Moegami is Emile's Blaziken in his Let's Play of Pokémon Emerald. He was the first Pokémon to join Emile's team.

Moegami, along with the rest of the Emerald team, was later transferred to Pokémon Platinum through the Pal Park.

Pokémon Emerald

Episode 1

He was obtained as a Torchic. Right off the bat, he defeated a wild Zigzagoon to save Professor Birch. Despite the Zigzagoon restoring most of its HP due to an Oran Berry (which it has a 5% chance of holding), Torchic had no difficulty defeating it with repeated Scratch attacks, while taking minimal damage in return. Upon returning to his lab in Littleroot Town, Birch allows Emile to keep the Torchic he used. Emile then nicknames Torchic Moegami.

Emile traveled up to Route 103, with Moegami defeating a few wild Pokémon along the way and growing to Level 6. There, Emile battled May for the first time, with Moegami battling May's Mudkip. While he nearly took out Mudkip with four Scratches, Mudkip scored a critical hit with Tackle, defeating him in spite of being one level higher. This marked Emile's first loss in the LP. On the second attempt, Moegami once again repeatedly used Scratch on Mudkip, ultimately knocking it out after a fifth hit. This allowed Moegami to grow to Level 7 (learning Focus Energy).

Episode 2

Moegami is revealed to have a Rash nature, which boosts his Special Attack but lowers his Special Defense.

Emile battled numerous trainers on Route 102, which Moegami had no trouble defeating. He first battled Youngster Calvin and his Poochyena. The Fire Chick got a critical hit with his first Scratch before finishing it off with a second (while only losing three HP to Poochyena's Tackle). The experience elevated him to Level 8.

Moegami then took out both of Bug Catcher Rick's Wurmples, with two Scratches each. He only took one hit from the first Wurmple, and he was still able to outspeed the second one after it used String Shot. The resulting experience grew him to Level 9.

Moegami defeated a wild Zigzagoon (only taking one hit), then battled Youngster Allen. The Torchic knocked out both his Zigzagoon and Taillow with three Scratches apiece, all while he took no damage from them, due to them only using Growl. This made Moegami grow to Level 10 and learn Ember.

After knocking out and running from a few more wild Pokémon, Emile encountered a Lotad, which Moegami weakened to red health with one Scratch (taking two HP of damage from Lotad's Astonish). Emile then threw a Poké Ball and captured Lotad on his first attempt. Lotad became the second member of Emile's team, and would eventually be nicknamed Kappa.

Emile was forced to do switch training between Moegami and Kappa to allow the latter to gain levels quickly due to his weak Astonish attack. This occurred with a wild Poochyena and Lass Tiana's Zigzagoon. Moegami defeated both, as well as Tiana's Shroomish with a single Ember (which is super effective on Shroomish), and grew to Level 11.

Episode 3

Emile battled the trainers on the southern end of Route 104, mainly to continue training Kappa. Moegami was often switched in to finish them off. This included against Youngster Billy (knocking out his Zigzagoon with two Embers and Seedot with one), and Lady Cindy. Moegami nearly knocked out Zigzagoon with a single Ember (which also burned it). To Emile's shock, Cindy used a Full Restore, despite her Pokémon only being Level 7. Moegami was still able to knock it out with two more Embers (the second being a pointless critical).

In Petalburg Woods, Moegami took out more wild Pokémon (growing to Level 12), and fought Bug Catcher Lyle's four Wurmples. The Torchic beat all of them with one Ember after switching in from Kappa. Offscreen, Moegami gained three more levels (putting him up to Level 15) when Emile was searching for a Slakoth, which he would catch for his team and nickname Teddy.

Episode 4

Emile switched trained Teddy against Bug Catcher James in Petalburg Woods. Moegami was sent out in Teddy's place and took out his first Nincada with a single Ember. He then repeated the process with James' second Nincada.

Episode 5

Moegami did not participate in the battle against Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, mainly due to not being evolved yet, and his type disadvantage against Rock Types in his base form. After Emile won the Stone Badge, he battled the trainers on Route 116. Moegami won the battle against Bug Catcher Jose by knocking out his Nincada with one Ember. This was after he was switched in from Teddy and he took one HP of damage from a Leech Life.

Episode 6

During Emile's second battle with Team Aqua in Rusturf Tunnel, Moegami was switched in from Teddy to battle the Aqua Grunt's Poochyena. He took five HP of damage from Poochyena's Tackle. The Chick then used Scratch, doing about half of the Dark Type Pokémon's health. After easily taking another Tackle, Moegami finished it off with an Ember. He grew to Level 16 and learned Peck (which Emile deleted Growl for). After the battle, Moegami evolved into Combusken and learned Double Kick (which Emile overwrote Scratch for).

After returning to Rustboro City, Emile battled May for a second time. The newly evolved Moegami came out against May's Torkoal after it defeated Kappa. With the Fire Turtle in red health, Moegami finished it off with Double Kick, which only hit once thanks to a critical hit. Moegami was then switched out for Teddy when May sent out her Mudkip.

Moegami came out again after Mudkip beat Teddy. With Mudkip already around two thirds of its health, he used Double Kick. While Mudkip survived both hits in red HP, May neglected to have it use the super effective Water Gun, and it used Growl instead. Once it fell asleep from Teddy's earlier Yawn, Moegami took Mudkip out with one hit from Double Kick (which was also a pointless critical).

Episode 7

While Emile was navigating Granite Cave (without Flash), he encountered some wild Pokémon on the lowest floor. After switching in from Acoolslave, Moegami took out an Aron with two Embers (with the first one burning it). He lost a small bit of HP to Aron's Headbutt, and even less to a subsequent Tackle as a result of the burn. Moegami was then switched in from Acoolslave again for a Zubat. He also took it out with two Embers (the second one being critical), while taking one HP of damage to each of Zubat's Leech Lifes. The experience elevated the Fire/Fighting Type Pokémon to Level 17.

Episode 8

Moegami was Emile's lead Pokémon in the battle against Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, facing off against his Machop. He started with an Ember, which did just less than half of Machop's health and also burned it. Machop responded with a Karate Chop, taking away 16 out of Moegami's 50 Hit Points. The burn damaged Machop and put it below half HP. While the Superpower Pokémon endured a second Ember in red HP, the burn finished it off. However, it first delivered another Karate Chop, doing another 20 HP of damage to Moegami. Emile then switched out Moegami for Acooltent as Brawly sent out his Meditite.

Moegami came out again for Brawly's strongest Pokémon, Makuhita, after it defeated Acooltent and Teddy. The Guts Pokémon was just above half of its HP when Moegami was sent out, taking damage from poison inflicted by Acooltent earlier. Moegami used Ember, lowering Makuhita into yellow health. Unfortunately, he was then taken down by a Vital Throw.

Episode 9

Emile defended Captain Stern and the Devon Goods from two Team Aqua Grunts in Slateport City's Oceanic Museum. Moegami battled the second Grunt's Zubat, after Acooltent and Teddy had difficulty with it. Even with a critical hit, Zubat's Leech Life did a laughable one HP to Moegami before he finished it off with an Ember. The experience raised him to Level 18. Moegami was then switched out for Kappa when the Aqua Grunt sent out his Carvanha.

Episode 10

Emile went through the first puzzle in the Trick House on Route 110, which required Cut to navigate. Moegami was switched in from Teddy during the battle with Lass Sally and her Oddish, after Teddy did about 1/3 of its health. He defeated it unscathed with an Ember since Oddish used Sweet Scent (which only lowered his Evasiveness).

For the battle against Lass Robin, Moegami was once again switched in from Teddy after the latter took out almost half of the HP of Robin's Skitty. He hit one time with Double Kick to take out the Kitten Pokémon, after it only used Tail Whip. Emile then switched out Moegami for Kappa as Robin sent out her Marill. He was later sent out again for her Shroomish, which he took out all of its health with one Ember.

Moegami then battled Youngster Eddie, taking out both of his Zigzagoons with one hit from Double Kick each (even with the second Zigzagoon being two levels higher than the first).

Further on Route 110, Emile had his third battle with May. Moegami was sent out against May's Lombre due to Emile forgetting to switch him out of the lead spot in the party. He then switched him out for Acooltent.

Later in the battle, Moegami came out in place of Teddy for May's Slugma. However, Slugma used Yawn to make him drowsy before it fell asleep (due to Teddy using Yawn as well). Emile then switched back over to Teddy before Moegami would fall asleep. He would send him out once again after Teddy brought Slugma's HP to the yellow zone. Moegami easily took an Ember from Slugma before he beat it with one strike from Double Kick. The experience raised him to Level 19.

Episode 11

Moegami participated in the cut fight against Collector Edwin and Guitarist Joseph on Route 110, growing to Level 20 in the process. He took minimal damage in said battle.

Emile then fought Psychic Edward and Triathlete Alyssa with Moegami and Acooltent. While Acooltent reduced Edward's Abra to low green HP with Poison Sting (which also poisoned it), Moegami took out Alyssa's Magnemite with one Ember. He then used another Ember to finish off Abra.

When Emile battled Wally in Mauville City in front of the Gym, Moegami made short work of his Ralts by taking it out with one Ember.

Episode 12

Moegami was Emile's main Pokémon he used in the Mauville City Gym. When battling Youngster Ben, Moegami took out his Zigzagoon with two strikes from Double Kick (the second hit only necessary due to Zigzagoon barely enduring the first). The experience raised Moegami to Level 21. He tried to learn Sand Attack, which Emile declined.

Moegami stayed on the field for Ben's Gulpin. His Ember reduced Gulpin's HP to the low green zone before it sharply raised its Special Defense with Amnesia. This caused Moegami's next Ember to only put the Poison Type below half before it used a second Amnesia. He then resorted to Double Kick, which brought Gulpin's HP to the red zone. Though Gulpin used Yawn, Moegami managed to defeat it with one more hit from Double Kick.

Emile then battled Bug Maniac Angelo and Guitarist Shawn using Moegami and the newly evolved Teddy. They opened the battle with Illumise and Voltorb respectively. Moegami took away most of Illumise's HP with Ember while Teddy did the same to Voltorb with three hits from Fury Swipes. After barely taking damage from Voltorb's Tackle and having his Attack lowered two stages by Illumise's Charm, Moegami took out the latter with Peck (with Teddy taking out the former with another two hits from Fury Swipes).

Angelo's next Pokémon was Volbeat while Shawn's was Magnemite. Teddy's next Fury Swipes combo was four hits, reducing the Bug Pokémon's HP to the mid yellow zone. Moegami followed with a Double Kick on Magnemite, which barely failed to knock it out after its second hit. His Ember on the next turn finished the Magnet Pokémon while Teddy ended up hitting herself in confusion (from Volbeat's earlier Confuse Ray). Volbeat then targeted Moegami with a Quick Attack that did a negligible amount of damage. This allowed him to defeat it with another Ember.

After offscreen training on Route 117, Moegami grew two levels to Level 23.

Emile later battled the trainers on the Cycling Road for extra experience. Teddy was Emile's lead, but Moegami was sent out in Teddy's place to battle the trainers who had Magnemites on their teams. Moegami took minimal damage and defeated each Magnemite with an Ember. He grew to Level 24 from the battle with Triathlete Benjamin.

Moegami was used in the battle with Mauville Gym Leader Wattson. He came out for Wattson's Electrike, which he took out unscathed with two Embers (due to Electrike using Howl in between). He stayed in battle for Wattson's Magneton. The Magnet Pokémon nearly took out half of his HP with Shock Wave before the Fire/Fighting Type responded with a Double Kick, putting it to the low yellow zone. On the next turn, Moegami's Quick Claw (which Emile gave to prior to the battle) activated, allowing him to go first and take out Magneton with an Ember. He then grew to Level 25 from the experience.

Wattson then sent out his ace Pokémon: Manectric. It used Howl to boost its Attack, only for it to be undone when Moegami's Ember burned it, and reduced it to low green HP after the burn's damage. Manectric then resorted to Shock Wave, which Moegami endured with 10 HP. His next Ember (boosted by his Blaze Ability) also brought Manectric to red health, which activated an HP restoration from its Sitrus Berry. The Discharge Pokémon was just below half HP following the healing from the Berry and the burn's damage. Emile planned to have Moegami use Double Kick, hoping for the Quick Claw to activate. This didn't work, as Manectric was able to go first and knock him out with another Shock Wave.

Episode 13

On the way to Verdanturf Town, Emile fought Bug Maniac Derek on Route 117. Moegami was sent out in place of Acooltent for Derek's Dustox. Despite Dustox using a super effective Confusion, Moegami took the hit with ease before knocking it out with an Ember. He then proceeded to one shot Derek's Beautifly with Ember as well (the move being a critical hit).

Once in Verdanturf Town, Emile decided to teach Bulk Up to Moegami via TM08, which he overwrote Focus Energy for.

Inside Rusturf Tunnel on its eastern end, Emile fought Hiker Mike. Moegami faced his Machop, taking it out with Double Kick to win the battle.

Episode 14

Emile challenged the Winstrate family. Moegami took out Victor's Zigzagoon with one hit from Double Kick. He later took out Vivi's Shroomish with an Ember and grew to Level 26.

Further north on Route 111, Emile battled Gabby and Ty for the first time. Moegami was switched in after Kappa only did a small amount of damage to their Magnemite. Once Teddy reduced Magnemite to the low yellow zone with Strength, he finished it off with Ember to win the battle.

Episode 15

After healing at the Old Lady's Rest House on the north end of Route 111, Emile saw Gabby and Ty share the battle they had with him on TV. They stated that "the combination of Combusken (Moegami) and Vigoroth (Teddy) was divine." Additionally they commented on the marvelous sight it was to see Moegami and Teddy selflessly supporting each other in battle, and that the Ember Moegami used to finish the battle was his and Teddy's sign of friendship. Emile's comment on the battle was (ironically) "awfully".

On Route 113, Emile battled Youngster Dillon, who had an Aron. Moegami came out in Teddy's place and took six HP of damage from Aron's Metal Claw. His Ember nearly took out all of its HP, while it sharply boosted its Defense with Iron Defense. That didn't matter, as Moegami used another Ember to KO it.

Episode 16

Moegami was not used in battle. However, Emile found a Carbos on Route 114, which he used to raise Moegami's base Speed.

Episode 18

During Emile's battle with Team Magma Leader Maxie on Mt. Chimney, Moegami came out against his Mightyena. He took minimal damage from a Bite while Mightyena was just above half HP after taking damage from the poison that Acooltent inflicted earlier. Following this, Moegami took it down with a Double Kick. Emile then switched him out for Kappa as Maxie sent out his Camerupt.

Episode 19

As Emile was traveling through Jagged Pass to get to Lavaridge Town, he found a lone Team Magma Grunt, which he defeated. Moegami fought the Grunt's Numel, reducing it to the red zone with Double Kick. After the Camel Pokémon used a Magnitude 6, which put Moegami at 44/72 HP, he used Ember to knock it out.

Emile next battled Picnicker Diana. Moegami came out against her Oddish after Acooltent struggled with it. To Emile's annoyance, Oddish immediately put Moegami to sleep with Sleep Powder, like it did with Acooltent. Thankfully, it only used Sweet Scent on the two turns that Moegami was asleep, allowing him to KO it with Ember upon waking up on the third turn. As Diana sent out her Swablu, Moegami was switched out for Altair.

The following battle was a tandem battle with Picnicker Autumn and Triathlete Julio, who used Shroomish and Magnemite. Emile sent out Moegami in Altair's place, after Kappa knocked out Shroomish and he and Altair did a quarter of HP to Magnemite (also putting it to sleep via Sing). When Moegami was switched in, Kappa's Nature Power turned Rock Slide dropped the Magnet Pokémon to about half HP. He then depleted its health with Ember to finish the battle.

Episode 20

While browsing the Herb Shop in Lavaridge Town, Emile received a Charcoal from a man. He gave it to Moegami to boost his Fire Type attacks, swapping out the Quick Claw.

Following the battle with Kindler Jeff in the Lavaridge Gym, Emile shifted Moegami into the lead spot of the party due to his resistance to other Fire Types and immunity to being burned.

The next battle was a double battle with Kindler Jace and Hiker Eli, who used a Slugma and Numel. Emile sent out Moegami and Kappa to battle together. Moegami nearly knocked out Slugma with Double Kick as Kappa's Ice Beam did just under half the health of Numel (which barely damaged the Fire/Fighting Type with a Tackle). The next turn, he redirected his Double Kick on Numel to take it down, while Kappa's Swift from Nature Power took out Slugma's remaining HP.

Moegami and Kappa participated in another tandem battle, this time with Kindler Cole and Cooltrainer Gerald. Cole used Numel, while Gerald had a Kecleon. Moegami almost took out Kecleon with Double Kick, only falling short due to the first hit causing Kecleon to become Fighting Type (thanks to its Color Change Ability), and making the second hit merely do neutral instead of super effective damage. After Kappa's Ice Beam brought Numel to low green HP, Kecleon used Flamethrower on Moegami, which he took handily. Like the previous battle, Moegami then turned his focus to Numel so he could finish it with another Double Kick. The experience raised him to Level 27. Kappa then finished off the Chameleon Pokémon with another Swift from Nature Power, further mirroring the previous battle.

Before the battle with Kindler Axle, Emile switched out Moegami from the lead for Acooltent. However, he came out to battle his Numel after Acooltent only did a small amount to it. The Young Fowl used Double Kick twice (four hits total) to deplete its health, while it only lowered his Attack by one stage with Growl and also did just minor damage with Tackle.

Episode 21

In the battle with Lavaridge Gym Leader Flannery, Emile switched in Moegami in place of Acooltent for Flannery's Camerupt (which was just above half of its HP). Upon being sent out, Camerupt used Sunny Day while the Light Screen set up by Flannery's Slugma earlier in the battle wore off. Moegami then reduced the Fire Camel to red health with Double Kick, before its retaliatory Tackle only did less than a quarter of his HP. Once Flannery healed Camerupt with a Hyper Potion, Moegami brought it to just below half with another Double Kick, due to the first strike being a critical hit. He then used Bulk Up to buff his Attack and Defense by one stage each, as Camerupt missed with Tackle. But when Moegami used a second Bulk Up, the Fire/Ground Type infatuated him with Attract (with the Sunny Day fading at the end of the turn). Moegami then tried attacking with Double Kick, only to be immobilized by love. Thankfully, its Defense boost allowed it to take another Tackle with ease, before he succeeded in striking with Double Kick on the next turn. This knocked out Camerupt with only the first hit (which was also critical).

Moegami stayed on the field for Flannery's strongest Pokémon: Torkoal. Even a Double Kick amplified by the earlier Bulk Ups only did about a third to the Coal Pokémon's HP, while it set up another Sunny Day. After another Double Kick weakened it to yellow health, Torkoal blasted Moegami with Overheat. The boost from Sunny Day and the move being a critical was more than he could take, and he fainted as a result. The Fire Turtle also restored its lowered Special Attack from Overheat with a White Herb, getting a free use out of the move.

Episode 22

In the Petalburg City Gym, Emile switched Moegami into the lead spot, intending him to be the star player as the Petalburg Gym specializes in Normal Type Pokémon. However, this didn't hold true. The first battle was against Cooltrainer Randall in the Speed Room, where he was quickly defeated by a Wing Attack, then a Quick Attack from Randall's Swellow. Moegami did however bring it to the low green zone with a Double Kick that did neutral damage. After the battle, Emile made a trip to the Pokémon Center to heal Moegami and his other Pokémon.

Before battling Cooltrainer Parker in the Confusion Room, Emile switched Moegami out of the lead spot for Teddy. Moegami was next used in the fight with Cooltrainer George in the Recovery Room, taking the field against his Slakoth after it KOed Teddy. The Sloth Pokémon's equipped Sitrus Berry healed most of its HP due to being below half. On the turn Slakoth loafed around, Moegami nearly took it out with Double Kick. It endured the attack with a sliver of red HP, promoting George to heal it with a Hyper Potion. Luckily, Moegami's next Double Kick was able to put most of the damage back on Slakoth, and he was able to go first and knock it out with a single hit from Double Kick.

Emile used Moegami as his lead for the battle with his father in game: Petalburg Gym Leader Norman. Norman opened with Spinda. Moegami reduced Spinda to red health with Double Kick, before it responded with a super effective Psybeam, lowering him to about half. Norman then used a Hyper Potion to heal Spinda, before another Double Kick brought it back to red HP. Thinking that Norman would heal again, Emile had Moegami buff his Attack and Defense with Bulk Up. This didn't come true, as the Spot Panda confused him with Teeter Dance. Emile decided to heal Moegami's confusion with a Persim Berry. However, Spinda used another Psybeam, which knocked him down to five Hit Points and confused him again. Frustrated, Emile decided to just bite the bullet and try attacking. Thankfully, Moegami fought through the confusion and delivered a Double Kick to knock out Spinda.

When Norman sent out his Vigoroth, Emile kept Moegami out. He tried to use Double Kick despite being low on HP and confused. This was futile, as Vigoroth was faster and finished him off with Slash before he got the chance to attack.

When Emile defeated Norman's Slaking, he forgot about his Linoone. He sent out Slavinator to use a Revive on Moegami, then the already weakened Altair to replenish the rest of his health with a Super Potion. When Moegami took the field again, Linoone used Belly Drum. This maxed out its Attack, but sacrificed half of its HP, allowing him to get the KO with Double Kick. Moegami grew to Level 28 and Emile won the Balance Badge as a result.

Episode 35

He evolved into a Blaziken.

Pokémon Platinum

Episode 67: The Second Journey

Emile, in order to show off Pal Park, transferred and re-captured his team from Pokémon Emerald, including Moegami.

Other Appearances

Yoshiller VS. Chuggaaconroy!

Moegami participated in the titular battle.

Moves

Current Moves

Previous Moves

  • Scratch (Episode 1 - Episode 6)
  • Growl (Episode 1 - Episode 6)
  • Focus Energy (Episode 1 - Episode 13)
  • Peck (Episode 6 - Episode 28)
  • Ember (Episode 2 - Episode 35)
  • Double Kick (Episode 6 - Episode ?)
  • Bulk Up (Episode 13 - Episode ?)
  • Blaze Kick (Episode 35 - Episode ?)

Nickname Origin

He is named after Moegami in Ōkami, a god of fire who takes the form of a bird.

Why Emile Chose Blaziken

He stated he doesn't like Blaziken much and finds it a tad overdone, but picked it so he could use a grass starter in Generation 1, a water in Generation 2, and a fire in Generation 3. This continues in Platinum, where he used a Grass starter (Bodhi), and White, where he uses a Water starter (Ottawa), leaving some fans to predict that he'll use a Delphox in Generation 6.

Trivia

  • As of his Platinum Let's Play, Moegami is the only one of Chugga's unevolved starters to not be the first member of the team to evolve, as Kappa evolved first.
    • Though, in Black and White Let's Play, Ottawa evolved first before catching Haywire.
  • Chuggaa has stated that although he felt choosing Torchic as a starter was overdone, he did so because he picked a Bulbasaur (a Grass type) in Pokémon FireRed and a Totodile (a Water type) in Pokémon Crystal, so he wanted to have used each type of starter at least once. It is assumed that his Kalos starter would be Fennekin as he continued his rotation by picking Turtwig in Platinum and Oshawott in White.
  • Moegami is the first fire type Chugga has used which wasn't an Arcanine.
  • As of Pokémon X and Y, technically, Moegami is the second Pokémon that Chuggaa would have been able to Mega Evolve. The other is Bulbapedia.
    • Notably, Blaziken is the only Hoenn starter capable of Mega Evolution in X and Y, whereas the Kanto starters - Charizard, Venusaur and Blastoise (with Charizard having two Mega Forms) - are all capable of it. The other two Hoenn starters gained Mega Evolutions of their own in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • Moegami was the only starter that Emile left in the PC for Victory Road.
  • Moegami was Emile's first Fighting type Pokemon.
  • Moegami, along with Emile's other Pokemon from Emerald, has been migrated to his Platinum Let's Play file.
  • Moegami returned for Pokemon Showdown during The Runaway Guys Colosseum 2021.
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