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A suitable Pokemon to counter Talonflame?

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I know this question was asked, but I don't like the answer.

The answer was Tyranitar, but I dont like it because of its vulnerability to many weaknesses. I used it before, and I didn't like it.

I need a Pokemon to withstand moves Brave Bird and Flare Blitz. If you have a good Pokemon to recommend me, please put an answer below. Thanks!

No legendaries btw cause I think its too op and unfair to others in battles

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Rotom-Wash and Heatran are the most staple counters for Talonflame actually, and are widely sought out for just for that (and many other reasons too).

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There are many. But specifically for those two moves and great support, here are some.

Golem

This guy can set up rocks and wear down Talon before it eve gets in. Also a great Pokemon to have, fun to use and overall great. Sure, he may have lots of weaknesses but works great in its tier and for me in Omega Ruby.
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Golem @ Lum Berry/White Herb (So it can't have a status or get taunted before it sets up rocks)
EVs: (252 Hp/252 Atk/4 Def) / (252 Hp/252 Def/4 Atk)
Nature: Adamant / Brave/ Impish/ Relaxed
Ability: Sturdy
-Gyro ball/Iron head
-Rock Slide/Stone Edge
-Stealth Rock
-Fire Punch/Explosion

Another one is:

Onix

Now this may sound crazy, but hard to kill with that defense. Opponent has to switch out cause it can't be killed by Talon. Can also set up rocks and prove to be annoying with that defense.
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Onix @ Leftovers
EVs: (252 Hp/200 Def/56 Atk)
Nature: Impish/Relaxed
Ability: Sturdy
-Stealth Rock
-Gyro Ball
-Psych Up (Talon tends to set up so this helps)
-Earthquake

More?! Gasp

Rhyperior! :D

A personal favorite. Can set up rocks but loses out on that nifty sp.def (Assault Vest) boost and a good tank that can take Talon's STAB attacks and retaliate with a Stone Edge or Rock Slide. Be very careful though, as this thing doesn't have Sturdy.
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Rhyperior @ Assault Vest
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Def/4 Hp
Nature: Adamant/Brave
Ability: Solid Rock
-Fire Punch
-Stone Edge
-Earthquake
-Iron Head/Megahorn

More counters and checks!

Carraosta

This thing resists Flare Blitz x4 so not a problem at all. With that sort of defense, it should be able to take any physical hits you throw at it. Access to Sturdy, Weakness Policy and SHell Smash is kind of unfair in a way. Make sure it doesn't die before Talon though.
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Carracosta @ Weakness Policy
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Hp
Nature: Jolly/Adamant
Ability: Sturdy
-Shell Smash
-Aqua Jet
-Stone Edge/Rock Slide
-Earthquake/Knock Off

STILL EDITING IN MORE

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Onix NEEDS either Stone Edge or Rock Slide in order to do anything to Talon, and is frankly better than Gyro Ball. Also, Eviolite is another item to consider, beefing up that rediculous Defense even more.
Thanks for the suggestions! I might consider them as well, the more the better!
These are all 4x weak to grass.
Not to mention they all suck quite a lot in competitive lol.
And there slow as hell
one thing, trick room mega slowbrow. get wreaked
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avalugg with head smash. unkillable by physical attackers

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Head Smash does recoil. but it is 4x effective on Talonflame. Avalugg is an Ice-type, Fire-type moves are SE and Avalugg is very slow. Even if Avalugg's Defense is very high, Talonflame could switch out to a Sp.Attack Lucario and OHKO with a STAB move. Delphox could also easily check this, but if you use Surf, it could be deadly.
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You can try Mega Diancie. It can counter both Talonflame (resists Flare Blitz and Brave Bird, 4x Diamond Storm) and Mega Sableye (bounces Taunt) which is quite useful since they are bith quite common.

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cool! Thanks for the suggestion!