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 3′11″ (1.2 m)
Weight 335.1 lbs (152.0 kg)
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)

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 (base 10,240 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.

Moves learned by Pupitar

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1LeerNormal 100
1SandstormRock
1ScreechNormal 85
5SandstormRock
10ScreechNormal 85
14Chip AwayNormal 70 100
19Rock SlideRock 75 90
23Scary FaceNormal 100
28ThrashNormal 120 100
34Dark PulseDark 80 100
41PaybackDark 50 100
47CrunchDark 80 100
54EarthquakeGround 100 100
60Stone EdgeRock 100 80
67Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
AssuranceDark 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon DanceDragon
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Stealth RockRock
StompNormal 65 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stealth RockRock
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Pupitar 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1LeerNormal 100
1SandstormRock
1ScreechNormal 85
5SandstormRock
10ScreechNormal 85
14Chip AwayNormal 70 100
19Rock SlideRock 75 90
23Scary FaceNormal 100
28ThrashNormal 120 100
34Dark PulseDark 80 100
41PaybackDark 50 100
47CrunchDark 80 100
54EarthquakeGround 100 100
60Stone EdgeRock 100 80
67Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
AssuranceDark 60 100
CurseGhost
Dragon DanceDragon
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Stealth RockRock
StompNormal 65 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Pupitar can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Pupitar sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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

Other languages

English 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