Hey guys, did you know that in terms of companionship, Flareon is objectively the most huggable mon? While their maximum temperature is likely too much for most, they are capable of controlling it, so they can set themselves to the perfect temperature for you. Along with that, they have a lot of fluff, making them undeniably incredibly soft to touch. But that's not all, they have a very respectable special defense stat of 110, which means that they can eat Shadow Balls for breakfast.Mood. Okay, here we go, starting with the lowest hanging fruit:
252 SpA Flutter Mane Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Flareon: 124-147 (37.1 - 44%)
252+ Atk Flareon Flare Blitz vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Flutter Mane: 348-411 (138.6 - 163.7%)
Now, if you were wondering why I was using Flareon, I was running a little experiment where I'd make teams based on which mon in a type had the highest value in a particular stat. Flareon not only has the highest Atk available in Fire right now, but Guts on top of that. It dies to a sandal being thrown at it but it does have respectable Special bulk, or at least, respectable enough to deal with this boogeyman. On that note, you know what currently has the highest SpD in Fire?
This funky fish is doing so much work for Fire right now it isn't even funny. It's versatile enough that I'd run two on a team if I could. But, for our purposes, I want to highlight a bulky Assault Vest set, which I have been having Modest success with. Beats more popular opposing Chi-Yu one-on-one (unless you get repeatedly Flinch-haxed), and is an incredibly serious answer to Flutter Mane.
Relevant calcs (not coded for the 25% reduction in SpD on Flutter Mane, which makes Hex a guaranteed 2HKO, and Lava Plume go bonkers in Sun):
252 SpA Flutter Mane Moonblast vs. 8 HP / 248 SpD Assault Vest Chi-Yu: 76-90 (30 - 35.5%)
252+ SpA Chi-Yu Hex (65 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Flutter Mane: 124-148 (49.4 - 58.9%)
252+ SpA Chi-Yu Lava Plume vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Flutter Mane: 114-135 (45.4 - 53.7%)