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Purrloin (Pokémon)

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Stoutland #508: Stoutland
Pokémon
#510: Liepard Liepard
Purrloin
Devious Pokémon
チョロネコ
Choroneko
#509
Purrloin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Purrloin
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
22.3 lbs. 10.1 kg
Purrloin
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#509
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#015/#012
Unova
Mountain
#042
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
56
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Purrloin
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F509.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Purrloin (Japanese: チョロネコ Choroneko) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Liepard starting at level 20.

Biology

Purrloin is a primarily purple, feline Pokémon. Its head has tufted fur on its ears and cheeks. There are long, tapered violet markings above its green, eyes. It has a diminutive black nose on its creamy muzzle, and a small, oval, cream-colored marking above each eye. Its neck, shoulders, back, and hind paws are also cream-colored. The tip of its tail has a curved, vaguely scythe-like extension. Purrloin is a quadruped Pokémon, but it can stand and walk on its hind legs as well.

Purrloin is a mischievous Pokémon that likes to steal from people. It will put on a cute act in order to get its victims to let its guard down. However, it is often forgiven even if it is caught stealing due to its charm. When angered, it fights back with its claws.

In the anime

Purrloin in the anime

Major appearances

A Purrloin appeared in Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky? under the ownership of Misha. Ash's Oshawott and Meowth both fell in love with Purrloin but Misha later revealed that Purrloin was actually a boy and had been tricking them.

A Purrloin appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs! under the ownership of Ricard Nouveau. It was used in a battle against Cilan's Crustle but was later defeated by a combination of Shell Smash and Rock Wrecker.

A Purrloin appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! under the ownership of Mrs. Ripple. Having witnessed the theft of the Eye of Liepard, it tried to help Cilan's investigation but Cilan was scared of Purrloin but it eventually revealed Teaque was the culprit.

Minor appearances

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

A Purrloin appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

A Purrloin appeared in a flashback in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Purrloin appeared in a flashback in To Catch a Rotom!.

A Purrloin appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

A Purrloin appeared in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.

A Purrloin appeared in Day Three Blockbusters! under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Confronting the Darkness!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

A Purrloin appeared in Party Dancecapades!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer participating in a dance party.

Four Trainers each owned a Purrloin, which appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

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 possessions. When angered, it uses its claws to fight back.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in An Odd Speech.

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

A Team Plasma Grunt used a Purrloin in Homecoming.

Prior to Unforgettable Memories, Hugh received a Purrloin from his grandfather, and later gave it to his younger sister for her birthday. It was stolen by Team Plasma when Hugh and his sister were out battling.

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 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 Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Y They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
Omega Ruby Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Alpha Sapphire They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 2 and 3, Dreamyard
Black 2 White 2
Routes 3, 19, and 20
Route 2 (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Liepard
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Challenger's Ground, World Axle - B1F; Field: Challenger's Ground
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 13; Nacht Carnival: Stage 508
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 07

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 VII, 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×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 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 06060 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 07070 100100% 5
4949 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM63Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM73Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM95Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EeveeSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooFurfrouMeowsticDedenne
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
SkittySpinda Copycat Normal Status —% 20
MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
SeelDewgongSlakothVigorothSlakingSpheal
SealeoWalreinOshawottDewottSamurottMinccino
EmolgaPopplioBrionnePrimarina
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
VulpixVulpixMeowthMeowthPersianPersian
UmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundour
HoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkitty
MawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggy
ScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuckOranguru
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
HoundourHoundoomSandileKrokorokKrookodileZorua
ZoroarkOranguru
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
MeowthMeowth Pay Day Normal Physical 40 100% 20
WooperQuagsireDunsparcePoochyenaMightyenaSlakoth
SlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotas
HippowdonPansearMunnaYungoosGumshoosKomala
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Purrloin in Generation VII
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2509.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is a capricious lady. Even with her mischievous behavior, she has a mysterious noble look. No Pokémon hates her.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT509.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 60 Raise Max Level.png 0

#34
Shuffle509.png

Opportunist
Attacks can occasionally deal greater damage than usual.


Evolution

509Purrloin.png
Unevolved
Purrloin
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 20
510Liepard.png
First evolution
Liepard
 Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 509.png Spr b 5b 509.png Spr 5b2 509.png Spr b 5b2 509.png
Spr 5b 509 s.png Spr b 5b 509 s.png Spr 5b2 509 s.png Spr b 5b2 509 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 509.png Spr b 6x 509.png Spr 6x 509.png Spr b 6x 509.png
Spr 6x 509 s.png Spr b 6x 509 s.png Spr 6x 509 s.png Spr b 6x 509 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 509.png Spr b 7s 509.png
Spr 7s 509 s.png Spr b 7s 509 s.png
Front Back
509MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Purrloin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Purrloin was seen first in the Pokémon Sunday special episode preview on September 6, 2010. It was later removed from the same preview, much like the revelation of Zekrom's secondary type earlier.
  • Purrloin is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 281.
  • Purrloin has the lowest Attack base stat of all Dark-type Pokémon.

Origin

Purrloin is based on a black cat. Its fur patterning, behavior, and feline influence suggest that it may also be based on a female thief, commonly known as a cat burglar.

Name origin

Purrloin is a combination of purr (a sound a cat makes) and purloin (to steal).

Choroneko may be a combination of ちょろまかす choromakasu (to pilfer) and 猫 neko (cat).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese チョロネコ Choroneko From ちょろまかす choromakasu and neko
France Flag.png French Chacripan From chat and sacripant
Spain Flag.png Spanish Purrloin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Felilou From felis and filou
Italy Flag.png Italian Purrloin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쌔비냥 Ssaebinyang From 쌔비다 ssabida and nyang
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 扒手貓 / 扒手猫 Páshǒumāo Literally "Pickpocket cat".


External links


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