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
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.
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!.
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.
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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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 TCG
- 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.
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.
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).
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