Cyndaquil (Pokémon)

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154Meganium.png #154: Meganium
Pokémon
#156: Quilava 156Quilava.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cyndaquil (disambiguation).
Cyndaquil
Fire Mouse Pokémon
ヒノアラシ
Hinoarashi
#155
Cyndaquil



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Flash Fire
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Cyndaquil
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
17.4 lbs. 7.9 kg
Cyndaquil
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
65
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Cyndaquil
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F155.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Cyndaquil (Japanese: ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Quilava starting at level 14, which evolves into Typhlosion starting at level 36.

In Hisui, it evolves into Quilava starting at level 17, which evolves into Hisuian Typhlosion starting at level 36.

Along with Chikorita and Totodile, Cyndaquil is one of the three starter Pokémon of Johto available at the beginning of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. It is also one of the three starters of Hisui in Legends: Arceus, alongside Rowlet and Oshawott.

Biology

Cyndaquil without its flames lit

Cyndaquil is a small, bipedal mammalian Pokémon with bluish fur on top of its body and cream-colored fur on its underside. Its eyes are usually seen closed, and it has a long, thin snout. Its arms are short, but its legs are slightly more developed and have a single nail on each foot. On its back are four red circles that can erupt into flames. When the flames are burning, its back has the appearance of being covered in spines. Cyndaquil is capable of defending itself using these flames, and the fire grows more powerful as it becomes angry or defensive. However, if it is tired, the flames are not able to burn properly. It is usually timid by nature and often curls into a ball when intimidated. Though rare in the wild, it can be found living on grasslands.

In the anime

Main series

Cyndaquil in the anime
A Cyndaquil Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Cyndaquil

Ash caught a Cyndaquil in Good 'Quil Hunting. During its early days on Ash's team, Cyndaquil would easily become tired out (e.g. waiting a while for the flames on its back to ignite so it could use Fire-type attacks). Eventually, Cyndaquil overcame its shortcomings. Following the end of his journey in Johto, Ash left Cyndaquil, along with the rest of his Johto team (save for Pikachu), at Professor Oak's lab when he set out for Hoenn. Later, Ash called Cyndaquil back into his party for the Sinnoh League in An Old Family Blend!. It evolved into Quilava after a battle with Team Rocket's mecha.

Jimmy's Cyndaquil

Cyndaquil is Jimmy's starter Pokémon that he received from Professor Elm. It evolved all the way to Typhlosion prior to The Legend of Thunder!.

Dawn's Cyndaquil

In An Egg Scramble!, Dawn defeated Lyra in a battle, winning an Egg. Shortly after, the Egg hatched into a Cyndaquil. It later evolved into a Quilava in DPS01.

Other

In Don't Touch That 'dile, a Cyndaquil was one of the three starter Pokémon Professor Elm had to give out at his lab.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a Cyndaquil assisted Pikachu and Spiky-eared Pichu in the distant past.

In Finding a Legend!, Chad used a Cyndaquil and Fearow to create a fake Ho-Oh for his grandfather Jaye. However, their ruse was exposed when Pikachu attacked it with Thunderbolt. Cyndaquil later accompanied its Trainer to the top of the Bell Tower.

In The Gates of Warp!, Alternate World Dawn's Quilava devolved into Cyndaquil in a flashback due to Dialga's influence.

In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1), Goh temporarily caught a Cyndaquil while visiting a Sinnoh Fest in Canalave City.

Minor appearances

In Queen of the Serpentine!, a Cyndaquil was one of Lucy's pets.

A Cyndaquil appeared in Classroom Training!, under the ownership of the Snowpoint Trainers' School.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Cyndaquil was seen during the Lily of the Valley Conference.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Cyndaquil watched Meloetta's concert.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, four Trainers' Cyndaquil attended the Wela Fire Festival‎.

A Trainer's Cyndaquil appeared in The Power of Us. Callahan also caught one during the Pokémon Catch Race.

In Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Cyndaquil was a member of the Manalo Conference audience.

A Trainer's Cyndaquil appeared in Fiery Surprises! and From Z to Shining Z!.

A Cyndaquil appeared in a fantasy alongside the other starter Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP141 Cyndaquil Ash's Pokédex Cyndaquil, the Fire Mouse Pokémon. Normally mild and even-tempered, Cyndaquil will shoot a scorching flame out of its back when upset.
Episode Subject Source Entry
DP144 Cyndaquil's attacks Dawn's Pokédex Cyndaquil is able to use the following moves: Flame Wheel, Swift, and Smokescreen.

GOTCHA!

A Cyndaquil briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Cyndaquil briefly appeared under the ownership of a Trainer watching the Kimono Girls' performance in Ecruteak City.

In the manga

Cyndaquil in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Cyndaquil

Ash's Cyndaquil appeared in The Murkrows' Plot.

Magical Pokémon Journey

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Kiaraway, a Fire-type Pokémon Trainer, owns a male Cyndaquil. He is one of his most used Pokémon, first appearing with Vulpix in Vulpix and Cyndaquil.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Cyndaquil was seen as one of the Pokémon Professor Elm was giving away in JBA1.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Exbo

Professor Elm owned a Cyndaquil that was kept in his lab and first appeared in Murkrow Row. He joined Gold's team to rescue the Totodile stolen by the thief Silver and was nicknamed Exbo for the explosive flames on his back. He later evolved into a Quilava and then a Typhlosion.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Cyndaquil appeared in Let's Go! The Journey Towards The Championship, where it was one of the starter Pokémon Professor Elm was giving away.

A Cyndaquil appeared in Let's Aim For The Goal!, under the ownership of Firebreather Takeo.

Cyndaquil is Chris's starter Pokémon in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys. It first appeared in Escape From The Mystery Forest!.

Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic

A Cyndaquil appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic, under the ownership of Soul.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Cyndaquil appeared in Welcome Back, Clefairy!! as one of Professor Elm's starter Pokémon. Prior to Red's arrival in New Bark Town, Cyndaquil was given to Gold.

In the TCG

Main article: Cyndaquil (TCG)

In the TFG

One Cyndaquil figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Cyndaquil will aim a Flamethrower diagonally towards the ground in one direction. It is one of the easiest Pokémon to avoid, however. It can also be knocked off the screen.

Trophy information

Cyndaquil frighten easily, so they're often found curled up in balls. When threatened, they flare the flames on their backs to drive off enemies. Cyndaquil was one of the three Pokémon that Trainers could choose from at the beginning of Pokémon Silver, Gold, and Crystal. No one knows if their eyes are open.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Cyndaquil no longer come out of Poké Balls and instead return only as a trophy.

Trophy information

"A Fire Mouse Pokémon. It's a timid creature that often curls up into a ball. When threatened, it flares up the flames on its back to scare off enemies. When it's angry, it can produce powerful flames, but when it's tired, it has trouble producing fire and suffers from incomplete combustion. When it levels up, it evolves into Quilava. Its squinty eyes are adorable."

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Hitting Cyndaquil will knock it back. After a few hits, Cyndaquil will be knocked into the Egg stand and the flame on its back will start heating the Egg. Hitting Cyndaquil one more time will cause the Egg to hatch and the player will have a chance to catch the newly hatched Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#004
Gold It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
Silver It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.
Crystal The fire that spouts from its back burns hottest when it is angry. The flaring flames intimidate foes.
Stadium 2 It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames sputter fitfully with incomplete combustion.
Sapphire
Emerald It flares flames from its back to protect itself. The fire burns vigorously if the Pokémon is angry. When it is tired, it sputters with incomplete combustion.
FireRed It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.
LeafGreen It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#004
Diamond It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
SoulSilver It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
White
Black 2 It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It is timid and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.
Y It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Omega Ruby Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames sputter fitfully with incomplete combustion.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#004
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus Hails from the Johto region. Though usually curled into a ball due to its timid disposition, it harbors tremendous firepower.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Crystal
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Received from Professor Birch at Littleroot Town after completing the Hoenn Pokédex
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Reward for defeating 100 Trainers in Mt. Battle
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after first entering the Hall of Fame
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 3 (Island Scan)Su
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Sandsear Cave, Typhlo Cavern, Volcanic Cave (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Starter Pokémon from Professor Laventon in Jubilife Village
Received from Professor Laventon in Jubilife Village (after beating the main story, if the player did not choose Cyndaquil)
Space-time distortions - Crimson Mirelands (after beating the main story)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Puzzle Challenge
Available at the start
Generation III
Channel
Bus Stop
Pinball: R&S
Randomly on the Ruby Field*
Trozei!
Secret Storage 20, Endless Level 34, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Joyous Tower (13F-17F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Dark Crater (B1F-B10F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Dark Crater (B1F-B10F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Blazing
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Floors Are Hot!, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 5
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 426
Event: Cyndaquil Appears (Winking)
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain (All Areas)
Super MD
Starter Pokémon
Picross
Area 15: Stage 05
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Ethan's)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Double-Edge Cyndaquil English United States 5 December 28, 2001 to January 31, 2002;
January 17 to 23, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Second Campaign Cyndaquil Japanese Japan 10 December 9, 2005 to January 10, 2006
XYORAS Pokémon Lab Cyndaquil Japanese region Online 5 December 23, 2015 to May 9, 2016
July 16 to October 31, 2016
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Max EV Cyndaquil Worldwide hide 5 May 18, 2022 onwards

Held items

050Diglett.png This template is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this template to add missing information and complete it.
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Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Berry (100%)
Crystal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
39
99 - 146 188 - 282
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
43
43 - 104 81 - 203
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
309
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
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1313 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1919 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2222 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
2828 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
3131 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
3737 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4646 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
4949 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
5555 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5858 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
6464 Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cyndaquil
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cyndaquil
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM144Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM144 Fire Pledge Fire Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cyndaquil
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cyndaquil
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
Howl Normal Status —% 40
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cyndaquil in Generation IX
  • 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 Cyndaquil in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cyndaquil
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cyndaquil
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Agility  Psychic  Hot Matches!

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Pound Cyndaquil (McDonald Pack 6)
Rage Cyndaquil (EX Hidden Legends 59)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS155.png PinRSani155.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani155.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.2%
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Make me angry and I'll burn you!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half...
1%-25% HP It's no good... Even the fire on my back is weakened...
Level up Yippee! There's my level! Awesome!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP I'm going for it, <name>!
26%-50% HP This is getting tougher...
1%-25% HP The fire on my back is almost out... <name>, help me...
Level up That's it! I leveled!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 155.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.: 22 Max. exp.: 36
Browser entry R-019
Cyndaquil can make the flames on its back flare to burn Bundled Hay and so on.
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn fm.png
(Burn ×1)
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-157
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush155Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW155.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Cyndaquil lives in the Flower Zone. There's nothing he likes better than Rayquaza's Balloon Panic.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT155.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 15

#582
Shuffle155.png

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#582
Shuffle155Winking.png

Eject+
Sometimes removes three non-Support Pokémon icons.


Pokémon GO
GO155.png Base Stamina: 118 Base Attack: 116 Base Defense: 93
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Cyndaquil Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Ember, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Swift, Flamethrower, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution

Cyndaquil
Unevolved
Cyndaquil
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 14/17LA
Quilava
First evolution
Quilava
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36
Typhlosion
Second evolution
Typhlosion
 Fire 
Rare Candy + Celestica Flute
Level 36
(in Hisui)
Typhlosion
Second evolution
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 Fire  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 155.png Spr b 2g 155.png Spr 2s 155.png Spr b 2g 155.png Spr 2c 155.png Spr b 2g 155.png
Spr 2g 155 s.png Spr b 2g 155 s.png Spr 2s 155 s.png Spr b 2g 155 s.png Spr 2c 155 s.png Spr b 2g 155 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 155.png Spr b 3r 155.png Spr 3e 155.png Spr b 3r 155.png Spr 3r 155.png Spr b 3r 155.png
Spr 3r 155 s.png Spr b 3r 155 s.png Spr 3e 155 s.png Spr b 3r 155 s.png Spr 3r 155 s.png Spr b 3r 155 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Trivia

  • Cyndaquil, Charmander, and their respective evolutionary lines have exactly the same base stats in the same distribution.

Origin

Cyndaquil's appearance is based on the echidna, but it also has traits of shrews, anteaters, and tenrecs, such as its long snout, and having little to no tail. Its closed eyes may be a reference to baby honey badgers, as its final evolved form is based on one. When its fire is lit, the fire resembles the quills of the porcupine.

Name origin

Cyndaquil may be a combination of cinder (ashes) and quill (referring to needle-like hairs).

Hinoarashi may be a combination of 火 hi (fire) and ヤマアラシ (山荒) yama-arashi (porcupine). It can be taken to mean 火の嵐 hi no arashi (storm of fire).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi From 火の嵐 hi no arashi and 山荒 yama-arashi
France Flag.png French Héricendre From hérisson and cendre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cyndaquil Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Feurigel From Feuer and Igel
Italy Flag.png Italian Cyndaquil Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브케인 Beukein From bul and 허리케인 hurricane
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 火球鼠 Huŏqiúshŭ From 火球 huŏqiú and shŭ
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 火球鼠 Fókàuhsyú From 火球 fókàuh and syú


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