Charizard included. It's main problem is it's glaring double weakness to Stealth Rock. So, use Rapid Spin. Problem solved. Otherwise, I have no idea when 109 SpAtt and 100 Speed became "weak." Also, it has access to Flamethrower/Fire Blast/Heat Wave, and Air Slash as dual STABs, as well as Focus Blast and SolarBeam.
It makes a great Sunny Day Pokemon with Fire attacks being increased, SolarBeam, and Solar Power. And if you're so worried about damaging yourself with Solar Power, well, I hope you never used a Life Orb because that does the EXACT SAME THING.
Totally agree with you. Though I don't play competitively, I wander into Pokemon Online for fun sometimes, and there I have a great Ninetales, Charizard, Espeon, Venusaur combo. Espeon is great for bouncing away stealth rock, sweeping, and baton passing Calm Minds to Venusaur or Charizard.
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