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Tirtouga
Prototurtle Pokémon
プロトーガ
Protoga
#564
Tirtouga



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Solid Rock or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Tirtouga
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
36.4 lbs. 16.5 kg
Tirtouga
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
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
71
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Tirtouga
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F564.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tirtouga (Japanese: プロトーガ Protoga) is a Water/Rock Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It is resurrected from a Cover Fossil and evolves into Carracosta starting at level 37.

Contents

Biology

Tirtouga is a reptilian Pokémon resembling a baby leatherback sea turtle. Its body is blue with black spots on the edges of its flippers. Its black shell has six circular indentations in it. It has a black upper beak and a mask that covers most of its head. It has a light blue patch underneath its eyes.

Tirtouga's shell is very tough, and it can dive down to depths of as much as 1,000 meters. Tirtouga was known to actively hunt for prey to the extent that it would go on land to reach them. Tirtouga lived in the oceans long ago and is now extant only by reviving it from fossils. The people of Alola believe it to be an ancestor of most turtle Pokémon.

In the anime

Tirtouga in the anime

Major appearances

Tirtouga made its main series debut in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1, where it was befriended by Ferris in the past. The same Tirtouga appeared in the follow-up episode, where it managed to evolve into Carracosta.

Minor appearances

Multiple Tirtouga debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW076 Tirtouga Ash's Pokédex Tirtouga, the Prototurtle Pokémon. Tirtouga can dive underwater to half-mile depths, and can also attack onshore.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

A Tirtouga appeared in PMBW12.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners manga

Two Tirtouga appeared in BWGP05.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Costa

Marshal owned a Tirtouga sometime before arriving in Nimbasa City. Because of his uncontrollable nature, he released him the day before meeting Black and White. He was later caught by Black and nicknamed Costa. Under Black's ownership, he eventually evolved. He first appeared in Growing Pains.

A Trainer's Tirtouga appeared in PS547.

In the TCG

Main article: Tirtouga (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #070
Unova
B2W2: #126
Black Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
White About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Black 2 This Pokémon was restored from a fossil. It swam skillfully and dove to depths beyond half a mile.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Y Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
Omega Ruby About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Alpha Sapphire Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #194
Alola
USUM: #241
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Based on studies of its skeletal structure, it can apparently dive to ocean depths of over half a mile.
Moon Reputed to be the ancestor of most turtle Pokémon, it lived in warm seas approximately a hundred million years ago.
Ultra Sun It was restored from an ancient fossil. Tirtouga lived in the sea but came up onto the land to search for prey.
Ultra Moon Its hunting grounds encompassed a broad area, from the land to more than half a mile deep in the ocean.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #147
Sword This Pokémon inhabited ancient seas. Although it can only crawl, it still comes up onto land in search of prey.
Shield Tirtouga is considered to be the ancestor of many turtle Pokémon. It was restored to life from a fossil.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Cover Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Cover Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Dream World
Sparkling Sea*
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Cover Fossil at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
Omega Ruby
Trade
Receive Cover Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Alpha Sapphire
Revive from Cover Fossil at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Generation VII
Sun
Revive from Cover Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Moon
Trade
Receive Cover Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Revive from Cover Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F
MD GTI
Glacier Palace (1F-13F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Entranceway: The Hidden Basement
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3We
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 475
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Lake of Tranquility (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Tirtouga Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Wacan Berry Wacan Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
54
114 - 161 218 - 312
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
103
97 - 170 189 - 335
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
22
24 - 81 44 - 157
Total:
355
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
033 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
066 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
099 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
1212 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1818 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
2121 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
2727 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3030 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
3333 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3939 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
4242 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4545 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
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
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM61Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
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
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 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
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowking Block* Normal Status —% 5
LombreLudicoloCorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
MudkipMarshtompSwampertArchenArcheops Rock Throw Rock Physical 50 90% 15
OmanyteOmastarMarillAzumarillSphealSealeo
Walrein
Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
KrabbyKinglerDratiniDragonairDragoniteMarill
AzumarillWooperQuagsire
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckTentacool
TentacruelSlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowking
SlowkingLaprasRemoraidOctilleryMantineMudkip
MarshtompSwampertWingullPelipperMiloticShellos
GastrodonSkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzerSobble
DrizzileInteleon
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tirtouga 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 Tirtouga in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tirtouga
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tirtouga
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT564.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#616
Shuffle564.png

L-Boost
Increases damage when making an L-shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO564.png Base Stamina: 144 Base Attack: 134 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Tirtouga Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Bite
Charged Attacks: Surf, Ancient Power, Body Slam

Evolution

564Tirtouga.png
Unevolved
Tirtouga
 Water  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 37
565Carracosta.png
First evolution
Carracosta
 Water  Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 564.png Spr b 5b 564.png Spr 5b 564.png Spr b 5b 564.png
Spr 5b 564 s.png Spr b 5b 564 s.png Spr 5b 564 s.png Spr b 5b 564 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 564.png Spr b 6x 564.png Spr 6x 564.png Spr b 6x 564.png
Spr 6x 564 s.png Spr b 6x 564 s.png Spr 6x 564 s.png Spr b 6x 564 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 564.png Spr b 7s 564.png Spr 7s 564.png Spr b 7s 564.png
Spr 7s 564 s.png Spr b 7s 564 s.png Spr 7s 564 s.png Spr b 7s 564 s.png
Front Back Front Back
564MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Tirtouga images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Unreleased Pokémon-like design
  • Tirtouga and its evolved form are the only Fossil Pokémon to have Rock as their secondary type.
  • Tirtouga has a striking resemblance to a Pokémon-like design which appeared in the April 1997 issue of MicroGroup Game Review.
  • Tirtouga and its evolved form have only been obtainable with their Hidden Ability in the Pokémon Dream World. Due to the closure of the Pokémon Global Link, they can no longer be obtained with their Hidden Ability, except by breeding.

Origin

Tirtouga appears to be based on a baby sea turtle, more specifically, a leatherback. It also may be based on Protostega, a large, prehistoric sea turtle that was smaller than the Archelon that Carracosta may be based on.

Name origin

Tirtouga may be a corruption of tortuga (Spanish for turtle, tir having a similar phonetic pronunciation to the tur in turtle) or derived from Tortuga (translated as Turtle Island in French and Spanish). It may also be a corruption of tartaruga, Italian and Portuguese for tortoise, seeing as turtles are closely related to tortoises.

Protoga may be a combination of Protostega (an extinct turtle species largest second to only the Archelon, which its evolution is based on) and tortuga.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese プロトーガ Protoga From Protostega
France Flag.png French Carapagos From carapace and Galápagos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tirtouga Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Galapaflos From Galápagos and Flosse
Italy Flag.png Italian Tirtouga Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프로토가 Protoga Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 原蓋海龜 / 原盖海龟 Yuángàihǎiguī From 原蓋龜 Yuángàiguī and 海龜 hǎiguī


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