Torkoal

Torkal
コータス
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Mega Camerupt < Torkoal > Spoink
Species
Type
Coal Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#324
Height
Weight
1'8" (0.5m)
177.2 lbs. (80.4kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
90
Tier
EV Yield
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Torkoal ('コータス) is the 105th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Fire-Type, and it is known as the Coal Pokémon.

Torkoal can use one of two Abilities; White Smoke, which prevents opposing Pokémon from lowering its Statistics with Attacks or Abilities, or Drought, which summons strong sunlight upon entering the field for five turns. Its Hidden Ability is Shell Armor, which prevents the opponents' attacks from landing a Critical Hit, even if the move is always supposed to do so.

Torkoal does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.

Torkoal is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Torkoal One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Torkoal takes the appearance of a red turtle with a dark shell.

Gender Differences

Torkoal doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Torkoal appears at Fiery Path in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Additionally, Torkoal appears in the Magma Hideout in Emerald.

Torkoal appears at Route 227 and Stark Mountain in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum with the use of the PokéRadar. Torkoal appears at the Safari Zone's Savannah area in Heart Gold and Soul Silver once 18 Peak Objects are placed in the area and 30 Days has passed.

In Pokémon X and Y, Torkoal can be caught in the wild at Route 18. It also once again appears at Fiery Path in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Torkoal can be caught at Route 12 and Blush Mountain.

Spin-off Games

Torkoal appears at Endless Levels 11 & 15, Forever Level 60 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Torkoal appears at Mt. Blaze 7F-12F, Fiery Field 9F-14F, Wish Cave 57F-59F, Joyous Tower 57F-59F and Oddity Cave B7-B10 in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Torkoal appears at Dark Crater DPB7-B14. Torkoal is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Cloudy Rockland B8-B15.

Torkoal appears at Croca Tunnel in Pokémon Ranger, but a Water Field Assist is required to reach it. Torkoal returns for a second showing in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia at Volcano Cave. Torkoal does not appear in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.

Torkoal can be found at Firebreathing Mountain Magma 3-3, Sunny Seashore Magma 4-3 and World Axle Magma B1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Torkoal appears in eight sets, the 7th Movie Halfdeck (Ash's Torkoal), and Pokémon Organized Play Series 1 as an Uncommon Card. Torkoal is listed as a Common Card in the Platinum and Dark Explorers sets. Its six other appearances are as Rare Cards in the EX Dragon, EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua, EX Legend Maker, EX Holon Phantoms, Legends Awakened, and Unleashed sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Ash would capture a Torkoal in the episode All Torkoal, No Play!, which would appear in many battles for Ash during his travels. Ash would also battle a different Torkoal in his gym battle against Flannery. Her Torkoal defeated Ash's Pikachu and Treecko before losing to Corphish despite Corphish being put asleep by a Yawn attack from her Slugma.

Movies

Ash's Torkoal appears in the film Destiny Deoxys and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Summer Festival.

Manga

Torkoal's Manga info is unknown at this time.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Torkoal finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. It isn't the typical Fire-Type Pokémon, as it has a very high Defense Statistic. As a result, it is capable of acting as a Support Pokémon, including Rapid Spin, a move that isn't common in this particular Tier. It also can use a number of offensive moves as well.

Torkoal's biggest problem is its very low Speed and relatively low Special Defense, something that Special Attackers can take advantage of.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire Uncommon Fiery Path
Emerald Common Fiery Path, Magma Hideout
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 12% (Use Poké Radar) Route 227, Stark Mountain
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Unknown% Safari Zone: Savannah (Place 18 Peak Objects, then Wait 30 Days)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y 10% Route 18 (Red Flowers)
X/Y 20% Route 18
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 10% Fiery Path
Sun/Moon 20% Route 12
Sun 10% Blush Mountain
Moon 20% Blush Mountain

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
III 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 think, black smoke and flees.
LeafGreen It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches think, black smoke and flees.
IV 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.
V 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.
VI 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.
VII 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
Ultra Moon

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Def
140
256 285 379 416
Sp. Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
20
40 45 139 152

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
4 Smog Poison.gif 30 70 Special.png
7 Withdraw Water.gif -- -- Other.png
10 Rapid Spin Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
13 Fire Spin Fire.gif 35 85 Special.png
15 Smokescreen Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
18 Flame Wheel Fire.gif 60 100 Physical.png
22 Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Lava Plume Fire.gif 80 100 Special.png
27 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
30 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
34 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
38 Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
40 Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
42 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
45 Heat Wave Fire.gif 95 90 Special.png
47 Shell Smash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Inferno Fire.gif 100 50 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 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
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Clear Smog Poison.gif 50 -- Special.png
Eruption Fire.gif 150 100 Special.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fissure Ground.gif  ?? 30 Physical.png
Flame Burst Fire.gif 70 100 Special.png
Skull Bash Normal.gif 130 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Yawn Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 175 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 120*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 175 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Selfdestruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Torkoal

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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