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Torkoal first appeared in ''[[AG058|All Torkoal, No Play]]''. The gang found Torkoal in the [[Valley of Steel]] being attacked by a group of {{p|Magnemite}} and a {{p|Skarmory}}. After the group of {{type2|Steel}} Pokémon left, it thanked {{Ash}} and ran off. Torkoal was later found being attacked by the same Pokémon again. With the help of {{AP|Pikachu}} and {{an|May}}'s {{TP|May|Torchic}} and {{TP|May|Skitty}}, Torkoal made the other Pokémon flee; however, it fainted afterwards. After {{an|Brock}} nursed it back to full health, it heard a roar echo through the valley and again ran off incredibly fast. Later, Torkoal, once again with the gang, fended off a wild {{p|Magneton}} while May rescued Torchic from a long fall off of a cliff. As they reached the end of the valley, a {{p|Steelix}} revealed itself as the leader of the Steel types in the valley and began a battle with Torkoal. Despite the type disadvantage, Steelix was able to dominate the battle. Ash thought back to [[Flannery]]'s Torkoal and then commanded it to use {{m|Overheat}}. Steelix was then defeated, and before the other Steel types attacked, Steelix got up and issued respect to Torkoal. Ash then asked Torkoal if it wanted to join his team; Torkoal agreed to the idea and tackled Ash to the ground.
In ''[[AG133|The Right Place and the Right Mime]]'', Torkoal met the rest of Ash's Pokémon back in [[Kanto]] at Professor Oak's laboratory. After Ash decided to challenge the {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}, he left Torkoal and {{AP|Glalie}} with the rest of his Pokémon.
===Kanto Battle Frontier===
Torkoal was brought back to Ash's team in ''[[AG186|Overjoyed!]]'' to battle [[Pyramid King Brandon|Brandon]]'s {{DL|Brandon's Regis|Registeel}}. Torkoal battled quite well against the legendary Pokémon, and it was even revealed to have learned {{m|Heat Wave}}. However, after being hit by a strong {{m|Zap Cannon}}, Torkoal was beaten and Ash lost his second match with Brandon.
Torkoal was sent back to Ash at the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]] in ''[[DP182|An Old Family Blend!]]'', and after Glalie froze Ash with {{m|Ice Beam}}, it helped to thaw him out. It was Ash's second Pokémon to battle [[Tobias]]'s {{p|Darkrai}} in ''[[DP189|The Semi-Final Frontier!]]''. It launched a Flamethrower that was countered by a powerful {{m|Dark Pulse}} which wiped out Torkoal upon contact.