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Fire punch or flamethrower for emboar?

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Here are his stats
Sp attack:123
sp defense:86

Please I need help
also justify why you think which move is better

asked Oct 18, 2012 by Generekt
reshown Oct 19, 2012 by trachy

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Okay, I ran some calculations:

Fire Punch:

  • 0Atk lvl 50 Emboar (Neutral) Fire Punch vs 0HP/0Def Mew (Neutral): 7% - 9% (25 - 31 HP). Guaranteed 14HKO.


  • 12SpAtk lvl 50 Emboar (Neutral) Flamethrower vs 0HP/0SpDef Mew (Neutral): 8% - 9% (28 - 34 HP). Guaranteed 13HKO.

From these calcs, Flamethrower gives more damage. I tested them on a Mew, which has equal defensive stats. Emboar, at Level 50, has 143 Atk, which is why I used Level 50. The Level doesn't matter much here; I was aiming for your attack stat. Emboar's Special Attack reaches 120, so I added 12 EVs to make it 123, like your Emboar. Emboar's Flamethrower ends up doing a bit more due to the extra power it offers.

In conclusion, Flamethrower will do more. But I highly recommend that you use Fire Punch over Flamethrower, as Emboar's attack will increase quite fast due to its high base attack. Fire Punch also has more reliability.

answered Oct 18, 2012 by Mewderator
selected Nov 10, 2012 by Generekt
Thank you I will use flamethrower for now and change to fire punch when the attack gets higher :)