Tinkatuff (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Tinkatuff
Hammer Pokémon
ナカヌチャン
Nakanuchan
#0958
Tinkatuff



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Mold Breaker or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Fairy
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
130.3 lbs. 59.1 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
133
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Tinkatuff
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
50
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Tinkatuff (Japanese: ナカヌチャン Nakanuchan) is a dual-type Fairy/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Tinkatink starting at level 24 and evolves into Tinkaton starting at level 38.

Biology

Tinkatuff is a pink humanoid Pokémon, with a large head and arms and short, stumpy toeless feet with light pink circles underneath. Its arms have three fingers each, and it has steel plates on its hips that resemble outturned pockets. Its head has light pink circles on its cheeks, silver eyes, and a mouth with square teeth-like growths on the upper and lower lips. It has thin eyebrows or eyelashes above its eyes that give it a perpetually angered expression. On top of its head is a white growth resembling hair tied into a ponytail, with a light pink zigzag pattern on the rim where the growth meets the head.

Tinkatuff carries a large, gray, crude yet sturdy hammer, with loose metal plates for the hammer head and what appears to be the old hammer Tinkatuff had as a Tinkatink on top of the shaft. Tinkatuff makes its hammer using metal it collects from groups of Pawniard and Bisharp, which it preys on. Two Tinkatuff will smash their hammers together in order to test out the hammers' strength. Tinkatuff lives in homes made from piles of scrap metal. It is a female-only species. Tinkatuff largely resides in various ruins across Paldea.

Evolution

Tinkatuff evolves from Tinkatink and evolves into Tinkaton.

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

 
Unevolved
Tinkatink
 Fairy  Steel 

 
First evolution
Tinkatuff
 Fairy  Steel 

 
Second evolution
Tinkaton
 Fairy  Steel 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#280
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon will attack groups of Pawniard and Bisharp, gathering metal from them in order to create a large and sturdy hammer.
Violet These Pokémon make their homes in piles of scrap metal. They test the strength of each other's hammers by smashing them together.


 
Tinkatuff in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Six
East Province: Area Two
West Province: Area Two, Asado Desert
North Province: Area One, Area Three, Dalizapa Passage, Casseroya Lake
West Province: Area One (Dark Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (3★)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Total:
380
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 ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Fairy Wind Fairy Special 04040 100100% 30
055 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
088 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1111 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
1414 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
1717 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100100% 10
2121 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
2424 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100100% 20
2727 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3131 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
3535 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
3939 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
4343 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4747 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 09090% 10
5252 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tinkatuff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tinkatuff

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM037  TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM080  TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM170  TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM223  TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tinkatuff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Tinkatuff

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
Ice Hammer Ice Physical 100 90% 10
Quash* Dark Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tinkatuff
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tinkatuff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tinkatuff

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 Tinkatuff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tinkatuff

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
  • A superscript level indicates that Tinkatuff can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tinkatuff
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tinkatuff

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0958.png Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 145
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Tinkatink Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Fairy Wind, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Play Rough, Brutal Swing, Flash Cannon

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Tinkatink
 Fairy  Steel 
 
Level 24
 
First evolution
Tinkatuff
 Fairy  Steel 
 
Level 38
 
Second evolution
Tinkaton
 Fairy  Steel 


Sprites

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


In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A wild Tinkatuff appeared in Breathe Together.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Tinkatuff (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Given its type combination and its size, Tinkatuff may be inspired by duendes, gnomes, or dwarfs, the latter of which are commonly depicted smithing and using iron tools and weapons.

Name origin

Tinkatuff may be a combination of tinker (itinerant tinsmith) and tough.

Nakanuchan may be a combination of 中 naka (middle), 鍛冶 kanuchi (blacksmith), and the Japanese diminutive suffix ~ちゃん -chan.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ナカヌチャン Nakanuchan From naka, 鍛冶 kanuchi, and ~ちゃん -chan
  French Forgella From forger and -ella
  Spanish Tinkatuff Same as English name
  German Tafforgita From taff, forge and -ita
  Italian Tinkatuff Same as English name
  Korean 벼리짱 Byeorijjang From 벼리다 byeorida and 대장장이 daejangjang-i
  Mandarin Chinese 巧鍛匠 / 巧锻匠 Qiǎoduànjiàng From qiǎo, 鍛 / 锻 duàn and 鐵匠 / 铁匠 tiějiàng
  Cantonese Chinese 巧鍛匠 Háaudyunjeuhng From háau, dyun and 鐵匠 titjeuhng


Related articles

References

External links

  #0957: Tinkatink
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#0959: Tinkaton  
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