The recent review of my favorite poke Torkoal as POTW and the trashing it received got me thinking about the fire types in Ash/Satoshi inventory.
Charizard - Fire/Flying type who held its own against Entei and Articuno
Infernape - Fire/Fighting. The Star from DP. Strong and fast.
Torkoal which nearly took out Registeel. Strong attacks and massive defense.
Quilava - Not much screen time but strong attacks and good speed.
Tepig is only now being introduced this generation so its best to drop him from the poll for the moment.
Who do you think would win in a series of 1-1 battles.
As for my own opinion on the subject, Quilava depends on speed and evasion. Good traits but not enough against the other 3.
Torkoal has massive defense and strong set with iron Defense, Flamethrower, Heatwave and body slam.
It would fall against the seismic toss from Charizard and Dig from Infernape though. Sadly my favorite pokemon Torkoal does not stand up to Charizard & infernape.
Now to choose between Charizard and Infernape. Infernape has flare blitz. dig, flamethrower and mach punch. Charizard has flamethrower, dragon breath, seismic toss and steel wing (also overheat).
Infernape has strength/speed but it's attacks are not effective against a flying fire type.
Charizard can fly and do serious damage with seismic toss/ dragon breath.
While a close call, my vote goes to Charizard.