Cetitan (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Cetitan
Terra Whale Pokémon
ハルクジラ
Hulkujira
#0975
Cetitan



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Slush Rush Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
50 (12.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
14'09" 4.5 m
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Weight
1,543.2 lbs. 700.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
182
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Cetitan
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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Def
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
External Links

Cetitan (Japanese: ハルクジラ Hulkujira) is an Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Cetoddle when exposed to an Ice Stone.

Biology

 
Cetitan with its mouth open

Cetitan is a large cetacean Pokémon. It has a white piscine body with large forelimbs and legs, and pink accents around its eyes, forepaws, and tail. The tail has two pairs of fins protruding from either side. Cetitan also has a gray underside with circular white accents, as well as gray accents on its armpits, and two large gray claws on each foot. It has five horns: two on the top of its head, and three around its large, wavy mouth. The singular horn on its upper jaw allows it to gather ice energy and freeze its surroundings.[1] When Cetitan opens its mouth, rows of long, teeth-like plates can be seen lining its jaws.

Cetitan has tough muscles, which allow it to support its weight and attack with immense physical power. It also has a thick layer of subcutaneous fat, which helps it migrate around snowy areas.[1] It lives in pods and shares habitats with Avalugg. As mentioned in Pokémon: Paldean Winds, in Paldea, Cetitan mainly live on top of Glaseado Mountain, and their main diet consists of snow and ice. The anime also mentions that Cetitan can use echolocation to find and communicate with others of its kind through sound waves, and that the sounds it makes is said to be similar to that of a flute.

Cetitan and its pre-evolved form, Cetoddle, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Ice Spinner by leveling up.

Evolution

Cetitan evolves from Cetoddle.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Cetoddle
 Ice 

 
First evolution
Cetitan
 Ice 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#362
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon wanders around snowy, icy areas. It protects its body with powerful muscles and a thick layer of fat under its skin.
Violet Ice energy builds up in the horn on its upper jaw, causing the horn to reach cryogenic temperatures that freeze its surroundings.


 
Cetitan in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: Glaseado Mountain
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout: Grusha & Cetitan


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SV Glaseado Mountain Cetitan All Online 50 September 6, 2023 to August 31, 2024

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
170
230 - 277 450 - 544
113
106 - 181 207 - 357
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Total:
521
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
066 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
099 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
1212 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
1919 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2525 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2727 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100100% 10
3131 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
3636 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4040 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100100% 15
4949 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5353 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cetitan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cetitan

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM187  TM187 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM225  TM225 Hard Press Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cetitan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Cetitan

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Entrainment Normal Status 100% 15
Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cetitan
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cetitan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cetitan

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 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 Cetitan
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cetitan

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 347 Base Attack: 208 Base Defense: 123
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Ice Shard, Tackle, Powder Snow*
Charged Attacks: Body Slam, Avalanche, Heavy Slam

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Cetoddle
 Ice 
 
Ice Stone
 
First evolution
Cetitan
 Ice 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Cetitan images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A wild Cetitan appeared in Breathe Out. It lived in Glaseado Mountain and chased Arven around while he was walking the mountain path, until it was calmed down by the sound of Ohara's flute.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Cetitan (TCG)

Trivia

  • Cetitan is the tallest Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Cetitan has the highest base HP stat of all Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Cetitan has the longest cry of any Pokémon, being 4.007 seconds long.
  • Cetitan and its pre-evolution were designed by Yusuke Kozaki.[2]

Origin

Cetitan appears to be based on various species of cetaceans, especially the right whale. Like Cetitan, right whales have highly arched mouths, round bodies without a dorsal fin, and torsos without ventral grooves. Cetitan's horns resemble the callosities (thick, hardened patches of skin) on the heads of right whales.

A notable species for inspiration might be the North Atlantic right whale, whose scientific name, Eubalaena glacialis, means "true whale of ice", corresponding to Cetitan's type. Cetitan debuted in the Paldea region; the real-world inspiration for Paldea, the Iberian Peninsula, is known for its history of whaling of North Atlantic right whales — especially by its indigenous Basque people — for their blubber and meat, causing their near-extinction.

Cetitan also resembles the bowhead whale, a close relative of the right whale. The bowhead whale lives in the Arctic, and is also known as the "polar whale" or the "icewhale". Other Arctic cetaceans may also have inspired the Pokémon; Cetitan's white coloration and large head may be inspired by the beluga, and its horns may draw inspiration from the narwhal.

Name origin

Cetitan may be a combination of cetacean or Cetus (a sea monster in Greek mythology whose name became the etymology for the word cetacean) and titan.

Hulkujira may be a combination of hulk, 歩く aruku (to walk), and 鯨 kujira (whale). It may be a pun on 歯鯨 hakujira (toothed whale).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ハルクジラ Hulkujira From hulk, 歩く aruku, kujira, and 歯鯨 hakujira
  French Balbalèze From baleine and balèze
  Spanish Cetitan Same as English name
  German Kolowal From kolossal and Wal
  Italian Cetitan Same as English name
  Korean 우락고래 Urakgorae From 우락부락하다 urakburakhada and 고래 gorae
  Mandarin Chinese 浩大鯨 / 浩大鲸 Hàodàjīng From 浩大 hàodà and 鯨 / 鲸 jīng
  Cantonese Chinese 浩大鯨 Houhdaaihkìhng From 浩大 houhdaaih and kìhng


Related articles

References

External links

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