Hey everyone! I’m back again with another top 10 list cuz I’m still not bored of writing them and it’s not like people actually read this stuff anyway. This time I decided I would write about my top 10 Fire type Pokemon. I mean it only made sense. I did Water last time so now I do Fire. I wonder what’ll come after this one…..hmm….well enjoy the list! As always, this list is entirely opinion based so if any Pokemon got onto this list that you disagree with then…well make your own list.
The Top 10
Starting off this list is Litleo, a Fire/Normal type and the pre-evolved form of Pyroar, who is also a Fire/Normal type. Litleo stands at two feet tall and weighs approximately thirty pounds. Dark brown fur covers the majority of Litleo’s body while its ears, face, paws, and the tip of its tail have a lighter shade of brown. The tip of Litleo’s nose is bright red and it has a tuft of hair on top of its head that is the same color. Litleo has big round ears and eyes. The inside of the ear is dark brown while the outside is light brown and its eyes are black with a small white dot in the center. All four of Litleo’s paws have three toes with a dark brown pawprint on the bottom. Their tail is thin with a teardrop shaped tip.
Like most Fire type Pokemon, Litleo is capable of producing fire and heat at will. This is even more pronounced in combat as its body radiates more and more heat depending on the strength of its opponent. As such, Litleo is a Pokemon that gets stronger depending on how strong its opponent is. To match this ability, Litleo are very hot-blooded Pokemon, always ready to battle and definitely willing to pick a fight if things get too tame. When Litleo are born, they spend a period of time with their pack. After growing stronger, the Litleo set off to live alone. After evolving into Pyroar, they form prides which are always led by the male Pyroar with the largest mane. Male Pyroar will viciously attack any intruder upon their territory, but it is the females whose job it is to ensure the safety of the cubs.
So Litleo gets stronger depending on the strength of its opponent? I swear only one person in the world will understand exactly why that makes me love Litleo even more. MAYBE two, but I would doubt it. Litleo is literally the only 6th gen Pokemon on this list…yet I have never used one in the games. I know, it’s weird. By any standard, Pyroar is a great Pokemon to use. It’s powerful and it is fast, both of which are things I love in battling; However, I simply never had the inclination to train one. Mostly because getting its hidden ability is hard as heck. What really makes me like Litleo, and what really prevents me from having this be Litleo AND Pyroar is actually something that happened before the game even released. I’ll say it, I got HYPED for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. I liked the Unova region a lot, especially Black 2 and White 2, but with those I just kinda grabbed them one day and popped 600 hours into them. I didn’t really anticipate their release, but with X and Y? I bought a 3DS JUST so I could play Pokemon X. I kept track of every update, I checked online like crazy, I nagged my brothers about it even though they don’t CARE! I thought the whole, 3D at last thing was really cool, and I couldn’t wait to train some of these new Pokemon, and one of the first Pokemon I locked onto…was Litleo. Litleo looked so adorable and as the only Fire/Normal type out there, it seemed rare. Litleo was one of my first tastes of things to come, and while some aspects of the GAMES may have left me a little underwhelmed, I certainly cannot forget constantly checking back to find out what little Litleo evolved into.
TL;DR: Litleo is the Pokemon incarnation of a fire demon assassin who is addicted to fighting.
Next we have the pure Fire type, Typhlosion. Typhlosion is a whopping five foot seven inches tall, which interestingly enough is the exact same height as its Generation One counterpart, Charizard. In fact, Typhlosion and Charizard share the same base stats exactly. Typhlosion is very rare in the wild, but can sometimes be found in the grasslands.
Typhlosion’s body is relatively bulky and very closely resembles that of a badger. Typhlosion’s back is dark blue in color while its belly, arms, legs, and face are all light yellow. Typhlosion does not have a tail and instead has a small patch of spiked fur. Typhlosion is usually depicted with a massive row of flames extending outward from the back of its neck. These flames are produced by a series of red spots running across its neck.
Typhlosion is capable of both four-legged and two-legged movement. To support this, Typhlosion has powerful hind legs, but small, clawed feet. It’s arms are also short with five small claws. Typhlosion has a long snout, tiny, slanted, red eyes, pointed ears, and four razor sharp fangs.
Typhlosion is incredibly powerful. So much so that when Typhlosion gets mad, its flames are said to be able to make anything it touches instantly go up in flames. Typhlosion also possesses the ability to create massive explosions by rubbing its flaming fur together, creating a spark with the static electricity which is then ignited by the flames. That being said, Typhlosion has more than firepower in its arsenal as it is capable of running incredibly fast while on four legs. In addition, Typhlosion is capable of hiding itself inside a haze of shimmering heat that it can create using its flames.
I have gotta say that the Johto starters have to be my favorite set of starter Pokemon they’ve come out with yet, and while individual starters may rank higher like Blastoise, the Johto ones are the only ones I don’t have a dislike towards. With Kanto, we have Charizard. With Hoenn, we have Swampert.(Yes you heard it here folks. I do not actually leik Mudkips.) With Sinnoh we have…well…all of them. With every generation of starters, there is always at least one that I do not like…except for Johto. Typhlosion in particular is very well liked for me. I do tend to go with Feraligatr more, but I also love Typhlosion and always make sure to breed myself a nice Cyndaquil to train up. I probably have trained at least seven Typhlosions just in SoulSilver alone, and I still never get bored of it. I’ll flat out say it right now. Typhlosion beats out Charizard in every sense.
TL;DR: Typhlosion is a giant flaming badger that can cause massive explosions by rubbing its feet across the carpet.
Charmander is a small, lizard-like, pure Fire type Pokemon and is the unevolved form of Charizard. Charmander is two feet tall and weighs approximately nineteen pounds. Charmander’s body is primarily orange with its belly and the underside of its tail being more of a cream color. Charmander’s legs are short with three, clawed toes on each foot. Its arms are also short, but have four claws instead of three. Charmander have long and thin tails with a bright flame at the end. Infants, which are born with their tail already aflame, are known to accidentally burn themselves with it. This flame can actually be used as an indicator of Charmander’s health. If the flame is burning brightly, it means Charmander is in peak form, if the flames are weak, it means Charmander is tired or injured, and finally if the flame on Charmander’s tail goes out completely, it will die.
Charmander has a round head with a snout that extends slightly outward. Charmander’s eyes are large and blue with almost no visible sclera. In its mouth, Charmander has four visible teeth. Two on the upper jaw and two on the lower jaw.
Charmander are rare in the wild, though they can be found in the mountainous areas with lots of heat. Charmander are pack creatures and will alert others of its species if it locates food. When a Charmander becomes enraged, they become very dangerous. Their tail burns extra hot as a sign of their anger and they will fight until they are either knocked unconscious or their opponent has fallen.
Stop right there. I know what you’re thinking. In one entry I state that I don’t like Charizard, but the very next entry is a Charmander? Well, I will clear that up with a simple statement. I do not like Charizard, but I do like Charmander. In fact, Charmander and its evolution line is an interesting example of me liking something less and less as it evolves. I love Charmander, yet I am impartial to Charmeleon and pretty much flat out dislike Charizard. There have been numerous times when I would start a playthrough of a game like Pokemon Blue or Fire Red and actually choose Charmander over Squirtle, yet by the time that Charmander reaches the point of evolving into a Charizard, I pretty much lose interest and stop using it. I always have fun using Charmander and even plan on hunting for a shiny one at some point. The only downside to Charmander in my opinion is that after receiving about fifteen in a row from Wonder Trades…you get a little sick of seeing them.
TL;DR: Charmander is an adorable orange lizard that spits fire and can be killed by a puddle.
Moving right along brings us to Torkoal, a tortoise-like, pure Fire type Pokemon known as the Coal Pokemon. Torkoal are small, but heavy, as they stand a whole one foot, eight inches tall, but weigh a hefty one hundred seventy seven pounds.
Starting off with the obvious, the majority of Torkoal’s body is covered by a large black shell. The underside of this shell is solid, but the top of the shell is covered in thin, black cracks that extend out from a series of evenly spaced hexagonal holes. These holes are warm to the touch and are bright red inside. At the very top of Torkoal’s shell is a hole used for expelling steam. Torkoal has short legs with grey bands wrapped around each one. There is also one of these bands around Torkoal’s long neck. Torkoal’s eyes appear closed and it has two circular holes for nostrils.
Torkoal are mountainous creatures, constantly searching for coal which it uses to fill the hollow portions of its shell. Torkoal is able to burn this coal to produce energy for itself, and as it runs out of coal, Torkoal loses energy as well. As it does burns the coal, it expels excess steam out of its nostrils and the hole at the top of its shell which produces a sound very similar to a train’s horn. When Torkoal feels threatened, the smoke it produces is black and is much thicker which allows it to escape unharmed.
I really do not know how anyone can call Torkoal anything other than cool. Just think about it, it shoves coal in its shell and burns it for energy! The second I saw this Pokemon in Pokemon Sapphire, I knew I had to train one. Unfortunately, at that time I didn’t technically own a Pokemon game of my own so I had to make deals with my brothers to be able to play their games. I lost some pretty valuable stuff, but it was all worth it to see that Torkoal of mine kick the butts of every trainer I came up against. Of all the generation three Fire Pokemon, Torkoal probably has the best design of all of them.
TL;DR: Torkoal is a living fire train that runs away if you yell boo.
Next up is the Fire/Ground type Pokemon, Camerupt. Camerupt is a camel-like Pokemon standing at six feet, three inches tall and weighing four hundred eighty five pounds. Camerupt is known as the Eruption Pokemon because of the two gray volcanoes it has on its back. These volcanoes are larger on female camerupt and are the equivalent of a camel’s humps which are said to be formed by a transformation of Camerupt’s bones. At the base of these volcanoes are small to medium sized stones that encircle each volcano. On the outside of these humps are spiked fringes of orange fur. Camerupt is primarily orange in color except for its grey snout, black hooves, and the rings it has on its sides. These rings are blue in color and Camerupt has three on each side. Camerupt has a plump head with droopy ears and round eyes with small irises. Camerupt has bangs at the very top of its head. Camerupt makes its home inside of volcanic craters.
Camerupt is a Pokemon that is capable of undergoing a transformation known as “Mega Evolution”. Mega Evolution, in a nutshell, is a transformation that allows a Pokemon to temporarily evolve even further than normal to receive a massive increase in power. This temporary evolution usually wears off after the battle is over.
When Camerupt evolves into Mega Camerupt, the two volcanoes on its back are replaced by a single, much larger, volcano. Unlike Camerupt, Mega Camerupt’s volcano is quite active and is constantly erupting. The lava flowing out from the volcano is caught in a saddle-like formation of rocks on Mega Camerupt’s back. There are also three, medium sized black rocks on each side of the volcano with the ones in front being much larger. Mega Camerupt’s fur has grown to the point that it covers up the majority of its body with the exception of its hooves. The ends of its fur are spiky, giving Mega Camerupt a flat appearance. Mega Camerupt no longer has the blue rings on its sides and its head becomes sharper and fiercer. on Mega Camerupt’s forehead is a dark grey “m”. It’s ears and bangs become thicker and stand on end.
Camerupt’s body contains molten lava with temperatures of over ten thousand degrees celcius which will violently erupt from the volcanoes on its back when it is angered. These volcanoes will also occasionally erupt and every ten years they erupt especially violently. Camerupt are unable to control their anger and will enter a blind rage when hit in the face. When Mega Evolved; Camerupt have a violent temperament and a deep hatred of moisture of any kind.
I’ve always been drawn towards Camerupt from the first time I started playing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. You remember up there how I said Torkoal probably has the best design of all Pokemon? Well for fire types, Camerupt is probably the runner up. That means that I think Camerupt has the second best design of all fire Pokemon in generation three. That’s saying A LOT because that generation had some great looking Pokemon. I also really liked the Pokemon Ranger games and that battle in the first game against those two Camerupt was easily one of the most rewarding(and frustrating) in the whole game. I have not actually used Mega Camerupt before, and I haven’t even heard anything about it so I can’t really judge that aspect though. But regardless, Mega Camerupt will either make me like Camerupt more or make me like it less. We’ll cross that bridge IF
I ever use one.
TL;DR: Camerupt is-
Riku: “Oh look. It’s Gastrodon as a fire type!”
Yes Riku. Yes it is.
Arcanine is a huge pure Fire type, canine Pokemon and is so majestic that it is classified as the Legendary Pokemon. Arcanine stands over six feet tall while on all fours and weighs over three hundred forty pounds. It’s pelt is dark orange with black striped around it’s legs, back, and neck. Growing out of the back of Arcanine’s huge, three-toed legs are large, billowing tufts of pale fur. Arcanine’s mane and fluffy tail are also this pale beige color. This fur covers the majority of Arcanine’s muzzle and face except for the areas around its eyes and ears. Arcanine’s eyes are slanted with black large black irises and its ears are diamond shaped with the outer portion of the ear being orange and the inner portion being beige. Arcanine has a round, black nose and two sharp fangs coming out of its upper jaw. Arcanine are brave and fiercely loyal creatures. They usually make their homes in active volcanoes or prairies.
A blazing flame burns within the core of Arcanine’s body and is the source of its incredibly power. Arcanine are very well known for their incredible speed. Arcanine has been shown to be able to run over 6,200 miles in a single day. Arcanine runs so agilely and smoothly that it is as if it is flying across the landscape. Its bark is said to be so majestic and powerful that anything that hears it cannot help but grovel before Arcanine. When an Arcanine is feeding its young, it stores food in its mane to take to its young.
Who DOESN’T love Arcanine? Seriously, this Pokemon is a Fire type staple. In fact, Arcanine may be the most iconic Fire type Pokemon there is, even above Charizard. Arcanine looks AMAZING, and I’m not just saying that because it is a dog, either. Yet again I refer you to Torkoal. Arcanine has the best fire type design, amongst ALL the generations of Pokemon. I don’t even think I need to claim this part as opinion. It’s simply that great that there are so few people that would disagree with it. I would probably get more hate from people for putting it so LOW on the list rather than so high on the list. Arcanine is not my favorite Fire type Pokemon, but if I had to choose just one Pokemon to take with me on my very own Pokemon adventure, I would choose Arcanine. Time after time after time, I would choose Arcanine because it is simply an amazing Pokemon…well I’d pick a SHINY Arcanine to accompany me.
Lampent is a dual Ghost/Fire type Pokemon and is the middle form of the Litwick Evolution line. Lampent’s entire body is shaped like, well, a lamp. Lampent’s head takes the place of what would be the bulb. Lampent has two, circular yellow eyes and inside of the bulb is a ghostly blue-purple flame. Resting on top of Lampent’s bulb is a pointed black covering that mostly resembles a lampshade. On the bottom of Lampent’s body is a short, pointed spike with two wavy, fingerless arms coming out of it.
Lampent, as ghost types, obviously possess some very interesting abilities that you will not see on any other fire type on this list. Lampent possess the power to sense when people are dying. When Lampent finds someone who is near death, Lampent does not hesitate to drain that person of their spirit to fuel the fire in its center. Because of this it is not uncommon to find Lampent near hospitals where there is plenty of fuel or deep in forests where unsuspecting passerby may cross. Lampent are even known to lead other Litwick in absorbing souls and taking their life force to the Ghost World.
Ah Lampent…this Pokemon has a special place in my heart as easily one of my favorites. Even more so than it’s final evolution, Chandelure because I used Lampent in a Nuzlocke. Now if you don’t know what a Nuzlocke is, then feel free to look it up because it takes a lot of explaining. To be concise, I’ll simply say that in a Nuzlocke, fainted Pokemon are released. Now I was already having a lot of trouble and frankly was getting my butt kicked. That is, until Litwick comes along. Naturally I had the perfect name for it. Lumiere, and boy did that little candle come through to me. I was told by at least two people that the power was going to my head as I attacked my opponents with Inferno while simultaneously screaming “BURN BABY BURN!” whenever the inaccurate attack landed, which oddly enough, was fairly often. When Lumiere evolved it only got better and for the first time in a long while for that challenge, I felt confident that I could win. Alas, it was not to last, but Lumiere provided cherished memories, hilarious battles, and stood as a monument to what that challenge was all about. That, in my book, makes it worthy of this spot.
TL;DR: Lampent is the streetlight people from the song Don’t Stop Believin
Entei is a huge, canine-like, legendary Fire type known as the Volcano Pokemon. Entei stands at almost seven feet tall and weighs over four hundred thirty pounds. Entei’s four massive paws are gray with brown undersides and have three toes on each paw. Moving up, there are thick black rings wrapped around each of Entei’s legs. The majority of Entei’s fur is brown, though it’s mane is wispy gray and the undersides of its mouth and chest are light yellow. Extending out from Entei’s back on each side are gray plates shaped somewhat like crowns. There is also another plate showing from underneath the yellow fur on Entei’s chest. On Entei’s head is a red faceplate with three spikes on each side. On top of that is a gray, horseshoe-shaped around its mouth. Finally, it has a bright yellow crest that resembles a crown extending up past its red eyes into three points. An Entei is said to be born every time a new volcano appears.
As a legendary Pokemon, Entei, along with its counterparts Raikou and Suicune, are incredibly powerful. Entei is known as the embodiment of fiery passion and is capable of causing volcanoes to erupt simply from its bark. Entei can produce flames that burn hotter than a volcanos magma and these flames utterly consume anything they touch. Entei is actually unable to fully control its own extreme power and are known to race across grasslands at incredible speeds.
Entei just HAD to be on this list. I mean when I think about fire type Pokemon, Entei is always one of the first to come to mind. It’s powerful, it has an incredible design, and whenever it barks, mountains explode with fire?! I don’t know if there is ANY power in Pokemon that is cooler than that. I have always liked Entei. I would clone them in my brother’s Pokemon Crystal just so I could train them over and over and over again. I would even choose Bulbasaur instead of Squirtle in LeafGreen or FireRed just so I could go catch Entei in those games! There’s a reason why they made Entei the final boss of Pokemon Ranger and made it so that in ORAS you had to get Lugia and Ho-oh before you could even encounter it. Of the three legendary dogs, Entei is clearly the best for me. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to go play around with Fluffy the 48th Entei clone!
TL;DR: Entei is a big big dog that needs lots of exercise and will drown out annoying neighbors with its bark.
Rapidash is the Fire Horse Pokemon and is a…fire…horse…gotta love that gen 1 creativity eh? Well regardless, at five foot, seven inches and two hundred nine pounds, Rapidash is certainly an impressive specimen to behold. Rapidash’s body is pretty much entirely cream colored. It has four long, slender legs with black hooves. Rapidash’s tail and mane are both made up entirely of bright red flames. Rapidash also has flames coming out from its back and from the back of each hoof. Rapidash has orange-red eyes, pointed ears with red insides, and a horn extending out from its forehead. Rapidash are generally found in grasslands or mountains.
Rapidash love to race and it chases anything it sees moving in the hopes of racing. This can lead to it racing anything from trains and cars to birds and people. As you would expect, Rapidash is incredibly fast. It is capable of running over 150mph and can reach that top speed in only ten steps. The flames of Rapidash’s mane become longer depending on how fast it is running and at full speed, its mane actually sparkles. At a full gallop, Rapidash’s feet barely touch the ground.
Hmm? What was that? Articuno? Milotic? Pyroar? Sorry, but when it comes to regal and majestic Pokemon, you won’t beat Rapidash. I absolutely LOVE Rapidash so much. It looks incredible and only got better when 6th gen came around and I truly started to use it. Rapidash is a monster in Pokemon battles because it can learn Bounce and I have the best luck in the world with that attack. The parahax are real. So so real. Honestly, if I had to rank Pokemon with how much fun I had using them? Rapidash would probably be in #1 on this list, and I haven’t even mentioned its shiny form yet. Oddly enough, I’ve heard a lot of hate about Rapidash’s shiny form? I don’t get it. I mean, Rapidash has one of the best shiny forms I’ve ever seen. The red flames turn into this really cool gray color that makes Rapidash look somehow wise and knowledgeable as well as majestic, or if you are looking at generation 2, it is a wonderful purple color. I can’t describe it in any other word besides beautiful. I don’t wanna spoil any potential lists I may do in the future but I don’t see how Rapidash’s shiny could be topped. Not for me at least. There is just so much more I could say about Rapidash. So much more I WANT to say about Rapidash, but this list is already a little bit overdue, so I’ll just end it by saying I literally just spent five minutes LOOKING at my shiny Rapidash. Just looking.
TL;DR: Rapidash is why you never go bareback.
Alright, before we fangirl over my #1 pick, it is time to remind you all of the other ones that you probably forgot about by now.
#2: Artemis the Rapidash!
And now #1!
Houndoom is a dual Dark/Fire type canine Pokemon standing at four feet, seven inches and weighing seventy-seven pounds. Houndoom’s body is primarily black, though its mouth and underbelly are orange. Houndoom has a long, thin, black tail with a triangular tip ending in a sharp point. Each of Houndoom’s paws have three clawed toes and its legs have two white bands around each ankle. On its back, it has three white ridges that are somewhat rib-shaped. On its neck it has another of these white bands with a skull-shaped pendant in the front. Houndoom have red eyes and two long curved horns sprouting out of the top of their heads. These horns are shorter on females and the Houndoom with horns raked sharply back is the leader. Houndoom is also a Pokemon capable of Mega Evolution.
When Houndoom mega evolves into Mega Houndoom, its pointed tail becomes split at the middle to form two sharp points. There are also three, bone-like rings around the base of its tail with small spikes at the top. Mega Houndoom’s claws become larger and more pronounced as well as changing to a blood red color. Mega Houndoom loses the white bands around its hind legs and the bands around its forelegs are broken in the front. The ridges on its back become thicker. The ring around Mega Houndoom’s neck changes drastically as it grows longer and curves upwards towards its shoulders to form tusk-like points. The skull-shaped pendant on its neck changes into a huge armor-like structure with two large spikes on each side and three teeth at the very bottom. Finally, Houndoom’s horns change shape so they are pointed straight up with a slight curve in the middle.
Houndoom are pack creatures, with the leader being determined by fights within the pack. Houndoom are frightening creatures whose very howl is enough to make those who hear it shiver in fear and go scurrying back to their homes. As people attributed the sound to the Grim Reaper, Houndoom’s howls were associated with death itself. Wounds inflicted by Houndoom’s flames will never heal thanks to Houndoom’s guts being full of toxins and the pain from these burns never fade away. This also gives Houndoom’s flames a very pungent smell.
This is probably not coming as a surprise to some people. After all, my username does kind of give you some hints. Really though, I find it hard to write things down for Houndoom simply because there is so much to say. Houndoom’s appearance is just plain badass. It looks amazing and it is actually a very cool Pokemon to use in battle. There are no other Dark/Fire type Pokemon out there other than Houndoom and Houndour which makes it unique as well. Houndoom is everything I want in a fire type Pokemon. It has the looks. It has the power. It has the moves. It’s a dog. It’s got a cool shiny. You don’t mess with a Houndoom. You just don’t. Just like with my Top 10 Water Types, when I decided to make this list, I did not need to think about who goes at the top. I did not need to DECIDE who is my #1. I knew right from the start that Houndoom got that spot and I just had to expand my list from there. I mentioned earlier that if I had to choose a Pokemon to take with me on my own journey, I would pick Arcanine, but that’s just because I’m not willing to take the risk with Houndoom. Houndoom is scary.
TL;DR: Houndoom is a shinigami dog.
Well that concludes this list. I really enjoyed writing it so I hope you enjoyed reading. If you have any other lists you would like me to do, feel free to let me know!
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