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** On a similar note, its sprites and artwork show it with a yellow body, while its body is cream colored in the anime.
 
** On a similar note, its sprites and artwork show it with a yellow body, while its body is cream colored in the anime.
 
* Moltres shares the same [[species]] name as {{p|Charmeleon}}, {{p|Charizard}}, {{p|Flareon}}, and {{p|Infernape}}. They are all known as Flame Pokémon.
 
* Moltres shares the same [[species]] name as {{p|Charmeleon}}, {{p|Charizard}}, {{p|Flareon}}, and {{p|Infernape}}. They are all known as Flame Pokémon.
**Infernape is the only one not introduced in [[Generation I]].
 
 
* In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, Moltres is found in [[Johto]], making it the only [[legendary birds|legendary bird]] not to be found near its location in {{game|Red and Blue|s}} in these games.
 
* In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, Moltres is found in [[Johto]], making it the only [[legendary birds|legendary bird]] not to be found near its location in {{game|Red and Blue|s}} in these games.
 
* Moltres is the only one of the three legendary birds to not appear in the original opening of the English dub.
 
* Moltres is the only one of the three legendary birds to not appear in the original opening of the English dub.
 
* Moltres is the only member of [[Legendary birds|its trio]] that can't have super effective [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]] against a Pokémon of its own type. Both {{p|Zapdos}}'s {{t|Electric}} moves and {{p|Articuno}}'s {{t|Ice}} moves are super effective against the {{t|Flying}} Pokémon.
 
* Moltres is the only member of [[Legendary birds|its trio]] that can't have super effective [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]] against a Pokémon of its own type. Both {{p|Zapdos}}'s {{t|Electric}} moves and {{p|Articuno}}'s {{t|Ice}} moves are super effective against the {{t|Flying}} Pokémon.
 
* Moltres is the only Fire-type Pokémon to learn {{m|SolarBeam}} by level-up.
 
* Moltres is the only Fire-type Pokémon to learn {{m|SolarBeam}} by level-up.
*Moltres' first letter in it's English name is the middle letter in the English Alphabet, while Articuno's is first and Zapdos' is last.
 
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 22:46, 25 February 2013

Zapdos #145: Zapdos
Pokémon
#147: Dratini Dratini
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Moltres (disambiguation).
Moltres
ファイヤー Fire
#146
146Moltres.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire Flying
Category
Flame Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure Flame Body
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#146
Johto
#242
Hoenn
#301
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-300
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
132.3 lbs.
Imperial
60.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F146.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 81 cycles
(20655 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 217 Battle Exp.: 2171*

Moltres (Japanese: ファイヤー Fire) is a dual-type Fire/Flying legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Articuno and Zapdos, it is one of the three legendary birds of Kanto.

Biology

Physiology

Moltres takes the form of a large bird with flame-colored plumage, resembling a phoenix. Its dazzling wings and elaborate head crest appear to be covered with flames. It has a straight, pointed brown beak that is the same color as its feet. Compared to the other legendary birds, it has the smallest feet and legs. It is the largest of the legendary birds, but its feathers make up a good portion of its bulk.

Gender differences

Moltres is a genderless species.

Special abilities

When Moltres flaps its wings, it creates a brilliant flash of flames. It is also one of the few Pokémon known to naturally wield the very powerful Flying-type move Sky Attack.

Behavior

Moltres is one of the legendary birds of Kanto, and is a poorly understood species, believed by many to be pure myth. Its behavior is largely clandestine, but it appears to migrate to the south during the springtime. There are many folktales surrounding this species, but perhaps the most popular is that its appearance will bring about an early spring. When Moltres flaps its wings, it sheds hundreds of tiny embers. It is believed that these embers have healing properties. If injured, it will immerse itself in lava to heal.

Habitat

Moltres appear to live in hot regions, particularly active volcanoes. They are spectacularly rare. Moltres have been sighted on Victory Road and near the Sevii Islands. One has been recently sighted, roaming Sinnoh. Another, possibly the one from Victory Road, lives in Mt. Silver.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Moltres in the anime

Major appearances

Moltres (M02)

Moltres made its first true appearance in The Power of One. Lawrence III wanted to capture the three legendary birds as well as their master Lugia.

Other

Moltres also appeared in All Fired Up where it defeated Team Rocket. It reappeared in a flashback in Round One - Begin! and in another flashback in Friends to the End.

Moltres appeared in The Search for the Legend where Butch and Cassidy attempted to steal it.

Minor appearances

A robotic Moltres was shown chasing Jessie, James, and Meowth in Island of the Giant Pokémon.

Additionally it was mentioned in The Fortune Hunters where James mistakenly believed that it was his "Inner Pokémon" and dressed up in a Moltres costume.

A Moltres appeared in An EGG-sighting Adventure! as part of Team Rocket's fantasy.

A Moltres made a cameo in the intro of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, The Rise of Darkrai and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP074 Moltres Ash's Pokédex Moltres, a Legendary Pokémon. Its virtues symbolize the Pokémon League Competitions.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SS018 Moltres Ritchie's Pokédex Moltres, a one-of-a-kind Legendary Flame Pokémon. So powerful, its fire dust can bring early spring to wintery land.
This concludes the entries from the Pokémon Chronicles series.

In the manga

Moltres as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sabrina is shown to have obtained Moltres for Team Rocket during the Kanto saga, but it is not seen in battle. It is later combined with Articuno and Zapdos to form a singular legendary bird, but they separate once Sabrina is defeated and go back to the wild.

Green later catches Moltres on Mt. Ember during her training journey to overcome her fear of birds. She used it and its fellow legendary birds in the fight against Karen and Will, who were commanding the Masked Man's Ho-Oh and Lugia. She has not used any of them since, meaning they have probably been deposited in the box or released.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Moltres appeared in Goodbye to a Peaceful Village, where it attacked Ginji and Mudkip because it believed that Ginji was destined to destroy the world.

In the TCG

Main article: Moltres (TCG)

Other appearances

Moltres in Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros.

Moltres made a cameo appearance in the Saffron City stage. Very rarely, it will fly by in the background.

Moltres in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl

When released from a Poké Ball, Moltres will remain where it is released, flapping its wings. It will then use Sky Attack in Melee or Fly in Brawl to leave the arena. Any opponent that touches it will receive a sizable amount of damage. Moltres is the only legendary bird to return in Brawl.

Trophy Information

Melee

As tradition has it, the onset of spring heralds the return of this legendary Pokémon from its southern home. Its bright orange color and fiery aspect lends to its overwhelming appearance. Sky Attack, the strongest of flying moves, is a perfect fit for this burning phenom, but it obviously also excels at powerful Fire-type moves.

Brawl

"A Flame Pokémon. It's one of the legendary bird Pokémon. When Moltres appears in a town, it is said that spring will come earlier there than in other towns. If Moltres is injured, it apparently returns to a volcano to heal its wings with magma. Moltres spreads its wide, flame-covered wings and attacks opponents with the exciting and highly damaging Sky Attack."

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a giant dazzle of flashing flames.
Blue
Yellow A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its blazing wings, even the night sky will turn red.
Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon known as the "fire bird". Every time it flaps, its wings flare and burn brightly.
Generation II
Gold This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
Silver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.
Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. It is said to migrate from the south along with the spring.
Stadium 2 This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
Generation III
Ruby Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
Sapphire
Emerald Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control fire. If injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. Those who see it are overwhelmed by its orange wing that seem to be on fire.
LeafGreen It is said to be the legendary bird Pokémon of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flare of flames.
Generation IV
Diamond One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that spring will soon arrive if Moltres shows itself.
Pearl
Platinum One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
HeartGold This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
SoulSilver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.
Generation V
Black One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
White
Black 2 One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Victory Road
Blue (Japan)
One Victory Road
Yellow
One Victory Road
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Time Capsule
Crystal
None Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Mt. Ember
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
One Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Mt. Silver
Pal Park
Mountain
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 Snap Volcano
Pokémon Pinball Indigo Plateau
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Blaze Peak (3F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Final Maze (B40F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Giant Volcano (10F)

(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)

Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace Normal Mode S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: World Axle - B1F (post ending)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Moltres English United States 50Shiny November 30 to December 6, 2001; February 15 to 21, 2002
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Moltres English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Bryant Park Moltres English United States 70 August 8, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* BrightPowder BrightPowder (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 580   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 125.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/24 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100}}100% 25
0088 0088 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
01515 01515 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
02222 02222 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
02929 02929 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
03636 03636 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
04343 04343 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
05050 05050 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 20
05757 05757 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
06464 06464 Heat Wave Fire Special 100100 090}}90% 10
07171 07171 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
07878 07878 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
08585 08585 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
N/AN/A 09292 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 070}}70% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Moltres obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
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 TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Moltres 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 Moltres in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • 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 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Moltres can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Moltres cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin146.png Pin146.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani146.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP146.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 30%
Friend Area: Legendary Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP I represent the power of fire! My fire can never be extinguished!
26%-50% HP My health is down quite a bit, but I'll be fine!
1%-25% HP I'm run-down...Even my fire won't give me power...
Level up There! I've leveled! My firepower has been boosted!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up There! I've leveled! My firepower has been boosted!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP146.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 30%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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 )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It produces flames and creates pillars of fire to attack.
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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
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

Moltres
Does not evolve
Moltres
 Fire  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 146.png Spr 1y 146.png Spr 1g 146.png Spr b g1 146.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 146.png Spr 2s 146.png Spr 2c 146.gif Spr b 2g 146.png
Spr 2g 146 s.png Spr 2s 146 s.png Spr 2c 146 s.gif Spr b 2g 146 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 146.png Spr 3e 146.png Spr 3f 146.png Spr b 3r 146.png
Spr 3r 146 s.png Spr 3e 146 s.png Spr 3f 146 s.png Spr b 3r 146 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 146.png Spr 4d 146.png Spr 4h 146.png Spr b 4d 146.png
Spr 4d 146 s.png Spr 4d 146 s.png Spr 4h 146 s.png Spr b 4d 146 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 146.png Spr 5b 146.png Spr b 5b 146.png
Spr 5b 146 s.png Spr 5b 146 s.png Spr b 5b 146 s.png
Moltres For other sprites and images, please see Moltres images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Moltres's sprites and artwork have depicted it with either its wings fully engulfed or only partially engulfed in flames. As of Generation III, it is only shown with its wings partially engulfed.
    • On a similar note, its sprites and artwork show it with a yellow body, while its body is cream colored in the anime.
  • Moltres shares the same species name as Charmeleon, Charizard, Flareon, and Infernape. They are all known as Flame Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Moltres is found in Johto, making it the only legendary bird not to be found near its location in Pokémon Red and Blue in these games.
  • Moltres is the only one of the three legendary birds to not appear in the original opening of the English dub.
  • Moltres is the only member of its trio that can't have super effective STAB against a Pokémon of its own type. Both Zapdos's Electric moves and Articuno's Ice moves are super effective against the Flying Pokémon.
  • Moltres is the only Fire-type Pokémon to learn SolarBeam by level-up.

Origin

Like Ho-Oh, Moltres is based on the legend of the phoenix. It is most likely based on either the Arabian phoenix or the Slavic Firebird. Others claim that the bird is based on the Japanese mythical bird known as 朱雀 Suzaku, guardian of the South, and is not a true phoenix. Regardless, the Pokémon has a very similar appearance to both the phoenix and the Suzaku. It may also be based on a heron or Bennu, because of their similarities in shape. It also embodies traits from a number of other firebirds, such as the three-legged bird.

Name origin

Moltres is a combination of molten and tres (Spanish for three, indicating that it is the third in the series of Kanto legendary birds). It may also derive from molt.

Fire is literally fire.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ファイヤー Fire From the English fire
France Flag.png French Sulfura A combination of sulfureux and Ra, the Egyptian sun god
Spain Flag.png Spanish Moltres Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lavados From Lava
Italy Flag.png Italian Moltres Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파이어 Paieo Transliteration of Japanese name


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EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
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