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Is this a good competitive Houndoom?

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Houndoom (M) @ ???
Trait: Early Bird
Serious Nature
Evs: 200 Sp.Atk/ 182 Spd

  • Flamethrower (STAB)
  • Nasty Plot (Sharply increase Sp.Atk)
  • Dark Pulse (STAB)
  • Solarbeam (Coverage against water,rock,ground)

It has Solarbeam due to the fact that it is going to participate in my Sunny Day Team

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1. Flash Fire would be better.
2. There are 126 EVs unaccounted for.
*face desks* people there called abilitys not traits

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I have a few suggestions. :)

  • I would go Fire Blast > Flamethrower for the extra wall breaking power.
  • The EV spread is not complete. New spread: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
  • Neutral Natures are never good. I would go Timid in this situation for the extra speed.
  • The ability/trait should be Flash Fire to get the boost when the foe uses a fire type move which can be devastating for the opponent.
  • A good item would be Life Orb to boost the power.

Hope this helps a bit.

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Thanks, I didnt want to breed it because this was actually a trade I made with a friend.