Gurdurr is a gray bipedal Pokémon with a large, round dark-red nose. It has bulbous features, resembling curls of "hair", on its head. Violet bulges resembling swelling veins pattern its muscular, large arms, thighs, and chest, and similar thick violet bands adorn its shoulders. It possesses an hourglass shape.
It is known to usually carry an I-beamgirder in its arms. The steel frame is used to train its muscles, and Gurdurr boasts about its muscles with Machoke and other members of its kind. However, if the individual fails to measure up to the others, it will proceed to lay low for some time. It is so strong that it won't even be moved if it is attacked by a group of professional wrestlers. It is usually found near construction sites. Unlike Timburr, Gurdurr is not good at helping with construction; rather, it excels at demolition.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: Gurdurr is a major character where it was recruited to help build Paradise but due to past history where a customer refused to pay for the work and tore it down, Gurdurr refused to help anyone else but after a battle with the player and partner and was defeated, Gurdurr and its two pals the Timburr Brothers agreed to help.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Gurdurr is similar to Machoke; both are Fighting-type Pokémon with a base stat total of 405 whose final evolution is triggered by trading.
In Pokémon Conquest, Gurdurr and its evolved form, Conkeldurr, are the only Pokémon that share a max link of 100% with five different Warriors, which is the highest amount found in the game.
Timburr's Pokédex entry supports that it and its evolved forms are based on construction workers. Gurdurr in particular is always holding a steel beam. Its body appears to be covered with swollen veins from physical labor. Due to its clown nose, clown hair-like structure on its head, and buff body, Gurdurr may have also been based on a musclemancarny from a carnival sideshow. A red nose is also often used commonly in anime for old gruff men.
Gurdurr may be derived from girder (support beam).
Dotekkotsu may be a combination of 土木 doboku (engineering works) and 鉄骨 tekkotsu (steel frame).