- Voice actor: Billy Beach (both English and Japanese)
Torkoal are small, tortoise-like Pokémon with large black rock-like shells with "holes" that glow with a red warmth. Their skin is a reddish brown in color with gray-black bands on their legs and neck. They have long necks and their eyes seem permanently closed. They are usually depicted blowing out smoke from their nostrils and the tops of their backs. Its height is 1'08" and weight is 177.2 lbs.
Like many fire Pokémon, it has a place inside its body where it keeps its fire. This system is powered by burning coal. Torkoal are notably more physically defensive than most other Fire types, which is further boosted by supportive moves like Yawn, Stealth Rock, Rapid Spin, and Will-O-Wisp.
Torkoal are usually calm if left undisturbed. If angered, they belch black smoke from the burning coal inside their shells and flee.
Torkoal lives in mountains near volcanoes in search of coal.
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This Pokémon feeds mostly on coal for internal combustion. It fills hollow spaces on its shell with the coal and burns it to generate energy.
A Torkoal appears in The Keystone Pops! during Team Rocket's motto.
Torkoal, Coal Pokémon. Torkoal burns coal within its body to produce energy. As a defense, Torkoal is able to release smoke from its nostrils and its back to confuse enemies.