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 70 (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)

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 VoiceNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
4AcidPoison 40 100
8SupersonicNormal 55
12Mud ShotGround 55 95
16RoundNormal 60 100
20Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24FlailNormal 100
28UproarNormal 90 100
32Aqua RingWater
36Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
40Muddy WaterWater 90 85
44Rain DanceWater
48Hydro PumpWater 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.
MistIce
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
ToxicPoison 90
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormal 85
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
39FacadeNormal 70 100
46Weather BallNormal 50 100
52BounceFlying 85 85
53Mud ShotGround 55 95
76RoundNormal 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.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
5SupersonicNormal 55
9RoundNormal 60 100
12Bubble BeamWater 65 100
16Mud ShotGround 55 95
20Aqua RingWater
23UproarNormal 90 100
27Muddy WaterWater 90 85
31Rain DanceWater
34FlailNormal 100
38Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
42Hydro PumpWater 110 80
45Hyper VoiceNormal 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 YouNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
MistIce
Mud BombGround 65 85
Mud SportGround
RefreshNormal
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
Venom DrenchPoison 100
Water PulseWater 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 YouNormal
BounceFlying 85 85
Earth PowerGround 90 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PulseWater 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 PowerNormal 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
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
Location data not yet available
Sword
Shield
South Lake Miloch, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins

Other languages

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

Name origin

tympani
a type of drum
tadpole
a baby frog/toad