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|Name (Japanese), Number||Cyndaquil (Hinoarashi), 155|
|Video game base stats¹|
|Species||Fire Mouse Pokémon|
|Height||1'8" (0.5 m)|
|Weight||17 lb (7.5 kg)|
|Shiny color||The top of its body becomes light red, and the tan parts of its body become a lighter yellow|
|Gender distribution||87.5% male, 12.5% female|
|¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.|
Cyndaquil, known as Hinoarashi (ヒノアラシ) in the original Japanese, Feurigel in German, Hericendre in French, and Beukein (브케인) in Korean, is one of the three starter Pokémon available in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal (the other two are Chikorita and Totodile). According to the Pokédex, this Pokémon may curl up into a ball if frightened. It lights up the fire on its back only when it feels threatened, angry, or is attacking.
Picking this Pokémon as a starter is categorized as choosing a "Medium-Easy" difficulty level for the game because the second gym leaders use Pokémon whose type is weak against Cyndaquil's strong fire-type attacks. Also, no other Fire-type Pokémon are catchable until Goldenrod City.
"Cyndaquil" originates from the words "cinder" and "quill".
In Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal, Cyndaquil is one of three choices for a starter. In Pokémon Emerald, it is one of three choices as a gift from Professor Birch for completing the Local Dex. In Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Firered/Leafgreen, it can only be obtained through trading. It is in no way obtainable in Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow.
In the anime
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