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VGC 2017 Pokemon Spotlight #11: Gyarados

Welcome back to another VGC 2017 Pokémon Spotlight, where the goal is to look at a Pokémon that's doing well in the format and give helpful information on how to both use and beat it. Today, we're gonna take a look at Gyarados. Gyarados has been a powerhouse threat since its debut in the first Pokémon games, so let's take a look and see exactly why people enjoy using it so much.

Base Stats

Looking at its stats, it's easy to see why Gyarados is a strong Pokémon. Decent bulk at 95/79/100 allows it to take hits that aren't super effective pretty well depending on the hit. A 125 Attack stat means that Gyarados can hit very hard with its physical moves. Finally, its 81 Speed stat puts it in an awkward position but allows it to outspeed a lot of Pokemon and Gyarados has the opportunity to outspeed even more Pokemon by increasing its speed stat.

Notable MovesIce Fang Dragon Dance Roar Taunt Protect Earthquake Flamethrower Thunder Wave Waterfall Bounce  Now let's go i…

Torkoal + Lilligant: Its Place in VGC 2017

Welcome back to another installment of the this VGC 2017 series, where the goal is to analyze a core that's performing very well in the  VGC 2017 format and tell you everything you need to know about it. Today, we'll be talking about Torkoal and Lilligant. Together, these two have been doing very well, so it's time to talk about why it's doing very well and give you the tools and knowledge necessary to beat it or use it.
Why Use This Core? Very popular at the beginning of this season, the goal of this core is to use Torkoal's Sun to give it a power boost to its Fire type moves, as well as activating Lilligant's Chlorophyll ability, doubling its speed and allowing it to use a speedy Sleep Powder. Remnants of this was seen previously in the 2014 season from the core of Mega Charizard Y and Venusaur, which was much faster than the core we're covering today. Instead, Torkoal/Lilligant is a core that focuses more on having both fast and slow mode. Most people ha…