Pupitar is a dual type Rock and Ground Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Larvitar starting at level 30 and evolves into Tyranitar starting at level 55. Take a look below for 21 fascinating and interesting facts about Pupitar.
1. Pupitar is encased inside a thick grayish blue shell, sporting a hardness that is comparable to bedrock.
2. Its red eyes can be seen through two holes in the shell, and two more holes directly above resemble eyebrows.
3. The upper portion of its body is covered by a mask-like plate with four large spikes on either side.
4. Three additional spikes protrude from its forehead.
5. While its arms and legs are developing inside the shell, Pupitar uses compressed gas to propel itself around, and can generate enough force to knock down mountains.
6. Pupitar lives and moves freely around harsh mountain ranges.
7. Pupitar is based on a pupa, as it is between its evolutionary line’s larval stage (Larvitar) and adulthood (Tyranitar).
8. Pupitar is derived from pupa, the stage in some insects between the larval stage and adulthood.
9. Pupitar debuted in The Mystery is History!, where one nicknamed Cruise was shown to be owned by Ritchie. It appeared between The Mystery is History! and A Promise is a Promise.
10. A Pupitar appeared in A Poached Ego!, under the ownership of Rico, a Pokémon Poacher. It evolved into a Tyranitar in the same episode while attacking Team Rocket, who were releasing the Ekans and Koffing Rico had stolen.
11. A Pupitar appeared in a fantasy in Pinch Healing!.
12. Pupitar debuted in one of Lance’s flashbacks in Popular Pupitar, where he first encountered Silver. He switched out Pupitar to counter the Pursuit from Silver’s Murkrow. He was later given to Silver and evolved into Tyranitar before being returned to Lance.
13. A Pupitar appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.
14. A Pupitar appeared in Pinsir Changes.
15. A Pupitar appeared in a flashback in Charizard Transforms.
16. A Pupitar belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in PASM24.
17. A Pupitar appeared in Red’s fantasy in The Great Helper!!.
18. A Pupitar appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic.
19. Sanagiras may be a combination of sanagi (pupa) and kirai (hate).
20. Giras may derive from Gojira, the Japanese name for the character Godzilla, or Angiras, the Japanese name for the character Anguirus.
21. Both are dinosaur-like tokusatsu movie monsters (kaiju) that share some characteristics with Tyranitar, its evolution.