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Tirtouga (Pokémon)

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Cofagrigus #563: Cofagrigus
Pokémon
#565: Carracosta Carracosta
Tirtouga
Prototurtle Pokémon
プロトーガ
Protoga
#564
Tirtouga

Tirtouga

Tirtouga

Tirtouga
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Solid Rock or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Tirtouga

Mega Tirtouga Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
36.4 lbs. 16.5 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
#564
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#070/#126
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
71
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F564.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Tirtouga resembles a baby leatherback sea turtle. Its body is blue with black spots on the edges of its flippers. Its black shell has six circular indentations in it. It has a black upper beak and a mask that covers most of its head. It has a light blue patch underneath its eyes. Tirtouga's shell is very tough, and it can dive down to depths of as much as 1000 meters. Tirtouga was known to actively hunt for prey to the extent that it would go on land to reach them. Tirtouga lived in the oceans long ago and is now extant only by reviving it from fossils.

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

Tirtouga in Pokémon Adventures

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 Costa. 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 About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Y Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Cover Fossil
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Cover Fossil
Dream World
Sparkling Sea*
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Cover Fossil

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace, Magnagate dungeons, Dreamy Island, Rusty Mountain, Silent Tundra,
Moonlit Forest (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Tirtouga Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

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 VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 Ancient Power 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
5050 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tirtouga obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 06060 095}}95% 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 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 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
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MudkipMarshtompSwampertPiplupPrinplupTirtouga
CarracostaStunfisk
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlLaprasSphealSealeoWalrein
ShellosGastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrCorsola
FeebasTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Wooper Guard Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseShellderCorsolaClamperl Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
ArchenArcheops Rock Throw Rock Physical 50 90% 15
KrabbyKinglerDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooper
Quagsire
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckTentacool
TentacruelSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraid
MantineWingullPelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyss
ShellosGastrodonDucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakie
FrogadierGreninjaSkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
ShellderMudkipClamperlHuntailGorebyssPiplup
PrinplupEmpoleonBuizelFloatzel
Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tirtouga 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 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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

564Tirtouga.png
Unevolved
Tirtouga
 Water  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 37
565Carracosta.png
First evolution
Carracosta
 Water  Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 564.png Spr b 5b 564.png Spr 5b 564.png Spr b 5b 564.png
Spr 5b 564 s.png Spr b 5b 564 s.png Spr 5b 564 s.png Spr b 5b 564 s.png
Front Back Front Back
564MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tirtouga images on the 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

Cofagrigus #563: Cofagrigus
Pokémon
#565: Carracosta Carracosta


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