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Pupitar #247: Pupitar
Pokémon
#249: Lugia Lugia
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Tyranitar (disambiguation).
Tyranitar
バンギラス Bangiras
#248
248Tyranitar.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Rock Dark
Category
Armor Pokémon
Abilities
Sand Stream Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#251
Hoenn
#383
Unova
#294
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-195
Almia
R-122
Oblivia
R-218 N-089
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
445.3 lbs.
Imperial
202.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F248.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 218 Battle Exp.: 2181*

Tyranitar (Japanese: バンギラス Bangiras) is a dual-type Rock/Dark pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

It evolves from Pupitar starting at level 55. It is the final form of Larvitar.

Biology

Physiology

Tyranitar is a large dinosaur-like Pokémon. The couple of fangs in the upper and lower jaws, and the fingers and toes culminating in claws, contribute to the menacing appearance of this Pokémon.

However, this Pokémon's most prominent body feature is the green, armor-like hide that covers its body. Despite its tough appearance, this hide is flexible enough to allow movement. Many spikes protrude from the back of its head, neck, shoulders and the tip of the tail. The armor also presents a couple of holes at the knees and the back, and four holes at the chest. There are also two blue rhombus-shaped pieces of armor that cover the creature’s belly and back. Looking closely, this Pokémon resembles a combination of its pre-evolutions.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Like some Dragon Pokémon, Tyranitar is capable of learning various elemental attacks, such as Surf, Flamethrower, and Thunderbolt. It can also learn some Dragon-type moves, such as Dragon Claw, and can also learn all three of the elemental fang moves. Because it's a fully-evolved Pokémon, Tyranitar can learn Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Like Ursaring, Tyranitar are dangerous Pokémon who are quite protective of their young. They are extremely strong, and their thick, rocky hides give them a good resistance. Because of this, they are always looking forward for a battle, and will not flinch at anything. Despite this, or possibly because the underside of Tyranitar's foot may be somewhat less well-armored than the rest of its body, it can have thorns stuck in its feet in which case the pain can cause it to become angry. If enraged, Tyranitar sets off outstanding earthquakes that can completely change the entire landscape, often representing a major headache for cartographers causing them to redraw maps. Tyranitar is known to display affection to persons that have been helpful to it by nuzzling them.

Habitat

Tyranitar are very rare in the wild. They live in the mountains and can be found in Unova.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Tyranitar in the anime

Major appearances

Tyranitar first appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest. It was captured in a Dark Ball and used by the Iron-Masked Marauder.

When Ash and company entered the mind of Ash's Larvitar during Address Unown, they saw a vision of Larvitar being separated from its Tyranitar mother. That Tyranitar was seen during the following episode.

A Pupitar belonging to Rico evolved into Tyranitar in A Poached Ego.

Minor appearances

Multiple Tyranitar appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies.

A Tyranitar appeared in the opening of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea under the ownership of Rebecca where it battled against Brendan's Swampert.

Tyranitar along with its teammates had a cameo in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!. They were considered for the job of rescuing Big Brother Pikachu but were unavailable as they were already on another mission.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part Two, a Tyranitar was among the Pokémon used to attack Dawn, Brock, Officer Jenny and Kellyn.

A Tyranitar appeared in A Faux Oak Finish!, where it was angry because it had a splinter in its foot. Professor Oak was able to connect with the Tyranitar and pull the splinter out.

Another Tyranitar appeared in Dressed for Jess Success!, where it was one of the Pokémon that entered the Lilypad Town Pokémon Contest.

A Tyranitar appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A fake yet realistic Tyranitar was used for a movie in An Epic Defense Force!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP264 Tyranitar Ash's Pokédex Tyranitar, the Armor Pokémon. Tyranitar has a heavily armored body that can withstand powerful attacks and is able to crush a mountain with one hand.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lance's Tyranitar

Prior to the events of Volume 8, Silver was given a Pupitar from Lance. It evolved into Tyranitar prior to Silver's showdown with Gold in Volume 9. Silver remarked that Tyranitar's level was so high that "even I can't control it," likely referencing the tendency for traded Pokémon to disobey. Silver eventually returned Tyranitar to Lance, deeming himself still unsuitable to own it.

Thorton rented a Tyranitar for use in his battle against Platinum in VS. Seedot.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Main article: Team A.C.T.

The Tyranitar from Team A.C.T. appears in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga. He, along with his teammates, is a role model of Mudkip and tries to rescue him when he mistakenly believes that Ginji is a threat to Mudkip's safety.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black unseals the Black Tyranitar which is Cianwood's legendary Pokémon that once wrecked havoc in the Johto region many years ago. After being unsealed, it does the same thing it did in the past. In the end, Gold manages to seal it back with the help of Eusine and Black.

In the TCG

Main article: Tyranitar (TCG)
Main article: Dark Tyranitar

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 body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Silver Extremely strong, it can change the landscape. It has an insolent nature that makes it not care about others.
Crystal In just one of its mighty hands, it has the power to make the ground shake and mountains crumble.
Stadium 2 Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Generation III
Ruby Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. This Pokémon wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
Sapphire
Emerald A Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. It roams in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
FireRed It has an impudent nature. Having great strength, it can even change surrounding landforms.
LeafGreen Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Generation IV
Diamond If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
SoulSilver Extremely strong, it can change the landscape. It has an insolent nature that makes it not care about others.
Generation V
Black If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
White
Black 2 The quakes caused when it walks make even great mountains crumble and change the surrounding terrain.
White 2
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 Pupitar
Crystal
None Evolve Pupitar
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Pupitar
Colosseum
One Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
None Evolve Pupitar
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Pupitar (Diamond only)
Platinum
None Evolve Pupitar
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Pupitar
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 15 (rustling grass)
Black 2 White 2
Rare Route 15 (rustling grass)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 20
Forever Level 69
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Pupitar
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Quicksand Pit (B2-B10)
Pokémon Ranger Go-Rock Squad Base
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island
Fire Temple
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Rugged Flats (Post-ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Tyranitar English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Bryant Park Tyranitar English United States 70 August 8, 2006
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Tyranitar Japanese Japan 100 September 15 to October 28, 2012
B2W2 Strongest Class Pokémon Gift Tyranitar Korean South Korea 100 February 24 to April 20, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Focus Sash Focus Sash (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 134
125 - 204 245 - 403
Defense: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 61
59 - 124 114 - 243
Total: 600   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
2/2 ★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
17/18 ★★★

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 ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
055 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
1010 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
1414 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1919 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
2323 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
3434 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4141 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4747 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5454 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
6363 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
7373 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
8282 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tyranitar obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 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 TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
CranidosRampardosAxewFraxureHaxorus Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra Curse Ghost Status —% 10
AxewFraxureHaxorus Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidos
Rampardos
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAronLaironAggron
ShieldonBastiodon
Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
AronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
AxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigon Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
NidokingCuboneMarowakRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
LarvitarPupitarTyranitarAronLaironAggron
TurtwigGrotleTorterraCranidosRampardosShieldon
BastiodonGibleGabiteGarchomp
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
LickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorWhismur
LoudredExploudTropius
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tyranitar 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 Tyranitar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - 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 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tyranitar can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tyranitar cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
246 Stealth RockBW Rock Status —% 20
246 SuperpowerBW Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • 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!
 Trozeiani248.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP248.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let us fight! For our victory!
26%-50% HP This is worrisome... My health should be down by half so soon?
1%-25% HP I'm fainting... I lack power...
Level up There! I've leveled up! I'll keep gaining power this way!
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 There! I've leveled up! I'll keep gaining power this way!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP248.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Rock  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 300 Max. exp.: 340
Browser entry  
Tyranitar shoots a beam from its mouth. It also shakes its body to trigger quakes.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Rock  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry  
It is a vicious Pokémon that triggers rockfalls and shoots beams from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Rock  Rock Assist.png
( Rock )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
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
PPW248.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Tyranitar is all set to show anyone in the Granite Zone his superior skills at Rhyperior's Bumper Burn.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2248.png Strong: Oshawott icon.pngSnivy icon.png Weak: Tepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Ever since Conkeldurr scolded him for his reckless behavior, he respects Conkeldurr like a father. He does this even though he sometimes rebels against him.
PCP248.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Stone Edge
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Frighten
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Tenacity
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Last Bastion
Evolves from Pupitar when its Attack is 132 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Kageie, Katsuyori, and Sōun

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 248.png Spr 2s 248.png Spr 2c 248.gif Spr b 2g 248.png
Spr 2g 248 s.png Spr 2s 248 s.png Spr 2c 248 s.gif Spr b 2g 248 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 248.png Spr 3e 248.png Spr 3r 248.png Spr b 3r 248.png
Spr 3r 248 s.png Spr 3e 248 s.png Spr 3r 248 s.png Spr b 3r 248 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 248.png Spr 4d 248.png Spr 4h 248.png Spr b 4d 248.png
Spr 4d 248 s.png Spr 4d 248 s.png Spr 4h 248 s.png Spr b 4d 248 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 248.png Spr 5b 248.png Spr b 5b 248.png
Spr 5b 248 s.png Spr 5b 248 s.png Spr b 5b 248 s.png
Tyranitar For other sprites and images, please see Tyranitar images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Tyranitar has the highest base stat total of all Rock-type Pokémon despite being a non legendary Pokémon. It shares the trait with Crobat.
    • It should be noted that there is no Poison-type legendary Pokémon (besides Arceus while holding a Toxic Plate), while two Rock-type legendary Pokémon exist: Regirock and Terrakion.
  • Tyranitar is tied with Darkrai and Hydreigon for highest base stat total of all Dark-type Pokémon.
    • Tyranitar has the highest base Attack stat of all Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Tyranitar has more type weaknesses than any other fully evolved pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
  • Tyranitar is the only Pokémon that is not a Ground type to learn Earthquake by leveling up. This may be because it evolves from a Pokémon that is part Ground type.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Tyranitar.
  • Tyranitar shares the same species with Donphan. They are both known as the Armor Pokémon.
  • Tyranitar is one of the few Pokémon introduced in Generation II who, in Pokémon Firered, does not have the same entry as it does in Pokémon Silver.
  • Tyranitar in the anime seem to be linked to Pokémon poachers. Three poachers owned a Tyranitar while another sought after one.
  • The Tyranitar from the 4th movie shares the same roar with Dialga from movies 10, 11 and 12.
  • Tyranitar is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that isn't used by someone in the Pokémon World Tournament Champions Tournament (Steven uses Metagross, Cynthia uses Garchomp, and Lance uses Dragonite, Salamence, and Hydreigon).

Origin

Tyranitar seems to be based on Godzilla, a kaiju known for its strength, tough skin and ability to shoot beams from its mouth. Godzilla itself was designed by combining three dinosaurs: Iguanodon, Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus.

Name origin

Tyranitar is derived from tyrant or Tyrannosaurus (derived from the same root).

Bangiras may be a combination of 野蛮 yaban (savage) or 蛮 ban (barbarian) and 嫌い kirai (hate). Giras may derive from Gojira, the Japanese name for the character Godzilla, or Angiras, the Japanese name for the character Anguirus. Both are dinosaur-like tokusatsu movie monsters that share some characteristics with Tyranitar.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バンギラス Bangiras From 蛹野蛮 yaban, ban, 嫌い kirai, Godzilla, and Angiras
France Flag.png French Tyranocif From tyran or Tyrannosaurus and nocif
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tyranitar Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Despotar From Despot
Italy Flag.png Italian Tyranitar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마기라스 Magiraseu From 만 (蠻) man and Angiras. May contain 마 (魔) ma, which refers to one of its type.


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External links

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