Judo Pokémon Pokémon
Mold Breaker (Dream World)
|0% ♀/100% ♂|
|Pokédex color||Egg groups|
|55.5 kg||???||1.3 m||???|
|Generation IV||Generation V|
Throh (Japanese: ナゲキ Nageki) is a Pokémon that was first introduced in the fifth generation games Pokémon Black and White. It, along with Sawk, seem to be another fighting type pair similar to Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. He is used by Elite Four Marshal.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Throh is obviously dressed in a gi, a traditional training and contest uniform among many martial arts. It's head is red and has very large eyebrows. It is shorter than Sawk, and has 3 toes that make a triangle shape.
Throh is a Fighting-type Pokémon with a bulky body, red, rocky skin, and seemingly wearing a white and black martial arts outfit. Its head is round, with a “Y”-shaped black feature over its eyes and nose. The collar of its outfit is rimmed in black, and the sleeves sport a crisscrossed pattern. Throh’s hands are red with three bulbous, gecko-like fingers. It has a black, martial-arts style belt, and its white “pants” have black patches on the knees. Its feet have three digits.Its power increases when its belt is tied. Wild ones can create their own belts. Throh have a tendency to throw around larger opponents. They live in herds of around five Pokémon. It creates its own belt by weaving vines.
Evolution[edit | edit source]
Throh does not evolve.
Game Info[edit | edit source]
Game Locations[edit | edit source]
|Black/White||Route 10, Route 15, Route 18, Pinwheel Forest|
Pokédex Entries[edit | edit source]
|Generations I - IV|
|Throh did not appear during the Generation I - IV games.|
|When it tightens its belt, it becomes stronger. Wild Throh use vines to weave their own belts.|
|When they encounter foes bigger than themselves, they try to throw them. They always travel in packs of five.|
Learnset[edit | edit source]
|Level||Move||Power||Accuracy||PP||Type||Damage Type||Contest Type||Appeal||Jam|
|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[edit | edit source]
|I||Red||Blue||Yellow||Red (JP)||Green (JP)||Back|
|Throh did not appear in Generation I|
|Throh did not appear in Generation II|
|Throh did not appear in Generation III|
|Throh did not appear in Generation IV|
|V||Black||White||Black 2||White 2||Back|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Throh is based on a Judoka and Sumo Wrestler.
- Throh, along with its counterpart, Sawk, may also be based on Kumadori makeup, which is traditionally worn by Kabuki theater actors. Red typically means power or virtue, and is worn by the hero role, while blue represents villainy and other negative traits.
- Throh and Sawk may also be based on red and blue oni (Japanese demons), as they were originally planned to have horns.
- Throh's name is a reverse effect of two names: throw, and horht, which is Sanskrit for "combat"
- Throh's english name was originally going to be 'Rawkem', but was changed late in the process of english localization as a result of possible copyright infringement. Throh's counterpart (Sawk) was to have the english name 'Sawkem' (which, when read in Pokédex order, would read 'Rawkem Sawkem'). This is a play on the famous 80's toy franchise Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. Even more of a coincidence, are the matching red and blue colors shared between the Pokémon and the game's characters.
- Being one of the few all-male Pokémon species, Throh is unable to breed without the assistance of a Ditto.