Tyranitar

Tyranitar is a Rock/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Armor Pokémon.

Tyranitar has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 248
Type Rock Dark
Species Armor Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 202.0 kg (445.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Stream
Unnerve (hidden ability)
Local № 246 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
251 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
294 (Black 2/White 2)
104 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
249 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
385 (Sword/Shield)
141 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 270
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 100
310 404
Attack 134
245 403
Defense 110
202 350
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 61
114 243
Total 600 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Tyranitar.

Pokédex data

National № 248
Type Rock Dark
Species Armor Pokémon
Height 2.5 m (8′02″)
Weight 255.0 kg (562.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Stream
Local № 246 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
251 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
294 (Black 2/White 2)
104 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
249 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
385 (Sword/Shield)
141 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 315
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 100
310 404
Attack 164
299 469
Defense 150
274 438
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 71
132 265
Total 700 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Tyranitar.

Evolution chart

(Level 30) (Level 55)

Tyranitar changes

Pokédex entries

Tyranitar

Gold Its body can’t be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Silver Extremely strong, it can change the landscape. It has an insolent nature that makes it not care about others.
Crystal In just one of its mighty hands, it has the power to make the ground shake and mountains crumble.
Ruby
Sapphire
TYRANITAR is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. This POKéMON wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
FireRed
LeafGreen
Its body can’t be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Emerald A TYRANITAR is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. It roams in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
HeartGold Its body can’t be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
SoulSilver Extremely strong, it can change the landscape. It has an insolent nature that makes it not care about others.
Black
White
If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
Black 2
White 2
The quakes caused when it walks make even great mountains crumble and change the surrounding terrain.
X In just one of its mighty hands, it has the power to make the ground shake and mountains crumble.
Y If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. This Pokémon wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
Ultra Sun It wanders through the mountains seeking opponents to fight. If it finds an opponent that’s not worthy, Tyranitar ignores it and wanders on.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is a mobile disaster, leaving mountains crumbled and houses destroyed in its wake.
Sword Its body can’t be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Shield The quakes caused when it walks make even great mountains crumble and change the surrounding terrain.

Mega Tyranitar

Ultra Sun Due to the colossal power poured into it, this Pokémon’s back split right open. Its destructive instincts are the only thing keeping it moving.
Ultra Moon The effects of Mega Evolution make it more ferocious than ever. It’s unclear whether it can even hear its Trainer’s orders.

Moves learned by Tyranitar

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
9BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
12Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
15Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
18Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
21ScreechNormalStatus 85
24Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
27CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
37Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
42ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
47SandstormRockStatus
52Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
59Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1SandstormRockStatus
1ScreechNormalStatus 85
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
5SandstormRockStatus
10ScreechNormalStatus 85
14Chip AwayNormalPhysical 70 100
19Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
23Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
28ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
34Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
41PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
47CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
54EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
63Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
73Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
82Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Tyranitar 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Tyranitar sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Tyranitar  sprite from Silver Tyranitar  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Tyranitar  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tyranitar  sprite from Black & White Tyranitar  sprite from X & Y Tyranitar  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Tyranitar  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Tyranitar Shiny sprite from Silver Tyranitar Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Tyranitar Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tyranitar Shiny sprite from Black & White Tyranitar Shiny sprite from X & Y Tyranitar Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Tyranitar

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Larvitar/Pupitar
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Larvitar/Pupitar
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Evolve Larvitar/Pupitar
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Larvitar/Pupitar
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 15
X Trade/migrate from another game
Y Evolve Larvitar/Pupitar
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Larvitar/Pupitar
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Evolve Larvitar/Pupitar

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Tyranitar
Japanese バンギラス (Bangiras)
German Despotar
French Tyranocif

Name origin

Tyrannosaurus
a large bipedal dinosaur
tar
from Latin ‘tardus’ meaning slow