Tirtouga #564

Best moveset for Tirtouga

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Tirtouga’s greatest moves are Water Gun and Surf. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Water Gun 12 dps
  Surf 45.9 dps


  Water Gun 12 dps
  Ancient Power 24 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Bite 6 8 12
 Water Gun 5 10 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Ancient Power 70 -9.4 24
 Body Slam 50 -17.4 26.3
 Surf 65 -29.4 45.9

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.


Evolution family

Tirtouga is part of a two-member family.


Tirtouga  Tirtouga_shiny
#564 Tirtouga

50 Tirtouga_candy
Carracosta Carracosta_shiny
#565 Carracosta


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2020 Jan 10
850 10-km Eggs since 2022 Sep 1Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km – Adventure Week 2022: Jun 7 – 12
7-km – 2020 Feb 18 – Jun 8
10-km – 2020 Jan 10 – Feb 18
Research tasks
638 Field Research:
Hatch 4 Eggs;
Earn 3 Candies exploring with your buddy: Adventure Week 2022
Special Research/Timed Research:
Level 43 Challenge – Completing 4th part



Tirtouga is a reptile Pokémon that looks like a newborn leatherback sea turtle. It has a blue body with black markings around the margins of its flippers. It features six circular indentations in its black shell. Its top beak and sections of its face are black, like a mask. It has a pale blue area beneath its eyes.

Tirtouga’s shell is very durable, and it can dive to depths of up to 1,000 meters. Tirtouga was known to aggressively search for prey, even going on land to reach them. Tirtouga first appeared in the primordial waters over 100 million years ago. It currently survives in the present because it was resurrected from fossils. Tirtouga is said to be the progenitor of the majority of turtle Pokémon.