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Larvitar #246: Larvitar
Pokémon
#248: Tyranitar Tyranitar
Pupitar
Hard Shell Pokémon
サナギラス
Sanagiras
#247
Pupitar



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Ground
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
3'11″ 1.2 m
Pupitar
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
335.1 lbs. 152.0 kg
Pupitar
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
144
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
144
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Pupitar
0
HP
2
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
Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F247.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
35
External Links

Pupitar (Japanese: サナギラス Sanagiras) is a dual-type Rock/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Larvitar starting at level 30 and evolves into Tyranitar starting at level 55.

Contents

Biology

Pupitar is encased inside a thick grayish-blue shell, sporting a hardness that is comparable to bedrock. Its red eyes can be seen through two holes in the shell, and two more holes directly above resemble eyebrows. The upper portion of its body is covered by a mask-like plate with four large spikes on either side. Three additional spikes protrude from its forehead. While its arms and legs are developing inside the shell, Pupitar uses compressed gas to propel itself around and can generate enough force to knock down mountains. Pupitar lives and moves freely around harsh mountain ranges.

In the anime

Pupitar in the anime

Major appearances

In The Mystery is History!, Ritchie owns a Pupitar nicknamed Cruise. It reappeared in A Parent Trapped! and A Promise is a Promise.

In A Poached Ego!, Rico ows a Pupitar. It evolved into a Tyranitar while attacking Team Rocket, who were releasing the Ekans and Koffing Rico had stolen.

Minor appearances

A Pupitar appeared in a fantasy in Pinch Healing!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP220 Pupitar Ash's Pokédex Pupitar, the Hard Shell Pokémon. Pupitar is encased in a nearly indestructible shell and has enough power to topple a mountain.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In one of Lance's flashbacks about how he first encountered Silver in Popular Pupitar, he switched out Pupitar to counter the Pursuit from Silver's Murkrow. He was later given to Silver and evolved into Tyranitar before being returned to Lance.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Pupitar was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Pupitar appeared in Pinsir Changes.

A Pupitar appeared in a flashback in Charizard Transforms.

A Pupitar belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar.

In the Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic manga

A Pupitar appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In The Great Helper!!, Red's fantasy featured a Pupitar.

In the TCG

Main article: Pupitar (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#245
Gold Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its Thrashing can topple a mountain.
Silver Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
Crystal It will not stay still, even while it's a pupa. It already has arms and legs under its solid shell.
Stadium 2 Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it compresses and forcefully ejects to propel itself like a jet. The body is very durable - it avoids damage even if it hits solid steel.
Sapphire
Emerald A Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it ejects under compression to propel itself like a jet. Its body can withstand a collision with solid steel.
FireRed Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
LeafGreen Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#250
Diamond Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
SoulSilver Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #293
Black Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
White
Black 2 This pupa flies around wildly by venting with great force the gas pressurized inside its body.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #103
Hoenn
#—
X Its body is as hard as bedrock. By venting pressurized gas, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Y Its shell is as hard as sheet rock, and it is also very strong. Its thrashing can topple a mountain.
Omega Ruby Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it compresses and forcefully ejects to propel itself like a jet. The body is very durable--it avoids damage even if it hits solid steel.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #248
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun This troublesome Pokémon can't wait to evolve, so it relieves its stress by wildly propelling itself around using compressed gas.
Ultra Moon This dangerous pupa thrashes about. Its shell is as hard as bedrock, containing its gradually forming new body within.
Generation VIII Galar
#384
Sword Even sealed in its shell, it can move freely. Hard and fast, it has outstanding destructive power.
Shield It will not stay still, even while it's a pupa. It already has arms and legs under its solid shell.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Larvitar
Crystal
Silver CaveMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Larvitar
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Larvitar
Generation IV
Diamond
Evolve Larvitar
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Evolve Larvitar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Mt. Silver
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Route 15
Black 2 White 2
Route 15
Generation VI
X
Friend Safari (Rock)
Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave, Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Larvitar
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Lake of Outrage
Giant's Seat, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 63, Endless Level 70, Forever Level 13, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (3F-5F), Buried Relic (60F-70F), Southern Cavern (37F-45F), Joyous Tower (62F-66F)
Ranger
Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Quicksand Cave (B1F-B10F, Quicksand Pit B1F)
MD Sky
Quicksand Cave (B1F-B10F, Quicksand Pit B1F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Ruins
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Rugged Flats
Conquest
Terrera, Cragspur
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 5
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 179
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 636
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Castform Sea, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Zygarde Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
51
50 - 113 96 - 221
Total:
410
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
011 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
099 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
1818 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
2121 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2424 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
2727 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3737 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
4242 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
4747 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
5252 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR51Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CharmanderCuboneLapras Ancient Power* Rock Special 60 100% 5
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingBergmite
Avalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
LickitungRhyhornRhydonWhismurLoudredExploud
LickilickyRhyperior
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pupitar in Generation VIII
  • 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 Pupitar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Pupitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pupitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rage Pupitar (Unleashed 38)
Skull Bash Pupitar (Neo Discovery 45)
Slash Pupitar (EX Unseen Forces 70)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Take Down  Normal  The Mystery is History

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani247.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%%
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm in a pupal stage, but I can jump around. No problem!
26%-50% HP Listen, my HP is down about halfway now.
1%-25% HP I'm pooped. I can't even hop about anymore...
Level up I leveled up! My shell grew even harder, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 247.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
Rock
Field move: None
Loops: 13 Min. exp.: 45 Max. exp.: 59
Browser entry R-194
Pupitar tackles with its spiky body and makes numerous rocks tumble down.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-121
It leaps around incredibly quickly while ramming to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-217/N-088
It triggers tremors and opens fissures that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush247Body.png Walking Speed: 1.33 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP247.png HP: ★★★ Move: Rock Slide
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Shed Skin
Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Ability 3: Shield
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Larvitar when its Attack is 74 or higher
Evolves into Tyranitar when its Attack is 132 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kageie, Katsuyori, and Sōun
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT247.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#209
Shuffle247.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO247.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 155 Base Defense: 133
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Larvitar Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Bite, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Dig, Crunch, Ancient Power, Frustration, Return

Evolution

246Larvitar.png
Unevolved
Larvitar
 Rock  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 30
247Pupitar.png
First evolution
Pupitar
 Rock  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 55
248Tyranitar.png
Second evolution
Tyranitar
 Rock  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 247.png Spr b 2g 247.png Spr 2s 247.png Spr b 2g 247.png Spr 2c 247.png Spr b 2c 247.png
Spr 2g 247 s.png Spr b 2g 247 s.png Spr 2s 247 s.png Spr b 2g 247 s.png Spr 2c 247 s.png Spr b 2c 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 247.png Spr b 3r 247.png Spr 3e 247.png Spr b 3r 247.png Spr 3r 247.png Spr b 3r 247.png
Spr 3r 247 s.png Spr b 3r 247 s.png Spr 3e 247 s.png Spr b 3r 247 s.png Spr 3r 247 s.png Spr b 3r 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 247.png Spr b 4d 247.png Spr 4d 247.png Spr b 4p 247.png Spr 4h 247.png Spr b 4p 247.png
Spr 4d 247 s.png Spr b 4d 247 s.png Spr 4d 247 s.png Spr b 4p 247 s.png Spr 4h 247 s.png Spr b 4p 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 247.png Spr b 5b 247.png Spr 5b 247.png Spr b 5b 247.png
Spr 5b 247 s.png Spr b 5b 247 s.png Spr 5b 247 s.png Spr b 5b 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 247.png Spr b 6x 247.png Spr 6x 247.png Spr b 6x 247.png
Spr 6x 247 s.png Spr b 6x 247 s.png Spr 6x 247 s.png Spr b 6x 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 247.png Spr b 7s 247.png Spr 7s 247.png Spr b 7s 247.png
Spr 7s 247 s.png Spr b 7s 247 s.png Spr 7s 247 s.png Spr b 7s 247 s.png
Front Back Front Back
247MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Pupitar images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

Spr b 2g 247 jp.png
Spr b 2g 247 s jp.png
Gold and Silver back sprites

Trivia

Origin

Pupitar appears based on a pupa, as it is between its evolutionary line's larval stage (Larvitar) and adulthood (Tyranitar).

Name origin

Pupitar appears to be derived from pupa, the stage in some insects between the larval stage and adulthood.

Sanagiras may be a combination of 蛹 sanagi (pupa) and 嫌い kirai (hate). Giras may derive from Gojira, the Japanese name for the character Godzilla, or Angiras, the Japanese name for the character Anguirus. Both are dinosaur-like tokusatsu movie monsters (kaiju) that share some characteristics with Tyranitar, its evolution.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サナギラス Sanagiras From sanagi, 嫌い kirai, Godzilla, and Angiras
France Flag.png French Ymphect From nymph and infecte. It may also have been named that way to resemble insecte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pupitar Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pupitar Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Pupitar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 데기라스 Degiras From 번데기 beondegi and Angiras.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 沙基拉 Shājīlā Transliteration of its Japanese name. May also be from 安基拉斯 Ānjīlāsī. Contains shā


External links


Larvitar #246: Larvitar
Pokémon
#248: Tyranitar Tyranitar
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