Quilava is a slim quadruped Pokémon. The top half of Quilava's body is blue, while the lower half is cream. Its ears are triangular with red insides, and it possesses a rounded nose and red eyes. It has five red spots on its body that can project flames: two in a somewhat exclamation-mark shape on its forehead and three lined up horizontally on its rear. The fire coming from its head and rear can be launched as a flame attack. It also uses gusts of superheated air as a battle technique. Quilava's fur is non-flammable, so it can withstand flame attacks. Quilava tends to be rare in the wild, but can sometimes be found living on grasslands.
In the anime
Ash's Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava in An Old Family Blend!, fighting one of Team Rocket's mechas. He used it during his battle with Nando at the Lily of the Valley Conference.
Quilava is Jimmy's starter Pokémon that he received from Professor Elm. It evolved prior to The Legend of Thunder.
Dawn's Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava in SS024 in order to fight off a swarm of Ariados. She used it during a battle with Ash in Goodbye Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!
Quilava first appeared as a cameo in the episode You're A Star, Larvitar where Ash witnessed a Trainer training with his Quilava for the Silver Conference and also considered for a short time of getting his Cyndaquil to evolve as a way of training it for the Silver Conference following Cyndaquil's defeat against Satchel's Magby.
Quilava first played a major role in Love, Pokémon Style! as Macy's Pokémon. She used it against Ash during the Silver Conference but was defeated by his Squirtle. Later in Tie One On!, she used it in her battle against Jackson, where it battled his Poliwhirl and won.
In Shocks and Bonds, Clark, a Trainer that likes to conduct battles like a symphony, used a Quilava and Charizard against Ash's Grovyle and Glalie. Despite the type disadvantage, Ash's Grovyle defeated Clark's Quilava.
A Quilava was used by one of two twin brothers in The Champ Twins! in a battle against Ash and Dawn. The other twin used Croconaw.
A Quilava appeared in Deceit and Assist under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator during the Hoenn Grand Festival.
A Quilava appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| Quilava, the Volcano Pokémon. Quilava is the evolved form of Cyndaquil and capable of incredible attacks using the flame on its back.
| This concludes the entries from the original series.
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| Quilava, the Volcano Pokémon, and the evolved form of Cyndaquil. Its body is covered with fire-proof fur and can withstand any Fire-type attack.
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| Quilava, the Volcano Pokémon, and the evolved form of Cyndaquil. Quilava intimidates foes with its flame's heat, and when ready to battle, the fire burns with more strength.
| This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
In the manga
In the TCG
Its appearance is similar to most animals in the weasel family, resembling stoats in particular based on its lack of a tail and the fur on its upper body being significantly darker than that on its underbelly. Its appearance is also quite close to a paca, a South American rodent with a slender body, spotted skin and tiny ears.
Quilava is a combination of quill (a needle-like hair) and lava (extrusive molten rock).
Magmarashi is a combination of magma and 山荒 yama-arashi (porcupine).
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