With impressive strength and attacks to back up such power, the Timburr evolutionary line is not one to be taken lightly. These Pokemon are formidable with many strong attacks that can take down many opponents. Allowing one of these characters to get their foot in the door can lead to disastrous consequences. The only real way of preventing them from wiping out any team is to hit hard and fast so they faint before they can even land an attack.
With an impressive base 80 Attack, Timburr’s future lies exclusively with physical attacks. Conkeldurr doesn’t disappoint, ending with a whopping 140 base attack. Not to mention a sturdy base HP and Defense helps defend against many physical attacks. Their weakness lies in their last two stats; low Special Defense and Speed lead to being outgunned and vulnerable to many other Pokemon. They cover up their weaknesses with a variety of strategic attacks. For example, the egg move Mach Punch always allows the user to hit first, and with these Pokemon that move can inflict some serious damage. Defensive attacks like Protect and Detect will help whittle down the PP of the opponent’s moves and Wide Guard can protect against attacks such as Surf and Earthquake in Triple Battles.
Strong attacks are a given for these Pokemon, and the variety available allows for decent type coverage. With the ever-popular Earthquake at their disposal, they only need one turn to change the tide of a battle. Other attacks like Hammer Arm and Stone Edge are good options, but they have their unique drawbacks. Grass Knot may seem like an unusual attack, but it gives added coverage and is the one Grass attack these three characters can learn. Poison Jab may seem like an inferior attack since it is Poison type, but it has a good chance of poisoning an enemy. As a last-resort attack, Superpower can demolish an enemy in a pinch at the cost of lowering the user’s Attack and Defense. Even though it may seem illogical to use such an attack, it can prove helpful if there is only one or two opponent Pokemon left.
Both Timburr and Gurdurr are findable in the Unova region and are common in the areas they can be found. In order to get Conkeldurr a Gurdurr must be traded to another Black or White game; it is not possible to find one in the wild. Breeding is the best way to get a Timburr on account of the variety of possible egg moves.
Recently a Timburr Pokedoll was released by the Pokemon Centers in Japan. It is the first plush of the evolutionary line, but the My Pokemon Collection will release plush of all of these Pokemon in due time. Very little merchandise featuring any of these Pokemon has been released, and they have always been minor characters in what has been previously available.
They may not be the prettiest Pokemon to come from Unova, but raw power easily makes up for that shortcoming. They make great back-up choices and are very useful through the main storyline. Making up for the low speed may require some ingenuity with battling, but once that problem is solved they are some incredibly reliable battlers.