Originally Posted by Fat breh
Torkoal is not bottom. It's slow, but it has very nice offensive stats, very solid (see: skarmory) defense and decent special bulk. It naturally learns flamethrower and has Curse / Body Slam early on. It is found at a fairly early point (after Wattson) and is not anywhere near as rare as you're making it out to be (a whopping 18% encounter rate). Low or Mid is where it should be put.
My main issue is that Camerupt outclasses torkoal and is more common in the same area.70/140/70 looks great on paper, particularly that early in the game, but what is thr pnt of being bulky if your defensive typing sucks and ur movepool consists of body slam and flamethrower. It doesn't even get a reliable status move. Camerupt learns rock slide, STAB EQ and double-edge. You could bump torkoal up to low, but do yourself a favour and grab a numel.