Combusken

Combusken
ワカシャモ
Combusken.png
Torchic < Combusken > Blaziken
Species
Type
Young Fowl Pokémon
Fire.gif Fighting.gif
Number
Ability
#256
Height
Weight
2'11" (0.9m)
43 lbs (19.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Combusken (ワカシャモ) is the fifth Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Fire/Fighting Type, and is known as the Young Fowl Pokémon.

Combusken has the ability Blaze. With this ability, the power of Combusken's Fire-Type attacks increases by 50% once its HP falls below one-third of its maximum. Combusken's Hidden Ability is called Speed Boost. Every turn that this Pokémon is in play its Speed stat increases by one stage, but this does not take effect on the turn that this Pokémon is switched into the battle, or at the start of a battle.

Torchic can evolve into Combusken starting at Level 16, and a second time into Blaziken starting at Level 36. During a battle, a Blaziken that is holding a Blazikenite can Mega Evolve into Mega Blaziken.

Combusken is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Combusken 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Combusken takes on the shape of a human-shaped chicken. It has a lot of strength in its legs.

Gender Differences

A Male Combusken whill have slightly longer head feathers than the female.

Game Information

Original Games

Combusken can only be obtained by evolving Torchic or by trading for one. This is consistent across all Generations that a Combusken can be obtained in.

Spin-off Games

Combusken appears at Endless Levels 7 & 18, Forever Level 56 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

In the original Mystery Dungeon game, Combusken can be found at Firery Field 22F-29F. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Combusken appears at Giant Volcano 1F-19F, B1-B15, and DPB1-B8. Combusken is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Fire Mountains 11F-20F.

Combusken appears at Lila Forest in Pokémon Ranger, but reaching it requires the Field Assist Cut. Combusken did not appear in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but returned in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs deep within Faldera Volcano in the Present, and the Fire Temple Mission "Which Switch Is for Mime Jr.?" by getting an S Rank in the mission.

Combusken can be found at Misty Edgewater Cave 2-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Combusken appears in 11 different sets, a Nintendo Promo, the 9th Movie and Latios Halfdecks, and Pokémon Organized Play Series 3 & 4 as an Uncommon Card in both. Combusken is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Ruby and Sapphire (2), EX Dragon, EX Emerald, EX Holon Phantoms, EX Crystal Guardians, EX Power Keepers, Great Encounters, Platinum and Dark Explorers Sets. A second Combusken can be found in the EX Crystal Guardians set, but this one is listed as a Rare card.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

After evolving from Torchic in the episode A Shroomish Skirmish, May would continue to utilize Combusken and learn to control its power and skills in contests. It would evolve into a Blaziken in the episode Once More With Reeling.

A Nurse Joy would use a Combusken for security at a Pokémon Center at the end of the episode Having a Wailord of a Time!. A Wild Combusken appeared in the special episode Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Part Two.

Movies

May's Combusken appears in the films Destiny Deoxys and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, along with the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu's Summer Festival (unaired outside of Japan) and Pikachu's Island Adventure.

Manga

Sapphire's Torchic would evolve into a Combusken in Chapter 195. Nicknamed "Chaka" by her Trainer, she would evolve into a Blaziken in Chapter 226. Between these two events, this Combusken would also appear in Chapters 197-199, 203, 205, 212, 215 & 216.

Team Galactic Grunts would use a group of Combusken to attack Buck and Looker at Start Mountain in Chapter 425, first appearing in a flashback in the prior chapter.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Combusken finds itself in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With an amazing ability in Speed Boost, Combusken can become a highly threatening force to go up against and can act as a mid to late-game cleaner. With high powered STAB attacks that provide solid STAB coverage and the ability to go either special or physical, Combusken is a threat that can be quite difficult for offensive and balanced teams to switch into. Its typing lends itself well to handling threats like Abomasnow, Shiftry, and Liepard. Combusken's best set is a Life Orb special attacking set that can be ruthless with its power thanks to high powered STABs in Fire Blast and Focus Blast while being able to pass speed boosts to another Pokémon through Baton Pass. It can also run a Swords Dance Eviolite set that allows for it to threaten a large number of Pokémon in the tier and can be difficult to deal with as it has two great STAB options in Flare Blitz and Low Kick. Combusken's flaws are that it lacks good bulk without an Eviolite which makes it easy to take out and that its initial Speed stat is quite lacking. Even after a +1 boost, Combusken cannot outspeed the likes of Tauros, Archeops, and Floatzel. Combusken's offensive stats are not outstanding by any means, so it struggles against much bulkier Pokémon like Musharna and Mega Audino as a result.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Torchic
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or Trade
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Pal Park, Trade, or Evolve Torchic
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Torchic
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Torchic

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby Combusken toughens up its legs and thighs by running through fields and mountains. This Pokémon's legs possess both speed and power, enabling it to dole out ten kicks in one second.
Sapphire Combusken battles with the intensely hot flames it spews from its beak and with outstandingly destructive kicks. This Pokémon's cry is very loud and distracting.
Emerald It lashes out with 10 kicks per second. Its strong fighting instinct compels it to keep up its offensive until the opponent gives up.
FireRed It boosts its concentration by emitting harsh cries. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
LeafGreen It boosts its concentration by emitting harsh cries. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
IV Diamond Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
Pearl Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
Platinum Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
HeartGold During a battle, the hot flame in its body increases. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
SoulSilver During a battle, the hot flame in its body increases. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
V Black Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
White Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
Black 2 Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
White 2 Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
VI X Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
Y During a battle, the hot flame in its body increases. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
Omega Ruby Combusken toughens up its legs and thighs by running through fields and mountains. This Pokémon's legs possess both speed and power, enabling it to dole out 10 kicks in one second.
Alpha Sapphire Combusken battles with the intensely hot flames it spews from its beak and with outstandingly destructive kicks. This Pokémon's cry is very loud and distracting.

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
. 230 324 .
Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Sp. Def
60
112 125 219 240
Speed
55
103 115 209 229

Moves

Via Level-Up

X/Y

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
7 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
10 Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
16 Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
16 Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
21 Sand-Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
28 Bulk Up Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
32 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
39 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
43 Mirror Move Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
50 Sky Uppercut Fighting.gif 85 90 Physical.png
54 Flare Blitz Fire.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
5
Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start
10
Sand-Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
14 Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
16 Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
20 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
25 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
31 Bulk Up Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
36 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
42 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
47 Mirror Move Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
53 Sky Uppercut Fighting.gif 85 90 Physical.png
58 Flare Blitz Fire.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Baton Pass Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Counter Fighting.gif -- 100 Physical.png
Crush Claw Normal.gif 75 95 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Featherdance Flying.gif -- 100 Other.png
Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Flame Burst Fire.gif 70 100 Special.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 130 100 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Reversal Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Smelling Salt Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

All Generation VI Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fire Pledge Fire.gif 50 100 Special.png

OR/AS Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 95 90 Special.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png


Torchic Exclusive Moves

X/Y

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
25 Fire Spin Fire.gif 35 85 Special.png
43 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
19 Fire Spin Fire.gif 35 85 Special.png
28 Flame Burst Fire.gif 70 100 Special.png
46 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png

Past Moves

Generation III Move Tutor Moves

Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Vacuum Wave Fighting.gif 40 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Generation V TM/HM

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 16
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Combusken
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 36

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ghost.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Water.gif
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Dark.gif
Fire.gif
Grass.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Flying.gif
Ground.gif
Psychic.gif
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