Any situation for Typhlosion over Charizard?
I know the two have identical stats, and both will get blast burn, but typhlosion presently cant get firespin, are there any situations where a BB typhlosion would be better than a BB Charizard?
(Note this is only looking at these two, not including any thoughts about entei/moltres being better than both, or BB blaziken in the future)
Similar to Meganium and Blastoise, BB Typhlosion doesn't upset the meta at all. Sure, it's mono typing potentially gives it an advantage over Charizard and Moltres, but Entei and Flareon are the same in that regard and boast better DPS compared to Typhlosion. TDO-wise, Entei is better and Flareon is almost identical. If you've powered up either of those, then I don't see a pressing need for Typhlosion.
Not unusable though and, especially if it's a personal favourite I don't see it being a crime powering it up.
Probably wont ever power up flaireon (not many relevant match ups) or entei, (have a 96 and 93% research encounter, but without any relevant legendary match ups, dont think I could justify the expense of RC) so might power up one typhlosion as a hold over till I power my Charizard up then.
Personally always liked typhlosion over Charizard, especially shinies
Metagross and gardevoir are both defenders it seems it will do well against, shadow claw SE's both and resists their defensive charge moves
Entei and flaireon have no relevant raid match ups (to be fair all of them dont, but typhlosion has some gym match ups agaisnt those 2 above, as well as the gengar people love spamming now)
Nice thing is that Blast Burn is guaranteed on every evolution during that event - I have 7 Flareon's, but not a single one with overheat and I'm not going to waste a CTM on Flareon when I have other more relevant species that are waiting for a move change, plus wanting to stock up on a few for when Gen 4 evolutions finally come out.
That's exactly what he meant though? Every Quilava he evolves is guaranteed to get Blast Burn upon evolving to Typhlosion. Evolve an Eevee into a Flareon and it's not guaranteed to get Overheat. He's saying he'd rather not risk needing to dump CTM's into Flareon when Blast Burn Typhlosion comes close enough in performance.