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Tirtouga (Pokémon)

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Cofagrigus #563: Cofagrigus
Pokémon
#565: Carracosta Carracosta
Tirtouga
プロトーガ Protoga
#564
564Tirtouga.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Water Rock
Category
Prototurtle Pokémon
Abilities
Solid Rock or Sturdy Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#070 #126
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
36.4 lbs.
Imperial
16.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F564.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Water 3 groups
31 cycles
(7905 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 71 Battle Exp.: 711*

Tirtouga (Japanese: プロトーガ Protoga) is a Water/Rock Fossil Pokémon.

It is resurrected from a Cover Fossil and evolves into Carracosta starting at level 37.

Biology

Physiology

Tirtouga resembles a baby sea turtle, or more specifically a leatherback. Many less armored places on Tirtouga's body, such as its flippers, are blue. It has a black upper beak and “mask”, and black spots on the edges of its front flippers as well. Its black shell has six circular indentations in it.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Tirtouga's shell is very tough, and it can dive down to depths of as much as 1000 meters.

Behavior

Habitat

Tirtouga once lived in the oceans long ago, sometimes coming ashore to eat. Today, the Pokémon is considered extinct.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Tirtouga are Omnivorous. They are known to eat fruit, and are thought to come onto the shore and hunt prey.

In the anime

Tirtouga in the anime

Major appearances

Tirtouga made its TV debut in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1. The same Tirtouga appeared in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2 where it evolved into Carracosta.

Minor appearances

Tirtouga made its debut appearance in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW076 Tirtouga Ash's Pokédex Tirtouga, the Prototurtle Pokémon. Tirtouga can dive underwater to half-mile depths,and can also attack onshore.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Marshal owned a Tirtouga sometime before arriving in Nimbasa City. Because of its hard-to-control nature, he released it the day before meeting Black and White. It was later captured by Black and named Goura. Under Black's ownership, it eventually evolved.

In the TCG

Main article: Tirtouga (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 Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
White About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Black 2 This Pokémon was restored from a fossil. It swam skillfully and dove to depths beyond half a mile.
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
One Revive from Cover Fossil
Black 2 White 2
One Revive from Cover Fossil
Dream World
Sparkling Sea*
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace, Magnagate dungeons, Dreaming Island, Rust Mountain
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Nagashima Spa Land Tirtouga Japan Japanese 15 July 21 to ??? ??, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Wacan Berry Wacan Berry (100%)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 54
114 - 161 218 - 312
Attack: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Defense: 103
97 - 170 189 - 335
Sp.Atk: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 22
24 - 81 44 - 157
Total: 355   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 ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
00Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
055 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
088 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1111 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1818 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2121 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
2525 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 —% 10
2828 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3131 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
3535 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
3838 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
4141 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4545 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4848 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
5151 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tirtouga obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga
  • 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 Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
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 Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 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 Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
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
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MudkipMarshtompSwampertPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
TirtougaCarracostaStunfisk
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlLaprasSphealSealeoWalrein
ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrFeebas
TympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseShellderClamperl Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
ArchenArcheops Rock Throw Rock Physical 50 90% 15
KrabbyKinglerDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooper
Quagsire
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckTentacool
TentacruelSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraid
OctilleryMantineWingullPelipperMiloticHuntail
GorebyssShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
ShellderCloysterMudkipMarshtompSwampertClamperl
HuntailGorebyssPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonBuizel
Floatzel
Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tirtouga 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 Tirtouga in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 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
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tirtouga can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tirtouga cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sparkling Sea Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Sparkling Sea Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Tirtouga can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga

By events

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nagashima Spa Land Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Tirtouga can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga

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

Tirtouga
Unevolved
Tirtouga
 Water  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 37


Carracosta
First evolution
Carracosta
 Water  Rock 

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 564.png Spr 5b 564.png Spr b 5b 564.png
Spr 5b 564 s.png Spr 5b 564 s.png Spr b 5b 564 s.png
Tirtouga For other sprites and images, please see Tirtouga images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Unreleased tortoise Pokémon

Origin

Tirtouga appears to be based on a baby sea turtle, more specifically, a leatherback. It also may be based on Protostega, a large, prehistoric sea turtle that was smaller than the Archelon that Carracosta may be based on.

Name origin

Tirtouga may be a corruption of tortuga (Spanish for turtle, tir having a similar phonetic pronunciation to the tur in turtle) or derived from Tortuga (translated as Turtle Island in French and Spanish). It may also be a corruption of tartaruga, Italian and Portuguese for tortoise, seeing as turtles are closely related to tortoises.

Protoga may be a combination of Protostega (an extinct turtle species largest second to only the Archelon, which its evolution is based on) and tortuga.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese プロトーガ Protoga From Protostega
France Flag.png French Carapagos From carapace and Galápagos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tirtouga Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Galapaflos From Galápagos and Flosse
Italy Flag.png Italian Tirtouga Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프로토가 Peurotoga Transliteration of Japanese name



External links

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Pokémon
#565: Carracosta Carracosta


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