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#157: Typhlosion Typhlosion
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Quilava (disambiguation).
Quilava
Volcano Pokémon
マグマラシ
Magmarashi
#156
Quilava



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Flash Fire
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
Quilava
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
41.9 lbs. 19.0 kg
Quilava
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
142
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Quilava
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F156.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Quilava (Japanese: マグマラシ Magmarashi) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Cyndaquil starting at level 14 and evolves into Typhlosion starting at level 36.

Contents

Biology

Quilava is a quadruped Pokémon with a long, slender body. The top half of its body is a dark blue-green, while its underside is cream-colored. It has triangular ears with dark red interiors, a rounded snout, and triangular red eyes. Each of its paws has three toes. It has five red spots on its body that can project flames: two arranged vertically on its forehead and three lined up horizontally on its rear. Before a battle, Quilava turns its back so its flames face its opponent. It battles using these intense flames in combination with gusts of superheated air. Its own fur is non-flammable, which protects it from other fire attacks. Quilava tends to be rare in the wild, but can sometimes be found living on grasslands.

In the anime

Quilava in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Quilava

In An Old Family Blend!, Ash's Cyndaquil evolved into a Quilava after it fought one of Team Rocket's mechas. He later used it during his battle with Nando at the Lily of the Valley Conference, where it went up against Nando's Armaldo; the battle resulted in a tie.

Dawn's Quilava

In DPS01, Dawn's Cyndaquil evolved into a Quilava in order to fight off a swarm of Ariados. It later reunited with Ash in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

Other

In You're A Star, Larvitar, Ash witnessed a Trainer training with a Quilava for the Silver Conference. He also briefly considered getting his Cyndaquil to evolve as a way of training it for the Silver Conference, following Cyndaquil's defeat against Satchel's Magby.

In Love, Pokémon Style!, Macy used a Quilava against Ash during the Silver Conference, but it was defeated by Squirtle's Hydro Pump. Later, in Tie One On!, it battled Jackson's Poliwhirl and won.

In Shocks and Bonds, Clark used a Quilava and Charizard against Ash's Grovyle and Glalie. Despite the type disadvantage, Ash's Grovyle defeated Clark's Quilava.

In The Champ Twins!, Ryan used a Quilava in a battle against Ash and Dawn alongside his twin brother Byan and his Croconaw. The twins were initially able to defeat Ash's Turtwig and Dawn's Piplup due to the latter two having a lack of teamwork, but they were defeated in the rematch.

Minor appearances

In Deceit and Assist, a Coordinator's Quilava competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

A Quilava appeared in Weekend Warrior.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, a Quilava was hypnotized and kidnapped by Team Rocket.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, two Trainers' Quilava attended the Wela Fire Festival‎.

In The Power of Us, a Trainer's Quilava went to the Pokémon Catch Race.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP262 Quilava 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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP029 Quilava 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.
DP182 Quilava 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.
DPS01 Quilava Dawn's Pokédex Quilava, the Volcano Pokémon. It threatens opponents with the heat of its flames. When it assumes its battle pose, the force of its flames intensifies.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Exbo

In Quilava Quandary, Gold's Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava during a training session at the Day Care Center outside of Goldenrod City. He became more powerful than he was in his pre-evolved form, and defeated many of the Johto Team Rocket Grunts' Pokémon for Gold.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In Let's Use Fighting Type Pokémon!!, Black borrowed a Quilava for a tournament.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

In Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Two, Lunick captured a Quilava with his Capture Styler. It reappeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Three and was released in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Five.

In the TCG

Main article: Quilava (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#005
Gold Be careful if it turns its back during battle. It means that it will attack with the fire on its back.
Silver This Pokémon is fully covered by nonflammable fur. It can withstand any kind of fire attack.
Crystal Before battle, it turns its back on its opponent to demonstrate how ferociously its fire blazes.
Stadium 2 Be careful if it turns its back during battle. It means that it will attack with the fire on its back.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Quilava keeps its foes at bay with the intensity of its flames and gusts of superheated air. This Pokémon applies its outstanding nimbleness to dodge attacks even while scorching the foes with flames.
Sapphire
Emerald It intimidates foes with intense gusts of flames and superheated air. Its quick nimbleness lets it dodge attacks even while scorching an enemy.
FireRed This Pokémon is fully covered by nonflammable fur. It can withstand any kind of fire attack.
LeafGreen Be careful if it turns its back during battle. It means that it will attack with the fire on its back.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#005
Diamond It intimidates foes with the heat of its flames. The fire burns more strongly when it readies to fight.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Be careful if it turns its back during battle. It means that it will attack with the fire on its back.
SoulSilver This Pokémon is fully covered by nonflammable fur. It can withstand any kind of fire attack.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It intimidates foes with the heat of its flames. The fire burns more strongly when it readies to fight.
White
Black 2 It intimidates foes with the heat of its flames. The fire burns more strongly when it readies to fight.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Before battle, it turns its back on its opponent to demonstrate how ferociously its fire blazes.
Y Be careful if it turns its back during battle. It means that it will attack with the fire on its back.
Omega Ruby Quilava keeps its foes at bay with the intensity of its flames and gusts of superheated air. This Pokémon applies its outstanding nimbleness to dodge attacks even while scorching the foes with flames.
Alpha Sapphire
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 II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Cyndaquil
Crystal
Evolve Cyndaquil
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Cyndaquil
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Phenac City (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Cyndaquil
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Cyndaquil
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Cyndaquil
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Cyndaquil
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 60, Endless Level 72, Forever Level 10, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Fiery Field (15F-24F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Dark Crater (B11F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B5F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B11F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B5F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
MD Blazing
Evolve Cyndaquil
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Daybreak Ruins, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Floors Are Hot!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 5
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 448
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal
Masters
Evolve Ethan's Cyndaquil

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Charcoal Charcoal (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
58
118 - 165 226 - 320
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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
Notes:

Learnset

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


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slash Quilava (EX Sandstorm 51)
Take Down Quilava (T Promo 8)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani156.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'm on fire, but I don't get burned!
26%-50% HP Better be careful. I'm down to half my HP.
1%-25% HP This is it for me... I'm out of power...
Level up Leveled up! My fire's blazing now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 156.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: 6 Min. exp.: 36 Max. exp.: 66
Browser entry R-020
Quilava blows flames all around itself. It can easily burn up large Fallen Logs.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-158/N-078
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush156Body.png Walking Speed: 1.32 seconds Base HP: 50
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW156.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Quilava came to the Lava Zone to play. He's a maniac for Rhyperior's Bumper Burn.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT156.png

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

#583
Shuffle156.png

L-Boost
Increases damage when making an L-shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO156.png Base Stamina: 151 Base Attack: 158 Base Defense: 126
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Cyndaquil Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Ember, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Dig, Flamethrower

Evolution

155Cyndaquil.png
Unevolved
Cyndaquil
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 14
156Quilava.png
First evolution
Quilava
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36
157Typhlosion.png
Second evolution
Typhlosion
 Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 156.png Spr b 2g 156.png Spr 2s 156.png Spr b 2g 156.png Spr 2c 156.png Spr b 2g 156.png
Spr 2g 156 s.png Spr b 2g 156 s.png Spr 2s 156 s.png Spr b 2g 156 s.png Spr 2c 156 s.png Spr b 2g 156 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 156.png Spr b 3r 156.png Spr 3e 156.png Spr b 3r 156.png Spr 3r 156.png Spr b 3r 156.png
Spr 3r 156 s.png Spr b 3r 156 s.png Spr 3e 156 s.png Spr b 3r 156 s.png Spr 3r 156 s.png Spr b 3r 156 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 156.png Spr b 4d 156.png Spr 4d 156.png Spr b 4d 156.png Spr 4h 156.png Spr b 4h 156.png
Spr 4d 156 s.png Spr b 4d 156 s.png Spr 4d 156 s.png Spr b 4d 156 s.png Spr 4h 156 s.png Spr b 4d 156 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 156.png Spr b 5b 156.png Spr 5b 156.png Spr b 5b 156.png
Spr 5b 156 s.png Spr b 5b 156 s.png Spr 5b 156 s.png Spr b 5b 156 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 156.png Spr b 6x 156.png Spr 6x 156.png Spr b 6x 156.png
Spr 6x 156 s.png Spr b 6x 156 s.png Spr 6x 156 s.png Spr b 6x 156 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 156.png Spr b 7s 156.png Spr 7s 156.png Spr b 7s 156.png
Spr 7s 156 s.png Spr b 7s 156 s.png Spr 7s 156 s.png Spr b 7s 156 s.png
Front Back Front Back
156MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Quilava images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Quilava shares its category with its evolved form and Entei. They are all known as the Volcano Pokémon.
    • Coincidentally, they all are capable of learning Eruption.

Origin

Quilava's body is similar to most animals in the weasel family, particularly stoats due to its lack of a tail and the fur on its upper body being significantly darker than that on its underbelly. However, the pattern distribution and shape of Quilava's flames closely resembles the quills and crest of the crested porcupine, especially in its earlier sprites.

Quilava's appearance is also quite close to a paca, a South American rodent with a slender body, spotted skin, and tiny ears; as well as a badger.

Name origin

Quilava is a combination of quill (a needle-like hair) and lava (extrusive molten rock).

Magmarashi is a combination of magma and ヤマアラシ (山荒) yama-arashi (porcupine).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マグマラシ Magmarashi From magma and 山荒 yama-arashi
France Flag.png French Feurisson From feu and hérisson
Spain Flag.png Spanish Quilava Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Igelavar From Igel and Lava
Italy Flag.png Italian Quilava Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그케인 Mageukein From magma and 허리케인 heorikaein
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 火岩鼠 Fó'ngàahmsyú Means "Magma rodent"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 火岩鼠 Huŏyánshŭ Means "Magma rodent"


Related articles

External links

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Pokémon
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