Tyrogue is turning out to be an increasingly useful Pokemon in Pokemon Go. He is a Generation 2 Pokemon, first introduced as one of the Gen 2 baby Pokemon who began hatching from eggs in the Gen 2 baby update. As fighting-type Pokemon are becoming more and more important in taking down those pesky Tyranitar’s, Blissey’s and Snorlax’s, the importance of hatching a high IV Tyrogue has grown.
Tyrogue is available to be hatched from 5km eggs, so you’ll have to get walking and hatching if you want to get one as he is not available to be caught in the wild. Unlike other baby Gen 2 Pokemon such as Togepi, Smoochum, Magby and Cleffa, Tyrogue evolves into three different Pokemon; Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and the new Gen 2 Pokemon, Hitmontop.
The Tyrogue evolution trick is similar to the Eevee evolution trick, but with a twist. Whereas Eevee relied on being called a certain name to evolve into one of its evolutions, the way Tyrogue evolves depends entirely on its stats; attack, defense and hp.
HOW TO EVOLVE TYROGUE INTO HITMONCHAN, HITMONLEE OR HITMONTOP
Tyrogue will evolve into Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee or Hitmontop depending on the following criteria:
- If Tyrogue’s attack is higher than the other stats, it will evolve into Hitmonlee
- If Tyrogue’s defense is higher than the other stats, it will evolve into Hitmonchan
- If Tyrogue’s hp is higher than the other stats, it will evolve into Hitmontop
If all of its stats are equal, then it will evolve randomly. If the attack and defense stat is the same, it will evolve into either Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan and so forth. Similar to the Eevee evolution and Pikachu starter tricks, this trick comes from the Pokemon video games where it’s stats had to be a certain number to evolve into one of its three evolutions.
HOW TO FIND OUT TYROGUE’S STATS
So how do you find out Tyrogue’s hidden IV’s? This can be done in one of two ways. One way is to check using your team’s appraisal feature; your team leader will inform you of your Tyrogue’s highest stat. You will then know what Pokemon Tyrogue will evolve into. The second way is to check using an IV calculator, such as PokeGenie. This will also give you a more detailed view of how good your Tyrogue is.
The stats your Tyrogue gets when it hatches from an egg depends entirely on luck and is completely random; there’s no way to purposely get a Tyrogue with a higher attack, defense or hp stat. It’s pretty much a case of hatching Tyrogue’s until you get the desired stat and evolution you want.
WHERE ELSE TO GET HITMONCHAN, HITMONLEE AND HITMONTOP
If you’re finding it tough to hatch a Tyrogue and/or hatch one with a specific higher stat then don’t worry; you can find all three of its evolutions in the wild. They’ll be tough to find as they’re pretty rare, but they can be found.
If you manage to hatch 3 suitable Tyrogue’s first though, you will need 25 candies to evolve him. Walking your Tyrogue as your buddy Pokemon will give you 1 candy per 5km walked. Hopefully you’ll be lucky and get three high IV Tyrogue’s with the stats you need! Good luck!
More special easter eggs like this are available in our tips & tricks section.