Pupitar

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Pupitar
サナギラス
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Larvitar < Pupitar > Tyranitar

Species Type
Hard Shell Pokémon Rock.pngGround.png
Number Ability
#247 Shed Skin
Height Weight
3′11″ (1.2m) 335.1 lbs (152kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Larvitar Tyranitar
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster 45
Tier EV Yield
NFE 2 Attack Points

Pupitar (サナギラス) is the 250th Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Rock/Ground-Type, and is known as the Hard Shell Pokémon.

Pupitar uses the Shed Skin Ability, which gives it a 1 in 3 chance of healing itself from one of the five major Status Conditions every turn that it is afflicted with one.

Larvitar can evolve into Pupitar at Level 30, and gain the opportunity to evolve into Tyranitar at Level 55.

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.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

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

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Pupitar can be found on Mt. Silver in Heart Gold and Soul Silver. In Black, White, Black 2 and White 2, Pupitar can be found on Route 15.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Richie uses a Pupitar that he nicknamed "Cruise" in The Mystery is History! and A Promise is a Promise.

A Pokémon Poacher named Rico had a Pupitar that evolved into a Tyranitar in A Poached Ego!.

[edit] Movies

Pupitar has yet to make an appearance in the Movies as of writing.

[edit] Manga

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.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Pupitar is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it hasn't reached its final evolution.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver None Evolve Larvitar
Crystal 1% Silver Cave: Summit (Day)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Evolve Larvitar
XD: Gale of Darkness None Evolve Larvitar
Diamond/Platinum None Evolve Larvitar
Pearl None Pal Park or Trade
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% Mt. Silver: 2F (Chamber where Expert Belt is located)
Black/White 10% Route 15
Black 2/White 2 15% Route 15

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

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



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.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique Full.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
70
- 250 344 -
Atk
84
155 173 267 293
Def
70
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Spd
51
96 107 201 221

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Bite Dark.png 60 100 Physical
Start Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start
5
Sandstorm Rock.png N/A N/A Status
Start
10
Screech Normal.png N/A 85 Status
14 Chip Away Normal.png 70 100 Physical
19 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
23 Scary Face Normal.png N/A 90 Status
28 Thrash Normal.png 90 100 Physical
34 Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100 Special
41 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
47 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
54 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
60 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
67 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
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
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.png -- -- Status
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
TM95 Snarl Dark.png 55 95 Special


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Pursuit Dark.png 40 100% Physical
Stomp Normal.png 65 100% Physical
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Focus Energy Normal.png -- --% Status
Ancientpower Rock.png 60 100% Special
Dragon Dance Dragon.png -- --% Status
Curse Ghost.png -- --% Status
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Assurance Dark.png 50 100% Physical
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical


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

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100% Special
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Spite Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status
Superpower Fighting.png 120 100% Physical
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Larvitar Pupitar Tyranitar Mega Tyranitar
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Level 30 -- Level 55 -- Mega Stone

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fighting.png
Ground.png
Grass.png
Water.png
Fire.png
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Poison.png
Electric.png
Rock.png
Fighting.png
Grass.png
Ground.png
Steel.png
Water.png
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