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Tsubugorou(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.

Tsubugorou - Water Gun art.
Character's information
Location Currently unknown
Species Mudkip (formerly human)
Gender Male
Occupation Traveler
Background information
Earliest Mystery Dungeon appearance Internet (Twitter/official website)
Latest Mystery Dungeon appearance Internet (Twitter/official website)

Tsubugorou(UT) - This is an unofficial translation. (Japanese: つぶゴロウ) is a traveling human turned Mudkip featured on the @Pokemon_cojp Twitter account as well as the official Japanese website for Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. He narrates his adventures and thoughts as he travels the Pokémon world. His name is a portmanteau of つぶやき, meaning Tweet, and ミズゴロウ, the Japanese name for Mudkip.


Tsubugorou used to be a human. When he became a Pokémon, he was initially nervous, but all the other Pokémon around him were kind, so he decided to travel the various villages and towns of the world. He felt touched by the attention he received online.

On June 19, 2015, he reached Serene Village, where he visited the local Kecleon Shop, the hill with the big tree, and the school, which reminds him of his childhood. He commented on each of the school children the staff of the school, and some of the inhabitants of the village and explains that, like Pancham, he used to pull pranks as a kid. He claims Watchog's personality seems to be the opposite of Simipour's. He is curious about Budew and Hawlucha's Slam School. He initially didn't have the courage to go inside the Café Connection because he feared it was too fashionable for him, but eventually went in.

On August 16, 2015, he left Serene Village and headed towards Lively Town. He commented on the Expedition Society and its members. He would like to join them someday. While adventuring in a dungeon he was happy to find a Big Apple, and he ate it. He wonders how the children of Serene Village are doing since he left, and he asks readers to check on them if they happen to visit the village.

After becoming a Pokémon, Tsubugorou started liking rainy days, which he supposed might be related to him being a Water-Type. He commented that he would like to meet a legendary or mythical Pokémon. He likes Mega Evolution. Because he is a traveler, every day feels like a summer vacation to him.

Tsubugorou talked about the Connection Orb and compared it to Twitter. When he was a human, he liked to play with a toy water gun, but now that he's a Pokémon, he can use the move Water Gun. He enjoys being a Pokémon. Apples are his favorite food. He likes to use the symbol "◎" to express his positive feelings. He also analyzed the cover art of the game.

After a while, he decided that it was time to leave Lively Town and adventure elsewhere, ending his series of tweets with a 5 days countdown leading up to the Japanese release of the game.


Tsubugorou has the appearance of a Mudkip. He wears a yellow scarf.

Games Anime Manga
RT EoT/D Sky AS GtI SMD RTDX RT EoT&D BT&D GtI Ginji's Blazing Guide SMD
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Tsubugorou's adventures are told through Twitter, with a series of posts referred to as [Very popular] A collection of tweets by Tsubugorou ◎(UT) - This is an unofficial translation. (Japanese: 【大人気】つぶゴロウのつぶやき集◎). Messages are posted alongside pictures, which consist of art of Tsubugorou, game screenshots featuring Tsubugorou, generic game screenshots or general game artwork. Each message is also posted on a single page on the official website, making them easier to find and read.


For all of the Tsubugorou art used across the wiki see: Category:Mudkip Family


  • Day -3 of the countdown is the only countdown day that didn't receive unique Tsubugorou art.

In Other Languages

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom
Flag of the United States
Tsubugorou(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.
日本語 Flag of Japan つぶゴロウ

See Also

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Miscellaneous
Adventure HintsCommercialsTreehouse DemosDevelopment OversightsGo! Expedition Society Juniors!(UT) - This is an unofficial translation. • Instruction Manuals (EuropeanJapaneseNorth American)JR-EAST App GET! Yamanote Line Pokémon Digital Rally(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.List of UpdatesMain MenuNicoNico streamsPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon HOME Menu themePokémon Super Mystery Dungeon HOME Menu theme download version(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Rosetta StoneSoundtrackSpecial videosStaff CreditsNews ArchiveTsubugorou(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Version DifferencesWonder Mail
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Characters
Anime Charmander • Chimchar (AnimeBlazingExplorers Guide) • Pichu • Pikachu (Go-GettersGates Anime) • PiplupOshawottSquirtle
Elders Kecleon (elder)Slowking (elder)Torkoal (elder)Whiscash (elder)
Heroes Hero Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Manga Fire(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Froakie(NT) - This name may be officially used elsewhere, but this media hasn't been officially translated.GinjiMudkipRioluTotodile(NT) - This name may be officially used elsewhere, but this media hasn't been officially translated.
Partners Partner Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Teams Gates to Infinity Team (Pikachu's Team)Team A.C.T.Team AWDTeam CharmTeam ConstrictorTeam EbonyTeam FlameTeam FrontierTeam GleeTeam Go GettersTeam HydroTeam PoochyTeam PokémonTeam PokéPalsTeam MeaniesTeam RaiderTeam Razor WindTeam RogueTeam RumblerockTeam SeedgeyTeam ShiftyTeam SlackerTeam SkullTeam TastySuper MD Team (Riolu's Team(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.)
Individual AlakazamAmpharosArchenAzumarillBeedrillBidoofBudewBuizelBunnelbyCelebiCelebiChatotChimechoCinccinoCofagrigusCombeeCorphishCresseliaCroagunkDarkraiDark MatterDedenneDeerlingDeoxysDialgaDiglettDucklettDugtrioDunsparceDusknoirEmolgaEnteiEspurrGardevoirGengarGoomyGrovyleGuildmaster WigglytuffGurdurrHawluchaIgglybuffJirachiKangaskhan • Kecleon Bros. (Kecleon (Big Brother)Kecleon (Little Brother))KeldeoKlefkiLaprasLatiasLatiosLitwickLopunnyLoudredMakuhitaMakuhita's BrothersMagnemiteMagnetonMagnezoneMawileMeowthMewMunnaNuzleafNinetalesOctilleryPanchamQuagsireRaikouRampardosRoseliaScizorScraggyShayminShelmetSkarmorySuicuneSunfloraSwannaSwirlixTimburr brothersTsubugorou(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.VespiquenVirizionVoice of LifeWooperXatuXerneasYveltal


  • [1] Official website.
  • [2] Tsubugorou's introduction on Twitter.