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Torkoal
324
コータス Kootasu
324Torkoal
Generation III
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Fire  
Species Coal Pokémon
Abilities White Smoke
Drought
Shell Armor (DW)
Pokédex
Camerupt ← 324 → Spoink
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 105/110 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 096
Alola 223/287
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
177.2 lbs. 80.4 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F324
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

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

Natural 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 smokescreen 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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Sun
Coal is the source of Torkoal's energy. Large amounts of coal can be found in the mountains where they live.
Moon
If the fire burning within its shell goes out, it will die. Those who wish to raise one in their home must always keep something flammable at hand.
Ultra Sun
You can tell how it’s feeling by the smoke spouting from its shell. Tremendous velocity is a sign of good health.
Ultra Moon
It burns coal to produce energy. When it has burned through all of its coal, it becomes unable to move.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Attack
85
Defense
140
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
70
Speed
20
Total
470

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.
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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
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
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock 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
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
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
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 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
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
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
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting 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
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 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.
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
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock 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
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 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 —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
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 ♥♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
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 ♥♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
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
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
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
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
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
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
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 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
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
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.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 324 front E 324 front RS 324 front Torkoal Back GenIII
Torkoal Shiny RSFRLG Torkoal Shiny E Torkoal Shiny RSFRLG Torkoal Back Shiny GenIII
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 324 front DP 324 front DP 324 front Torkoal Back GenIV
Torkoal Shiny DPPtHGSS Torkoal Shiny DPPtHGSS Torkoal Shiny DPPtHGSS Torkoal Back Shiny GenIV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Torkoal BW Torkoal BW TorkoalBackBW
TorkoalShinyBW TorkoalShinyBW TorkoalBackShinyBW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Torkoal XY Torkoal XY TorkoalBackXY
TorkoalShinyXY TorkoalShinyXY TorkoalBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

In the anime series, Torkoal is voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki in Japanese and by Maddie Blaustein and later Billy Beach in English after she passed away. 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 Brandon's 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".

Gallery

See also