Empoleon (Pokémon)

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Empoleon
Emperor Pokémon
エンペルト
Emperte
#395
Empoleon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Empoleon
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Weight
186.3 lbs. 84.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
210
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
239
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Def
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Footprint
F395.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Biology

Empoleon is a large, navy blue, penguin-like Pokémon. It has a wide, yellow beak that extends upward into three pointed horns that form a trident-shaped crest bracketing blue eyes. Large horns are a symbol of leadership and strength for Empoleon. There is a blue marking resembling a crown over its eyes and a white, lacy marking running down its chest. A blue, fin-like projection forms a collar around its throat and runs down the length of its chest and belly. On its back are two raised, gold bumps and a second blue fin that forms its tail. Its yellow feet are webbed with three toes each and its feathers form ruffs above its feet. It has wide, flipper-like wings rimmed with blue along the tips, and three golden claws. The edges of these wings can slice through ice floes, and this Pokémon will use them to attack anyone or anything that damages its pride.

In the anime

Empoleon in the anime

Major appearances

Barry's Empoleon

Empoleon made its main series debut in Barry's Busting Out All Over!, under the ownership of Barry.

Kenny's Empoleon

In Last Call — First Round!, Kenny's Prinplup was revealed to have evolved into an Empoleon during the Performance Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

Other

Empoleon debuted in The Rise of Darkrai, under the ownership of Kai. It was used in a battle against Dawn's Piplup, and also tried to stop Darkrai together with Allegra's Infernape and Maury's Torterra. It was later used in the Battle Stage of the Alamos Contest.

In A Full Battle Bounty!, Professor Kukui's Empoleon was the fourth Pokémon used in his Full Battle against Ash. It first went up against Pikachu, causing serious damage to him before Ash switched to Melmetal, which defeated Empoleon.

In The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, Masaya's Empoleon competed in the Pokémon Iceberg Race before being targeted by Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

In The Semi-Final Frontier!, a Trainer's Empoleon went up against Tobias during the Lily of the Valley Conference semifinals. It battled his Darkrai off-screen, but as with the other five Pokémon owned by its Trainer, it was easily defeated by the Pitch-Black Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM142 Empoleon Rotom Pokédex Empoleon, the Emperor Pokémon. A Water and Steel type. Empoleon can swim as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice through an iceberg with ease.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Platinum's Empoleon

In Great Gible, Platinum's Empoleon evolved in the Veilstone Department Store while her two companions and the bodyguards assigned to protect her were fighting off Team Galactic. It proved to be an invaluable ally in the Pastoria Gym challenge and has continued as an integral part of her team.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Hareta's Empoleon

Hareta owns an Empoleon that evolved in (Violent) Earthquake! Cyrus's Consuming Ambition after the effects of the Everstone Mitsumi gave to it wore off, which caused Piplup to evolve straight into an Empoleon, only being Prinplup for a moment. His Empoleon was valuable in the Mt. Coronet battle and risked its life to stop Cyrus.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Shin has an Empoleon which was first seen in the beginning chapter of the series.

In the TCG

Main article: Empoleon (TCG)

Other appearances

Empoleon in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament DX

Empoleon is a playable character in the arcade and Nintendo Switch versions of Pokkén Tournament.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#009
Johto
#—
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 It avoids unnecessary disputes, but it will decimate anything that threatens its pride.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
White
Black 2 If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Y The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Omega Ruby It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Alpha Sapphire The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Prinplup
Platinum
Evolve Prinplup
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve from the Global Link event Piplup
Black 2 White 2
Evolve from the Global Link event Piplup
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Prinplup
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Prinplup
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Ice Lake
Rumble
Bright Beach
MD Stormy
Evolve Prinplup
PokéPark Wii
Iceberg Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Evolve Prinplup
Rumble U
Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower, Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great (Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 5
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 660
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Quiet Inlet (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 22: Stage 06
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters
Evolve Barry's Prinplup

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Empoleon Japanese Japan 100 May 15 to 21, 2013;
July 3 to 7, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Air Balloon Air Balloon (100%)

Stats

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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Empoleon's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 395.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: River Flow 2 field move.png
(River Flow ×2)
Browser entry R-208
It attacks by spitting bubbles and blobs of water.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-085/N-003
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush395Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 56
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW395.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Empoleon is a Zone Keeper protecting the Beach Zone and the Iceberg Zone. He's the Attraction Chief of Empoleon's Snow Slide. He values a strong mind!
Pokémon Conquest
PCP395.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Hydro Pump
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Pride
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Prinplup when its Attack is 102 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: and Ina
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT395.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#364
Shuffle395.png

Up, Up, Up
Deals even more damage the more times in a row it is triggered.


Pokémon GO
GO395.png Base Stamina: 197 Base Attack: 210 Base Defense: 186
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Waterfall, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Flash Cannon, Drill Peck*, Hydro Cannon

Evolution

393Piplup.png
Unevolved
Piplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
394Prinplup.png
First evolution
Prinplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
395Empoleon.png
Second evolution
Empoleon
 Water  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 395.png Spr b 4d 395.png Spr 4p 395.png Spr b 4d 395.png Spr 4p 395.png Spr b 4h 395.png
Spr 4d 395 s.png Spr b 4d 395 s.png Spr 4p 395 s.png Spr b 4d 395 s.png Spr 4p 395 s.png Spr b 4d 395 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 395.png Spr b 5b 395.png Spr 5b 395.png Spr b 5b 395.png
Spr 5b 395 s.png Spr b 5b 395 s.png Spr 5b 395 s.png Spr b 5b 395 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 395.png Spr b 6x 395.png Spr 6x 395.png Spr b 6x 395.png
Spr 6x 395 s.png Spr b 6x 395 s.png Spr 6x 395 s.png Spr b 6x 395 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 395.png Spr b 7s 395.png Spr 7s 395.png Spr b 7s 395.png
Spr 7s 395 s.png Spr b 7s 395 s.png Spr 7s 395 s.png Spr b 7s 395 s.png
Front Back Front Back
395MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Empoleon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Empoleon.
    • Due to this unique type combination, Empoleon is the only fully evolved starter Pokémon which neither resists nor takes double damage from the moves of the other starter types.

Origin

Empoleon is based on an emperor penguin and an emperor in reference to its crown and royal appearance. Also, the crown has the appearance of a trident, a fishing tool and supposed weapon of choice for the Greek god Poseidon. It also bears some resemblance to the royal penguin.

Name origin

Empoleon is a combination of emperor (as in emperor penguin), pole (as in the South Pole), and Napoleon (a famous emperor of France).

Emperte is a combination of emperor and Bonaparte (Napoleon's surname).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エンペルト Emperte From emperor and Bonaparte
France Flag.png French Pingoléon From pingouin and Napoléon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Empoleon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Impoleon From Imperator and Napoleon
Italy Flag.png Italian Empoleon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 엠페르트 Emperut Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 帝王拿波 Dìwángnábō From 帝王 dìwáng, 帝王企鵝 dìwáng qì'é, the first characters of 拿破崙·波拿巴 Ná​pò​lún​ Bō​ná​bā, and


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External links


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