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Revision as of 15:56, 18 November 2012

Meganium #154: Meganium
Pokémon
#156: Quilava Quilava
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cyndaquil (disambiguation).
Cyndaquil
ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi
#155
155Cyndaquil.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Fire Unknown
Category
Fire Mouse Pokémon
Abilities
Blaze Flash Fire
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#004
Hoenn
#310
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-019
Oblivia
R-157 N-077
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
17.4 lbs.
Imperial
7.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F155.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 65 Battle Exp.: 651*

Cyndaquil (Japanese: ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Quilava starting at level 14, which evolves into Typhlosion starting at level 36.

Along with Chikorita and Totodile, Cyndaquil is one of the three starter Pokémon of Johto available at the beginning of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

Biology

Physiology

Cyndaquil is small, bipedal Pokémon with bluish fur on top of its body, and a milky color on the underside. Although called the Fire Mouse Pokémon, Cyndaquil seems to be a composite of features from the echidna, seen in the flames erupting from its back, and the shrew, the general shape of its body. Its eyes are often closed, as it is still young. It has four red-colored spots on its back from which its flames erupt. It lacks claws on its forelimbs, but has a single claw on each hind foot.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Cyndaquil is capable of defending itself by using the fire on its back. The fire grows more powerful as the Cyndaquil becomes more angry or defensive. Cyndaquil is also able to expel obscuring smoke to lower the accuracy of its opponent.

Behavior

Cyndaquil are usually timid, but its actual behavior depends on its personality. It tends to hide in most dangerous situations. Most Cyndaquil, such as Ash's, are inexperienced at first and don't know their strengths and weaknesses. If Cyndaquil is angry or surprised, such as from being attacked, it flares up its back for protection. Although its flames may burn vigorously in this emotional state, if Cyndaquil is tired the flames sputter fitfully with incomplete combustion.

Habitat

Cyndaquil can adapt to many habitats, however, most are found in the care of Trainers, having been their starter Pokémon.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Cyndaquil

Cyndaquil in the anime

Ash Ketchum captured a Cyndaquil in Good 'Quil Hunting. During its early days on Ash's team, Cyndaquil was easily tired-out (e.g. waiting a while for the flames on its back to ignite so it could use Fire-type attacks). Eventually, Cyndaquil overcame its shortcomings. Ash left his Cyndaquil, along with the rest of his Johto team (save for Pikachu), at Professor Oak's lab when he set out for Hoenn. Later, Ash called Cyndaquil back into his party for the Sinnoh League in An Old Family Blend!. It evolved into Quilava after a battle with Team Rocket's mecha.

Dawn's Cyndaquil

A Cyndaquil Egg in the anime

In An Egg Scramble!, Dawn defeated Lyra in a battle, winning an Egg. Shortly after, the Egg hatched into a Cyndaquil. It later evolved into a Quilava in SS024.

Other

Cyndaquil has a role in Arceus and the Jewel of Life alongside the other Johto starter Pokémon, Chikorita and Totodile.

Minor appearances

Cyndaquil first appeared in the anime in Don't Touch That 'dile as one of the three starter Pokémon Professor Elm had to give out at his lab.

Jimmy chose Cyndaquil as his starter Pokémon. By The Legend of Thunder!, it had become a Typhlosion.

Lucy has a pet Cyndaquil which appeared in Queen of the Serpentine.

A Cyndaquil is owned by one of the students of Snowpoint Trainers' School in Classroom Training!.

A Cyndaquil made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP141 Cyndaquil Ash's Pokédex Cyndaquil, the Fire Mouse Pokémon. Normally mild and even tempered, Cyndaquil will shoot a scorching flame out of its back when upset.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Kiaraway's Cyndaquil in Magical Pokémon Journey

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Kiaraway, a Fire-type Pokémon Trainer, owns a male Cyndaquil. He is one of his most used Pokémon, first appearing with Vulpix in Vulpix and Cyndaquil.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Exbo

In Pokémon Adventures, Gold took the Cyndaquil from Professor Elm's lab to try to catch the thief Silver. He named the Cyndaquil "Exbo" for the explosive fire from its back. After undergoing a bit of training with the rest of Gold's Pokémon, it evolved into Quilava and became a much more adept battler, and weeks after Silver and its owner's loss against the Masked Man, again evolved into a Typhlosion as Megaree and Croconaw evolved, as well. Its even greater power then enabled it to gain the upper hand in Gold's rematch with the villain, melting his ice body with its firepower augmented by Sunbo's Sunny Day.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Cyndaquil is Chris's starter Pokémon in The Golden Boys manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Cyndaquil (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Cyndaquil will aim a Flamethrower diagonally towards the ground in one direction. It is one of the easiest Pokémon to avoid, however. It can also be knocked off the screen.

Trophy information

Cyndaquil frighten easily, so they're often found curled up in balls. When threatened, they flare the flames on their backs to drive off enemies. Cyndaquil was one of the three Pokémon that Trainers could choose from at the beginning of Pokémon Silver, Gold, and Crystal. No one knows if their eyes are open.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Cyndaquil is not a Poké Ball item anymore. It is only a trophy.

Trophy information

"A Fire Mouse Pokémon. It's a timid creature that often curls up into a ball. When threatened, it flares up the flames on its back to scare off enemies. When it's angry, it can produce powerful flames, but when it's tired, it has trouble producing fire and suffers from incomplete combustion. When it levels up, it evolves into Quilava. Its squinty eyes are adorable."

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Hitting Cyndaquil will knock it back. After a few hits, Cyndaquil will be knocked into the Egg stand and the flame on its back will start heating the Egg. Hitting Cyndaquil one more time will cause the Egg to hatch and the player will have a chance to catch the newly hatched Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
Silver It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.
Crystal The fire that spouts from its back burns hottest when it is angry. The flaring flames intimidate foes.
Stadium 2 It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
Generation III
Ruby Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames sputter fitfully with incomplete combustion.
Sapphire
Emerald It flares flames from its back to protect itself. The fire burns vigorously if the Pokémon is angry. When it is tired, it sputters with incomplete combustion.
FireRed It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.
LeafGreen It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
Generation IV
Diamond It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
SoulSilver It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.
Generation V
Black It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
White
Black 2 It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Crystal
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
One Reward from Professor Birch for completing the Hoenn Pokédex
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Reward for defeating 100 Trainers in Mt. Battle
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Randomly on the Ruby Field*
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 34
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (13F-17F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Dark Crater (B1-B10)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mitonga Road
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: Firebreathing Mountain
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Flower Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Generation II Nintendo event Pokémon in 2003#Cyndaquil Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2003 5 Never
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2005#Cyndaquil Gotta Catch 'Em All #2 Japan 2005 10 Never

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 39
99 - 146 188 - 282
Attack: 52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Defense: 43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 309   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1313 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1919 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2222 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
2828 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
3131 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
3737 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
4646 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
4949 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
5555 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5858 Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cyndaquil obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cyndaquil
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cyndaquil
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cyndaquil
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cyndaquil
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MankeyPrimeapeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothVigorothSlakingSkittyDelcatty
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
RattataRaticateCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionPhanpy
DonphanSkittyDelcattyNumelCameruptSpinda
HippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuck
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingJolteonCombuskenBlaziken
DeerlingSawsbuck
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
VulpixNinetalesNuzleafShiftry Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
VulpixNinetalesGrowlitheArcanineNumelCamerupt
PansearSimisearHeatmor
Flame Burst Fire Special 70 100% 15
GrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlaziken
MonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumaka
Darmanitan
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
SentretFurretSkittyDelcattyBunearyLopunny
Lucario
Foresight Normal Status —% 40
SandshrewSandslashMeowthPersianPsyduckGolduck
MankeyPrimeapeSentretFurretAipomAmbipom
SneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringLinooneVigoroth
SlakingKecleonChimcharMonfernoInfernapeGlameow
PuruglyStunkySkuntankPurrloinLiepardPansage
SimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipourDrilbur
ExcadrillZoruaZoroarkCubchooBearticHeatmor
Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaWhismurLoudred
ExploudElectrikeManectric
Howl Normal Status —% 40
SeedotNuzleafShiftryDeerlingSawsbuck Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
RattataRaticatePikachuRaichuVulpixNinetales
RapidashEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
SentretFurretSneaselWeavileTorchicCombusken
BlazikenElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolPachirisu
BuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyLucarioBlitzle
ZebstrikaEmolga
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
GrowlitheArcanineVigorothSlakingLucarioLillipup
HerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTaurosTeddiursaUrsaring
SpindaBlitzleZebstrikaSandileKrokorokKrookodile
DarumakaDarmanitanCubchooBearticBouffalant
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cyndaquil in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cyndaquil in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cyndaquil
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cyndaquil
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Fire Pledge Fire Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cyndaquil can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cyndaquil cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cyndaquil
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cyndaquil
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Agility  Psychic  Hot Matches!

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rage Cyndaquil (EX Hidden Legends 59)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS155.png PinRS155.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani155.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP155.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.2%
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Make me angry and I'll burn you!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half...
1%-25% HP It's no good... Even the fire on my back is weakened...
Level up Yippee! There's my level! Awesome!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP I'm going for it, <name>!
26%-50% HP This is getting tougher...
1%-25% HP The fire on my back is almost out... <name>, help me...
Level up That's it! I leveled!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP155.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.png
(Burn ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 22 Max. exp.: 36
Browser entry  
Cyndaquil can make the flames on its back flare to burn Bundled Hay and so on.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW155.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Cyndaquil lives in the Flower Zone. There's nothing he likes better than Rayquaza's Balloon Panic.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Cyndaquil
Unevolved
Cyndaquil
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 14


Quilava
First evolution
Quilava
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Typhlosion
Second evolution
Typhlosion
 Fire 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 155.png Spr 2s 155.png Spr 2c 155.gif Spr b 2g 155.png
Spr 2g 155 s.png Spr 2s 155 s.png Spr 2c 155 s.gif Spr b 2g 155 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 155.png Spr 3e 155.png Spr 3r 155.png Spr b 3r 155.png
Spr 3r 155 s.png Spr 3e 155 s.png Spr 3r 155 s.png Spr b 3r 155 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 155.png Spr 4d 155.png Spr 4h 155.png Spr b 4d 155.png
Spr 4d 155 s.png Spr 4d 155 s.png Spr 4h 155 s.png Spr b 4d 155 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 155.png Spr 5b 155.png Spr b 5b 155.png
Spr 5b 155 s.png Spr 5b 155 s.png Spr b 5b 155 s.png
Cyndaquil For other sprites and images, please see Cyndaquil images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Cyndaquil is so far the only Fire-type starter Pokémon that is not primarily red or orange. This holds true for its evolutions, but not its Shiny form.
  • Cyndaquil is the only Fire-type starter Pokémon that retains its single typing throughout its entire evolutionary line.
    • Cyndaquil's evolutionary line is one of two three-stage Fire-type families that retains its single typing, while the other is Magby.
  • Cyndaquil and Chimchar are the two starter Pokémon that evolve at the lowest level, level 14.
  • Cyndaquil is the second starter Pokémon to be seen hatching from an Egg in the anime, with the first being Mudkip.
  • Cyndaquil and its evolutionary line can learn Iron Tail via TM23 in Generation II, but it can't learn it in later generations with the same TM.
  • Despite being able to learn Swift via level up, it cannot learn it via Move Tutor.
  • With the exception of Pikachu, Cyndaquil and its evolutionary line are the only starter Pokémon evolutionary line in the Yellow color group.
    • The Cyndaquil line is only one of two Fire-type starter Pokémon evolutionary lines not to be in the Red color group (the other being the Chimchar line in the Brown color group).

Origin

Its appearance is based on the echidna, but it also has traits of shrews, such as its long snout.

Name origin

Cyndaquil is a combination of cinder (ashes) and quill (referring to needle-like hairs).

Hinoarashi could be taken to mean 火の嵐 (storm of fire) but it is likely to also derive from 山荒 yama-arashi (porcupine).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi Means 火の嵐 hi no arashi; also a pun on 山荒 yama-arashi
France Flag.png French Hericendre From hérisson and cendre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cyndaquil Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Feurigel From Feuer and Igel
Italy Flag.png Italian Cyndaquil Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브케인 Bukaein From bul and 허리케인 heorikaein


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Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee


Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
CharizardChespinChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysElectrode
EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
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