Appletun (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Appletun
Apple Nectar Pokémon
タルップル
Tarupple
#0842
Appletun
Appletun
Gigantamax Appletun
Gigantamax Appletun



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Appletun
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Ripen or Gluttony Cacophony
Gigantamax Appletun
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Appletun
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Dragon
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Appletun
78'09"+ 24.0+ m
Gigantamax Appletun
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
Appletun
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Appletun
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
170
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Appletun
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Appletun
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
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0842.png F000.png
Gigantamax Appletun
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
External Links

Appletun (Japanese: タルップル Tarupple) is a dual-type Grass/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Applin when exposed to a Sweet Apple. It is one of Applin's three branched evolutions, the others being Flapple and Dipplin (which evolves into Hydrapple).

Appletun has a Gigantamax form which is identical in appearance to Gigantamax Flapple. It can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Appletun if it has the Gigantamax Factor.

Biology

Appletun's eyes

Appletun is a dragon-like Pokémon whose body is reminiscent of apple pie. It is mostly green with a yellow underside and lower jaw, and it has an orange spot on its chest that resembles an apple core.[1] It has a piece of an apple on its head worn as a helmet. Its leaf-like eyestalks usually droop down from under the apple helmet as though they were ears, but may be lifted up to reveal small beady eyes. It has black slits for nostrils on the tip of its muzzle. It has a large hump on its back with several overlapping stripes that resemble an apple pie's crust on top, along with a pair of red and green leaves. It has four short, bulky legs with paws, and a stout tail.

Appletun's body is caked in sweet nectar, whose smell attracts Bug-type Pokémon which Appletun preys on. However, Appletun's primary diet is sweet apples. In order to ward off other Pokémon such as Lechonk from licking the nectar on its back, Appletun can spew a sticky nectar. The skin on its back is said to be tasty, and children used to eat it as a snack.

Appletun is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Apple Acid. Appletun, Flapple, and their pre-evolution Applin are the only known Pokémon that can have Ripen as an Ability.

Forms

Appletun has a Gigantamax form.

When exposed to Gigantamax energy, Appletun's body changes, becoming larger and stouter. A giant apple engulfs most of its body, leaving only its head, neck and tail exposed. Its leaf-like eyestalks stand up straight and it has a piece of the apple covering its head, with yellow carvings on it resembling nostrils. Its cheeks are rounded and it hangs its mouth open, letting its red tongue loll out. Its neck becomes taller and stretches upwards, while its tail becomes elongated and wraps around the base of the apple. Three red clouds float around its neck. Gigantamax Appletun and Flapple are physically identical.

The sweet nectar that covers Appletun's body overflows from the top of its apple after Gigantamaxing, and it increases in thickness as well, allowing it to absorb more damage than normal. Gigantamax Appletun can shoot out massive amounts of nectar, enough to drown its opponents. Gigantamax Appletun is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Sweetness.

Gigantamax Appletun
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Evolution

Appletun evolves from Applin and is one of its final forms, the others being Flapple and Dipplin.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#207
Galar
Isle of Armor #021
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Eating a sweet apple caused its evolution. A nectarous scent wafts from its body, luring in the bug Pokémon it preys on.
Shield Its body is covered in sweet nectar, and the skin on its back is especially yummy. Children used to have it as a snack.
Gigantamax Appletun
Sword It blasts its opponents with massive amounts of sweet, sticky nectar, drowning them under the deluge.
Shield Due to Gigantamax energy, this Pokémon's nectar has thickened. The increased viscosity lets the nectar absorb more damage than before.
Generation IX Paldea
#110
Kitakami
#35
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It feeds mainly on sweet apples. It will also eat small bug Pokémon that are attracted by its sweet nectar.
Violet When some Lechonk come along to lick the sweet nectar on Appletun's back, Appletun will spew sticky nectar at them to drive them away.


Pokédex Image Appletun SV.png Pokédex Image Appletun SV Kitakami.png
Appletun in the Paldea Pokédex Appletun in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Dappled Grove (Max Raid Battle) (Gigantamax Factor)
Shield Expansion Pass
Stepping-Stone Sea
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle) (Gigantamax Factor)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Tera Raid Battles (5★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Mossfell Confluence


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout: Mallow (Palentine's 2023) & Appletun


In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
Sh Wild Area News No hide 30, 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 31 to February 6, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 17 to 28, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 30, 40, 50, 60 September 1 to 30, 2020


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
110
170 - 217 330 - 424
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
485
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

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Recycle Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
044 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
088 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
1212 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1616 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
2424 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
2828 Apple Acid Grass Special 08080 100100% 10
3232 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3636 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4040 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4444 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM044Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM169Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM186Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM194Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Appletun

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BramblinBrambleghast
Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
FlappleAppletunDipplinHydrapple
Recycle Normal Status —% 10
SeedotNuzleafShiftryBramblinBrambleghast
Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
SeedotNuzleafShiftryCacneaCacturne
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Appletun
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO842.png Base HP: 242 Base Attack: 178 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Seed Bomb, Energy Ball, Dragon Pulse, Outrage

Form data

Gigantamax

Dynamax icon.png
Gigantamax Factor
Appletun
Appletun
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 

Dynamax Band
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
Appletun
Gigantamax
Appletun
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 

Evolution data

0840Applin.png
Unevolved
Applin
 Grass  Dragon 
Sweet Apple
Sweet Apple
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First evolution
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Spr 8s 842Gi.png
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Cross-Generation
HOME
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HOME0842Gi.png HOME0842Gi s.png
842MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Appletun images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Appletun in the anime

Major appearances

In The Bittersweet Truth, Mitchell used an Appletun in a Double Battle against Murdock and Liko.

Minor appearances

Appletun made its main series debut in Errand Endurance!, where one was pulled from the Rocket Prize Master by Jessie.

A Trainer's Appletun appeared in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN069 Appletun Team Rocket's Rotom Phone Appletun, a Grass and Dragon type. Says here it's covered all over in sweet nectar.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Trainer's Appletun appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Milo's Appletun first appeared in Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day.

In the TCG

Main article: Appletun (TCG)

Trivia

  • Appletun and Flapple are the only Pokémon to have physically identical Gigantamax forms, although they are still treated as different Pokémon as they have distinct Pokédex entries, G-Max Moves, and cries.
    • This is also the only instance of two different species of Pokémon that can be physically identical without the use of Transform, Imposter, or Illusion.
  • Appletun and its evolutionary family:
    • are the only Pokémon that are in the Grass and Dragon Egg Groups.
    • require only 600,000 experience points to reach level 100, the lowest among Generation VIII Pokémon, and the lowest among Dragon-type Pokémon along with Altaria.
  • Despite requiring the Sweet Apple to evolve from Applin, Appletun's signature move, Apple Acid, specifies it uses tart apples to attack.

Origin

Appletun, like its evolutionary relatives, appears to be based on the popular image of a worm burrowing into an apple, as well as a pun on the wyrm, a type of dragon — hence its Dragon typing. Visually, Appletun is similar to reptiles such as tortoises, while its back resembles desserts like the apple pie or the apple turnover. Appletun may also be based on the tale of Bel and the Dragon, about a dragon that bursts open after being fed a cake.

Appletun's Gigantamax form appears to be based on a caramel apple, a candy apple or a baked apple. Appletun and Flapple having identical Gigantamax forms may be a reference to convergent evolution, which can lead to separate organisms independently developing identical characteristics and body plans.

Name origin

Appletun may be derived from apple, Appleton (a toponym denoting a place where apples grow), ton (unit of weight, referencing its bulk), apple turnover, and under.

Tarupple may be a combination of tart, 怠い tarui (sluggish), たっぷり tappuri (onomatopoetic word for plenty), and apple.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese タルップル Tarupple From tart, 怠い tarui, たっぷり tappuri, and apple
France Flag.png French Dratatin From dragon and tarte tatin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Appletun Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schlapfel From schlapp, Schlupfkuchen and Apfel
Italy Flag.png Italian Appletun Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 단지래플 Danjirapple From dan, 지루하다 jiruhada, and apple
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 豐蜜龍 / 丰蜜龙 Fēngmìlóng From fēng, , 蜂蜜 fēngmì, and lóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 豐蜜龍 Fūngmahtlùhng From fūng, maht, 蜂蜜 fūngmaht, and lùhng


Related articles

References

  1. Appletun's model, ripped from Pokémon Sword and Shield.

External links


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