Pupitar

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

Pokédex data

National № 247
Type Rock Ground
Species Hard Shell Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 152.0 kg (335.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Shed Skin
Local № 245 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
250 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
293 (Black 2/White 2)
103 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
248 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
384 (Sword/Shield)
140 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 144
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 84
155 293
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 51
96 221
Total 410 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Pupitar.

Evolution chart

(Level 30) (Level 55)

Pupitar changes

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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.
Ultra Sun This troublesome Pokémon can’t wait to evolve, so it relieves its stress by wildly propelling itself around using compressed gas.
Ultra Moon This dangerous pupa thrashes about. Its shell is as hard as bedrock, containing its gradually forming new body within.
Sword Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
Shield It will not stay still, even while it’s a pupa. It already has arms and legs under its solid shell.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.

Moves learned by Pupitar

Moves learnt by level up

Pupitar learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
12Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
15Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
18Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
21ScreechNormalStatus 85
24Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
37Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
42ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
47SandstormRockStatus
52Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Pupitar learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Iron DefenseSteelStatus

Egg moves

Pupitar learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pupitar egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pupitar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Pupitar cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
12Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
15Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
18Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
21ScreechNormalStatus 85
24Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
37Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
42ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
47SandstormRockStatus
52Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Pupitar learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Iron DefenseSteelStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Pupitar sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Pupitar  sprite from Silver Pupitar  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pupitar  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pupitar  sprite from Black & White Pupitar  sprite from X & Y Pupitar  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Pupitar  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Pupitar Shiny sprite from Silver Pupitar Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pupitar Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pupitar Shiny sprite from Black & White Pupitar Shiny sprite from X & Y Pupitar Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Pupitar

Gold
Silver
Evolve Larvitar
Crystal Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Larvitar
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Evolve Larvitar
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Evolve Larvitar
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Mt. Silver
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 15
X Trade/migrate from another game
Y Route 18, Terminus Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Larvitar
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Lake of Outrage
Brilliant Diamond Rocky Cave, Big Bluff Cavern
Shining Pearl Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pupitar
Japanese サナギラス (Sanagiras)
German Pupitar
French Ymphect

Name origin

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