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* Torchic is the only Fire-type starter Pokémon whose English name doesn't start with a '''C'''.
 
* Torchic is the only Fire-type starter Pokémon whose English name doesn't start with a '''C'''.
 
* Torchic has the lightest weight of all the basic forms of the [[Starter Pokémon|starters]].
 
* Torchic has the lightest weight of all the basic forms of the [[Starter Pokémon|starters]].
* Torchic is the only {{type2|Fire}} starter that {{Ash}} has never owned. With the exception of {{p|Pokabu}}.
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* Torchic is the only currently availible {{type2|Fire}} starter that {{Ash}} has never owned.
 
* Torchic is the first starter Pokémon based on a bird.
 
* Torchic is the first starter Pokémon based on a bird.
 
* Even though Torchic has no arms, it is able to learn {{m|Mega Punch}} by tutoring in {{game|Emerald}}.
 
* Even though Torchic has no arms, it is able to learn {{m|Mega Punch}} by tutoring in {{game|Emerald}}.

Revision as of 02:29, 24 May 2010

Sceptile #254: Sceptile
Pokémon
#256: Combusken Combusken
Torchic
アチャモ Achamo
#255
255Torchic.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Emerald
Type
Fire '
Category
Chick Pokémon
Ability
Blaze
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
Ground 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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

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

Along with Treecko and Mudkip, it is one of three starter Pokémon players can choose from at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Biology

Physiology

Torchic are small baby birds that are covered in orange and yellow downy feathers. Their wings are underdeveloped and are almost useless aside keeping the Pokémon warm. Their legs and feet however are well developed for running and scratching. They also have a crest on their heads which vaguely resembles a flame. They also possess a flame sac much like other fire Pokémon: Vulpix and Flareon.

Gender differences

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

Special abilities

Like many Template:Type2s, Torchic is able to breathe fire from its beak.

Behavior

Being a young Pokémon, Torchic are naturally curious and are very inquisitive about things. Thus, they need someone to guide them and to train them. They will follow their trainer with unsteady steps. Individual personalities range from meek to headstrong. Torchic apparently don't like the dark because they can't see what's in front of them.

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

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

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

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.

A Torchic made a brief cameo in Setting the World on its Buneary.

In the manga

Like her anime counterpart, Sapphire also received a Torchic (nicknamed Toro) from her father Professor Birch, but, unlike May's, it isn't a crybaby, and loves battles like its Trainer. Toro evolved in Dewford Town during a battle that Sapphire was having against Brawly.

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 battlers.

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 It has a flame sac inside its belly that perpetually burns. It feels warm if it is hugged.
Generation IV
Diamond A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
Pearl A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
Platinum A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
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 Inside its body is a place where it keeps a small flame. Hug it! It will be as warm as a hot-water bottle.
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
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 Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
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
Mysterious Temple

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
310
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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

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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.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS255.png PinRSani255.png 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani255.png 
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  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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 were released portrays a different Torchic with large floppy ears.
  • Torchic is the only starter Pokémon available in the wild, being found on the Pokéwalker course Sightseeing, along with Pikachu.
  • Torchic is the only Fire-type starter Pokémon whose English name doesn't start with a C.
  • Torchic has the lightest weight of all the basic forms of the starters.
  • Torchic is the only currently availible Template:Type2 starter that Ash has never owned.
  • Torchic is the first starter Pokémon based on a bird.
  • Even though Torchic has no arms, it is able to learn Mega Punch by tutoring in Pokémon Emerald.
  • 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.
    • Torchic, Buizel, and Floatzel are also the only Pokémon to have the diffenece shown only on their back sprites.
  • As of Generation IV, Torchic and Combusken are the only non-Flying-type Pokémon to learn Mirror Move by leveling up. This trait was shared with final evolved, Blaziken in Generation III.
  • All of Torchic's Pokédex entries talk about it feeling warm when hugged, except the Ruby and Emerald entries.
  • Torchic is the slowest of all the current Fire-type starters, with a base speed of only 45.

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's name is likely a combination of torch and chick.

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

  • German: Flemmli
  • French: Poussifeu - From Poussin (chick) and feu (fire).
  • Korean: 아차모 Achamo - Derived directly from the Japanese name.
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 火稚雞 Huǒ Zhì Jī - "Fire chick".

Related articles

External links

Notes

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Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
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Mudkip
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Turtwig
Chimchar
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Piplup
Unova
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Snivy
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Sobble
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Colosseum XD
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