Tyrogue, The Scuffle Pokémon. It is always bursting with energy. To get stronger, it just keeps on fighting, even if it loses. Although it is small, it cant be ignored as it'll slug any handy target without warning. To brush it's skills up, it will challenge anyone. It has a very competititve Spirit. It gets stressed out if it does not get to train every day. When raising Tyrogue, the trainer must establish and uphold training methods.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Tyrogue would have to be this:


Substitute OR Protect
Brick Break

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Tyrogue

Tyrogue has bad base stats, all are at 35 and this pokemon isn't really useful. It will most likely be KO'd to a faster pokemon.
It only learns tackle naturally, a few attacks from breeding and some TM/HM/Move tutor moves. But it cannot use a majority of these moves well.
Well, its another annoyer/toxistaller moveset, as its one of the few, if not the only moveset it could use effectively. Just put as much EV's into its defenses and HP for the slightly higher chance of surviving an attack, although its unlikely you will.
Brick break is there due to the need of an attacking move, without one, it will become very difficult to win a battle if it was your last battle.
Tyrogue is not really worth using and its evolutions are obviously better. With poor speed, HP, attack, defense, special defense and special attack, this pokemon is not a good pokemon on a competitive team.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Defense & Special Defense for Tyrogue with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Tyrogue

Tyrogue's Defenses are both way below average and equal, so a volly of any type of attack should knock Tyrogue down

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Tyrogue would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:


Rock Slide
Seismic Toss
Brick Break

Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Tyrogue

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rockslide, 2nd - Earthquake, 3rd - Seismic toss, 4th - Brick break, 5th - Earthquake

Locations in Games


Trade Hitmonlee, Hitmochan or Hitmontop to R/S and Breed


Trade from R/S/FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Breed Hitmonchan, Hitmontop or Hitmonlee

Animé Appearences

Tyrogue has had a few Appearences. In it, a wild Tyrogue was causing problems with it's gang of Fighting Pokémon and the Fighting King wanted to battle and catch it

Episode 235: A Tyrogue Full Of Trouble!

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