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Ash's Torkoal

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Torkoal was shown quickly to be very good defensively, using Iron Defense to avoid damage from Manectric's {{m|Bite}}, and its shell was tough enough to absorb Tackle without taking damage. Torkoal pushed back with an Overheat, the powerful attack blasting through Manectric's {{m|Thunder Wave}} and scoring a direct hit. Manectric then began to use {{m|Charge}}, and held firm even against two more Overheats and a Flamethrower. Manectric let loose a devastating Thunder Wave, which Torkoal couldn't counter as its power had been drained from successive Overheats. Thunder Wave hit and knocked out Torkoal in a single hit.
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 whilstwhile 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 {{DL|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.
Torkoal was brought back to Ash's team in ''[[AG186|Overjoyed!]]'' to battle [[Pyramid King Brandon|Brandon]]'s {{DL|Brandon's legendary titans|Registeel}}, having mastered Heat Wave during its time at Oak's lab. It managed to hit a Flamethrower and a Body Slam, impressing [[Scott]], but failing to do any significant damage to Registeel. Registeel jumped onto the offensive with {{m|Zap Cannon}}, which Torkoal blocked, but after using {{m|Lock-On}}, Torkoal was forced to defend itself with Iron Defense. Torkoal avoided taking too much damage but was {{status|Paralysis|paralyzed}}. Torkoal used Body Slam, and managed to transfer the paralysis to Registeel, preventing Brandon from countering with {{m|Metal Claw}}. Registeel threw Torkoal, but Torkoal used the wall to re-direct another Body Slam.
Brandon was impressed but called Ash over-confident. Torkoal unleashed Heat Wave, but Brandon had Registeel break free from the attack and Ash ordered another Flamethrower. Registeel blocked Flamethrower with {{m|Sandstorm}} and trapped Torkoal in the vortex, but Torkoal pushed the sandstorm back onto Registeel with Heat Wave. Torkoal then used the power of the Sandstorm to strengthen its Body Slam. Torkoal remained on top of the battle, but Registeel used Lock-On followed by another Zap Cannon. The explosion broke apart the Sandstorm, and whilstalthough Torkoal seemed to hold on, it collapsed and Ash lost his second match with Brandon.
==={{series|Diamond & Pearl}}===