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.
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.

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

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

See all Pupitar sprites

Where to find Pupitar

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Larvitar
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