Great Tusk (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Great Tusk
Paradox Pokémon
イダイナキバ
Idainakiba
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Great Tusk



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Fighting
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Protosynthesis Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
7'03" 2.2 m
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Weight
705.5 lbs. 320.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
285
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
3
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
0
External Links

Great Tusk (Japanese: イダイナキバ Idainakiba) is a dual-type Ground/Fighting Paradox Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

While not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it is said to be a relative of Donphan[1] from the ancient past or a version of it[2] from a different timeline. It has a future counterpart called Iron Treads.

Biology

Great Tusk is a large gray proboscidean Pokémon. Its trunk, topside, and tail are covered in dark purple plates, with three rows of pinkish-red spikes on top. Similar pinkish-red accents form around its slanted yellow eyes, as well as on its body as spots. It also has tufts of pinkish-red fur around its legs. Its face has a jagged mouth and two large tusks that curl inward. Its dark purple ears are long, thin, and serrated, with red on the inside.

Great Tusk has a savage nature. The Scarlet Book, which named the creature, describes how it attacked the Area Zero Expedition team with its large body and tusks, fatally injuring one of the explorers in the process.[3] An article from a September issue of Occulture magazine describes Great Tusk as a mysterious life-form resembling Donphan, albeit one with gigantic tusks, tough scales, and an aggressive disposition. Unlike its present-day and future relatives, Great Tusk is never seen curling up into a ball, perhaps prevented by its enormous tusks. There is an unproven theory that the Great Tusk is a living relic of the dinosaur era.

Great Tusk was the first Paradox Pokémon to be discovered 200 years ago in Area Zero by the Area Zero Expedition team and recorded by Heath in his Scarlet Book. According to AI Sada, Great Tusk is an ancient Pokémon related to Donphan. However, according to a Sada brought to the Crystal Pool by Terapagos, Great Tusk is a counterpart of Donphan from another timeline. Its true origin is unknown. Great Tusk were brought to the depths of Area Zero by a time machine built by Professor Sada ten years ago. At some point, one individual escaped Area Zero and consumed Herba Mystica. This Great Tusk became the Quaking Earth Titan, one of the Titan Pokémon found in the Paldea region.

Game data

 
The Quaking Earth Titan in Pokémon Scarlet

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Scarlet: Quaking Earth Titan, Great Tusk is a minor character and a boss in the games.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#376
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Sightings of this Pokémon have occurred in recent years. The name Great Tusk was taken from a creature listed in a certain book.
Violet This creature resembles a mysterious Pokémon that, according to a paranormal magazine, has lived since ancient times.


 
Great Tusk in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet
Area Zero
West Province: Asado DesertFormer Titan (Only one)
Violet
Union Circle


Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
S Great Tusk and Iron Treads Spotlight Steel
Random
hide 75 May 19, 00:00 to 02:00, 2023
June 16 to 19, 2023

Held items

Games Held items
Scarlet Violet

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
115
175 - 222 340 - 434
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
87
82 - 152 161 - 300
Total:
570
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 ½×
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
077 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
1414 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2121 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
2828 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
3535 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
4242 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
4949 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5656 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
6363 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
7070 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
7777 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
8484 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
9191 Headlong Rush Ground Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Great Tusk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Great Tusk

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053  TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 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
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM167  TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM207  TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Great Tusk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Great Tusk

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Great Tusk
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Great Tusk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Great Tusk

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0984.png Base HP: 229 Base Attack: 227 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

Sprites

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


In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Biri-Biri

A Great Tusk, namely the Quaking Earth Titan, briefly appeared as a silhouette in the music video for Biri-Biri.

In the manga

 
Great Tusk in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Great Tusk debuted in the Scarlet & Violet arc, along with its futuristic counterpart, Iron Treads.

In the TCG

Main article: Great Tusk (TCG)

Trivia

 
Illustration of Great Tusk, as it appears in the Scarlet Book
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Great Tusk.
  • Great Tusk and Iron Treads can be considered counterparts of one another.
    • Both appear to be relatives of Donphan.
    • Both are the only Paradox Pokémon introduced prior to the 1.2.0 update not to be used by the AI Professors in their battles against the player.
    • Both are encountered as the version exclusive Quaking Earth Titan.
    • Both are the first non-Legendary Paradox Pokémon to be officially revealed and encountered.
    • Both are the only Paradox Pokémon that can be caught outside of Area Zero.
    • Both have a drawing and photo pictures in Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV.
  • Great Tusk has the highest base Defense and the lowest base Special Defense stats of all Paradox Pokémon.

Origin

Great Tusk is based on Donphan. Its design may also be based on mammoths or mastodons, extinct relatives of elephants. Its spikes and tail are reminiscent of dinosaurs. The combination of mammalian and reptilian traits may make Great Tusk be based on early synapsids, also called "proto-mammals" and incorrectly called "mammal-like reptiles" in the past.

Name origin

Great Tusk is literally great tusk.

Idainakiba can be taken literally as 偉大な牙 idai na kiba (great tusk).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese イダイナキバ Idainakiba From 偉大な牙 idai-na kiba
  French Fort-Ivoire From fort and ivoire
  Spanish Colmilargo From colmillo and largo
  German Riesenzahn From Riesen and Stoßzahn
  Italian Grandizanne From grande and zanne
  Korean 위대한엄니 Widaehan-eomni From 위대한엄니 widae-han eomni
  Mandarin Chinese 雄偉牙 / 雄伟牙 Xióngwěiyá From 雄偉 / 雄伟 xióngwěi and
  Cantonese Chinese 雄偉牙 Hùhngwáihngàh From 雄偉 hùhngwáih and ngàh


Related articles

References

  1. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "Through analysis of its genetic makeup, as well as its behavioral patterns...I came to realize that what I had discovered was in fact an ancientS/futuristicV form of Cyclizar, the Pokémon commonly ridden in this region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  2. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  3. (November 8, 2022). "The Scarlet Book and the Violet Book." Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Official Website

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