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Cyndaquil (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Meganium
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Quilava 000
Cyndaquil
ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi
#155
155Cyndaquil.png
Artwork from GSC
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
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
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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, whom 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 the Generation II games.


Biology

Cyndaquil is a shy and timid Pokémon. It lives in groups and tends to hide in dangerous situations. Most Cyndaquil, like Ash's, are inexperienced at start and don't know their strengths and weaknesses.

Physiology

Its fur is bluish on top of its body, but a milky color on the underside. 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 gets angrier or more defensive.

Behavior

Cyndaquil are usually timid, but its actual behavior depends on its personality.

Habitat

Cyndaquil can adapt to many habitats, however, most are found in the care of Trainers, having been their starter Pokémon. Being a Template:Type2 Pokémon, they prefer hotter areas.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

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Ash's Cyndaquil

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.

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 got over 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.

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

Pike Queen Lucy has a pet Cyndaquil.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures (aka Pokémon Special) 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.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Hitting Cyndaquil will knock it back. After a few hits, Cyndaquil will 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 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.
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 It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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 Pal Park
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 and Blue)
Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (13F-17F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Dark Crater (B1-B10)

In Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Cyndaquil can not evolve.

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.


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

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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By events

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TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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 the only Pokémon that was 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.
  • It is the only Fire-type starter that does not gain an extra type during evolution all the way up to its final form.
  • Cyndaquil and its evolutions' ability to use Rollout could be a reference to the Spin Charge attack used by Sonic the Hedgehog or the move Flame Wheel without fire.

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 needlelike 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. Its German name, Feurigel, comes from Feuer and Igel. Its French name, Hericendre, comes from hérisson and cendre.

In other languages

  • German: Feurigel - from Feuer (fire) and Igel (hedgehog).
  • French: Hericendre
  • Korean: 브케인 Bukein

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