Combusken is a bipedal, chicken-like Pokémon. Most of Combusken's upper body is yellow, while most of the lower body is orange. An orange, pointed design adorns the center of its waist at the dividing line of the two colors. It has orange eyes and a short, wide beak. There is a feather crest on top of its head with three orange points. This crest is smaller on female Combusken. Its tail is short and pointed. It has three, sharp claws at the ends of its long arms, and scaly, gray legs with well-developed thighs covered in shaggy feathers. Because of the training Combusken does by running through its grassland habitat, these legs are capable of delivering a barrage of kicks. While it is fighting, it is noisy and produces sharp cries that distract and intimidate its opponent.
In the anime
In the main series
May's Torchic evolved into a Combusken in A Shroomish Skirmish, and then into a Blaziken in Once More with Reeling!
In Having a Wailord of a Time, the Nurse Joy of Slateport City was keeping a Torchic, Treecko, and Mudkip for Stephanie, who was going to start being a Trainer. However, the Torchic evolved into a Combusken due to gaining too much experience, and it had to be hidden. After Combusken saved a Wailord, Nurse Joy decided to keep it as a guard for her Pokémon Center.
In A Bite to Remember, a Combusken's image was pulled up in the Pokédex.
A Combusken appeared in a flashback in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part 2).
In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, two Trainers' Combusken attended the Wela Fire Festival.
|| May's Pokédex
|| Combusken, the Young Fowl Pokémon. Combusken is the evolved form of Torchic. Its quick, powerful kicking legs can deliver as many as ten kicks per second.
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| Combusken, the Young Fowl Pokémon. Combusken is the evolved form of Torchic. Its quick and powerful legs are capable of dishing out ten kicks in one second.
|| May's Pokédex
|| Combusken, the Young Fowl Pokémon. Combusken is the evolved form of Torchic. As a Fighting Pokémon, it has the ability to breath raging fire from its beak and to unleash high-powered kicks.
In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer
In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, May's Torchic evolved into a Combusken. It later evolved into a Blaziken, which was capable of Mega Evolving.
In the manga
In the TCG
- Combusken begins a tradition of Fire/Fighting starter evolutions that would persist through Generations IV and V.
Combusken is probably based on a cockfighting chicken. It may also be based on the basan, a legendary fire-breathing chicken.
Combusken is a combination of combustion and chicken. It may also involve combat.
Wakasyamo is a combination of 若い wakai (young) and 軍鶏 shamo (a breed of Japanese chicken once raised for fighting).
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