Cofagrigus < Tirtouga > Carracosta
Prototurtle Pokémon
Water.gif Rock.gif
2′4″ (0.7m)
36.4 lbs. (16.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Tirtouga (プロトーガ) is the 70th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Water/Rock Type, and it is known as the Prototurtle Pokémon.

Tirtouga'a Ability Sturdy prevents it from being KO'd by any attack if its HP is full and protects it from OHKO moves, while its other Ability Solid Rock reduces damage from Super Effective moves by 25%. Its Hidden Ability is Swift Swim, which doubles its Speed when it is raining. This does not take effect on the same turn in which is starts to rain, however.

Tirtouga gain the opportunity to evolve into Carracosta starting at level 37.

Tirtouga is in the Water 1 and Water 3 Egg Groups, and it will take approximately 7,680 Steps for its Egg to hatch. It takes Tirtouga One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Tirtouga takes on the appearance of an ancient Sea Turtle. Its most noticeable and prominent feature is its massive sturdy shell.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

Tirtouga can be revived from the Cover Fossil, which can be received in Relic Castle, at the Nacrene City Museum in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Lenora will give you the choice between either the Plume Fossil or the Cover Fossil at the Nacrene City Museum, but not until after the Elite Four has been defeated.

The Cover Fossil can be obtained in Pokémon X, Y and Alpha Sapphire by using Rock Smash on breakable rocks in specific areas. They can be obtained at Glittering Cave in X and Y, and at various Mirage Islands in Alpha Sapphire.

In Pokémon Sun, a Plume Fossil can be purchased at Olivia's shop in Konikoni City.

Spin-off Games

Tirtouga appears at Sun-Dappled Bank Lake 2-1 and World Axle Lake B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Tirtouga is listed as a Common Card in the Noble Victories set.

Anime/Manga Information


Wild Tirtouga appear during a couple of episodes that take place at Twist Mountain.


Wild Tirtouga appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.


Tirtouga's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Tirtouga is in the NFE tier as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White -- Revive Cover Fossil
Black 2/White 2 -- Revive Cover Fossil
X/Y -- Revive Cover Fossil
Omega Ruby None Transfer or Trade
Alpha Sapphire -- Revive Cover Fossil
Sun -- Revive Cover Fossil
Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
White About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Black 2 This Pokémon was restored from a fossil. It swam skillfully and dove to depths beyond half a mile.
White 2 This Pokémon was restored from a fossil. It swam skillfully and dove to depths beyond half a mile.
VI X About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Y Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
Omega Ruby About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Alpha Sapphire Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
VII Sun Based on studies of its skeletal structure, it can apparently dive to ocean depths of over half a mile.
Moon Reputed to be the ancestor of most turtle Pokémon, it lived in warm seas approximately a hundred million years ago.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 218 312 .
114 161 255 280
189 211 305 335
Sp. Atk
99 111 205 225
Sp. Def
85 95 189 207
44 49 143 157


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Bide Normal.gif ?? -- Physical.png
Start Withdraw Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
5 Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
8 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
11 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
15 Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
18 Ancient Power Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
21 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
25 Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
28 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
31 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
35 Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
38 Shell Smash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
41 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
45 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
48 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 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
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.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
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.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 -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bide Normal.gif  ?? -- Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Guard Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Liquidation Water.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 Physical.png
Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 175 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 37

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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