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I am planning for a fighting type, these come to my mind. I just have Oshowatt and Pansear now. Which of them shall I choose?


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- Quite bulky, with 120/85/85 defensive stats
- Very good Attack stat
- Solid Ability with Guts
- Can be found early on
- STAB attacks super effective against Lenora, Brycen, Grimsley, part of N's and Ghtesis' teams, and random trainers
- Horribly slow
- It doesn't get all that many great moves

- Very good Abilities in Shed Skin and Moxie
- Has an impressive 90 base Attack, only 10 points fewer than Throh
- Decent 65/115/115 defenses
- Slow, but not as slow as Throh
- STAB attacks super effective against Brycen, Caitlin, Shauntal, Grimsley, part of N's and Ghetsis' team, and random trainers
- Learns great moves early on
- It can be found a Gym or two after Throh
- Doesn't get truly good until later in the game

Use Throh until you can get a Scraggy. Throh can deal effectively with Lenora and other general trainers, but Scrafty is far superior in the long run, due to it crushing more of the later Gym and Elite 4 battles.

Throh @ anything
Ability: Guts
- Vital Throw
- Revenge
- Focus Energy
- (filler)

Scrafty @ Leftovers
Ability: Moxie / Shed Skin
- Hi Jump Kick
- Crunch
- ThunderPunch
- Dragon Claw

Hope I helped!

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I don't think it's a good idea to catch a Pokemon and then use it for only 1 or 2 gyms. That wastes a lot of experience. Just use some other Pokemon for Lenora, even if it can't learn any fighting attacks.
Thanks Blade!

@sumwun, in my previous playthroughs, I did the same with pan monkeys, since it is difficult to beat the first gym w/o them, and it is kinda bad (my opinion) in a long run. However I get Lucky Egg from Juniper... so experience wouldn't matter much in this game.
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I think scrafty because of his far better movepool and of cource the renowed ability moxie
if you are having dout so you could check the links from here for scrafty and here for Throh for if you want to compare their stats . Yes its true that throh has little better offensive and defensiveand comes handy in second gym and is found before second gym but scrafty has better typing and has better defence and special defence and bulk up is there to improve its attack and defence