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Revision as of 22:50, 24 October 2010

Prinplup #394: Prinplup
Pokémon
#396: Starly Starly
Empoleon
エンペルト Emperte
#395
395Empoleon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Water Steel
Category
Emperor Pokémon
Abilities
Torrent Competitiveness
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#009
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-208
Oblivia
R-085 N-003
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
186.3 lbs.
Imperial
84.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F395.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Ground groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 210 Battle Exp.: 2101*

Empoleon (Japanese: エンペルト Emperte) is a dual-type Water/Steel Pokémon.

It evolves from Prinplup starting at level 36. It is the final form of Piplup.

Biology

Physiology

Empoleon is a large penguin-like Pokémon. In terms of color, it has a closer resemblance to a "real-world" penguin than its pre-evolved forms have because it is mostly navy blue as opposed to being a lighter blue. Its feet actually appear to have webbing on them. Its wings are tipped with blue metal and have three golden claws sticking out at the bottom. It has a short, blue, metal "fin" sticking out of its back and another "fin" that's on the front of its body that extends to where its chin would be then splits to form some sort of collar. This "collar" is probably because real penguins are said to be wearing "tuxedos," due to their black and white appearance. If one looks at Empoleon, it has a tie like fin in the middle of its belly, and the collar coming off it, this relates to the "tuxedo" of a penguin. There is a lace-like pattern of white coloration on its front, and it has two gold-colored spots on its upper-back. Its most prominent feature is the three-horned trident-like crest that extends from its beak. This crest represents an Empoleon's power and the leader of a colony of Empoleon, Prinplup, and Piplup will have the largest horns.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Empoleon can swim faster than a jet boat and, by using its razor sharp wings, can cut huge glaciers in a matter of seconds. As seen in the anime, Empoleon can jump and glide in the air like a penguin would on ice. It can also learn any attack that its pre-evolutions can learn, but Empoleon's attacks are stronger. As a fully-evolved Pokémon (and the final evolution of a Template:Type2 starter Pokémon), Empoleon can learn Hyper Beam, Giga Impact, and Hydro Cannon.

Behavior

Given their immense pride, Empoleon are surprisingly social creatures. They live in large colonies led by the oldest and most powerful male. The leader has the largest horns on its head.

Habitat

Wild Empoleon live in ice shelves in very cold climates. Although this is the climate they are used to, Empoleon can live in warmer climates too.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Barry's Empoleon in the anime

Empoleon first appeared in the movie The Rise of Darkrai under the ownership of a Trainer named Kai. He used it to battle Dawn's Piplup.

Empoleon made its debut appearance in the anime in Barry's Busting Out All Over! under the ownership of Barry.

Another Empoleon appeared in Last Call — First Round!, under the ownership of Kenny.

In the manga

Platinum owns an Empoleon that evolved in the Veilstone Department Store while her two companions and the bodyguards assigned to protect her were fighting off Team Galactic. This Empoleon then proved to be an invaluable ally in the Pastoria Gym challenge, and has continued as an integral part of her team.

In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! Hareta owns an Empoleon that evolved after the Everstone Mitsumi gave it effects wore off which caused Piplup to evolve straight into an Empoleon, only being Prinplup for a moment. His Empoleon was valuable in the Mt. Coronet battle and risked its life to stop Cyrus.

In the TCG

Main article: Empoleon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Pearl It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Platinum If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
HeartGold It avoids unnecessary disputes, but it will decimate anything that threatens its pride.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black プライドを きずつける ものは りゅうひょうをも せつだんする つばさで まっぷたつに する。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Prinplup
Platinum
None Evolve Prinplup
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
The Ice Lake
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Sorbet
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 84
144 - 191 278 - 372
Attack: 86
81 - 151 159 - 298
Defense: 88
83 - 154 162 - 302
Sp.Atk: 111
104 - 179 204 - 353
Sp.Def: 101
95 - 168 186 - 331
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 530   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ¼×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ¼×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ¼×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ¼×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ¼×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
088 Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
1111 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1515 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1616 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1919 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
2828 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3636 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3939 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4646 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
5252 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
5959 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Empoleon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Claw Sharpen Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Boiling Water Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Postpone Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IV
Other generations:
V - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
Pikachu Raichu
Growlithe Arcanine
Ponyta Rapidash
Farfetch'd
Horsea Seadra Kingdra
Jolteon
Dratini Dragonair Dragonite
Aipom Ambipom
Girafarig
Sneasel Weavile
Mantine
Torchic Combusken Blaziken
Wingull Pelipper
Gorebyss
Buizel Floatzel
Buneary Lopunny
Lucario
Agility Psychic Status —% 30 Cool 2 ♥♥
Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise
Seel Dewgong
Vaporeon
Marill Azumarill
Corsola
Mantine
Milotic
Clamperl Huntail Gorebyss
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20 Beauty 0  
Aipom Ambipom
Girafarig
Sneasel Weavile
Zangoose
Buneary Lopunny
Double Hit Normal Physical 35 90% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
Farfetch'd FeatherDance*HGSS Flying Status 100% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise
Horsea Seadra Kingdra
Eevee
Dunsparce
Remoraid Octillery
PhanpyDonphan
Zigzagoon
Lotad Lombre Ludicolo
SlakothVigoroth Slaking
Torkoal
Spinda
Feebas Milotic
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
Diglett Dugtrio
Farfetch'd
Swinub Piloswine Mamoswine
Mudkip Marshtomp Swampert
Zigzagoon Linoone
Relicanth
Buizel Floatzel
Shellos Gastrodon
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise
Slowpoke Slowbro Slowking
Totodile Croconaw Feraligatr
Wooper Quagsire
Swinub Piloswine Mamoswine
Mudkip Marshtomp Swampert
Zigzagoon Linoone
Corphish Crawdaunt
Feebas Milotic
Clamperl Huntail Gorebyss
Shellos Gastrodon
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
Slowpoke Slowbro Slowking
Dunsparce
Snubbull Granbull
Teddiursa Ursaring
Phanpy Donphan
SlakothVigoroth Slaking
Whismur Loudred Exploud
Spoink Grumpig
Relicanth
Spheal Sealeo Walrein
Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
Nidoran♂ Nidorino Nidoking
Dratini Dragonair Dragonite
Marill Azumarill
Mantine
Wingull Pelipper
Whismur Loudred Exploud
Clamperl Huntail Gorebyss
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20 Smart 1
Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise
Psyduck Golduck
Slowpoke Slowbro Slowking
Wooper Quagsire
Dunsparce
Kingdra
Slakoth Vigoroth Slaking
Spheal Sealeo Walrein
Relicanth
Bidoof Bibarel
Shellos Gastrodon
Hippopotas Hippowdon
Yawn Normal Status —% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Empoleon in Generation IV
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Empoleon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Water Oath Water Special 50 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Empoleon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Empoleon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP395.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: River Flow 2 field move.png
(River Flow ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles and blobs of water.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Piplup
Unevolved
Piplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Prinplup
First evolution
Prinplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Empoleon
Second evolution
Empoleon
 Water  Steel 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 395.png Spr 4p 395.png Spr 4p 395.png Spr b 4d 395.png
Spr 4d 395 s.png Spr 4p 395 s.png Spr 4p 395 s.png Spr b 4d 395 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 395.png Spr 5b 395.png Spr b 5b 395.png
Spr 5b 395 s.png Spr 5b 395 s.png Spr b 5b 395 s.png
Empoleon For other sprites and images, please see Empoleon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Empoleon.
  • Empoleon is the only starter Pokémon that loses both its weakness and resistance against the initial types of the other two starter Pokémon in its final evolution, having no weakness or resistance against Template:Type2 and Template:Type2 attacks. It instead gains weakness to both Torterra (a Template:Type2) and Infernape (a Template:Type2). Perhaps to compensate for this, Empoleon is tied for the fourth most resistant Pokémon of all, as explained below.
  • Empoleon has the highest base Special Attack of any final-form starter Pokémon, being just one point above Blaziken's.
  • Empoleon is tied with Swampert for the second lowest base Speed of all final evolution starter Pokémon (with the only slower one being Torterra).
    • However, all three (Empoleon, Swampert, and Torterra) have considerably higher Defense and Special Defense compared to the other final evolution starter Pokémon of their regions. (Sceptile's Defense and both of Blaziken's defensive stats are considerably lower than Swampert's, while both of Infernape's defensive stats are low compared to either Empoleon or Torterra in Sinnoh. However, it should be noted that statistically, Infernape is stronger than Empoleon or Torterra.)
  • Empoleon is the only Template:Type2 Pokémon related to a starter Pokémon.
  • Empoleon has eleven resistances and one immunity, the second most resistances of any Pokémon. It is surpassed only by Magnemite and its evolutions, who have twelve resistances and one immunity. It shares this position with Mawile, Giaru and its evolutions and two legendary Pokémon, Dialga and Registeel.
  • Empoleon is one of the three Pokémon that get STAB from Steel Wing. The other two are Scizor and Skarmory.
  • Empoleon, along with Prinplup, are the only Pokémon that can learn both Pound and Tackle.
  • Empoleon can learn the most HM moves of any starter Pokémon, learning seven. The only one it can't learn is Fly, even though it has wings, probably due to it being based on a penguin, a flightless bird.
  • Empoleon is the same height as its namesake Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Despite being half Steel-type, Empoleon can only learn one Steel-type move through level-up.

Origin

Empoleon is based on an emperor penguin and an emperor-in reference to its crown (which also resembles an anchor) and royal appearance. Also, the crown has the appearance of a trident, a fishing tool and supposed weapon of choice for the Greek god Poseidon. It also bears some resemblance to the royal penguin.

Name origin

Empoleon's name comes from Emperor (being as it is based on an emperor penguin) and Napoleon, Emperor of France. Its Japanese name comes from emperor and Bonaparte, Napoleon's last name.

In other languages

  • German: Impoleon - From Imperator (emperor, as in Emperor penguin) and Napoleon.
  • French: Pingoleon - From pingouin (penguin) and Napoleon.
  • Korean: 엠페르트 Emperte - From emperor (as in Emperor penguin).
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 帝王拿波 Dì Wáng Ná Bō - Combination of 帝王 (emperor) and the first syllables of 破崙·拿巴 Ná​pò​lún​ Bō​ná​bā (Napoleon Bonaparte). When read as a sentence, it literally means "the emperor takes the wave."

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