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Moltres (Pokémon)

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===Major appearances===
====[[Legendary birds (M02)#Moltres|Moltres (M02)]]====
Moltres made its first true appearance in ''[[M02|The Power of One]]''. [[Lawrence III]] wanted to capture the three [[legendaryLegendary birds]] as well as their master {{mov|Lugia|Lugia|02}}.
 
====Other====
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
[[Sabrina]] is shown to have obtained Moltres for [[Team Rocket]] during the [[Kanto]] saga, but it is not seen in battle. It is later combined with {{p|Articuno}} and {{p|Zapdos}} to form a singular legendaryLegendary bird, but they separate once Sabrina is defeated and go back to the wild.
 
{{adv|Green}} later catches Moltres on [[Mt. Ember]] during her training journey to overcome her fear of birds. She used it and its fellow legendaryLegendary birds in the fight against [[Karen]] and [[Will]], who were commanding the [[Masked Man]]'s {{p|Ho-Oh}} and {{p|Lugia}}. She has not used any of them since, meaning they have probably been deposited in the box or released.
[[File:Moltres PM.png|thumb|left|Moltres in Pokémon Pocket Monsters]]
===In the Pokémon Get Da Ze! manga===
 
===[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]/[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl|Brawl]]===
When released from a Poké Ball, Moltres will remain where it is released, flapping its wings. It will then use {{m|Sky Attack}} in Melee or {{m|Fly}} in Brawl to leave the arena. Any opponent that touches it will receive a sizable amount of damage. Moltres is the only [[legendary birds|legendaryLegendary bird]] to return in Brawl.
 
====Trophy Information====
==Trivia==
* Moltres shares the same [[species]] name as {{p|Charmeleon}}, {{p|Charizard}}, {{p|Flareon}}, and {{p|Infernape}}. They are all known as the Flame Pokémon.
* In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, Moltres is found in [[Johto]], making it the only [[legendary birds|legendaryLegendary bird]] not to be found near its location in {{game|Red and Blue|s}} in these games.
* Moltres is the only one of the three legendaryLegendary birds to not appear in the original opening of the English dub.
* Moltres is the only member of [[legendary birds|its trio]] that can't have super effective [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]] against a Pokémon of its own type. Both {{p|Zapdos}}'s {{t|Electric}} moves and {{p|Articuno}}'s {{t|Ice}} moves are super effective against the {{t|Flying}} Pokémon.
 
 
===Name origin===
Moltres is a combination of ''molten'' and ''tres'' ({{wp|Spanish language|Spanish}} for ''three'', indicating that it is the third in the series of [[Kanto]] [[legendaryLegendary birds]]). It may also derive from ''{{wp|Molting#Birds|molt}}''.
 
Fire is literally ''fire''.
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