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

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Tatsugiri are small fish-like Pokémon. Sometimes they may rest on what appears to be a bed of "rice", which is actually their throat sac, making them look very similar to sushi.

Curly Tatsugiri have an orange underbelly with the top part (and their fins) being darker in color. Shiny Curly forms are much darker in appearance while still retaining the orange shading.

Stretchy Tatsugiri are completely yellow. Shiny Stretchy forms are orange in color similarly to the Curly Form, but they also have stripes of yellow across their top.

Droopy Tatsugiri are scarlet-crimson in color, with the top fin and the top part of their pelvic fin being white in color. Shiny Droopy forms are completely white.

Behavior[]

Tatsugiri are capable of accommodating to their environment in three forms, which have their own pose and colors. They are very intelligent Pokémon who work with the less intelligent but more powerful Dondozo to hunt food, of which they prefer bird Pokémon. They are known to play dead, feign weakness and camouflage themselves to catch prey and avoid predators.

Dondozo treats Tatsugiri like a boss, following them around loyally in return for food which Tatsugiri plans a hunt for. Tatsugiri can normally go about on its own, but they tend to live inside Dondozo's mouth as a way to protect themselves from enemies.

Natural abilities[]

Tatsugiri have the ability Commander; when paired with a Dondozo in a Double Battle, the Tatsugiri will leap into Dondozo's mouth, increasing all of its stats by two stages. This also prevents Tatsugiri from being attacked, however it will be unable to partake in the battle until the host Dondozo is defeated. Tatsugiri also come with Storm Drain which makes them immune to Water-type attacks and increases their Special Attack if struck by one.

Evolution[]

Tatsugiri does not evolve.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Scarlet and Violet Casseroya Lake, 5-star Raids Uncommon

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    Curly Form: This is a small dragon Pokémon. It lives inside the mouth of Dondozo to protect itself from enemies on the outside.
    Droopy Form: This species’ differing colors and patterns are apparently the result of Tatsugiri changing itself to suit the preferences of the prey it lures in.
    Stretchy Form: Bird Pokémon are its main prey. This Pokémon knows it’s weak, so it hunts with a partner.

  • Violet

    Curly Form: Tatsugiri is an extremely cunning Pokémon. It feigns weakness to lure in prey, then orders its partner to attack.
    Droopy Form: This Pokémon tricks its opponents by playing dead. It is small and weak, but it uses its smarts to survive.
    Stretchy Form: It's one of the most intelligent dragon Pokémon. It camouflages itself by inflating its throat sac.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
68
Attack
50
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
95
Speed
82
Total
475

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Water Gun Type Water Special 40 100% 25
1 Splash Type Normal Status - -% 40
6 Harden Type Normal Status - -% 30
12 Helping Hand Type Normal Status - -% 20
17 Water Pulse Type Water Special 60 100% 20
23 Soak Type Water Status - 100% 20
28 Taunt Type Dark Status - 100% 20
34 Memento Type Dark Status - 100% 10
39 Muddy Water Type Water Special 90 85% 10
43 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
47 Mirror Coat Type Psychic Special - 100% 20
52 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon Special 85 100% 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.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
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
TM034 Icy Wind Type Ice Special 55 95% 15
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM050 Rain Dance Type Water Status - -% 5
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM087 Taunt Type Dark Status - 100% 20
TM100 Dragon Dance Type Dragon Status - -% 20
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM115 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon Special 85 100% 10
TM123 Surf Type Water Special 90 100% 15
TM130 Helping Hand Type Normal Status - -% 20
TM132 Baton Pass Type Normal Status - -% 40
TM140 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status - -% 20
TM142 Hydro Pump Type Water Special 110 80% 5
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM156 Outrage Type Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM169 Draco Meteor Type Dragon Special 130 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[]

Generation IX
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Baton Pass Type Normal Status - -% 40
Parent Candidates:
Counter Type Fighting Physical - 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Finizen, Palafin
Rapid Spin Type Normal Physical 50 100% 40
Parent Candidates:
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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via TM.

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[]

    • Dondozo and Tatsugiri are the first two Pokémon to form a symbiotic relationship with each other.

    Origin[]

    Tatsugiri is based on nigirizushi sushi. 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.

    Etymology[]

    Tatsugiri is derived from 竜 tatsu (Japanese for dragon) and 握り寿司 nigirizushi.

    Gallery[]

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