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Torkoal (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Torkoal (disambiguation).
Torkoal
Coal Pokémon
コータス
Cotoise
#324
Torkoal

Torkoal

Torkoal

Torkoal
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
White Smoke Cacophony
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Torkoal

Mega Torkoal Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
177.2 lbs. 80.4 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#324
Kanto
#000
Johto
#105
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#096
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-143
Fiore
R-224
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
161
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
165
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F324.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Torkoal is a tortoise-like, quadruped Pokémon. It has a large black rock-like shell with holes that glow with a red warmth. Its skin is a reddish brown with gray-black bands on its legs and neck. It has a long neck and its eyes seem permanently closed. Torkoal lives in mountains, where it looks for coal. It uses the coal to fill the hollow spaces in its shell, and then burns it for energy. When it blows out smoke from its nostrils and the top of its back, it sounds like a locomotive horn. It blows out black smoke before fleeing and while being attacked.

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 You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
Y It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Fiery Path
Emerald
Fiery Path, Magma Hideout
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 227, Stark Mountain (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 227, Stark Mountain (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer or Pokémon Dream World
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer or Pokémon Dream World
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 18

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

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2 Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
X Y Charcoal Charcoal (5%)

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
00Start Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
00Start Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
00Start Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
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 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2525 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2828 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 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 09595 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 09090 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 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 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 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Special 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Special 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Psyduck Clear Smog* Poison Special 50 —% 15
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigorothPachirisu
BunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
CyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionCamerupt Eruption Fire Special 100% 5
DiglettDugtrioCameruptHippopotasHippowdonDrilbur
Excadrill
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansear
SimisearHeatmor
Flame Burst Fire Special 70 100% 15
RhyhornBidoof Skull Bash* Normal Physical 130 100% 10
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
BidoofBibarelDarumakaDarmanitanBeartic Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoof
BibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Torkoal in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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

324Torkoal.png
Unevolved
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.gif Spr 3r 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png
Spr 3r 324 s.png Spr 3e 324 s.gif 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. Its shell also appears to be a lump of burning coal.

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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