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.
Tyranitar doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
Tyranitar finds itself in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Tyranitar's nice bulk, strong attack power, and typing allow it to check numerous threats in the OU tier, including Talonflame, Latios, and Mega Charizard Y. Its ability Sand Stream gives it the ability to support Pokémon like Sand Rush Excadrill and Mega Garchomp, making them imposing threats to opposing teams. Sandstorm also gives Tyranitar a Special Defense boost that allows it to stomach strong hits rather easily like Latios's Draco Meteor. With an expansive movepool, Tyranitar can lure in threats like Mega Scizor and Landorus-T with the appropriate coverage move and destroy them in the process. Tyranitar's best sets include its Choice Scarf set that can Pursuit trap threats like Gengar and Starmie, its Choice Band set that gives Tyranitar massive power, and a Smooth Rock support set. While Tyranitar's typing gives it key resistances and a handy immunity, it does come with numerous common weaknesses that Pokémon can take advantage of and force Tyranitar out. Even with a Choice Scarf, Tyranitar's Speed is a major letdown that leaves it outsped by major threats like Mega Lopunny.
Tyranitar is also a viable option in the Uber tier of competitive battling. In Ubers, Tyranitar is used solely for support purposes, being a capable Pursuit trapper of two prominent forces in Latios and Latias. Tyranitar is capable of thriving in a metagame that favors Flying and Dark type Pokémon, as it gives Tyranitar the ability to be useful against many offensive threats like Ho-oh and Darkrai. Sand Stream is a good ability that gives Tyranitar very strong Special Defense while giving Excadrill the ability to thrive in the Ubers tier. It also has a nice support movepool with Thunder Wave and Roar being able to handle numerous set-up sweepers. However, the other weather setters Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon are very capable of taking advantage of Tyranitar's presence due to their overriding weather and type advantage. Tyranitar is immensely slow, has exploitable weaknesses, and has no access to reliable recovery, making it easy to wear down. Despite this, it is still a nice support Pokémon with valuable niches in the tier.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
- HM08: Rock Climb
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Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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