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Revision as of 18:06, 18 August 2010

Infernape #392: Infernape
Pokémon
#394: Prinplup Prinplup
Piplup
ポッチャマ Pochama
#393
393Piplup.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Platinum
Type
Water '
Category
Penguin Pokémon
Ability
Torrent
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#007
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-206
Oblivia
R-083 N-001
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
11.5 lbs.
Imperial
5.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F393.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
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 66 Battle Exp.: 661*

Piplup (Japanese: ポッチャマ Pochama) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

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

Along with Turtwig and Chimchar, it is one of the three starter Pokémon the player can choose at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Biology

Physiology

Piplup bears semblance to a penguin chick. It has yellow feet and a light-blue body. There are two white spots on its chest that seem to resemble buttons on a suit. It also appears to have a blue cape. It has a circular, blue head with white circles around its eyes and a small, yellow beak. The light blue mark between its eyes above the beak resembles a small crown.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Piplup mainly know how to use Water attacks such as Bubble, but they also know pecking moves.

Behavior

Piplup have a large sense of self-pride. Because of this, a Piplup has a hard time accepting food from humans, and don't like it when someone tries to help them. Piplup is a poor walker, and often falls down. Its pride, however, makes it puff up its chest without a care. It is a skilled swimmer, diving for over ten minutes to hunt. In the anime, it can sometimes fly short distances, despite penguins not being able to fly.

Habitat

Piplup live along the sea shore in colder climates. However, Piplup are quite rare and they're usually given out by Professor Rowan to new Pokémon Trainers in the Sinnoh region.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Piplup dives for over ten minutes to hunt, presumably fish like its 'real-world' basis, the penguin.

In the anime

Piplup in the anime

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.

Kenny also had a Piplup at one time. It evolved into Prinplup before his first appearance.

Barry also had a Piplup at one time. It evolved into an Empoleon before his first appearance.

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

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.

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.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Much like her anime counterpart, Platinum of Pokémon Adventures began her journey with a Piplup. Unlike Dawn's, however, it eventually evolved into a Prinplup, and later, into an Empoleon.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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.

In the TCG

Main article: Piplup (TCG)

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.

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 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 {{{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
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Platinum
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201
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
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
Dontsuki Cape
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
53
113 - 160 216 - 310
51
50 - 113 96 - 221
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
314
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.

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

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:#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,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

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  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

Piplup
Unevolved
Piplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Prinplup
First evolution
Prinplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Empoleon
Second evolution
Empoleon
 Water  Steel 

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 393.png Spr 4p 393.png Spr 4p 393.png Spr b 4d 393.png
Spr 4d 393 s.png Spr 4p 393 s.png Spr 4p 393 s.png Spr b 4d 393 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 393.png Spr 5b 393.png Spr b 5b 393.png
Spr 5b 393 s.png Spr 5b 393 s.png Spr b 5b 393 s.png
Piplup For other sprites and images, please see Piplup images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Piplup is the only Water-type starter Pokémon that can't learn Water Gun.
  • Piplup is the second starter Pokémon based on a bird, the first being Torchic. Coincidentally, neither evolve into a Template:Type2, as both are based on flightless birds.
  • Piplup is the most selected Sinnoh starter in the anime. It has been the starter of Dawn, Kenny, and Tyler.
  • Piplup and its evolution family are the only Pokémon that learn Drill Peck that are not part Template:Type2.
    • They are also the only ones that were not introduced in Generation I to learn Drill Peck by level up.

Origin

Piplup is based on a baby penguin or a Blue penguin.

Name origin

Piplup may be derived from "Pip", a stage of growth in baby birds immediately before they hatch from the eggshell, and possibly "plop" or "plup", the sound of hitting the water.

Also, the name "Piplup" may come from the Greek noun, "Piplos", which means "cloth" or "robe", which may refer to Piplup's final evolved form being based on an Emperor Penguin - as Greek Emperors used to wear robes.

Pochama may be derived from 坊っちゃま botchama, meaning child, with the P perhaps coming from penguin. It may also be based on ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha, which means either splashing in water or having a plump appearance. Alternatively, it may be derived from おぼっちゃま obotchama, a term that refers to children with wealthy parents.

In other languages

  • German: Plinfa - From plip (the sound of something small hitting a water surface) and infant.
  • French: Tiplouf - From petit (little) and plouf (the sound of something falling into the water).
  • Korean: 팽도리 Paengdori
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 波加曼 Bō Jiā Màn - Transliteration of its Japanese name. 波 also means wave.

Related articles

Notes

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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
Alola
Rowlet
Rowlet
Litten
Litten
Popplio
Popplio
Galar
Grookey
Grookey
Scorbunny
Scorbunny
Sobble
Sobble
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum XD
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
Eevee
Eevee
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pikachu
Partner
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Let's Go, Eevee!
Eevee
Partner
Eevee (player)
Pikachu
Pikachu (rival)
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