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#077 Ponyta
Ponyta's artwork for Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green.
Category Fire Horse Pokémon
Original Region Kanto
National Dex Nr. #077
Kanto Dex Nr. #078
Johto #206
Hoenn #253
Sinnoh #090
Generation 1
Pokémon Color Yellow
First Appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Fire
Ability/ies Run Away, Flash Fire
Average Height 3'03"
Average Weight 66.1 lbs.
Evolves Into Rapidash

Ponyta (Japanese: ポニータ Ponyta) is a Fire-type Pokémon. It evolves into Rapidash starting at level 40.


Base Stats
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense


Ponyta is an equine Pokémon with yellow and reddish-orange flames forming its mane and tail. This fiery mane and tail grows out about an hour after hatching. Its body is mainly cream and has four long legs, each ending in a single, gray hoof. These hooves are said to be harder than diamonds. It also has extraordinary jumping abilities, and is capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound. However, a newborn Ponyta is a weak runner and is actually barely able to stand. It gradually strengthens its legs and becomes faster by chasing after its parents. In the anime, it is shown that Ponyta can control its flames so that its rider is not burned by them. Ponyta runs in fields and mountains all day. Ponyta live in grasslands, on plains, or anywhere that it can run freely.


  • In August 2007, employees of Game Freak put several Japanese Psyduck up on the Global Trade Station for an American Ponyta.
  • Ponyta is one of the fourteen Pokémon one can collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • Ponyta's Stadium and FireRed Pokédex entries state that it can jump over the Eiffel Tower and Ayers Rock, which exist in the real world. Tokyo Tower is referenced in the Japanese version of Stadium.


Ponyta and its evolution are based on fiery steeds in mythology, such as those belonging to the Greek god Helios, Skinfaxi of Norse mythology, or the horses of the Ashvins in Hindu myth. The fire in its Shiny coloration refers to blue fire, which generally indicates a higher temperature than orange fire but may also be caused by certain chemicals burning at a normal temperature.

Name origin

Ponyta is derived from pony. It phonetically sounds like the foreign word bonita (nice in Spanish, Basque, and Catalan; beautiful in Portuguese and Galician; goodness in Latin). It could also be a shortened form of ponytail.




National Pokédex
← #076: Golem
#077: Ponyta
#078: Rapidash →

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