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Ash's Torkoal

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====Hoenn====
[[File:Ash Torkoal debut.png|thumb|left|220px|Torkoal in its debut]]
Torkoal first appeared in ''[[AG058|All Torkoal, No Play]]''. The gang found Torkoal in the [[Valley of Steel]] being attacked by a group of {{p|Magnemite}} and a {{p|Skarmory}}. After the group of {{type|Steel}} Pokémon left, it thanked {{Ash}} and ran off. Torkoal was later found being attacked by the same Pokémon again. With the help of {{AP|Pikachu}} and, [[May's Torchic]], and {{TP|May|Skitty}}, Torkoal made the other Pokémon flee; however, it fainted afterwards. After {{an|Brock}} nursed it back to full health, it heard a roar echo through the valley and again ran off incredibly fast. Later, Torkoal, once again with the gang, fended off a wild {{p|Magneton}} while {{an|May}} rescued Torchic from a long fall off of a cliff. As they reached the end of the valley, a {{p|Steelix}} revealed itself as the leader of the Steel types in the valley and began a battle with Torkoal. Despite the type disadvantage, Steelix was able to dominate the battle. Ash thought back to [[Flannery]]'s Torkoal and then commanded it to use Overheat. Steelix was then defeated, and before the other Steel types attacked, Steelix got up and issued respect to Torkoal. Ash then asked Torkoal if it wanted to join his team;. Torkoal agreed to the idea and tackled Ash to the ground.
[[File:Soccer.png|thumb|220px|Torkoal attempting to kick a soccer ball]]
In the [[AG059|next episode]], Ash introduced Torkoal to the rest of the gang's Pokémon, which it greeted by releasing smoke from its nostrils. At a games carnival thrown by Team Rocket, Torkoal attempted to go on its back legs to kick a soccer ball, but ended up falling flat on its back. It was captured by Team Rocket along with {{AP|Treecko}} and {{AP|Corphish}}, but rescued by the intervention of {{an|Watt}}, [[Wattson]], and {{TP|Wattson|Electrike}}. After Electrike evolved into {{p|Manectric}}, Torkoal was so happy that it engulfed them all in smoke. Ash and Wattson then decided to have an informal rematch, and Ash decided to put Torkoal up against the newly evolved Manectric. Torkoal was shown quickly to be very good defensively, using Iron Defense to avoid damage from Manectric's {{m|Bite}}, and its shell was tough enough to absorb {{m|Tackle}} without taking damage. Torkoal pushed back with an Overheat, the powerful attack blasting through Manectric's {{m|Thunder Wave}} and scoring a direct hit. Manectric then began to use {{m|Charge}}, and held firm even against two more Overheats and a Flamethrower. Manectric let loose a devastating Thunder Wave, which Torkoal couldn't counter as its power had been drained from successive Overheats. Thunder Wave hit and knocked out Torkoal in a single hit.
 
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In ''[[AG070|Balance of Power!]]'', Ash used Torkoal as his second Pokémon in his [[Petalburg Gym]] Battle against [[Norman]], Torkoal went up against Norman's Slakoth, Torkoal used Flamethrower while Slakoth used {{m|Blizzard}}, with Flamethrower overpowering Blizzard hitting Slakoth and defeating it, this caused Torkoal to cry emotionally. Torkoal then went up against Norman's {{p|Vigoroth}}, Torkoal used Overheat which was dodged and Vigoroth used a powerful {{m|Scratch}}, defeating Torkoal in one hit.
 
In ''[[AG079|Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend]]'', Torkoal befriended a {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Spoink}} and, along with Ash and the gang, helped it to recover its lost pearl. They were later reunited in ''[[AG093|Clamperl of Wisdom]]'' when Spoink was floating in the ocean.
In ''[[AG101|Vanity Affair!]]'', Ash used Torkoal in a practice battle with an unknown Trainer and his {{p|Scizor}}. Scizor used {{m|Fury Cutter}} and Torkoal used Flamethrower, only to make Scizor dodge and switch to {{m|Hyper Beam}}, which Torkoal protected itself from with {{m|Iron Defense}}. Scizor then attempted to use {{m|Metal Claw}}, but Torkoal successfully stopped Scizor in its tracks with a powerful Overheat, which knocked it out and gave Torkoal the win.
 
In ''[[AG127|From Brags to Riches]]'', Torkoal and {{APp|Corphish}} battled [[Dominick]]'s {{p|Tropius}} and {{p|Swalot}} in the [[Ever Grande Conference]]. It managed to hold on after being hit by {{m|Bullet Seed}}, as its Iron Defense was more than enough to block the attack. It was blown back by a powerful {{m|Gust}}, but managed to hit Tropius with Flamethrower. After a collision of Torkoal's Overheat and Tropius's {{m|Solar Beam}}, both Pokémon were knocked out of the battle.
 
In ''[[AG128|Shocks and Bonds]]'', Ash uses Torkoal as his first Pokémon in his [[Full Battle]] against {{ho|Katie}} in the Victory Tournament. It went up against her {{p|Venomoth}}. Venomoth used {{m|Stun Spore}} and Torkoal blocked it with Iron Defense, Venomoth then used {{m|Disable}}, preventing Torkoal from using Iron Defense for a while,. Torkoal then used Flamethrower which Venomoth dodged. Katie then recalled Venomoth and sent out her {{p|Golduck}}, who had a [[Type#Type effectiveness|type-advantage]]. Torkoal used Body Slam which was successfully countered by {{m|Hydro Pump}},. Golduck then used {{m|Fury Swipes}}, defeating Torkoal.
[[File:Ash and Torkoal.png|thumb|left|220px|Torkoal and Ash]]
In ''[[AG130|Choose It or Lose It!]]'', Ash used Torkoal as his third Pokémon in his Full Battle against [[Morrison]] in the Victory Tournament, it went up against his {{p|Steelix}}. Steelix used {{m|Dragon Breath}}, which Torkoal blocked with {{m|Iron Defense}}. Torkoal used Overheat and Steelix countered with Dragon Breath, with Overheat overpowering Steelix's Dragon Breath, dealing major damage. Torkoal used Flamethrower and Steelix used Dragon Breath, which were evenly matched and created smoke. Taking advantage of the smoke, Steelix used Dig. Torkoal used Iron Defense, but it didn't help as the attack came from below, Steelix used Dragon Breath again, hitting Torkoal and knocking it out.
 
In ''[[AG130AG131|ChooseAt Itthe orEnd Loseof It!the Fray]]'', Ash used Torkoal as his thirdsecond Pokémon in his Full Battle against [[Morrison]]{{ho|Tyson}} in the Victory Tournament, it went up against his {{p|SteelixShiftry}} and Torkoalwhich had a [[Type#Type advantage|type-advantage]]. SteelixTorkoal used multiple Flamethrower attacks, but Shiftry used his agility to dodge them all. It then hit Torkoal with its {{m|DragonMega BreathKick}},. whichShiftry Torkoal blocked withused {{m|IronShadow DefenseBall}}, knocking Torkoal back. Torkoal used OverheatFlamethrower again but Shiftry jumped and Steelixdodged, counteredhowever withTorkoal Dragonjumped Breathas well, withallowing OverheatFlamethrower overpoweringto Steelix'shit DragonShiftry Breathto the ground, dealingdefeating majorthe damageWicked Pokémon. Then it went up against Tyson's {{p|Hariyama}}. Torkoal used Flamethrower, andbut SteelixHariyama used Dragon{{m|Arm BreathThrust}}, whichblocking werethe evenly matchedattack and createdallowing smoke.it Takingto advantagemove ofcloser, thewith smoke,Hariyama Steelixbeing usedassisted Dig.by Torkoalits used{{a|Thick IronFat}} Defenseability, butwhich ithalved didn'tthe helppower asof the{{type|Fire}} attackattacks. cameHariyama fromgot below,close Steelixenough usedto DragonTorkoal Breathand again,used hitting{{m|Brick TorkoalBreak}} on it, knocking it out.
 
In ''[[AG131|At the End of the Fray]]'', Ash used Torkoal as his second Pokémon in his Full Battle against {{ho|Tyson}} in the Victory Tournament, it went up against his {{p|Shiftry}} which had a type-advantage. Torkoal used multiple Flamethrower attacks, but Shiftry used his agility to dodge them all, it then hit Torkoal with its {{m|Mega Kick}}, Shiftry used {{m|Shadow Ball}}, knocking Torkoal back, Torkoal used Flamethrower again but Shiftry jumped and dodged, however Torkoal jumped as well, allowing Flamethrower to hit knocking Shiftry to the ground, defeating the Wicked Pokémon. Then it went up against Tyson's {{p|Hariyama}}, Torkoal used Flamethrower, but Hariyama used {{m|Arm Thrust}}, blocking the attack and allowing it to move closer, with Hariyama being assisted by its {{a|Thick Fat}} ability, which halved the power of {{type|Fire}} attacks. Hariyama got close enough to Torkoal and used {{m|Brick Break}} on it, knocking it out causing Torkoal to be defeated by the Arm Thrust Pokémon.
 
====Kanto Battle Frontier====
In ''[[AG133|The Right Place and the Right Mime]]'', Torkoal met the rest of Ash's Pokémon back in [[Kanto]] at Professor Oak's laboratory, striking up a quick friendship with {{AP|Cyndaquil}}. After Ash decided to challenge the {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}, he left Torkoal and {{AP|Glalie}} with the rest of his Pokémon.
 
Torkoal was brought back to Ash's team in ''[[AG186|Overjoyed!]]'' to battle {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}'s {{DL|Brandon's legendary titans|Registeel}}, having mastered Heat Wave during its time at Oak's lab. It managed to hit with a Flamethrower and a Body Slam, impressing [[Scott]], but failing to do any significant damage to Registeel. Registeel jumped onto the offensive with {{m|Zap Cannon}}, which Torkoal blocked, but after using {{m|Lock-On}}, Torkoal was forced to defend itself with Iron Defense. Torkoal avoided taking too much damage but was {{status|Paralysis|paralyzed}}. Torkoal used Body Slam, and managed to transfer the paralysis to Registeel, preventing Brandon from countering with {{m|Metal Claw}}. Registeel threw Torkoal, but Torkoal used the wall to re-direct another Body Slam. Brandon was impressed but called Ash over-confident. Torkoal unleashed Heat Wave, but Brandon had Registeel break free from the attack and Ash ordered another Flamethrower. Registeel blocked Flamethrower with {{m|Sandstorm}} and trapped Torkoal in the vortex, but Torkoal pushed the sandstorm back onto Registeel with Heat Wave. Torkoal then used the power of the Sandstorm to strengthen its Body Slam. Torkoal remained on top of the battle, but Registeel used Lock-On followed by another Zap Cannon. The explosion broke apart the Sandstorm, and although Torkoal seemed to hold on, it collapsed and Ash lost his second match with Brandon.
 
Brandon was impressed but called Ash over-confident. Torkoal unleashed Heat Wave, but Brandon had Registeel break free from the attack and Ash ordered another Flamethrower. Registeel blocked Flamethrower with {{m|Sandstorm}} and trapped Torkoal in the vortex, but Torkoal pushed the sandstorm back onto Registeel with Heat Wave. Torkoal then used the power of the Sandstorm to strengthen its Body Slam. Torkoal remained on top of the battle, but Registeel used Lock-On followed by another Zap Cannon. The explosion broke apart the Sandstorm, and although Torkoal seemed to hold on, it collapsed and Ash lost his second match with Brandon.
 
==={{series|Diamond & Pearl}}===
Torkoal was reunited with Ash at the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]] in ''[[DP182|An Old Family Blend!]]'', where it was sent to spend some time with Ash training, buthelping andto unfreeze Ash after Glalie froze Ashhim with {{m|Ice Beam}}, it helped to thaw him out.
 
Torkoal was the second Pokémon Ash used to battle {{si|Tobias}}'s {{p|Darkrai}} after {{AP|Heracross}} in ''[[DP189|The Semi-Final Frontier!]]''. It launched a Flamethrower that was countered by a powerful {{m|Dark Pulse}} which wiped out Torkoal upon contact.
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