Torkoal (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Torkoal (disambiguation).
Torkoal
Coal Pokémon
コータス
Cotoise
#324
Torkoal



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
White Smoke or Drought Cacophony
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Torkoal
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
177.2 lbs. 80.4 kg
Torkoal
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#324
Kanto
#000
Johto
#110
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#096
Kalos
#223
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-143
Fiore
R-224
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
161
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
165
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Torkoal
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F324.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Torkoal (Japanese: コータス Cotoise) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Torkoal is a tortoise-like, quadruped Pokémon. It has a large black rock-like shell with holes that glow with a red warmth. Its skin is reddish brown with gray-black bands on its legs and neck. It has a long neck and its eyes seem permanently closed. Torkoal lives in mountains, where it looks for coal. It uses the coal to fill the hollow spaces in its shell, and then burns it for energy. When it blows out smoke from its nostrils and the top of its back, it sounds like a locomotive horn. It blows out black smoke before fleeing and while being attacked.

In the anime

Torkoal in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Torkoal

In All Torkoal, No Play, the Steel-type Pokémon of the Valley of Steel were picking on a wild Torkoal which, after helping it defeat a Steelix, Ash then captured.

Other

Torkoal was first seen in Poetry Commotion! under the ownership of Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

Minor appearances

A Torkoal appears in The Keystone Pops! during Team Rocket's motto.

A Torkoal appeared in Lights! Camera! Pika!, under the ownership of Frank.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG055 Torkoal Ash's Pokédex Torkoal, the Coal Pokémon. Torkoal burns coal within its body to produce energy. As a defense, Torkoal is able to release smoke from its nostrils and its back to confuse enemies.
AG058 Torkoal Ash's Pokédex Torkoal, the Coal Pokémon. Torkoal burns coal within its body to produce energy. As a defense, Torkoal is able to release smoke from its nostrils and its back to confuse enemies.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Torkoal

Ash also owns a Torkoal in Ash & Pikachu.

In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga

Torkoal appeared as a card under the ownership of Manabu Kadoo.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Torkoal appears as the main Pokémon of the Team Magma admin Tabitha, who trusts it enough to have it hold the Blue Orb while they were given an order to guard the artifact. Tabitha's Torkoal has the special ability to use its smoke to hypnotize and poison enemies.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Torkoal was seen under the ownership of Team Galactic.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga

Torkoal appeared in BET5.

In the TCG

Main article: Torkoal (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation 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 thick, black smoke and flees.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
White
Black 2 It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
White 2
Generation 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.
Generation 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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Fiery Path
Emerald
Fiery Path, Team Magma Hideout
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 227, Stark Mountain (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 227, Stark Mountain (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer or Pokémon Dream World
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer or Pokémon Dream World
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 18
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 12, Blush Mountain

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Endless Level 11, Endless Level 15, Forever Level 60, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Blaze (7F-12F), Fiery Field (9F-14F), Wish Cave (57F-59F), Joyous Tower (57F-59F), Oddity Cave (B7-B10)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Deep Dark Crater (B7-B14)
MD Sky
Deep Dark Crater (B7-B14)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Firebreathing Mountain, World Axle - B1F, All*
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Floors Are Hot!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#4)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
X Y Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Charcoal Charcoal (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total: 470   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
077 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
1010 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
1313 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
1515 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2222 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
2525 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
2727 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3030 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3434 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
3838 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4040 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4242 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4545 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
4747 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
5050 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM74Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Endure Normal Status —% 10
Eruption Fire Special 100% 5
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
Flame Burst Fire Special 70 100% 15
Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Torkoal in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Torkoal in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Torkoal can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Torkoal cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torkoal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torkoal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS324.png PinRSani324.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani324.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP324.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.1%
Friend Area: Crater
Phrases
51%-100% HP I have coal burning inside my belly.
26%-50% HP Hmmm... It seems as if I've only half my health remaining.
1%-25% HP I'm about finished... I've run out of my internal coal reserves...
Level up There goes my level! The coal's burning well inside me, too.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP324.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×2)
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 77 Max. exp.: 111
Browser entry
When Torkoal's shell stops puffing smoke, it's a sign that fire will erupt.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Magma Flow - field move.png
(Magma Flow ×-)
Browser entry
It launches blobs of fire from its back to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW324.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Torkoal are hanging around the Lava Zone. They enjoy training those that visit them. Their favorite Attraction is Rhyperior's Bumper Burn.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT324.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#269
Shuffle324.png

Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed.


Evolution

324Torkoal.png
Unevolved
Torkoal
 Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png Spr 3e 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png Spr 3r 324.png Spr b 3r 324.png
Spr 3r 324 s.png Spr b 3r 324 s.png Spr 3e 324 s.png Spr b 3r 324 s.png Spr 3r 324 s.png Spr b 3r 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 324.png Spr b 4d 324.png Spr 4d 324.png Spr b 4d 324.png Spr 4d 324.png Spr b 4h 324.png
Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr b 4d 324 s.png Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr b 4d 324 s.png Spr 4d 324 s.png Spr b 4d 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 324.png Spr b 5b 324.png Spr 5b 324.png Spr b 5b 324.png
Spr 5b 324 s.png Spr b 5b 324 s.png Spr 5b 324 s.png Spr b 5b 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 324.png Spr b 6x 324.png Spr 6x 324.png Spr b 6x 324.png
Spr 6x 324 s.png Spr b 6x 324 s.png Spr 6x 324 s.png Spr b 6x 324 s.png
Front Back Front Back
324MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Torkoal images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Torkoal is essentially a giant tortoise with a furnace or a kitchen stove with four openings within its shell. Its shell also appears to be a lump of burning coal.

Name origin

Torkoal is a combination of tortoise or torch and coal.

Cotoise may be a combination of coal and tortoise.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コータス Cotoise From coal and tortoise
France Flag.png French Chartor From charbon and tortue
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torkoal Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Qurtel From Qualm and turtle
Italy Flag.png Italian Torkoal Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코터스 Kotas Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 煤炭龜 / 煤炭龟 Méitàngūi Literally "Coal tortoise"


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