Empoleon (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Empoleon (disambiguation).
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
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
186.3 lbs. 84.5 kg
Empoleon
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
210
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
239
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Empoleon
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F395.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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 are comparable to master-crafted blades, capable of slicing through ice floes, and this Pokémon will use them to attack anyone or anything that damages its pride. However, it prefers to avoid unnecessary disputes at times. When swimming in the water, Empoleon can move as fast as a jet boat. In Hisui, people have revered Empoleon since ancient times, referring to it as the Master of the Waves.

In the anime

Main series

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 some 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 finals. 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.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Rival, an Empoleon under the ownership of Barry was the third Pokémon used in his battle against Palmer. It was also used during Barry and Lucas's battle against Team Galactic's Commanders at the Spear Pillar, defeating Jupiter's Skuntank.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

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
#—
Sinnoh
#009
Hisui
#163
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Shining Pearl It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Legends: Arceus Since ancient times, it has been revered by the people of Hisui, who call it the Master of the Waves. Its wings are a match for even master-crafted blades.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Prinplup
Legends: Arceus
Islespy ShoreAlpha


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 EX
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

Empoleon is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
Evo.Evo. Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
088 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1111 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1919 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2828 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3939 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4646 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
5252 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
5959 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 10 Tackle Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
Evo. 45 Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
6 15 Bubble Water Special 40 50 30 100% 100% 25
11 20 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
18 28 Water Pulse Water Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
25 35 Roost Flying Status —% —% 10
34 45 Liquidation Water Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
43 54 Double-Edge Normal Physical 100 120 80 100% 100% 5
52 64 Hydro Pump Water Special 100 120 80 85% 95% 5
57 71 Wave Crash Water Physical 75 90 60 100% 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM07Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM13Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM26Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM39Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM47Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM49Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM72Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM72 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM75Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM76Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM83Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM91Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM95Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM96Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM97Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TM99Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuSandshrewSandslashGrowlitheArcanine
PonytaRapidashFarfetch'dHorseaSeadraKingdra
JolteonDratiniDragonairDragoniteFeraligatrFurret
AipomAmbipomGirafarigSneaselWeavileMantine
WingullPelipperSurskitMasquerainGorebyssBuizel
FloatzelBunearyLopunny
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
SeelDewgongVaporeonMarillAzumarillCorsola
MantineMiloticGorebyss
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
AipomAmbipomGirafarigCorphishCrawdauntBuizel
FloatzelMamoswine
Double Hit Normal Physical 35 90% 10
TorchicCombuskenBlaziken Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrDunsparceSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineCorsolaPhanpyDonphanZigzagoonLinoone
LotadLombreLudicoloSlakothVigorothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaFeebasMiloticRelicanth
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckPoliwag
PoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadraKingdra
LaprasVaporeonOmanyteOmastarTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrMarillAzumarillRemoraidOctilleryMantine
MudkipMarshtompSwampertLombreLudicoloPelipper
MiloticHuntailGorebyssRelicanthPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonBuizelFloatzel
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
SeelDewgongSneaselWeavileSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineGlaceon
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
DiglettDugtrioMankeyPrimeapeTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePoochyena
MightyenaShellosGastrodon
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
Walrein
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
MantineMudkipMarshtompSwampertWingullPelipper
MasquerainWhismurLoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparce
KingdraPoochyenaMightyenaSlakothVigorothSlaking
NumelCameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotas
Hippowdon
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Empoleon in Generation VIII
  • 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 Empoleon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 100% 100% 20
LA Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 75 45 100% 100% 20
LA Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Icy Wind Ice Special 60 75 45 95% 100% 20
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90 60 90% 100% 10
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
LA Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Steel Beam Steel Special 120 140 100 95% 100% 5
LA Water Pulse Water Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Empoleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Empoleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves 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, Hydro Cannon, Drill Peck*

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
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Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Empoleon.
    • Due to this unique type combination, Empoleon is also the only fully evolved starter Pokémon which neither resists nor takes double damage from the moves of the other starter types.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, a biker gang called the Black Empoleon will gather along the Tubeline Bridge on Friday nights. If the player defeats their leader, they will rename themselves after the player's lead Pokémon.

Origin

Empoleon appears to be based on an emperor penguin and an emperor, in reference to its royal appearance. Based on its name in various languages, Empoleon may specifically take inspiration from Napoleon Bonaparte, an emperor of France. Empoleon's beak has the appearance of both a crown and a trident, a fishing tool and the weapon of choice for the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. Empoleon also bears some resemblance to the royal penguin. Its ability to cut through ice with its sharp wings could be a reference to an icebreaker.

Name origin

Empoleon may be a combination of emperor or emperor penguin, South Pole, and Napoleon.

Emperte may be a combination of emperor or emperor penguin and Bonaparte (Napoleon's surname).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エンペルト Emperte From emperor or emperor penguin 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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 帝王拿波 Dìwángnábō From 帝王 dìwáng, 波拿巴 Bōnábā, and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 帝王拿波 >Daiwòhngnàhbō From 帝王 daiwòhng, 波拿巴 Bōnàhbā, and


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