Welcome back to the Lab! Today, we say hello to Pokemon #004 Turvolca.
#005 TurvolcaFire/Rock TypeVolcano PokemonA Turmolta evolves when the lava on its' back hardens to rock. These provide a prtective shell around the Pokemon, which help to bolster it's defenses even more so. It is said that these rocks are what provide the Pokemon with the Solid Rock ability, which halves all super effective moves used against it.
This ability is rarely seen, with the powerful Rhyperior being the only other known Pokemon to sport it. As in that case, Turvolca benefits hugely as it is weak to many types, some doubly so. However, such an advantage does come at a cost, and for Turvolca it is in a loss of attack power. The Pokemon has adapated to this, however, and prefers to use moves to wear the opponent down.
In fact, through my studies I have found that Turvolca loves nothing more than frustrating foes by leading them in to long drawn out battles, which usually tires the foe out. It has been seen to use moves such as Taunt to do this and also favors Stealth Rock. A few of The fire type moves that Turvolca has in it's arsenal have a chance to burn the foe, leaving Turvolca to watch as they slowly lose their health.
Join us again tomorrow to see the final form of Turmolta and Turvolca; Metcano!
Thanks again to Rain!
And now for the Dex entry and original sprite for Turvolca.