Pokémon GO Tropius is a grass and type Pokémon, with 1846 Max CP and also known as the “Fruit Pokémon”. Tropius is known to live in tropical jungles and we also expect him to be one of the Gen 3 regional exclusive Pokémon.
With ATK (136), DEF (165) and STA (198), Tropius is not a super exciting addition to the metagame, but we’re fine with that — Tropius is traditionally considered to be a weak Pokémon with limited use (in the core games).
Tropius in Pokémon GO
Although Tropius doesn’t have stellar stats, we expect him to have some usage. With its unusual typing, Tropius can take on both water and grass opponents, given an appropriate moveset.
Traditionally, Tropius was never a “good” competitive Pokémon, so we don’t expect him to be a strong addition in GO either. We do believe Tropius will be one of the two regional exclusives in Gen III, given the following quote from the core games:
“Children of the southern tropics eat as snacks the fruit that grows in bunches around the neck of Tropius. This Pokémon flies by flapping the leaves on its back as if they were wings.”
Pokémon GO Tropius Moves
We expect the following moves to be a part of Tropius move pool:
- Aerial Ace
- Dragon Pulse dragon
- Earthquake ground
- Energy Ball grass
- Giga Drain grass
- Leaf Blade grass
- Outrage dragon
- Razor Leaf grass
- Rock Smash fighting
- Solar Beam grass
- Twister dragon
Here are some moves that might be added to Tropius’ move pool:
- Giga Impact normal
- Leaf Storm grass
- Leaf Tornado grass
- Magical Leaf grass
- Slam normal
Shiny Tropius in Pokemon GO
A normal Tropius has a brown body, and is wrapped in green leaves on its chest and head. It also has massive, broad, green leaves on its back. It has a yellow, banana-like fruit growing on its chin.
A shiny Tropius has a gold colored body, and is wrapped in bright leaves on its chest and head. It also has massive, broad, bright yellow leaves on its back.
In the anime
Tropius made a major appearance on the 401st episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 127) titled, “From Brags to Riches”.