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Torchic
Chick Pokémon
アチャモ
Achamo
#255
Torchic



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Speed Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Torchic
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
5.5 lbs. 2.5 kg
Torchic
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
65
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Torchic
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body07.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F255.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Torchic (Japanese: アチャモ Achamo) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Combusken starting at level 16, which evolves into Blaziken starting at level 36.

Along with Treecko and Mudkip, Torchic is one of three starter Pokémon of Hoenn available at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire.

Contents

Biology

Torchic is a small, chick Pokémon with stubby, downy, yellow wings. Its body is covered with orange feathers. There is an orange and yellow crest on its head that resembles a flame. Its two thin legs and short beak of are a light brownish yellow, and the feet have three toes in front and one in the back. A male Torchic will have a small black speck on its rear that is not present in females.

Somewhere in its belly, this Pokémon has a place where it keeps a flame. This internal flame causes Torchic to feel warm if hugged. When attacked, it will shoot fireballs of 1,800 °F (1,000 °C) at its foes, leaving them scorched black. It dislikes darkness, as it cannot see its surroundings. Torchic will follow its Trainer with unsteady steps. While Torchic is rarely found in the wild, it is known to inhabit grasslands.

In the anime

In the main series

Torchic in the anime

Major appearances

May's Torchic

May started her Pokémon journey with a Torchic that she obtained in Get the Show on the Road!. It evolved into a Combusken in A Shroomish Skirmish, and later into a Blaziken in Once More with Reeling!.

Other

In Having a Wailord of a Time, Ash, Max, and Brock were given the task of watching over a Torchic and the rest of the Hoenn starter Pokémon for Nurse Joy while May was practicing with her Beautifly. Torchic managed to evolve into a Combusken and had to be hidden. However, Nurse Joy eventually found out about this and allowed it to stay at the Pokémon Center.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Torchic fought with Meowth and Chespin over a Pecha Berry.

Minor appearances

A Torchic appeared in Going for a Spinda.

A Torchic appeared in a flashback in Disaster of Disguise.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Torchic participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

A Torchic appeared in Setting the World on its Buneary!.

A Torchic appeared in Barry's Busting Out All Over!.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Torchic watched Meloetta's concert.

A Trainer's Torchic appeared in Mega Evolution Special III.

A Torchic appeared in Sawyer's flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, when he was selecting his starter Pokémon from Professor Birch.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, five Trainers' Torchic attended the Wela Fire Festival‎. A Torchic belonging to a sixth Trainer also appeared in a flashback.

A Trainer's Torchic appeared in Battling Besties!.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Torchic in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, May's Torchic battled two Wurmple, a Silcoon, a Cascoon, and a Shroomish. It eventually evolved into a Combusken and later into a Blaziken, which in turn was capable of Mega Evolving.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: May's Torchic

May's Torchic appeared in Ash & Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Chic

Like her anime counterpart, Sapphire received a Torchic nicknamed Chic from her father Professor Birch sometime prior to Making Mirth with Mightyena. Just like Chic's Trainer, she loves to battle. Chic evolved in Dewford Town before a battle that Sapphire was having against Brawly along with Rono. After several concussive battles against Team Aqua and Flannery, she evolved again to Blaziken in a bout against Winona.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

A Torchic appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

A Torchic appeared in ABM02.

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

Main article: Haruka's Torchic

In Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪, Haruka owns a Torchic as her starter Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Main article: Ginji

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team, Ginji is transformed into a Torchic due to the curse of Ninetales.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Torchic appeared in Clefairy's Most Deadly Rival as one of Professor Birch's starter Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Professor Birch was seen owning a Torchic in I Won't Let You Lead!!.

Sapphire also owns a Torchic. She used it to compete in Pokémon Contests in Let's Try To Be Idols!!.

A Torchic appeared in Christmas Night Is Battle Night!.

In the TCG

Main article: Torchic (TCG)

In the TFG

One Torchic figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

After being released from a Poké Ball, Torchic is engulfed in flames and burns nearby brawlers. It leaves its victim(s) trapped, which accumulates a moderately large amount of damage, for the duration of its time on the field and launches as it leaves the field.

Trophy information

"A Chick Pokémon. It's a Fire-type that has a flame sac in its belly where it produces fireballs reaching 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit--it shoots these out of its mouth. While Torchic is as cute as can be, it evolves into the powerful Combusken when it levels up. It also then becomes a Fire and Fighting combination."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#004
Kanto
#—
Ruby Torchic sticks with its Trainer, following behind with unsteady steps. This Pokémon breathes fire of over 1,800 degrees F, including fireballs that leave the foe scorched black.
Sapphire Torchic has a place inside its body where it keeps its flame. Give it a hug - it will be glowing with warmth. This Pokémon is covered all over by a fluffy coat of down.
Emerald If attacked, it strikes back by spitting balls of fire it forms in its stomach. A Torchic dislikes darkness because it can't see its surroundings.
FireRed It has a flame sac inside its belly that perpetually burns. It feels warm if it is hugged.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Inside its body is a place where it keeps a small flame. Hug it! It will be as warm as a hot-water bottle.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
White
Black 2 A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees F.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#004
X It has a flame sac inside its belly that perpetually burns. It feels warm if it is hugged.
Y A fire burns inside, so it feels very warm to hug. It launches fireballs of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.
Omega Ruby Torchic sticks with its Trainer, following behind with unsteady steps. This Pokémon breathes fire of over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, including fireballs that leave the foe scorched black.
Alpha Sapphire Torchic has a place inside its body where it keeps its flame. Give it a hug—it will be glowing with warmth. This Pokémon is covered all over by a fluffy coat of down.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
Emerald
Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Received from Steven Stone in Silph Co. after defeating Red
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Sightseeing
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Global Link Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Combusken or Blaziken
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Channel
Springleaf Field, Camp Starlight
Pinball: R&S
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 2, Endless Level 14, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Joyous Tower (11F-15F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Dark Crater (B1F-B14F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Dark Crater (B1F-B14F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Blazing
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Faldera Volcano, Forest Temple, Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Flame Dance, Adventure Area: Unexpected Land,
Locomotive Café: Dash Race!, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!, NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 14
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 621
Event: Special Daily Pokémon (Second release; Winking)
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Smoldering Caldera (All Areas)
Picross
Area 19: Stage 06
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Masters
Chapter 20: Shifting Shadows (A Rising Star) (Protagonist's)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! First Campaign Torchic Japanese Japan 10 November 26 to December 11, 2005
XY XY Torchic Japanese region Nintendo Network 10 October 12, 2013 to January 15, 2014
XY XY Torchic American region Nintendo Network 10 October 12, 2013 to January 15, 2014
XY XY Torchic PAL region Nintendo Network 10 October 12, 2013 to January 15, 2014
XY XY Torchic Korean region Nintendo Network 10 October 12, 2013 to January 15, 2014
XY XY Torchic Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 10 October 12, 2013 to January 15, 2014

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Torchic Japanese PGL 10 November 24, 2010 to August 31, 2011

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Blazikenite Blazikenite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
310
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
12/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Torchic's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS255.png PinRSani255.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani255.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.9%
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP The fire sac in my belly feels very warm.
26%-50% HP Uh-oh! I think my HP is down halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I feel faint... Help...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! It makes me feel chirpy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP We're going to do this together, <name>!
26%-50% HP Exhaustion's setting in...
1%-25% HP I'm in deep trouble... <name>, I need help...
Level up Yes! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 255.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn fm.png
(Burn ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 12 Max. exp.: 22
Browser entry R-015
Torchic spouts flames from its tiny beak. It can easily incinerate Bundled Hay.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-211/N-036
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush255 fBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW255.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Torchic lives in the Lava Zone. He couldn't go home because the Mine Cart wasn't working. He loves to show off at Bastiodon's Block Barrage.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT255.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#092
Shuffle255.png

Pyre
Increases damage done by any Fire types in the combo.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#092
Shuffle255Winking.png

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO255.png Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 130 Base Defense: 87
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Torchic Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Ember
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Flamethrower, Rock Tomb

Evolution

255Torchic.png
Unevolved
Torchic
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16
256Combusken.png
First evolution
Combusken
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36
257Blaziken.png
Second evolution
Blaziken
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 255.png Spr b 3r 255.png Spr 3e 255.png Spr b 3r 255.png Spr 3r 255.png Spr b 3r 255.png
Spr 3r 255 s.png Spr b 3r 255 s.png Spr 3e 255 s.png Spr b 3r 255 s.png Spr 3r 255 s.png Spr b 3r 255 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
255MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Torchic images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 3e Torchic intro.png Spr b 4d 255b m.pngSpr b 4d 255b f.pngSpr b 4d 255b m s.pngSpr b 4d 255b f s.png
Emerald intro's sprite Diamond/Pearl unused back sprites

Trivia

Pre-alpha sketch

Origin

Torchic is based on a chicken hatchling and also possibly on the basan, a legendary fire-breathing chicken.

Name origin

Torchic is a combination of torch and chick (a baby bird).

Achamo is a combination of 赤子 akago (baby) and 軍鶏 shamo (a breed of Japanese chicken once raised for fighting).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アチャモ Achamo 赤子 akago and 軍鶏 shamo
France Flag.png French Poussifeu From poussin and feu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torchic Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Flemmli From Flamme
Italy Flag.png Italian Torchic Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아차모 Achamo Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 火稚雞 Fójihgāi Literally "Fire chick"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 火稚雞 / 火稚鸡 Huǒzhìjī Literally "Fire chick"


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