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Cyndaquil
155
ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi
155Cyndaquil
Generation II
Evolutionary line
155156157
Type(s)
Type Fire  
Species Fire Mouse Pokémon
Abilities Blaze
Flash Fire (DW)
Pokédex
Meganium ← 155 → Quilava
Kanto N/A Johto 004
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Quilava
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
17.4 lbs. 7.9 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow Field
Shape Footprint
Shape12
F155
Cry

Cyndaquil (Japanese: ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi) is the Fire-type Starter Pokémon of the Johto region.

Biology

Physiology

Cyndaquil is a small quadrupedal Pokémon that resembles an echidna. They are covered with a flame-resistant fur that is dark blue in color on its back to its head and light yellow on its underside. There are also four red spots of fur on the back that flames can be projected from. A shiny Cyndaquil has yellow fur on its back instead of dark blue.

Natural abilities

All Cyndaquil have the ability Blaze which will cause its Fire-type attacks to do 150% damage when its health is below 1/3 its max HP.

Additionally, when a Cyndaquil is frightened or angry, it can focus its internal energy to produce blazing "spines" of flame from the spots on its back. While it is a quadruped, Cyndaquil is more than capable of maneuvering on two legs.

Behavior

Cyndaquil are generally timid and not naturally aggressive, and are often seen curled up into a ball for protection. This action leaves its back and special flame-emitting vent fur exposed. When predators and enemies stalk too close, Cyndaquil unleashes a flame from the vents as a deterrent. If provoked further, Cyndaquil will intensify its flames, creating a smokescreen that it uses to confuse its foe, making time to escape.

Evolution

Cyndaquil evolves into Quilava at level 14 and then into Typhlosion at level 36.

Game info

Cyndaquil is one of the three starter Pokémon given out to new trainers by Professor Elm in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver. Cyndaquil is the Fire-type in the tradition of the Grass, Water, and Fire-type starters. In Pokémon Emerald, a Cyndaquil can be received after completing the Hoenn Dex.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Crystal Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Reward from Professor Birch for completing the Hoenn Pokédex One
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Reward from Professor Birch after completing the Delta Episode One
Sun/Moon Island Scan - Melemele Island One


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
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.
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
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.
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.
Diamond
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Pearl
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Platinum
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
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.
Black
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
White
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Black 2
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
White 2
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
X
It is timid and always curls itself up into 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 splutter fitfully with incomplete combustion.
Alpha Sapphire
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
39
Attack
52
Defense
43
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
50
Speed
65
Total
309

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
6 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status
10 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
13 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
19 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
22 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
28 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
31 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
37 Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special
40 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
46 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special
49 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
55 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
58 Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
6 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal
12 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
19 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal
27 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
46 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 10 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 155 front S 155 front C 155 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 155 front E 155 front RS 155 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 155 front DP 155 front HGSS 155 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Cyndaquil BW Cyndaquil BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Cyndaquil XY Cyndaquil XY Cyndaquil Back XY
Cyndaquil Shiny XY Cyndaquil Shiny XY Cyndaquil Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Ash's Cyndaquil

Main article: Ash's Quilava

Cyndaquil has made numerous appearances in the Pokémon anime, mostly as one of Ash's Pokémon during his journey in Johto. His Cyndaquil often shown as very shy and relaxed, sometimes sleeping. When Ash first caught it, it needed time to warm up and use Flamethrower, but with some training, it became capable of using its Flamethrower whenever it wanted. It also possessed incredible dodging capabilities, able to wear opponents down by simply evading long series of attacks over an extended period of time. Cyndaquil is currently at Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start when going to Hoenn, leaving all of his Pokémon, except Pikachu, with Professor Oak. In Pokémon episode 650, Ash called Prof. Oak for all his Pokémon from Oak's Lab (leaving behind only Tauros, Sceptile, and Swellow). When he found all his Pokémon (which was because of an earlier attempt of Team Rocket trying to steal all of Ash's Pokémon causing an explosion to scatter them around the League Dome), Team Rocket tried stealing his Pokémon again. Ash's Cyndaquil was nearly caught by them, but then evolved into a Quilava and thus saved all the Pokémon.

Dawn's Cyndaquil

Main article: Dawn's Quilava

Dawn received her Cyndaquil as an egg after she defeated Lyra's Chikorita with her Piplup. In a special focusing around Dawn, it evolved into Quilava while battling a bunch of Ariados, including their "shiny" leader.

Trivia

Cyndaquil is the only Fire-type Starter Pokémon to be pure Fire-type throughout all its evolution.

Origins

Cyndaquil is modeled after an echidna. It also shows inspiration from a shrew.

Gallery

See also