Tyranitar (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Pupitar #247: Pupitar
Pokémon
#249: Lugia Lugia
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Tyranitar (disambiguation).
Tyranitar
Armor Pokémon
バンギラス
Bangiras
#248
Tyranitar
Tyranitar
Mega Tyranitar
Mega Tyranitar



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Type
Rock Dark
Unknown Unknown
Mega Tyranitar
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Stream
Tyranitar
Cacophony
Mega Tyranitar
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Sand Stream
Mega Tyranitar
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Tyranitar
8'02" 2.5 m
Mega Tyranitar
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
445.3 lbs. 202.0 kg
Tyranitar
562.2 lbs. 255.0 kg
Mega Tyranitar
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Tyranitarite [[|]]
Base experience yield
218
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Tyranitar
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Tyranitar
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
Body06.png
Footprint
F248.png None.png
Mega Tyranitar
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
35
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Tyranitar (Japanese: バンギラス Bangiras) is a dual-type Rock/Dark pseudo-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Pupitar starting at level 55. It is the final form of Larvitar.

Tyranitar can Mega Evolve into Mega Tyranitar using the Tyranitarite.

Biology

Tyranitar is a large, bipedal, dinosaurian Pokémon with a green, armor-like hide covering its body. It has two pairs of pointed teeth: one in the upper jaw and one in the lower. Several spikes of varying size protrude from the back of its head, neck, and shoulders. Both sides of its chest, the center of its back, and its knees have two triangular holes. There is a gray, diamond-shaped patch of scales covering its belly, and a smaller one on its back. It has three claws on its feet and hands. A ring of spikes surrounds the tip of its tail.

Mega Tyranitar has more gaps in its armor than its normal form, with four new triangular holes along the sides of its neck and one on its throat. The four on its chest are now larger with the top two containing red ovals. While the spikes along the back of its neck grow shorter, the ones on its head elongate to form prominent ridges along its brows. The center spike on its head becomes a long, upright horn. Its chest plate expands, curving over its shoulders and along its back to form three long, irregular spikes on each side of its body. The scales on Mega Tyranitar's belly have now become red instead of blue and seethe with energy, enabling it to emanate more power.[1] It gains two sharp spikes on its knees, as well as more prominent leg joints. Its tail lengthens, with the three spikes surrounding its tip growing upward and outward. Its back had split open because of the overwhelming power from Mega Evolution.

Tyranitar is a powerful Pokémon with an insolent nature. It is extremely strong, and its thick, rocky hide gives it good resistance to all forms of attack. Because of this, it is always looking for a battle and will not flinch at anything, though it ignores opponents that it thinks are not worth its time. If enraged, Tyranitar sets off outstanding earthquakes that can completely change the entire landscape, destroying houses and mountains, often forcing cartographers to draw up new maps. It lives in nests made from demolished mountains. As a Mega Tyranitar, its instincts have only become more destructive, to the point where it may not even be able to hear its Trainer's orders. In the Galar region, it has a fierce rivalry with Duraludon, which it shares its habitat with, often battling each other in the mountains.[2]

In the anime

Main series

 
Tyranitar in the anime
 
Mega Tyranitar in the anime

Major appearances

Team A.C.T.

A Tyranitar was a member of Team A.C.T., who was considered for the job of rescuing Big Brother Pikachu in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!. They were, however, occupied on another mission.

Other

In Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, a Tyranitar was captured in a Dark Ball and used by the Iron-Masked Marauder in his quest to capture Celebi.

In Address Unown, when Ash and his friends entered the mind of Ash's Larvitar, they saw its memory of being separated from its Tyranitar mother. Larvitar returned to its mother in the following episode.

In A Poached Ego, Rico's Pupitar evolved into a Tyranitar and immediately attacked Team Rocket while trying to steal Arbok, Weezing, and the horde of Ekans and Koffing that Rico had been seeking. However, Team Rocket fought back, giving Arbok, Weezing, and the Ekans and Koffing enough time to escape. Tyranitar was eventually taken care of by Officer Jenny's Growlithe.

In Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, Dirk used a Tyranitar against Mewtwo. It eventually escaped when Mewtwo crushed its Poké Ball.

A Tyranitar that can Mega Evolve into Mega Tyranitar appeared in Mega Evolution Special III.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Tyranitar that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. It battled Ash's Pikachu and Noivern, as well as Volcanion. It was later freed from their control when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!, Alain used a Tyranitar during the final round of the Lumiose Conference against Ash. It battled Pikachu but was soon defeated.

In Not Caving Under Pressure!, a Tyranitar attacked a group of Alolan Sandshrew in an attempt to take over the Mount Lanakila cave they lived in. With Lillie's help, Tyranitar was defeated and sent running off.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, James pulled a Tyranitar from the Rocket Prize Master. They were used in an attempt to steal a horde of Bulbasaur and Ivysaur in Vermilion City.

Minor appearances

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Tyranitar were part of the feuding armies that were eventually placated by Sir Aaron in the past.

In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, a Tyranitar was living in Fennel Valley.

A Tyranitar appeared in a fantasy in Pinch Healing!.

In the opening sequence of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Rebecca used a Tyranitar in a battle against Brendan's Swampert.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), J's client's henchmen used a Tyranitar to attack Dawn, Brock, Officer Jenny, and Solana.

In A Faux Oak Finish!, a Trainer's Tyranitar was agitated by a splinter in its foot. However, Professor Oak was able to connect with it and pull the splinter out.

In Dressed for Jess Success!, a Coordinator's Tyranitar competed in the Lilypad Town Pokémon Contest.

A Tyranitar appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A robotic Tyranitar was used for a movie directed by Jules in An Epic Defense Force!.

In The Journalist from Another Region!, a Trainer's Tyranitar competed in the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Harvest Island.

A Tyranitar that can Mega Evolve into Mega Tyranitar appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

A Tyranitar and its Mega Evolved form appeared in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

A soldier's Tyranitar appeared in a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

In The Power of Us, a Tyranitar went on a rampage during the Pokémon Catch Race, but Ash was able to calm it down with Pikachu's help.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP264 Tyranitar Ash's Pokédex Tyranitar, the Armor Pokémon. Tyranitar has a heavily armored body that can withstand powerful attacks and is able to crush a mountain with one hand.

GOTCHA!

A Tyranitar briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Ethan.

In the manga

 
Tyranitar in Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

Tyranitar appeared in Celebi: a Timeless Encounter where the Iron-Masked Marauder captures it.

Pokémon Adventures

Prior to the events of Volume 8, Silver received a Pupitar from Lance. He evolved into Tyranitar prior to Silver's showdown with Gold in Tyranitar War. Silver remarked that Tyranitar's level was so high that "even I can't control it", likely referencing the tendency for traded Pokémon to disobey. Silver eventually returned Tyranitar to Lance, deeming himself still unsuitable to own him.

A Tyranitar appeared in A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, where it was one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

A Tyranitar appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Thorton rented a Tyranitar for his battle against Platinum in Uprooting Seedot and Outlasting Ledian.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

Tamaru owns a Tyranitar.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Main article: Black Tyranitar

In Farewell To Pikachu?!, Black unsealed the Black Tyranitar, a Pokémon that once wreaked havoc in the Johto region many years ago. However, upon being freed, it resumed its rampage. In the end, Gold managed to seal it back with the help of Eusine and Black.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Tyranitar appeared in GDZ47, under the ownership of a thief.

Shu caught a Tyranitar, as seen in GDZ63.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Main article: Team A.C.T.

The Tyranitar from Team A.C.T. appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team. He, along with his teammates, is a role model of Mudkip and tries to rescue him when he mistakenly believes that Ginji is a threat to Mudkip's safety.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Tyranitar appeared in Red's fantasy in The Great Helper!!.

Pokémon Try Adventure

A Tyranitar appeared in TA24.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

Billy of the Go-Rock Quads owns a Tyranitar, which first appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Three.

In the TCG

Main article: Tyranitar (TCG)
Main article: Dark Tyranitar

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tyranitar appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

In Version 1.0 of Pokémon FireRed, Tyranitar uses its Pokédex entry from Pokémon LeafGreen.

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#246
Gold Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Silver Extremely strong, it can change the landscape. It has an insolent nature that makes it not care about others.
Crystal In just one of its mighty hands, it has the power to make the ground shake and mountains crumble.
Stadium 2 Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. This Pokémon wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
Sapphire
Emerald A Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. It roams in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
FireRed It has an impudent nature. Having great strength, it can even change surrounding landforms.
LeafGreen Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#251
Diamond If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
SoulSilver Extremely strong, it can change the landscape. It has an insolent nature that makes it not care about others.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #294
Black If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
White
Black 2 The quakes caused when it walks make even great mountains crumble and change the surrounding terrain.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #104
Hoenn
#—
X In just one of its mighty hands, it has the power to make the ground shake and mountains crumble.
Y If it rampages, it knocks down mountains and buries rivers. Maps must be redrawn afterward.
Omega Ruby Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. This Pokémon wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #249
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It wanders through the mountains seeking opponents to fight. If it finds an opponent that's not worthy, Tyranitar ignores it and wanders on.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is a mobile disaster, leaving mountains crumbled and houses destroyed in its wake.
Mega Tyranitar
Ultra Sun Due to the colossal power poured into it, this Pokémon's back split right open. Its destructive instincts are the only thing keeping it moving.
Ultra Moon The effects of Mega Evolution make it more ferocious than ever. It's unclear whether it can even hear its Trainer's orders.
Generation VIII Galar
#385
Galar
Crown Tundra #141
Sword Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies.
Shield The quakes caused when it walks make even great mountains crumble and change the surrounding terrain.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Pupitar
Crystal
Evolve Pupitar
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Pupitar
Colosseum
Tower Colosseum (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Pupitar
Generation IV
Diamond
Evolve Pupitar
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Evolve Pupitar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Pupitar
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Route 15 (rustling grass)
Black 2 White 2
Route 15 (rustling grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Pupitar
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Pupitar
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade, Evolve Dynamax Crystal Pupitar, Wild Area News
Shield
Dusty Bowl (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Shield Expansion Pass
Roaring-Sea Caves (Wanderer)


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 20, Forever Level 69, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Pupitar
Ranger
Go-Rock Base
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Quicksand Pit (B2F-B10F)
MD Sky
Quicksand Pit (B2F-B10F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island, Fire Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Rugged Flats (post-ending)
Conquest
Evolve Pupitar
Rumble U
Entranceway: Battle Royale - Cage Match (Boss), Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 5
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 200
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 639
Event: Tyranitar Appears
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 23: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Castform Sea, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Zygarde Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters EX
Interlude 1: Brock's Grit (Sygna Suit Brock's)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Sweltering SandsDay Level 2+, Night Level 2, Barren BadlandsNight


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Tyranitar English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Tyranitar English United States 70 August 8, 2006
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Tyranitar Japanese Japan 100 September 15 to October 28, 2012
B2W2 Strongest Class Pokémon Gift Tyranitar Korean South Korea 100 February 24 to May 5, 2013
XY Pokémon Center Battle Championship Tyranitar All Japan 50 June 9 to 15, 2014;
July 7 to 21, 2014
X 2014 Korean World Championship Series Tyranitar All South Korea 50 July 5, 2014
ORAS Kotone Yasue's Tyranitar Japanese region Nintendo Zone 55  November 7 to December 6, 2015
XYORAS XY&Z Tyranitar Korean region Online 100 October 19 to November 15, 2016
Pokémon Global Link promotions
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Global Link Tyranitar English PGL 55 March 14 to May 23, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Tyranitar French PGL 55 March 14 to May 23, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Tyranitar German PGL 55 March 14 to May 23, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Tyranitar Italian PGL 55 March 14 to May 23, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Tyranitar Spanish PGL 55 March 14 to May 23, 2013
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 40, 50, 60 April 28 to May 11, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum   Nugget (100%)
Events*   Focus Sash (100%)   Tyranitarite (100%)
  Life Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Tyranitar
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
134
125 - 204 245 - 403
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
Total:
600
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.


Mega Tyranitar
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
164
152 - 237 299 - 469
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Total:
700
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
2/2 ★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
17/18 ★★★


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 ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Tyranitar is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 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
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
5959 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM02  TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM52  TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM59  TM59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69  TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM72  TM72 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM78  TM78 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM79  TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM95  TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100  TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tyranitar 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 Tyranitar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • 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 
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • 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 Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tyranitar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tyranitar
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Scratch Tyranitar ex (POP Series 1 17)
Slam Tyranitar (Neo Discovery 12)
Rocket's Tyranitar (VS 142)
Tyranitar (Celestial Storm 87)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let us fight! For our victory!
26%-50% HP This is worrisome... My health should be down by half so soon?
1%-25% HP I'm fainting... I lack power...
Level up There! I've leveled up! I'll keep gaining power this way!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:  
Dark
Field move:    
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 300 Max. exp.: 340
Browser entry R-195
Tyranitar shoots a beam from its mouth. It also shakes its body to trigger quakes.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:  
Dark
Field move:  
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry R-122
It is a vicious Pokémon that triggers rockfalls and shoots beams from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Rock
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Rock
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-218/N-089
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Tyranitar is all set to show anyone in the Granite Zone his superior skills at Rhyperior's Bumper Burn.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:    Weak:  
PokéPark Pad entry:
Ever since Conkeldurr scolded him for his reckless behavior, he respects Conkeldurr like a father. He does this even though he sometimes rebels against him.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★ Move: Stone Edge
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Frighten
Ability 2: Tenacity
Ability 3: Last Bastion
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Pupitar when its Attack is 132 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Kageie, Katsuyori, and Sōun
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#210
 
 

Eject
Removes one non-Support Pokémon icon without fail.
Skill Swapper: Crushing Step
Mega Effects   15
Erases Pokémon and disruptions around three spots you tap.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#210
 
 

Barrier Shot
Removes two barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.
Mega Effects   4
Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 251 Base Defense: 207
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Iron Tail, Smack Down
Charged Attacks: Fire Blast, Crunch, Stone Edge, Frustration, Return
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #136
Tyranitar has such a sturdy body, it can even doze off in the middle of a sandstorm. We saw it waiting in the desert, hoping for a suitably strong opponent to come along.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Larvitar
 Rock  Ground 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Pupitar
 Rock  Ground 
 
Level 55
 
Second evolution
Tyranitar
 Rock  Dark 


Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Tyranitar
Tyranitar
 Rock  Dark 

 
Tyranitarite


Held Tyranitarite
 
Mega Tyranitar
Tyranitar
 Rock  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
400px 400px
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Trivia

Origin

Tyranitar shares strong similarities with the Armadillo girdled lizard, a desert-dwelling lizard mainly distinguished by its especially firm scales.

Tyranitar may also be based on the Tyrannosaurus, a large theropod from the late Cretaceous time period. Another influence it may have is with the kaiju genre; its upright posture may allude to how most kaiju are humanoid in shape, due to the need to fit a person inside the suit. Mega Tyranitar's back splitting open could be based on an insect emerging from its cocoon.

Name origin

Tyranitar may be derived from tyrant or Tyrannosaurus (derived from the same root).

Bangiras may be a combination of 野蛮 yaban (savage) or 蛮 ban (barbarian) and 嫌い kirai (hate).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese バンギラス Bangiras From 野蛮 yaban, ban, 嫌い kirai, ゴリラ gorira , and kugira .
  French Tyranocif From tyran or Tyrannosaurus and nocif
  Spanish Tyranitar Same as English name
  German Despotar From Despot and lizard
  Italian Tyranitar Same as English name
  Korean 마기라스 Magiras From 만 (蠻) man and Giras. May contain 마 (魔) ma, which refers to one of its type
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 班吉拉 Bānjīlā Transliteration of its Japanese name.


Related articles

Notes

External links


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