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Skiploom (Pokémon)

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Hoppip #187: Hoppip
Pokémon
#189: Jumpluff Jumpluff
Skiploom
ポポッコ Popocco
#188
188Skiploom.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Grass Flying
Category
Cottonweed Pokémon
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#068
Hoenn
#333
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
2.2 lbs.
Imperial
1.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F188.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Fairy and
Plant groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 136 Battle Exp.: 1361*

Skiploom (Japanese: ポポッコ Popocco) is a dual-type Grass/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Hoppip starting at level 18, and evolves into Jumpluff starting at level 27.

Biology

Physiology

Skiploom is a plant Pokémon and has a round, green body with stubby arms, feet, and tail. It has large, flat ears on the sides of its head and a yellow bloom on the top. Skiploom has ovular red eyes with no pupils.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Much like Hoppip, Skiploom needs a gust of wind to get itself airborne. It flies using its flower as a propeller. The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down and its flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64°F. Because of this it is sometimes used as a thermometer.

Behavior

Skiploom spreads its petals to absorb as much sunlight as possible. It also floats in the air to try to get closer to the sun. When it rains, this Pokémon closes its flower and immediately hides under the shade of a tree to avoid getting wet.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Skiploom in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Skiploom debuted in The Grass Route.

A Skiploom appeared alongside a Bellossom belonging to Haruno in Turning Over A New Bayleef.

A Skiploom was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

Skiploom had a cameo appearance in Grass Hysteria.

A Skiploom was used by a trainer for the PokéRinger contest in That's Just Swellow.

Skiploom were used in the Hoenn Grand Festival in Hi Ho Silver Wind! and the Wisteria Town Pokémon Contest in Harley Rides Again.

It also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

A Skiploom appeared in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! belonging to Steveland, a participant of the PokéRinger competition.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP178 Skiploom Ash's Pokédex Skiploom, the evolved form of Hoppip. This happy-go-lucky Template:Type2 has a flower on its head which opens and closes depending on the temperature.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Volume 13, Erika is seen with a Skiploom. She uses it to fight Pryce and his Swinub, but falls easily due to the type disadvantage.

In the TCG

Main article: Skiploom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Silver It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Crystal As soon as it rains, it closes its flower and hides in the shade of a tree to avoid getting wet.
Stadium 2 The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Generation III
Ruby Skiploom's flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees F. How much the flower opens depends on the temperature. For that reason, this Pokémon is sometimes used as a thermometer.
Sapphire Skiploom's flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees F. How much the flower opens depends on the temperature. For that reason, this Pokémon is sometimes used as a thermometer.
Emerald It blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees F. Because its flower's blooming changes with the temperature, it is sometimes used as a thermometer.
FireRed It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
LeafGreen The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Generation IV
Diamond It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
Pearl It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
Platinum It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
HeartGold The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
SoulSilver It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Route 14 (Day)
Crystal
Rare Route 14 (Day)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Hoppip
Colosseum
One Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
None Evolve Hoppip
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Very Rare North Route 205 (Diamond) (Poké Radar)
Fuego Ironworks (Pearl) (Poké Radar)
Platinum
None Evolve Hoppip
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
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 Trozei! Secret Storage 10
Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 2
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Great Canyon (1F-3F)
Pitfall Valley (15F-20F)
Joyous Tower (42F-46F)
Remains Island (B15-B20)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-11F)
Lush Prairie (1F-5F)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 340   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.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A7DB8D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 30+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 188.png Synthesis Grass
-- Sleep Powder Grass
-- Cotton Spore Grass
-- Mega Drain Grass

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Hoppip
Unevolved
Hoppip
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 18


Skiploom
First evolution
Skiploom
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 27


Jumpluff
Second evolution
Jumpluff
 Grass  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 188.png Spr 2s 188.png Spr 2c 188.gif Spr b 2g 188.png
Spr 2g 188 s.png Spr 2s 188 s.png Spr 2c 188 s.gif Spr b 2g 188 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 188.png Spr 3e 188.png Spr 3r 188.png Spr b 3r 188.png
Spr 3r 188 s.png Spr 3e 188 s.png Spr 3r 188 s.png Spr b 3r 188 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 188.png Spr 4d 188.png Spr 4h 188.png Spr b 4d 188.png
Spr 4d 188 s.png Spr 4d 188 s.png Spr 4h 188 s.png Spr b 4d 188 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 188.png Spr 5b 188.png Spr b 5b 188.png
Spr 5b 188 s.png Spr 5b 188 s.png Spr b 5b 188 s.png
Skiploom For other sprites and images, please see Skiploom images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Skiploom is one of ten non-Bug, Template:Type2 Pokémon that cannot learn Fly.
  • Skiploom has a different backsprite in Platinum.

Origin

Skiploom appears to be based on a bulb and a flower, specifically that of a dandelion.

Name origin

Skiploom's name is a combination of skip and bloom, referring to the flower on top of Skiploom's head. The name may also come from loom, where fruit grows. The names of all stages of its evolutionary line are likely based on the phrase, "Just a hop, skip, and a jump away". Its Japanese name is based on 蒲公英 tanpopo, dandelion and 根っ子 nekko, root.

In other languages

External links

Hoppip #187: Hoppip
Pokémon
#189: Jumpluff Jumpluff
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