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Purrloin (Pokémon)

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Stoutland #508: Stoutland
Pokémon
#510: Liepard Liepard
Purrloin
チョロネコ Choroneko
#509
509Purrloin.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dark '
Category
Devious Pokémon
Abilities
Limber or Unburden Prankster
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#015
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
22.3 lbs.
Imperial
10.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F509.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 56 Battle Exp.: 561*

Purrloin (Japanese: チョロネコ Choroneko) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Liepard starting at level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Purrloin is a primarily purple-colored, feline Pokémon. Its head is large proportional to its body, and tufted at its ears and cheeks. Long, tapered violet markings above its green, feline eyes extend towards its ears. Tapered whitish markings above its eyes resemble eyebrows, and its muzzle, sporting a diminutive nose, is of similar coloration. Its neck, shoulders, back and hind paws are also whitish-colored. The lower portion of its forelimbs are purple, and the tip of its tail sports a curved, vaguely scythe-like extension.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Purrloin can stand and move around on its rear legs.

Behavior

It likes to play with people's belongings and making off with them. In order to do so, it often puts up a cute act to put people's guard down before stealing their belongings. Even when caught red-handed, it usually gets off the hook due to its charming behavior. When angered, it fights back with its claws.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Pinot Noir Purrloin.png
Purrloin in the anime

Major appearances

A Purrloin appeared in Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky? under the ownership of Misha.

A Purrloin appeared in BW080 under the ownership of Pinot Noir.

Minor appearances

Purrloin made its debut in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

A Purrloin made a cameo appearance in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW044 Purrloin Ash's Pokédex Purrloin, the Devious Pokémon. Purrloin fools people into letting their guard down so it can steal their possesions. When angered, it uses its claws to fight back.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Purrloin in Pokémon RéBURST

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Rug has a Purrloin in which she can use it as her Burst form.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Purrloin is the first Pokémon seen in N's possession. It was used to battle Black in Accumula Town.

In the Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

N owns a Purrloin in the manga which was used to deliver a letter to Togari.

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

N's Purrloin was only shown interacting with him while Clefairy was recording his voice to sell CD's.

In the TCG

Main article: Purrloin (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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 {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
White Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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 Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Common Routes 2 and 3, Dreamyard
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Challenger's Ground, World Axle - B1F
Field: Challenger's Ground

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 41
101 - 148 192 - 286
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 37
37 - 97 71 - 190
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 37
37 - 97 71 - 190
Speed: 66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total: 281   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

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Assist Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1010 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1515 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1919 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
2424 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
2828 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3030 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3737 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3939 Snatch Dark Status 0000 —% 10
4242 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Purrloin obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
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 Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkittyPachirisu
BunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccinoDeerling
SawsbuckCubchoo
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakoth
SlakingSkitty
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
SeelDewgongSlakothSlakingSphealSealeo
WalreinOshawottDewottSamurottMinccinoEmolga
Encore Normal Status —% 5
MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursa
UrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakoth
VigorothSlakingSkittyDelcattyMawileSpinda
KecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZorua
ZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
HoundourHoundoomSandileKrokorokKrookodileZorua
Zoroark
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
Meowth Pay Day Normal Physical 40 100% 20
WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoof
BibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
Yawn Normal Status - 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Purrloin in Generation V
  • 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 Purrloin in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Purrloin can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Purrloin cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin

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 Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None 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
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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
PP2509.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is a capricious lady. Even with her mischievous behavior, she has a mysterious noble look. No Pokémon hates her.
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

Purrloin
Unevolved
Purrloin
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 20


Liepard
First evolution
Liepard
 Dark 

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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 509.png Spr 5b2 509.png Spr b 5b 509.png
Spr 5b 509 s.png Spr 5b 509 s.png Spr b 5b 509 s.png
Purrloin For other sprites and images, please see Purrloin images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Purrloin was seen first in the Pokémon Sunday special episode preview in September 6. It was later removed from the same preview, much like the revelation of Zekrom's secondary type earlier.
  • Purrloin is the only Pokémon that has a base stat total of 281.

Origin

Purrloin is based on a black cat.

Name origin

Purrloin is derived from "purloin", meaning to steal, and "purr", a sound a cat makes. Choroneko may come from 猫 neko, meaning cat, and ちょろまかす choromakasu, meaning to pilfer.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Felilou From felis and filou.
French Chacripan From chat and sacripant.
Korean 쌔비냥 Ssaebinyang From ssabinda and nyang.
Chinese (Mandarin) 扒手貓 / 扒手猫 Páshǒumāo Literally "Pickpocket cat".


External links

Stoutland #508: Stoutland
Pokémon
#510: Liepard Liepard


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