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What is a good moveset for Chandelure?

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asked Sep 28, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Uber
This guy is going to be one of the most important Pokemon in the metagame.
It's UU! Lol (filler).
Just wait till SHadow Tag chandy is released. Then it will move to its rightful home.
^ He mean OU right?
Moves that work well...

Fire Blast
Energy Ball
Shadow Ball
Willow Wisp (if it doesn't have flame body)
Hidden Power (Fighting)
Spite (Really strong moves usually have 5-10 pp)

32 Answers

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This special attacker is an amazing threat in UU

Ability: Flash fire, switch this guy in on an obvious fire.

Item:Life orb

Ev's: 252 sp.atk 252.def 4 speed

Shadow ball (Main stab ghost)
Flamethrower/Fire blast/Inferno (Your choice of stab, it's accuracy or power or decent damage and burn but low accuracy.
Energy ball (Coverage for water,ground,rock,fire)
Hp Ice/fighting or Calm mind to raise it's amazing sp.atk and give some sp.def

answered Jun 2, 2012 by Nascarfan73
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First of all, great pokemon. Except for his numerous weaknesses, most of which can be covered with a single move type. Only one type weakness cannot be covered with Chandelure's movepool - dark type. You'll just have to switch out or somehow power through or hinder that type.

Ability: Flash Fire (Flame Body if you don't choose Will o' Wisp)
Nature: Modest
Hold Item: Leftovers

  • Will o' Wisp - Burn the enemy with continuous damage and lower their Atk. (with the exception of pokemon with the ability Guts). Considering the fact that dark-type moves mostly inflict physical damage (with the exception of moves like Dark Pulse), this move may be invaluable. Many pokemon can learn dark-type moves, which happens to be the one type not able to be covered in Chandelure's movepool.
  • Energy Ball - Covers three of Chandelure's five weaknesses (Rock, Ground, Water), with 80 Sp.Atk. and 100 accuracy. Therefore, if you choose to do so, you may switch the Leftovers for an item that increases Grass-type moves (Meadow Plate, Miracle Seed).
  • Hex - Strategically, this is better than Shadow Ball. The oppenent may already be burned by your Will o' Wisp, so it's 50 Sp.Atk. will be doubled, surpassing Shadow Ball's 80 Sp.Atk. They both have 100 accuracy.
  • Flamethrower - I would prefer this over Heat Wave, Fire Blast, and Inferno. With 95 Sp.Atk., 100 accuracy, and 15 PP, this would be preferable. Heat Wave has only 5 more Sp.Atk., and is 10% less accurate, and 5 less PP. Fire Blast may have 120 Sp.Atk., but only 5 PP total, and only 85 accuracy. Inferno may burn the target, but then, we already have Will o' Wisp. Furthermore, it only has 50 accuracy (ouch), and only 5 more Sp.Atk.
answered Jul 28, 2012 by Unbreakable
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This move set can be used effectively, and is also versatile. It makes up for Chandelure's short comings and can also screw your opponent over. It may look familiar, though...

Chandelure (M/F) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Flash Fire
EV's: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid/ Modest Nature (+Spd, -Atk) OR (+SAtk, - Atk)
- Fire Blast
- Energy Ball
- Shadow Ball
- Trick

Chandelure has decent defenses and stellar Special Attack, but low Speed. That combination screams Choice Scarf to me; this guy is like a Specail Darminitan.
Simple: hit hard with STAB attacks or pound cocky Rock, Ground, and/or Water types. Trick anyone who dares set up, of they survive.
*Chamdelure is immune to BOTH of Ferrothorn's weaknesses, so pairing the two is a good combination as Ferrothorn resist all of its weaknesses.

answered Jul 28, 2012 by Enoch.EXE
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I think Chandelure has become my new favorite sweeper. With the highest base S Attack ever seen, Next to Mewtwo and Deoxys-A, he can OHKO nearly anyone.
I have mine on a sun team, so keep in mind he's coupled with my Drought Groudon
Poe (Chandelure)
Ability: flame body (flash fire would probablly be better, but I've trained him for so long that I'm not willing to change him)
EVs: S Attack, Speed Nature: modest (who needs the attack?)
Fire Blast: SUPER powerful STAB, low accuracy is compensated by his reasonable bulk
Shadow Ball: STAB, covers his Ghost weakness
Solarbeam: W/ sun, doesn't charge AND has a base power of 120
Physic: KILLS Fighting types
I absolutely love this guy; he gets effective/neutral coverage against nearly every type, and he's powerful has all heck.

answered Sep 3, 2012 by DeityMasterLink
reshown Sep 3, 2012 by Mewderator
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Chandelure: The Nightmare :(
Acid Armor
Calm mind

answered Apr 8, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
Minimize is banned in Competitive battling.
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energy ball for water types

shadow ball for ghost/psychic

flame thrower for grass or anything else

willo whisp to help you out a little

answered Dec 28, 2013 by Jonathan Kimmel
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Here's my Chandy

Chandy@Life Orb
Trait: Flame Body
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 Hp
Energy Ball
Shadow Ball

This guy really puts a hole in teams, he is not to be messed with :)

answered Jun 28, 2014 by Sigma Dragoon
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Item: Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Modest
EVs: 80 HP / 192 Defense / 172 Sp. Attack / 66 Sp. Defense
-Hex (STAB + Great Power With Burn)
-Inferno (STAB + Burn)
-Pain Split (Recover HP While Doing Some Damage)
-Calm Mind (Stat Boosting)

Yes, hate me if you will for using Inferno, but I think this set is awesome when it lands. The EVs are a bit tricky, but I think what's there is fine.

answered Sep 20, 2014 by SpartanX
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Chandelure all out Sweeper aka Wrecker
Item: Life Orb/Choice Scarf/Choice Specs
Ability : Infiltrator
Evs: SpAtk 252/Speed 252/HP 4
Nature: Modest

Energy Ball
Shadow Ball

I found that this set had the best coverage and could easily one shot most Pokemon with a Life Orb or Choice Specs

answered Oct 20, 2014 by EvilAngel
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Now I know this sounds a bit strange, but I use a reuniclus with this guy, and I decided to make this set:

Role: trick-room sweeper

evs: 252 sp.atk, 252 sp.def, 4 hp, Quiet (+sp.atk, -spe)

ability: flash-fire

  • shadow ball
  • energy ball
  • hp fighting, or hp bug (which every one your lucky enough to get)
  • fire blast or flamethrower

Right now, my reuniclus has trick room, so if you don't have trick room with some other Pokemon, then make the hidden powers trick room instead.

answered Dec 30, 2014 by PokefanVP
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Chandelure Moveset
Ability : Shadow Tag
EVs : 252 Sp. Att, 252 Sp.
Nature: Timid (-Att +Spe)

Toxic - I usually use Will-O-Wisp because MY Chandelure has a nature that loosens its Defense stat, but I'd choose Toxic, which is great unless you're battling a Steel type, but you're a fire type. Duh.

Flamethrower/Fire Blast - depends what item you'll be using, if you're using an item that boosts you're accuracy, go with Fire Blast, but if you're not use Flamethrower. But these 2 attacks have 2 things in common-High Power, STAB.

Energy Ball - Good Power, High Accuracy, covers Rock, Ground and Ice type weakness.

Hex - High Power when used with Toxic/Will-O-Wisp, High Accuracy, STAB.

answered Mar 16 by ArcaNineTails
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Nature- Modest
Train to have high Speed and Sp. Atk.
Item: King's Rock


  • Shadow Ball- a good Special attack
  • Flamethrower- STAB
  • Substitute- HA HA HA HA HA HA
  • Psychic/Shock Wave/Energy Ball- Diverse Typing = Good.
answered Apr 20 by Cyklon