In the anime
Moltres first appears in the Anime series in the episode Land of the Giant Pokemon.
Moltres and the two other legendary 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.
- Main article: Moltres/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Moltres/Learnset Generation II
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.
- Moltres is one of the two legendary Pokémon that is found in victory road in the generation it was introduced, 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.
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