Terapagos (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Terapagos (disambiguation).
Terapagos
Tera Pokémon
テラパゴス
Terapagos
#1024
Normal Form
Normal Form
Terastal Form
Terastal Form
Stellar Form
Stellar Form



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Terastal Form
Unknown Unknown
Stellar Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Tera Shift
Normal Form
Tera Shell
Terastal Form
Teraform Zero
Stellar Form
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Terastal Form
Cacophony
Stellar Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Normal Form
1'00" 0.3 m
Terastal Form
5'07" 1.7 m
Stellar Form
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
14.3 lbs. 6.5 kg
Normal Form
35.3 lbs. 16.0 kg
Terastal Form
169.8 lbs. 77.0 kg
Stellar Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
90
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1-4
Normal Form
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Terastal Form
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Stellar Form
3
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
Body08.png
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
F1024.png F000.png
Terastal Form
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
50
External Links

Terapagos (Japanese: テラパゴス Terapagos) is a Normal-type Legendary Pokémon introduced during Generation IX, in The Indigo Disk expansion.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Terapagos has three forms: its Normal Form, its Terastal Form, and a unique Stellar-type Terastallized state referred to as its Stellar Form. When it enters a battle, it changes from its Normal Form into its Terastal Form through its Tera Shift Ability, and transforms from its Terastal Form into its Stellar Form upon Terastallizing.

Terastal Form Terapagos is the game mascot of The Indigo Disk, appearing in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.

Terapagos plays an important role in Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

Biology

Terapagos in its dormant state

In its Normal Form, Terapagos is a small reptilian Pokémon that resembles an indigo tortoise. Its head, legs, and tail stem from a cyan, hexagonal shell with the Terastal symbol on its back: a white hexagon with triangular extensions on each corner that connects it to the edges of its back. Its neck and legs each have a cyan star and ring rub, its feet each have three toes, and its tail is indigo with a cyan four-pointed star at the tip. It has two light blue eyes with rouge rimming and star-shaped pupils. It has a diamond-like pattern on its forehead and two diamonds hanging like earrings on both sides of its head. lastly, it has a "ponytail" made up of three segments of diamond-like shapes. The segments reduce in size as they get farther from the head and gain a purplish tint to them.

Normal Form Terapagos's protective shield

Normal Form Terapagos is said to have a splendid aura. It is a small and particularly weak Pokémon, but it is capable of assuming a dormant state when it needs to slumber or when its life is in danger, pulling its head, limbs, and tail into its shell and shrinking in size, which makes itself look like an ordinary jewel.[1] It also has the ability to crystallize the energy in its body to form a protective shield around itself when necessary, even in its dormant state. This species is seemingly able to live for millions of years while slumbering within its crystal shell. Terapagos inhabited the Paldea region in a bygone era. It was thought that this species went extinct, with it said to have been caught up in seismic shifts that occurred about 2,000,000 years ago. However, one Terapagos managed to survive by crystallizing its own body and going into hibernation in the Area Zero Underdepths, where it laid low until the present day.[2] According to Briar, Terapagos is made of Terastal energy. Terapagos assumes its Normal Form when not battling and moving around.

Normal Form Terapagos's timeline-altering mist

Heath is the one who discovered Terapagos and coined its name.[3] Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV did research on this Pokémon while in Area Zero. Terapagos appears to naturally cause glowing crystals to appear around it as it slumbers thanks to its ability to transform its own energy into hard crystals, which gave Area Zero the distinctive appearance it possesses. For a long time, many thought Terapagos was fake and that Heath had made it up, but Briar proved its existence by writing her own book, detailing the expedition she, Carmine, Kieran, and the player had in Area Zero Underdepths.

The Area Zero journals and the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV imply that Terapagos is responsible for the Terastal phenomenon, which is ultimately confirmed to be the case in the Pokédex. With the power of its crystals, Terapagos can bombard its foes with countless star-shaped projectiles. Terapagos also has the ability to alter timelines in some capacity, as seen both in the games and in the anime, and is able to bring humans and objects either from other points in the Pokémon world's timeline[4] or from other timelines altogether[5] to the point in time and space it currently is. When using its timeline-altering powers, a mist appears around the affected area; once it disappears, whatever was brought is sent back. The true limits of this power are currently unknown, but seems to affect humans and objects differently, as the player was able to keep the copy of the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV owned by the professor after the encounter at Kitakami's Crystal Pool. Due to the Terastal energy it produces, Terapagos appears to have some sort of connection to the Paradox Pokémon and is implied to be responsible for allowing advanced technologies, such as the professor's sophisticated AI and the "time machine", to exist in spite of human limitations.

Terapagos can give a Tera Orb the ability to Terastallize Pokémon with no charging drawbacks.[6] Terapagos is also the source and creator of the Stellar Tera Type, a unique Tera Type that contains the powers of each and every type.[7] Unlike other Pokémon, it will always receive the full benefits of the Stellar Tera Type, even outside of Tera Raid Battles.

Terapagos is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Tera Starstorm. Its Normal Form is also the only known Pokémon that can have Tera Shift as an Ability. Its Tera Type is fixed as Stellar and cannot be changed at the Treasure Eatery.

Forms

Terapagos has three forms: Normal Form, Terastal Form, and Stellar Form. Terapagos is capable of floating in its Terastal and Stellar forms.

Normal Form Terastal Form Stellar Form
1024Terapagos.png 1024Terapagos-Terastal.png HOME1024S.png
Terastal Form Terapagos
The type icons morphing on Terastal Form Terapagos's shell
Terastal Form Terapagos transforming while using Water Pulse

Terapagos can absorb the energy around itself in order to crystallize it and clad its body in a larger, sturdier shell. It also causes the rings on its legs to transform into fur, which forms a mane and three tails, thus transforming into its Terastal Form.

Terastal Form Terapagos is a reptilian Pokémon that resembles an indigo sea turtle. It now has two patches of voluminous, shiny fur: one near its head, vaguely forming a mane, and the other where its star-tipped tail used to be, vaguely forming three separate tails. The color of its fur varies between a greenish yellow and sky blue. Its hind legs have been fully covered by the fur, while only the toes of its front legs are visible, barely poking out of the mane. The eyes remain unchanged from the Normal Form's ones, but they are seen gleaming with the same hue as the fur. The diamond-shaped earrings and ponytail seem to have merged with Terapagos's head.

Terapagos's shell is composed of crystallized Terastal energy, with eighteen irregular pentagons on its surface, each decorated with symbols of varying shapes and colors in a way to resemble the eighteen types. The symbols morph back and forth to abstract shapes. On the center of its shell is a cyan, hexagonal protrusion adorned with the Terastal symbol, much like the small body of Normal Form Terapagos. The sides of its shell also have three obtuse pentagons each on the rim of the shell that are a solid light blue color. Kieran assumes Terapagos's Terastal Form is its true form; this, however, is currently unproven.

Normal Form Terapagos enters its Terastal Form when it is either in danger or about to battle. Its shell holds the power of every type, allowing it to temporarily distort type matchups and render all damage-dealing moves as ineffective.[8] The shell then absorbs the move's energy and transfers it back to Terapagos. When using specific beam-like attacks, Terapagos withdraws its hands and head into its shell, shapes its mane in a way it resembles its three tails, flies up, and shoots the beam from the gem in the center of its shell. In this form, it is known as "the indigo disk", due to its indigo coloration and disk-shaped shell.

Terastal Form Terapagos is the only known Pokémon that can have Tera Shell as an Ability.

Stellar Form Terapagos
Stellar Form Terapagos transforming while using Meteor Beam

When exposed to a Tera Orb, Terapagos will become Stellar-type, thus transforming into its Stellar Form.[9]

Stellar Form Terapagos glows with power and is fully coated by Terastal energy. Its true body is virtually identical to Terastal Form Terapagos and is seen floating above a dome-shaped energy field. The gem on the center of Terastal Form's shell has expanded outward into the shape of a crown bejeweled with rhombuses of varying colors. Atop of the crown-like structure lays a miniature version of Normal Form Terapagos and, above it, the Terastal symbol. Hexagonal gems orbit around Stellar Form Terapagos, each representing one of the eighteen types and bearing their respective icons and colors. This form is said to resemble the world as ancient humans saw it. In his journal, Heath described it as looking like a planet floating in space.

Terapagos has taken this form at least three times throughout history: in ancient times, during the Area Zero expedition (200 years ago), and in the present time. Its Terastal energy becomes so abnormally amplified that it actually appears to lose control and lash out due to its energy output. Due to having so much power, Stellar Form Terapagos also risks wreaking havoc to Paldea's ecosystem. While in this form, it was shown to resist going back into even the most powerful of Poké Balls, the Master Ball, destroying it in the process.

Stellar Form Terapagos is capable of absorbing Terastal energy from other Terastallized Pokémon, causing their Terastallized state to be undone earlier than intended. With it, it can create multiple Tera Shields and even change its type amidst battle, though this seems to be limited to only three times per battle. The hidden power within Stellar Form Terapagos is capable of reducing to zero all effects of weather and terrain. It has shown to be capable of shooting huge beams of pure Terastal energy at its foes. When using specific beam-like attacks, Stellar Form Terapagos will use all of its hexagonal gems in a certain formation to shoot the beam from it. In this form, it is also known as "the hidden treasure of Area Zero" due to its status as the secret treasure that was sought by the Paldean empire.

Stellar Form Terapagos is the only known Pokémon that can have Teraform Zero as an Ability.

Game data

Terapagos in The Indigo Disk

NPC appearances

Main article: Terapagos (game)


Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#240
Normal Form
Scarlet Terapagos protects itself using its power to transform energy into hard crystals. This Pokémon is the source of the Terastal phenomenon.
Violet It’s thought that this Pokémon lived in ancient Paldea until it got caught in seismic shifts and went extinct.
Terastal Form
Scarlet Upon sensing danger, it prepares itself for battle by creating a sturdy shell of crystallized Terastal energy.
Violet The shell is made of crystallized Terastal energy. When struck by a move, this shell absorbs the move’s energy and transfers it to Terapagos.
Stellar Form
Scarlet In this form, Terapagos resembles the world as the ancients saw it, and its Terastal energy is abnormally amplified.
Violet An old expedition journal describes the sight of this Pokémon buried in the depths of the earth as resembling a planet floating in space.


Pokédex Image Terapagos SV Blueberry.png
Terapagos in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Area Zero Underdepths (only one)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Normal Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
450
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.
Terastal Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
600
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.
Stellar Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
160
220 - 267 430 - 524
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
700
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
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Terapagos is available in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
011 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1010 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2020 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
3030 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
6060 Tera Starstorm Normal Special 120120 100100% 5
7070 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
8080 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
9090 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Terapagos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Terapagos

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
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM079Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM112Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM162Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM178Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM189Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM193Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM210Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM215Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM220Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Terapagos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Terapagos

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Terapagos
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Terapagos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Terapagos

Side game data

Normal Form

Pokémon GO
File:GO1024.png Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 126 Base Defense: 165
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Terastal Form

Pokémon GO
File:GO1024T.png Base HP: 216 Base Attack: 212 Base Defense: 224
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Stellar Form

Pokémon GO
File:GO1024S.png Base HP: 330 Base Attack: 259 Base Defense: 224
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Form data

Outside of battle, Terapagos is always in its Normal Form. When it enters a battle for the first time, it changes from its Normal Form into its Terastal Form through its signature Ability Tera Shift and will never change back to Normal Form until the battle ends, even if it faints. Terastal Form Terapagos also has Tera Shift replaced by its other signature Ability, Tera Shell. If Terapagos Terastallizes during a battle, it transforms into its Stellar Form, where Tera Shell is replaced by its third signature Ability, Teraform Zero. Its signature move Tera Starstorm also changes from Normal- to Stellar-type and targets both opponents in a Double Battle.

Terapagos cannot have its Tera Type changed from Stellar at the Treasure Eatery.

Default form
Terapagos
Normal Form
Terapagos
 Normal 


Activates Tera Shift
Terapagos
Terastal Form
Terapagos
 Normal 


Terastallization
Terapagos
Stellar Form
Terapagos
 Normal 

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME1024.png HOME1024 s.png
HOME1024T.png HOME1024T s.png
HOME1024S.png HOME1024S s.png
1024MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Terapagos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Normal Form Terapagos in the anime
Terastal Form Terapagos in the anime

Major appearances

Terapagos (anime)

Terapagos in its dormant state debuted in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), being used by Liko as a pendant before being properly revealed in its Normal Form in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part Two) right before returning to its dormant state. It briefly reawakened in The Future I Choose. In Fiery Galarian Moltres, it awakened permanently and is currently traveling with the Rising Volt Tacklers. Terapagos in its Terastal Form briefly appeared in Reunion at the Ancient Castle! as a sketch in Lucius's diary before properly appearing in HZ033.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
HZ024 Terapagos Roy's Pokédex No data.

In the manga

Normal Form Terapagos in Pocket Monsters (Kei Yamadaka)
Terastal Form Terapagos in Pocket Monsters (Kei Yamadaka)

Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~

Main article: Terapagos (anime)

Normal Form Terapagos appeared in PMLT02, playing the same role as it does in the anime.

Pocket Monsters ~Pucchigumi SP~

Main article: Terapagos (anime)

Terapagos appeared in both chapters of Pocket Monsters ~Pucchigumi SP~, playing the same role as it does in the anime.

Pocket Monsters ~The Detouring Volt Tacklers!!~

Main article: Terapagos (anime)

Terapagos appeared in DVT05, alongside Liko.

Pocket Monsters (Kei Yamadaka)

Main article: Terapagos (anime)

Terapagos appeared in HZM02 in its Normal Form and in HZM03 in its Terastal Form.

In the TCG

Main article: Terapagos (TCG)

Music

This is a list of music associated with Terapagos in the Pokémon games.

Games Location Song name Composition Arrangement
 S  V  When Terapagos awakens from its gem Terapagos Comes Back to Life Toby Fox, Rei Murayama, and Go Ichinose Hiromitsu Maeba
When battling Kieran's
Terapagos in the Underdepths
Battle! (Terapagos) Rei Murayama and Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
When Briar prompts Kieran
to Terastallize Terapagos
Conditions of the Hidden Treasure Toby Fox Hiromitsu Maeba
When Kieran attempts to
recall Terapagos to its Poké Ball
Terapagos Goes Rampage Toby Fox, Rei Murayama, and Go Ichinose Hiromitsu Maeba
When battling Stellar Form Terapagos Battle! (Terapagos - The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero) Rei Murayama, Toby Fox, and Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
When capturing the Terapagos Caught the Terapagos! Toby Fox Hiromitsu Maeba

Trivia

Stellar Form Terapagos Sketch in the Scarlet/Violet Books
  • Before the official reveal of Terapagos, a sketch of its Stellar Form appeared in the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV, drawn by Heath in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
  • Terapagos has several similarities to Eternatus. Both are Legendary Pokémon that are responsible for the special type of transformation (Dynamax/Gigantamax and Terastallization) found within their respective regions of origin (Galar and Paldea) after entering a state of dormancy sometime in the distant past. They also both have transformations exclusive to them related to these phenomena increasing their stats (Eternatus's Eternamax form and Terapagos's Stellar Form, though the former is unobtainable) and can absorb the energy needed to use these transformations from other Pokémon, thereby rendering them unavailable. They also each have a form that cannot be used by the player in battle with programmed stats (Eternatus’s Eternamax form and Terapagos’s Normal form, the latter of which can be brought into battle but not used due to its unsurpressable ability). Both of them were also introduced in a game which would receive DLC and whose game mascots comprise a Legendary duo.
  • In the closed captions of the initial TV Tokyo broadcast of HZ023, Terapagos was mistakenly referred to as コダイカメ Kodaikame (from 古代亀 kodaikame, literally "ancient turtle").[10][11]
    • In the files for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Terapagos is internally referred to as "kodaikame", which, coupled with the anime's mistake, implies that this may have been its prototype name.
  • Terapagos is the only Pokémon with an EV yield total of more than three, with its Terastal Form having a total of four.
    • Terapagos is also the only Pokémon with a different EV yield total between each of its forms, with Normal having one, Terastal having four, and Stellar having three.
  • While Terapagos as a species has a 50-50 gender ratio, the only Terapagos encounter is set to always be male. Because of this, a female Terapagos cannot currently be legitimately obtained.
  • Terapagos cannot have its Tera Type be changed under normal circumstances in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If the game is modified to force Terapagos to have a different Tera Type, the game will lag significantly while Terastallizing; however, unlike with Ogerpon, the game will not softlock. Illusion will also not work if either Terapagos or the Pokémon with said Ability Terastallize.
  • Terapagos is the only Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that is able to learn moves through TMs, but cannot learn Tera Blast (despite the move using Terastal energy, which Terapagos is responsible for creating).
  • Terapagos's cry is almost identical to the sound that is made when a Pokémon Terastallizes.
    • The cry also incorporates the leitmotif commonly associated in-game with Area Zero, Terapagos's habitat. It is more easily distinguished when the cry is played at slower speed.
  • Normal Form Terapagos is tied with Azurill and Shroodle for the shortest Normal-type Pokémon.
  • Terapagos is the only Pokémon to have three signature Abilities.
  • When using specific beam-like moves (such as Meteor Beam) Stellar Form Terapagos will use the 18 hexagonal gems orbiting its dome to form a symbol and shoot the attack from it. This symbol is the very same one featured in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero expansion's logo.
  • While in game, Terapagos is categorized as the Tera Pokémon, in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's official website, it is categorized as the Terastal Pokémon.

Origin

Terapagos may be based on a sea turtle, specifically the Galápagos green turtle, a population of green sea turtles found around the Galápagos Islands. It, especially in its Normal Form, may also be based on the Galápagos tortoise; in particular, it may be inspired by Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise (a subspecies of Galápagos tortoise), as Terapagos is said to be extinct aside from a lone male survivor. The Terastal Form's hairy appearance may be a reference to Japanese legends of the minogame, a turtle which lived for 10,000 years and grew a tail made of seaweed.

Terapagos, especially in its Stellar Form, may also reference the World Turtle, a mythical turtle found in various mythologies that was said to carry the world upon its back. This connection is furthered by the Stellar Form's Pokédex entries, which state that it resembles "the world as the ancients saw it" and "a planet floating in space". By extension, Terapagos's Stellar Form may be a reference to the expression "turtles all the way down", as it has a crystal in the shape of its Normal Form above its shell, and it floats on top of a larger dome shaped like a turtle shell. The expression "turtles all the way down" refers to the idea that the World Turtle rests on the back of a larger turtle, and that turtle rests on the back of an even larger turtle, and so on.

The tessellation on Terapagos's shell contains type icons and could be based on the unique pattern on the back of the diamondback terrapin.

Terapagos's crystalline composition may also take inspiration from chitons, marine mollusks with flat disk-shaped bodies and eye-like peripherals composed of rock.

Name origin

Terapagos may be a combination of Terastal, terrapin, and galápagos (a Spanish word for turtles, most recognizable because of the Galápagos Islands).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese テラパゴス Terapagos From Terastal, terrapin, and galápagos or Galápagos Islands
France Flag.png French Terapagos Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Terapagos Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Terapagos Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Terapagos Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테라파고스 Terapagoseu Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 太樂巴戈斯 / 太乐巴戈斯 Tàilèbāgēsī Transcription of the Japanese name and 太晶化 Tàijīnghuà
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 太樂巴戈斯 Taailohkbāgwōsī Transcription of the Japanese name and 太晶化 Taaijīngfa


Normal Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ノーマルフォルム Normal Forme
Chinese Cantonese 普通形態 Póutūng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 普通形態 / 普通形态 Pǔtōng Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Normale
Germany Flag.png German Normalform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Normale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 노말폼 Normal Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Normal

Terastal Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese テラスタルフォルム Terastal Forme
Chinese Cantonese 太晶形態 Taaijīng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 太晶形態 / 太晶形态 Tàijīng Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Téracristal
Germany Flag.png German Terakristall-Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Teracristal
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테라스탈폼 Terastal Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Teracristal

Stellar Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ステラフォルム Stella Forme
Chinese Cantonese 星晶形態 Sīngjīng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 星晶形態 / 星晶形态 Xīngjīng Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Stellaire
Germany Flag.png German Stellarform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Astrale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스텔라폼 Stella Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Astral


See also

References

  1. "Introducing a Newly Discovered Pokémon!" Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website.
  2. "Scarlet and Violet | Normal Form Terapagos" Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website.
  3. Heath: "While separated from the research team in the crater's depths, I found a strange...entity. [...] I have tentatively named this creature Terapagos. [...]" (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, in the chapter "A Disk Pokémon?" of the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV)
  4. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "[...] It sends Poké Balls to a different point on the timeline to catch Pokémon there, and it can then draw them back here to the present." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  5. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  6. Briar: "[...] I think it might be because your orbs were directly exposed to the energy from Terapagos. Kieran and Carmine say that ever since the underdepths, they've been able to Terastallize their Pokémon without charging their Tera Orbs." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  7. "Master the Stellar Tera Type—the 19th Tera Type!" Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website.
  8. "Terastal Form Terapagos" Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website.
  9. "Scarlet and Violet Site | Stellar Form Terapagos" Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website.
  10. The closed captions for tonight’s #anipoke episode confirm that the Pokémon inside Liko’s pendant is named Kodaikame (コダイカメ). - @DogasusBackpack on Twitter
  11. 本日のアニメ『ポケットモンスター』字幕放送にて、ポケモン・テラパゴスの名称を、正式ではない表記をしておりました。正式な表記は「テラパゴス」です。 - @anipoke_PR on Twitter

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