Palpitoad

Palpitoad is a Water/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Vibration Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 536
Type Water Ground
Species Vibration Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 17.0 kg (37.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Hydration
Water Absorb (hidden ability)
Local № 042 (Black/White)
229 (Black 2/White 2)
133 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 134
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 69
128 260
Total 384 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

(Level 25) (Level 36)

Pokédex entries

Black When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.
White It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to capture prey.
Black 2
White 2
It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to immobilize its opponents.
X
Omega Ruby
When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to immobilize its opponents.
Sword It weakens its prey with sound waves intense enough to cause headaches, then entangles them with its sticky tongue.
Shield On occasion, their cries are sublimely pleasing to the ear. Palpitoad with larger lumps on their bodies can sing with a wider range of sounds.

Moves learned by Palpitoad

Moves learnt by level up

Palpitoad learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoison 40 100
1Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
12Mud ShotGround 55 95
16RoundNormal 60 100
20Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24FlailNormal 100
30UproarNormal 90 100
37Aqua RingWater
42Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
48Muddy WaterWater 90 85
54Rain DanceWater
60Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Palpitoad does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Palpitoad is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormal 85
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
39FacadeNormal 70 100
46Weather BallNormal 50 100
52BounceFlying 85 85
53Mud ShotGround 55 95
76RoundNormal 60 100
81BulldozeGround 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Palpitoad is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Palpitoad learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1RoundNormal 60 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
5SupersonicNormal 55
9RoundNormal 60 100
12Bubble BeamWater 65 100
16Mud ShotGround 55 95
20Aqua RingWater
23UproarNormal 90 100
28Muddy WaterWater 90 85
33Rain DanceWater
37FlailNormal 100
42Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
47Hydro PumpWater 110 80
51Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100

Egg moves

Palpitoad learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Palpitoad egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
MistIce
Mud BombGround 65 85
Mud SportGround
RefreshNormal
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
Venom DrenchPoison 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Palpitoad can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
BounceFlying 85 85
Earth PowerGround 90 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Gastro AcidPoison 100
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Palpitoad is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Palpitoad can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Palpitoad sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Palpitoad  sprite from Black & White Palpitoad  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Palpitoad Shiny sprite from Black & White Palpitoad Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Palpitoad

Black
White
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus
Black 2
White 2
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus, Pinwheel Forest
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tympole
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, North Lake Miloch

Other languages

English Palpitoad
Japanese ガマガル (Gamagaru)
German Mebrana
French Batracné

Name origin

palpitation
rapid pulsation
toad
a species of amphibian