Tyrogue are medium-sized Pokémon that resemble humans in general shape. However, he is predominantly purple in color with a brown bottom and feet which resemble short pants and shoes. There are white lines on his torso which resemble bandages. He also has these bandages on his wrists. He has three spikes on top of his head which resembles a crest, yellow irises, and circular sections on the sides of his head like protective padding.
Tyrogue is a male-only species with no female counterpart.
While he is a Fighting-type Pokémon, Tyrogue's fighting skills are somewhat limited as it is. He has not developed his own fighting style just yet. However, if a particular Tyrogue has his later evolutions for fathers, he possesses the remarkable ability to possess several moves that are otherwise exclusive to his later evolutions.
Tyrogue are famous for their eagerness to compete and fight, to such an extent that he will challenge anyone, even larger foes. He always nurses his injuries from challenging larger foes, and, due to fighting opponents larger than himself, is constantly covered with cuts and bruises. As Tyrogue becomes stressed if he is not able to train every day, a Trainer of a Tyrogue must maintain a regular training schedule. No matter how much a Tyrogue loses, he will not quit and will keep on fighting.
They are urban species that would be usually found in urban areas.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.