Tirtouga

Tirtouga is a Water/Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Prototurtle Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 564
Type Water Rock
Species Prototurtle Pokémon
Height 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 36.4 lbs (16.5 kg)
Abilities Solid Rock
Sturdy
Swift Swim (hidden ability)
Local № 070 (Black/White)
126 (Black 2/White 2)
194 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
241 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
Japanese Purotoga

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 71
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 3
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 30 (base 7,680 steps)

Base stats

HP 54
218 312
Attack 78
144 280
Defense 103
189 335
Sp. Atk 53
99 225
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 22
44 157
Total 355 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 37)

Name origin

tortuga
spanish for turtle

Pokédex entries

Black Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
White About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Black 2
White 2
This Pokémon was restored from a fossil. It swam skillfully and dove to depths beyond half a mile.
X
Omega Ruby
About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
Sun Based on studies of its skeletal structure, it can apparently dive to ocean depths of over half a mile.
Moon Reputed to be the ancestor of most turtle Pokémon, it lived in warm seas approximately a hundred million years ago.
Ultra Sun It was restored from an ancient fossil. Tirtouga lived in the sea but came up onto the land to search for prey.
Ultra Moon Its hunting grounds encompassed a broad area, from the land to more than half a mile deep in the ocean.

Moves learned by Tirtouga

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BideNormal
1Water GunWater 40 100
1WithdrawWater
5RolloutRock 30 90
8BiteDark 60 100
11ProtectNormal
15Aqua JetWater 40 100
18Ancient PowerRock 60 100
21CrunchDark 80 100
25Wide GuardRock
28BrineWater 65 100
31Smack DownRock 50 100
35CurseGhost
38Shell SmashNormal
41Aqua TailWater 90 90
45Rock SlideRock 75 90
48Rain DanceWater
50Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
Body SlamNormal 85 100
FlailNormal 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
LiquidationWater 85 100
Rock ThrowRock 50 90
SlamNormal 80 75
Water PulseWater 60 100
WhirlpoolWater 35 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BlockNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
LiquidationWater 85 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Water PulseWater 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Tirtouga 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
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BideNormal
1Water GunWater 40 100
1WithdrawWater
5RolloutRock 30 90
8BiteDark 60 100
11ProtectNormal
15Aqua JetWater 40 100
18Ancient PowerRock 60 100
21CrunchDark 80 100
25Wide GuardRock
28BrineWater 65 100
31Smack DownRock 50 100
35CurseGhost
38Shell SmashNormal
41Aqua TailWater 90 90
45Rock SlideRock 75 90
48Rain DanceWater
50Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
Body SlamNormal 85 100
FlailNormal 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
LiquidationWater 85 100
Rock ThrowRock 50 90
SlamNormal 80 75
Water PulseWater 60 100
WhirlpoolWater 35 85

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Tirtouga 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.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Tirtouga sprites

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

Where to find Tirtouga

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Nacrene City
X
Y
Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Rustboro City
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 8