Torchic uses Flame Burst Pokemon Gen III Tribute by Shinragod

 


Flame Burst

“The user attacks the target with a bursting flame. The bursting flame damages Pokémon next to the target as well.”

The Flame Burst attack is relatively new and became available in the Pokémon Generation V games (Black & White).

It does not only deal Fire damage to the opponent on-screen but also damages all allies the enemy with around 1/16 of their maximum HP.  Torchic could only learn it via breeding up until Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where it can also learn it at level 28.


 

 


Ember

“A Fire-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of leaving the target with a damaging burn.”

Ember is a base Fire-Type attack that most Fire-Type Pokemon (and some Ghost-Types) learn throughout their evolution in the earlier stages of developing stronger fighting moves.

The move itself has a 10% chance that it will leave the opponent with the status effect Burn; causing them to receive fire damage through every turn. Torchic learns Ember at level 5, so if chosen as a starter it should already know this move.


 

#255 Torchic

“If attacked, it strikes back by spitting balls of fire it forms in its stomach. A Torchic dislikes darkness because it can’t see its surroundings.”

Torchic is one of three starter Pokémon that first appeared in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.  It is a fire-type starter, which evolves into Combusken starting at level 16 and then into Blaziken at level 36.

Torchic are usually loyal and dedicated towards their trainers, following them at an unsteady walking pace if out of their Poké Balls.   Trainers themselves will find them great for hugs – its body is covered in fluffy down feathers, plus there is a perpetually burning flame sac inside its belly.  Outside of its body, the fires would burn up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit – but inside its body, Torchic would feel as warm as a hot water bottle.

In the Pokémon animé, May begun her journey with a Torchic given by Professor Birch.  However, due to its immaturity and fighting inexperience, she didn’t use it very much in battles.  Once May started pouring more attention into Beautifly, it became more determined to improve itself and grew into a strong asset for her team.

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