Pupitar

Pupitar is a Rock/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Hard Shell Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

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.
Ruby
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
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.
Black
White
Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Black 2
White 2
This pupa flies around wildly by venting with great force the gas pressurized inside its body.
X Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Y Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.

Evolution chart

Larvitar
#246
Larvitar
Rock · Ground

(Level 30)
Pupitar
#247
Pupitar
Rock · Ground

(Level 55)
Tyranitar
#248
Tyranitar
Rock · Dark

Name origin

pupae
immobile cocoon stage of an insect
tar
from Latin ‘tardus’ meaning slow

Moves learned by Pupitar

Pupitar sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Pupitar normal sprite Pupitar shiny sprite Pupitar normal sprite Pupitar shiny sprite

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Where to find Pupitar

HeartGold
SoulSilver
Mt. Silver
Black
White
Route 15
Black 2
White 2
Route 15
X
Y
Terminus Cave, 18 (Vallée Étroite Way)