Blaziken, Combusken and Torchic

pokemon go blaziken

Pokemon GO Blaziken (max CP 2631) evolves from a Pokemon GO Combusken and a Pokemon GO Torchic. Its best moveset is Counter with Focus Blast. Torchic is a Generation 3 starter Pokemon.

Blaziken has interesting dual fire and fighting typing which makes him take neutral damage from fairy moves (bane of many previously introduced Fighting types). However, as a Fire type, Blaziken is outclassed by several older and new Pokemon families.

Blaziken has low Defense (141) and mediocre Stamina (160), which makes you depend on dodge to survive a battle. In other words, using Blaziken requires snappy dodges and fast counter attacks.

Blaziken, Combusken and Torchic
# Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF STA MAX CP
255 Torchic
fire
130 92 90 959
256 Combusken
fire fighting
163 115 120 1472
257 Blaziken
fire fighting
240 141 160 2631

Blaziken in the Pokemon GO meta game

Blaziken is a strong addition in Gen III, especially in Blissey match ups. Although it is  easily outclassed by Moltres, Entei and Flareon as a Fire type in terms of DPS, as a fighting type, it has a particular niche where it outclasses both Machamp and Hariyama: Blissey encounters!

Blaziken takes neutral damage from Fairy type moves, which means it can sustain itself longer and deal more damage. However, it is still required to dodge a lot of charged moves in order to have a successful fight.

P.S. At the beginning of Gen III, Blaziken had Stone Edge instead of Focus Blast, which made no sense at all and made Blaziken the weakest Gen III starter evolution. We’re very happy to see this has been rectified.

Blaziken best moves and move sets in Pokémon Go

Best Moveset: Counter / Focus Blast or Fire Spin / Overheat

Blaziken started Generation III with Stone Edge instead of Focus Blast, which made him a rather weak option to use in comparison to other Gen 3 species. On day two of Generation III, the moveset gods smiled and Blaziken was given Focus Blast.

Similar to Swampert, Blaziken can work in multiple builds, but we recommend going for Counter / Focus Blast if you’re building a Normal type / Blissey counter. Blaziken with Focus Blast is arguably the strongest Blissey counter due to not receiving increased damage from fairy attacks.

Blaziken has access to the following moves:

  • Counter fighting (quick)
  • Fire Spin fire (quick)
  • Overheat fire (charged, 1 bar)
  • Brave Bird flying (charged, 1 bar)
  • Focus Blast flying (charged, 1 bar)
  • Stone Edge rock (legacy, charged, 1 bar)

Shiny Torchic, Combusken and Blaziken in Pokemon GO

A normal Torchic has a red body, yellow loose feathers on its chin, and yellow feathers on its head. A normal Combusken has red feather on its head, light yellow torso and arms, and red colored legs. It has a red patch of feathers on its belly. A normal Blaziken has bright red face, body, and upper legs. It has a yellow patch in its chest, yellow lower legs, and eggshell colored feathers on its chest up to head extending behind its back.

A shiny Torchic has a bright yellow body, orange loose feathers on its chin, and orange feathers on its head. A shiny Combusken has red feather on its head, yellow torso and arms, and deep red colored legs. It has an orange patch of feathers on its belly. A shiny Blaziken has deep red face, body, and upper legs. It has a orange patch in its chest, deep yellow lower legs, and white colored feathers on its chest up to head extending behind its back.

Torchic Combusken Blaziken
Normal
Shiny

In the anime

Torchic made its television debut on the 275th episode of the Pokémon series titled, “Get the Show on the Road”. Combusken made its television debut on the 308th episode of the Pokémon series titled, “Having a Wailord of a Time”. Blaziken made its television debut on the 265th episode of the Pokémon series titled, “Pop goes the Sneasel”, even before Ash stepped foot in the Hoenn Region.