Tympole

Tympole is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 535
Type Water
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Hydration
Water Absorb (hidden ability)
Local № 041 (Black/White)
228 (Black 2/White 2)
132 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 59
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 64
119 249
Total 294 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 25) (Level 36)

Tympole changes

Pokédex entries

Black They warn others of danger by vibrating their cheeks to create a high-pitched sound.
White By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans. It uses the rhythm of these sounds to talk.
Black 2
White 2
By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger.
X
Omega Ruby
By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans. It uses the rhythm of these sounds to talk.
Sword Graceful ripples running across the water’s surface are a sure sign that Tympole are singing in high-pitched voices below.
Shield It uses sound waves to communicate with others of its kind. People and other Pokémon species can’t hear its cries of warning.

Moves learned by Tympole

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
4AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
8SupersonicNormalStatus 55
12Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
16RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
20Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24FlailNormalPhysical 100
28UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
32Aqua RingWaterStatus
36Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
40Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
44Rain DanceWaterStatus
48Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
MistIceStatus
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
ToxicPoisonStatus 90
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
46Weather BallNormalSpecial 50 100
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
5SupersonicNormalStatus 55
9RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
12Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
16Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
20Aqua RingWaterStatus
23UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
27Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
31Rain DanceWaterStatus
34FlailNormalPhysical 100
38Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
42Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
45Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
MistIceStatus
Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
Mud SportGroundStatus
RefreshNormalStatus
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Tympole 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
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Tympole sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Tympole  sprite from Black & White Tympole  sprite from X & Y Tympole  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Tympole Shiny sprite from Black & White Tympole Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Tympole

Black
White
Pinwheel Forest
Black 2
White 2
Breed Palpitoad/Seismitoad
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 102, 114, 117
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
South Lake Miloch, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Tympole
Japanese オタマロ (Otamaro)
German Schallquap
French Tritonde

Name origin

tympani
a type of drum
tadpole
a baby frog/toad