Essentials

Palpitoad

Palpitoad

Water Ground

Abilities

Swift Swim

Doubles Speed during rain.

Hydration

Cures any major status ailment after each turn during rain.

Hidden Ability

Water Absorb

Absorbs Water moves, healing for 1/4 max HP.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 0
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 4
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 5
National
536
Original Unova
42 Black, White
Updated Unova
229 Black 2, White 2

Names

Spanish
Palpitoad
Italian
Palpitoad
French
Batracné
German
Mebrana
Japanese
ガマガル (gamagaru)

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Water 1
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
134 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 HP
Capture rate
120 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium slow Search:

Wild held items

Black, White 50% Persim Berry Persim Berry
Black 2, White 2 50% Pecha Berry Pecha Berry
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Tympole Palpitoad Level up, starting at level 25 Seismitoad Level up, starting at level 36

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
75
65.9 323 354
Attack
65
37.9 198 229
Defense
55
30.7 178 209
Special Attack
65
49.5 198 229
Special Defense
55
31.3 178 209
Speed
69
53.9 206 237
Total
384
36.3

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black

When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.

White

It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to capture prey.

Black 2, White 2

It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to immobilize its opponents.

Generation 6
X

When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.

Y

It lives in the water and on land. It uses its long, sticky tongue to immobilize its opponents.

Sprites

Palpitoad Palpitoad Palpitoad Palpitoad

Miscellany

Species
Vibration Search:
Color
Blue Search:
Cry
Footprint
Palpitoad
Shape
Sciurine Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Palpitoad
8

2'7.5"
0.8 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Palpitoad
170

37.5 lb
17.0 kg

Locations

Black Black
White White
Black 2 Black 2
White 2 White 2

Moves

Water and Ground moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Bubble Water special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Growl Normal status 40 100%

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Supersonic Normal status 20 55%

Confuses the target.

Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

5 5 Supersonic Normal status 20 55%

Confuses the target.

9 9 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

12 12 Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

16 16 Mud Shot Ground special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

20 20 Aqua Ring Water status 20

Restores 1/16 of the user's max HP each turn.

23 23 Uproar Normal special 10 90 100%

Forced to use this move for several turns. Pokémon cannot fall asleep in that time.

28 28 Muddy Water Water special 10 90 85%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

33 33 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

37 37 Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

42 42 Echoed Voice Normal special 15 40 100%

Power increases by 100% for each consecutive use by any friendly Pokémon, to a maximum of 200.

47 47 Hydro Pump Water special 5 110 80%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

51 51 Hyper Voice Normal special 10 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Tympole but not Palpitoad
• After You Normal status 15

Makes the target act next this turn.

• • Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

• • Mist Ice status 30

Protects the user's stats from being changed by enemy moves.

• • Mud Bomb Ground special 10 65 85%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

• • Mud Sport Ground status 15

Halves all Electric-type damage.

• • Refresh Normal status 20

Cleanses the user of a burn, paralysis, or poison.

• • Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

• • Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

• • Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Black 2, White 2 Bounce Flying physical 5 85 85%

User bounces high into the air, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

Black 2, White 2 Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Black 2, White 2 Endeavor Normal physical 5 * 100%

Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.

Black 2, White 2 Gastro Acid Poison status 10 100%

Nullifies target's ability until it leaves battle.

Black 2, White 2 Hyper Voice Normal special 10 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Black 2, White 2 Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Black 2, White 2 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

Black 2, White 2 Uproar Normal special 10 90 100%

Forced to use this move for several turns. Pokémon cannot fall asleep in that time.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

07 07 Hail Ice status 10

Changes the weather to a hailstorm for five turns.

10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 Sludge Wave Poison special 10 95 100%

Has a 10% chance to poison the target.

36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

49 49 Echoed Voice Normal special 15 40 100%

Power increases by 100% for each consecutive use by any friendly Pokémon, to a maximum of 200.

55 55 Scald Water special 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to burn the target.

78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

83 Infestation Bug special 20 20 100%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H3 H3 Surf Water special 15 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dive users.

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