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==Trivia==
* Tympole shares some similarities with {{p|Poliwag}}; both are {{type|Water}} Pokémon based on tadpoles that first evolve at level 25, although Tympole does not reach its final evolution via an [[evolutionary stone]].
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* Tympole shares the same [[species]] name with {{p|Poliwag}}, {{p|Poliwhirl}}, and {{p|Poliwrath}}. They are all known as Tadpole Pokémon.
** It also shares the name "Tadpole Pokémon" with the members of the Poliwag evolutionary family: Poliwag, {{p|Poliwhirl}} and {{p|Poliwrath}}.
 
** Also, both lines have an evolutionary relative based on a frog or toad.
 
 
* Tympole's face has become a phenomenon on the popular Japanese online artist community {{wp|Pixiv}}.
 
* Tympole's face has become a phenomenon on the popular Japanese online artist community {{wp|Pixiv}}.
 
*Despite not being able to walk on land, Tympole can be found in grass patches just outside Pinwheel Forest.
 
*Despite not being able to walk on land, Tympole can be found in grass patches just outside Pinwheel Forest.

Revision as of 15:28, 7 December 2012

Conkeldurr #534: Conkeldurr
Pokémon
#536: Palpitoad Palpitoad
Tympole
オタマロ Otamaro
#535
535Tympole.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Hydration Water Absorb
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#041 #228
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
9.9 lbs.
Imperial
4.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F535.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 59 Battle Exp.: 591*

Tympole (Japanese: オタマロ Otamaro) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Palpitoad starting at level 25, which evolves into Seismitoad starting at level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Tympole is a round Water-type Pokémon with a circular, cream-colored face. Its eyebrows are shaped like two quarter notes. Its body is similar in coloration. It possesses blue and black-ringed bumps, like acoustic speakers, on its sides. Its tail is long, tapered, blue and tadpole-like.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Tympole's cheeks are able to vibrate high-pitched melodic sounds inaudible to humans. It communicates using these sound-waves and even notifies its friends of danger using them.

Behavior

Habitat

Tympole live in the water.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

A school of Tympole in the anime.

Major appearances

Tympole made its debut in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, when a group of them attacked Oshawott under water, trying to prevent it from getting the medicine to cure the team from the poisoning several Foongus inflicted, the school of Tympole ran away as Oshawott opened its eyes while using Razor Shell, the Tympole were being commanded by a wild Palpitoad.

Minor appearances

A Tympole made a very minor cameo near the end of Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!.

Multiple Tympole appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

N used a Tympole to battle Black in Accumula Town. It was eventually defeated by Black's Tep.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures Listening to Pokémon Tympole emits rhythmic subsonic sound waves by vibrating its cheeks. These waves can be used to communicate.

In the TCG

Main article: Tympole (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 They warn others of danger by vibrating their cheeks to create a high-pitched sound.
White By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans. It uses the rhythm of these sounds to talk.
Black 2 By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger.
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 Outside Pinwheel Forest
Black 2 White 2
One Pinwheel Forest*
Dream World
Pleasant Forest*
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

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

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: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Total: 294   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
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
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 Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
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
2727 Muddy Water Water Special 09595 08585% 10
3131 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
3434 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3838 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
4242 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
4545 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tympole obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tympole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tympole
  • 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 Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tympole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tympole

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
PoliwagPoliwhirlWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert
ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonStunfisk
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 Tympole 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 Tympole in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tympole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tympole

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 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 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tympole can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tympole cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tympole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tympole

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Tympole can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tympole
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tympole

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
PP2535.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
Magikarp bothers them, because he acts like a king. Seismitoad is the only idol for Tympole.
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 535.png Spr 5b 535.png Spr b 5b 535.png
Spr 5b 535 s.png Spr 5b 535 s.png Spr b 5b 535 s.png
Tympole For other sprites and images, please see Tympole images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Tympole shares the same species name with Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath. They are all known as Tadpole Pokémon.
  • Tympole's face has become a phenomenon on the popular Japanese online artist community Pixiv.
  • Despite not being able to walk on land, Tympole can be found in grass patches just outside Pinwheel Forest.
  • Although it is simulated as swimming in Pokédex 3D, Tympole does not display the bubbles effect that all other Pokémon simulated in an aquatic environment, such as Eelektrik and Stunfisk display. The reason for this is unknown.

Origin

Tympole appears to be a combination of a toad tadpole and a loudspeaker. Tympole's spherical "speakers" were probably inspired by toads' "warts" and poison glands, as well as the Surinam toad, an aquatic amphibian whose backs are covered in pockets that hold its eggs, or more likely, the typanum of a real-life frog, located in the same area. It is an eardrum-like body part the toad uses to hear. Its Pokédex entry also mentions the fact that it creates vibrations underwater, also like the Surinam. Its eyebrows resemble musical notes, specifically the quarter note, and the bumps on the side of its head are similar to headphones.

Name origin

Tympole may be a combination of timpani (a low-pitched drum-like sound or the sensation felt in the abdomen when a drum is struck), tympani (a type of drum), or tympanic membrane (eardrum; referring to the bumps on each side of its head), and tadpole. It may also involve tempo.

Otamaro may be a combination of おたまじゃくし otamajakushi (tadpole or musical notes) and まろ maro (an affectionate suffix or shaved eyebrows, the latter referring to the markings above its eyes).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese オタマロ Otamaro From おたまじゃくし otamajakushi and まろ maro
France Flag.png French Tritonde From triton and onde
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tympole Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schallquap From Schall and Kaulquappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Tympole Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 동챙이 Dongchaengi



External links

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