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Blaziken or Infernape for Offensive Lead?

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For my first playthrough in Pokemon White 2, I am having conflict on whether to choose Blaziken or Infernape as my offensive lead. Can you help?

These are the sets that I have thought of

Infernape (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
EV's: --- / --- / --- (High Speed, High Atk, Little SAtk)
??? Nature (+Spd, -???)
- Mach Punch
- Overheat
- U-turn / Hidden Power Ice
- Stealth Rock / Close Combat

This set has an advantage over Blaziken's set as it has wider coverage and the access to Steal Rocks.

Blaziken (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Speed Boost
EV's: --- / --- / --- (High Atk, Moderate Speed, Low HP/SAtk)
Adamant / ??? Nature (+Atk, -SAtk / +Spd, -???)
- Sky Uppercut / Superpower
- Flamethrower / Blaze Kick
- Work Up / Swords Dance
- Substitute / Hidden Power Ice
So which one do you suggest? List any alternate set in a comment below.

asked Oct 8, 2012 by Enoch.EXE
retagged Jan 9, 2013 by Pokemaster

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Well since its a playthrough Stealth Rocks arnt really a needed. I would go for Blazkien and heres why. With Speed Boost it can make the difference between winning and losing, Infernape is fast but you have to use boost to keep making him faster while Blazkein does it by himself. I would choose Sky Uppercut over Superpower because with that minus defense you wont be living long since you have life orb too. Flamethrower over Blaze Kick. Work Up to boost both you Attack and Special Attack. And Substitute to help you get the Speed Boost. Go with a Nature thats neutral unless you want +Spd, -Defensive nature.

answered Oct 8, 2012 by Pokenubz
selected Dec 14, 2012 by Mewderator
Thankx. I had wanted Blaziken to begin with, but he has coverage issues with Dragon/Flying type, which are common. But I'm going with Speed Boost UBER, er, I meant Speed Boost Blaziken.