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I need to decide what Pokemon to use as a Fighting type. Which Pokemon would you recommend out of these three?


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Go for Mienshao.

Mienshao @Leftovers
Ability - Inner Focus /Regenerator
Jolly Nature - 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP
- Fake Out
- Drain Punch
- Stone Edge / U-Turn
- Swords Dance / Knock Off
Thanks, I just gotta train it up to BE a mienshao.n Uhhgg... this is gonna be a pain.
Reckless High Jump Kick.
Regenerator is better in-game. Reckless is really hard to get.

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Hahaha, I'm going to actually answer this question for an in-game team, like you wanted.

There are many, MANY, differences between an in-game team and a competitive battle. In an in-game team, EVs, IVs, and Natures don't really matter at all. Unlike competitive battling, in-game teams do better with something bulky such as Machamp, since it's inevitable that you are going to take some hits.

So if you are able to trade, go with Machamp. Here's a set you may like:


Machamp @ (Who cares? It's an in-game team. Fist Plate, Leftovers, whatever.)
Ability: No Guard (make sure your Machoke has this ability; if not, catch another one.)
EVs: Just kidding
Nature: Just kidding again
Moves (here's where it gets important):
- Dynamic Punch (FTW)
- Revenge (because it's slow anyway and DPunch lacks PP)
- Earthquake (because it's Earthquake)
- Payback (for ghosts, and maybe Psychics too. Nah, switch out if there's a Psychic type.)

If you can't trade and would like to do something else from the three, pick Mienshao. There's a reason it's in OU. Here's what I suggest:


Mienshao @ (Whatever the heck you want)
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: JK
- High Jump Kick (Powaahhh!)
- Aerial Ace/Acrobatics (Coverage)
- Drain Punch (Maybe your main attacking move)
- Fake Out (Free damage for every battle)

But let's assume for the moment that you're open to new ideas for your team. If I were you, I'd definitely pick Lucario (I have him on my team). This is a really good moveset:

Dat Swag

Lucario @ Lucarionite
Ability: (Who cares?)
EVs: (Who cares?)
Nature: (Who cares?)
- Close Combat
- Earthquake/Bone Rush/Dig
- Aura Sphere
- Shadow Ball

This guy can literally sweep anything. If you want a Fighting-type for your team and are open to suggestions, go with him.

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Being in OU, Mienshao is technically the best of the three, but they all serve different roles.


With access to Reckless+High Jump (130x1.2=156 BP) and U-Turn, it can scout and do some major damage.
Also keep in mind, it's the only one of the three in OU.

Mienshao @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- High Jump Kick
- U-turn
- Knock Off
- Stone Edge


With access to No Guard+Dynamic Punch, you best believe you're going to get that 100BP+STAB+Confusion.
Machamp is in UU.

Machamp @ Assault Vest
Ability: No Guard
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dynamic Punch
- Knock Off
- Stone Edge
- Bullet Punch


Definitely the worst one out of the three.
Despite having great stats even compared to Conkeldurr, it doesnt get access to such key "ingerdients" such as Iron Fist and Mach Punch, Hariyama's movepool is just limited in general.
Also, it's in NU (lawl).

Nevertheless, here's a moveset:
Hariyama @ Flame Orb
Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 128 Def / 128 SpD
Brave Nature
- Fake Out
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Ice Punch

So to answer your question in general, go for Mienshao, that thing is freaking scary.

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Mienshao is also the only pokemon to get Regenarate + Baton Pass/U-turn though, so if High Jump Kick was to fail (horrible times) then you just switch out.
Lol he said in-game team not competitive.  No such thing as choice items/Flame Orb in-game, and many competitive strategies aren't quite as good.
You mean Machamp is in UU not Machoke :P
The tiers aren't right I believe but I still stand by your answers.
Sorry for not picking yours as best answer, they were both good, so yeah. Thanks for the answer, though.