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Piplup (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Goukazaru
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Pottaishi 000
Piplup
ポッチャマ Pochama
#393
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Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Water '
Category
Penguin Pokémon
Ability
Torrent
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#-
Hoenn
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Sinnoh
#007
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'03"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
11.5 lbs.
Imperial
5.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F393.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 1 and
Ground groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 66 Battle Exp.: 661*

Piplup (Japanese: ポッチャマ Pochama) is a Water-type Pokémon. Along with Turtwig and Chimchar, it is one of the three starter Pokémon the player receives at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Piplup comes with the ability Torrent, which increases the power of Water-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

Piplup evolves into Pottaishi at Level 16 and into Emperte at Level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Piplup resembles a penguin chick and also looks a little bit like Torchic. It has yellow feet and light-blue body. There are two white spots on its chest that seem to resemble buttons on a suit. It also appears to have a blue cape. It has a circular, blue head with white circles around its eyes and a small, yellow beak.

Despite the fact that Piplup is a Penguin Pokémon, it is a pure Water-type.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Piplup mainly know how to use Water attacks such as Bubble and Water Gun, but they also know pecking attacks.

Behavior

Piplup have a large sense of self-pride. Because of this, a Pochama has a hard time accepting food from humans.

Habitat

Piplup live along the sea shore in colder climates. However, Piplup are quite rare and they're usually given out by Professor Rowan to new Pokémon trainers in the Sinnoh Region.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:GoodLuckPochama.jpg
Piplup in the anime

Hikari has a Piplup as her first Pokémon. In Begin! From Futaba Town to Masago Town!!, Piplup begins a battle between it, Chimchar and Turtwig. Hikari gathers the three and takes Piplup as her starter Pokémon.

In the manga

A Piplup is owned by Berlitz on Special Manga Diamond and Pearl.

In the TCG

Other appearances

Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex
Pokémon Diamond It has great pride and hates to accept food from people. Its long down keeps it from the cold.
Pokémon Pearl It lives along the shoreline of northern countries, and is very adept in swimming. It is able to dive into waters for more than 10 minutes to retrieve food.

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
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Trust Lake
Platinum
None Trade
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

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 53
113 - 160 216 - 310
Attack: 51
50 - 113 96 - 221
Defense: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Sp.Atk: 61
59 - 124 114 - 243
Sp.Def: 56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 314   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.


Type effectiveness

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Learnset

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By leveling up

Game Generation IV
Start Pound
4 Growl
8 Bubble
11 Water Sport
15 Peck
18 Bide
22 Bubblebeam
25 Fury Attack
29 Tide
32 Whirlpool
36 Mist
39 Drill Peck
43 Hydro Pump

By TM/HM

Game Generation IV
TM03 Water Pulse
TM06 Toxic
TM07 Hail
TM10 Hidden Power
TM13 Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard
TM17 Protect
TM18 Rain Dance
TM21 Frustration
TM27 Dig
TM31 Brick Break
TM32 Double Team
TM39 Rock Tomb
TM40 Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade
TM43 Secret Power
TM44 Rest
TM45 Attract
TM55 Tide
TM56 Hurl
TM58 Endure
TM76 Stealth Rock
TM78 Entice
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Nature Blessing
TM86 Grass Rope
TM87 Swagger
TM88 Beak Peck
TM90 Substitute
HM01 Cut
HM03 Surf
HM05 Fog Clear
HM07 Waterfall

By breeding

By tutoring

Evolution

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Trivia

Origin

Piplup is based on a baby penguin.

Name origin

Piplup's Japanese name may be derived from 坊っちゃま botchama, meaning child, with the P perhaps coming from penguin. It may also be based on ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha, which means either splashing in water or having a plump appearance. Alternatively, it may be derived from obotchama (おぼっちゃま, obotchama), a term that refers to children with wealthy parents.

Related articles

External links

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