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Torchic #255: Torchic
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#257: Blaziken Blaziken
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Combusken (disambiguation).
Combusken
Young Fowl Pokémon
ワカシャモ
Wakasyamo
#256
Combusken



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Speed Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Combusken
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Weight
43.0 lbs. 19.5 kg
Combusken
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
142
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Combusken
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
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
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F256.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Combusken (Japanese: ワカシャモ Wakasyamo) is a dual-type Fire/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Torchic starting at level 16 and evolves into Blaziken starting at level 36.

Contents

Biology

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

Combusken in the anime

Major appearances

May's Combusken

May's Torchic evolved into a Combusken in A Shroomish Skirmish, and then into a Blaziken in Once More with Reeling!

Other

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.

Minor appearances

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.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG011 Combusken 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.
AG034 Combusken 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.
AG082 Combusken 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

Combusken in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: May's Combusken

May owns a Combusken in Ash & Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Chic

Sapphire's Torchic evolved into a Combusken before her challenge of Brawly in Mashing Makuhita, and won against his Hariyama even after her partner Rono had nearly collapsed. After undergoing much training and being used in fights against the likes of Team Aqua and in friendly bouts against Flannery, she evolved again to a Blaziken battling Winona, though she failed to win.

Multiple Combusken were used by Team Galactic Grunts in Exit Empoleon and Cooling Off Heatran.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

A Combusken appeared in Introducing the Frontier Brains!.

In the TCG

Main article: Combusken (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#005
Kanto
#—
Ruby Combusken toughens up its legs and thighs by running through fields and mountains. This Pokémon's legs possess both speed and power, enabling it to dole out ten kicks in one second.
Sapphire Combusken battles with the intensely hot flames it spews from its beak and with outstandingly destructive kicks. This Pokémon's cry is very loud and distracting.
Emerald It lashes out with 10 kicks per second. Its strong fighting instinct compels it to keep up its offensive until the opponent gives up.
FireRed It boosts its concentration by emitting harsh cries. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold During a battle, the hot flame in its body increases. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
White
Black 2 Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#005
X Its kicking mastery lets it loose 10 kicks per second. It emits sharp cries to intimidate foes.
Y During a battle, the hot flame in its body increases. Its kicks have outstanding destructive power.
Omega Ruby Combusken toughens up its legs and thighs by running through fields and mountains. This Pokémon's legs possess both speed and power, enabling it to dole out 10 kicks in one second.
Alpha Sapphire Combusken battles with the intensely hot flames it spews from its beak and with outstandingly destructive kicks. This Pokémon's cry is very loud and distracting.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Torchic
Emerald
Evolve Torchic
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Torchic
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Evolve Global Link Event Torchic
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve event Torchic
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Torchic
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 8 (Island Scan)Tu
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Torchic
Trozei!
Endless Level 7, Endless Level 18, Forever Level 56, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Fiery Field (22F-29F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Dark Crater (B1F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B8F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B1F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B8F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
MD Blazing
Evolve Torchic
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Flame Dance, Secret Warehouse: Fighters on Ice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 66
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 623
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Smoldering Caldera (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Picross
Area 28: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
405
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Combusken's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
High Jump Kick Combusken (EX Crystal Guardians 16)
Combusken (Platinum 45)
Smokescreen Combusken (POP Series 4 6)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS256.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani256.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I shriek in battle to raise my concentration!
26%-50% HP This isn't good... My health has slipped halfway...
1%-25% HP I am weakened... My kicks no longer have power...
Level up I've leveled up! My kicks have become more potent!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 256.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×2)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 24 Max. exp.: 34
Browser entry R-016
Combusken delivers fiery kicks. Flames shoot from its toes!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-212/N-037
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush256 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT256.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#093
Shuffle256.png

Pyre
Increases damage done by any Fire types in the combo.
Skill Swapper: Quirky++
Pokémon GO
GO256.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 163 Base Defense: 115
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Torchic Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Peck, Ember
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Flamethrower, Rock Slide

Evolution

255Torchic.png
Unevolved
Torchic
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16
256Combusken.png
First evolution
Combusken
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36
257Blaziken.png
Second evolution
Blaziken
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 256.png Spr b 3r 256.png Spr 3e 256.png Spr b 3r 256.png Spr 3r 256.png Spr b 3r 256.png
Spr 3r 256 s.png Spr b 3r 256 s.png Spr 3e 256 s.png Spr b 3r 256 s.png Spr 3r 256 s.png Spr b 3r 256 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
256MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Combusken images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Combusken begins a tradition of Fire/Fighting starter evolutions that would persist through Generations IV and V.

Origin

Combusken is probably based on a cockfighting chicken. It may also be based on the basan, a legendary fire-breathing chicken.

Name origin

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).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ワカシャモ Wakasyamo From 若い wakai and 軍鶏 shamo
France Flag.png French Galifeu From Gallus and feu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Combusken Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Jungglut From jung and Glut
Italy Flag.png Italian Combusken Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 영치코 Youngchiko Transliteration of the English young chick
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 力壯雞 Lihkjonggāi Literally "Powerful chicken"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 力壯雞 / 力壮鸡 Lìzhuàngjī Literally "Powerful chicken"


Related articles

External links


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