Chandelure, The Luring Pokémon. Being consumed in Chandelure's flame burns up the spirit, leaving the body behind. The spirits burned up in its ominous flame lose their way and wander this world forever.
With high Special Attack and access to Ghost typing with Flash Fire, Chandelure is an interesting Pokémon in the UU metagame with its great flexibility. While always offensive, Chandelure is a versititle Pokémon with good immunities and resistances allowing it to find many ways in against common threats such as Heracross and Infernape. While its utility as a spin blocker has fallen with Defog and Chandelure doesn't match up well with some top Pokémon such as Mega Aerodactyl, Chandelure is still a great Pokémon
Flame Body - 30% chance to burn on physical contact - Not a great ability overall, it's in a similar vein to Poison Point. Its nice, but overall subpar compared to Flash Fire and Infiltrator to a lesser extent.
A bulkier option due to the strong coverage of its STABs, Chandelure can set up a Substitute on bulky Pokémon and Grass types and set up a Calm MInd as they switch out to take something down with ease. This is particularly good against Stall teams due to their lower power and tendency to lean on status damage to wear threats down. This combined with Chandelures immunity to Seismic Toss means it can now set up on Blissey with no fear. Shadow Ball is the only set STAB move due to being the best Ghost option but Fire Blast can be used to blow through walls such as Blissey while Flamethrower gives more consistency in exchange for power.
Patching up Chandelures low Speed, Choice Scarf has been a popular choice since its release. Fire Blast/Flamethrower are the strongest STAB options available, Fire Blast for higher damage while Flamethrower won't miss. Shadow Ball is a nice middle ground of power and coverage as only Darks and Normals will resist it and Darks such as Bisharp don't want to come in anyway. Trick is nice to cripple Blissey one of Chandelures common switch ins as well as hit other potential walls such as Suicune and Snorlax. Energy Ball is an option in the final slot to hit Rock and Water threats harder while Memento gives something a free way in if Chandelure is no longer useful.
Choice Specs - With Chandelures high Special Attack, Choice Specs are a nice option as it can allow for some crazy damage on Pokémon trying to switch it with Overheat or Fire Blast.
Cobalion - With good defenses and supportive Fighting typing, Cobalion is a strong option for a partner. Volt Switch can help get Chandelure in more safely while Cobalion also provides Stealth Rock support on top of matching up well with some of the best answers for Chandelure such as Mega Aerodactyl and Snorlax on top of having very flexible coverage.
Hydreigon - While a great partner, Hydreigon resists both of Chandelures STABs and its common coverage move Energy Ball means its has little fear with switching. This is particularly rough as Hydreigon is such a powerful and versatile threat and can threaten most UU threats hard.
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