Typhlosion is interesting in that its one of the starters that goes through the least physical changes - and it even takes a step back from its previous evolution (Quilava) in having only one fire bursting out of its back instead of two. Still, a Pokemon with any fire exploding out of its back is better than a Pokemon with no fire exploding out of its back. And that's some big fire exploding out of Typhlosion's back.
Tyranitar is a beast - both figuratively and literally. The Godzilla-esque Pokemon has some of the highest stats in the game and essentially works as the Dragonite of Gen 2, although with way more weaknesses - but looking a lot more badass in the meantime. According to several Pokedex entries, it cannot be harmed by any sort of attack, which is either truly terrifying or the Pokedex researchers did all of their testing with Magikarps.
Surprisingly, the winner of Generation 2 isn't a fire-starter. It is, however, a psychic Legendary with large hands (well, wings), so we're not straying too far from what did well the first time around. Lugia is the 'guardian of the seas' - but surprisingly not a Water-type. No Kaiju or fiery vermin can hold a candle to this psychic bird of legend. If nothing else, it looks a hell of a lot cooler (and again, has a way cooler name) than Ho-Oh.
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