Moltres

Moltres is a Fire/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Flame Pokémon.

Moltres artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 146
Type Fire Flying
Species Flame Pokémon
Height 6′07″ (2.0 m)
Weight 132.3 lbs (60.0 kg)
Abilities Pressure
Flame Body (hidden ability)
Local № 146 (Red/Blue)
237 (Gold/Silver)
146 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
242 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
153 (X/Y)
Japanese Faiya

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 35 (lower than normal)
Base EXP 217
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 80 (base 20,480 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 125
229 383
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 90
166 306
Total 580 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Moltres.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flash of 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
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 seeing it are overwhelmed by its orange wings 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
Pearl
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
White
Black 2
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
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.

Evolution chart

  • Moltres does not evolve.

Name origin

molten
liquified by heating
tres
Spanish for three

Moves learned by Moltres

Moves learnt by level up

Moltres learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
8Fire SpinFire 35 85
15AgilityPsychic
22EndureNormal
29Ancient PowerRock 60 100
36FlamethrowerFire 90 100
43SafeguardNormal
50Air SlashFlying 75 95
57Sunny DayFire
64Heat WaveFire 95 90
71Solar BeamGrass 120 100
78Sky AttackFlying 140 90
85RoostFlying
92HurricaneFlying 110 70
99Burn UpFire 130 100

Egg moves

Moltres does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Moltres can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Laser FocusNormal
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

Moltres is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Moltres can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
LeerNormal 100 Generation 1 — Level up
PeckFlying 35 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Moltres learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
8Fire SpinFire 35 85
15AgilityPsychic
22EndureNormal
29Ancient PowerRock 60 100
36FlamethrowerFire 90 100
43SafeguardNormal
50Air SlashFlying 75 95
57Sunny DayFire
64Heat WaveFire 95 90
71Solar BeamGrass 120 100
78Sky AttackFlying 140 90
85RoostFlying
92HurricaneFlying 110 70
99Burn UpFire 130 100

Egg moves

Moltres does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Moltres is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Moltres can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
LeerNormal 100 Generation 1 — Level up
PeckFlying 35 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moltres sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Moltres  sprite from Red & Blue Moltres  sprite from Silver Moltres  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Moltres  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Moltres  sprite from Black & White Moltres  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Moltres Shiny sprite from Silver Moltres Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Moltres Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Moltres Shiny sprite from Black & White Moltres Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Moltres

Red
Blue
Yellow
Victory Road
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Mt. Ember
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Mt. Silver
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Sea Spirit's Den
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds