Competitive Information for Chimchar [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Chimchar chimchar
Base Stats for Chimchar

Fire

Abilities:
BlazeBlaze: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Chimchar
Monferno
Infernape

Weakness Chart for Fire-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Chimchar? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Chimchar is pretty popular Fire-typed Pokemon. Chimchar is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Chimchar is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Chimchar
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blaze Kick / Fire Punch
- Return / Strength
- Thunder Punch
- Brick Break

Physical Sweeper Chimchar (Blaze)

Chimchar is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Chimchar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Chimchar's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chimchar's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Blaze Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Fire-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to burn).
Fire Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).




Species: Chimchar
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Snore
- Vacuum Wave
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Chimchar (Blaze)

Chimchar is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Chimchar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Chimchar's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chimchar's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Chimchar's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Chimchar must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Vacuum Wave is a special priority-increased 40-base power Fighting-type move (usually goes first).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




Species: Chimchar
Item: Air Balloon
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Hasty (+Spe, -Def)
EVs: 230 Atk / 230 SpA / 50 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Fire Blast
- Sunny Day
- Bulk Up
- Fire Punch / Return

Chimchar Mixed Sweeper (Char Broiled*)

Chimchar is popular Mixed Sweeper. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chimchar's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Fire Blast is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Sunny Day is a status move (for 5 turns, intense sunlight powers fire moves).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Chimchar's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Fire Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Chimchar? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Chimchar
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blaze Kick / Fire Punch
- Return / Strength
- Thunder Punch
- Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Chimchar (Blaze)

Chimchar is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Chimchar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Chimchar's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chimchar's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Blaze Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Fire-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to burn).
Fire Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).




Species: Chimchar
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Overheat
- Snore
- Vacuum Wave
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Chimchar (Blaze)

Chimchar is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Chimchar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Chimchar's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chimchar's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Chimchar's special attack by 2 stages).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Chimchar must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Vacuum Wave is a special priority-increased 40-base power Fighting-type move (usually goes first).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Chimchar learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Vacuum Wave
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Blaze Kick
85
90%
10
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to burn.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Assist
--
--
20
Uses a random move known by a team member.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 4-8 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Slack Off
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Chimchar can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Chimchar

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