#1 Edited by Chemystery (218 posts) -

I was just curious if any bothered evolving a Flareon to see if they finally gave it some decent moves. I'm trying to get to it now but it's taking me a while.

#2 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11588 posts) -

According to Serebii, Flareon still seems pretty limited in its moveset.

#3 Edited by SpaceBoat (173 posts) -

Serebii says Flareon learns Flare Blitz now, which I think is pretty significant.

#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

Like SpaceBoat said, he learns Flare Blitz now, which always seemed like a no brainer. It's one of the only decent physical fire moves. Though I'm quite certain he doesn't have the bulk to pull it off. He still doesn't have shit for coverage, though people haven't discovered egg moves yet so that might change things. Most of Eevee's evolutions have limited movepools.

#5 Posted by SpaceBoat (173 posts) -

Flareon has pretty good special defense, but I don't think it has the speed to pull off much, even with Flare Blitz. You're right about it's other defensive stats though. I don't think it will last long either way, with such low HP.

But hey, if you're a fan of Flareon, or want to use one in the single player, as least it has a STAB attack that uses its (much higher) attack stat. Something that isn't just Flame Charge.

#6 Posted by Chemystery (218 posts) -

According to Serebii, Flareon still seems pretty limited in its moveset.

Ack. I didn't even think to actually check. Thanks to everyone for all the useful advice!