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Larvitar #246: Larvitar
Pokémon
#248: Tyranitar Tyranitar
Pupitar
Hard Shell Pokémon
サナギラス
Sanagiras
#247
Pupitar

Pupitar

Pupitar

Pupitar
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Ground
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Pupitar

Mega Pupitar Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
3'11″ 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
335.1 lbs. 152.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#247
Kanto
#250
Johto
#382
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#293
Unova
Mountain
#103
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-194
Fiore
R-121
Almia
R-217/N-088
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
144
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
144
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F247.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
35
External Links

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

Pupitar is encased inside a thick shell made of grayish-blue rock. Its red eyes can be seen through two holes in the shell, and two more holes directly above resemble eyebrows. The upper portion of its body it covered by a mask-like plate with four large spikes on either side. Three additional spikes protrude from its forehead. Since its arms and legs are developing inside the shell, Pupitar is capable of venting gas to propel itself around, and can generate enough forces to knock down mountains. Pupitar lives and moves freely around harsh mountain ranges.

In the anime

Pupitar in the anime

Major appearances

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

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

Minor appearances

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

Pupitar in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

Another Pupitar appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the TCG

Main article: Pupitar (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
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 Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
White
Black 2 This pupa flies around wildly by venting with great force the gas pressurized inside its body.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Y Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Larvitar
Crystal
Silver Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Larvitar
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Larvitar
Generation IV
Diamond
Evolve Larvitar
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Evolve Larvitar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Mt. Silver
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Route 15
Black 2 White 2
Route 15
Generation VI
X
Friend Safari (Rock)
Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave, Friend Safari (Rock)

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 Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Rugged Flats
Pokémon Conquest Terrera
Cragspur

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 VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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
6060 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
6767 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pupitar obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 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 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 Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 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 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrum
AmauraAurorus
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
CranidosRampardosAxewFraxureHaxorus Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
BergmiteAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
AxewFraxureHaxorus Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidos
Rampardos
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAronLaironAggron
ShieldonBastiodonBergmiteAvalugg
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
TyruntTyrantrum Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
LickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorWhismur
LoudredExploudTropiusTyruntTyrantrum
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pupitar in Generation VI
  • 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 Pupitar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pupitar can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pupitar cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • 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!
 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  
It triggers tremors and opens fissures that make Pokémon Paused.
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.
PCP247.png HP: ★★★ Move: Rock Slide
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Shed Skin
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Shield
Evolves from Larvitar when its Attack is 74 or higher

Evolves into Tyranitar when its Attack is 132 or higher

Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kageie, Katsuyori, and Sōun

Evolution

246Larvitar.png
Unevolved
Larvitar
 Rock  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 30
247Pupitar.png
First evolution
Pupitar
 Rock  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 55
248Tyranitar.png
Second evolution
Tyranitar
 Rock  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 247.png Spr b 2g 247.png Spr 2s 247.png Spr b 2g 247.png Spr 2c 247.gif Spr b 2c 247.png
Spr 2g 247 s.png Spr b 2g 247 s.png Spr 2s 247 s.png Spr b 2g 247 s.png Spr 2c 247 s.gif Spr b 2c 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 247.png Spr b 3r 247.png Spr 3e 247.gif Spr b 3r 247.png Spr 3r 247.png Spr b 3r 247.png
Spr 3r 247 s.png Spr b 3r 247 s.png Spr 3e 247 s.gif Spr b 3r 247 s.png Spr 3r 247 s.png Spr b 3r 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 247.png Spr b 4d 247.png Spr 4d 247.png Spr b 4p 247.png Spr 4h 247.png Spr b 4p 247.png
Spr 4d 247 s.png Spr b 4d 247 s.png Spr 4d 247 s.png Spr b 4p 247 s.png Spr 4h 247 s.png Spr b 4p 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 247.png Spr b 5b 247.png Spr 5b 247.png Spr b 5b 247.png
Spr 5b 247 s.png Spr b 5b 247 s.png Spr 5b 247 s.png Spr b 5b 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back
247MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pupitar images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

Spr b 2g 247 jp.png
Spr b 2g 247 s jp.png
Gold and Silver back sprites

Trivia

  • Pupitar is only Pokémon that undergoes metamorphosis-like evolution whose Defense base stat is not higher than its Attack. Instead, its Attack base stat is its highest stat.

Origin

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

Name origin

Pupitar is derived from pupa, the stage in some insects between the larval stage and adulthood.

Sanagiras may be a combination of 蛹 sanagi (pupa) 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 (kaiju) that share some characteristics with Tyranitar, its evolution.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サナギラス Sanagiras From sanagi, 嫌い kirai, Godzilla, and Angiras
France Flag.png French Ymphect From nymph and infecte. It may also have been named that way to resemble insecte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pupitar Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pupitar Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Pupitar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 데기라스 Degiraseu From 번데기 beondegi and Angiras.


External links

Larvitar #246: Larvitar
Pokémon
#248: Tyranitar Tyranitar


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