|Hard Shell Pokémon|
|3′11″ (1.2m)||335.1 lbs (152kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||2 Attack Points|
Pupitar (Johto Pokédex. It is a Rock/Ground-Type, and is known as the Hard Shell Pokémon.) is the 250th Pokémon in the
Pupitar is in the Monster Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Pupitar 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Pupitar is a large Pokémon that is encased inside a thick spiked shell made of grayish-blue rock. They have holes for eyes and what appears to be eyebrows, but are actually triangular openings. While its appearance is very similar to other pupa Pokémon like Metapod and Kakuna, Pupitar are not helpless, as they possess enough power to topple mountains, and are capable of venting gas to move themselves around.
 Gender Differences
Pupitar doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-off Games
A Pupitar can be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness by evolving the Larvitar obtained in a trade from Duking.
Pupitar makes appearances in Endless Levels 63 & 70, Forever Level 13 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Pupitar can be found at Mt. Freeze 3F-5F, Buried Relic 60F-70F, Southern Cavern 37F-45F and Joyous Tower 62F-66F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Pupitar can be found at Quicksand Cave B1-B10 & DPB1. Pupitar is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B13-B19.
Pupitar can be found at Sekra Mountain Range in Pokémon Ranger, and Chroma Ruins in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Pupitar can be found Deep in Faldera Volcano in the Present, and in the Fire Temple Mission "Graveler's Terrible Rocks" in the Past by finishing the mission with an S Rank.
Pupitar can be found at Desolated Ruins Cave 3-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Pupitar can be found at Terrera and Cragspur in Pokémon Conquest.
 Trading Card Game
Pupitar is listed in 11 different sets and Pokémon Organized Play Series 1 as an Uncommon Card. It is listed as a Common Card in the EX Unseen Forces and EX Dragon Frontiers (2; 1 Delta Species card) sets; and as an Uncommon Card in the Neo Discovery, Neo Destiny, Expedition, Aquapolis, EX Team Rocket Returns (2), EX Delta Species (Delta Species Card), Mysterious Treasures, Stormfront and Unleashed (2) sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Pupitar has yet to make an appearance in the Movies as of writing.
Pupitar's first appearance was in one of Lance's flashbacks in Volume 12 (Chapter 159), where he encountered Silver for the first time. He switched out Pupitar to counter the Pursuit attack from Silver's Murkrow.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Pupitar is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it hasn't reached its final evolution.
 Area Locations
|Crystal||1%||Silver Cave: Summit (Day)|
|XD: Gale of Darkness||None||Evolve Larvitar|
|Pearl||None||Pal Park or Trade|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||5%||Mt. Silver: 2F (Chamber where Expert Belt is located)|
|Black 2/White 2||15%||Route 15|
|II||Pokémon Gold||Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||It will not stay still, even while it's a pupa. It already has arms and legs under its solid shell.|
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it compresses and forcefully ejects to propel itself like a jet. The body is very durable - it avoids damage even if it hits solid steel.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it compresses and forcefully ejects to propel itself like a jet. The body is very durable - it avoids damage even if it hits solid steel.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||A Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it ejects under compression to propel itself like a jet. Its body can withstand a collision with solid steel.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.|
|V||Pokémon Black||Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.|
|V||Pokémon White||Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||This pupa flies around wildly by venting with great force the gas pressurized inside its body.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||This pupa flies around wildly by venting with great force the gas pressurized inside its body.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Born deep underground, it comes aboveground and becomes a pupa once it has finished eating the surrounding soil.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
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