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Palpitoad (Pokémon)

Tympole #535: Tympole
Pokémon
#537: Seismitoad Seismitoad
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Palpitoad (disambiguation).
Palpitoad
Vibration Pokémon
ガマガル
Gamagaru
#536
Palpitoad

Palpitoad

Palpitoad

Palpitoad
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ground
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Hydration Cacophony
Cacophony
Water Absorb
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Palpitoad

Mega Palpitoad Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
37.5 lbs. 17.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#536
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#042/#229
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
134
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F536.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Palpitoad (Japanese: ガマガル Gamagaru) is a dual-type Water/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Tympole starting at level 25 and evolves into Seismitoad starting at level 36.

Biology

Palpitoad is an amphibious, bipedal Pokémon with an ovoid body. It is mostly blue, with a tan oval marking lined with black stretching from the bottom of its belly to its forehead. Its black eyes are round. Its upper lip is round as well, and curves down sharply at the corners. Inside its mouth is a long, sticky tongue used to immobilize and capture prey. Its feet are small with three toes each, and its tail is oval and white. Three large, half-spheres encircle its head, each one light blue with a black base. There are four round, light blue bumps starting on either side of its lower body and stretching across its back. The bumps on its head can be vibrated to create either waves or earthquakes.

In the anime

Palpitoad in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Palpitoad

A Palpitoad appeared in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, when it commanded a group of Tympole to attack Ash's Oshawott, who was trying to retrieve seaweed to heal its poisoned friends. After they failed scaring Oshawott away, it fights Oshawott alongside a Stunfisk, only for both to be captured by Ash and Cilan respectively.

Other

Another Palpitoad under the ownership of Clay appeared in Battling the King of the Mines!. It defeated Ash's Oshawott in a Gym battle, but was defeated by Ash's Snivy.

Minor appearances

Palpitoad made its debut in Ash and Trip's Third Battle!. Trip was trying to capture the Vibration Pokémon, but it managed to escape due to Ash's clumsiness.

A Palpitoad made a brief appearance in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW031 Palpitoad Ash's Pokédex Palpitoad, the Vibration Pokémon. Palpitoad can live both underwater and on dry land. It captures prey by using its long sticky tongue.
BW032 Palpitoad Ash's Pokédex Palpitoad, the Vibration Pokémon. Palpitoad's long, sticky tongue is used to capture prey. It lives both on land and in the water.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Palpitoad in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Clay has a Palpitoad which was first seen guarding the Dark Stone along with Clay's other Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Palpitoad (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.
White It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to capture prey.
Black 2 It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to immobilize its opponents.
White 2
Generation VI
X When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.
Y It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to immobilize its opponents.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Icirrus City, Route 8, Moor of IcirrusSpringSummerAutumn
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest
Icirrus City, Route 8, Moor of IcirrusSpringSummerAutumn
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Ground)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace, Kilionea Road, Magnagate dungeons, Dreamy Island, Silent Tundra (Mapless Street),
Moonlit Forest (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Sun-Dappled Bank, Shimmering Lake, World Axle - B2F

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Persim Berry Persim Berry (50%)
Black 2 White 2 Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Total: 384   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
00Start Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
0?? Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
099 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
1212 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1616 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
2020 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
0?? Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
2828 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
3333 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4242 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
4747 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5151 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Palpitoad obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wooper After You* Normal Status —% 15
Corsola Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadWingullPelipper
SurskitPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert
ShellosGastrodonStunfisk
Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonStunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
SphealSealeoWalrein Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosGastrodon
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Palpitoad in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Palpitoad in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Palpitoad can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Palpitoad cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Palpitoad
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Palpitoad
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

535Tympole.png
Unevolved
Tympole
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25
536Palpitoad.png
First evolution
Palpitoad
 Water  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 36
537Seismitoad.png
Second evolution
Seismitoad
 Water  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 536.png Spr b 5b 536.png Spr 5b 536.png Spr b 5b 536.png
Spr 5b 536 s.png Spr b 5b 536 s.png Spr 5b 536 s.png Spr b 5b 536 s.png
Front Back Front Back
536MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Palpitoad images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Palpitoad appears to be a combination of a toad tadpole and a loudspeaker. Its spherical "speakers" were probably inspired by toads' "warts" and poison glands, or the Surinam toad, an aquatic amphibian whose backs are covered in pockets that hold its eggs. Its Pokédex entry also mentions the fact that it creates vibrations underwater, also like the Surinam.

Name origin

Palpitoad is a combination of palpitation (pulsation) and toad.

Gamagaru may be a corruption of 蝦蟇 gamagaeru (Japanese common toad).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガマガル Gamagaru From 蝦蟇 gamagaeru
France Flag.png French Batracné From batracien and acné
Spain Flag.png Spanish Palpitoad Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mebrana From Membran and Rana
Italy Flag.png Italian Palpitoad Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두까비 Duggabi Corruption of 두꺼비 dukkeobi


Related articles

External links

Tympole #535: Tympole
Pokémon
#537: Seismitoad Seismitoad


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Last modified on 7 August 2014, at 10:16