In Poetry Commotion, Team Rocket attempted to steal Torkoal but Flannery, Ash Ketchum, May, Max, Brock and Flannery's grandfather Mr. Moore managed to rescue it.
Torkoal was the last Pokemon Flannery's used in her battle with Ash. It easily defeated Pikachu and Treeko and put up a good fight against Corphish. Due to its Iron Defense, Torkoal took little damage, even from Corphish's super effective Crabhammer attack. Eventually however, Corphish struck Torkoal on its side with Crabhammer sending it spinning and forcing it upright. While Torkoal was dizzy from the attack, Corphish finished it with BubbleBeam.