Cyndaquil (ヒノアラシ Hinoarashi) is the Fire-type Starter Pokémon of the Johto region.

Biology

Physiology

Cyndaquil is a small quadrupedal Pokémon that resembles an echidna. They are covered with a flame-resistant fur that is dark blue in color on its back to its head and light yellow on its underside. There are also four red spots of fur on the back that flames can be projected from. A shiny Cyndaquil has brown fur on its back instead of dark blue.

Natural abilities

When a Cyndaquil is frightened or angry, it can focus its internal energy to produce blazing "spines" of flame from the spots on its back. While it is a quadruped, Cyndaquil is more than capable of maneuvering on two legs.

Behavior

Cyndaquil are generally timid and not naturally aggressive, and are often seen curled up into a ball for protection. This action leaves its back and special flame-emitting vent fur exposed. Cyndaquil are also seen to have a shrill voice. When predators and enemies stalk too close, Cyndaquil unleashes a flame from the vents as a deterrent. If provoked further, Cyndaquil will intensify its flames, creating a smokescreen that it uses to confuse its foe, making time to escape.

Evolution

Cyndaquil evolves into Quilava at level 14 and then into Typhlosion at level 36.

Game info

Cyndaquil is one of the three starter Pokémon given out to new trainers by Professor Elm in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver. Cyndaquil is the Fire-type in the tradition of the Grass, Water, and Fire-type starters. In Pokémon Emerald, a Cyndaquil can be received after completing the Hoenn Dex.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold and Silver Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Crystal Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Reward from Professor Birch for completing the Hoenn Pokédex One
Diamond and Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town One
Black and White Trade None
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Reward from Professor Birch after completing the Delta Episode One
Sun and Moon Island Scan - Melemele Island One


Pokédex entries

  • Gold

    It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.

  • Silver

    It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.

  • Crystal

    The fire that spouts from its back burns hottest when it is angry. The flaring flames intimidate foes.

  • Ruby

    Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames sputter fitfully with incomplete combustion.

  • Sapphire

    Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames sputter fitfully with incomplete combustion.

  • FireRed

    It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.

  • LeafGreen

    It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.

  • Emerald

    It flares flames from its back to protect itself. The fire burns vigorously if the Pokémon is angry. When it is tired, it sputters with incomplete combustion.

  • Diamond

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • Pearl

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • Platinum

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • HeartGold

    It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.

  • SoulSilver

    It usually stays hunched over. If it is angry or surprised, it shoots flames out of its back.

  • Black

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • White

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • Black 2

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • White 2

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • X

    It is timid and always curls itself up into a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.

  • Y

    It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.

  • Omega Ruby

    Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames splutter fitfully with incomplete combustion.


Stats

Cyndaquil's Stats
HP
39
Attack
52
Defense
43
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
50
Speed
65
Total
309

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
6 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status
10 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
13 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
19 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
22 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
28 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
31 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
37 Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special
40 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
46 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special
49 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
55 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
58 Burn Up 130 100% 5 Fire Special
64 Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
6 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 3 ♥
10 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cute 4 0 ♥
13 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
19 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical Beautiful 3 0 ♥
22 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
28 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
31 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2 0 ♥
37 Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 2 2 ♥
40 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
46 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
49 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
55 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
58 Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
6 SmokeScreen 100% 20 Normal Status
10 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
13 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
19 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
22 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
28 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
31 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
37 Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special
40 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
46 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special
49 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
55 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
58 Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1DPPt
1HGSS
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
4DPPt
6HGSS
SmokeScreen 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
10DPPt
10HGSS
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Beauty 3
13DPPt
13HGSS
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 2
19DPPt
19HGSS
Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical Beauty 2
22DPPt
22HGSS
Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
28DPPt
28HGSS
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
31DPPt
31HGSS
Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 2
37DPPt
37HGSS
Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
40DPPt
40HGSS
Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
46DPPt
46HGSS
Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 0
49DPPt
49HGSS
Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
6 SmokeScreen 100% 20 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
12 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
19 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
27 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
46 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
6 SmokeScreen 100% 20 Normal
12 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
19 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal
27 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire
36 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
46 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 10 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Espurr, Meowstic 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
Double-Edge Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Tauros, Eevee, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Dunsparce, Phanpy, Linoone, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Skiddo, Gogoat, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Mudbray, Mudsdale 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Extrasensory Vulpix, Vulpix, Nuzleaf 80 100% 20 Psychic Special
Flame Burst Vulpix, Growlithe, Torchic, Numel, Camerupt, Pansear, Simisear, Heatmor 70 100% 15 Fire Special
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Heatmor, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
Foresight Sentret, Furret, Skitty, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario —% 40 Normal Status
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank, Purrloin, Liepard, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Drilbur, Excadrill, Zorua, Zoroark, Cubchoo, Beartic, Heatmor, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc —% 40 Normal Status
Nature Power Seedot, Nuzleaf, Deerling, Sawsbuck —% 20 Normal Status
Quick Attack Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Raichu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Rapidash, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel, Weavile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Electrike, Manectric, Zangoose, Absol, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Lycanroc 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant, Lycanroc, Passimian 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Spinda, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Sandile, Krokorok, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bouffalant, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian, Komala 120 100% 10 Normal Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Espurr, Meowstic 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical Cool 1 4 ♥
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Eevee, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Skiddo, Gogoat 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bunnelby, Diggersby 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Extrasensory Vulpix, Ninetales, Nuzleaf 80 100% 20 Psychic Special Cool 2 1 ♥
Flame Burst Vulpix, Growlithe, Numel, Camerupt, Pansear, Simisear, Heatmor 70 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Darumaka, Darmanitan 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Foresight Sentret, Furret, Skitty, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario —% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank, Purrloin, Liepard, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Drilbur, Excadrill, Zorua, Zoroark, Cubchoo, Beartic, Heatmor 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox —% 40 Normal Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Nature Power Seedot, Nuzleaf, Deerling, Sawsbuck —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Quick Attack Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Rapidash, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel, Weavile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Electrike, Manectric, Zangoose, Absol, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bouffalant 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet Mankey, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Cyndaquil, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Extrasensory Vulpix, Nuzleaf 80 100% 30 Psychic Special
Flame Burst Vulpix, Growlithe, Numel, Camerupt, Pansear, Simisear, Heatmor 70 100% 15 Fire Special
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Darumaka, Darmanitan 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
Foresight Sentret, Furret, Skitty, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario —% 40 Normal Status
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank, Purrloin, Liepard, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Drilbur, Excadrill, Zorua, Zoroark, Cubchoo, Beartic, Heatmor 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Status
Nature Power Seedot, Nuzleaf, Deerling, Sawsbuck —% 20 Normal Status
Quick Attack Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Rapidash, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel, Weavile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Electrike, Manectric, Zangoose, Absol, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bouffalant 120 100% 10 Normal Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Covet Mankey, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Skitty 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cute 0
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical Cool 3
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Donphan, Skitty, Delcatty, Numel, Camerupt, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 0
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2
ExtrasensoryHGSS Vulpix, Ninetales, Nuzleaf, Shiftry 80 100% 30 Psychic Special Cool 2
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Smart 2
Foresight Sentret, Furret, Skitty, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario —% 40 Normal Status Smart 1
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Slaking, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Status Cool 0
Reversal Growlithe, Arcanine, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda 90 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet Mankey, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Skitty 40 100% 40 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Crush Claw Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Cool 1 4 ♥
Foresight * Psyduck, Golduck, Farfetch'd, Sentret, Furret, Girafarig, Sneasel 100% 40 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Sneasel, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Slaking, Kecleon 18 80% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Cool 1 0 ♥
Reversal Vigoroth 100% 15 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda 90 100% 20 Normal Tough 4 4 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Foresight * Psyduck, Golduck, Farfetch'd, Sentret, Furret, Girafarig, Sneasel 100% 40 Normal
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Sneasel, Teddiursa, Ursaring 18 80% 15 Normal
Quick Attack Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel 40 100% 30 Normal
Reversal Smeargle 100% 15 Fighting
SubmissionC Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Nidoking, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Rhydon 80 80% 25 Fighting
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring 90 100% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Fire Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Fire Special
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Fire Pledge XYORAS 80 100% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Fire Pledge BWB2W2 50 100% 10 Fire Special
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Ash's Cyndaquil

Main article: Ash's Quilava

Cyndaquil has made numerous appearances in the Pokémon anime, mostly as one of Ash's Pokémon during his journey in Johto. His Cyndaquil often shown as very shy and relaxed, sometimes sleeping. When Ash first caught it, it needed time to warm up and use Flamethrower, but with some training, it became capable of using its Flamethrower whenever it wanted. It also possessed incredible dodging capabilities, able to wear opponents down by simply evading long series of attacks over an extended period of time. Cyndaquil is currently at Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start when going to Hoenn, leaving all of his Pokémon, except Pikachu, with Professor Oak. In Pokémon episode 650, Ash called Prof. Oak for all his Pokémon from Oak's Lab (leaving behind only Tauros, Sceptile, and Swellow). When he found all his Pokémon (which was because of an earlier attempt of Team Rocket trying to steal all of Ash's Pokémon causing an explosion to scatter them around the League Dome), Team Rocket tried stealing his Pokémon again. Ash's Cyndaquil was nearly caught by them, but then evolved into a Quilava and thus saved all the Pokémon.

Dawn's Cyndaquil

Main article: Dawn's Quilava

Cyndaquil egg in the anime.

Dawn received her Cyndaquil as an egg after she defeated Lyra's Chikorita with her Piplup. In a special focusing around Dawn, it evolved into Quilava while battling a bunch of Ariados, including their "shiny" leader.

Trivia

  • Cyndaquil was the only Fire-type Starter Pokémon to be pure Fire-type throughout all its evolution prior to the introduction of the Scorbunny line in Generation VIII.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Cyndaquil is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Flamethrower.

Origins

Cyndaquil is modeled after an echidna. It also shows inspiration from a shrew.

Gallery

See also

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