TyphlosionAuthor: Noe M.
Typhlosion General: The Fire type Pokémon Typhlosion is the fully evolved form of the Cyndaquil evolution line, and it evolves from the second variant Quilava. Cyndaquil being the Fire type starter Pokémon of the Johto region, is the base form of Typhlosion. Typhlosion is commonly known as the #006 Pokémon in its native region, Johto. However, in regards to the national Pokédex, Typhlosion sits at #157. Typhlosion’s species is identified as the Volcano Pokémon. It is classified in the “Field” Egg Group. Physical Description: Typhlosion is a fairly average sized Pokémon. Its body is narrow, and it is considered both a quadruped and biped creature. Typhlosion has a layer of two colors, yellow on the front and dark teal on the back. On the back of its neck it features a few red holes
which are used to produce and release fire. The flames are typically visible during battle, when using an attack. Each limb has three small claws. Typhlosion has a small tongue and a pair of fangs. It has red colored eyes. Typhlosion is likely based off either a badger or echidna, because its evolution lineup closely resemble those two animals. Typhlosion is 5’07”/1.7 m tall and weighs 175.3 lbs/79.5 kg. Abilities: Typhlosion has two abilities, “Blaze” and “Flash Fire.” Blaze is the traditional ability which all Fire starter Pokémon have by default, and it’s carried over from the first evolution. However Flash Fire is Typhlosion’s “Hidden Ability” which was introduced in the fifth generation of Pokemon, in which it was commonly referred to as its “Dream World” ability, in the past. Though, the only method of obtaining Typhlosion with the ability Flash Fire is via an event through PokéBank. Flash Fire is a hidden ability for Cyndaquil’s evolution lineup and Entei. It’s exclusive to Fire Pokémon. Blaze: Increases the power of Fire type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is at 1⁄3 of its full health. Flash Fire: Gives immunity against Fire type moves. When the Pokémon is targeted with a Fire type move, the ability will activate and give an increase in Fire type attacks instead of taking any damage. If the Pokémon is frozen, the ability will not activate. Additionally, Flash Fire has a hidden property in which Will-o-Wisp will activate Flash Fire if the Pokémon is hit by it, but it doesn’t cause a burn effect. Fire Pokémon naturally aren’t affected by Will-o-Wisp. Evolution: Cyndaquil evolves into Quilava through leveling up, at level 14. Quilava then evolves into its final form Typhlosion, at level 36. Stats: Typhlosion proves to be a fast, balanced, offensive Pokémon. Its stats favor particularly in Sp.Attack and Speed. Although its Attack stat isn’t as good as its Sp.Attack stat, Typhlosion can still work well as mixed attacker. Solid stats overall, though Typhlosion is seemingly more suited for an offensive playstyle. Moves: Typhlosion’s movepool via level up heavily favors in its offensive oriented stats. Most moves are either Physical or Special. Which isn’t exactly bad, because Typhlosion has great potential as a mixed attacker. In early main game titles, it was popular to run Thunder Punch on Typhlosion for type coverage, particularly against Water. Overall, Typhlosion is flexible in terms of the various moves that it can learn via TM and HM Attacks. Being a Fire type starter Pokémon, Typhlosiion gains access to moves such as Blast Burn and Fire Pledge. Elemental Strengths/Weaknesses: Typhlosion is strictly a Fire type Pokémon. The Johto region is the only region in which all of its starters are single type, whereas other regions feature dual type starters. Typlosion’s typing is quite strong. Its solo typing is effective in most situations. It has resistance against various types, and doesn’t have too many weaknesses for the most part. Typhlosion is a great pick in the Johto region, because it does well against most Gym Leaders and other major Trainer battles. Thus, Typhlosion is debatably the best choice from the three available starters, when playing in the Johto region.
Type Advantages: Dominant against Grass, Ice, Bug and Steel. It has a type resistance against Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fire, and Fairy. Type Disadvantages: Weak against Water, Rock, and Ground. Additionally, it’s not very effective against Water, Fire, Rock, and Dragon. Simply because those types have a type resistance against Fire. Appearances in Video Games: Typhlosion is available in most main game titles, typically via transfer or through evolving. It also makes a few appearances in other side games too. Generation 2 (G/S/C): Available by evolving Quilava, which you can get from choosing Cyndaquil as your starter Pokémon. Generation 3: (R/S/E/FR/LG) Available through trading from either Pokémon Colosseum or Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. However in Emerald it’s possible to obtain a Cyndaquil in the post game and evolve it into Typhlosion. Pokémon Colosseum: Evolve Quilava which you catch from Cipher Peon Rosso. Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness: Evolve the Cyndaquil you obtain from Mt. Battle. Generation 4 (D/P/PT/HG/SS): In the Sinnoh region you can obtain Typhlosion through Trade from either HeartGold and SoulSilver, or via Pal Park which allows you to transfer over Pokémon from Generation 3 titles. Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver: Available by evolving Quilava, which you can get from choosing Cyndaquil as your starter Pokémon Generation 5 (B/W/B2/W2): Available through Poké Transfer which utilizes DS Download Play, to trade over from Generation 4. Generation 6 (X/Y/OR/AS): Typhlosion is available in the Kalos region through either trade from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, or via PokéBank event. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: Evolve Cyndaquil which you can obtain from the post game. Generation 7 (S/M/US/UM): In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Evolve Cyndaquil, you can catch on Route 3 via the Island Scan, on Sunday. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you can trade over from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Additionally, you can transfer over a Typhlosion from Generation 6 using PokéBank. Side Games Generation 2 Pokémon Stadium 2: Choose the default Typhlosion for battle, or use a custom owned Typhlosion from a Generation 2 main game title. Generation 3 Pokémon Trozei!: Endless Level 52, Forever Level 2, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who’s Den Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team/Blue Rescue Team: Evolve from Quilava Pokemon Ranger: Capture in Lyra Forest Generation 4
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Explorers of Darkness: Deep Dark Crater (B6F-B9F, B11F-B14F) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky: Deep Dark Crater (B6F-B9F, B11F-B14F) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare): Evolve from Quilava Pokémon Ranger Guardian Signs: Capture in Rand’s House, Fire Temple Pokémon Battle Revolution: Transfer from Generation 4 main game title Generation 5 Pokémon Rumble Blast: Available in Firebreathing Mountain area of Lava Pokémon Rumble U: Available in Flame Dance area of Lava, The Floors Are Hot1 area of Aquatic Battle. and A Battle in the Tower from Variety Battle Generation 6 Pokémon Battle Trozei: Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 5 Pokémon Shuffle: Available in Typhlosion Appears event Pokémon Rumble World: Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain Pokémon Picross: Area 19: Stage 10 Events: An event distribution of Typhlosion has been held a couple times for certain games, during a period of time.
“Gotta Catch ‘Em All Station! Typhlosion” (G/S/C) “Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Typhlosion” (X/Y/OR/AS) Anime: Typhlosion appears a few times in the anime series. The Legend of Thunder: Typhlosion makes its first appearance in the anime as Jimmy’s partner Pokémon, which he received as his starter from Professor Elm. Jimmy being the main protagonist of the movie. Gonna Rule The School! (Episode 289): Typhlosion is featured in the Pokémon Trainers’ School, where it is shown to be battling against a Feraligatr. Poetry Commotion! (Episode 329): Typhlosion appears as one of Mr. Moore’s Pokémon, which fights against Team Rocket to stop them from stealing Flannery’s Torkoal. Going, Going, Yawn (Episode 330): Mr. Moore’s Typhlosion appears briefly during a flashback. The Power of Us (Movie): Typhlosion appears on two different occasions. It is first seen during the Pokémon Catch Race, and then during a brief flashback. Manga: Typhlosion is featured in the Pokémon Adventures manga series, several times. Lively Lugia Part 3: Gold’s Quilava who is nicknamed Exbo, evolves into Typhlosion in an attempt to defend Gold, Silver, and Crystal from Lugia. Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test: Ultima owns a Typhlosion, alongside Meganium, Feraligatr, and Dragonite. Out-Odding Oddish: Typhlosion is featured during the Pokéathlon event. TCG: Typhlosion is commonly featured as a Fire type Stage 2 Pokémon in the TCG. It has been on 16 different cards. Its first appearance was in the “Neo Genesis” expansion booster box.
Though, its most recent appearance has been in the “Lost Thunder” expansion booster box. Typhlosion has had a few additional card variants such as “Dark Typhlosion,” “Blaine’s Typhlosion,” and “Typhlosion EX.” Generation 2 Beta: Before the initial release of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, the two games were featured at an event called “Space World,” in 1997. In which you could play the games early. Though, the games were currently in their beta state. The beta featured a large cast of Pokémon, however not all of them made it into the final production of both games. This same instance happened with the three starter Pokémon, too. The base form of the Fire starter was initially known as “Honoguma” in Japanese, and “Flambear” in English. The second form was named “Borubea” in Japanese, and “Volbear” in English. As for the final evolution the name is “Dainabea” in Japanese, and “Dynabear” in English. Of course, that evolution line was then entirely replaced by the Cyndaquil evolution lineup.