|#248|| Sand Stream|
|6′7″ (2m)||445 lbs. (202kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|OU/Uber||3 Attack Points|
Tyranitar (Johto Pokédex. It is a Rock/Dark-Type, and is known as the Armor Pokémon.) is the 251st Pokémon in the
Tyranitar uses the Sand Stream Ability, which summons a Sandstorm when it enters battle, which won't dissipate until a different weather condition is introduced. A second Ability is available to Tyranitar from the Dream World, the Unnerve Ability, an Ability that prevents opposing Pokémon from consuming their held Berry whilst in battle.
Tyranitar is in the Monster Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Tyranitar 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Tyranitar takes on the appearance of a greenish Godzilla-like dinosaur with spikes on its head, back and tail. It has a purple abdomen with dark markings on its upper body and upper legs.
 Gender Differences
Tyranitar doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-Off Games
Tyranitar is a Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon Colosseum, obtainable by Snagging it from Cipher Head Evice at Realgam Tower Colosseum. In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, a Tyranitar can be obtained by evolving Pupitar.
Tyranitar makes appearances at Endless Level 20, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 69 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain a Tyranitar in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Pupitar. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Tyranitar can be found at Quicksand Cave DPB2-B10. Tyranitar is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Mountain on floors 7,10, 13, 16 & 20; and Legendary Volcanic Island on floors 26, 29, 32 & 33, 35 & 36, 39-42, 44 and 46-49.
Tyranitar can be found in Team Go-Go Headquarters in Pokémon Ranger, and within Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Tyranitar can be found within the room sealed by a slab depicting an Abomasnow inside Faldera Volcano in the Present, which can be unlocked by defeating Abomasnow in the final Ice Temple mission; and in the Fire Temple mission "Graveler's Terrible Rocks" in the Past by completing the mission with an S Rank.
Tyranitar can be found at the Granite Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure after obtaining Mew. Battle it to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Tyranitar can be found at the Train Depot in the Tech Area. Battle it to obtain it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
Tyranitar can be found in Desolated Ruins Cave 3-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
The only way to obtain a Tyranitar in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Pupitar.
 Trading Card Game
Tyranitar is in 11 different sets and Pokémon Organized Play Series 1 as a Rare Card. Tyranitar is listed as a Rare Card in the Neo Discovery (2), Neo Destiny (Dark), Versus (2), Expedition (2), Aquapolis, EX Team Rocket Returns (2), EX Unseen Forces (EX Card), EX Delta Species (Delta Species Card), EX Dragon Frontiers (EX Delta Species Card), Mysterious Treasures, Stormfront and Unleashed sets. Tyranitar is also listed as a 3-Star Rare Card in the Neo Destiny set (Shining), and as an Ultra Rare in the Unleashed set.
 Anime/Manga Information
A Wild Tyranitar would appear in Mother Of All Battles!. This Tyranitar is the mother of Ash's Larvitar, but poachers were after the mother. Ash and company would defeat the poachers, reunite mother and child, and watch the poachers get taken to jail.
A Tyranitar was turned evil by a trainer named Vicious (aka "The Iron Masked Marauder") in Celebi: Voice of the Forest when said Tyranitar was captured by a Dark Ball, an illegally modified Poké Ball that turns a Pokémon into an agent of evil once captured.
Rebecca uses a Tyranitar in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, and another Trainer uses a Tyranitar in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Wild Tyranitar make an appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Lance would have a Pupitar evolve into a Tyranitar, a male variant of the species. He would make appearances in Chapters 111, 159 and 453.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Tyranitar finds itself in the Over-Utilized and Uber Tiers of Competitive Battling. Don't be daunted by the number of Fighting-Type Pokémon in the OU Tier, as Tyranitar has a very high attack that can hurt its checks/counters should they try to switch in. Not only does it have great movepool depth, with Sand Stream it is able to summon a Sandstorm upon entering battle, which works to improve its already impressive bulk and support teams that utilize Sandstorms to their advantage.
Regardless, if there's one thing that hurts Tyranitar more than anything: low Speed. While Trick Room support could help to alleviate this, it doesn't deal with the other problem: a double-weakness to Fighting-Type moves. Intimidate and Burn will also reduce its impressive Attack. Even so, going against a Pokémon as versatile as Tyranitar won't be easy.
 Area Locations
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
- HM08: Rock Climb
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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