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* Torchic is the only starter Pokémon available in the wild, being found on the [[Pokéwalker]] course {{pw|Sightseeing}}, along with {{p|Pikachu}}.
 
* Torchic is the only starter Pokémon available in the wild, being found on the [[Pokéwalker]] course {{pw|Sightseeing}}, along with {{p|Pikachu}}.
 
** Prior to {{game|Platinum}}, it was also the only starter allowed in [[Amity Square]], along with Pikachu.
 
** Prior to {{game|Platinum}}, it was also the only starter allowed in [[Amity Square]], along with Pikachu.
* Torchic is the first starter Pokémon based on a bird, the second being {{p|Piplup}}. Also, neither evolve into a Flying-type.
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* Torchic is the first starter Pokémon based on a bird.
 
* Torchic has the lightest weight of all the basic forms of the {{pkmn2|Starter}}s.
 
* Torchic has the lightest weight of all the basic forms of the {{pkmn2|Starter}}s.
* Even though Torchic has no arms, it is able to learn {{m|Mega Punch}} by tutoring in {{game|Emerald}}. This is likely because its evolutions have arms.
 
 
* Torchic is the only first stage of a [[starter Pokémon]] that has a [[List of Pokémon with gender differences|gender difference]] (though its own is very easily missed, being only a one-pixel difference), excluding {{p|Pikachu}}.
 
* Torchic is the only first stage of a [[starter Pokémon]] that has a [[List of Pokémon with gender differences|gender difference]] (though its own is very easily missed, being only a one-pixel difference), excluding {{p|Pikachu}}.
 
** It also is in the only [[starter Pokémon]] evolutionary line in which all members have gender differences.
 
** It also is in the only [[starter Pokémon]] evolutionary line in which all members have gender differences.
** Torchic, {{p|Buizel}}, and {{p|Floatzel}} are also the only Pokémon to have the difference shown only on their back sprites.
 
* Torchic and {{p|Combusken}} are the only non-Flying-type Pokémon to learn {{m|Mirror Move}} by leveling up. This trait was shared with final evolved, {{p|Blaziken}} in [[Generation III]].
 
** However, both Torchic and Combusken are both based on birds, so this makes sense.
 
 
* With {{p|Tepig}}, Torchic is the slowest of all the Fire-type starters, with a base speed of only 45.
 
* With {{p|Tepig}}, Torchic is the slowest of all the Fire-type starters, with a base speed of only 45.
 
<!--* Torchic is the only Fire-type starter that Ash has never owned.-->
 
<!--* Torchic is the only Fire-type starter that Ash has never owned.-->
 
* Torchic is the [[List of Pokémon by weight|lightest]] {{type|Fire}} Pokémon.
 
* Torchic is the [[List of Pokémon by weight|lightest]] {{type|Fire}} Pokémon.
* Although Torchic is clearly based on a bird, it is not in the {{egg|Flying}} Egg Group. It shares this trait with {{p|Delibird}}, {{p|Piplup}} and {{p|Prinplup|its}} {{p|Empoleon|evolutions}}.
 
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 04:38, 28 March 2013

Sceptile #254: Sceptile
Pokémon
#256: Combusken Combusken
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Torchic (disambiguation).
Torchic
アチャモ Achamo
#255
255Torchic.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Emerald
Type
Fire Unknown
Category
Chick Pokémon
Abilities
Blaze Speed Boost
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#004
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-015
Oblivia
R-211 N-036
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
5.5 lbs.
Imperial
2.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body07.png
Footprint
 F255.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
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 65 Battle Exp.: 651*

Torchic (Japanese: アチャモ Achamo) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Combusken starting at level 16, which evolves into Blaziken starting at level 36.

Along with Treecko and Mudkip, Torchic is one of three starter Pokémon of Hoenn available at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Biology

Physiology

Torchic is a small chick that is covered in orange and yellow downy feathers. Its wings are underdeveloped and are almost useless aside from keeping the Pokémon warm. Its legs and feet however are well developed for running and scratching. It also has a crest on its head which vaguely resembles a flame, and it is the only set of feathers that stick up. It also possesses a flame sac much like other fire Pokémon: Vulpix and Flareon.

Gender differences

Male Torchic have very small black specks on their rears. Females do not have this mark.

Special abilities

Like many Fire-types, Torchic is able to breathe fire of over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees Celsius) from its beak.

Behavior

Being a young Pokémon, Torchic is naturally curious and is very inquisitive about its environment. Thus, it needs someone to guide it and to train it. It will follow its Trainer with unsteady steps. Individual personalities range from meek to headstrong. Torchic apparently doesn't like the dark because it cannot see what is in front of it.

Habitat

Torchic is rare in the wild, and is most likely to be found under the possession of Trainers that choose it as a starter. However, in the wild it is most likely to be found in Hoenn.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Torchic in the anime

Major appearances

May's Torchic

May has a Torchic that she obtained in Get the Show on the Road!. It evolved into Combusken in A Shroomish Skirmish, and later into Blaziken in Once More with Reeling!.

Other

Harrison started off with a Torchic that he received from Professor Birch. It is now a Blaziken.

Ash, Max and Brock were given the task of watching over a trio of Hoenn starter Pokémon for Nurse Joy while May was practicing with her Beautifly in Having a Wailord of a Time. The Torchic of that three managed to evolve and had to be hidden.

Minor appearances

A Torchic made a brief cameo in Disaster of Disguise, Setting the World on its Buneary! and in Barry's Busting Out All Over!.

In the manga

Ginji, a human transformed into a Torchic, from Ginji's Rescue Team

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Chic

Like her anime counterpart, Sapphire also received a Torchic (nicknamed Chic) from her father Professor Birch. Just like Chic's Trainer, she loves to battle. Chic evolved in Dewford Town before a battle that Sapphire was having against Brawly along with Rono, her Aron-become-Lairon. After several concussive battles against Team Aqua and Gym Leader Flannery, she evolved again to Blaziken in a bout against Winona.

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

Main article: Haruka's Torchic

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga, the main character, Haruka, owns a Torchic as her starter Pokémon.

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

Main article: Ginji

In the manga Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team, the main character, Ginji, is transformed into a Torchic due to the curse of Ninetales.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga, Sapphire owns a Torchic. She uses it to compete in Pokémon Contests in Let's Try To Be Idols!!.

Professor Birch is also seen owning a Torchic in I Won't Let You Lead!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Torchic (TCG)

In the TFG

One Torchic figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

After being released from a Poké Ball, Torchic is engulfed in flames and burns nearby brawlers. It leaves its victim(s) trapped, which accumulates a moderately large amount of damage, for the duration of its time on the field and launches as it leaves the field.

Trophy Information

"A Chick Pokémon. It's a Fire-type that has a flame sac in its belly where it produces fireballs reaching 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit--it shoots these out of its mouth. While Torchic is as cute as can be, it evolves into the powerful Combusken when it levels up. It also then becomes a Fire and Fighting combination."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Torchic sticks with its Trainer, following behind with unsteady steps. This Pokémon breathes fire of over 1,800 degrees F, including fireballs that leave the foe scorched black.
Sapphire Torchic has a place inside its body where it keeps its flame. Give it a hug - it will be glowing with warmth. This Pokémon is covered all over by a fluffy coat of down.
Emerald If attacked, it strikes back by spitting balls of fire it forms in its stomach. A Torchic dislikes darkness because it can't see its surroundings.
FireRed It has a flame sac inside its belly that perpetually burns. It feels warm if it is hugged.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Inside its body is a place where it keeps a small flame. Hug it! It will be as warm as a hot-water bottle.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
White
Black 2 A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
Emerald
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Gift from Steven Stone after beating Red
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Sightseeing
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 Springleaf Field
Camp Starlight
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 2
Endless Level 14
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (11F-15F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Dark Crater (B1-B14)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Volcano
Forest Temple
Odd Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Misty Edgewater
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone, Meeting Place *

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gotta Catch 'Em All #1 Torchic Japanese Japan 10 November 26 to December 11, 2005

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Torchic Japanese Japanese PGL 10 November 24, 2010 to Auguat 31, 2011

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 310   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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
12/20 ★★☆☆

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

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1010 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1616 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1919 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
2525 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
2828 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
3434 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3737 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —% 20
4343 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Torchic obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torchic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torchic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
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 Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
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 Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 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 Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torchic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torchic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidash
Farfetch'dJolteonAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneasel
WeavileBuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolga
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSentretFurretAipomAmbipom
GirafarigMawileBunearyLopunnyPatratWatchog
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanVigoroth
SlakingPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
Farfetch'dPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon FeatherDance* Flying Status 100% 15
PikachuRaichuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleon
AbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
VulpixNinetalesGrowlitheArcanineNumelCamerupt
PansearSimisearHeatmor
Flame Burst Fire Special 70 100% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyDonphan
PachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccinoCinccino
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
MankeyPrimeapeWatchogScraggyScrafty Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsol
StunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
GrowlitheArcanineVigorothSlakingLillipupHerdier
StoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
MankeyPrimeapeSnubbullGranbullWhismurLoudred
ExploudSpindaMienfooMienshao
SmellingSalt* Normal Physical 60 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Torchic in Generation IV
  • 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 Torchic in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torchic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torchic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
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 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
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 Torchic can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Torchic cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torchic
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torchic
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS255.png PinRS255.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani255.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP255.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.9%
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP The fire sac in my belly feels very warm.
26%-50% HP Uh-oh! I think my HP is down halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I feel faint... Help...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! It makes me feel chirpy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP We're going to do this together, <name>!
26%-50% HP Exhaustion's setting in...
1%-25% HP I'm in deep trouble... <name>, I need help...
Level up Yes! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP255.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.: 12 Max. exp.: 22
Browser entry  
Torchic spouts flames from its tiny beak. It can easily incinerate Bundled Hay.
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
PPW255.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Torchic lives in the Lava Zone. He couldn't go home because the Mine Cart wasn't working. He loves to show off at Bastiodon's Block Barrage.
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

Torchic
Unevolved
Torchic
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Combusken
First evolution
Combusken
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Blaziken
Second evolution
Blaziken
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 255.png Spr 3e 255.png Spr 3r 255.png Spr b 3r 255.png
Spr 3r 255 s.png Spr 3e 255 s.png Spr 3r 255 s.png Spr b 3r 255 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 255 m.png Spr 4d 255 m.png Spr 4d 255 m.png Spr b 4d 255 m.png
Spr 4d 255 f.png Spr 4d 255 f.png Spr 4d 255 f.png Spr b 4d 255 f.png
Spr 4d 255 m s.png Spr 4d 255 m s.png Spr 4d 255 m s.png Spr b 4d 255 m s.png
Spr 4d 255 f s.png Spr 4d 255 f s.png Spr 4d 255 f s.png Spr b 4d 255 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 255 m.png Spr 5b 255 m.png Spr b 5b 255 m.png
Spr 5b 255 f.png Spr 5b 255 f.png Spr b 5b 255 f.png
Spr 5b 255 m s.png Spr 5b 255 m s.png Spr b 5b 255 m s.png
Spr 5b 255 f s.png Spr 5b 255 f s.png Spr b 5b 255 f s.png
Torchic For other sprites and images, please see Torchic images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Pre-alpha sketch
  • A pre-alpha sketch from before Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire that was released portrays a different Torchic with large floppy ears and a flame-shaped marking on the back of its head.
  • Torchic is the only starter Pokémon available in the wild, being found on the Pokéwalker course Sightseeing, along with Pikachu.
  • Torchic is the first starter Pokémon based on a bird.
  • Torchic has the lightest weight of all the basic forms of the Starters.
  • Torchic is the only first stage of a starter Pokémon that has a gender difference (though its own is very easily missed, being only a one-pixel difference), excluding Pikachu.
    • It also is in the only starter Pokémon evolutionary line in which all members have gender differences.
  • With Tepig, Torchic is the slowest of all the Fire-type starters, with a base speed of only 45.
  • Torchic is the lightest Fire-type Pokémon.

Origin

It appears to have been based on a chicken hatchling. Torchic may also be based on the basan, a legendary fire-breathing chicken.

Name origin

Torchic is a combination of torch and chick (a baby bird).

Achamo is a combination of 赤子 akago (baby) and 軍鶏 shamo (a breed of Japanese chicken once raised for fighting).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アチャモ Achamo 赤子 akago and 軍鶏 shamo
France Flag.png French Poussifeu From poussin and feu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torchic Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Flemmli From Flamme
Italy Flag.png Italian Torchic Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아차모 Achamo Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

Notes

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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
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
Sceptile #254: Sceptile
Pokémon
#256: Combusken Combusken


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