Tyrogue is a Fighting type baby Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into one of three different Pokemon starting at level 20. It will involve into Hitmonlee if its Attack is higher than its Defense, Hitmonchan if its Defense is higher than its Attack and Hitmontop if its Attack and Defense are the same. Take a look below for 26 awesome and fascinating facts about Tyrogue.
1. Tyrogue is a humanoid Pokemon with a predominantly pale purple body and brown hips and feet that resemble short pants and shoes.
2. It has three blunt protrusions on top of its head, yellow eyes, and circular sections on each side of its head that resemble protective padding.
3. There are white bands resembling bandages on its torso and wrists. It has thin limbs, and its hands have three fingers each.
4. Tyrogue is a male-only species with no female counterpart.
5. Tyrogue is famous for its eagerness to compete and boundless energy, to such an extent that it will challenge anyone, even larger foes.
6. Determined to make itself stronger, Tyrogue will not quit no matter how many times it loses.
7. While it small, Tyrogue should not ignored as it can slugger a target without warning. As a result, it is always nursing its injuries from fighting opponents larger than itself.
8. As Tyrogue becomes stressed if it is not able to train every day, its Trainer must maintain a regular training schedule.
9. It is usually found in urban areas.
10. It is the only baby Pokémon with a branched evolution.
11. It is the only Pokémon whose evolution is determined by stats.
12. It is the only baby Pokémon whose stats are all equal.
13. It is the only Pokémon that created a shared evolution family between two Pokémon that were previously unrelated.
14. If a Tyrogue is hacked into Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen before the National Pokédex is obtained, it will be able to evolve into Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan, but due to FireRed and LeafGreen preventing evolution into non-Generation I Pokémon, it will be unable to evolve into Hitmontop.
15. While Hitmontop shares the Ability Steadfast with Tyrogue, Tyrogue cannot retain this Ability after evolving. This is because Tyrogue’s Steadfast is its second Ability, while Hitmontop’s Steadfast is its Hidden Ability. This trait is shared with Cubone and Alolan Marowak‘s Ability, Rock Head.
16. Tyrogue has the lowest base stat total of all Fighting-type Pokémon.
17. Tyrogue draws inspiration, especially in its most recent artwork, from wrestlers. The designs on Tyrogue’s body resemble the uniform of most scholastic wrestling teams—possibly showing its maturity as a fighter (a younger creature, while its evolved forms seem more professional).
18. Tyrogue is a combination of tyro (a beginner) or tyke (child) and rogue (one who is playfully mischievous). Ty may also be referring to Mike Tyson.
19. Tyrogue debuted in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble. He had been abandoned by his previous Trainer and left to fend for himself. As a result, he developed a hatred towards humans. Tyrogue ended up forming a gang of Mankey and Primeape, and together, they would steal from weary travelers, such as Ash and his friends. However, thanks to a Black Belt named Kiyo, who had been pursuing him, Tyrogue regained his trust of humans and ended up becoming his newest Pokémon.
20. A Tyrogue appeared in Gary’s explanation in Johto Photo Finish, where he evolved into all three of his evolved forms.
21. A Coordinator’s Tyrogue appeared in May, We Harley Drew’d Ya!, where he competed in the Kanto Grand Festival.
22. A Coordinator’s Tyrogue appeared in Dressed for Jess Success!, where he was seen participating in the Battle Stage of the Lilypad Contest. Tyrogue defeated another Coordinator’s Meganium and made it to the final round before losing to James’s Carnivine.
23. A Tyrogue appeared in Opposites Interact!, under the ownership of a Coordinator participating in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
24. A Tyrogue made a brief appearance in An Old Family Blend!, under the ownership of a Trainer participating in the Lily of the Valley Conference.
25. A Tyrogue appeared in The Power of Us, where he was among the Pokémon following Harriet around.
26. Tyrogue were seen in Querulous Qwilfish assisting with the construction of the Battle Tower.