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Piplup (Pokémon)

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Infernape #392: Infernape
Pokémon
#394: Prinplup Prinplup
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Piplup (disambiguation).
Piplup
Penguin Pokémon
ポッチャマ
Pochama
#393
Piplup

Piplup

Piplup

Piplup
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Piplup

Mega Piplup Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
11.5 lbs. 5.2 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#393
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#007
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-206
Almia
R-083/N-001
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
66
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F393.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Piplup (Japanese: ポッチャマ Pochama) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Prinplup starting at level 16, which evolves into Empoleon starting at level 36.

Along with Turtwig and Chimchar, Piplup is one of three starter Pokémon of Sinnoh available at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Biology

Piplup is a light-blue penguin-like Pokémon, which is covered in thick down to insulate against the cold. It has a dark blue head with a primarily white face and a short, yellow beak. The dark blue feathers on its head extend down its back and around its neck, which causes it to appear to be wearing a cape. There are two white ovals on its chest and a small, light-blue marking resembles a crown above its beak. It has flipper-like arms and yellow feet with three toes each.

Piplup has a strong sense of self-pride. Because of its pride, it has a hard time accepting food from humans and bonding with its caretakers. It will even puff out its chest after it falls down, which it often does due to its poor walking abilities. However, it is a skilled swimmer that can dive for over ten minutes in order to hunt. It has also been shown to fly short distances in the anime. It lives along the seashore in colder climates.

In the anime

Piplup in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's Piplup

Dawn began her journey in Sinnoh with a Piplup. In Following A Maiden's Voyage!, Piplup and the starter Chimchar got into a fight over their food, with Piplup causing chaos by using BubbleBeam on the interior of Professor Rowan's lab in pursuit of Chimchar. The two escape, and Dawn is given the task of finding them. She finds Piplup, and the two narrowly escape an Ariados attack. Back at Rowan's lab, Chimchar having been found by Rowan's Staraptor, Dawn chooses Piplup.

As the Diamond & Pearl series continued, Dawn kept Piplup out of its Poké Ball more and more often, much like Ash does with his Pikachu.

Other appearances

A Piplup, who used to be a human, is also one of the two main members of Team Poképals in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Tyler, a rookie Trainer that appears in The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!, has a Piplup which appears to be female. He uses her to try capturing a Yanma.

Another Piplup owned by Rowan appears in SS024.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Minor appearances

A Piplup appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Piplup appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

Multiple Piplup appeared in Going for the Gold!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP003 Piplup Ash's Pokédex Piplup, the Penguin Pokémon. It's very proud, and its thick down protects it from the cold.
DP143 Piplup Lyra's Pokédex Piplup, the Penguin Pokémon. Although not the most sure-footed, it is proud nonetheless, getting right back up after a fall with head held high.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW086 Piplup Ash's Pokédex Piplup, the Penguin Pokémon. Piplup's limited walking skills often cause it to fall down, but that never hurts its pride.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Dawn's Piplup as it appears in the adaptation of The Rise of Darkrai

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Platinum's Empoleon

Platinum in Pokémon Adventures began her journey with a Piplup. It eventually evolved into a Prinplup and an Empoleon.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta randomly selects Piplup to battle the enraged Onix in the first chapter. After their first encounter with Onix, Hareta chooses Piplup as his first Pokémon. Piplup is originally disobedient to Hareta, but listens to him in order to defeat the Onix in their second battle.

Movie adaptations

Dawn's Piplup appears in the following manga adaptations of Pokémon movies: The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, like in the anime is Dawn's main Pokémon. The role of Piplup is basically the same in all the chapters, however in most stories it is shown inside his Poké Ball and has fewer interactions with Pokémon present in the story.

In the TCG

Main article: Piplup (TCG)

In the TFG

One Piplup figure has been released.

Other appearances

Piplup in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

On being released from a Poké Ball, Piplup slides along the stage using Surf. Anyone caught in it will be pushed until Piplup disappears, or pushes the character off the stage. Piplup will keep using Surf even when off the stage.

Trophy Information

A Penguin Pokémon. It's one of the starter Pokémon received from Professor Rowan when the player departs from the Sinnoh region. It's a Water type, so it's strong versus Rock and Grounds. It's very cute but filled with pride--it hates to accept food from people. When it levels up, it evolves into Prinplup.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Piplup is one of Pikachu's best friends. He is found keeping a trapped Wynaut company in the Beach Zone after falling through the mysterious tunnel. Once the Wynaut is safe, he takes a Pikachu shaped hot air balloon back to the Meeting Place where he mends it. He later accompanies Pikachu to the Sky Pavilion along with Chikorita and Charmander where he meets Mew.
  • Piplup returns in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond where he and Pikachu arrive at a new PokéPark. They venture into the Wish Park together and try to save some of the Pokémon trapped there. Piplup inevitably becoming trapped in the Wish Park after saving Pikachu and Oshawott's lives. He is later found by Zorua and Zoroark and announces that he wishes to stay in Wish Park so he can help the Pokémon who are coaxed into coming. Piplup is later taken by Gothitelle in exchange for setting Victini free, where he is then manipulated by Darkrai. Piplup later awakens Pikachu from Darkrai's nightmare and encourages Pikachu to seek out his missing friends after their memories were taken by Darkrai right before the final battle.

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 Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.
Pearl It lives along shores in northern countries. A skilled swimmer, it dives for over 10 minutes to hunt.
Platinum A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
HeartGold It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
White
Black 2 A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
White 2
Generation VI
X It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.
Y Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Platinum
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Global Link event
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hia Valley
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Hinder Cape
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone, Meeting Place *
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area
Pokémon Conquest Fontaine

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Pokémon Searcher BW Piplup Japanese Japan 15 April 28 to May 6, 2012
B2W2 Recital Piplup Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
15 July 20 to August 9, 2012
BWB2W2 Concert Piplup Korean South Korea 15 December 22 to 25, 2012

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Piplup Japanese PGL 10 October 29, 2010 to November 30, 2011
BW Global Link Piplup Korean PGL 10 June 1, 2011 to June 1, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup English PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup French PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup German PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup Italian PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup Spanish PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Water Gem Water Gem (100%) Metronome Metronome (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
088 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
1111 Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
1515 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1818 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2222 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
2525 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2929 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3232 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
3636 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
3939 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
4343 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Piplup obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 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 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald 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 Quash Dark Status 0000 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuGrowlithePonytaRapidashFarfetch'dHorsea
SeadraKingdraJolteonDratiniDragonairDragonite
FeraligatrAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneaselMantine
WingullSurskitGorebyssBuizelFloatzelBuneary
LopunnyBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolga
BunnelbyDiggersby
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
SeelDewgongVaporeonMarillAzumarillCorsola
MantineMiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DucklettSwannaAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
MudkipMarshtompSwampertSeedotPiplupPrinplup
PachirisuPatratWatchogTirtougaCarracostaCubchoo
BearticStunfisk
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
AipomAmbipomGirafarigBuizelFloatzelMamoswine Double Hit Normal Physical 35 90% 10
DucklettSwanna Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrDunsparceSwinubCorsola
PhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlakingTorkoalSpinda
FeebasTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadCubchooBeartic
StunfiskBunnelbyDiggersbyClauncherClawitzer
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckPoliwag
PoliwhirlHorseaSeadraKingdraLaprasOmanyte
OmastarTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMarillAzumarill
RemoraidOctilleryMantineMudkipLombrePelipper
MiloticHuntailGorebyssRelicanthPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonBuizelFloatzelTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
TirtougaCarracostaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalge
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
SeelDewgongSneaselWeavileSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineGlaceonCubchooBeartic
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
DiglettDugtrioSwinubPiloswineMamoswineMudkip
MarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonDrilburExcadrill
SandileKrokorokKrookodileStunfiskBunnelbyDiggersby
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
WooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineMamoswineMudkip
MarshtompSwampertZigzagoonLinooneRelicanthShellos
GastrodonDrilburExcadrillStunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
WalreinDedenne
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
MantineWingullPelipperWhismurLoudredExploud
TympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparce
KingdraSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptRelicanth
BidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Piplup in Generation VI
  • 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 Piplup in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Piplup can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Piplup cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • 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
MDP393.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
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: None
Browser entry  
It spits water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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
PPW393.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Piplup is your best friend. He followed you through the Mysterious Tunnel. He landed in the Beach Zone. He wishes he could fly.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2393.png Strong: Pikachu icon.pngSnivy icon.png Weak: Oshawott icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Pikachu's childhood friend. He called Pikachu to have an adventure in PokéPark with him. He is serious about everything.
PCP393.png HP: ★★ Move: Bubble
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Wave Rider
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Pride
Evolves into Prinplup when its Attack is 51 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links:

Evolution

393Piplup.png
Unevolved
Piplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
394Prinplup.png
First evolution
Prinplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
395Empoleon.png
Second evolution
Empoleon
 Water  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 393.png Spr b 4d 393.png Spr 4p 393.png Spr b 4d 393.png Spr 4p 393.png Spr b 4h 393.png
Spr 4d 393 s.png Spr b 4d 393 s.png Spr 4p 393 s.png Spr b 4p 393 s.png Spr 4p 393 s.png Spr b 4p 393 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 393.png Spr b 5b 393.png Spr 5b 393.png Spr b 5b 393.png
Spr 5b 393 s.png Spr b 5b 393 s.png Spr 5b 393 s.png Spr b 5b 393 s.png
Front Back Front Back
393MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Piplup images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 4p Piplup intro.png
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

Origin

Piplup is based on a young penguin, or possibly a Little Penguin. The light blue crown-shaped marking above its beak may be inspired by Emperor Penguins.

Name origin

Piplup is derived from plop or plup from the sound of a pebble hitting water.[1] It may also incorporate pip, a stage of growth in baby birds immediately before they hatch from the eggshell.

Pochama is derived from ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha (the sound of a pebble splashing in water).[1] It may also incorporate 坊っちゃま botchama (child).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポッチャマ Pochama From 坊っちゃま botchama and ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha
France Flag.png French Tiplouf From petit and plouf
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piplup Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Plinfa From plip and infant
Italy Flag.png Italian Piplup Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팽도리 Paengdori From 펭귄 paeng'gwin, -돌이 -dori, and possibly from 도령 doryeong and 도련님 doryeonnim


Related articles

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Funny Stories Of Pokémon English Name Localizations

Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee


Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • Lucario
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Poké Ball: ArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDeoxys
ElectrodeEnteiGardevoirGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonleeHo-OhJirachiKoffingKyogreLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnixPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizor
SnorlaxStaryuStarmieSuicuneTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurWeavileWeezingWobbuffetZapdos
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
Infernape #392: Infernape
Pokémon
#394: Prinplup Prinplup


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