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#236 Tyrogue
The scuffle Pokémon
National Dex Nr. #236
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Purple
Type(s) Fighting
Ability/ies Guts, Stead Fast
(Hidden: Vital Spirits)
Average Height 2'04" (0.7 m)
Average Weight 46.3 lbs. (21.0 kg)

Tyrogue (Japanese: バルキー Balkie) is a Fighting-type baby Pokémon.

It evolves into one of three different Pokémon starting at level 20:

  • Hitmonlee if its Attack is higher than its Defense.
  • Hitmonchan if its Defense is higher than its Attack.
  • Hitmontop if its Attack and Defense are the same.


Tyrogue is a humanoid Pokémon with a predominantly pale purple body and brown hips and feet that resemble short pants and shoes. 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. There are white bands resembling bandages on its torso and wrists. It has thin limbs, and its hands have three fingers each. Tyrogue is a male-only species with no female counterpart.

Tyrogue is famous for its eagerness to compete and boundless energy, to such an extent that it will challenge anyone, even larger foes. Determined to make itself stronger, Tyrogue will not quit no matter how many times it loses. As a result, it is always nursing its injuries from fighting opponents larger than itself. As Tyrogue becomes stressed if it is not able to train every day, its  Trainer must maintain a regular training schedule. It is usually found in urban areas.


Base Stats
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense


  • Tyrogue and Eevee are the only Pokémon that can evolve into more than two Pokémon.
  • Tyrogue is the only baby Pokémon with a branched evolution.
  • Tyrogue is the only baby Pokémon whose stats are all equal.
  • 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.
  • Tyrogue is the only Pokémon whose evolution is determined by stats.
  • While Hitmontop shares the Ability Steadfast with Tyrogue, Tyrogue is unable to retain this Ability after evolving. This is because Tyrogue's Steadfast is its second Ability, while Hitmontop's Steadfast is its Hidden Ability.
  • Tyrogue has the lowest base stat total of all Fighting-type Pokémon.
    • Tyrogue also has the lowest HP and Attack base stats of all Fighting-type Pokémon.
  • Tyrogue is the only Pokémon that created a shared evolution family between two Pokémon that were previously unrelated.


National Pokédex
← #235: Smeargle
#236: Tyrogue
#237: Hitmontop →
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