A whole new set of Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go. While we’re still probably a few months away from the release of “Gen 3” Pokemon, it’s never too early to start looking at some of the new Pokemon and see how they might impact the game. We’re going to take a look at all of the Pokemon that will be included in Pokemon Go‘s next wave of releases based on their types.
There’s not actually a lot of “Gen 3” Fire-Type Pokemon, and the ones that are there won’t make much of an impact on the meta game. The most interesting part about these new Pokemon are the two that have unique (at least to Pokemon Go) dual-typings that will at least make things a little more interesting. Here’s a look at the Fire -Type Pokemon coming soon to Pokemon Go:
Torchic, Combusken, and Blaziken
The cute little Torchic will eventually evolve into one of Pokemon Go‘s strongest Fire-Type attackers. Torchic’s final evolution Blaziken has a much higher Attack stat than either Charizard or Typhlosion, making it a better attacker than either of those Pokemon.
More importantly, Blaziken is Pokemon Go‘s first Fire/Fighting dual-type Pokemon, a combination that should allow it to counter some of the game’s more common gym defenders. With powerful legs that can kick through Rock-Type Pokemon like Golem, and flames that spring from its wrists and ankles, Blaziken should be a popular Pokemon even if its not at the same level of high CP Fire Pokemon like Ho-Oh or Moltres.
Numel and Camerupt
Numel and Camerupt are the signature Pokemon of Team Magma, one of the villainous teams in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. However, neither are impressive Pokemon, even if Camerupt is a unique Fire/Ground dual-type.
Camerupt’s biggest strength is its Attack stats, which is still woefully lacking compared to other Fire-Type Pokemon, and it has mediocre Defense and Stamina stats. Camerupt isn’t even a good Ground-Type Pokemon, even if it doesn’t have a weakness to Grass-Type attacks.
We’re guessing that Numel and Camerupt will become common Pokemon in Pokemon Go with limited uses outside of Stardust farming and filling up Pokedex holes.
Despite its rocky shell, Torkoal is a pure Fire-Type Pokemon. While its CP is almost identical to that of Camerupt, Torkoal has one advantage over Camerupt: it has a great Defense stat. While its Stamina and Attack stats are both mediocre, Torkoal will have the second highest Defense stat out of all Fire-Type Pokemon, right under Ho-Oh.
Torkoal may have some limited use as a gym defender, but its low Stamina stat will prevent it from being able to survive too many attacks.
Both Torkoal and Camerupt will probably wind up in the same tier as Ninetales: fun to catch and show off, but not very useful in competitive play.