Torkoal

Torkoal is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Coal Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 324
Type Fire
Species Coal Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 80.4 kg (177.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. White Smoke
2. Drought
Shell Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 105 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
096 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
110 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
223 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
287 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
300 (Sword/Shield)
173 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 165
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 140
256 416
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 20
40 152
Total 470 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 Torkoal.

Evolution chart

Torkoal changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby TORKOAL digs through mountains in search of coal. If it finds some, it fills hollow spaces on its shell with the coal and burns it. If it is attacked, this POKéMON spouts thick black smoke to beat a retreat.
Sapphire TORKOAL generates energy by burning coal. It grows weaker as the fire dies down. When it is preparing for battle, this POKéMON burns more coal.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It burns coal inside its shell. If it is attacked, it belches thick, black smoke and flees.
Emerald It battles using energy it gets from burning coal. When loosing smoke from its nostrils, it lets off a sound that is similar to a locomotive’s horn.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
X You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
Y It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Omega Ruby Torkoal digs through mountains in search of coal. If it finds some, it fills hollow spaces on its shell with the coal and burns it. If it is attacked, this Pokémon spouts thick black smoke to beat a retreat.
Alpha Sapphire Torkoal generates energy by burning coal. It grows weaker as the fire dies down. When it is preparing for battle, this Pokémon burns more coal.
Sun Coal is the source of Torkoal’s energy. Large amounts of coal can be found in the mountains where they live.
Moon If the fire burning within its shell goes out, it will die. Those who wish to raise one in their home must always keep something flammable at hand.
Ultra Sun You can tell how it’s feeling by the smoke spouting from its shell. Tremendous velocity is a sign of good health.
Ultra Moon It burns coal to produce energy. When it has burned through all of its coal, it becomes unable to move.
Sword It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is endangered.
Shield You find abandoned coal mines full of them. They dig tirelessly in search of coal.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It burns coal inside its shell for energy. It blows out black soot if it is in a tough situation.

Moves learned by Torkoal

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
4WithdrawWaterStatus
8Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
12SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
16Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
20Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
24ProtectNormalStatus
28Lava PlumeFireSpecial 80 100
32Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
36Iron DefenseSteelStatus
40FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
44CurseGhostStatus
48Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
52AmnesiaPsychicStatus
56InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
60Shell SmashNormalStatus
64EruptionFireSpecial 150 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
EruptionFireSpecial 150 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
YawnNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

Torkoal cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
4WithdrawWaterStatus
8Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
12SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
16Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
20Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
24ProtectNormalStatus
28Lava PlumeFireSpecial 80 100
32Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
36Iron DefenseSteelStatus
40FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
44CurseGhostStatus
48Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
52AmnesiaPsychicStatus
56InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
60Shell SmashNormalStatus
64EruptionFireSpecial 150 100

Egg moves

Torkoal learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Torkoal egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Burning JealousyFireSpecial 70 100
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Torkoal sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Torkoal  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Torkoal  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Torkoal  sprite from Black & White Torkoal  sprite from X & Y Torkoal  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Torkoal  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Torkoal Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Torkoal Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Torkoal Shiny sprite from Black & White Torkoal Shiny sprite from X & Y Torkoal Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Torkoal

Ruby
Sapphire
Fiery Path
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Fiery Path, Team Magma/Aqua Hideout
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 227, Stark Mountain
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 18
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 12, Blush Mountain
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 6, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Potbottom Desert, Warm-Up Tunnel
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 227, Stark Mountain, Volcanic Cave, Sandsear Cave, Typhlo Cavern

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Torkoal
Japanese コータス (Cotoise)
German Qurtel
French Chartor

Name origin

tortoise
large reptile with a protective shell
coal
black substance used as fuel