Empoleon (Pokémon)

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Prinplup #394: Prinplup
Pokémon
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Empoleon
エンペルト Enberuto
#395
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Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Water Steel
Category
Emperor Pokémon
Ability
Torrent
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#009
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
186.3 lbs.
Imperial
84.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F395.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Ground groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 210 Battle Exp.: 2101*

Empoleon (Japanese: エンペルト Emperte) is a dual-type Water/Steel Pokémon.

It evolves from Prinplup starting at level 36. It is the final form of Piplup.

Biology

Physiology

Empoleon is a large penguin-like Pokémon. In terms of color, it has a closer resemblance to a "real-world" penguin than its pre-evolved forms have because it is mostly navy blue as opposed to being a lighter blue. Its feet actually appear to have webbing on them. Its wings are tipped with blue metal and have three golden claws sticking out at the bottom. It has a short, blue, metal "fin" sticking out of its back and another "fin" that's on the front of its body that extends to where its chin would be then splits to form some sort of collar. It has two gold-colored spots on its upper-back. Its most prominent feature is the three-horned trident-like crest that extends from its beak. This crest represents an Empoleon's power and the leader of a colony of Empoleon, Prinplup, and Piplup will have the largest horns.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Empoleon can swim faster than a jet boat and, by using its razor sharp wings, can cut huge glaciers in a matter of seconds. It can also learn any attack that its pre-evolutions can learn, but Empoleon's attacks are stronger. As a fully-evolved Pokémon (and the final evolution of a Template:Type2 starter Pokémon), Empoleon can learn Hyper Beam, Giga Impact and Hydro Cannon.

Behavior

Given their immense pride, Empoleon are surprisingly social creatures. They live in large colonies led by the oldest and most powerful male. The leader has the largest horns on its head.

Habitat

Wild Empoleon live in ice shelves in very cold climates.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Empoleon anime.png
Empoleon in the anime

Empoleon first appeared in the movie The Rise of Darkrai under the ownership of a Trainer named Kai.

Empoleon made its debut appearance in the anime in Barry's Busting Out All Over! under the ownership of Barry.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Empoleon (TCG)

Game data

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 The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Pearl It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Platinum If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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 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
None Evolve Prinplup
Platinum
None Evolve Prinplup
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

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
The Ice Lake

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
84
144 - 191 278 - 372
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
111
104 - 179 204 - 353
101
95 - 168 186 - 331
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

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:#9DB7F5" | 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,
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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
Spr 4d 395.png Spr 4p 395.png Spr 4p 395.png Spr b 4d 395.png
Spr 4d 395 s.png Spr 4p 395 s.png Spr 4p 395 s.png Spr b 4d 395 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 395.png Spr 5b 395.png Spr b 5b 395.png
Spr 5b 395 s.png Spr 5b 395 s.png Spr b 5b 395 s.png
Empoleon For other sprites and images, please see Empoleon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Empoleon.
  • Empoleon is the only starter Pokémon that loses both its weakness and resistance against the initial types of the other two starter Pokémon in its final evolution, having no weakness or resistance against Template:Type2 and Template:Type2 attacks. It instead gains weakness to both Torterra (a Template:Type2) and Infernape (a Template:Type2). Perhaps to compensate for this, Empoleon is tied for the fourth most resistant Pokémon of all, as explained below.
  • Empoleon has the highest base Special Attack of any final-form starter Pokémon.
  • Empoleon is the only Template:Type2 Pokémon related to a starter Pokémon.
  • Empoleon has 11 resistances and one immunity, the second most resistances of any Pokémon. It is surpassed only by Magnemite and its evolutions, who have 12 resistances and one immunity. It shares this trait with the Legendary Pokémon, Dialga.
  • Empoleon is one of the only two Template:Type2 Pokémon that resist Water attacks, together with Dialga.
    • Empoleon is also one of the only two non-Ice-types that doubly resist Ice, together with Heatran.
  • Empoleon is one of the three Pokémon that get STAB from Steel Wing. The other two are Scizor and Skarmory.

Origin

Empoleon is based on an emperor penguin and an emperor-in reference to its crown (which also resembles an anchor) and royal appearance. Also, the crown has the appearance of a trident. It also bears some resemblance to the royal penguin.

Name origin

Empoleon's name comes from Emperor (being as it is based on an emperor penguin) and Napoleon, Emperor of France. Its Japanese name comes from emperor and Bonaparte, Napoleon's last name.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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