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バクたろう Baktaro
Poké Ball
Debuts in Murkrow Row
Caught at New Bark Town
Evolves in Quilava Quandary
Lively Lugia III
Gender Male
Ability Blaze
Nature Impish
Current location With Gold
Cyndaquil Quilava Typhlosion
This Pokémon spent 15 rounds as Cyndaquil and 40 rounds as Quilava.

Exbo (Japanese: バクたろう Baktaro), known as Explotaro in Chuang Yi's translations, is one of the Pokémon that Gold has received in the Pokémon Adventures manga. As of VS Arceus V, he is level 84.


As a Cyndaquil

As a Cyndaquil, he partnered up with Gold to fight Silver when he stole Professor Elm's Totodile, since Exbo wanted to reunite with his friend. Gold kept it afterwards and gave him the nickname "Exbo" ("Explotaro" in the Chuang Yi translation) because the flames on his back are as explosive as his hair.

Exbo evolved into a Quilava at the Goldenrod Daycare Center when Gold had to battle several strong Pokémon there thinking it was training, but was really training for the Pokémon in the Daycare. While Gold initially did not think the job was so great, Exbo's evolution changed his mind.

As a Quilava

He joined his two comrades who had also evolved after his owner and Silver had recovered from their defeat at the Lake of Rage, soon evolving into his final stage, Typhlosion, battling Lugia at the Whirl Islands along with the two other starters, who also evolved. As a Typhlosion, he gave Gold the upper hand while fighting the Masked Man at the end of the GSC arc while Sunbo fueled his flames with her Sunny Day move.

Around the end of the Emerald Chapter, he is shown to have learned Blast Burn, which it used against Guile Hideout, his power notable that it was the only attack Guile's deflector sword could not repel, when even the attacks of five Frontier Brains were nullified by it. Then, once the 5 petrified Pokédex Holders were freed, Exbo teamed up with the 8 other starters and delivered a combined attack along with Red's Pika, Yellow's Chuchu, and Gold's Pichu.

Gold and his Exbo

In HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, he along with the rest of the team battles Arceus and used his powerful Blast Burn move right away, but to little effect, as a single roar from the Alpha Pokémon startles him and his teammates greatly.

Moves used

Exbo Cyndaquil Tackle.png
Using Exbo Cyndaquil Tackle
Exbo Chic Blast Burn.png
Using Blast Burn
Move First Used In
Ember Sneasel Sneak Attack
Tackle Totodile Rock
Smokescreen Totodile Rock
Double Team Tyranitar War
Flame Wheel Delibird Delivery - 2
Blast Burn  The Final Battle VII
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Cyndaquil, Quilava, and Typhlosion.

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