As a Cyndaquil, similar to Ash's Charizard, Infernape, and Tepig, Quilava was forced to deal with an abusive trainer before Ash caught it, although unlike Charizard and Infernape it did not actually belong to that trainer.
At first, Cyndaquil had difficulty using its Fire type moves which saw it lose to a Steel-type Pokemon, Skarmory during JE036: Hot Matches!.
As such, it embarked on a training regime with Ash and it also finally gained the ability to ignite the flames on its back at will with the training also raising Cyndaquil's attack and speed.
Cyndaquil was used frequently in the Johto region and was left at Professor Oaks lab when Ash went to Hoenn.
|Flamethrower +||Good 'Quil Hunting|
|Tackle||Good 'Quil Hunting|
|Agility -||Hot Matches!|
|Swift||From Ghost to Ghost|
|Quick Attack||Nice Pryce, Baby!|
|Flame Wheel +||An Old Family Blend!|
|Eruption +||An Old Family Blend!|
|Aerial Ace +||League Unleashed!|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.
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- Quilava is Ash's first non-flying type Pokémon to know Aerial Ace.
- It took Cyndaquil the longest of all of Ash's Pokémon to evolve.
- So far, Quilava is the only one of Ash's fire types that did not evolve in its introduction series.