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Ash's Torkoal

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[[File:Ash Torkoal debut.png|thumb|left|200px|Ash's Torkoal in its debut]]
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 {{type|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 [[May's 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 {{an|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 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.
[[File:Soccer.png|thumb|right|200px|Torkoal attempting to kick a soccer ball]]
In the [[AG059|next episode]], Ash introduced Torkoal to the rest of the gang's Pokémon, which it greeted by releasing smoke from its nostrils. At a games carnival thrown by Team Rocket, Torkoal attempted to go on its back legs to kick a soccer ball, but ended up falling flat on its back. It was captured by Team Rocket along with {{AP|Treecko}} and {{AP|Corphish}}, but rescued by the intervention of {{an|Watt}}, [[Wattson]] and {{TP|Wattson|Electrike}}. After Electrike evolved into {{p|Manectric}}, Torkoal was so happy that it engulfed them all in smoke. Ash and Wattson then decided to have an informal rematch, and Ash decided to put Torkoal up against the newly evolved Manectric.
In ''[[AG070|Balance of Power!]]'', Ash used Torkoal as his second Pokémon in his [[Petalburg Gym]] Battle against [[Norman]], Torkoal went up against Norman's Slakoth, Torkoal used Flamethrower whilst Slakoth used {{m|Blizzard}}, with Flamethrower overpowering Blizzard hitting Slakoth and defeating it, this caused Torkoal to cry emotionally. Torkoal then went up against Norman's {{p|Vigoroth}}, Torkoal used Overheat which was dodged and Vigoroth used a powerful {{m|Scratch}}, defeating Torkoal in one hit.
In ''[[AG079|Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend]]'', Torkoal befriended a {{anDL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Spoink}} and, along with Ash and the gang, helped it to recover its lost pearl. They were later reunited in ''[[AG093|Clamperl of Wisdom]]'' when Spoink was floating in the ocean.
In ''[[AG127|From Brags to Riches]]'', Torkoal and {{AP|Corphish}} battled [[Dominick]]'s {{p|Tropius}} and {{p|Swalot}} in the [[Ever Grande Conference]]. It managed to hold on after being hit by {{m|Bullet Seed}}, as its Iron Defense was more than enough to block the attack. It was blown back by a powerful {{m|Gust}}, but managed to hit Tropius with Flamethrower. After a collision of Torkoal's Overheat and Tropius's {{m|Solar Beam}}, both Pokémon were knocked out of the battle.