Applin (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Applin
Apple Core Pokémon
カジッチュ
Kajicchu
#840
Applin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Ripen or Gluttony Cacophony
Cacophony
Bulletproof
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
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Weight
1.1 lbs. 0.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
52
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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0
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0
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
External Links

Applin (Japanese: カジッチュ Kajicchu) is a dual-type Grass/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Flapple when exposed to a Tart Apple or Appletun when exposed to a Sweet Apple.

Biology

Applin's body seen in New Pokémon Snap

Applin is a small, worm-like Pokémon with a light green body and a dark green underside. Its head is round with two pink nostrils. Above its head are two large leaf-like eyestalks which house its two small black eyes. These eyestalks give the apple it lives in the appearance of having a stem with leaves. Applin also has two thin hairs on the tip of its tail, as well as two stubby forelimbs which are usually hidden inside its apple.

Applin is both the lightest and shortest Dragon-type Pokémon, and also one of the shortest Grass-type Pokémon. As soon as it is born, it burrows into an apple that looks like a Leppa Berry, which serves as a home, food source, and protection against preying bird Pokémon. The apple is prevented from rotting thanks to Applin's body fluid, which strengthens the fruit's rind. The flavor of the apple determines which evolution Applin will evolve into. If Applin runs out of apples to eat or if it is separated from its apple, its body will lose moisture, and it will become dehydrated and weak.[1] Since Applin hides inside an apple, it is sometimes mistaken by the frugivorous Noibat for food. In Galar, it is a custom to give an Applin as a romantic gesture.

Applin and its evolutions are the only known Pokémon with the Ability of Ripen.

In the anime

Main series

Applin in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Applin debuted in A One-Stick Wonder!, where Goh attempted to catch one during a flashback, only for Grookey to scare it away.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, an Applin was at the Isle of Armor.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Applin debuted in PASS25, being one of many Pokémon to suddenly Dynamax.

In the TCG

Main article: Applin (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#205
Galar
Isle of Armor #019
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It spends its entire life inside an apple. It hides from its natural enemies, bird Pokémon, by pretending it's just an apple and nothing more.
Shield As soon as it's born, it burrows into an apple. Not only does the apple serve as its food source, but the flavor of the fruit determines its evolution.
Generation IX Paldea
#108
Scarlet It grows by eating the flesh of an apple. Applin uses its own body fluid to strengthen the apple’s skin and prevent it from rotting.
Violet Applin lives inside an apple. When an Applin is separated from its apple, its body loses moisture and the Pokémon grows weak.


Pokedex Image Applin SV.png
Applin in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 5, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness
Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, Forest of Focus, Training Lowlands, Workout Sea, Loop Lagoon, Stepping-Stone Sea, Insular Sea
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Four), West Province (Area Three), East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), Casseroya Lake and Tagtree Thicket


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
New Snap
Elsewhere ForestLevel 2+


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
260
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 VIII, 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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Applin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Applin

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Applin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Applin

By breeding

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

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 116
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Applin Candy 400
Fast Attacks: Astonish
Charged Attacks: Struggle
New Pokémon Snap
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Photodex entry #072
As soon as an Applin is born, it burrows into an apple, which it eats as it matures. If it falls from a great height, it may pop out of its apple.

Evolution

Applin
Unevolved
Applin
 Grass  Dragon 
Tart Apple
Tart Apple
Flapple
First evolution
Flapple
 Grass  Dragon 
Sweet Apple
Sweet Apple
Appletun
First evolution
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
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840MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Applin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Applin and its evolved forms:
    • 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.
  • Applin has the lowest base Speed stat of all Dragon-type Pokémon.

Origin

Applin appears to be based on the popular image of a worm burrowing into an apple; perhaps specifically the larvae of various moths, such as the geometer moth larvae (also known as the inchworm) and the codling moth larvae, who burrow into apples and feed on their cores, inhibiting growth and ripening them earlier. It may also be based on the mole lizard, which has two forelimbs and closely resembles an earthworm, but is actually a type of reptile related to snakes known as an amphisbaenia.

Its Dragon typing, combined with its worm-like appearance, may be a pun on the wyrm, a type of dragon. It may also reference specific dragons in various mythologies, such as the Lindworm (a serpentine dragon often depicted with only two forelimbs), Ladon (a dragon from Greek mythology that guarded the golden apples in the Garden of the Hesperides), or the Biblical serpent who persuaded Eve to eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge, which is often depicted as an apple.

Name origin

Applin may be a combination of apple and inside.

Kajicchu may be a combination of 齧る kajiru (to gnaw), 果実 kajitsu (fruit), and 虫 chū (bug; worm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カジッチュ Kajicchu From 齧る kajiru, 果実 kajitsu, and chū
France Flag.png French Verpom From ver, pomme, and a play on vert pomme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Applin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knapfel From knabbern and Apfel
Italy Flag.png Italian Applin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 과사삭벌레 Gwasasakbeollae From 과 (果) gwa or 사과 (沙果) sagwa, 와사삭 wasasak, and 벌레 beollae
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 啃果蟲 / 啃果虫 Kěnguǒchóng From kěn, guǒ, and 蟲 / 虫 chóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 啃果蟲 Hánggwóchùhng From háng, gwó, and chùhng


Related articles

References

  1. World Pokémon Ecological Society: "When [Applin] runs [out] of... apple[s], it becomes dehydrated. That makes it weak, doesn't it?" (Video archive)

External links

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