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Type(s)
Type Fire  
Species Coal Pokémon
Abilities White Smoke
Shell Armor (DW)
Pokédex
Camerupt ← 324 → Spoink
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 105 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 096
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Torkoal
324
コータス Kotasu
324Torkoal
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
177.2 lbs. 80.4 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Field
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F324
Cry

Torkoal (Japanese: コータス Kotasu) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Torkoal is a rust-red tortoise whose black shell has seven coal vents.

Special abilities

It digs through mountains in search of coal, which it stuffs in the vents and burns inside its shell for energy. The vents can be used to blow out volcanic ash when Torkoal is in danger or angry, providing a smoke screen for its retreat. It may also blow smoke through its nostrils, sounding very like a locomotive. It consumes extra coal to prepare for a battle, but grows weaker as its fire dies down.

Torkoal is the second of the "turtle trio", which, like the "starter Pokémon" for each game version, has one Water-Type, one Fire-type, and one Grass-Type representative. Like its cousins Blastoise and Torterra, it can withdraw into its hard shell to protect itself. It has the White Smoke ability.

Evolution

Torkoal does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Torkoal Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Fiery Path Uncommon
Emerald Fiery Path, Magma Hideout Uncommon
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 227, Stark Mountain (PokéRadar) Rare
Platinum Route 227, Stark Mountain (PokéRadar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Rare
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Kalos Route 18 Common (Walking/Grass), Uncommon (Walking/Red Flowers)


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Ruby
Torkoal digs through mountains in search of coal. If it finds some, it fills hollow spaces on its shell with the coal and burns it. If it is attacked, this Pokémon spouts thick black smoke to beat a retreat.
Sapphire
Torkoal generates energy by burning coal. It grows weaker as the fire dies down. When it is preparing for battle, this Pokémon burns more coal.
Emerald
It battles using energy it gets from burning coal. When loosing smoke from its nostrils, it lets off a sound that is similar to a locomotive's horn.
FireRed
It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches thick, black smoke and flees.
LeafGreen
It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches thick, black smoke and flees.
Diamond
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Pearl
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Platinum
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
HeartGold
You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
SoulSilver
You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
Black
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
White
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Black 2
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
White 2
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
X
You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
Y
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
ToarkoalRSFRLG E 324 front ToarkoalRSFRLG ToarkoalBackGenIII
ToarkoalShinyRSFRLG ToarkoalShinyE ToarkoalShinyRSFRLG ToarkoalBackShinyGenIII
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
ToarkoalDPPtHGSS ToarkoalDPPtHGSS ToarkoalDPPtHGSS ToarkoalBackGenIV
ToarkoalShinyDPPtHGSS ToarkoalShinyDPPtHGSS ToarkoalShinyDPPtHGSS ToarkoalBackShinyGenIV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Torkoal BW TorkoalBackBW
TorkoalShinyBW TorkoalBackShinyBW
X Y Back
TorkoalXY TorkoalBackXY
TorkoalShinyXY TorkoalBackShinyXY

Appearances

In the anime

Ash Torkoal

Ash's Torkoal

Main articles: Ash's Torkoal and Flannery's Torkoal

In the anime series, Torkoal is voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki in Japanese and by Madeline Blaustein and later Billy Beach in English. Ash's Torkoal was found being picked on by Steel-type Pokémon.

Ash battled the final member of the Battle Pyramid using his Torkoal. Torkoal lost to Registeel. They rematched several times before Ash's victory.

Trivia

  • Torkoal has the highest Defense base stat of all Fire types.
  • It is tied with Slugma and Litwick for the lowest Speed base stat of all Fire types.
  • Torkoal is essentially a Pokémon that resembles a furnace, or an old-version of kitchen stove.

Etymology

Torkoal's name is the portmanteau of "tortoise" and "coal".

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