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What would make Flareon playable...

#1kitsunesdPosted 12/2/2012 3:40:33 PM
Flareon has basically been shafted every new generation with his tiny movepool. What would it take to make him useable in the metagame... Maybe if he just had Arcanine's movepool he'd be a little bit better? Maybe a different dream world ability? Could be fun if he got Huge Power... nearly 800 attack all the time with maxed ev's + positive boosting nature...would that do it? I know this will probably never happen, but what would you do to make him actually good?
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#2kuwab0Posted 12/2/2012 3:41:31 PM
If it was faster.
#3kabigon20Posted 12/2/2012 3:41:56 PM
He needs to have his base stats redone. And he needs a strong stab move.
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#4CharizardFirePosted 12/2/2012 3:42:00 PM
Give it access to Technician and a physical Fire-type priority move
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#5FuneralCakePosted 12/2/2012 3:42:41 PM
It needs better stats and better moves. The entire Eevee family could benefit from the same thing, but a few of them are obviously good enough as they are right now.
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#6KyrieIrvingPosted 12/2/2012 3:42:59 PM
Make his ability Contrary. Then give him Spore and V-Create.
#7TehTrumpCardPosted 12/2/2012 3:43:00 PM
Give him Flare Blitz or swap his Atk with his Sp.Atk.
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#8Missingno_MastrPosted 12/2/2012 3:43:19 PM
A few minor adjustments to its movepool are in order. Agility, Blaze Kick, Shadow Claw, and Close Combat sounds about right.
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#9trutenorPosted 12/2/2012 3:51:19 PM
Flareon has Flame Charge to take care of speed issues, but it still needs an additonal reliable physical Fire STAB and other moves.
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#10Adam_AcePosted 12/2/2012 3:54:00 PM
Essentially his ownly downfall is his poor movepool matched up to an amazing attack stat. If he had flare blitz he would ruin defenses but his speed is also low.

While were on that I also think Sudowoodo deserves head smash.