Pokémon GO Cyndaquil, Quilava and Typhlosion Max CP, Stats and Moves

Cyndaquil, Quilava and Typhlosion

Halt and Catch Fire

It’s often the case that Starter Pokémon create fanboys and we all know how vocal and irritating Cyndaquil fanboys can be. Unfortunately, there is not much to fantasize about the Cyndaquil Poké family in Pokémon GO.

As you’ll see in the breakdown below, Typhlosion is a far cry from the Top Tier, trailing far behind Flareon, Arcanine and Charizard. There’s plenty of reasons why, and majority of them relate to subpar moves and weird stat distribution.

We do not hide our disappointment as the writer of this guide is also a Cyndaquil/Typhlosion fanboy.

Cyndaquil, Quilava and Typhlosion Max CP and Stats

Cyndaquil family is notorious for having high Attack values and measly Defense, so it’s no surprise this hasn’t changed in Pokémon GO. Although Typhlosion has similar Max CP to Charizard, it’s uneven, Attack heavy stat distribution makes it significantly weaker in long running Gym battles.

Given the stat distribution and potential movesets, Typhlosion is a really bad Gym Defender, but could be useful in Gym Offense. The later will only be useful if you encounter Grass types in Gyms.

Overall, decent MAX CP and Attack heavy stat distribution make the entire family and especially Typhlosion a flame wielding glass canon. It can deal damage, but if you get hit, you’re going down.

# Sprite Name MAX CP ATK STA DEF Total
155 Cyndaquil
FIRE
831 116 78 29 290
156 Quilava
FIRE
1484 158 116 39 403
157 Typhlosion
FIRE
2686 223 156 53 555

Typhlosion Best Moves and movesets

If you take a look at the moves table below, you know that this is going to be a wild ride. Typhlosion, a fire breathing badger, has the weirdest and most conflicting move pool we’ve seen in ages.

Not only one of it’s quick moves is Shadow Claw GHOST, but one of it’s charge moves is Solar Beam, which is a GRASS type move. That’s just crazy, as none benefit from STAB and Solar Beam is completely opposite type to Fire.

If you apply some maths to that, you soon realise that your Typhlosion has measly 16.67% chance to get Ember/Overheat and additional 16.67% chance to get Shadow Claw/Overheat. In other words, you’ve got only 33% chance that your Typhlosion is going to be useful to some extent.

That’s the main reason why Typhlosion ranks so low when compared to Flareon, Arcanine and Charizard.

155 CyndaquilFIRE EMBER10FLAMETHROWER70

Move Type Power DPS STAB DPS
EmberFIRE FlamethrowerFIRE 10/70 20.90 26.15
TackleNORMAL FlamethrowerFIRE 5/70 20.90 24.90
EmberFIRE Flame chargeFIRE 10/70 14.20 17.75
EmberFIRE SwiftNORMAL 10/60 15.70 16.95
TackleNORMAL Flame chargeFIRE 5/70 14.20 16.50
TackleNORMAL SwiftNORMAL 5/60 15.70 15.70
156 QuilavaFIRE EMBER10FLAMETHROWER70

Move Type Power DPS STAB DPS
EmberFIRE FlamethrowerFIRE 10/70 20.90 26.15
TackleNORMAL FlamethrowerFIRE 5/70 20.90 24.90
EmberFIRE Flame chargeFIRE 10/70 14.20 17.75
EmberFIRE DigGROUND 10/100 15.65 16.90
TackleNORMAL Flame chargeFIRE 5/70 14.20 16.50
TackleNORMAL DigGROUND 5/100 15.65 15.65
157 TyphlosionFIRE SHADOW CLAW9OVERHEAT160

Move Type Power DPS STAB DPS
Shadow clawGHOST OverheatFIRE 9/160 26.45 31.45
EmberFIRE OverheatFIRE 10/160 25.00 31.25
Shadow clawGHOST Fire blastFIRE 9/140 23.10 27.30
EmberFIRE Fire blastFIRE 10/140 21.65 27.10
Shadow clawGHOST Solar beamGRASS 9/180 24.80 24.80
EmberFIRE Solar beamGRASS 10/180 23.35 24.60

Closing Words

We are very, very sad to see Typhlosion end up in this state in Pokémon GO. With a better move pool and a bit of stat tweaking, Typhlosion could be at least 20-25% better performer in Gyms.