Tatsugiri (Pokémon)

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0977MS.png #0977: Dondozo
Pokémon
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Tatsugiri
Mimicry Pokémon
シャリタツ
Syaritatsu
#0978
Curly Form
Curly Form
Droopy Form
Droopy Form
Stretchy Form
Stretchy Form



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Water
Unknown Unknown
Droopy Form
Unknown Unknown
Stretchy Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Commander Cacophony
Droopy Form
Cacophony
Stretchy Form
Storm Drain
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Droopy Form
Cacophony
Stretchy Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
100 (21.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
35 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Curly Form
0'0" 0 m
Droopy Form
0'0" 0 m
Stretchy Form
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
17.6 lbs. 8.0 kg
Curly Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Droopy Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Stretchy Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Curly Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Droopy Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Stretchy Form
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
Footprint
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Droopy Form
Pokédex color
Red
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
50
External Links

Tatsugiri (Japanese: シャリタツ Syaritatsu) is a dual-type Dragon/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has three separate forms: Curly Form, Droopy Form, and Stretchy Form.

Tatsugiri interacts with Dondozo in Double Battles via its signature Ability, Commander, and Dondozo's signature move, Order Up.

Biology

Tatsugiri is a small piscine dragon Pokémon that comes in three forms. All forms share the same basic physiology, with two large eyes, long pectoral fins, a wavy dorsal fin, and a split tail fin. All forms also have a white throat sac, which resembles a bed of rice when inflated; Tatsugiri inflates its throat sac to camouflage itself. The major difference between each form of Tatsugiri is its colors and the poses it makes. Curly Form Tatsugiri is orange with darker orange splotches all over its body and a white underbelly, and it often assumes an upcurled stance. Droopy Form Tatsugiri is mostly a pinkish-red, with white colorations on its belly and fins; true to its name, it tends to droop on its throat sac. Stretchy Form Tatsugiri is a solid yellow, except for its white throat sac; it assumes a straight, horizontal pose. It is said that Tatsugiri's various forms are an adaptation to suit the preferences of its prey.

Although relatively weak, Tatsugiri is one of the most intelligent dragon Pokémon. It baits prey such as bird Pokémon by playing dead. When its prey approaches, Tatsugiri then commands its partner, Dondozo, to attack. The Dondozo follows the orders of its Tatsugiri partner loyally, and provides the Tatsugiri protection and shelter with its large mouth, in exchange for a greater chance at catching prey.

Tatsugiri is the only known Pokémon that can have Commander as an Ability.

A giant Tatsugiri, together with a giant Dondozo, are both known as the False Dragon Titan, one of the Titan Pokémon found in the Paldea region.

Forms

Tatsugiri has three separate forms: Curly Form, Droopy Form, and Stretchy Form.

Curly Form
 
Droopy Form
 
Stretchy Form
 

Game data

 
The False Dragon Titan in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#375
Kitakami
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Blueberry
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Curly Form
Scarlet This is a small dragon Pokémon. It lives inside the mouth of Dondozo to protect itself from enemies on the outside.
Violet Tatsugiri is an extremely cunning Pokémon. It feigns weakness to lure in prey, then orders its partner to attack.
Droopy Form
Scarlet This species’ differing colors and patterns are apparently the result of Tatsugiri changing itself to suit the preferences of the prey it lures in.
Violet This Pokémon tricks its opponents by playing dead. It is small and weak, but it uses its smarts to survive.
Stretchy Form
Scarlet Bird Pokémon are its main prey. This Pokémon knows it’s weak, so it hunts with a partner.
Violet It's one of the most intelligent dragon Pokémon. It camouflages itself by inflating its throat sac.


 
Curly Form Tatsugiri in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: Casseroya Lake (All Forms)
North Province: Casseroya LakeFormer Titan (Only one) (Curly Form)
Tera Raid Battles (5★) (All Forms)


In side games

In events

Stretchy Form Tatsugiri
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SV 2023 World Championships Stretchy Form Tatsugiri All online 50 August 7 to 31, 2023

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
68
128 - 175 246 - 340
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Total:
475
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 ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
066 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1717 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2323 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3434 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
3939 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
4343 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4747 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
5252 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tatsugiri
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tatsugiri

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM100  TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM169  TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM185  TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM226  TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tatsugiri
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Tatsugiri

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tatsugiri
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tatsugiri
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tatsugiri

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0978.png Base HP: 169 Base Attack: 226 Base Defense: 166
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Take Down, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Outrage, Surf, Hydro Pump, Muddy Water

Form data

Tatsugiri has three different non-interchangeable forms: Curly Form (which is orange), Droopy Form (which is magenta), and Stretchy Form (which is yellow), each with different colors, fin shapes, and patterns on their bodies. When Dondozo uses the move Order Up after Tatsugiri has entered its mouth using its Ability Commander, the stat boost that Dondozo gains is based on the Tatsugiri form in its mouth, with Curly Form increasing Attack, Droopy Form increasing Defense, and Stretchy Form increasing Speed.

Curly Form
 
Attack boost
Droopy Form
 
Defense boost
Stretchy Form
 
Speed boost

Evolution data

Curly Form

 
Unevolved
Tatsugiri
Curly Form
 Dragon  Water 

Droopy Form

 
Unevolved
Tatsugiri
Droopy Form
 Dragon  Water 

Stretchy Form

 
Unevolved
Tatsugiri
Stretchy Form
 Dragon  Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Challenge the World!

A Curly Form Tatsugiri briefly appeared in Challenge the World!

Biri-Biri

A Curly Form Tatsugiri, namely the False Dragon Titan, briefly appeared as a silhouette in the music video for Biri-Biri.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

One of each form of Tatsugiri appeared in Breathe Together.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Tatsugiri (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Tatsugiri seems to be based on sushi, specifically the nigirizushi (a type of sushi shaped by hands, instead of rolled): Curly Form resembles a shrimp nigiri, Droopy Form resembles a tuna nigiri, and Stretchy Form resembles an egg or a herring roe nigiri. Likewise, Shiny Curly Form resembles an eel nigiri, Shiny Droopy Form resembles a halibut or a squid nigiri, and Shiny Stretchy Form resembles a salmon nigiri. Tatsugiri also somewhat resembles the koi fish, which, like Tatsugiri, has many colored varieties.

Tatsugiri's Dragon type may be a reference to the East Asian cultural association of koi (and carp in general) with dragons. Curly Form's curved posture may also be a reference to Shachihoko. Tatsugiri's lobed fins and its ability to walk on land may be inspired by lungfishes and lungfish-like species like Polypterus senegalus, sometimes known as "dragonfish".

Tatsugiri's habit of entering Dondozo's mouth is a possible reference to mouthbrooding, a parenting style performed by many species of fish where the parent fish will keep their offspring safe by holding them inside their mouth. Tatsugiri's hunting methods may also be a reference to fishing lures and fishing bait. Tatsugiri and Dondozo's synergy together seems to reference the common "Brains and Brawn" team-up trope in media, as Tatsugiri is physically weak but highly intelligent, and acts as the boss for the powerful but unintelligent Dondozo.

Name origin

Tatsugiri may be a combination of 竜 tatsu (Japanese for dragon) and 握り寿司 nigirizushi.

Syaritatsu may be a combination of シャリ shari (sushi rice) and 竜 tatsu.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese シャリタツ Syaritatsu From シャリ shari and tatsu
  French Nigirigon From 握り寿司 nigirizushi and dragon
  Spanish Tatsugiri Same as English name
  German Nigiragi From 握り寿司 nigirizushi and dragon
  Italian Tatsugiri Same as English name
  Korean 싸리용 Ssariyong From the transcription of Japanese name and 용 (龍) yong
  Mandarin Chinese 米立龍 / 米立龙 Mǐlìlóng From 米粒 mǐlì and 龍 / 龙 lóng
  Cantonese Chinese 米立龍 Máihlahplùhng From 米粒 máihlāp and lùhng


Curly Form

Language Title
  Japanese そったすがた Sotta Sugata
Chinese Cantonese 上弓姿勢 Seuhnggūng Jīsai
Mandarin 上弓姿勢 / 上弓姿势 Shànggōng Zīshì
  French Forme Courbée
  German Gebogene Form
  Italian Forma Arcuata
  Korean 젖힌 모습 Jeothin Moseup
  Spanish Forma Curvada
  Thai ร่างโค้ง

Droopy Form

Language Title
  Japanese たれたすがた Tareta Sugata
Chinese Cantonese 下垂姿勢 Hahsèuih Jīsai
Mandarin 下垂姿勢 / 下垂姿势 Xiàchuí Zīshì
  French Forme Affalée
  German Hängende Form
  Italian Forma Adagiata
  Korean 늘어진 모습 Ner-eojin Moseup
  Spanish Forma Lánguida
  Thai ร่างย้อย

Stretchy Form

Language Title
  Japanese のびたすがた Nobita Sugata
Chinese Cantonese 平挺姿勢 Pìhngtíhng Jīsai
Mandarin 平挺姿勢 / 平挺姿势 Píngtǐng Zīshì
  French Forme Raide
  German Gestreckte Form
  Italian Forma Tesa
  Korean 뻗은 모습 Ppeodeun Moseup
  Spanish Forma Recta
  Thai ร่างยืด


Related articles

References

External links


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