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 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 16.5 kg (36.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Solid Rock
2. 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)
147 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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 (7,454–7,710 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)

Tirtouga changes

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.
Sword This Pokémon inhabited ancient seas. Although it can only crawl, it still comes up onto land in search of prey.
Shield Tirtouga is considered to be the ancestor of many turtle Pokémon. It was restored to life from a fossil.

Moves learned by Tirtouga

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
3ProtectNormalStatus
6Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
9Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
12Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
15BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
18Wide GuardRockStatus
21BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
24Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
30CurseGhostStatus
33Iron DefenseSteelStatus
36Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
39Rain DanceWaterStatus
42Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
45Shell SmashNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Tirtouga can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

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.
1BideNormalPhysical
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
5RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
8BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
11ProtectNormalStatus
15Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
18Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
21CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
25Wide GuardRockStatus
28BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
31Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
35CurseGhostStatus
38Shell SmashNormalStatus
41Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
45Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
48Rain DanceWaterStatus
50Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 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.
BideNormalPhysical
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Guard SwapPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BlockNormalStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Tirtouga sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Tirtouga  sprite from Black & White Tirtouga  sprite from X & Y Tirtouga  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Tirtouga  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Tirtouga Shiny sprite from Black & White Tirtouga Shiny sprite from X & Y Tirtouga Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Frigid Sea

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Tirtouga
Japanese プロトーガ (Protoga)
German Galapaflos
French Carapagos

Name origin

tortuga
spanish for turtle