Best Fire Type Pokémon In Pokémon Sword/Shield
Last Updated: November 20, 2021
Pokémon Sword and Shield has one of the highest numbers of obtainable Pokémon in the franchise. It can be overwhelming to see which Pokémon deserve a place in your team’s rotation. Today, let’s look at some Fire types that are well worth your time.
Fire type Pokémon are some of the most popular in the game. There’s just something really cool about a Pokémon that can breathe fire or manipulate flames to damage their opponents. Fire Pokémon are also a great counter to the ever popular Fairy types that are currently dominating the meta. If you’re looking for great Fire types to round out or build your team around, you’ll want these Pokémon.
Locations: (Sword Exclusive) Lake of Outrage, Rolling Fields, Axew’s Eye, Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle)
Weakness: Ground 2x, Rock 2x, Dragon 2x
Turtonator is a Pokémon with a very unique dual type combination, being a Fire/Dragon type. Dragon is already a very rare type on its own with only 61 Pokémon out of 898 being Dragon types. In other words, that’s only 6.77% of all Pokémon. It’s even more unique considering that there are only two other Pokémon possessing the dual type of Fire/Dragon. Having such a unique type is what sets Turtonator apart. It can learn Fire moves like Flamethrower or Overheat as well as Dragon moves like Dragon Pulse or Dragon Claw. If that’s not enough, Turtonator has a ridiculously high Defense stat which makes it an ideal tank to absorb blows for your team. It also has the Shell Armor ability which outright ignores damage from critical hits. If your team is missing a good Wall or Tank, you can’t go wrong with Turtonator.
Locations: Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage, Giant’s Cap (Wanderer), Giant’s Seat, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle), Giant’s Seat (Max Raid Battle)
Weakness: Fighting 2x, Ground 4x, Rock 2x, Water 4x
Coalossal is another great tank that can be a worthwhile addition to your team. It does have a lot of weaknesses because of its type, but it can be a very good physical Wall in certain situations. It has a variety of defense boosting moves that any Pokémon will have trouble trying to take it out. It can also learn great Rock type moves like Stealth Rock, which can offer a lot of utility for your team, and Dig, which allows it to essentially avoid attacks while being able to deal damage to your enemy. Coalossal can also have the Flame Body ability, which can inflict burn on opposing Pokémon when they attack Coalossal with a physical attack, or the Steam Engine ability, which increases its speed whenever it’s hit with a Fire or Water type attack.
Locations: (Sword) Giant’s Cap (Max Raid Battle); (Shield) Lake of Outrage, Dusty Bowl, Giant’s Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Weakness: Ground 2x, Rock 2x, Water 2x
Arcanine is one of the original Pokémon that was released way back in Generation I. Even then, it was a very powerful Fire type. It has solid all around stats making it a very versatile Pokémon that can easily slot into your lineup. It’s Attack, Special Attack, and Speed are all really high which makes Arcanine one of the most powerful Sweepers around. It can learn great Fire type moves like Heat Wave and Flare Blitz, while also learning a wide variety of different type moves like Close Combat (Fighting), Dragon Pulse (Dragon), Wild Charge (Electric), Play Rough (Fairy), and even Psychic Fangs (Psychic). This versatility combined with it’s well rounded stats make it almost an essential part of any competitive team looking for a Fire type to add to its roster.
Locations: Evolve Raboot
Weakness: Ground 2x, Rock 2x, Water 2x
Galar’s starters sure are some of the most powerful Pokémon we’ve ever encountered in recent memory. Cinderace has excellent Attack and Speed which is exactly what you would want from a Sweeper. What makes Cinderace really powerful is its hidden ability, Libero. Libero changes the Pokémon’s type to that of its previously used attack. Since Cinderace can learn moves like Electro Ball (Electric), Iron Head (Steel), and Bounce (Flying), you can effectively remove Cinderace’s weakness to Ground, Rock, and Water types. It’s a very powerful ability for sure and it makes Cinderace one of the best Fire Pokémon of all time.
Locations: Hammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle), Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Weakness: Rock 4x, Water 2x, Electric 2x
Of course, everybody’s favorite Pokémon makes an appearance on a list like this. Charizard is hands down one of the best Fire types and just one of the best Pokémon overall. Despite lacking its mega evolutions in Pokémon Sword and Shield, it does have the ability to Gigantimax which gives it a drastic increase to its stats and power. Charizard can also learn a wide variety of moves that aren’t limited to his dual type of Fire and Flying. Despite having a number of weaknesses, Charizard can counter this thanks to its high speed and the large array of moves available at its disposal. If you’re looking for just one Fire type to add to your team, make it Charizard. You can never go wrong with Charizard.
So there you have it! These are the best Fire type Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield. There are lots of Fire Pokémon that could’ve made this list but we find that these five Pokémon are stronger than the rest and can easily be successful in most scenarios.
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