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Terapagos (Japanese: テラパゴス, HepburnTerapagosu) is a Normal-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IX. It has a Normal form, Terastal form, and Stellar form.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Normal Form[]

Normal form Terapagos is a turtle-like Pokémon with a dark blue body. Its shell looks like a light blue-yellow gradient gemstone, with a peculiar white design on the top. On its upper legs, there are teal, star-like ‘gems’, and it also has rings around its legs of the same color. It has a long tail, ending in the same star-like shape the legs have, it looks similar to a ‘+.’ Its neck appears similarly to its legs, starting with a teal ring with a star pattern above it. Its head has 3 teal diamond shaped gem extensions, 2 on the side and 1 on top, which the one on top has 3 diamonds shaped in a strand, that fades to a pink color. It has large, blue eyes with white star shapes for pupils.

Terastal form[]

Terastal form Terapagos is a turtle-like Pokémon with a primarily light-blue body, with a yellow gradient in some places. It appears to be quite fluffy as well. Its head is dark blue and has a pair of eyes with a light blue sclera. It has 2 diamond shapes through the center of its head that extend from the main body, as well as 1 on each side of its head. Terapagos also has a large shell covered with 19 scutes; 18 have different symbols on them, which seem to resemble different types. while the middle scute has a large gemstone embedded on it. Light blue diamond-looking scutes surround the ones with the types of icons, which go all the way around the bottom side of it as well. It has what appears to be 3 large, fluffy tails, with the same light blue-yellow gradient.

Stellar form[]

Stellar Form Terapagos itself looks very similar to Terastal Terapagos, in appearance. However, it floats above a crystalized half circle like object, which is surrounded by floating gems, each with a different type symbol in it, which in shape look like Normal form Terapagos’ shell. Above its back, there is a crown like crystal, with different colored diamond shapes on the bottom, which correspond in color to the floating gems. Above this ‘crown’, there is a crystal that resembles Normal form Terapagos. Once again, above this crystal, there is a crystal appearing to be the Terastal symbol. Stellar Terapagos also has many multicolored stars that float around it.

Behavior[]

If Terapagos is in normal form and feels its life is in danger, it can pull its body into its shell, where it enters a dormant state, and appears like a jewel.

Natural Abilities[]

Normal form Terapagos can crystallize the energy in its body to form a protective shield. It is also said to have a splendid aura.

Terapagos was described in the Scarlet/Violet book, showing it with a connection to the Terastal phenomenon.

Terapagos can float in all of its forms.

Stellar Terapagos has the power to break a Master Ball.

Evolution[]

Terapagos is not known to evolve, however, in Pokémon Horizons, it showed a smaller variant of Terapagos. It was unknown what the relationship between the two Pokémon was for several months. It was later revealed to be Terapagos’s normal form.

Terapgos starts a battle in it's normal form, before it's signature ability Tera Shift transforms it into it's Terestal form. This also applies to Let's Go!/synchro machine auto-battles.It assumes it's Stellar form by simply Terastalizing.


Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    Normal form: Terapagos protects itself using its power to transform energy into hard crystals. This Pokémon is the source of the Terastal phenomenon.
    Terastal form: Upon sensing danger, it prepares itself for battle by creating a sturdy shell of crystallized Terastal energy.
    Stellar form: In this form, Terapagos resembles the world as the ancients saw it, and its Terastal energy is abnormally amplified.

  • Violet

    Normal form: It’s thought that this Pokémon lived in ancient Paldea until it got caught in seismic shifts and went extinct.
    Terastal form: The shell is made of crystallized Terastal energy. When struck by a move, this shell absorbs the move’s energy and transfers it to Terapagos.
    Stellar form: An old expedition journal describes the sight of this Pokémon buried in the depths of the earth as resembling a planet floating in space.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
90
Attack
65
Defense
85
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
85
Speed
60
Total
450

Stats
HP
95
Attack
95
Defense
110
Sp. Atk
105
Sp. Def
110
Speed
85
Total
600

Stats
HP
160
Attack
105
Defense
110
Sp. Atk
130
Sp. Def
110
Speed
85
Total
700

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Level(s)Move(s)PowerAccuracyPPTypeCategory
1Withdraw - -% 40Type Water HOME  WaterStatus
1Tri Attack 80 100% 10Type Normal HOME  NormalSpecial
1Rapid Spin 50 100% 40Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
10Ancient Power 60 100% 5Type Rock HOME  RockSpecial
20Headbutt 70 100% 15Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
30Protect - -% 10Type Normal HOME  NormalStatus
40Earth Power 90 100% 10Type Ground HOME  GroundSpecial
50Heavy Slam - 100% 10Type Steel HOME  SteelPhysical
60Tera Starstorm 120 100% 5Type Normal HOME  NormalSpecial
70Double-Edge 120 100% 15Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
80Rock Polish - -% 20Type Rock HOME  RockStatus
90Gyro Ball - 100% 5Type Steel HOME  SteelPhysical
  • Rem. indicates this Pokémon remembers this move via a Move Tutor.
  • Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
  • Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
  • † indicates that this Pokémon learns a move from a Move Tutor.
  • ✦ indicates that this Pokémon knows a move from an event.
  • ✘ indicates it cannot be learned in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

TMs[]

TMs/HMsMove(s)PowerAccuracyPPTypeCategory
TM001Take Down 90 85% 20Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
TM007Protect - -% 10Type Normal HOME  NormalStatus
TM011Water Pulse 60 100% 20Type Water HOME  WaterSpecial
TM025Facade 70 100% 20Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
TM041Stored Power 20 100% 10Type Psychic HOME  PsychicSpecial
TM047Endure - -% 10Type Normal HOME  NormalStatus
TM049Sunny Day - -% 5Type Fire HOME  FireStatus
TM050Rain Dance - -% 5Type Water HOME  WaterStatus
TM059Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15Type Psychic HOME  PsychicPhysical
TM066Body Slam 85 100% 15Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
TM070Sleep Talk - -% 10Type Normal HOME  NormalStatus
TM079Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10Type Fairy HOME  FairySpecial
TM085Rest - -% 5Type Psychic HOME  PsychicStatus
TM086Rock Slide 75 90% 10Type Rock HOME  RockPhysical
TM089Body Press 80 100% 10Type Fighting HOME  FightingPhysical
TM093Flash Cannon 80 100% 10Type Steel HOME  SteelSpecial
TM094Dark Pulse 80 100% 15Type Dark HOME  DarkSpecial
TM099Iron Head 80 100% 15Type Steel HOME  SteelPhysical
TM101Power Gem 80 100% 20Type Rock HOME  RockPhysical
TM103Substitute - -% 10Type Normal HOME  NormalStatus
TM108Crunch 80 100% 15Type Dark HOME  DarkPhysical
TM112Aura Sphere 80 -% 20Type Fighting HOME  FightingSpecial
TM115Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10Type Dragon HOME  DragonSpecial
TM116Stealth Rock - -% 20Type Rock HOME  RockStatus
TM119Energy Ball 90 100% 10Type Grass HOME  GrassSpecial
TM121Heavy Slam - 100% 10Type Steel HOME  SteelPhysical
TM123Surf 90 100% 15Type Water HOME  WaterSpecial
TM124Ice Spinner 80 100% 15Type Ice HOME  IcePhysical
TM125Flamethrower 90 100% 15Type Fire HOME  FireSpecial
TM126Thunderbolt 90 100% 15Type Electric HOME  ElectricSpecial
TM129Calm Mind - -% 20Type Psychic HOME  PsychicStatus
TM133Earth Power 90 100% 10Type Ground HOME  GroundSpecial
TM135Ice Beam 90 100% 10Type Ice HOME  IceSpecial
TM147Wild Charge 90 100% 15Type Electric HOME  ElectricPhysical
TM149Earthquake 100 100% 10Type Ground HOME  GroundPhysical
TM150Stone Edge 100 80% 5Type Rock HOME  RockPhysical
TM152Giga Impact 150 90% 5Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
TM162Bug Buzz 90 100% 10Type Bug HOME  BugSpecial
TM163Hyper Beam 150 90% 5Type Normal HOME  NormalSpecial
TM165Flare Blitz 120 100% 15Type Fire HOME  FirePhysical
TM166Thunder 110 70% 10Type Electric HOME  ElectricSpecial
TM168Solar Beam 120 100% 10Type Grass HOME  GrassSpecial
TM172Roar - -% 20Type Normal HOME  NormalStatus
TM175Toxic - 90% 10Type Poison HOME  PoisonStatus
TM178Gravity - -% 5Type Psychic HOME  PsychicStatus
TM180Gyro Ball - 100% 5Type Steel HOME  SteelPhysical
TM189Heat Crash - 100% 10Type Fire HOME  FirePhysical
TM193Weather Ball 50 100% 10Type Normal HOME  NormalSpecial
TM204Double-Edge 120 100% 15Type Normal HOME  NormalPhysical
TM210Supercell Slam 100 95% 15Type Electric HOME  ElectricPhysical
TM215Scorching Sands 70 100% 10Type Ground HOME  GroundSpecial
TM220Meteor Beam 120 90% 10Type Rock HOME  RockSpecial
  • Rem. indicates this Pokémon remembers this move via a Move Tutor.
  • Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
  • Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
  • † indicates that this Pokémon learns a move from a Move Tutor.
  • ✦ indicates that this Pokémon knows a move from an event.
  • ✘ indicates it cannot be learned in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

Tutoring[]

Move(s)PowerAccuracyPPTypeCategory
  • Rem. indicates this Pokémon remembers this move via a Move Tutor.
  • Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
  • Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
  • † indicates that this Pokémon learns a move from a Move Tutor.
  • ✦ indicates that this Pokémon knows a move from an event.
  • ✘ indicates it cannot be learned in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

Sprites[]

    Anime[]

    Liko Terapagos

    Terapagos, anime.

    Trivia[]

    • Terapgos' forms were each revealed separately:
      • Terapgos' Normal Form first appeared unnamed in "Pendant of Beginning: Part 2". On the 17th of April, 2023, The Pokémon Company officially announced the Pokémon as reminiscent of Terapagos but still shrouded in mystery. On the 8th of August, 2023, it was revealed that this form is the true form of Terapagos whilst the original revealed form (from the reveal of the DLC) is its Terastallized form.
      • Meanwhile, its Stellar Form appeared unnamed in one of Heath 's drawings in the base game, albeit with its name hidden. It wasn't revealed to be such until the release of the The Indigo Disk proper.
    • Both Terapagos and Ogerpon have normal and Terastal forms. Likely due to these forms being tied to their Tera Type, both Pokemon's Tera Type can't be changed.
    • Although Terapagos has a 50% chance of being female, the Terapagos available in The Indigo Disk is always male. Therefore, it is impossible to legitimately obtain a female Terapagos.
    • If you catch Terapagos and go to a certain location near the Crystal Pool in Kitakami, a thick fog will cover the area and Professor Turo or Professor Sada will appear. She/He will then offer you the Scarlet/Violet Book for Briar’s Book. After trading, a new music will play when you start up the game.

    Origin[]

    Terapagos is based on the World Turtle, the turtle that in Hinduism is supposed to contain the World.

    The long tails found on its Terastal and Stellar forms may be inspired by the Minogame (蓑亀), a turtle creature of Japanese mythology that represents longevity.

    Etymology[]

    Terapagos is derived from "Terastal" and "Galapagos", a reference to the Galapagos tortoise.

    Gallery[]

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