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Charizard or Blaziken?

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So, I have finally beat Red and now I need to choose a water and fire starter from Oak and Steven. I'm stuck between Charmander and Torchic. I love both of them even though they're really overrated, so I just wanna know which is more reliable. Please tell the pros and cons between them, like stats or movepools. A moveset is appreciated as well :)
Thanks.

asked Jun 13, 2013 by Lugia's Song

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They both are good Pokemon, but I choose charizard because blaziken is not nearly as good without the DW ability speed boost.

Charizard Pros:
- Great movepool
Some moves are:
Outrage
Thunder punch
Iron tail
Shadow claw
Air slash
Flare blitz
Heat wave
Dragon pulse
(Not including TMs)
- Slightly higher defenses
- IT'S A FREAKING DRAGON!!

Cons:
- Stealth rock weakness
- Not quite as effective running mixed sets

Now for blaziken.

Pros:
- No stealth rock weakness
- Runs a good mixed set
- Higher both attacks

Cons:
- Pretty shallow movepool
- Lower speed
- No DW speed boost

So my recommended moveset for charizard is:

Charizard @ Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
- Air Slash
- Roost

Hope I helped :)

answered Jun 13, 2013 by JarJar~
selected Jun 13, 2013 by Lugia's Song
I would agree with you.
Sweet! Thanks a lot. I'm definetly going with Charizard :D
Glad I helped!