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Support Tier 3
Analysis by Svidrigailov

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Fire
Weak Vs Water
Role Support
Base Potential
Gender Male

Pokemon Description

Torchic sticks with its Trainer, following behind with unsteady steps. This Pokémon breathes fire of over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, including fireballs that leave the foe scorched black.

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Stats

3★
4★
5★
HP 90
ATK 13
DEF 12
Sp. ATK 11
Sp. DEF 12
Speed 19
HP 566
ATK 178
DEF 163
Sp. ATK 174
Sp. DEF 163
Speed 312
Bulk 531

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Torchic is a fairly powerful support with a very general toolkit that can be effectively used on nearly any team. Being one of the most useful free pairs the game gives you, Torchic is both an easily accessible and effective support that will work for you no matter what other pairs you have. However, despite its versatility, it suffers from a lack of specialization, and is seldom the optimal choice for a specific team composition.

Strengths

Versatile Moveset: 

While Torchic’s capacity for buffing both Atk and Sp.Atk mean one or the other will often be wasted on Strikers who can only use one or the other, it also means that any team can benefit from Torchic’s buffs. On top of this, "Blazing Hope!"’s buff to Critical Hit Rate is a powerful tool for any team to have access to, and because it also boosts Sp.Atk, it can still be a massive time saver on teams that already have a Dire Hit All+ user for their Crit. buffs.

Weaknesses

Master Of None:

Being able to buff both Attack types to +4 and Critical Chance to +2, Torchic offers a wide selection of buffs that can benefit many teams, that being said, most can only really take advantage of some aspects.. Doing so many different things means Torchic misses out on the sheer power of a move like Dire Hit All+ or a secondary ability like refilling the Move Gauge or healing its teammates, things Torchic’s competition (e.g Serperior and Swanna) provide ample amounts of. 

Underwhelming Stats:

While by no means a frail Pair, Torchic struggles to match the bulk of other free support pairs like Serperior or Stoutland, which makes it a poor choice as a team’s only support. This hurts its all-important versatility by making it require another support to be an effective wall for a Striker. 

Team Synergy

Torchic can be used in a variety of compositions, but tends to be most effective when used with specific types of pairs. Other supports who can increase the team’s Critical Hit Rate like Meditite can be combined with Torchic to give the striker 100% Crit. Chance. Additionally, mixed attackers like Sceptile or Solgaleo who can take advantage of both sides of Torchic’s buffs make up the strikers who can benefit most from Torchic’s set of skills. 

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Moves

Type Fire
Category
Power
30 / 36
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Raises the user’s Speed.
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target All allies
Uses 2
Sharply raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs.
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target All allies
Uses 2
Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs and sharply raises their Sp. Atk.
Type Fire
Category
Power
47 / 56
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a very small chance of leaving the target burned.

Sync Move

Type Fire
Category
Power
200 / 240
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

No additional effect.

Passive Skills

Haste

Speed cannot be lowered.