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What are the advantages to each kanto starter?

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By this I mean there stats advantages,roles, etc. Who is best for competitive play, gen1 games, firered and leafgreen, and heartgold/soulsilver

asked Jan 6, 2013 by Kanto

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Best answer

Blastoise - Bulky Spinner

Blastoise works well as a bulky spinner, utilizing it's amazing Def and SpD. Mostly Def. It's movepool is quite limited, though, but if you play it right you can use Roar/Dragon Tail mixed with Toxic to stall your opponent, while spinning hazards away.

Blastoise @ Leftovers
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Toxic
- Roar / Dragon Tail

This set maxes out Blastoises role as a spinner, also using Toxic mixed with Roar or Dragon Tail to stall.


Charizard - Sweeper

Charizard is great for sweeping, as it's SpA makes it a dangerous opponent. You can make it choiced, or put Life Orb on it. When choiced, you can just spam Fire Blast or Air Slash or something and totally sweep. Life Orb makes your choices a little wider, using SubRoost to heal the Sub/LO's damage, all the while attacking offensively with STAB move's.

Charizard @ Life Orb
Trait: Blaze
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Roost
- Flamethrower / Fire Blast
- Air Slash

This set abuses Charizard's great Special Attack while Roost'ing so you gain your HP back. Flamethrower or Fire Blast is you main STAB move, doing a lot of damage to everything that doesn't resist it, and Air Slash as a secondary STAB.
You can also have Specs Charizard, therefore making Charizard's big Special Attack even bigger. Instead of SubRoost, have Focus Blast and HP Ice or Grass, and there you go.


Venusuar - Sweeper

Venusaur is good, but without Chlorophyll, (which you get in DW), Venusaur is less of a threat. Even so, Venusaur can still go all out as a sweeper, using it's big SpA to the fullest. Venusaur has a lot of great sets to look for, to many to list, so check Smogon's DP Venusaur list for all the great sets. http://www.smogon.com/dp/pokemon/venusaur

answered Jan 6, 2013 by Flame.
selected Jul 10, 2013 by Psusnis◇
1 vote

Role: Sunny Sweeper
Venusaur
Venusaur is a beast in the sun. It has the Ability Chlorophyll, doubling its Speed stat. It also has access to the move Growth, sharply raising Attack and Special Attack.

HP 80
Attack 82
Defense 83
Special Attack 100
Special Defense 100
Speed 80

Role: Suicide Special Sweeper
Charizard
Another beast in the sun. With Solar Power and Life Orb held, Charizard is a weapon of mass destruction. Unfortunately, it damages itself quite a lot...

HP 78
Attack 84
Defense 78
Special Attack 109
Special Defense 85
Speed 100

Role: Tank
Blastoise
While Venusaur and Charizard are sweepers, Blastoise is a tank. It has the best defenses of these three. The best strategy is to wall out the opposition.

HP 79
Attack 83
Defense 100
Special Attack 85
Special Defense 105
Speed 78

So, I'm gonna summarize this by saying:
If you want a sweeper, go with Venusaur or Charizard. If you want a tank, go with Blastoise.

answered Jan 6, 2013 by StormBorn
he said 1st gen, FR/LG, and HG/SS
Dr.Flame's answer doesn't talk about 1st gen, FR/LG or HG/SS either...
Mine kinda does.... Solar Power is BW only, and so is Chlorophyll
If you have answered one that is ok i dont need the same person to answer for all of the questions