Moltres (ファイヤー Faiyaa) is a Fire/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is part of the Kanto Legendary Birds, along with Articuno and Zapdos. In Generation VIII, exclusive to the Crown Tundra Moltres has a Regional Variant that is a Dark/Flying-type.

Biology

Physiology

Kantonian

Moltres is a large, avian Pokémon with golden plumage. It has a long, flowing head crest and a billowing tail, both made of reddish-orange and yellow flames. Additionally, its wings are also shrouded in fiery plumage. It has a long, thin neck, a pointed, brown beak, and small, triangular eyes. Its thin, brown legs have feet that have three forward facing toes and one backward facing toe. It has short talons.

Galarian

Galarian Moltres is a large, avian Pokémon with red and black plumage. It has a long, flowing head crest and a billowing tail, both made of reddish-pink and yellow flames. Additionally, its wings are also shrouded in fiery plumage. It has a long, thin neck, a short, red beak, and small, blue triangular eyes. Its thin, red legs have feet that have three forward facing toes and one backward facing toe. It has short talons.

Behavior

Kantonian

Moltres sheds embers with every flap of its wings, creating a brilliant flash of flames. By dipping itself into the magma of an active volcano, this Pokémon can heal itself. It migrates to the south with the coming of spring and is said to bring an early springtime to cold lands. However, it is rarely seen in normal occasions.

Galarian

Once every several decades, this migratory Pokémon appears in the Crown Tundra. For a long time, it was thought to be the same Legendary Pokémon as the Moltres previously discovered in other regions. It has a haughty personality and conducts itself calmly, according to its own whims. It exudes the energy churning within its body as an aura akin to a column of raging fire, leaving ordinary Pokémon unable to even approach it. It is especially skilled at attacking opponents' minds by spreading its wings wide and unleashing a wicked aura. Opponents hit by such attacks are overcome with deep fatigue, as if all their energy has been burned away.

Natural Abilities

Kantonian

It can control fire at its own will.

Galarian

It can spread its wicked powers to surround its territory so that enemies won't be able to approach it and cause them to experience excruciating fatigue.

Habitat

Moltres is usually found near volcanoes or fiery highlands.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Victory Road One
Yellow Victory Road One
Gold and Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Mt. Ember One
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Mt. Silver One
Black and White Trade None
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Roaming Kalos (With Froakie as a Starter Pokémon)
Sea Spirit's Den
One
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) One
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Victory Road One
Sword and Shield Trade None
Sword and Shield
The Crown Tundra
Kantonian Form: Dynamax Adventures
Galarian Form: Roaming Isle of Armor
One
One


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a giant dazzle of flashing flames.

  • Yellow

    A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its flaming wings, even the night sky will turn red.

  • Gold

    This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.

  • Silver

    This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.

  • Crystal

    Legendary bird Pokémon. It is said to migrate from the south along with the spring.

  • Ruby

    Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.

  • Sapphire

    Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.

  • FireRed

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. Those who see it are overwhelmed by its orange wing that seem to be on fire.

  • LeafGreen

    It is said to be the legendary bird Pokémon of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flare of flames.

  • Emerald

    Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control fire. If injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.

  • Diamond

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that spring will soon arrive if Moltres shows itself.

  • Pearl

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that spring will soon arrive if Moltres shows itself.

  • Platinum

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.

  • HeartGold

    This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.

  • SoulSilver

    This legendary bird Pokémon is said to bring early spring to the wintry lands it visits.

  • Black

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.

  • White

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.

  • Black 2

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.

  • White 2

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.

  • X

    It is said to be the legendary bird Pokémon of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flare of flames.

  • Y

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. It is said that its appearance indicates the coming of spring.

  • Omega Ruby

    Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.

  • Let's Go Pikachu

    A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its flaming wings, even the night sky will turn red.

  • Let's Go Eevee

    A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its flaming wings, even the night sky will turn red.

  • Sword

    Kantonian Form: It's one of the legendary bird Pokémon. When Moltres flaps its flaming wings, they glimmer with a dazzling red glow.
    Galarian Form: This Pokémon's sinister, flame-like aura will consume the spirit of any creature it hits. Victims become burned-out shadows of themselves.

  • Shield

    Kantonian Form: There are stories of this Pokémon using its radiant, flame-cloaked wings to light up paths for those lost in the mountains.
    Galarian Form: The sinister aura that blazes like molten fire around this Pokémon is what inspired the name Moltres.


Stats

Moltres's Stats
HP
90
Attack
100
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
125
Sp. Def
85
Speed
90
Total
580

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
8 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
15 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
22 Endure —% 10 Normal Status
29 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
36 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
43 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
50 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
57 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
64 Heat Wave 95 90% 10 Fire Special
71 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
78 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
85 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
92 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special
99 Burn Up 130 100% 5 Fire Special
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special Tough 2 1 ♥
1 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Heat Wave 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cute 4 0 ♥
8 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
15 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
22 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
29 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
36 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
43 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
50 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
57 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
64 Heat Wave 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
71 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
78 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
85 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
92 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special Tough 2 1 ♥
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
8BW
8B2W2
Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
15BW
15B2W2
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
22BW
22B2W2
Endure —% 10 Normal Status
29BW
29B2W2
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
36BW
36B2W2
Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
43BW
43B2W2
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
50BW
50B2W2
Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special
57BW
57B2W2
Roost —% 10 Flying Status
64BW
64B2W2
Heat Wave 100 90% 10 Fire Special
71BW
71B2W2
Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
78BW
78B2W2
Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
85BW
85B2W2
Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
N/ABW
92B2W2
Hurricane 120 70% 10 Flying Special
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LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Beauty 3
8 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire Special Beauty 0
15 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Tough 2
22 Endure —% 5 Normal Status Smart 1
29 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
36 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
43 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
50 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Cool 2
57 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
64 Heat Wave 100 90% 10 Fire Special Beauty 2
71 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
78 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
85 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
13 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire Beauty 3 0 ♥
25 Agility —% 30 Psychic Cool 3 0 ♥
37 Endure —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
49 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
61 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
73 Heat Wave 100 90% 10 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
85 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
13 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire
25 Agility —% 30 Psychic
37 Endure —% 10 Normal
49 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire
61 Safeguard —% 25 Normal
73 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying
1 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire
51 Leer 100% 30 Normal
55 Agility —% 30 Psychic
60 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
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 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
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TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 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
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical 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
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 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 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Cool 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Smart 1 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
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TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Razor Wind 80 75% 10 Normal
TM04 Whirlwind 85% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
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Breeding

Moltres learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Sky Attack B2W2 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
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Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
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 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 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 ♥
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Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
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Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Moltres first appears in the Anime series episode, Island of the Giant Pokémon, but this version is a giant robot.

Moltres and the two other legendary Flying Pokémon are the basis for the second movie. Moltres is one of the Legendary Pokémon that is being captured together with Articuno and Zapdos. When they are all brought together, an extremely dangerous fight breaks out among the three. However, during the duel the Lugia comes out and tries with Ash Ketchum to bring peace between the three.

Trivia

  • Moltres is one of the two legendary Pokémon that is found in the Victory Road of the generation it was introduced in, the other Pokémon being Terrakion.
  • Out of all legendary Pokémon found in the Pokémon games, Moltres's location has been moved the most.
  • Before Generation III, Moltres was shown to have wings fully engulfed in flames.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Moltres is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Fly.
  • Moltres (Alongside Articuno & Zapdos) is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Moltres may be based on legends of firebirds such as the phoenix, the Slavic firebird, or the Bennu. It may also be based on the Japanese mythical bird known as 朱雀 Suzaku, guardian of the South, which is not a true phoenix. But is usually ascribed an affinity with fire, which is represented by Moltres's magenta covered flames running from the head down through the tail and the flaming wings.

Galarian Moltres is based on legends of the dark phoenix, the Slavic firebird, or the Bennu. It may also be based on Badb, a Celtic goddess which used to frequent battlefields, filling soldiers with rage and fury, similar to Galarian Moltres' wrathful nature and ability to fill enemies with fatigue. It is depicted as a crow, and is often represented as being one of the three members of the Morrigan, which is comparable to the legendary birds' connection with Lugia.

Etymology

It is uninformed that this is purposely made but the last syllable of each of the Legendary Birds is a number in Spanish (ex. Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres). Meaning "Artic-one", "Zap-two" and "Mol-three", respectively. Because of the pun, Moltres would be the third Legendary Bird. Also, Moltres' name could be hinting at the other two main fire type legendaries in the Pokémon games: Ho-Oh and Reshiram. Because its name is Moltres, tres being Spanish for three, and Mol being the first syllable of "molten", Moltres could have been foreshadowing the appearances of Ho-Oh in Generation II, and Reshiram in Generation V.

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