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So I've got the event Emboar, and I'm planning on breeding it keeping, if possible, the HA and Nature (which I'm trying to get, but it's going to be Jolly).

Although I'll like to know, for a Jolly Reckless Emboar, what move is better:

Flame Charge, which will boost the speed for six turns (plus the jolly nature), which is a godsend considering the low stat that Emboar has


Flare Blitz, which will get boosted by Reckless, but it will also increment the recoil damage Emboar will sustain, which is 1/3 of the damage inflicted, which I doubt can be softened by a Leftover / Shell Bell.

What do you guys suggest ?


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Flare Blitz all the way.

Why? Because it gets an insane damage boost from Reckless, and since Emboar is so frail it is not likely to survive long anyways. Flame Charge probably won't help his Speed until it's been used twice, and it's weak as heck. Only use FLame Charge if you have another Fire STAB. Also, Shell
Bell + recoil move is actually quite effective; I use it on my BLaziken all the time. What you want is a few high power recoil attacks (which I assume are Flare Blitz and Head Smash) and at least one high power non-recoil attack, such as Hammer Arm or Stone Edge. My Blaziken currently knows Protect / Earthquake / High Jump Kick / Flare Blitz. Earthqauke is my high-damage move that will heal with Shell Bell, while Flare Blitz is my recoil (HJK is kind of in between the two).

If you're still uncomfortable with the whole HP loss thing, consider having a Wish passer. Two good ones are Vaporeon and Togekiss.

[email protected] Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Wish
- Protect
- Ice Beam

Vaporeon can switch into Water attacks aimed at Emboar, thus restoring HP. Wish can be passed to Emboar effortlessly, as long as your opponent doesn't predict his switch.

[email protected] Leftovers/Sitrus Berry
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Spe / 56 SpA
Timid Nature
- Air Slash
- Wish
- Protect
- Thunder Wave

Togekiss can switch into predicted Earthquakes, which Emboar can't handle. Togekiss is useful for Wish passing, but it has lower HP than Vaporeon. The upside is not having to go through a complicated breeding process to get Wish, unlike Vaporeon.

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Excellent answer Astro!
Really fast too!
Do you think that the pokemon you suggested would also work in a double battle, with Emboar as the partner?
Would the moveset change?
For Doubles, I would suggest Gastrodon.

[email protected] Lefotovers/Sirus Berry/Rindo Berry
Ability: Storm Drain
EVs: 216 HP / 252 Def / 40 SpA
- Earth Power
- Scald
- Recover
- Protect/Toxic

Storm Drain redirects all Water attacks bar Surf aimed at Emboar. His only weakness, Grass, is taken care of by Flare Blitz. It can use Toxic to cripple and deal chip damage so that Emboar can do his thing easier. Scald eliminates Ground types. If you want a partner who can heal Emboar, try Slowbro:

[email protected] Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator/Own Tempo
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Slack Off
- Heal Pulse
- Protect/Psyshock/Toxic/Thunder Wave

Basically the same as Gastrodon, but with the ability to heal Emboar with Heal Pulse and assist his sweeping ability with Thunder Wave.
I've never used a Gastrodon, it sounds interesting.
Thanks a lot Astro, I appreciate the help!
Anytime Torym :)