Tirtouga (Japanese: プロトーガ Purotooga) is a Generation V Water/Rock-type Fossil Pokémon. Tirtouga can be revived from the Cover Fossil.

Biology

Physiology

Tirtouga is a reptilian Pokémon that resembles a sea turtle. Its body is mainly deep blue, and it bears a black/blue shell on its back. Its skin is a lighter blue, with its face covered in a marking that is the same color as its shell. It has more of these markings in the middle of its fins.

Evolution

Tirtouga evolves into Carracosta at level 37.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Revive fossil received in Relic Castle None


Pokédex Entries

  • 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

    This Pokémon was restored from a fossil. It swam skillfully and dove to depths beyond half a mile.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Stats

Tirtouga's Stats
HP
54
Attack
78
Defense
103
Sp. Atk
53
Sp. Def
45
Speed
22
Total
355

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
5 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
8 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
11 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
15 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
18 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
21 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
25 Wide Guard —% 10 Rock Status
28 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
31 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
35 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
38 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status
41 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
48 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
50 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
5 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
8 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
11 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
15 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
18 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
21 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
25 Wide Guard —% 10 Rock Status Tough 1 0 ♥
28 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Tough 3 0 ♥
31 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
35 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
38 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
41 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
48 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
50 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
5 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
8 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
11 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
15 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
18 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
21 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
25 Wide Guard —% 10 Rock Status
28 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
31 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
35 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
38 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status
41 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
48 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
51 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bide Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Piplup, Prinplup, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Stunfisk, Pyukumuku —% 10 Normal Physical
Body Slam Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Lapras, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Shellos, Gastrodon 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
Flail Krabby, Kingler, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Corsola, Feebas, Relicanth, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk 100% 15 Normal Physical
Guard Swap * Wooper —% 10 Psychic Status
Iron Defense Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Shellder, Corsola, Clamperl, Crabrawler, Crabominable, Golisopod —% 15 Steel Status
Knock Off Lombre, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Liquidation Mareanie, Toxapex, Dewpider, Araquanid, Golisopod 85 100% 10 Water Physical
Rock Throw Mudkip, Archen, Archeops 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
Slam Krabby, Kingler, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Wooper, Quagsire 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
Water Pulse Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lapras, Remoraid, Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Milotic, Huntail, Gorebyss, Shellos, Gastrodon, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola, Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja, Skrelp, Dragalge, Clauncher, Clawitzer 60 100% 20 Water Special
Whirlpool Shellder, Mudkip, Clamperl, Huntail, Gorebyss, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel, Alomomola 35 85% 15 Water Special

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 this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bide Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Piplup, Prinplup, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Body Slam Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Lapras, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Shellos, Gastrodon 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
Flail Krabby, Kingler, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Corsola, Feebas, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Guard Swap * Wooper —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Iron Defense Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Shellder, Corsola, Clamperl —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Knock Off Lombre, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Rock Throw Archen, Archeops 50 90% 15 Rock Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Slam Krabby, Kingler, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Wooper, Quagsire 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Water Pulse Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lapras, Remoraid, Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Milotic, Huntail, Gorebyss, Shellos, Gastrodon, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola, Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja, Skrelp, Dragalge, Clauncher, Clawitzer 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Whirlpool Shellder, Mudkip, Clamperl, Huntail, Gorebyss, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel 35 85% 15 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥

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 this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bide Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Piplup, Prinplup, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Physical
Body Slam Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Lapras, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Shellos, Gastrodon 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
Flail Krabby, Kingler, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Feebas, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk 100% 15 Normal Physical
Iron Defense Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Shellder, Clamperl —% 15 Steel Status
Knock Off Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Rock Throw Archen, Archeops 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
Slam Krabby, Kingler, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Wooper, Quagsire 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
Water Pulse Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lapras, Remoraid, Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Milotic, Huntail, Gorebyss, Shellos, Gastrodon, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola 60 100% 20 Water Special
Whirlpool Shellder, Mudkip, Clamperl, Huntail, Gorebyss, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel 35 85% 15 Water Special

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 this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Liquidation USUM 85 100% 10 Water Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Tirtouga, alongside Carracosta appear in "A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1" and "A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2".

Trivia

  • Tirtouga and its evolution Carracosta are the only Fossil Pokémon to have the Rock type as a secondary type instead of a primary one.
  • Drednaw is also a Water/Rock type turtle Pokémon.

Origin

Tirtouga is based on the Archelon, an extinct group of giant sea turtles.

Etymology

The name "Tirtouga" may be based on the words "tortuga" meaning "turtle" in Spanish, and possibly "dirt" due to its partial Rock typing. Also there is a chance its name comes from "Tartaruga" which is Italian for turtle.

Gallery

See also

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