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Pupitar (Pokémon)

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Larvitar #246: Larvitar
Pokémon
#248: Tyranitar Tyranitar
Pupitar
サナギラス Sanagiras
#247
247Pupitar.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Rock Ground
Category
Hard Shell Pokémon
Ability
Shed Skin
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#250
Hoenn
#382
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-194
Almia
R-121
Oblivia
R-217 N-088
Height
3'11″
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
335.1 lbs.
Imperial
152.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F247.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 144 Battle Exp.: 1441*

Pupitar (Japanese: サナギラス Sanagiras) is a dual-type Rock/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Larvitar starting at level 30, and evolves into Tyranitar starting at level 55.

Biology

Physiology

Pupitar are somewhat large Pokémon that are encased inside a thick shell made of grayish-blue rock. They have several spikes and holes for eyes and what appears to be eyebrows, but are actually triangular openings. They appear much like other pupa Pokémon like Metapod and Kakuna, but are far from helpless, as they possess enough power to topple mountains. Since its arms and legs are developing inside the shell, Pupitar are capable of venting gas to propel themselves around.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

It is one of the few Pokémon not at its last stage of evolution to be able to wield a Hyper Beam. Pupitar is also capable of propelling itself through the air by venting pressurized gas.

Behavior

Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it compresses and forcefully ejects to propel itself like a jet or rocket.

Habitat

Despite being encased in a hard shell, Pupitar live and move freely around harsh mountain ranges.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Cruise, Ritchie's Pupitar

Major appearances

Ritchie has a Pupitar named Cruise which is seen from The Mystery is History! to A Promise is a Promise.

Minor appearances

Rico, a Pokémon Poacher, had a Pupitar that evolved into a Tyranitar in A Poached Ego!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP220 Pupitar Ash's Pokédex Pupitar, the Hard Shell Pokémon. Pupitar is encased in a nearly indestructible shell and has enough power to topple a mountain.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pupitar first appeared in one of Lance's flashbacks in Volume 12, where he first encountered Silver. He switched out Pupitar to counter the Pursuit from Silver's Murkrow.

In the TCG

Main article: Pupitar (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 Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Silver Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
Crystal It will not stay still, even while it's a pupa. It already has arms and legs under its solid shell.
Stadium 2 Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Generation III
Ruby Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it compresses and forcefully ejects to propel itself like a jet. The body is very durable - it avoids damage even if it hits solid steel.
Sapphire
Emerald A Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it ejects under compression to propel itself like a jet. Its body can withstand a collision with solid steel.
FireRed Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
LeafGreen Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Generation IV
Diamond Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
SoulSilver Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
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
None Evolve Larvitar
Crystal
Rare Silver Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Larvitar
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Larvitar
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Larvitar (Diamond only)
Platinum
None Evolve Larvitar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Silver Cave
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! Endless Level 63
Endless Level 70
Forever Level 13
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Freeze (3F-5F)
Buried Relic (60F-70F)
Southern Cavern (37F-45F)
Joyous Tower (62F-66F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Quicksand Cave (B1-B10)
Quicksand Pit (B1)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 51
50 - 113 96 - 221
Total: 410   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
13/17 ★★

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

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#D1C17D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani247.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP247.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%%
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm in a pupal stage, but I can jump around. No problem!
26%-50% HP Listen, my HP is down about halfway now.
1%-25% HP I'm pooped. I can't even hop about anymore...
Level up I leveled up! My shell grew even harder, too!
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! My shell grew even harder, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP247.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
( Rock )
Field move: None
Loops: 13 Min. exp.: 45 Max. exp.: 59
Browser entry  
Pupitar tackles with its spiky body and makes numerous rocks tumble down.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
( Ground )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It leaps around incredibly quickly while ramming to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ground  Ground Assist.png
( Ground )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
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
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

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 247.png Spr 2s 247.png Spr 2c 247.gif Spr b 2g 247.png
Spr 2g 247 s.png Spr 2s 247 s.png Spr 2c 247 s.gif Spr b 2g 247 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 247.png Spr 3e 247.png Spr 3r 247.png Spr b 3r 247.png
Spr 3r 247 s.png Spr 3e 247 s.png Spr 3r 247 s.png Spr b 3r 247 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 247.png Spr 4d 247.png Spr 4h 247.png Spr b 4d 247.png
Spr 4d 247 s.png Spr 4d 247 s.png Spr 4h 247 s.png Spr b 4d 247 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 247.png Spr 5b 247.png Spr b 5b 247.png
Spr 5b 247 s.png Spr 5b 247 s.png Spr b 5b 247 s.png
Pupitar For other sprites and images, please see Pupitar images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Not counted with Generation V Pokémon, Pupitar is currently the middle of the National Pokédex: there are 246 Pokémon before and after it.
  • Despite having no visible teeth, it still able to learn Bite and Crunch via level-up.
    • Also, although having no visible feet, which it sealed itself in the shell, it is able to learn Stomp via breeding.
  • Pupitar, along with Shelgon, are the only non-Bug Pokémon to go through metamorphosis-like evolution, as well as being pupa-like Pokémon. Both are able to learn Iron Defense via tutor-move, while their respective final evolution not. Both of their final forms (Tyranitar and Salamence) are pseudo-legendaries.
    • Despite this, its evolution line are still learn this move, only via breeding.
    • Also, it is only Pokémon that undergoes metamorphosis-like evolution that's defense base stat is not higher than its attack. Instead, its attack base stat is the highest.

Origin

Pupitar is based on a pupa, as it is between its evolutionary line's larval stage (Larvitar) and adulthood (Tyranitar).

Name origin

Pupitar's name is based on pupa, the stage in some insects between the larval stage and adulthood. Its Japanese name may be based on 蛹 sanagi, pupa, and 嫌い kirai, hate.

In other languages

  • German: Pupitar
  • French: Ymphect - From nymph and infecte (disgusting). It may also have been named that way to resemble insecte.
  • Korean: 데기라스 Degiraseu
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 沙基拉 Shā Jī Lā - Transliteration of its Japanese name.

External links

Larvitar #246: Larvitar
Pokémon
#248: Tyranitar Tyranitar
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