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Moltres
146
ファイヤー Faiyaa
146Moltres
Generation I
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Fire  Type Flying
Species Flame Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Flame Body (DW)
Pokédex
Zapdos ← 146 → Dratini
Kanto 146 Johto 237/242
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 153
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg 6'07" 2.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow
Shape Footprint
Shape09
F146
Cry

Moltres (Japanese: ファイヤー Faiyaa) is a Fire/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is part of the Kanto Legendary Birds, along with Articuno and Zapdos.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Victory Road One
Yellow Victory Road One
Gold/Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Mt. Ember One
Diamond/Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Mt. Silver One
Black/White Trade None
Black 2/White 2 Trade None
X/Y Roaming Kalos (With Froakie as a Starter Pokémon)
Sea Spirit's Den
One
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a giant dazzle of flashing flames.
Yellow
A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its flaming wings, even the night sky will turn red.
Gold
This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
Silver
This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.
Crystal
Legendary bird Pokémon. It is said to migrate from the south along with the spring.
Ruby
Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
Sapphire
Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
Emerald
Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control fire. If injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
FireRed
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. Those who see it are overwhelmed by its orange wing that seem to be on fire.
LeafGreen
It is said to be the legendary bird Pokémon of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flare of flames.
Diamond
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that spring will soon arrive if Moltres shows itself.
Pearl
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that spring will soon arrive if Moltres shows itself.
Platinum
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
HeartGold
This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
SoulSilver
This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.
Black
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
White
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
Black 2
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
White 2
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
X
It is said to be the legendary bird Pokémon of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flare of flames.
Y
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.
Omega Ruby
Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
Alpha Sapphire
Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
100
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
125
Sp. Def
85
Speed
90
Total
580

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 146 front Y 146 front GR 146 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 146 front S 146 front C 146 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 146 front E 146 front FRLG 146 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 146 front DP 146 front HGSS 146 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Moltres BW Moltres BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Moltres XY Moltres XY Moltres Back XY
Moltres Shiny XY Moltres Shiny XY Moltres Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 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
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 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.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying 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
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
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
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical 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 ♥♥
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
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
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 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
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Type Smart 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 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 II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
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 I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Razor Wind 80 75% 10 Normal
TM04 Whirlwind 85% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Appearances

Anime

Moltres first appears in the Anime series episode, Island of the Giant Pokémon, but this version is a giant robot.

Moltres and the two other legendary Flying Pokémon are the basis for the second movie. Moltres is one of the Legendary Pokémon that is being captured together with Articuno and Zapdos. When they are all brought together, an extremely dangerous fight breaks out among the three. However, during the duel the Lugia comes out and tries with Ash Ketchum to bring peace between the three.

Trivia

  • Moltres is one of the two legendary Pokémon that is found in the Victory Road of the generation it was introduced in, the other Pokémon being Terrakion.
  • Out of all legendary Pokémon found in the Pokémon games, Moltres's location has been moved the most.
  • Before Generation III, Moltres was shown to have wings fully engulfed in flames.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Moltres is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Fly.

Etymology

It is uninformed that this is purposely made but the last syllable of each of the Legendary Birds is a number in Spanish (ex. Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres). Meaning "Artic-one", "Zap-two" and "Mol-three", respectively. Because of the pun, Moltres would be the third Legendary Bird. Also, Moltres' name could be hinting at the other two main fire type legendaries in the Pokémon games: Ho-Oh and Reshiram. Because its name is Moltres, tres being Spanish for three, and Mol being the first syllable of Molten, Moltres could have been foreshadowing the appearances of Ho-Oh in Generation II, and Reshiram in Generation V.

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See also