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Moltres
ファイヤー Fire
#146
146Moltres
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire Flying
Species
Flame Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure Flame Body
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#146
Johto
#242
Hoenn
#301
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-300
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
132.3 lbs.
Imperial
60.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body09
Footprint
 F146 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 81 cycles
(20655 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 217 Battle Exp.: 2171*

Moltres (Japanese: ファイヤー Fire) is a dual-type Fire/Flying legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Articuno and Zapdos, it is one of the three legendary birds of Kanto.

Biology

Physiology

Moltres takes the form of a large bird with flame-colored plumage, resembling a phoenix. Its dazzling wings and elaborate head crest appear to be covered with flames. It has a straight, pointed brown beak that is the same color as its feet. Compared to the other legendary birds, it has the smallest feet and legs. It is the largest of the legendary birds, but its feathers make up a good portion of its bulk.

Gender differences

Moltres is a genderless species.

Special abilities

When Moltres flaps its wings, it creates a brilliant flash of flames. It is also one of the few Pokémon known to naturally wield the very powerful Flying-type move Sky Attack.

Behavior

Moltres is one of the legendary birds of Kanto, and is a poorly understood species, believed by many to be pure myth. Its behavior is largely clandestine, but it appears to migrate to the south during the springtime. There are many folktales surrounding this species, but perhaps the most popular is that its appearance will bring about an early spring. When Moltres flaps its wings, it sheds hundreds of tiny embers. It is believed that these embers have healing properties. If injured, it will immerse itself in lava to heal.

Habitat

Rare

Rare Pokémon

Moltres appear to live in hot regions, particularly active volcanoes. They are spectacularly rare. Moltres have been sighted on Victory Road.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. Those who see it are overwhelmed by its orange wing that seem to be on fire.
Generation II
Johto
This legendary Pokémon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
One Victory Road
Generation II
Johto
None Trade

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 125.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/24 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
00Start 00Start Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 35
00Start 00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100}}100% 25
088 088 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
1515 1515 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
2222 2222 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
2929 2929 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
3636 3636 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
4343 4343 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
5050 5050 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 20
5757 5757 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
6464 6464 Heat Wave Fire Special 100100 090}}90% 10
7171 7171 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
7878 7878 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
8585 8585 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
N/AN/A 9292 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 070}}70% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Moltres obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140 90% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 60 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 75% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite HM02 Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Moltres in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Moltres in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Moltres can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Moltres cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Moltres
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Moltres
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

146
Does not evolve
Moltres
 Fire  Flying 

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
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