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I have 2 infernape sets, but which ones the best?

Infernape 1

[email protected] Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Jolly
Evs:252 Spd, 252 Atk, 4 Def
-Thunder Punch
-Airial Ace
-Earthquake
-Close Combat

Infernape 2

[email protected] Orb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Spd, 252 Atk, 4 Def
-Close Combat
-Flare Blitz
-Earthquake
-Mach Punch

infernape 1 has the best type coverage, but infernape 2 has fire STAB and priority. Which is best?

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I would recommend Infernape #1 because Thunder Punch's power is increased by 20% with iron fist, that combined with the Life Orb will deal a high level of damage towards Water and Flying types covering two weaknesses that Infernape has. As for STAB, it still has Close Combat.

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Towards water typeesss
Sorry, didn't realize the typo until now, just fixed it after you pointed it out.
Infernape #1 is generally better, for the reasons explained in this answer. However, if you would be willing to replace aerial ace with flare blitz, you could have Dual STABs and the amazing coverage of 179 normally effective and 599 (every other Pokemon!) super effective. This could be done with a simple trip to the move relearner.
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I would use the first set, mainly because of Iron Fist. But I also have some changes for the set:

First off, Infernape has no Fire STAB, which you'll need to take down some bulky Pokemon. So for the fire move I would replace Aerial Ace with Flare Blitz, for hitting super hard.

Now, after that's out of the way, you're gonna need some priority. So I would replace Earthquake with either Fake Out or Mach Punch. It's up to you. Either a fast attack that can cause flinching or a STAB Priority move boosted by Iron fist for revenge killing.

The final set:

Infernape @Life Orb
Trait: Iron Fist
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
- Thunderpunch
- Flare Blitz
- Mach Punch/Fake Out
- Close Combat

Hope I helped!

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