pump and perfectly avoid a 2HKO. Cinderace and Talonflame are both options on Fire teams for hazard control, (RC) with Court Change and Defog respectively. (Add Period), as fire is weak to Stealth Rock. Dex Info

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Fire
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Leftovers can be used over Air Balloon can be used if Talonflame or Air Balloon Volcanion are already on the team already and feel sufficient as ground Ground-type immunities, and if the user would prefer longevity on Heatran. Stealth rock Rock can be changed to Taunt if the user feels uncomfortable running a Stealth Rock setter along with Court Change Cinderace or has opted for Torkoal or Hisuian Arcanine as their Stealth Rock user. Flame Body is a possible option instead of Flash Fire on Heatran's Heatran variants that opt to drop Air Balloon, as checking Gouging Fire is no longer possible. Flame Body can be used to punish and burn threats like Kingambit, Azumarill, and Sneasler in a pinch.
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