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Cyndaquil (Pokémon)

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Cyndaquil
ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi
#155
155Cyndaquil.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HG/SS
Type
Fire '
Category
Fire Mouse Pokémon
Ability
Blaze
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
Ground 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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

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

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

Biology

Physiology

Its fur is bluish on top of its body, but 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 spots 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 dangerous situations. Most Cyndaquil, like Ash's, are inexperienced at start and don't know their strengths and weaknesses.

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

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 Template:Type2 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 DP182. It evolved into Quilava after a battle with Team Rocket's mecha.

File:Dawn Cynda.png
Dawn's Cyndaquil

Dawn's Cyndaquil

In An Egg Scramble!, Dawn defeated Lyra in a battle, winning an egg. Shortly after, the egg hatched into a Cyndaquil.

Other

Minor appearances

Cyndaquil first appeared in the anime in Don't Touch That 'dile as one of the three starters 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.

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

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

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

In Pokémon Adventures, Gold took the Cyndaquil from Professor Elm's lab to try to catch the thief Silver. He named the Cyndaquil "Explotaro" for the explosive fire from its back.

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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
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
Milonda Highway
Flame Temple

In Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Cyndaquil cannot evolve.

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

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#F5AC78" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

By events

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TCG-only moves

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  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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.png Spr b 2g 155.png
Spr 2g 155 s.png Spr 2s 155 s.png Spr 2c 155 s.png 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 and its evolutions are the only Pokémon that were not introduced in Generation I that can legally have Submission. Despite this, it can only learn it by breeding in Generation II only, and even then only in Crystal.
  • 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 that does not gain a secondary type during evolution all the way up to its final form.
    • Cyndaquil's line and the Magby line are the only Fire-type families with three stages that never gain a second type.
  • Cyndaquil along with Chimchar, are the only two starter Pokémon that evolve at level 14, the lowest level starters evolve at. Coincidentally, both are the Fire-type choice in the regions introduced in an even-numbered generation, and both are the only mammal-inspired starter Pokémon in any generation save for Pikachu in the special Yellow version.
  • Cyndaquil is the second starter Pokémon to be seen hatching from an egg in the anime, the first being Mudkip.
  • Despite being able to learn Swift via level up, it can't learn it via MoveTutor.

Origin

Its appearance is based on the echidna.

Name origin

Cyndaquil's name is a combination of the words cinder, meaning 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 be based on 山荒 yama-arashi, porcupine.

In other languages

  • German: Feurigel - From Feuer (fire) and Igel (hedgehog).
  • French: Hericendre - From hérisson (hedgehog) and cendre (ashes).
  • Korean: 브케인 Bukein (Bucane)
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 火球鼠 Huŏ Qiú Shŭ - Literally "Fireball rodent".

Related articles

External links

Notes

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
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