Tympole (Japanese: オタマロ Otamaro) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Tympole is a small aquatic tadpole-like Pokémon. Tympole has a rounded black body with a tan-colored face. It has a small grinning mouth, round black eyes, and black eyebrows that resemble musical notes. It has round blue dome-shaped blue ears on either side of its head, and a flat, ovular blue fin-like tail.

Evolution

Tympole evolves into Palpitoad at level 25, and then into Seismitoad at level 36.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Pinwheel Forest Common
Black 2 and White 2 Breed Palpitoad None


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    They warn others of danger by vibrating their cheeks to create a high-pitched sound.

  • White

    By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans. It uses the rhythm of these sounds to talk.

  • Black 2

    By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger.

  • White 2

    By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger.

  • X

    By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger.

  • Y

    By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans. It uses the rhythm of these sounds to talk.

  • Omega Ruby

    By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans. It uses the rhythm of these sounds to talk.

  • Sword

    Graceful ripples running across the water's surface are a sure sign that Tympole are singing in high-pitched voices below.

  • Shield

    It uses sound waves to communicate with others of its kind. People and other Pokémon species can't hear its cries of warning.


Stats

Tympole's Stats
HP
50
Attack
50
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
40
Speed
64
Total
294

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
9 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
12 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
16 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
20 Aqua Ring —% 20 Water Status
23 Uproar 90 100% 10 Normal Special
27 Muddy Water 90 85% 10 Water Special
31 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
34 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical
38 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
42 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
45 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal 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 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
9 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
12 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 2 3 ♥
16 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special Tough 4 0 ♥
20 Aqua Ring —% 20 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
23 Uproar 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
27 Muddy Water 90 85% 10 Water Special Tough 2 2 ♥
31 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
34 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
38 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
42 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
45 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
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 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
9 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
12 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
16 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
20 Aqua Ring —% 20 Water Status
23 Uproar 90 100% 10 Normal Special
27 Muddy Water 95 85% 10 Water Special
31 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
34 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical
38 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
42 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
45 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal 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
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
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
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
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 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
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 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
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 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 ♥
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
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
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
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM03 Surf 95 100% 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You * Wooper —% 15 Normal Status
Earth Power Corsola 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon —% 30 Ice Status
Mud Bomb Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Stunfisk 65 85% 10 Ground Special
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Shellos, Gastrodon, Stunfisk, Pyukumuku —% 15 Ground Status
Refresh Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Status
Sleep Talk * Psyduck, Slowpoke, Seel, Lapras, Wooper, Spheal, Relicanth, Bidoof, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status
Snore Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Venom DrenchUSUM Mareanie, Toxapex 100% 20 Poison Status
Water Pulse Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, 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

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
After You * Wooper —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Earth Power Corsola 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Mud Bomb Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Stunfisk 65 85% 10 Ground Special Cute 2 3 ♥
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Relicanth, Shellos, Shellos, Gastrodon, Gastrodon, Stunfisk —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Refresh Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Sleep Talk * Psyduck, Slowpoke, Seel, Lapras, Wooper, Spheal, Relicanth, Bidoof, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Snore Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Water Pulse Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, 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 ♥

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
Earth Power Corsola 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon —% 30 Ice Status
Mud Bomb Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Stunfisk 65 85% 10 Ground Special
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Relicanth, Shellos, Shellos, Gastrodon, Gastrodon, Stunfisk —% 15 Ground Status
Refresh Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Status
Sleep Talk * Psyduck, Slowpoke, Seel, Lapras, Wooper, Spheal, Relicanth, Bidoof, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status
Snore Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Water Pulse Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lapras, Remoraid, Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Milotic, Huntail, Gorebyss, Shellos, Gastrodon, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola 60 100% 20 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
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal 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.

Sprites


Appearances

Manga

Pokémon Adventures

N and his Tympole in the Pokémon Adventures Manga.

N is shown to be owning a Tympole as he used it in a match against Black, though after his Tympole lost he did not return it to its Poké Ball because he thinks that Pokémon are his friends and he shouldn't trap it in a Poké Ball.

Trivia

Origin

  • Tympole is based on a tadpole and a loudspeaker. The bumps on its sides resemble headphones and the poison glands of toads. Its eyebrows also resemble the musical quarter note.

Etymology

  • Tympole comes from tympanic membrane (another name for the eardrum), tympani (a musical drum with a low sound) and tadpole.
  • Its Japanese name, Otamaro, comes from otamajakushi (a word used for both tadpole and musical note) and maro (shaved eyebrows).

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