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Rating: 3.10

Date Reviewed: 05.30.08

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



Japanese name: バシャーモ (Bashamo).

# 450.

Blaze Pokémon.

Type: Fire / Fighting.

Ability: Blaze: When HP is below 1/3, Fire type attacks power increases 50%.

Height: 6’3’’.

Weight: 114.6 lbs.

Locations: Evolve Combusken (All versions).


Base stats:

            HP: 80

            Attack: 120

            Defense: 70

            Special attack: 110

            Special defense: 70

            Speed: 80


Pokédex Data:

Flames spout from its wrists, enveloping its knuckles. Its punches scorch its foes.


Our new format is finally ready and I was thinking about a good Pokémon to be the first one to try it out. I always wanted to review Blaziken but it was already done when I started doing these reviews. Now that a couple years have passed and a new generation is here, it is a great opportunity for me to review one of my favorite Pokémon ever.


As we all might know so far, Blaziken has an excellent attack and it even has a pretty solid special attack (unfortunately we won’t be using this that much). Unfortunately its speed is not as good as Infernape, but it is still a good Pokémon with a little help. That’s why we’re here, right?


From now on, each moveset will have a specific name, so you can locate and analyze each one and don’t get confused. It will also follow the next format:


Moveset name.

Pokémon name@Item.





Let’s get started…


Choice bander.

Blaziken@Choice Band / Choice Scarf.
Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).
EV’s: 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 6 HP
- Flare Blitz
- Thunderpunch
- Sky Uppercut
- Shadow Claw / Night Slash


This one is pure power. You definitely want to reserve your last move for those psychic types out there. It is a good match opener and an excellent choice bander. Its weakness is probably its lack of speed so be careful.



Blaziken@Salac Berry.
Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
EV’s: 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 6 HP
- Endure / Substitute
- Fire Punch. / Blaze kick
- Swords dance / Focus punch / Agility.
- Reversal


Substitute it’s a little easier to use. If it doesn’t break use swords dance or focus punch. When your berry finally activates, use reversal. Agility is also a great move, boosting your speed is great for this set.


Alternate Reversal.

Blaziken@Salac Berry.
Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
EV’s: 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 6 HP
- Reversal
- Fire Punch / Blaze kick.
- Rock Slide / Thuderpunch.
- Endure


Hit and endure when you are about to die (this requires some guessing abilities), then let salac berry activate and use reversal. You’ll be fast and hit hard. Use rock slide for flying types of thunderpunch for water types.




It is a great Pokémon. Unfortunately Infernape is better mainly because it is faster. Blaziken has some moves Infernape is unable to learn (like baton pass and agility), so let’s say it requires some more skills if you want to use it properly and effectively.



Water types like Milotic and Gyarados are great countering Blaziken. Hippowdon is great countering the reversal set because of sand stream.


Bottom line.

This new format is all thanks to you and your suggestions. Hope you like it, thanks to those who helped with ideas and feedback, keep them coming so we can be better. Thank you all…





Hope you enjoyed.



Remember you can contact me at reeve.ryu@gmail.com Thanks for all your suggestions and comments. I try to answer as soon as possible =)


Airknight Sorry to be a little late here. Today's Pokemon is Blaziken. To make things quick for me, look at Reeve's review for the base stats and typing, and the other random stuff.

So, what does Blaziken do best?

Choice Scarf.

Blaziken @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk / -Sp.Atk) or Lonely (+Atk / - Defense)
EV's: [252 Attack][252 Speed][6 Hp]
~Sky Uppercut
~Flare Blitz / Fire Blast
~Stone Edge
~Thunderpunch / Brave Bird

Pretty awesome set. Sky Uppercut is his best Fighting move, but he wishes he had Close Combat. If you're going for an all out attacker, go with an Adamant nature, however, if you want to score an easy OHKO on Skarmory, Forretress, and Tangrowth without even needing any Sp. Atk EV's, go with a Lonely (or Naughty) nature and use Fire Blast. Stone Edge is required to combat the Dragons, while the final moveslot is up to you. If you don't mind breeding in Emerald, then Thunderpunch is superior in every way, hitting Gyarados and the other Bulky waters hard. Brave Bird is a decent move, but all it can really do that the other moves can't is hit Fighting types.

You can give this set a +Speed Nature and slap a Choice Band on there for more power, but Blaziken is too slow to use that effectively if you ask me.


Blaziken @ Salac Berry
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Jolly (+Speed / -Sp.Atk)
EV's: [252 Atk][252 Speed][6 Hp]
~Endure / Substitute
~Blaze Kick
~Swords Dance

You'll want to go Jolly here, even with the Salac Berry, to avoid and Scarf'ers ruining your fun. Blaze Kick (or Fire Punch, if you want accuracy) will be trememdously strong at 1 HP thanks to Stab and Blaze. Getting to that 1 HP is up to you, Endure a hit or Sub down.


Blaziken @ Focus Sash / Life Orb / Leftovers
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Rash (+Sp. Atk / -Sp.Def) or Mild (+Sp.Atk / -Def)
EV's: [252 Sp. Atk][252 Speed][6 Hp]
~Hidden Power: Ice / Grass
~Baton Pass / Sky Uppercut

Incredibly simple set. If you want to Baton Pass instead of Sky Uppercut, go with a Modest nature and use the Focus Sash. Whichever Hidden Power is used is used for type coverage. If you want to go with a Mixed Sweeper, then use Life Orb with Sky Uppercut.


Sandstorm and Hail ruins the Reversal set. Swampert doesn't take much damage unless Blaziken is packing Hidden Power Grass. Salamence can come in and Intimidate Blaziken easily if it's not packing HP: Ice. Blaziken can't do much to Hippowdon or Donphan, either.

His speed is what stops him from being as good as Infernape, so the only time you'll choose Blaziken over Infernape is if you're playing in the BL tier.



Could be awesome if used right.

Have a great week.

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