We all know flareon. Large, orange and very fluffy, but sadly, not very fortunate. For years now, flareon has been victimised, oppressed by harsh trainers worldwide. It has been ignored at best, and mocked at worst. It has been left at home, forgotten, like an old ornament which no longer shines. People put it on display, treat it like nothing more than a pretty picture.
Flareon has fought, struggled for its place. But forever, it has been denied the respect it deserves. It has burned plants, bitten bugs. It has been battered by stealth rocks, slashed by dragons. And what does it have to show for it? Nothing more than a ruined reputation and a reservation in the PC! Mention flareon and how will someone react? Will they show respect or admiration for it? No! They will laugh and jeer, and then point you to an arcanine!
But no more! No more, I say! Now is the time for flareon to strike back! Now is the time for flareon to triumph!
...Uh, yeah, you're meant to all clap and cheer and stuff at that bit...
Anyway, I figured the way to solve flareon's problem is to use one competitively, and encourage others to do the same. This brings up a rather immediate problem: How do you use flareon competitively? I tried to make a specially defensive set back in gen 5. Long story short, it didn't go very well.
But now gen 6 comes along, bringing flareon a wonderful new toy. No, I'm not talking about flare blitz. I'm talking about the assault vest. So I was thinking of using a mixed attacking flareon with an assault vest, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Fire blast is obviously my main attack, but what else? And how should I support it?