Moltres is a dual type Fire and Flying Legendary Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. Along with Articuno and Zapdos, it is one of the three Legendary birds of Kanto. Take a look below for 25 awesome and fascinating facts about Moltres.
1. Moltres is a large, avian Pokemon with golden plumage.
2. It has a long, flowing head crest and a billowing tail, both made of reddish-orange and yellow flames.
3. Additionally, its wings are also shrouded in fiery plumage.
4. It has a long, thin neck, a pointed, brown beak, and small, triangular eyes.
5. Its thin, brown legs have feet that have three forward facing toes and one backward facing toe.
6. It has short talons.
7. Moltres sheds embers with every flap of its wings, creating a brilliant flash of flames.
8. By dipping itself into the magma of an active volcano, this Pokémon can heal itself.
9. It migrates to the south with the coming of spring and is said to bring an early springtime to cold lands.
10. Moltres is rarely seen.
11. In the past, Sky Attack was its signature move.
13. Moltres may be based on legends of firebirds such as the phoenix, the Slavic firebird, or the Bennu.
14. It may also be based on the Japanese mythical bird known as Suzaku, guardian of the South, which is not a true phoenix.
15. It may also be based on a heron because of their similarities in shape.
16. Moltres is a combination of molten and tres (Spanish for three, indicating that it is the third in the trio of Kanto Legendary birds). It may also derive from molt.
17. Moltres appeared in The Power of One. Lawrence III wanted to capture the three Legendary birds, as well as their master Lugia, for his own personal collection.
18. Moltres physically debuted in All Fired Up, though it was fully engulfed in flames. In the episode, it defeated Team Rocket when they attempted to steal the Moltres Flame during the opening ceremony of the Indigo Plateau Conference. It reappeared in flashbacks in Round One – Begin! and Friends to the End.
19. A Moltres appeared in The Search for the Legend, where Butch and Cassidy attempted to capture it, but were unsuccessful.
20. A Moltres appeared in the Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures short Heated Battle. It hit and burnt Hoopa with a Fire-type attack before flying off.
21. A Moltres appeared in A Legendary Photo Op!. It was first seen resting in the crater of Mt. Molteau. Ash and his friends joined Trevor, who was looking to photograph the Legendary bird. However, after being attacked by Team Rocket, Moltres assumed Ash and the others were allied with the trio, and attacked them. After watching the recklessly selfless actions of the newly evolved Talonflame and its Trainer, however, Moltres realized that Ash’s group was not with Team Rocket and left them in peace.
22. A robotic Moltres appeared in Island of the Giant Pokémon, where it chased Team Rocket.
23. A Moltres appeared in a fantasy in the Fortune Teller book in The Fortune Hunters.
24. A Moltres appeared in Team Rocket’s fantasy in An EGG-sighting Adventure!.
25. A Moltres made a cameo appearance in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.