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Ash's Torkoal

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[[File:Ash Torkoal debut.png|thumb|left|220px|Torkoal in its debut]]
Torkoal first appeared in ''[[AG058|All Torkoal, No Play]]''. {{ashfr|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}}, [[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|220px|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. 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 {{m|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.