Torkoal is a rust-red tortoise whose black shell has seven coal vents.
It digs through mountains in search of coal, which it stuffs in the vents and burns inside its shell for energy. The vents can be used to blow out volcanic ash when Torkoal is in danger or angry, providing a smoke screen for its retreat. It may also blow smoke through its nostrils, sounding very like a locomotive. It consumes extra coal to prepare for a battle, but grows weaker as its fire dies down.
Torkoal is the second of the "turtle trio", which, like the "starter Pokémon" for each game version, has one Water-Type, one Fire-type, and one Grass-Type representative. Like its cousins Blastoise and Torterra, it can withdraw into its hard shell to protect itself. It has the White Smoke ability.
In the anime
Ash battled the final member of the Battle Pyramid using his Torkoal. Torkoal lost to Registeel. They rematched several times before Ash's victory.
Torkoal does not evolve.
|Ruby and Sapphire||Fiery Path||Uncommon|
|Emerald||Fiery Path, Magma Hideout||Uncommon|
|FireRed and LeafGreen||Trade||None|
|Diamond and Pearl||Route 227, Stark Mountain (PokéRadar)||Rare|
|Platinum||Route 227, Stark Mountain (PokéRadar)||Rare|
|HeartGold and SoulSilver||Safari Zone||Rare|
|Black and White||Trade||None|
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