The Pokemon of the week is Flareon. Flareon was released in Generation 1 (Kanto Region). It is the fire evolution to the pokemon Eevee. Eevee will evolve into Flareon when given a Fire Stone. In Kanto, there were 2 other eeveelutions released along with Flareon. They are Vaporeon and Jolteon. However, we’ll go in depth with those guys later! Flareon is number #136 in the National Pokedex and is known as the Flame Pokemon. The “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” Pokedex entries state that Flareon’s fluffy fur has a functional purpose; it releases heat into the air so that its body does not get excessively hot. This Pokemon’s body temperature can rise to a maximum of 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Flareon has an amazing attack and speed stat. Its attack is base 130 and speed of 110. Its special attack isn’t far behind either. With a base of 95 Special Attack, this Pokemon could be both Physical and Special. Choice Banded Flareon is a beast, and with the moveset of Superpower, Flare Blitz, Double-Edge, and Quick Attack it becomes amazingly powerful. This set has an Adamant nature with the E.V spread of 252 Attack/4 Defense/ 252 Speed. Either one of the abilities are fine but Flash Fire might come in handy more. This set is in the PU tier so if you’re a PU battler, try out Flareon!

Flare Blitz is Flareon’s strongest STAB move. It gives it the power that can 2HKO any Pokemon, as long as it isn’t resisted! However, recoil is a thing, but its worth it! This thing is fast and hits like a truck. I love Flareon for both its design and offensive purposes. You should try it out and see if you like it too.