Temtem Species - How many Temtem are there?
Spanish developer CREMA has set out to do the impossible - create a Pokemon competitor. And while the game is still in early access, it has been doing great. The community is thriving, the meta is developing, and the competitive scene is growing. How did they manage to do it, you ask? Like our fellows at IGN, we think the secret lies in its mechanical differences, a stronger focus on the competitive scene, and of course, the Temtem designs themselves.
We’ll now go over each Temtem family and do a brief analysis of their competitive viability while we talk about some of their moves and possible strategies (as of patch 0.6). We will mostly focus on their final evolutions. Let's get into Temtem Species!
A list and analysis of all the Temtem Species
Oree and Zaobian
Little is known about these Temtem than their form and their typing. Currently, they are the only Digital Type Temtem. Oree evolves into Zaobian by an unknown method. We hope that the technology on these creatures carries to the S tier, but that’s just a dream.
Platypex, Platox, and Platimous
With a good speed, and great special attack, you can expect it to shred holes through enemy teams. Currently, Platimous is considered a B tier Temtem by the community, thanks to its good offensive and support capabilities.
Swali and Loali
The nature type Swali evolves into Loali, gaining the wind type in the process. He has a high stamina stat and is able to inflict tons of status to enemies. He is also able to support the team removing status and can even regain stamina spent. Overall, it has its few uses here and there, and most tier lists place in the B tier.
With a huge Stamina stat, good bulk, and strong offensive presence, he definitely put in the work. He can either try to sweep by setting up or try to support his team. He can burn foes, put them to sleep, or wake up allies. Tateru utility is debatable; he sits between the B and C tier.
Paharo, Paharac and Granpah
The Granpah line are a pure Wind Type Temtem. Granpah is not bad; he has a useful trait in Last Rush, able to turn the tide of combat, and has decent utility. He is better used as a cleanup sweeper. He currently sits between the A and B tier. He is frail, so be careful when using it.
Ampling and Amphatyr
Electric and Electric Nature, respectively. They are unreleased as of yet; we don’t have much information about them either.
Bunbun and Mudrid
With amazing HP and Speed, Mudrid should be an amazing Temtem; sadly, he was nerfed a while ago. He now lacks the proper firepower to secure KOs, and even with its Earth and Crystal typing, he sits in the lower tiers until he gains a new buff or moves.
Hidody and Taifu
This Nature type family hits hard on the special side, but with a really low defensive stats. He is frail and slow. Even worse, once you look at his strongest move, it uses his physical attack to do damage. Community consensus is clear; don’t use him competitively.
Fomu and Wiplump
Nice speed, Stamina, and special stats while having decent bulk? Wiplump is a solid B tier Temtem with a good offensive typing, being able to hit the whole meta for neutral damage. But what really makes Wiplump is its ability to freeze the enemies.
Skail and Skunch
Decent offensive stats and bulk, good movepool, the ability to set up and inflict status to the enemy, overall a solid choice. There is no community consensus, and many articles oversell it. We think he is a solid B Tier.
Goty and Mouflank
With Solid stats other than Special Defense, this Temtem is great for cleaning; why? He learns execution at level 57. This move knocks out any enemy that Mouflank manages to get below 40% HP. With a bit of support, he can late game clean whole teams alone. Add to that good solid supportive options, and you get a great Temtem for all tamers.
Yeah, he has a good HP stat, but Stamina is just bad. Its physical stats are equally good, but when most of the metagame hits on the special side, you can’t even resist the most common moves...You’ll have a bad time. There are just better Temtem on the Airborne Archipelago.
Houchic, Tental and Nagaise
Good stats, amazing traits, speed control, supportive options, Nagaise is a top tier Temtem. Community consensus is clear: S tier species. Sadly, not all is good for this Temtem species. Houchic laughable 40 41 Attack and Defense stats won’t get a lot better when he turns into Nagaise; avoid using physical moves (with a few exceptions) and physical attackers.
Orphyll and Nidrasil
Nidrasil has the tools to be a top threat, good overall stats, great supportive move pool, decent bulk, and great offensive capabilities. The issue? He is just outclassed by other Temtem, add to that the high stamina cost of most of his moves, and you have a good Temtem that runs dry pretty fast. Excellent for your adventure, decent for PvP.
Banapi and Capyre.
Just like with Nidrasil, Capyre is not bad; he just has a high Stamina cost for all its moves. You really got to go out of your way to properly abuse what he offers, and even then, the payoff is not as big. Not a bad Temtem, just outclassed.
Lapinite, Azuroc, Zenoreth.
Its special stats as a Lapinite, 55 56, will not get a huge boost after it evolves, Making Zenoreth another odd Temtem. He is able to tank and set up, but it does take a lot of effort and support to get there... You’ll be more comfortable using a higher tier Temtem. After community consensus and their votes, Zenoreth sits at the not awful C tier.
Bigu and Babawa.
Bigu’s low Special stats 41 42 in attack and defense get laughable buffs when evolving. It does have a decent supportive move pool and both a mix of high stamina and low stamina moves. The issue here being its quadruple weakness to toxic moves. Use it at your own discretion, a solid C tier that can also shine in a niche.
Kaku and Saku.
Somehow, Saku ended up being ranked as the best Temtem a while ago by a certain site. Is it as powerful? No, by a mile, it isn’t weak either. Decent bulk and decent offensive presence thanks to its traits, and an effective support movepool land it a spot on the B tier.
Valash is a generalist. Fast and with decent offensive capabilities both physically and especially. He has a wide enough move pool to try either set; if left to its own device, he can set up, gain defensive or attacking boosts. He also has great low stamina and high stamina techniques. Overall, a great Temtem, solid B tier, and possibly an A tier.
With a low 50 51 HP and Stamina stats, respectively, you would wonder what can Barnshee in a bulky offensive meta? Well, Banshee can hit like a truck with no previous setup. That’s Banshee's main strength, Air Specialist boosted Tornados with speed priority? Yes please, however, its nuking capabilities greatly diminish after the first hit. If your opponent makes an error, Barnshee will punish them hard. B tier.
Gyalis is a top threat. Don’t believe us; let’s look at the details: It hits hard and fast with good moves, great typing, and the ability to set up. It has high stamina and low stamina moves, and even some utility. You won’t go wrong with it. If your opponent makes a single error, they can say goodbye to their entire team.
Occlura and Myx
Meet the Puppet Master, great cleaner, great moves, the ability to properly take a turn to rest thanks to its trait. Myx is a weird character that, in the hands of a great player, can turn over a game. Overall he is a great offensive Temtem with great supportive moves.
Raiber, Raize and Raican.
Now Raican is a hard Temtem to rate; it has a shallow move pool, with few options compared to the competition; but it also has just what it needs to succeed. Raican is better used as a late-game cleaner due to its Prideful trait. All in all, you won’t wrong by picking this lion-themed Temtem Species.
Pewki and Piraniant.
Pewki starts out with low stamina and low attack, just a mere 32 33, respectively. But when he evolves, things get a lot better, but not quite as good, to be honest. Using these Temtem species is an error. He doesn’t bring anything to the table than any other water type could provide you with. D tier Temtem.
Osuchi, Osukan and Osukai.
Osuaki's story is just sad. You can’t compete with low special defense in the current meta. And even worse, he is just outclassed by Seismunch. Hopefully, he gets something to compete with his monkey rival. Use him at your own discretion.
Let’s just take a look at Saipat’s wiki information. High HP and speed, decent attack, and low defenses. It has a decent supportive move pool and a decent trait too in Toxic Affinity. What’s holding him back? Easy, he is just decent; he doesn’t excel at anything, need to fill a role? Try Saipat, not bad, not great either. He sits between B and C Tiers.
Pycko and Drakash.
Drakash is good mainly due to its typing and stats. Decent special bulk, with a good speed, stamina, and great attacking options in both high stamina and low stamina moves. Drakash is able to destroy Crystal Type Temtem, and to a lesser extent, he also destroys Nature and FireTypes. After a quick overview, community consensus is a solid B tier.
Crystle, Sherald, and Tortenite.
Tortenite fans, we have bad news. He is mediocre at best. Sure, he is pretty good in-game, and its moves and abilities seem good on paper; but the main issue here is that many of its moves work with only one trait or the other. They tried to make him a bit of a generalist, but in reality, it just ends up being mediocre at either an offensive roll, a tank roll, or a supportive role. Use it if you like it.
Hocus and Pocus.
You don’t need to research a lot of information to understand why Pocus is bad. Shallow move pool, frail as glass, and a kit that doesn’t quite synergise with its trait. It has its uses and utility, but let’s be clear, people, you can pick a better Mental Temtem. C Tier at best.
Sparzy is still unreleased. There is not much information about it yet, and the meta could use a way better Electric Type Temtem.
Mushi and Mushook
Mushook is the better Toxolotl. It can stall better, take physical hits better thanks to its trait, and it has a way better move pool. It can give the opponent more status conditions and can even set up, gaining more tanking abilities. Mushook works better in a stall team or as a pivot to most physical attackers. Solid B tier Temtem.
Magmis and Mastione
It has a nice HP stat with 69, with an ok defense and a bad special defense. It’s main strength? Powerful fire moves boosted by its trait Pyromaniac. Is that good enough to make it a solid Temtem? Yeah, especially when you are using a 145 power move with a 1.65 damage multiplier. Great Nuke with solid options. Just be careful, since it's quite frail.
Umishi and Ukama.
Ukama is probably the best purely offensive water Type Temtem out there. While its special stat may not be as solid as others, its high speed and stamina, high base power techniques, and an amazing trait in Hydrologist; it will knock out even foes that resists its water boosted moves. Solid A tier.
Another unreleased electric Type Temtem.
Smazee, Baboong, and Seismunch.
Seismunch is great, good attack, good speed, and solid bulk. It has great set up moves and traits, and his signature move deals tons of damage. You can’t go wrong with him; he is able to do a lot, and trying to guess its set can be a pain. Overall, a solid A tier Temtem, and maybe even an S tier.
Zizarre looks cool; unfortunately, that’s all it has going for it. A shallow move pool and mediocre supportive options make it a low rated creature. Avoid it for PvP.
Good bulk, stamina, speed, and special offense. What’s bad about Momo? Its move pool, it is pretty shallow. But when you have Stabmaster as a trait and a 145 base power move with decent Stamina cost, what do you got? A 290 base power move. And it will deal HUGE damage to even foes that resist it. Momo is proof that you can be a solid A tier with few but effective tools.
Kuri and Kauren.
Kaurem is bad. It is a specialist that can take on Mental and Melee type Temtem decently, but that’s it, if by any chance they have a coverage move… there goes its effectiveness. Few supportive options, and a lack of good set up moves, make him a D tier Temtem at best.
Spriole, Deendre, and Cerneaf.
Few Physical Temtem will be able to get pass through it with its signature trait Callosity, giving it a +1 Defense boost each time it's attacked. He also has the ability to self-heal and has a decent STAB option. Overall, as long as it doesn’t get hit on the Special side, your opponent might not be able to take it down. Sits quite comfortably between the A and B tier.
Toxolotl and Noxolotl.
When evolving to Noxolotl, it gains a huge boost in Defense and Special Attack. From 64 65 to 78 85 respectively. In combination with its trait Toxic Skin, he can consistently wall physical attackers. Sadly, it can only properly Toxic enemies and stall them; but if you run into a special attacker, don’t expect it to survive the hit. In all honesty, its properties make it a D tier Temtem.
Blooze and Goolder.
Huge HP stat, laughable speed, that’s Goolder, the slowest Temtem. He is quite the passive Temtem with mostly supportive options and few damaging moves. And while bulky, it won't last long with its lack of reliable recovery. Goolder it's easily taken down by special attackers and is easily exploitable by set up sweepers. Most consider it a D tier Temtem.
Zephyruff and Volarend.
If the community agrees on something, it is that Volarend is a top threat. He can either be the best special wall or special sweeper in the game. How? Well, while Zephyruff has a 50 51 S Attack and S Defense stat, Volarend has a whooping… 68 96? 96 is good, but 68? Well, it all comes down to its traits: Aerobic and Anaerobic. One increases its speed while reducing S Defense, that plus the move Hyperkinetic Strike means more damage the more speed you get. Anaerobic, on the other hand, gives you more S Defense at the cost of your S Attack.
Volarend is probably the deadliest Temtem of the Airborne Archipelago.
Grumvel and Grumper.
Grumper is a Temtem with potential. Having access to STAB electric type moves make it effective by typing alone, and a trait that benefits resting is always nice to have. After more Electric Type are released, Grumper will rise on the rankings thanks to its Inductor ability, healing him for 8% of its HP each time an electric technique is used. Grumper currently sits on the B tier.
Ganki and Gazuma.
Gazuma is the second Electric Type available, sadly, and it has a useless until further Digital Types are added into the game. It has a decent speed stat, and attack stat, 67 68 respectively, and a high special stats but extremely low defenses; Gazuma is currently relegated to a Speed control Temtem, and he does that just fine. Solid C tier Temtem.
With a high speed and a high special attack, Oceara should be a high tier threat. After months of combat, the consensus is that, due to its low Stamina, shallow move pool, and frailty, she is just not cutting it. I still believe that she has its uses here and there, but for now, she sits at the D tier. We just hope that the fanbase views and comments on this creature changes over time.
It is the living image of the tank archetype. Slow as a tank, resistant as a tank, and it also hits like a tank. Yowlar will take little damage from most attacks, and thanks to its Comebacker trait, it will demolish its enemies. Great generalist to fill the gaps in any team; you can’t go wrong with it. Solid A tier.
Droply and Garyo.
Shallow move pool, mediocre Traits, and bad stats. It is a bulky Temtem without good support options. Garyo is just bad. D tier.
Shuine is a paradox. Great stamina, and supportive options, it has great traits that help it survive combat… But unfortunately, it is frail; any physical attacker can take it out with no effort. Don’t waste your time on Shuine and its D tier.
Like Shuine, Nessla has a decent move pool but equally horrible bulk. Nessla is mostly recommended to TV Train your other Temtem, avoid this D tier Temtem.
Currently unreleased. No much information is known about it.
Kalazu and Kalabyss.
Kalabyss is a disruptor thanks to its Loneliness Trait, meaning that synergies won’t work on both allies. Combine that with a great physical bulk, decent special bulk, and a great supportive move pool, Kalabyss looks great! Sadly, its low Stamina is its bane. With a little more stamina, it could easily be an A tier Temtem, but currently sits on the B tier.
Adoroboros is a great special wall, but a terrible physical wall. Its trait Toxic Skin is laughable at best, making Synergy Master the better choice. Great Movepool and an exploitable physical weakness make these Temtem into C tier species.
Tuwai, Tukai, Tuvine and Turoc.
One of the most curious species out there, each Tuwai form varies in viability. There are still many evolutions to be discovered for this species. Tuvine is the best of the bunch, followed by Turoc, and lastly Tuwai. Stick to Tuvine and Turoc, and you should be fine.
Kinu is by far considered the other S tier Temtem. While it has an awful physical bulk, its trait, Protector, breaks this little pal. As long as it is able to switch in and out, it will give its ally +1 to both defenses—a huge boost for any sweeper or wall out there. Kinu alone is able to turn the tide of combat. With a great move pool, you should bring it to any team. Truly a king in the world of Temtem.
Vulvir, Vulor and Vulcrane.
Good typing, decent stats with a decent speed and attack (73 74 respectively). Vulcrane is not bad, just outclassed, but he does have its uses. No huge nuke, not a great supportive option, just overall solid offensive Fire type. C Tier.
This cute little fella has a decent bulk, great stamina, and decent traits. But that is all. You’ll be better off using most other Wind type Temtem. Use it if you love it. Solid C Tier.
Akranox is a weird case; it has everything a Temtem needs to succeed with above-average stats, a good supportive move pool, and decent techniques. What holds it back is its mediocre traits; you are not handicapping yourself by picking it, but you aren’t helping yourself either. Another C tier Temtem.
Currently untired by the community, but we are pretty sure it’ll be a solid C tier. It has an interesting trait in Iridescene, reversing its matchups. It’s niche, yeah, but effective. A shallow move pool is what really buries its viability.
Vulffy is great thanks to a Good typing, giving it one weakness, good offensive stats, and bulkiness. What really makes Vulffy is its trait Team Elusive, which prevents Multi-Target hits. You can also make it into a great trapper with the item Handcuffs and the technique Plague. Overall, a solid A to S tier Temtem.
Typing: Crystal Fire.
Bad traits, exploitable weaknesses, and a terrible speed tier. Yeah, Anahir might look cool, but it just doesn’t have the tools to compete for now. Don’t bother with it for now. D tier, maybe give it a chance during the next content update.
Is that all for the Temtem species?
There are still many undiscovered species, and the people in the community are eager to learn all about the new Temtem. So far, there are over 80 Temtem released, but there are 161 Temtem species confirmed by their in-game index. Some are still in development, much as a lot of the areas for the game. We can still expect a lot of surprises from the Team. If you want to learn more about the competitive aspect of the game, try the other guides on our page. We also recommend the following sites for more guides or related articles: The Wiki - Temtactics - TemStrat - TemTeams.
Leave your comments below, and tell us if you would like more articles like this one. That’s all for now, and see you around tamers!
Can I play Temtem on any device?
Only on PS4, XBOX One, and PC. While the technology exists to play it on mobile, we don’t recommend it, since you'll have to go out of your way to do it.
In which site can I find content news about the world of Temtem?
Here, on Seller and Friends for more Temtem related content, check our Tier list. You could also try the Steam store, the official site, the Wiki or IGN.
Do the developers listen to feedback and read our comments?
Yeah they do. Join their subreddit or Discord. The world is still in development and they love to hear from everyone. Nothing goes unnoticed by their eyes!
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