Moltres

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

Pokédex data

National № 146
Type Fire Flying
Species Flame Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 60.0 kg (132.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Flame Body (hidden ability)
Local № 146 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
237 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
146 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
242 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
153 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
146 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
204 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 80 (20,304–20,560 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 data

National № 146
Type Dark Flying
Species Malevolent Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 66.0 kg (145.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Berserk
Local № 146 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
237 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
146 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
242 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
153 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
146 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
204 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 290
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

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

Evolution chart

Moltres changes

Pokédex entries

Moltres

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
A legendary bird Pokémon. As it flaps its flaming wings, even the night sky will turn red.
Sword It’s one of the legendary bird Pokémon. When Moltres flaps its flaming wings, they glimmer with a dazzling red glow.
Shield There are stories of this Pokémon using its radiant, flame-cloaked wings to light up paths for those lost in the mountains.

Galarian Moltres

Sword This Pokémon’s sinister, flame-like aura will consume the spirit of any creature it hits. Victims become burned-out shadows of themselves.
Shield The sinister aura that blazes like molten fire around this Pokémon is what inspired the name Moltres.

Moves learned by Moltres

Moves learnt by level up

Moltres learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
5EmberFireSpecial 40 100
10SafeguardNormalStatus
15Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
20AgilityPsychicStatus
25Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
30IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100
35Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
40RoostFlyingStatus
45Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
50Sunny DayFireStatus
55HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
60EndureNormalStatus
65Burn UpFireSpecial 130 100
70Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
5PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
10SafeguardNormalStatus
15Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
20AgilityPsychicStatus
25Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
30Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
35Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
40After YouNormalStatus
45Fiery WrathDarkSpecial 90 100
50Nasty PlotDarkStatus
55HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
60EndureNormalStatus
65MementoDarkStatus 100
70Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90

Egg moves

Moltres does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Moltres can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Burning JealousyFireSpecial 70 100
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Moltres is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Moltres is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Moltres learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
8Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
16LeerNormalStatus 100
24Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
32FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
40AgilityPsychicStatus
48Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
56RoostFlyingStatus
64Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
72Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90

Moves learnt by TM

Moltres is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
09ReflectPsychicStatus
11Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
14FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
18U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
37FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
45Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
46Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
48Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
50RoostFlyingStatus

Moltres sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Moltres  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Mt. Silver
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Sea Spirit's Den, Roaming Kalos
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Victory Road
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Moltres
Japanese ファイヤー (Fire)
German Lavados
French Sulfura

Name origin

molten
liquified by heating
tres
Spanish for three