Gulpin (Pokémon)

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Roselia #315: Roselia
Pokémon
#317: Swalot Swalot
Gulpin
Stomach Pokémon
ゴクリン
Gokulin
#316
Gulpin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Liquid Ooze or Sticky Hold Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Gulpin
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
22.7 lbs. 10.3 kg
Gulpin
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#316
Kanto
#000
Johto
#100
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#098
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
75
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 1
Gulpin
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F316.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Gulpin (Japanese: ゴクリン Gokulin) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Swalot starting at level 26.

Biology

Gulpin is a round, green, amorphous Pokémon. It has a black diamond marking on its back and a yellow feather-like adornment on its head. A female has a shorter feather than a male. Its face consists of puckered lips and slanted eyes that are usually closed. It has two stubby appendages that are the same shape as its lips. It swallows anything of its own size whole, since its stomach comprises most of its body. Its heart and brain are very small in comparison to its stomach. The unique stomach acid it has allows it to digest almost anything. When it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled. It lives in grassy areas.

In the anime

Gulpin in the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

Gulpin debuted in Gulpin it Down. A bunch were eating all the food in the town Ash and his friends were in.

Multiple Gulpin appeared in Defending the Homeland! and Beyond the Rainbow! as Pokémon that lived in the wetlands that Ash's Goodra was from. They reappeared in Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future! to watch Serena's performance along with the rest of the wetland Pokémon. They appeared once again in A Diamond in the Rough!, when Ash and his friends returned to the wetlands.

A Gulpin appeared as one of the Pokémon living at the Nebel Plateau in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. It was particularly close to the Volcanion guarding Nebel Plateau. Sometime ago, it had been abandoned by a Trainer whose last act before departure was to hug it. As a result, Gulpin came to associate hugging with abandonment, which nearly strained its newly-formed relationship with Ash when he also hugged it. Later, it helped Clemont to break the bonds holding Ash and Volcanion together.

Minor appearances

A Gulpin appeared in Curbing the Crimson Tide!.

Gulpin has made cameo appearances in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, Clemont's Got a Secret!, A Jolting Switcheroo!, A PokéVision of Things to Come!, A Battle by Any Other Name!, The Bonds of Evolution!, and Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!.

A Trainer's Gulpin appeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!.

Multiple Gulpin appeared in a flashback in A Slippery Encounter! and An Oasis of Hope!.

Two Gulpin appeared in a flashback in One for the Goomy!.

Four Gulpin appeared in a flashback in Good Friends, Great Training!.

A Trainer's Gulpin appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG065 Gulpin Ash's Pokédex Gulpin, the Stomach Pokémon. Gulpin is able to swallow items of its own size whole, as its stomach compresses most of its body. Its unique stomach acid allows it to digest almost anything.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In Pokémon Generations

A Gulpin appeared as part of a keychain in The Scoop.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gulpin made a cameo appearance at the end of The Last Battle XIV, where one was being examined by Professor Elm.

A Gulpin appeared in Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow as a rental Pokémon that Guile Hideout stole.

In the TCG

Main article: Gulpin (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Gulpin in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

After being released from its Poké Ball, Gulpin will wait until an opponent passes by, then will use Swallow to trap and constantly damage them. The opponent may also be beat on while in Gulpin's mouth for extra damage.

Trophy information

"A Stomach Pokémon. While it's a carefree Pokémon with a lovable face, it can swallow something the size of itself in one gulp. Its stomach is filled with gastric juices strong enough to dissolve anything it eats. As it matures, it learns Wring Out, a move which is as strong as the remaining strength of the Pokémon. It evolves into Swalot."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Virtually all of Gulpin's body is its stomach. As a result, it can swallow something its own size. This Pokémon's stomach contains a special fluid that digests anything.
Sapphire Most of Gulpin's body is made up of its stomach - its heart and brain are very small in comparison. This Pokémon's stomach contains special enzymes that dissolve anything.
Emerald This Pokémon's stomach fluid can even digest scrap iron. In one gulp, it can swallow something that is as large as itself.
FireRed There is nothing its stomach can't digest. While it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Almost all of its body is its stomach. Its harsh digestive juices quickly dissolve anything it swallows.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It has a small heart and brain. Its stomach comprises most of its body, with enzymes to dissolve anything.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Almost all of its body is its stomach. Its harsh digestive juices quickly dissolve anything it swallows.
White
Black 2 Almost all of its body is its stomach. Its harsh digestive juices quickly dissolve anything it swallows.
White 2
Generation VI
X It has a small heart and brain. Its stomach comprises most of its body, with enzymes to dissolve anything.
Y There is nothing its stomach can't digest. While it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled.
Omega Ruby Virtually all of Gulpin’s body is its stomach. As a result, it can swallow something its own size. This Pokémon’s stomach contains a special fluid that digests anything.
Alpha Sapphire Most of Gulpin’s body is made up of its stomach—its heart and brain are very small in comparison. This Pokémon’s stomach contains special enzymes that dissolve anything.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 110
Emerald
Route 110
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (After obtaining National Pokédex)
Platinum
Great Marsh (After obtaining National Pokédex)
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Route 3 (Swarm)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade or Dream World
Black 2 White 2
Breed Swalot
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Route 5
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 110
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 13, Endless Level 17, Forever Level 17, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Buried Relic (14F-19F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Happy Outlook (B1-B19)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater (post-ending)
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Fr
Shuffle
Sweet Strasse: Stage 89
Blau Salon: Stage 419
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Endless Cave (All Areas)
Picross
Area 23: Stage 06

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
X Y Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Oran Berry Oran Berry (??%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Defense: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Sp.Atk: 43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Sp.Def: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 302   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
1/2
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
9/12

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
088 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
1010 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
1212 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1717 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
2020 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2525 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
2828 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2828 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
2828 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
3636 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
4141 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
4444 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
4949 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gulpin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gulpin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM83Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gulpin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gulpin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GrimerGrimerMukMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentPhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigusPhantumpTrevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
GrimerGrimerMukMukGulpinSwalot Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5
GrimerMukShellosGastrodonStunfisk Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
MisdreavusSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwickLampent
ChandelurePumpkabooGourgeistMimikyu
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
KoffingWeezingSlugmaMagcargoLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
MukMukSwalot Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gulpin in Generation VII
  • 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 Gulpin in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gulpin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gulpin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Gastro Acid Poison Status 100% 10
S M US UM Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
S M US UM Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5
S M US UM Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
S M US UM Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
S M US UM Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
S M US UM Snatch Dark Status —% 10
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Gulpin can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gulpin cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gulpin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gulpin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Water Gun  Water  Defending the Homeland!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS316.png PinRSani316.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani316.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP316.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP I eat everything in one big gulp. It's delicious that way!
26%-50% HP There's only half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm beaten up... All my gases are leaking out...
Level up My level went up! My gases smell worse, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP316.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT316.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#127
Shuffle316.png

Opportunist
Rarely, attacks can deal greater damage than usual.
Skill Swapper: Poison

Evolution

316Gulpin.png
Unevolved
Gulpin
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 26
317Swalot.png
First evolution
Swalot
 Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 316.png Spr b 3r 316.png Spr 3e 316.png Spr b 3r 316.png Spr 3r 316.png Spr b 3r 316.png
Spr 3r 316 s.png Spr b 3r 316 s.png Spr 3e 316 s.png Spr b 3r 316 s.png Spr 3r 316 s.png Spr b 3r 316 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Male Male
Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back
316MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Gulpin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Gulpin's appearance may be based on a single, giant poison gland or even a gallbladder, the green sac-like organ that stores gastric acid. It also shares similarities with some snake species known to swallow their prey whole.

Name origin

Gulpin is a shortening of gulping (swallowing). It may also be a combination of "gulp" and "sculpin", as its appearance vaguely resembles the related blobfish.

Gokulin may be a combination of ゴクリ gokuri (the sound of gulping) and toxin.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴクリン Gokulin From ゴクリ gokuri, goblin, and toxin
France Flag.png French Gloupti From the onomatopoeia gloup, and petit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gulpin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schluppuck From schlucken and spucken
Italy Flag.png Italian Gulpin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼴깍몬 Kolkkakmon From 꼴깍꼴깍 kkol-kkak-kkol-kkak and mon
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 溶食獸 / 溶食兽 Róngshíshòu Means "Digesting beast"


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