Red's Tyrogue

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バルキー Balkie
Poké Ball
Red Tyrogue PM.png
Debuts in Togepi's Determination!
Caught at Unknown
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Nature Unknown
Traded in Togepi's Determination!
Original Trainer Pokémon Fan Club President
Traded for Red's Togepi
Released in PMHGSS23
Current location Unknown
This Pokémon has not evolved.

Tyrogue (Japanese: バルキー Balkie) belongs to Red. He is level-headed and the only one of Red's team who is actually concerned with training and battling. This often gets him into fights with Clefairy.


With the Fan Club President

Tyrogue first appeared as the Pokémon Fan Club President's Pokémon where he jumped down from a high wall only to hurt himself. Later, when Clefairy held out a box, Tyrogue appeared out of the box that was an exit to an underground area. When the Fan Club President and Togepi left, Tyrogue stayed behind, much to Red's and his Pokémon's surprise.

Red and Tyrogue

With Red


In Operation: Capture Vileplume, as Red, Clefairy and Pikachu were trying to get used to having Tyrogue on their team, Tyrogue gave out many pointers to where Vileplume could be. This began the fights with Clefairy and Tyrogue. In the end when they went to the hospital, it turned out that Vileplume was there all this time which led Clefairy in chasing after Tyrogue.

In Tyrogue's In Love?!, Tyrogue found a love interest in Jasmine. He fought her Steelix over Jasmine's love. In Defeat Chuck Style Martial Arts!!, Tyrogue battles Chuck's Primeape but due to Primeape being well-trained, Tyrogue could not defeat it.

In The Ultimate Battle...?!, Tyrogue was forced to work with Clefairy as Clefairy could not handle Dragonair by himself.


Tyrogue went to Hoenn along with Red, Clefairy and Pikachu in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire. In I Won't Let You Lead!!, he is challenged by Professor Birch to various contests. Due to Clefairy's foolishness, Tyrogue did not manage to win any. In the next chapter, he plans out a rescue mission in order to get Pikachu after Pikachu was taken by Ruby.


Tyrogue then went to Sinnoh in Pocket Monsters DP.


Tyrogue went back to Johto in Pocket Monsters HGSS. He stayed with the group until PMHGSS23 where he stayed behind with his brothers, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Hitmontop.

Personality and characteristics

Tyrogue is very different from Clefairy and Pikachu as Tyrogue is the only one that actually cares about training and battling. Due to this, he often fights with Clefairy as Clefairy is the complete opposite. Despite their opinions about each other, Tyrogue ends up working with Clefairy when an opponent that is too strong is impossible to beat as shown when he couldn't take on Clair's Dragonair by himself.

Moves used

Red Tyrogue Rock Smash PM.png
Using Rock Smash
Move First Used In
Rock Smash The Ultimate Battle...?!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • The trade that occurred between Red and the Pokémon Fan Club President is similar to the one in the games where the player receives a Fighting-type Pokémon. However, the Pokémon traded and location are different.

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