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 50 (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)

Palpitoad changes

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.
1AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
1Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1SupersonicNormalStatus 55
12Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
16RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
20Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24FlailNormalPhysical 100
30UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
37Aqua RingWaterStatus
42Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
48Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
54Rain DanceWaterStatus
60Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MistIceStatus
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
ToxicPoisonStatus 90
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
46Weather BallNormalSpecial 50 100
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 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.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
1SupersonicNormalStatus 55
5SupersonicNormalStatus 55
9RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
12Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
16Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
20Aqua RingWaterStatus
23UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
28Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
37FlailNormalPhysical 100
42Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
47Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
51Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 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 YouNormalStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
MistIceStatus
Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
Mud SportGroundStatus
RefreshNormalStatus
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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 YouNormalStatus
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Gastro AcidPoisonStatus 100
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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 SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 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 Palpitoad  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, North Lake Miloch

Other languages

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

Name origin

palpitation
rapid pulsation
toad
a species of amphibian