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|Name (Japanese), Number||Torchic (Achamo), 255|
|Video game base stats¹|
|Height||1'4" (0.4 m)|
|Weight||6 lb (2.7 kg)|
|Shiny color||The orange body becomes a bright yellow, the yellow wings and feathers become orange, and its beak is darkened slightly|
|Gender distribution||87.5% male, 12.5% female|
|¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.|
According to the Pokédex, this soft, feathery pokémon who "sticks with its Trainer", "keeps its flame [..in..] a place inside its body" which makes it give warm hugs in the most literal sense of the words. It "breathes fire of over 1,800 degrees F [982°C]... that leaves the foe scorched black."
Picking this Pokémon as a starter is categorized as choosing a "Medium-Hard" difficulty level because the first gym leader uses pokémon whose type is very resistant to Torchic's firey moves. However, Torchic is the only Fire-type Pokémon available between Littleroot Town (where trainers receive it) and Firey Path. Plus, the third gym leader (which is before Firey Path) uses some steel-type Pokémon which are easily beaten by fire-type attacks.
This Pokémon can learn some moves bird pokémon learn, like peck. However, as it evolves into a Fighting-type Pokémon it doesn't learn any more similar attacks.
In the anime
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