Torkoal (Pokémon)

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Torkoal
Coal Pokémon
コータス
Cotoise
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Torkoal



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Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
White Smoke or DroughtGen VII+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Torkoal
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
177.3 lbs. 80.4 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
161
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
165
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Torkoal
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
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
F324.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Torkoal (Japanese: コータス Cotoise) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

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

Biology

Torkoal blowing smoke

Torkoal is a tortoise-like, quadrupedal Pokémon. It has a large, black, rock-like shell with holes that glow with a red warmth. Its skin is 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 and volcanic areas, where it looks for large deposits of coal. It uses the coal to fill the hollow spaces in its shell and then burns it for energy.

Because coal is Torkoal's source of energy, it becomes immobile once it runs out of coal to burn. If the fire inside of Torkoal's shell goes out, it will die. A Torkoal is healthy if the smoke spouting from its shell has tremendous velocity. When it blows out smoke from its nostrils and the top of its back, it sounds like a locomotive horn. It blows black smoke out of its nostrils before fleeing and while being attacked.

In the anime

Main series

Torkoal in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Torkoal

In All Torkoal, No Play, Ash caught a Torkoal after helping it defeat a Steelix that was picking on it in the Valley of Steel.

Other

Torkoal debuted in Poetry Commotion!, under the ownership of Flannery. She used it in a Gym battle against Ash, during which it defeated Pikachu and Treecko before losing to Corphish. It reappeared in flashbacks in All Torkoal, No Play and Whiscash and Ash.

A Torkoal appeared in Eyes on the Goal!, under the ownership of the Shell Sage. It took part in a race with Team Rocket's Chewtle.

Minor appearances

In The Keystone Pops!, a fantasy during Team Rocket's motto featured a Torkoal.

In Lights! Camera! Pika!, Frank's Torkoal helped in the making of his movie by blowing black smoke for effects.

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

In A Recipe for Success!, a Torkoal provided heat for Mallow so she could cook food at Oranguru's place. It reappeared in a flashback in Dreams of the Sun and Moon!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Torkoal competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

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.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, a Trainer's Torkoal was in a town square in Pasio.

GOTCHA!

A Torkoal briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Flannery.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Torkoal

Ash owns a Torkoal in Ash & Pikachu.

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Torkoal appeared as a card under the ownership of Manabu Kadoo.

Pokémon Adventures

In Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II, a Torkoal appears as the main Pokémon of the Team Magma admin Tabitha, who trusts him enough to have him hold the Blue Orb while they were given an order to guard the artifact. Torkoal has the special ability to use his smoke to hypnotize and poison enemies.

The Battle Tower rented a Torkoal, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

A Torkoal appeared in PS585.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Torkoal was seen under the ownership of a Team Galactic Grunt in A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team

Main article: Torkoal (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)

Torkoal appeared in BET5.

In the TCG

Main article: Torkoal (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#105
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Mountain #096
Hoenn
#110
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #223
Alola
USUM: #287
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Coal is the source of Torkoal's energy. Large amounts of coal can be found in the mountains where they live.
Moon If the fire burning within its shell goes out, it will die. Those who wish to raise one in their home must always keep something flammable at hand.
Ultra Sun You can tell how it's feeling by the smoke spouting from its shell. Tremendous velocity is a sign of good health.
Ultra Moon It burns coal to produce energy. When it has burned through all of its coal, it becomes unable to move.
Generation VIII Galar
#300
Galar
Isle of Armor #173
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Shield You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
Brilliant Diamond It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is in a tough situation.
Shining Pearl


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 (Savannah with 35 Peak points)
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 12, Blush Mountain
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 12, Blush Mountain
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 6, Motostoke Riverbank, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Warm-Up Tunnel, Potbottom Desert
Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 227, Stark Mountain (Poké Radar)
Grand Underground - Sandsear Cave, Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Endless Level 11, Endless Level 15, Forever Level 60, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Blaze (7F-12F), Fiery Field (9F-14F), Wish Cave (57F-59F), Joyous Tower (57F-59F), Oddity Cave (B7-B10)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Deep Dark Crater (B7F-B14F)
MD Sky
Deep Dark Crater (B7F-B14F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Firebreathing Mountain, World Axle - B1F, All*
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Floors Are Hot!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#4)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Celebi Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Celebi SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Chapter 3: Rise Beyond the Flames (Flannery's)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Fireflow VolcanoLevel 2+


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Kohei Sakurai's Torkoal All online 50 July 18 to 19, 2021

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
X Y Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Sun Moon Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Sword Shield Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Events* Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
470
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
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 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

Learnset

Torkoal is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
088 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1212 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 00——% 15
2020 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2424 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
3232 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3636 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4444 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
5252 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
5656 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
6060 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
6464 Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
  • 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/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM20Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM46Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR88Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR88 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM23Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM26Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM61Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM64Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM68Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM74Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM76Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparcePiloswineMamoswine Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioHippopotasHippowdon
DrilburExcadrill
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswineZigzagoonLinoone
CubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersbyStuffulBewear
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Sandaconda Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
WooperQuagsireDunsparceHippopotasHippowdonMunna
Musharna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Torkoal in Generation VIII
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Torkoal Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
CyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionCameruptTorkoal Eruption Fire Special 150 100% 5
DiglettDugtrioCameruptHippopotasHippowdon Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphan
ZigzagoonLinooneSlakothVigorothSlakingSpinda
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MankeyPrimeape Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
BidoofBibarel Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
WooperQuagsireDunsparcePoochyenaMightyenaSlakoth
VigorothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarel
HippopotasHippowdon
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Torkoal in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII After You Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
III IV V VI VII Flame Burst × Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS324.png PinRSani324.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani324.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 324.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 R-143
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 R-224
It launches blobs of fire from its back to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush324Body.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 50
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT324.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#269
Shuffle324.png

Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed for a short period of time.


Pokémon GO
GO324.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 151 Base Defense: 203
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Ember, Fire Spin
Charged Attacks: Overheat, Solar Beam, Earthquake
New Pokémon Snap
NPS324.png
Photodex entry #148
The flames burning inside Torkoal’s shell are its life-force. It lives near the lava lake because the heat keeps its flames strong and healthy.

Evolution

324Torkoal.png
Unevolved
Torkoal
 Fire 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png Spr 3e 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png Spr 3r 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png
Spr 3r 324 s.png Spr b 3r 324 s.png Spr 3e 324 s.png Spr b 3r 324 s.png Spr 3r 324 s.png Spr b 3r 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 324.png Spr b 4d 324.png Spr 4d 324.png Spr b 4d 324.png Spr 4d 324.png Spr b 4h 324.png
Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr b 4d 324 s.png Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr b 4d 324 s.png Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr b 4d 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 324.png Spr b 5b 324.png Spr 5b 324.png Spr b 5b 324.png
Spr 5b 324 s.png Spr b 5b 324 s.png Spr 5b 324 s.png Spr b 5b 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 324.png Spr b 6x 324.png Spr 6x 324.png Spr b 6x 324.png
Spr 6x 324 s.png Spr b 6x 324 s.png Spr 6x 324 s.png Spr b 6x 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 324.png Spr b 7s 324.png Spr 7s 324.png Spr b 7s 324.png
Spr 7s 324 s.png Spr b 7s 324 s.png Spr 7s 324 s.png Spr b 7s 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 324.png Spr 8s 324 s.png
HOME
HOME324.png HOME324 s.png
324MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Torkoal images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Torkoal resembles an orange tortoise. It also resembles a furnace or a kitchen stove with four openings within its shell. Additionally, its shell appears to be reminiscent of a lump of burning coal.

Name origin

Torkoal and Cotoise may be combinations of tortoise and coal.

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 Kotas Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 煤炭龜 / 煤炭龟 Méitàngūi From 煤炭 méitàn and 龜 / 龟 gūi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 煤炭龜 Mùihtaangwāi From 煤炭 mùihtaan and gwāi


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