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(プロトーガ Purotooga)
Prototurtle Pokémon Pokémon
Ability Gender
Solid Rock
Swift Swim (Dream World)
12.5% ♀/87.5% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
'Blue' Unknown
Weight Height
16.5kg ??? 0.7m ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F564.png
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
54 78 103
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
53 45 22

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. It is based on the prehistoric sea turtle, Archelon.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Tirtouga is extremely similar to a sea turtle, bearing a black/blue shell. Its skin is 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.

Anime[edit | edit source]

Tirtouga, alongside Carracosta will appear in BW077&nbsp and BW078

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Tirtouga evolves into Carracosta at level 37.

Game Info[edit | edit source]

Game Locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location
Black/White Revive fossil received in Relic Castle

Pokédex Entries[edit | edit source]

Generations I - IV
Tirtouga did not appear during the Generation I - IV games.
Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive to depths beyond half a mile.
About 100 million years ago, these Pokémon swam in oceans. It is thought they also went on land to attack prey.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Learnset[edit | edit source]

Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
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.

Sprites[edit | edit source]

I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Tirtouga did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Tirtouga did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Tirtouga did not appear in Generation III
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Tirtouga did not appear in Generation IV
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Tirtouga BW.gif Tirtouga BW Back.gif
Shiny Tirtouga BW.gif Shiny Tirtouga BW Back.gif

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tirtouga is the fifth prehistoric Water-Rock Type Pokémon, the other Pokémon being Kabuto, Kabutops, Omanyte, and Omastar.
  • The name "Tirtouga" may be based on the words "turtle" and the Caribbean island of Tortuga or maybe the word "Tortuga" meaning turtle in Spanish. Also there is a chance its name comes from "Tartaruga" which is Italian for turtle.

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