Camerupt < Torkoal > Spoink

Species Type
Coal Pokémon Fire.png
Number Ability
#324 White Smoke
DW: Shell Armor
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
Field 90
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Defense Points

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 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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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

[edit] Gender Differences

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

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Torkoal appears at Firey Path in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Additionally, Torkoal appears in Team Magma's Hideout in Emerald.

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] 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 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.

[edit] Movies

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

[edit] Manga

Torkoal's Manga info is unknown at this time.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches think, black smoke and flees.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches think, black smoke and flees.

IV Pokémon Diamond It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
IV Pokémon Pearl It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
IV Pokémon Platinum It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
IV Pokémon HeartGold You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.

V Pokémon Black It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
V Pokémon White It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
V Pokémon Black 2 It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
V Pokémon White 2 It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 250 344 -
157 175 269 295
256 285 379 416
Sp. Atk
157 175 269 295
Sp. Def
130 145 239 262
40 45 139 152

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Ember Fire.png 40 100 Special
4 Smog Poison.png 20 70 Specical
7 Withdraw Water.png N/A N/A Status
12 Curse Ghost.png N/A N/A Status
17 Fire Spin Fire.png 35 85 Special
20 Smokescreen Normal.png N/A 100 Status
23 Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100 Physical
28 Flamethrower Fire.png 95 100 Special
33 Body Slam Normal.png 85 100 Physical
36 Protect Normal.png N/A N/A Status
39 Lava Plume Fire.png 80 100 Special
44 Iron Defense Steel.png N/A N/A Status
49 Amnesia Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
52 Flail Normal.png ?? 100 Physical
55 Heat Wave Fire.png 100 90 Special
60 Inferno Fire.png 100 50 Special
65 Shell Smash Normal.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.png 50 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM50 Overheat Fire.png 130 90 Special
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.png -- 85 Status
TM64 Explosion Normal.png 250 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Eruption Fire.png 150 100% Special
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Yawn Normal.png -- --% Status
Fissure Ground.png  ?? 30% Physical
Skull Bash Normal.png 100 100% Physical
Flame Burst Fire.png 70 100% Special
Clear Smog Poison.png 50 --% Special

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

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

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Selfdestruct Normal.png 200 100% Physical

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
Rollout Rock.png 30 90% Physical
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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