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Strike (Special) Tier 2
Analysis by Svidrigailov

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Ghost
Weak Vs Rock
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential
Gender Female

Pokemon Description

Being consumed in Chandelure’s flame burns up the spirit, leaving the body behind.

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Stats

HP 82
ATK 4
DEF 8
Sp. ATK 18
Sp. DEF 11
Speed 14
HP 448
ATK 111
DEF 102
Sp. ATK 346
Sp. DEF 143
Speed 216
Bulk 407

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

     Chandelure is a powerful single target Special striker who is unfortunately outclassed by other powerful offensive pairs like Houndoom and Pidgeot both in terms of damage and versatility. Despite a complete lack of access to AoE options, Chandelure is still out damaged by many of its counterparts. However, while there are better options for almost any team that would consider making use of Chandelure, if for whatever reason they are unavailable Chandelure’s powerful moveset and above average stats allow it to function as a perfectly respectable striker on any team looking for lots of single target damage with minimal setup.

Strengths

Incredible Boosting Moves

     Chandelure has access to some of the most powerful boosting moves in the game in “X Spatk” and its incredible unique move “A Tale Of Triumph!”. X Sp.Atk is a powerful move on any Special Striker because it allows them to quickly boost their own damage output without the need of a support. The real star of Chandelure’s moveset, however, is “A Tale Of Triumph!”, through which Chandelure is easily able to fix the two biggest weaknesses,with it's stats bulk and Speed. The huge amount of Speed it grants lets Chandelure take its Speed from below average to more than passable, and the sizable boost to Evasion gives Chandelure an impressive amount of survivability for a Striker.

Weaknesses

Lacks AoE:

     While other powerful Special Strikers like Houndoom and Alolan Raichu have access to devastating AoE attacks that allow them to end games in seconds given proper support, Chandelure has to be content with dealing its considerable amounts of damage to one opponent at a time. This is especially problematic considering Chandelure’s poor bulk, which pushes it towards ending games before stage bosses can pull of their Sync Moves.

No Unique Qualities:

     The biggest thing holding Chandelure back as a Striker is its complete lack of anything to set it apart from other powerful offensive pairs. While it does have an incredible boosting move in “A Tale Of Triumph!”, it only serves to patch up Chandelure’s poor base stats, not push them over the edge like the unique moves of more potent Strikers (e.g  Lycanroc-Midnight and Pidgeot). 

Team Synergy

     Chandelure’s setup moves cover its weaknesses nicely and allow it to function on a wide variety of teams and with nearly any support, but it particularly appreciates pairs who can boost its Special attack or Speed like Serperior and Samurott. 


 

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Moves

Type Ghost
Category
Power
38 / 45
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Its power is doubled if the target is affected by a status condition.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Ghost
Category
Power
99 / 118
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a small chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.
Move Unlock Requirements
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Drastically raises the user’s Speed. Sharply raises the user’s evasiveness. Leaves the user burned.

Sync Move

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

No additional effect.

Passive Skills

Unhindered

When the Pokémon uses a move to attack, ignores the damage-reducing effects on the opponent’s field of play.