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

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Silver Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
Crystal It will not stay still, even while it's a pupa. It already has arms and legs under its solid shell.
III 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.
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.
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.
FireRed Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
LeafGreen Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
IV Diamond Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Pearl Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Platinum Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
HeartGold Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
SoulSilver Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
V Black Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
White Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Black 2 This pupa flies around wildly by venting with great force the gas pressurized inside its body.
White 2 This pupa flies around wildly by venting with great force the gas pressurized inside its body.
VI X Born deep underground, it comes aboveground and becomes a pupa once it has finished eating the surrounding soil.
Y Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

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

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
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
Speed
51
96 107 201 221

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png

[edit] Via Breeding

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

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

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

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

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 30
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Pupitar
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Level 55


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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