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Strike (Physical) Tier 2
Analysis by Svidrigailov
Other Forms

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Fire
Weak Vs Water
Role Strike (Physical)
Base Potential
Gender Female

Pokemon Description

It can throw a fire punch by setting its fists on fire with its fiery chin. It cares deeply about its friends.

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Stats

HP 125
ATK 36
DEF 21
Sp. ATK 24
Sp. DEF 23
Speed 19
HP 758
ATK 317
DEF 85
Sp. ATK 127
Sp. DEF 87
Speed 135
Bulk 447

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Emboar is the game’s premier Fire Type Striker and combined with its ability to function without a Support or Critical Hit Rate Buff, it fits a powerful niche in Co-op.

Additionally, the fact that it can Buff itself up without increasing its Critical Hit Rate allows it to benefit greatly from Dire Hit All+ users like Dusclops. This, in turn, lets it compete as a powerful single-player Striker as well, although it doesn’t have the staying power of something like Pinsir or Pidgeot

Overall, Emboar is a powerful and flexible Pair well worth the investment for anyone looking for an all-purpose Striker.

Strengths

Quick Setup

Emboar’s ability to quickly Buff itself into damage-dealing range without needing a mega evolution makes it a great Pair for Co-op, where you can send it in at any time and start attacking. 

This also grants it a powerful niche in single-player, where it can start dealing Damage nearly immediately without having to go through the long Buffing cycles many other powerful single-player Pairs require.

Powerful Without Crit

Due to the addition of Co-op bosses that are immune to Critical Hits and are strong enough to require Teams with other types of Buffs, the value of Strikers like Emboar, who can reach impressive amounts of Damage through Attack Buffs and powerful Moves by themselves, has increased massively.

Weaknesses

Heavy Recoil

While 25% Damage Recoil from Flare Blitz might not seem like much at first to a Pair with as much as Health as Emboar, the massive amount of Damage Emboar is capable of means it will wear itself down very quickly. 

First Aid Ability and Potions can help to alleviate this, but it’s still a major issue, especially in single-player, where Emboar may not deal enough Damage to win as the only Striker on a Team before it knocks itself out.
 

Team Synergy

While Emboar’s capacity to Buff its own Attack stat makes attempting to Boost it further through Support Pairs almost entirely pointless (although it does allow you to only use Flame Charge once or twice and still reach plus six attack), Emboar greatly appreciates support from Pairs like Oshawott, who can Buff its Speed stat, or Dusclops, who can boost its Critical Hit Rate to plus three while simultaneously replenishing the Move Gauge. 

If these Pairs are unavailable, Swanna or any other Support that offers some combination of Healing, Move Gauge replenishment, and Buffs to Speed, Attack, or Critical Hit Rate make good replacements.

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Moves

Type Fire
Category
Power
30 / 36
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Raises the user’s Speed.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target An ally
Effect Tag Heals
Uses 2
Restores a bit of an ally’s HP.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Fire
Category
Power
123 / 147
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Effect Tag Recoil
Cost
Unfreezes the user. The user also takes 25% of the damage it dealt to the target. Has a very small chance of leaving the target burned.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
If the user’s Speed has been raised, raises the user’s Attack by double the amount its Speed has been raised.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default

Sync Move

Type Fire
Category
Power
250 / 300
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

No additional effect.

Passive Skills

Antitoxin

Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned or badly poisoned.

First Aid 4

Restores a bit of the Pokémon’s HP once during battle when the Pokémon is in a pinch.