Moltres (Pokémon)

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Moltres
Flame Pokémon
Malevolent Pokémon
ファイヤー
Fire
#146
Moltres
Moltres
Galarian Moltres
Galarian Moltres



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Fire Flying
Moltres
Dark Flying
Galarian Moltres
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Moltres
Berserk
Galarian Moltres
Cacophony
Flame Body
Moltres Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Moltres
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
20560 - 20816 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Moltres
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Moltres
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg
Moltres
145.5 lbs. 66.0 kg
Galarian Moltres
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
217
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Moltres
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Moltres
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
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
Body09.png
Footprint
F146.png None.png
Galarian Moltres
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
35
External Links

Moltres (Japanese: ファイヤー Fire) is a dual-type Fire/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

In Galar, Moltres has a dual-type Dark/Flying regional form that was introduced in The Crown Tundra expansion of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.

Along with Articuno and Zapdos, it is one of the three Legendary birds of Kanto.

Biology

A Moltres feather

Moltres is a large, avian Pokémon with golden plumage. It has a long, flowing head crest and a billowing tail, both made of reddish-orange and yellow flames. Additionally, its wings are also shrouded in fiery plumage. It has a long, thin neck, a pointed, brown beak, and small, triangular eyes. Its thin, brown legs have feet that have three forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe. It has short talons.

Moltres sheds embers with every flap of its wings, creating a brilliant flash of flames. By dipping itself into the magma of an active volcano, this Pokémon can heal itself. It migrates from the south with the coming of spring, and is said to bring an early springtime to cold lands. There have been stories of Moltres using its wings to assist those lost in the mountains. Moltres is rarely seen. In Generation II, Sky Attack was its signature move.

Galarian Moltres's aura

In Galar, Moltres has a similar build, but a drastically different color scheme. Its body is primarily black with scarlet highlights and bright blue eyes. Its scarlet beak is hooked at the tip and leads to markings that run down its front and behind its head. Its feet are also scarlet with black talons. Its wings, crest, and tail are mostly black, with the crest having an extra curl at the front and the tail being split in two, and all three of these features exude a magenta, flame-like energy that earns it the name of its Kantonian counterpart. Its body apparently feels lukewarm to the touch.

The sinister energy that blazes from within its body is so oppressive that most Pokémon can't even approach it. Galarian Moltres attacks by spreading its wings wide to unleash its energy in a powerful aura that attacks the minds of its foes, inflicting deep fatigue as it burns away their energy from within. The aura has the power to consume the spirit of its victims, reducing them to burned-out shadows of themselves. It is said to have a haughty personality and a calm demeanor. It appears in the Crown Tundra once every few decades to reach Dyna Tree Hill.[1]

Galarian Moltres is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Fiery Wrath.

In the anime

Main series

Moltres in the anime

Major appearances

Moltres (M02)

In The Power of One, Lawrence III sought a Moltres, the other two Legendary birds, and their master Lugia for his own personal collection.

Other

Moltres debuted in All Fired Up!, where it appeared while fully engulfed in flames to defeat Team Rocket when they attempted to steal the Moltres Flame during the Indigo Plateau Conference opening ceremony. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.

In The Search for the Legend, Butch and Cassidy attempted to capture a weakened Moltres at One Island, but they were unsuccessful. After recovering its strength, it was about to battle Silver, who had dreamed of battling it since his youth, but the battle was interrupted by Mt. Ember's eruption.

In the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short Heated Battle, a Moltres hit and burnt Hoopa with a Fire-type attack before flying off.

In A Legendary Photo Op!, a Moltres was resting in the crater of Mt. Molteau. Ash and his friends joined Trevor, who was looking to photograph the Legendary bird. However, it was attacked by Team Rocket, and as a result, it attacked Ash's group, assuming they were allied with the trio. After witnessing the selfless actions of Ash and his newly-evolved Talonflame, however, Moltres realized its error and left them in peace.

In Advice to Goh!, Ash, Gary, and Goh encountered a Moltres whilst searching for Ash's Infernape. They battled against it until it flew off, leaving behind a burning feather.

Minor appearances

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, a mechanical Moltres was a part of Pokémon Land. It chased Team Rocket.

A Moltres appeared in a fantasy in the Fortune Teller book in The Fortune Hunters. James also dressed up as one.

In An EGG-sighting Adventure!, Team Rocket's fantasy featured a Moltres.

A Moltres appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Moltres was flying across the sky.

A Moltres appeared in the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Moltres appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Moltres appeared in a fantasy An Electrifying Rage!.

A Moltres appeared in I Choose You!.

A silhouetted Moltres appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP074 Moltres Ash's Pokédex Moltres, a Legendary Pokémon. Its virtues symbolize the Pokémon League competitions.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
HS18 Moltres Ritchie's Pokédex Moltres, a one-of-a-kind Legendary Flame Pokémon. So powerful, its fire dust can bring early spring to wintery lands.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN068 Moltres Gary's Rotom Phone Moltres, the Flame Pokémon. A Fire and Flying type. When injured, Moltres enters the lava of a volcano, and its fiery temperature helps heal its wounds. They say when Moltres appears, it brings spring with it.

Pokémon Origins

Moltres in Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, Red caught a Moltres in Victory Road.

GOTCHA!

A Moltres briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, a Galarian Moltres was seen flying over to the Crown Tundra.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Main article: Moltres (M02)

Moltres appeared in the manga adaptation of The Power of One.

Moltres also appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of the same movie.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Moltres was mentioned in Welcome to the Big Leagues, where its flames represent the Indigo League.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Moltres appeared as a silhouette in JBA5.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Moltres (Adventures)
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Moltres debuted in Holy Moltres, where it pursued and battled Blaine and Red on Cinnabar Island, having been caught by Team Rocket at Indigo Plateau sometime before. It was wounded by Red's newly resurrected Aerodactyl, forcing Team Rocket to retreat. Team Rocket Commander Sabrina later sent Moltres out to face Red at Silph Co. Moltres was soon merged with Articuno and Zapdos into a combination Pokémon that was defeated by Red, Blue, and Green, causing it to split up again and freeing the Legendary birds

Green later caught Moltres before the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter as a part of overcoming her fear of birds. She used it and the other Legendary birds to battle Lugia and Ho-Oh in Ilex Forest. In the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, it was revealed that Green had caught Moltres on Mt. Ember.

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Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

A Moltres appeared in ABM01.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Moltres appeared in Get Moltres?, though it was ultimately revealed to be a Ditto in disguise.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Moltres appeared in Goodbye to a Peaceful Village, where it attacked Ginji and Mudkip because it believed Ginji was destined to destroy the world. It reappeared in a flashback in Why I Became a Pokémon. The Answer Finally Revealed!!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Moltres appeared in The Legendary Moltres Appears!!, where it was inside Victory Road and fought a Kabutops.

A Moltres appeared in Get Lugia!, where Red, Green and Blue fought it to get the orb in order to summon Lugia.

Pokémon Zensho

A silhouette of a Moltres appeared in PZ07.

In the TCG

Main article: Moltres (TCG)

Other appearances

Moltres in Super Smash Bros.
Moltres in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros./Ultimate

Moltres makes a cameo appearance in the Saffron City stage. Very rarely, it will fly by in the background.

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl/3DS/Wii U

When released from a Poké Ball, Moltres will remain where it is released, flapping its wings. It will then use Sky Attack in Melee or Fly in Brawl to leave the arena. Any opponent that touches it will receive a sizable amount of damage. Moltres is the only Legendary bird to return in Brawl.

Trophy information

Melee

As tradition has it, the onset of spring heralds the return of this legendary Pokémon from its southern home. Its bright orange color and fiery aspect lends to its overwhelming appearance. Sky Attack, the strongest of flying moves, is a perfect fit for this burning phenom, but it obviously also excels at powerful Fire-type moves.

Brawl

"A Flame Pokémon. It's one of the legendary bird Pokémon. When Moltres appears in a town, it is said that spring will come earlier there than in other towns. If Moltres is injured, it apparently returns to a volcano to heal its wings with magma. Moltres spreads its wide, flame-covered wings and attacks opponents with the exciting and highly damaging Sky Attack."

3DS/Wii U
Moltres in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.
Moltres trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

NA: This Fire/Flying-type Pokémon is one of three Legendary birds in the Kanto region. It will use Fly when called into a Smash Bros. battle, flapping its orange wings and sending fire out around it. Getting hit hurts and could launch you so far, you'd make Moltres jealous. That isn't a good thing...

PAL: Moltres is one of the three Legendary Bird Pokémon of the Kanto region, along with Articuno and Zapdos. When spreading its huge wings and taking flight, it can make the flames all over its body burn even brighter. If you get hit by those flames during its Fly attack, you might go flying even further than Moltres!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Moltres returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from past games. It also appears as a Spirit alongside Articuno and Zapdos.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#146
Red Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flash of flames.
Blue
Yellow A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its blazing wings, even the night sky will turn red.
Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon known as the "fire bird." Every time it flaps, its wings flare and burn brightly.
Generation II Johto
#237
Gold This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
Silver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.
Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. It is said to migrate from the south along with the spring.
Stadium 2 This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#146
Ruby Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
Sapphire
Emerald Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control fire. If injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. Those who see it are overwhelmed by its orange wings that seem to be on fire.
LeafGreen It is said to be the legendary bird Pokémon of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flare of flames.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#242
Diamond One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that spring will soon arrive if Moltres shows itself.
Pearl
Platinum One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
HeartGold This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
SoulSilver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
White
Black 2 One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #153
Hoenn
#—
X It is said to be the legendary bird Pokémon of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flare of flames.
Y One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
Omega Ruby Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#146
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its flaming wings, even the night sky will turn red.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #204
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It's one of the legendary bird Pokémon. When Moltres flaps its flaming wings, they glimmer with a dazzling red glow.
Shield There are stories of this Pokémon using its radiant, flame-cloaked wings to light up paths for those lost in the mountains.
Brilliant Diamond It is one of the legendary bird Pokémon. Its appearance is said to indicate the coming of spring.
Shining Pearl
Galarian Moltres
Sword This Pokémon's sinister, flame-like aura will consume the spirit of any creature it hits. Victims become burned-out shadows of themselves.
Shield The sinister aura that blazes like molten fire around this Pokémon is what inspired the name Moltres.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Victory Road (Only one)
Blue (Japan)
Victory Road (Only one)
Yellow
Victory Road (Only one)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Mt. Ember (Only one)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Mt. Silver (Only one)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Sea Spirit's Den* (Only one) (if the player chose Froakie)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Victory Road (Only one)
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one) (Kantonian Form)
Roaming Isle of Armor (Only one) (Galarian Form)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Shining Pearl
Ramanas Park (Kanto Room) (Only one) (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Volcano
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Indigo Plateau
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Blaze Peak (3F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Final Maze (B40F)
MD Sky
Giant Volcano (10F)
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode S)
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: World Axle - B1F (post-ending)
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort! (Reward), Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 5
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX6
Event: Moltres Appears
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Secluded Volcanic Chasm (Special Boss)
Super MD
Red Point
Picross
Area 28: Stage 13
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Castform Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Greninja Sea, Charizard SeaFinal


In events

Moltres
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Moltres English United States 50Shiny November 30 to December 20, 2001;
February 15 to 21, 2002
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Moltres English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Moltres English United States 70 August 8, 2006
XYORAS Pokémon Scrap Moltres Japanese region Online 70 March 1 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS Aldora Moltres PAL region Online 70 March 11 to September 30, 2016
ORAS Movie Moltres Korean region Online 70 May 2 to July 31, 2016
XYORAS Aldora Moltres American region Online 70 May 3 to August 31, 2016
Galarian Moltres
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Isle of Armor's Shiny Galarian Moltres All Online 70Shiny April 18, 2022 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* BrightPowder BrightPowder (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Moltres
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
580
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 125.
Galarian Moltres
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
580
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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/24 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Moltres

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Galarian Moltres

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Moltres
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
1515 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
2020 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3030 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
3535 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4040 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
5050 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
5555 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
6060 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
6565 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
7070 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Galarian Moltres
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1010 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
1515 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
2020 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3030 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3535 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4040 After You Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
4545 Fiery Wrath Dark Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
5555 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
6060 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
6565 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
7070 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres

By TM

Moltres
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - 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
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 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
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
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
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 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
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 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
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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 Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Moltres
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
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
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 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
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 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
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM164 Brave Bird Flying 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 Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres

By breeding

Moltres
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Moltres 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 Moltres in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Galarian Moltres
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Moltres 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 Moltres in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Kantonian Moltres

Pokémon Pinball
Pin146.png Pinani146.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani146.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 30%
Friend Area: Legendary Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP I represent the power of fire! My fire can never be extinguished!
26%-50% HP My health is down quite a bit, but I'll be fine!
1%-25% HP I'm run-down...Even my fire won't give me power...
Level up There! I've leveled! My firepower has been boosted!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 146.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 30%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-300
It produces flames and creates pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush146Body.png Walking Speed: 1.05 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT146.png

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#151
Shuffle146.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Burn
Pokémon GO
GO146.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 251 Base Defense: 181
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fire Spin, Wing Attack*
Charged Attacks: Fire Blast, Heat Wave, Overheat, Ancient Power*, Sky Attack, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Galarian Moltres

Pokémon GO
GO146G.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 202 Base Defense: 231
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Sucker Punch, Wing Attack
Charged Attacks: Payback, Brave Bird, Ancient Power

Evolution

Moltres

146Moltres.png
Unevolved
Moltres
 Fire  Flying 


Galarian Moltres

146Moltres-Galar.png
Unevolved
Moltres
Galarian Form
 Dark  Flying 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 146.png Spr b g1 146.png Spr 1y 146.png Spr b g1 146.png Spr 1g 146.png Spr b g1 146.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 146.png Spr b 2g 146.png Spr 2s 146.png Spr b 2g 146.png Spr 2c 146.png Spr b 2c 146.png
Spr 2g 146 s.png Spr b 2g 146 s.png Spr 2s 146 s.png Spr b 2g 146 s.png Spr 2c 146 s.png Spr b 2g 146 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 146.png Spr b 3r 146.png Spr 3e 146.png Spr b 3r 146.png Spr 3f 146.png Spr b 3f 146.png
Spr 3r 146 s.png Spr b 3r 146 s.png Spr 3e 146 s.png Spr b 3r 146 s.png Spr 3f 146 s.png Spr b 3r 146 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 146.png Spr b 4d 146.png Spr 4d 146.png Spr b 4d 146.png Spr 4h 146.png Spr b 4d 146.png
Spr 4d 146 s.png Spr b 4d 146 s.png Spr 4d 146 s.png Spr b 4d 146 s.png Spr 4h 146 s.png Spr b 4d 146 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 146.png Spr b 5b 146.png Spr 5b 146.png Spr b 5b 146.png
Spr 5b 146 s.png Spr b 5b 146 s.png Spr 5b 146 s.png Spr b 5b 146 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 146.png Spr b 6x 146.png Spr 6x 146.png Spr b 6x 146.png
Spr 6x 146 s.png Spr b 6x 146 s.png Spr 6x 146 s.png Spr b 6x 146 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 146.png Spr b 7s 146.png Spr 7s 146.png Spr b 7s 146.png
Spr 7s 146 s.png Spr b 7s 146 s.png Spr 7s 146 s.png Spr b 7s 146 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 146.png Spr 7p 146 s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
400px 400px
HOME
HOME146.png HOME146 s.png
HOME146G.png HOME146G s.png
146MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Moltres images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • In English, the category "Flame Pokémon" is shared by Charmeleon, Charizard, Flareon, Kantonian Moltres, and Infernape.
    • In Japanese, Flareon has the category ほのおポケモン Honō Pokémon (Flame Pokémon), while the other four Pokémon share the category かえんポケモン Kaen Pokémon (Flame Pokémon).
  • In The Crown Tundra, Peony describes Galarian Moltres being "barely lukewarm", referencing how it's not a Fire type, unlike its regular form.
  • In Generations I, III, and VII, a Trainer at the Cinnabar Gym mentions that Blaine became a Fire-type expert after seeing a Moltres.
  • Moltres and the other two Legendary birds had Australian beetle species named after them: Binburrum articuno, Binburrum zapdos, and Binburrum moltres. The three species were first described in 2020, and were collectively named after the Legendary birds to reflect their rarity.[2][3]

Origin

Moltres seems to be based on the legends of firebirds such as the phoenix, the Slavic firebird, or the Bennu. It may also be based on the Vermilion Bird of the Chinese Four Symbols, which represents the element of fire and the direction of south. In addition, it may be based on a heron because of their similarities in body shape.

Galarian Moltres appears to resemble a cormorant. Its ability to make opponents fatigued with its aura may allude to burnout, a psychological condition of which one of the main symptoms is exhaustion. Its Shiny coloration is similar to Kantonian Moltres's regular coloration.

Name origin

Moltres may be a combination of molten and tres (Spanish for three, indicating that it is the third in the trio of Kanto Legendary birds). It may also derive from molt.

Fire is literally fire.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ファイヤー Fire From fire
France Flag.png French Sulfura From sulfureux and the Egyptian sun god Ra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Moltres Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lavados From Lava
Italy Flag.png Italian Moltres Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파이어 Faier Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 火焰鳥 / 火焰鸟 Huǒyànniǎo From 火焰 huǒyàn and 鳥 / 鸟 niǎo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 火焰鳥 Fóyihmníuh*
火鳥 Fóníuh*
From 火焰 fóyihm and níuh
From and níuh


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