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Best Fire Pokémon

We begin our search for the ultimate team

We're starting our bid to find the ultimate Pokémon team. Our plan is to find out which Pokémon of each type is your favourite and then we'll whittle it down to the six essential Pokémon that everyone should have in their monster squad. We started by asking the ONM forum members to name their favourite Fire Pokémon and here are the results of the best flame war ever.

Charmeleon
Charmeleon
10. Charmeleon

Debut appearance: Red/Blue

Charmeleon may have lost Charmander's cheery smile but it gained so much in evolution. This reptilian creature's fire burns hotter than Charmander's and it has developed sharper claws which are useful when performing a Slash Attack. Apparently Charmeleon tend to be stubborn, bad-tempered, and simply hot-headed. You couldn't tell by looking at them could you?

You say: Charmeleon. Too much win! Edd_15

Houndoom
Houndoom
9. Houndoom

Debut appearance: Gold/Silver

Along with Wailord, he's one of the the least imaginatively named Pokémon in existence. So we know that it's a hound, but what else? Well, it has the most vicious dog breath ever. It has toxic flames in its belly and shoots malodorous flames from its mouth.

You say: Houndoom! Badass dogs all the way! Dr_Hoyle

Magmar
Magmar
8. Magmar

Debut appearance: Red/Blue

A cross between a mythical Salamander and a duck, Magmar is an awesome Pokémon who can spit powerful flames from its mouth, setting fire to its surroundings. And even though he's not fully evolved, it can use Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

You say: Magmar is powerful, has a decent defence and isn't the slowest Pokémon. It also looks awesome. Generation 1 all the way! awesomeadam15

Magmortar
Magmortar
7. Magmortar

Debut appearance: Diamond/Pearl

This one looks like Krusty The Clown in Watford colours but we wouldn't say that to Magmortar's face. Why? This Pokémon can blast fireballs that are over 3600 farenheit from its massive cannon arms.

You say: Magmortar for its awesome appearance and incredible movepool, backed up with good stats. Retrofan

Moltres
Moltres
6. Moltres

Debut appearance: Red/Blue

Pokémon's own phoenix from the flames, this legendary bird creates a brilliant flash of flames when it flaps its wings. As a dual fire/flying type, it also knows the powerful move Sky Attack. However, we reckon its finest moment was popping out of a ball in Smash Bros. Brawl to flame its opponents.

You say: My favourite fire Pokémon is Moltres followed by Charizard and Blaziken. darthmario

Heatran
Heatran
5. Heatran

Debut appearance: Diamond/Pearl

Two words. Magma Storm. As the only Pokémon who actually knows this move, Heatran is pretty special. He's like Johann Cruyff before everyone nicked his turn. This move traps the target in pillars of fire for 2.5 turns and inflicts damage at the end of each turn. And, you've got a Grip Claw, the duration of Magma Storm is five turns. Not bad for a tortoise.

You say: There's not enough Heatran love. PenguinX

Arcanine
Arcanine
4. Arcanine

Debut appearance: Red/Blue

Look at the picture. Unlike Charmeleon, Arcanine lost none of its good looks when evolving from Growlithe. This legendary Pokémon may have the mane of a lion and the stripes of a tiger but it has the speed of a panther. It is one of a few Pokémon that knows ExtremeSpeed.

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  1. shadow.x Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 08:42

    With the exception of one or two, They are all legendaries and starters. :S

  2. Medevac Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 08:43

    No Typhlosion? :shock:

    Not a personal favourite of mine, but I would've bet on it being in the top 10.

    Charizard is a definite #1 :P

  3. omegoku Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 09:10

    I'd put houndoom further up the list just for his pokedex entry that says a burn from his flame will never stop hurting.
    Evil indeed

  4. cscarlett15 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 09:31

    charizard is the ultimate one and only! since fire red he's been my trusty companion transfering him to all my games

  5. Edd_15 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 09:35

    Those are some pretty epic quotes right there.

  6. pompeyuni12 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 11:20

    Charizard was good until gen 4 when Stealth rock destroyed it.

  7. Link16 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 12:33

    Unlucky Infernape.

    But I suppose flying beats fighting.... :wink:

    @edd: XD

  8. larkin9076 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 12:35

    missed out typlosion and groudon ( i know it's not techically a fire pokemon)

  9. Kirby8 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 12:42

    YAY for Charizard!! AWESOME POKEMON!! Still my trusty sidekick! Shame there's no Typlosion though! He's awesome too!

  10. cconroy1 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 12:47

    charazard sucks. with the right tactics, i could take him down with a bulbasaur.

  11. Kirby8 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 13:02

    charazard sucks. with the right tactics, i could take him down with a bulbasaur.

    HAHA! I doubt that. He's not the best pokemon in terms of fighting with, but he's cool! LOL! I don't think it's much about how good he is, but how popular he is.

  12. lawrencer5 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 13:10

    its typhlosion for me cause it is the first pokemon i got to lvl 100 without cheating. oh and it friggin awesome. by the way guy who says groudon is not technically a fire pokemon that does actually mean that it is not a fire pokemon altogether.

  13. KingSingh Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 14:49

    Where's Typhlosion? Out of the list, I'd say Charizard, it just pwns. xD

    For battling, I'd say Arcanine or Heatran though. :)

  14. nintengeek Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 15:18

    Infernape>>>>>Charizard.

  15. Mr Resettio Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 15:30

    Nice to see me mentioned. I guess my English is getting better, which is a good thing of course

  16. Flyingleaf Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 16:00

    I can't believe that Typhlosion didn't make the list! Typhlosion is my absolute favourite Fire mon and probably my favourite mon out of all of them.
    Charizard is my second favourite with Blaziken rivalling him for second spot.

  17. Nintenmole56 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 16:02

    what was so good about stealth rock that " destroyed" charizard ? :?:

  18. Toastie Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 16:19

    Where are the gen v pokemon?

  19. saxilbyoli Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 16:49

    Yeah, my favourite fire type pokemon are just the same, but with typhlosion on instead of charmeleon. :D I dont know why, but I really was hoping magcargo would be on it it for some reason :wink:

  20. Kazuya Mishima Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 16:57

    This seems like a crappy thread a spammer would make or a noob who don't really know what they are doing would do.

    but, anyway i probably would not say charizard is the best because it is flying type and that sorts of let it down so for me i would of probably put either typhlosion or obviously Ho-oH 1st but charizard is still good but i would of said something like 5th.

  21. Retrofan Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 16:59

    Magmortar is amazing, i'm glad they showed my post :)

  22. afronaut81 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 17:10

    With the exception of one or two, They are all legendaries and starters. :S

    Yeah there just aren't that many wild Fire mon out there. The Water debate will be overrun with options!

    My personal fave is Entei just for his appearance. Charizard and Arcanine also get podiums places!

  23. Kazuya Mishima Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 17:20

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    huh, super saiyan told you this on the star wars force unleashed thing so now i'll have to.

    this is spam and not relevant to the topic so stop it now or otherwise i will report you to a mod.

    i doubt you'll even listen but if you don't there is a very high chance you wont be here for long.

  24. ShadowofPain Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 17:22

    Good thing that good ol' classic Charizard won :) Though it's nice to see Infernape and Heatran there too. They are statistically probably the best Fire types.

  25. Eternal Darkness Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 17:51

    I don't agree with Infernape 2nd. Arcanine deserves to be higher.

  26. Cyberguy Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 18:12

    Charizard and Infernape are worthy of their places.

  27. ToastedConor- Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 18:13

    Where the hell's Flareon?!

  28. Waldy565 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 18:13

    will b getting charizard wen i can on HG! cant w8 too see the dream team and what types they r. at least we no u wud hav a fire type. charizard ftw anyway!

  29. sciqueen Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 18:26

    Why on Earth is Infernape ranked so high? It's ugly and lacks charisma. Charmander should be there instead!

  30. wolvesfan64 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 18:34

    to be honest I never used Fire Pokemon until HeartGold, for obvious reasons

    and yeah I would liked to have seen Typhlosion on there, but Ho-Oh should be first

  31. SupermewX300 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 19:04

    Hang on a sec, who was counting this? I know for a FACT that Quilava had more votes than Charmelon. Quilava's better than most of those guys.

  32. BYL Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 19:26

    Blaziken at number three? I'm not surprised; he's awesome :D My favourite Pokémon

  33. popcorn man Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 20:10

    Where's Flareon, Ho-Oh, Entei..?

    AT least the right man won. Charizard ^__^

    Arcarnine should be further up. magmar shouldnt be in the top 10

  34. Ai64 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 20:19

    Cool! Charizard is no.1, thanks to his popular look and attention. :)

  35. Goteamoverdrive Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 21:01

    no its arcanine... cause i use it XD
    i also think luxray is cool but no ones gona agree with that are they... u gota admit its beta than pikachu though

  36. mastermomin Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 22:46

    Unfortunately there are hardly any fire types which is why I suppose most of the ones on the list are starters or legendaries.

  37. Metr01d Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 22:51

    what was so good about stealth rock that " destroyed" charizard ? :?:

    Because it deals damage on the switch in taking into account weaknesses and resistances? Meaning a pokemon that is both fire and flying will receive 4x the SR damage than a normal, meaning every time Charizard switches in it loses 50% of it's health? Perhaps because gen IV is HUGELY Stealth Rock dominated meaning Charizard NEVER gets a safe switch in? Also because Charizard works best on offense without access to healing and maybe, infact, holding a LO that keeps draining it's health anyway?

    Whichever way you cut it, SR = Charizard being pwned.

  38. The Polygon Mage Thursday 30th Sep 2010 at 00:36

    No Slugma?

  39. olrodlegacy Thursday 30th Sep 2010 at 10:13

    No Typhlosion??? and seeing blaziken reminds me... i really need a female one for my HG...

  40. Komodo_Wolfgang Thursday 30th Sep 2010 at 12:50

    Charizard is and always has been, my favourite pokemon.. but he MIGHT not be the best fighter there.

    Infernapes a good fighter, mine knows; grass knot, aerial ace, focus blast and flamethrower ...... hes pretty damn strong

  41. FinalStar Thursday 30th Sep 2010 at 16:57

    Woop! Blaziken! Im glad its on there, it is a very awesome pokémon :)

  42. Jweather Thursday 30th Sep 2010 at 16:59

    Charizard FTW

  43. Nintenjoey Thursday 30th Sep 2010 at 21:04

    Reshiram! Reshiram!Reshiram! Reshiram!Reshiram! Reshiram!Reshiram! Reshiram!Reshiram! Reshiram!Reshiram! Reshiram! :?

  44. Bexie Friday 1st Oct 2010 at 14:47

    Arcanine ftw.

    Been my favourite pokemon since 1999. x3

  45. hoshixcandy Friday 1st Oct 2010 at 14:47

    Oh man, no Ninetales, Flareon or Torkoal? Camerupt? Typhlosion? Okay, they might not be strategic battlers, but you can always make something decent out of them! No one feel any love for those guys?

    But we have two of the same evolution lines in there?

    This saddens me.

    Saddens.

  46. BlueSoup8 Friday 1st Oct 2010 at 18:31

    Where the hell is Typhlosion? :(

  47. Ammytastic Saturday 2nd Oct 2010 at 12:19

    Arcanine!!!!
    My favourite pokémon ever and if taught thunder fang and iron head or reasonobly powerfull grass hidden power it's untouchable.
    No.1!!!

  48. RogueZee Saturday 2nd Oct 2010 at 14:13

    Good to know there's some Charmeleon loving going on. It just looks so badass compared to the wimpy looking Charmander, and although Charizard is far more useful due it having the ability to Fly, Charmeleon is just way cooler. 8)

  49. RogueZee Saturday 2nd Oct 2010 at 14:15

    Although of course, I'm inclined to say that Ponyta is the best Fire-type.

    Speed + Ability to scorch enemies= Incredibly short battles, therefore, Win!

  50. EdDeRs1 Saturday 2nd Oct 2010 at 15:59

    Where's Typhlosion? Out of the list, I'd say Charizard, it just pwns. xD

    For battling, I'd say Arcanine or Heatran though. :)


    yeah, Charizard is cool but Heatran is just a powerhouse, in my copy of platnum when my Heatran was Lv 60 i had him destroying Lv 80s

  51. jobo Saturday 2nd Oct 2010 at 17:22

    No way are you guy's pokefans , no typhlosion? That's like the coolest and best pokemon ever. Choice scarf+typhlosion = awesome!!!

  52. Waldy565 Sunday 3rd Oct 2010 at 09:45

    must admit, i think magmar swap out for typhlosion. or he shud at least b on there :(

  53. keshihead Sunday 3rd Oct 2010 at 09:59

    must admit, i think magmar swap out for typhlosion. or he shud at least b on there :(


    Same. If i had to go into battle with 1 'mon, it would HAVE to be my typlosion. And swap Infernape for HO-oh.
    But i 100% agree with the top spot

  54. LuX Sunday 3rd Oct 2010 at 11:13

    It should of been one pokemon from each evolution chain. I mean Magmortar was higher than Magmar, and Charizard higher than Charmeleon, so the lower should of got forgotten and different mon should of took their place like......TYPHLOSION!!!

  55. Red-Wolf Sunday 3rd Oct 2010 at 14:58

    Infernape for the win!! :x

    I'm already putting together my ultimate team, but I'm still far from finished. It's a lot harder than I first thought. My current line up is as follows, complete with moveset:

    Infernape Lvl 100 (Flamethrower, Close Combat, Thunderpunch, Protect)

    Dragonite Lvl 100 (Dragon Claw, Waterfall, Fire Punch, Protect)

    Kingdra Lvl 100 (Brine, Dragon Pulse, Ice Beam, Protect)

    Electivire Lvl 100 (Thunderpunch, Brick Break, Earthquake, Protect)

    I'm training a Cherrim to act as a support type with its Flower Gift ability. It'll know Solarbeam, Toxic, Sunny Day and Protect. The final member I'm still deciding. I'm thinking perhaps Spiritomb or Chimecho.

  56. Red-Wolf Sunday 3rd Oct 2010 at 15:19

    Why on Earth is Infernape ranked so high? It's ugly and lacks charisma. Charmander should be there instead!

    You sad, strange wierdo... -_-

  57. radish head Monday 4th Oct 2010 at 14:36

    Ugh, why is Infernape even on the list, let alone 2nd place?

    Swap Infernape for Typhlosion. :)

  58. layton lover Monday 4th Oct 2010 at 18:44

    Very cool! I wasn't around at the time but i would have gone for Blaziken anyday. :)

  59. Gravy123 Sunday 10th Oct 2010 at 08:35

    Typhlosion ftw!!!

  60. Waldy565 Saturday 16th Oct 2010 at 18:56

    will b getting charizard wen i can on HG! cant w8 too see the dream team and what types they r. at least we no u wud hav a fire type. charizard ftw anyway!

    actually gonna get bulbasaur, breed with ditto, then do egg swap with my mates and hopefully get charmeleon egg :P

  61. dayla Sunday 31st Oct 2010 at 02:13

    deffo charizard his my old time favrot :lol:

  62. gingerninja1998 Tuesday 7th Dec 2010 at 10:54

    I say best fire pokemon is Typhlosion by far!!! :P He has got me through 10 gyms and LOADS of Trainers

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