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Pokemon of the Week: Chandelure!

Hey trainers! Lakefu here to share with you all why I think Chandelure is an awesome Pokemon! It is one of the more recent arrivals to Go, and being a gen 5 pokemon means veteran trainers might not know about this spectacular Fire/Ghost lad. This lamp is no stranger to the spotlight, as it has had several media appearances such as an enemy and trophy in Super Smash Bros. as well as a playable character in Pokken Tournament. Talk about a superstar!

Chandelure is a Pokemon that you would definitely want on your side of the battle. Check out these pokedex entries from various past games:

  • "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".

  • "In homes illuminated by Chandelure instead of lights, funerals were a constant occurrence— or so it’s said". 

No doubt about it- this Pokemon lives up to its ghost typing legacy!

Now, let's take a quick look at how Chandelure fits into Go gameplay. Chandelure is currently the strongest fire type attacker in the game! It excels at taking down raid bosses that are bug, ice, steel, or grass type. For fighting these types of bosses, make sure you use a Fire Spin/Overheat moveset! Chandelure is also high on the tier list alongside Gengar for ghost attackers with its Hex/Shadow Ball moveset. This absolute unit of a Pokemon can also have a CP of up to 3268 in addition to its overall stats that make it quite the reliable battle partner.

The saddest downside to Chandelure in Pokemon Go is the scarcity of seeing its previous evolution, Litwick, in the wild or in a 10km egg hatch. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on a Litwick, try to trade it to a friend before you transfer it away! It is a highly sought out pokemon that would make an excellent addition to anyone’s team. It is my hope that we will see an event featuring the Litwick family in the future. Shiny Chandelure is one of my favorites in the series, and since Litwick is a 10km egg spawn with 2 evolutions I think it would fit into the community day formula perfectly.

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I hope I recruited more trainers to the Chandelure fan club.There certainly is more to this spooky lamp than meets the eye!

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