Tympole < Palpitoad > Seismitoad

Species Type
Vibration Pokémon Water.pngGround.png
Number Ability
#536 Swift Swim/Hydration
Water Absorb
Height Weight
2'7" (0.8m) 37.5 lbs (17kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Tympole Seismitoad
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 1 120
Tier EV Yield
NFE 2 HP Points

Palpitoad (ガマガル) is the 42nd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Water/Ground Type, and it is known as the Vibration Pokémon.

Palpitoad's two abilities are Swift Swim, which doubles its speed when rainy, however this won't take effect on the same turn the weather becomes rainy; and Hydration, which heals all status problems when it is raining. A third Ability is available to Palpitoad from the Dream World, the Water Absorb Ability, which restores up to 1/4 of it's maximum Hit Points when hit with a Water-type move.

Palpitoad evolve from Tympole when they reach Level 25. It can evolve a second time at Level 36, when it can evolve into Seismitoad.

Palpitoad is in the Water 1 Egg Group, and it will take approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch its Egg. It takes Palpitoad 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Palpitoad takes the appearance of a tadpole that has small feet and some wart-like growth on it, similar to a toad's.

[edit] Gender Differences

Palpitoad doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to help differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Palpitoad appear at Route 8, Icirrus City and the Moor of Icirrus during the Spring, Summer, and Autumn seasons in Black and White. Palpitoad appears at the Pinwheel Forest and Route 8 regardless the season, and at Icirrus City and the Moor of Icirrus in Black 2 and White 2 during the same seasons as its prequel: Spring, Summer and Autumn.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Palpitoad appears at Sun-Dappled Bank Lake 2-1, Shimmering Lake Lake 2-4, World Axle Lake B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast, the only Spin-Off game that Paliptoad appears in as of writing.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Palpitoad is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Noble Victories and Dark Explorers sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash captured a Palpitoad in the episode Facing Fear With Eyes Wide Open!, and would use it to great success in the Battle Club episodes.

Clay would also use a Palpitoad in his Gym Battle against Ash. It would defeat Oshawott before losing to Snivy.

[edit] Movies

Wild Palpitoad appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.

[edit] Manga

Clay has a Palpitoad that he uses in battle against challengers at the Driftveil City Pokémon Gym.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Palpitoad is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it has yet to reach its final evolution.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 40% Route 8 (Spring, Summer, and Autumn)
Icirrus City (Spring, Summer, and Autumn)
Moor of Icirrus (Spring, Summer, and Autumn)
Black2/White2 25% Pinwheel Forest: Outside
Black2/White2 30% Route 8 (Using Surf, Regular Encounter and Shaking Spots)
Black2/White2 40% Route 8 (Regular Grass; Spring, Summer and Autumn)
Icirrus City (Spring, Summer and Autumn)
Moor of Icirrus (Spring, Summer and Autumn)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond N/A
IV Pokémon Pearl N/A
IV Pokémon Platinum N/A
IV Pokémon HeartGold N/A
IV Pokémon SoulSilver N/A

V Pokémon Black When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.
V Pokémon White It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to capture prey.
V Pokémon Black 2 It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, stick tongue to immobilize its opponents.
V Pokémon White 2 It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, stick tongue to immobilize its opponents.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 260 354 -
121 135 229 251
103 115 209 229
Sp. Atk
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
103 115 209 229
128 143 237 260

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Bubble Water.png 20 100 Special
Start Growl Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Supersonic Normal.png N/A 55 Status
Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
12 Bubblebeam Water.png 65 100 Special
16 Mud Shot Ground.png 55 95 Special
20 Aqua Ring Water.png N/A N/A Status
23 Uproar Normal.png 90 100 Special
28 Muddy Water Water.png 95 85 Special
33 Rain Dance Water.png N/A N/A Status
37 Flail Normal.png ?? 100 Physical
42 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Status
47 Hydro Pump Water.png 120 80 Special
51 Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM07 Hail Ice.png -- -- Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.png 95 100 Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM55 Scald Water.png 80 100 Special
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Water Pulse Water.png 60 100% Special
Refresh Normal.png -- --% Status
Mud Sport Ground.png -- --% Status
Mud Bomb Ground.png 65 85% Special
Sleep Talk Normal.png  ?? ??% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Mist Ice.png -- --% Status
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bounce Flying.png 85 85% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Endeavor Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Gastro Acid Poison.png -- 100% Status
Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100% Special
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Sleep Talk Normal.png  ?? ??% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Tympole Palpitoad Seismitoad
Level 25 -- Level 36

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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