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The Evolution of Eevee – Black and White Version 2: Flareon
By Douglas Shepard (Editor in Chief, RarityGuide.com)
Published on 10/23/2012
A series of articles covering Pokemon Black and White Version 2. A massive update to the Evolution of Eevee Series. This segment looks into Flareon: its new moves, and abilities.

The Evolution of Eevee – Black and White Version 2: Flareon

Pokedex Entry
Nation: #136, Unova: #94
“Inhaled air is carried in its flame sac, heated, and exhaled as fire that reaches over 3,000 degrees F.”

If there is one evolution of Eevee that has constantly gotten the short end of the stick, it is Flareon. While others have moved around in terms of usage, this one form has always been close to the bottom of the barrel (if not the bottom of the Eeveelutions). It remains that the best STAB physical move for Flareon is Fire Fang which is really nothing to write home about. While its moves have been changed around, it did not gain anything else to really help it along. This places it in an odd position. While it has a great Attack, most will play it so that it relies on its second highest stat, it's Special Defense. It can do a surprisingly good job of just soaking hits when set up for defensive uses.

It's second ability can be used somewhat creatively. A mix of Guts with the attack “Facade” can be devastating to most targets. It does not work off STAB but raw damage potential. This does make Flareon more frail overall but it is alternative use for it. It just lacks the moves for much else. Still, you can get creative with what it has to get some interesting sets.

Unlocking the Hidden Abilities:
With the addition of the Dream World, it has become possible for all of the forms of Eevee to unlock a hidden ability of their own. If one of the rare Female Eevees has its hidden ability unlocked, then it can be bred and it can be passed on. If not, then you must use the Dream World. Log in and send the desired Eevee into the Dream World. Have it play the “Play to Befriend a Pokemon” game. This will unlock the hidden ability when the Pokemon wakes from its sleep.

Flash Fire: Immunity to Fire-type moves. Being hit with a Fire-type move will increase the Pokemon's Fire-type attacks x1.5.

Hidden Ability:
Guts: Attack gets raised x1.5 when affected by a status: Burn, Paralyze, Sleep, Poison or Freeze. Burn's drop in Attack is ignored.

In-game Base Statistics:
Hitpoints: 65 Attack: 130 Defense: 60 Sp. Attack: 95 Sp. Defense: 110 Speed: 65

Move List:
0 – Helping Hand, Tackle, Tail Whip
5 – Sand Attack
9 – Ember
13 – Quick Attack
17 – Bite
21 – Fire Fang
25 – Fire Spin
29 – Scary Face
33 – Smog
37 – Lava Plume
41 – Last Resort
45 – Flare Blast

TM/HM Compatibly:
TM 05 – Roar
TM 06 – Toxic
TM 10 – Hidden Power
TM 11 – Sunny Day
TM 15 – Hyper Beam
TM 17 – Protect
TM 18 – Rain Dance
TM 21 – Frustration
TM 27 – Return
TM 28 – Dig
TM 30 – Shadow Ball
TM 32 – Double Team
TM 35 – Flamethrower
TM 38 – Fire Blast
TM 42 – Facade
TM 43 – Flame Charge
TM 44 – Rest
TM 45 – Attract
TM 48 – Round
TM 49 – Echoed Voice
TM 50 – Overheat
TM 59 – Incinerate
TM 61 – Will-o-wisp
TM 67 – Retaliate
TM 68 – Giga Impact
TM 83 – Work Up
TM 87 – Swagger
TM 90 – Substitute
TM 94 – Rock Smash
HM 04 – Strength

Move Tutors
Covet, Heal Bell, Heat Wave, Helping Hand, Hyper Voice, Iron Tail, Last Resort, Sleep Talk, Snore, Super Power