Torkoal has the White Smoke Ability. This Ability prevents opposing Pokémon from lowering its Statistics with Attacks or Abilities. Torkoal can still reduce its own Statistics as a result of its own moves, such as Curse, Overheat, or Shell Smash. A second Ability is available to Torkoal from the Dream World, the Shell Armor Ability. This Ability 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.
Torkoal takes the appearance of a red turtle with a dark shell.
Torkoal doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
Torkoal appears at Route 227 and Stark Mountain in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum with the use of the Poké Radar. 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.
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.
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 Torkal 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.
Ash's Torkoal appears in the film Destiny Deoxys and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Summer Festival.
Torkoal's Manga info is unknown at this time.
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.
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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