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* Torkoal has the highest Defense of all Fire types.
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* It is tied with {{p|Slugma}} and {{p|Litwick}} for the lowest Speed of all Fire types.
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===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 13:55, 24 April 2013

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Torkoal (disambiguation).
Torkoal
コータス Cotoise
#324
324Torkoal.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Fire Unknown
Category
Coal Pokémon
Abilities
White Smoke Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#105
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-143
Almia
R-224
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
177.2 lbs.
Imperial
80.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F324.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 161 Battle Exp.: 1611*

Torkoal (Japanese: コータス Cotoise) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

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

Biology

Physiology

Torkoal are small, tortoise-like Pokémon with large black rock-like shells with "holes" that glow with a red warmth. Their skin is a reddish brown in color with gray-black bands on their legs and neck. They have long necks and their eyes seem permanently closed. They are usually depicted blowing out smoke from their nostrils and the tops of their backs.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Like many fire Pokémon, it has a place inside its body where it keeps its fire. This system is powered by burning coal. Torkoal are notably more physically defensive than most other Fire types, which is further boosted by supportive moves like Yawn, Stealth Rock, Rapid Spin, and Will-O-Wisp.

Behavior

Torkoal releasing black smoke

Torkoal are usually calm if left undisturbed. If angered, they belch black smoke from the burning coal inside their shells and flee.

Habitat

Torkoal lives in mountains near volcanoes in search of coal.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

This Pokémon feeds mostly on coal for internal combustion. It fills hollow spaces on its shell with the coal and burns it to generate energy.

In the anime

Torkoal in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Torkoal

In All Torkoal, No Play, the Steel-type Pokémon of the Valley of Steel were picking on a wild Torkoal which, after helping it defeat a Steelix, Ash then captured it.

Other

Torkoal was first seen in Poetry Commotion! under the ownership of Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

Minor appearances

A Torkoal appears in The Keystone Pops! during Team Rocket's motto.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG055 Torkoal Ash's Pokédex Torkoal, the Coal Pokémon. Torkoal burns coal within its body to produce energy. As a defense, Torkoal is able to release smoke from its nostrils and its back to confuse enemies.
AG058 Torkoal Ash's Pokédex Torkoal, the Coal Pokémon. Torkoal burns coal within its body to produce energy. As a defense, Torkoal is able to release smoke from its nostrils and its back to confuse enemies.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Torkoal appears as the main Pokémon of the Team Magma admin Tabitha, who trusts it enough to have it hold the Blue Orb while they were given an order to guard the artifact. Tabitha's Torkoal has the special ability to use its smoke to hypnotize and poison enemies.

In the TCG

Main article: Torkoal (TCG)

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 Torkoal digs through mountains in search of coal. If it finds some, it fills hollow spaces on its shell with the coal and burns it. If it is attacked, this Pokémon spouts thick black smoke to beat a retreat.
Sapphire Torkoal generates energy by burning coal. It grows weaker as the fire dies down. When it is preparing for battle, this Pokémon burns more coal.
Emerald It battles using energy it gets from burning coal. When loosing smoke from its nostrils, it lets off a sound that is similar to a locomotive's horn.
FireRed It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches thick, black smoke and flees.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
White
Black 2 It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
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
Uncommon Fiery Path
Emerald
Uncommon Fiery Path, Magma Hideout
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 227, Stark Mountain (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Rare Route 227, Stark Mountain (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Pokémon Dream World
Black 2 White 2
None Pokémon Dream World
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 11
Endless Level 15
Forever Level 60
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Blaze (7F-12F)
Fiery Field (9F-14F)
Wish Cave (57F-59F)
Joyous Tower (57F-59F)
Oddity Cave (B7-B10)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Dark Crater Pit (B7-B14)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: Firebreathing Mountain, World Axle - B1F, All*
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total: 470   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
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

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 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Smog Poison Special 02020 07070% 20
077 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
1212 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
1717 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
2020 SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2323 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2828 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
3333 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3636 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3939 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
4444 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
4949 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
5252 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
5555 Heat Wave Fire Special 100100 09090% 10
6060 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
6565 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Torkoal obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • 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 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 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 Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 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 Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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 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 TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
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 HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • 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 
Smeargle Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanVigoroth
SlakingPachirisuBunearyLopunnyLucarioCubchoo
Beartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
CyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionCamerupt Eruption Fire Special 150 100% 5
DiglettDugtrioCameruptHippopotasHippowdonDrilbur
Excadrill
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
VulpixNinetalesGrowlitheArcanineNumelCamerupt
PansearSimisearHeatmor
Flame Burst Fire Special 70 100% 15
RhyhornRhydonRhyperiorBidoofBibarelDrilbur
ExcadrillBouffalant
Skull Bash* Normal Physical 100 100% 15
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothVigorothSlaking
BidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearSimisear
MunnaMusharna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Torkoal 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 Torkoal in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • 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 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Torkoal can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Torkoal cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Rugged Mountain Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
Rugged Mountain Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Torkoal can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS324.png PinRS324.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani324.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP324.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.1%
Friend Area: Crater
Phrases
51%-100% HP I have coal burning inside my belly.
26%-50% HP Hmmm... It seems as if I've only half my health remaining.
1%-25% HP I'm about finished... I've run out of my internal coal reserves...
Level up There goes my level! The coal's burning well inside me, too.
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 goes my level! The coal's burning well inside me, too.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP324.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×2)
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 77 Max. exp.: 111
Browser entry  
When Torkoal's shell stops puffing smoke, it's a sign that fire will erupt.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Magma Flow - field move.png
(Magma Flow ×-)
Browser entry  
It launches blobs of fire from its back to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None 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
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW324.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Torkoal are hanging around the Lava Zone. They enjoy training those that visit them. Their favorite Attraction is Rhyperior's Bumper Burn.
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

Torkoal
Does not evolve
Torkoal
 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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 324.png Spr 3e 324.png Spr 3r 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png
Spr 3r 324 s.png Spr 3e 324 s.png Spr 3r 324 s.png Spr b 3r 324 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 324.png Spr 4d 324.png Spr 4d 324.png Spr b 4d 324.png
Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr b 4d 324 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 324.png Spr 5b 324.png Spr b 5b 324.png
Spr 5b 324 s.png Spr 5b 324 s.png Spr b 5b 324 s.png
Torkoal For other sprites and images, please see Torkoal images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Torkoal has the highest Defense base stat of all Fire types.
  • It is tied with Slugma and Litwick for the lowest Speed base stat of all Fire types.

Origin

Torkoal is essentially a Giant tortoise with a furnace or a Kitchen stove with four openings within its shell.

Name origin

Torkoal is a combination of tortoise or torch and coal.

Cotoise may be a combination of coal and tortoise.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コータス Cotoise From coal and tortoise
France Flag.png French Chartor From charbon and tortue
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torkoal Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Qurtel From Qualm and turtle
Italy Flag.png Italian Torkoal Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코터스 Coteos Transliteration of Japanese name


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