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Palpitoad (Pokémon)

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Tympole #535: Tympole
Pokémon
#537: Seismitoad Seismitoad
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Palpitoad (disambiguation).
Palpitoad
ガマガル Gamagaru
#536
536Palpitoad.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Water Ground
Category
Vibration Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Hydration Water Absorb
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#042 #229
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
37.5 lbs.
Imperial
17.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F536.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 134 Battle Exp.: 1341*

Palpitoad (Japanese: ガマガル Gamagaru) is a dual-type Water/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Tympole starting at level 25 and evolves into Seismitoad starting at level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Palpitoad is a dual-type, Water- and Ground-type Pokémon with primarily blue coloration. There are various bumps, ringed with black and possessing blue centers, on its head and approximately where its forelimbs would be. Palpitoad have cream undersides that are rimmed in black coloration, and their tapered tails are small and white.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The lumps on its head can vibrate to cause waves and earthquakes. It possesses a long, sticky tongue that it uses to eat its prey.

Behavior

Habitat

Palpitoad live both above and under water.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Palpitoad eat prey by ensnaring them with its long, sticky tongue.

In the anime

Palpitoad in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Palpitoad

A Palpitoad appeared in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, when it commanded a group of Tympole to attack Ash's Oshawott, who was trying to retrieve seaweed to heal its poisoned friends. After they failed scaring Oshawott away, it fights Oshawott alongside a Stunfisk, only for both to be captured by Ash and Cilan respectively.

Other

Another Palpitoad under the ownership of Clay appeared in Battling the King of the Mines!. It defeated Ash's Oshawott in a Gym battle, but was defeated by Ash's Snivy.

Minor appearances

Palpitoad made its debut in Ash and Trip's Third Battle!. Trip was trying to capture the Vibration Pokémon, but it managed to escape due to Ash's clumsiness.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW031 Palpitoad Ash's Pokédex Palpitoad, the Vibration Pokémon. Palpitoad can live both underwater and on dry land. It captures prey by using its long sticky tongue.
BW032 Palpitoad Ash's Pokédex Palpitoad, the Vibration Pokémon. Palpitoad's long, sticky tongue is used to capture prey. It lives both on land and in the water.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Clay has a Palpitoad which was first seen guarding the Dark Stone along with Clay's other Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Palpitoad (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.
White It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to capture prey.
Black 2 It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to immobilize its opponents.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Common Icirrus City (in water), Route 8, Moor of Icirrus
Not present in winter
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Wellspring Cave, Pinwheel Forest, Icirrus City, Route 8, Moor of Icirrus
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Sun-Dappled Bank, Shimmering Lake, World Axle - B2F

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Persim Berry Persim Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Total: 384   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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
00Start Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
055 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
099 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
1212 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1616 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
2020 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
2323 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
2828 Muddy Water Water Special 09595 08585% 10
3333 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4242 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
4747 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
5151 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Palpitoad obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Corsola Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperSurskitPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlWooperQuagsireMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonStunfisk
Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonStunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
SphealSealeoWalrein Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSeel
DewgongLaprasWooperQuagsireSphealSealeo
WalreinRelicanthBidoofBibarelStunfisk
Sleep Talk* Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonDucklettSwannaAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Palpitoad in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Palpitoad in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Gastro Acid Poison Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Palpitoad can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Palpitoad cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Tympole
Unevolved
Tympole
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25


Palpitoad
First evolution
Palpitoad
 Water  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Seismitoad
Second evolution
Seismitoad
 Water  Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 536.png Spr 5b 536.png Spr b 5b 536.png
Spr 5b 536 s.png Spr 5b 536 s.png Spr b 5b 536 s.png
Palpitoad For other sprites and images, please see Palpitoad images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Palpitoad appears to be a combination of a toad tadpole and a loudspeaker. Its spherical "speakers" were probably inspired by toads' "warts" and poison glands, or the Surinam toad, an aquatic amphibian whose backs are covered in pockets that hold its eggs. Its Pokédex entry also mentions the fact that it creates vibrations underwater, also like the Surinam.

Name origin

Palpitoad is a combination of palpitation (pulsation) and toad.

Gamagaru may be a corruption of 蝦蟇 gamagaeru (Japanese Common Toad).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガマガル Gamagaru From 蝦蟇 gamagaeru.
France Flag.png French Batracné From batracien and acné.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Palpitoad Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mebrana From membran and Rana.
Italy Flag.png Italian Palpitoad Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두까비 Duggabi Corruption of 두꺼비 dukkeobi.


Related articles

External links

Tympole #535: Tympole
Pokémon
#537: Seismitoad Seismitoad


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