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Larvitar (Pokémon)

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Type
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Category
Glitch Pokémon
Ability
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Exp. at Lv. 100
Unknown
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'0"
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Weight
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0.0 kg
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Dex color
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Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 0 Battle Exp.: 1*
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[[Category:{{{type1}}}-type Pokémon|{{{ndex}}}]] Larvitar (Japanese: ヨーギラス Yogiras) is a dual-type Rock/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves into Pupitar starting at level 30, who evolves into Tyranitar starting at level 55.

Biology

Physiology

Larvitar are small dark green reptilian Pokémon with rocky skin. They have an erect spine on top of their heads, angular black streak markings below and on the upper corners of their red-colored eyes, and several holes or ports on the sides of their bodies. They also have a scaled red rhombus-shaped belly of sorts. Larvitar have fingerless arms and legs with a single nailed toe and a tail somewhat resembling a pine cone in appearance.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Their penchant for eating copious amounts of soil could be considered a natural ability. Additionally, Larvitar are capable of loosing a painfully piercing Screech if needed.

Behavior

Larvitar are usually quiet. Due to its larval stage, their main interest focuses on eating. Whenever a Larvitar is spotted, it's likely to be seen feeding on soil.

Habitat

Larvitar usually live in mountains, hills, and sometimes, in caves. The mountains they live in are usually their meals. A single Larvitar can eat a mountain in a few weeks.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Larvitar feeds on soil.

In the anime

Larvitar first appeared in Pikachu's PikaBoo. Pikachu and co. invited Larvitar and its friends to a game of Hide 'n' Seek, though Larvitar refused. Later, it was feeling left out and viciously kicked a rock at a lawnmower (which went ridiculously haywire afterwards).

Ash had a Larvitar he hatched from an egg given to him by Professor Elm to deliver to its mother, living on Mt. Silver. Despite not being able to learn Harden in the games, Ash's Larvitar constantly did this when approached by anyone other than Ash or Pikachu prior to Mother of All Battles (EP?)

In Pinch Healing, a Larvitar was being babysat by a Poké-Sitter named Matt. Ash and his friends were helping him with his job. The Larvitar was shy, and used Sandstorm when confronted. By the end of the episode, however, it warmed up to the group, particularly May.

A Larvitar also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP258 Larvitar Ash's Pokédex Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon. Larvitar generally hatch deep within the earth and take a long time before coming to the surface.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Crystal's Arcanine was injured by attacked by a Larvitar five years prior to the plot of the volume, causing it to go on a rampage until Crystal calmed it down. The same Larvitar returned when Crystal returned to Mt. Mortar, tormenting Crystal and Arcanine until her Bayleef defeated it.

In the TCG

Main article: Larvitar (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it will fall asleep so it can grow.
Silver It is born deep underground. It can't emerge until it has entirely consumed the soil around it.
Crystal Born deep underground, this Pokémon becomes a pupa after eating enough dirt to make a mountain.
Stadium 2 It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it will fall asleep so it can grow.
Generation III
Ruby Larvitar is born deep under the ground. To come up to the surface, this Pokémon must eat its way through the soil above. Until it does so, Larvitar cannot see its parent's face.
Sapphire Larvitar is born deep under the ground. To come up to the surface, this Pokémon must eat its way through the soil above. Until it does so, Larvitar cannot see its parent's face.
Emerald A Larvitar is born deep under the ground. It must eat its way through the soil above and reach the surface for it to see its parents' faces.
FireRed It is born deep underground. It can't emerge until it has entirely consumed the soil around it.
LeafGreen It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it will fall asleep so it can grow.
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that eats soil. Once it has eaten a large mountain, it goes to sleep so it can grow.
Pearl A Pokémon that eats soil. Once it has eaten a large mountain, it goes to sleep so it can grow.
Platinum A Pokémon that eats soil. Once it has eaten a large mountain, it goes to sleep so it can grow.
HeartGold It feeds on soil. After it has eaten a large mountain, it will fall asleep so it can grow.
SoulSilver It is born deep underground. It can't emerge until it has entirely consumed the soil around it.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Mt. Silver
Crystal
Rare/Unlimited Mt. Silver (Day), Rocket Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Sevault Canyon
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade Wooper with Duking
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 207 (Poké Radar(Diamond only)
Platinum
Swarm Route 206
HeartGold SoulSilver
Unknown Safari Zone, Mt. Silver
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3
Secret Storage 15
Endless Level 10
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Southern Cavern (16F-26F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Northern Desert (1F-8F)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Peril Cliffs

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 41
41 - 102 78 - 199
Total: 300   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

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By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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Side game data

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Evolution

Larvitar
Unevolved
Larvitar
 Rock  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Pupitar
First evolution
Pupitar
 Rock  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 55


Tyranitar
Second evolution
Tyranitar
 Rock  Dark 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 246.png Spr 2s 246.png Spr 2c 246.gif Spr b 2g 246.png
Spr 2g 246 s.png Spr 2s 246 s.png Spr 2c 246 s.gif Spr b 2g 246 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 246.png Spr 3e 246.png Spr 3r 246.png Spr b 3r 246.png
Spr 3r 246 s.png Spr 3e 246 s.png Spr 3r 246 s.png Spr b 3r 246 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 246.png Spr 4d 246.png Spr 4h 246.png Spr b 4d 246.png
Spr 4d 246 s.png Spr 4d 246 s.png Spr 4h 246 s.png Spr b 4d 246 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 246.png Spr 5b 246.png Spr b 5b 246.png
Spr 5b 246 s.png Spr 5b 246 s.png Spr b 5b 246 s.png
Larvitar For other sprites and images, please see Larvitar images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

It appears to share similarities with dinosaurs.

Its penchant for eating mountains, fences, or probably anything else may come from the legend of the Tarasque.

Name origin

Larvitar's name is based on larva. Its Japanese name may be a combination of 幼児 yōji, baby or child, or 幼生 yōsei, larva, and 嫌い kirai, hate, or Anguirus, a Japanese kaijū.

In other languages

  • German: Larvitar
  • French: Embrylex - From embrillion (embryo) and silex (flint).
  • Korean: 애버라스 Aebeoraseu

Related articles

External links

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#247: Pupitar Pupitar
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