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* Despite being based on a tortoise, it is unable to breed with other tortoise and turtle Pokémon like {{p|Blastoise}} or {{p|Torterra}}, since it belongs to a different [[egg group]].
 
* Despite being based on a tortoise, it is unable to breed with other tortoise and turtle Pokémon like {{p|Blastoise}} or {{p|Torterra}}, since it belongs to a different [[egg group]].
 
* Torkoal is the only {{type2|Fire}} Pokémon to learn a {{type2|Water}} move by level up—{{m|Withdraw}}.
 
* Torkoal is the only {{type2|Fire}} Pokémon to learn a {{type2|Water}} move by level up—{{m|Withdraw}}.
*Overall fire-types,Torkoal has the highest defense of all fire-types.
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===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 17:19, 27 September 2009

Camerupt #323: Camerupt
Pokémon
#325: Spoink Spoink
Torkoal
コータス Cotoise
#324
324Torkoal.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Fire '
Category
Coal Pokémon
Ability
White Smoke
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#105
Regional Browser numbers
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
Ground 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 Template:Type2 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.

Behavior

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.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

This Pokémon feeds mostly on coal for internal combustion.

In the anime

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

Three episodes later, in All Torkoal, No Play, the Template:Type2 Pokémon of the Valley of Steel were picking on a wild Torkoal which, after helping it defeat a Steelix, Ash then captured.

In the TCG

Main article: Torkoal (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2: Old wise Torkoal is in charge of the Hot Spring. Later in the story, the player and partner have to use his wisdom and ask him what he knows about the Hidden Land.

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 It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches thick, black smoke and flees.
Generation IV
Diamond It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Pearl It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Platinum It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
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 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
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
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 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

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.


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.
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Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

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 is the only non-legendary Fire-type with no evolutionary relatives.
  • Despite being based on a tortoise, it is unable to breed with other tortoise and turtle Pokémon like Blastoise or Torterra, since it belongs to a different egg group.
  • Torkoal is the only Template:Type2 Pokémon to learn a Template:Type2 move by level up—Withdraw.
  • Torkoal has the highest defense of all Fire-types.

Origin

Torkoal is essentially a tortoise with a furnace within its shell.

Name origin

Torkoal's name is a combination of tortoise or torch and coal. Its Japanese name appears to also be a combination of these two words.

In other languages

  • German: Qurtel
  • French: Chartor - From charbon (coal) and tortue (tortoise).
  • Korean: 코터스 Cotoise

Related articles

External links

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