Tatsugiri (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Tatsugiri
Mimicry Pokémon
シャリタツ
Syaritatsu
#0978
Curly Form
Curly Form
Droopy Form
Droopy Form
Stretchy Form
Stretchy Form



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Type
Dragon Water
Unknown Unknown
Droopy Form
Unknown Unknown
Stretchy Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Commander Cacophony
Droopy Form
Cacophony
Stretchy Form
Storm Drain
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Droopy Form
Cacophony
Stretchy Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
100 (21.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
8995 - 9251 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Curly Form
0'0" 0 m
Droopy Form
0'0" 0 m
Stretchy Form
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
17.6 lbs. 8.0 kg
Curly Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Droopy Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Stretchy Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Curly Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Droopy Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Stretchy Form
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
Shape
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
File:F0978.png None.png
Droopy Form
Pokédex color
Pink
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
50
External Links

Tatsugiri (Japanese: シャリタツ Syaritatsu) is a dual-type Dragon/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has three different forms: Curly Form, Droopy Form, and Stretchy Form.

Tatsugiri interacts with Dondozo in Double Battles via its signature Ability, Commander, and Dondozo's signature move, Order Up.

Biology

Tatsugiri is a small piscine dragon Pokémon that comes in three forms. All forms share the same basic physiology, with two large eyes, long pectoral fins, a wavy dorsal fin, and a split tail fin. All forms also have a white throat sac, which resembles a bed of rice when inflated; Tatsugiri inflates its throat sac to camouflage itself. The major difference between each form of Tatsugiri is its colors and the poses it makes. Curly Form Tatsugiri is orange with darker orange splotches all over its body and a white underbelly, and it often assumes an upcurled stance. Droopy Form Tatsugiri is mostly pink, with white colorations on its belly and fins; true to its name, it tends to droop on its throat sac. Stretchy Form Tatsugiri is a solid yellow, except for its white throat sac; it assumes a straight, horizontal pose. It is said that Tatsugiri's various forms are an adaptation to suit the preferences of its prey.

Although relatively weak, Tatsugiri is one of the most intelligent dragon Pokémon. It baits prey such as bird Pokémon by playing dead. When its prey approaches, Tatsugiri then commands its partner, Dondozo, to attack. The Dondozo follows the orders of its Tatsugiri partner loyally, and provides the Tatsugiri protection and shelter with its large mouth, in exchange for a greater chance at catching prey.

Tatsugiri is the only known Pokémon that can have Commander as an Ability.

A giant Tatsugiri, together with a giant Dondozo, are both known as the False Dragon Titan, one of the Titan Pokémon found in the Paldea region.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Tatsugiri (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#375
Curly Form
Scarlet This is a small dragon Pokémon. It lives inside the mouth of Dondozo to protect itself from enemies on the outside.
Violet Tatsugiri is an extremely cunning Pokémon. It feigns weakness to lure in prey, then orders its partner to attack.
Droopy Form
Scarlet This species’ differing colors and patterns are apparently the result of Tatsugiri changing itself to suit the preferences of the prey it lures in.
Violet This Pokémon tricks its opponents by playing dead. It is small and weak, but it uses its smarts to survive.
Stretchy Form
Scarlet Bird Pokémon are its main prey. This Pokémon knows it’s weak, so it hunts with a partner.
Violet It's one of the most intelligent dragon Pokémon. It camouflages itself by inflating its throat sac.


Pokedex Image Tatsugiri SV.png
Tatsugiri in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Casseroya LakeFormer Titan (Only one, appears after defeating the False Dragon Titan) (Curly Form)
Casseroya Lake (All Forms)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
68
128 - 175 246 - 340
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Total:
475
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
066 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1717 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2323 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3434 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
3939 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
4343 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4747 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
5252 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tatsugiri
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tatsugiri

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM100Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM169Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tatsugiri
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tatsugiri

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
  • 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 Tatsugiri in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tatsugiri
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tatsugiri

Side game data

Evolution

Curly Form

0978Tatsugiri.png
Unevolved
Tatsugiri
Curly Form
 Dragon  Water 


Droopy Form

0978Tatsugiri-Droopy.png
Unevolved
Tatsugiri
Droopy Form
 Dragon  Water 


Stretchy Form

0978Tatsugiri-Stretchy.png
Unevolved
Tatsugiri
Stretchy Form
 Dragon  Water 


Sprites

Trivia

Origin

Tatsugiri seems to be based on sushi, specifically the nigirizushi (a type of sushi shaped by hands, instead of rolled): Curly Form resembles a shrimp nigiri, Droopy Form resembles a tuna nigiri, and Stretchy Form resembles an egg or urchin nigiri. Likewise, Shiny Curly Form resembles an eel nigiri, Shiny Droopy Form resembles a halibut or squid nigiri, and Shiny Stretchy Form resembles a salmon nigiri. Tatsugiri also somewhat resembles the koi fish, which like Tatsugiri has many colored varieties.

Tatsugiri's habit of entering the mouth of a Dondozo is a possible reference to mouth-brooding, a parenting style performed by some species of catfish where the parent fish will keep their offspring safe by holding them inside their mouth. Tatsugiri's Dragon type and curved posture may be a reference to Shachihoko, or the East Asian cultural association of koi (and carp in general) with dragons.

Tatsugiri and Dondozo's synergy together seem to reference the common "Brains and Brawn" team-up trope in media, as Tatsugiri is physically weak but really intelligent, and acts as the boss for the more powerful Dondozo.

Name origin

Tatsugiri may be a combination of 竜 tatsu (Japanese for dragon) and 握り寿司 nigirizushi.

Syaritatsu may be a combination of シャリ shari (sushi rice) and 竜 tatsu.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese シャリタツ Syaritatsu From シャリ shari and tatsu
France Flag.png French Nigirigon From 握り寿司 nigirizushi and dragon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tatsugiri Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Nigiragi From 握り寿司 nigirizushi and dragon
Italy Flag.png Italian Tatsugiri Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 싸리용 Ssariyong From the transcription of Japanese name and 용 (龍) yong
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 米立龍 / 米立龙 Mǐlìlóng From 米粒 mǐlì and 龍 / 龙 lóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 米立龍 Máihlahplùhng From 米粒 máihlāp and lùhng


Curly Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese そったすがた Sotta Sugata
Chinese Cantonese 上弓姿勢 Seuhnggūng Jīsai
Mandarin 上弓姿勢 / 上弓姿势 Shànggōng Zīshì
France Flag.png French Forme Courbée
Germany Flag.png German Gebogene Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Arcuata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 젖힌 모습 Jeothin Moseup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Curvada
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างโค้ง

Droopy Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese たれたすがた Tareta Sugata
Chinese Cantonese 下垂姿勢 Hahsèuih Jīsai
Mandarin 下垂姿勢 / 下垂姿势 Xiàchuí Zīshì
France Flag.png French Forme Affalée
Germany Flag.png German Hängende Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Adagiata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 늘어진 모습 Ner-eojin Moseup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Lánguida
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างย้อย

Stretchy Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese のびたすがた Nobita Sugata
Chinese Cantonese 平挺姿勢 Pìhngtíhng Jīsai
Mandarin 平挺姿勢 / 平挺姿势 Píngtǐng Zīshì
France Flag.png French Forme Raide
Germany Flag.png German Gestreckte Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Tesa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뻗은 모습 Ppeodeun Moseup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Recta
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างยืด


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External links

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