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Cetitan (Japanese: ハルクジラ, HepburnHarukujira) is an Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Cetitan is a white whale-like Pokémon. It has a spherical body with five horns protruding from it, two of which are on the top of its head and three of which come from the front of its face. The three protruding from its face are split into a single white horn on its upper jaw and two gray ones on its lower jaw. Its lower jaw is also gray with a white dot pattern that covers its stomach. It has pink highlights that appear around its eyes, fins, and fluke-like tail. It also has two-toed feet.

Behavior[]

Due to their large bodies, Cetitan require strong muscles to move themselves around. They also use these muscles to dish out hard-hitting physical attacks. Cetitan also require thick blubber, as they often migrate around Paldea's snowy regions.

To keep up with their sizes, they eat a lot of snow and ice to fuel themselves and eat much more than a Cetoddle pod could in one day. When rival Cetitan encounter one another in the wild, the individual with the smaller horns will yield to the one with the larger ones.

They are avoided by other large Pokémon due to their might, like Avalugg for example. But despite this, they are quite the gentle giants and act like parents to young Cetoddle.

Natural Abilities[]

The white horns on their upper jaws are capable of collecting ice energy, which can turn the surrounding environment freezing cold.

Evolution[]

Cetitan evolves from Cetoddle by use of an Ice Stone.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Scarlet and Violet Glaseado Mountain, 5-star and 6-star Raids Rare

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    This Pokémon wanders around snowy, icy areas. It protects its body with powerful muscles and a thick layer of fat under its skin.

  • Violet

    Ice energy builds up in the horn on its upper jaw, causing the horn to reach cryogenic temperatures that freeze its surroundings.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
170
Attack
113
Defense
65
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
55
Speed
73
Total
521

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Powder Snow Type Ice Special 40 100% 25
6 Growl Type Normal Status 100% 40
9 Echoed Voice Type Normal Special 40 100% 15
12 Ice Shard Type Ice Physical 40 100% 30
15 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 5
19 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
25 Flail Type Normal Physical 100% 15
27 Avalanche Type Ice Physical 60 100% 10
31 Bounce Type Flying Physical 85 85% 5
36 Body Slam Type Normal Physical 85 100% 15
40 Amnesia Type Psychic Status —% 20
44 Ice Spinner Type Ice Physical 80 100% 15
49 Double-Edge Type Normal Physical 120 100% 15
53 Blizzard Type Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM002 Charm Type Fairy Status 100% 20
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
TM010 Ice Fang Type Ice Physical 65 95% 15
TM011 Water Pulse Type Water Special 60 100% 20
TM022 Chilling Water Type Water Special 50 100% 20
TM025 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM028 Bulldoze Type Ground Physical 60 100% 20
TM034 Icy Wind Type Ice Special 55 95% 15
TM046 Avalanche Type Ice Physical 60 100% 10
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status —% 10
TM050 Rain Dance Type Water Status —% 5
TM052 Snowscape Type Ice Status —% 10
TM066 Body Slam Type Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TM069 Ice Punch Type Ice Physical 75 100% 15
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
TM084 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground Physical 75 100% 10
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 5
TM089 Body Press Type Fighting Physical 80 100% 10
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
TM110 Liquidation Type Water Physical 85 100% 10
TM117 Hyper Voice Type Normal Special 90 100% 10
TM121 Heavy Slam Type Steel Physical 100% 10
TM124 Ice Spinner Type Ice Physical 80 100% 15
TM127 Play Rough Type Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
TM128 Amnesia Type Psychic Status —% 20
TM130 Helping Hand Type Normal Status —% 20
TM135 Ice Beam Type Ice Special 90 100% 10
TM143 Blizzard Type Ice Special 110 70% 5
TM149 Earthquake Type Ground Physical 100 100% 10
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding[]

To see the Egg Moves that Cetitan can learn, refer to Cetoddle.


Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites[]

    Trivia[]

    • Yusuke Kozaki revealed himself to be the designer of both Cetoddle and Cetitan, as well as Varoom and Revavroom.[1]
    • Cetitan's HP stat equals to that of Wailord, another Pokémon inspired by baleen whales.
    • Cetitan currently has the longest cry of any Pokémon, clocking around 4.007 seconds.

    Origin[]

    Cetitan appears to be inspired by different cetaceans, most notably right whales based on their highly arched mouth, round body without dorsal fin, belly without ventral grooves, and horns near their jaw (which may be based on the callosities found on the head and mouth of right whales). Right whales were heavily hunted for thick blubber and oils and were named because they were "right whales to hunt" due to their inquisitiveness and calm natures. These correspond with that of Cetitan and Cetoddle to be friendly by nature and possess thick fats and drop Cetoddle Grease on occasions, and North Atlantic Right Whales were heavily hunted in Iberian Peninsula, the inspiration source of Paldea, and were called "Balea Vasca" ("whales of Basque"), and is now virtually extinct in European and African waters. North Atlantic right whale's scientific name (Eubalaena glacialis) means "true whales of ice", somewhat corresponding to the type of Cetitan.

    Additionally, Cetitan's Ice type may allude to the bowhead whale, which are close relatives to right whales and are also known as "Arctic whales" or "Ice whales" or "Polar whales" or "Greenland right whales". Its white coloration brings to mind a beluga whale or Moby Dick, an albino sperm whale that appears in a novel of the same name. Its horns may also make it inspired by a narwhal. Furthermore, Cetitan's anatomy to possess hind-legs may be based on prehistoric, four-limbed cetaceans.

    Cetitan may also be based on the ningen (ニンゲン), a creature from modern Japanese folklore that is said to live in subantarctic oceans (which may be another explanation for its Ice typing). The creature is often described as being both human- and whale-like in appearance and is often depicted as bipedal (which may explain Cetitan's legs). The ningen is also described to be completely pale white in color.

    Etymology[]

    Cetitan comes from "cetus" (Latin for "whale") or "Cetacea" (the order of animals including whales and dolphins) and "titan".

    Gallery[]

    References[]


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