Cyndaquil

Cyndaquil is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Fire Mouse Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 155
Type Fire
Species Fire Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 7.9 kg (17.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Blaze
Flash Fire (hidden ability)
Local № 004 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
004 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
004 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 39
188 282
Attack 52
98 223
Defense 43
81 203
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 65
121 251
Total 309 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

(Level 14) (Level 36)
(Level 17, in Legends: Arceus) (Level 36, in Legends: Arceus)
#157
Typhlosion
Hisuian Typhlosion
Fire · Ghost

Cyndaquil changes

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
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 splutter 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
Pearl
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
White
Black 2
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 in 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
Alpha 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 splutter fitfully with incomplete combustion.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It has a timid nature. If it is startled, the flames on its back burn more vigorously.
Legends: Arceus Hails from the Johto region. Though usually curled into a ball due to its timid disposition, it harbors tremendous firepower.

Moves learned by Cyndaquil

Moves learnt by level up

Cyndaquil learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
10EmberFireSpecial 40 100
13Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
19Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
22Defense CurlNormalStatus
28Flame ChargeFirePhysical 50 100
31SwiftNormalSpecial 60
37Lava PlumeFireSpecial 80 100
40FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
46InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
49RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
55Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
58Burn UpFireSpecial 130 100
64EruptionFireSpecial 150 100

Egg moves

Cyndaquil learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cyndaquil egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100
Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
HowlNormalStatus
Nature PowerNormalStatus
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Cyndaquil is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Cyndaquil learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
6EmberFireSpecial 40 100
11RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
18Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
25SwiftNormalSpecial 60
34FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
43OverheatFireSpecial 130 90

Move Tutor moves

Cyndaquil can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
RestPsychicStatus
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Wild ChargeElectricPhysical 90 100

Cyndaquil sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Cyndaquil  sprite from Silver Cyndaquil  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cyndaquil  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cyndaquil  sprite from Black & White Cyndaquil  sprite from X & Y Cyndaquil  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Cyndaquil Shiny sprite from Silver Cyndaquil Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cyndaquil Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cyndaquil Shiny sprite from Black & White Cyndaquil Shiny sprite from X & Y Cyndaquil Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Cyndaquil

Gold
Silver
Crystal
New Bark Town
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Littleroot Town
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
New Bark Town
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 101
Sun
Moon
Route 3
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Volcanic Cave, Sandsear Cave, Typhlo Cavern
Legends: Arceus Jubilife Village, Space-Time Distortion

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Cyndaquil
Japanese ヒノアラシ (Hinoarashi)
German Feurigel
French Héricendre

Name origin

cinder
ashes
quill
sharp feather/needle