Impidimp (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Impidimp
Wily Pokémon
ベロバー
Beroba
#0859
Impidimp



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Prankster or Frisk Cacophony
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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Weight
12.1 lbs. 5.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
53
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Impidimp
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
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0
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0
Speed
0
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0
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Sp.Def
0
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
50
External Links

Impidimp (Japanese: ベロバー Beroba) is a dual-type Dark/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Morgrem starting at level 32, which evolves into Grimmsnarl starting at level 42.

Biology

Impidimp is a small, fuchsia Pokémon with a large head, small body, and wiry limbs. Its hands have three fingers each while its feet don't have digits. Its face has a purple "mask", prominent pointed ears, large eyes with small pupils, a long nose with a single nostril, and a fanged mouth. It usually has its purple tongue sticking out. The back of its head sports a tuft of hair that resembles a bat wing. It and its evolved forms are male-only species.

Impidimp is a mischievous Pokémon that loves to sneak into people's houses to steal things and generally be a nuisance to their occupants. This allows it to feed on negative emotions that it causes, sucking them through its nose. In contrast, Impidimp itself will become irritable if it has no negative emotions to feed on. Impidimp live in groups, practicing their troublemaking skills on each other. In Generation IX, Confide is its signature move.

In the anime

Main series

Impidimp in the anime

Major appearances

Three Impidimp made their main series debut in The Tale of You and Glimwood Tangle!. Chloe encountered them while in the Glimwood Tangle after they stole her backpack. After throwing Berries at Chloe and Eevee, they returned Chloe's backpack and helped her find the flower Chloe needed to heal a Galarian Rapidash.

Minor appearances

Impidimp debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN055 Impidimp Chloe's Rotom Phone Impidimp, the Wily Pokémon. A Dark and Fairy type. Impidimp's nose sucks up negative energy from people who are angry or annoyed with its pranks, giving it health and energy.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Two Trainers' Impidimp appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

POKÉTOON

Two Impidimp appeared in The Pancham Who Wants to Be a Hero. One of them appeared in a flashback.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Dynamaxed Impidimp appeared in PASS27 during the Darkest Day.

In the TCG

Main article: Impidimp (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#238
Galar
Crown Tundra #037
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Through its nose, it sucks in the emanations produced by people and Pokémon when they feel annoyed. It thrives off this negative energy.
Shield It sneaks into people's homes, stealing things and feasting on the negative energy of the frustrated occupants.
Generation IX Paldea
#285
Scarlet The reason this Pokémon causes trouble for those it feels close to is because Impidimp itself gets irritable if it can’t absorb negative emotions.
Violet They live in groups, pestering and playing pranks on each other to polish their troublemaking skills.


Pokedex Image Impidimp SV.png
Impidimp in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Trade Maractus in Stow-on-SideSh
Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Outskirts, Stony Wilderness
Glimwood Tangle (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
Sw Wild Area News No hide 17, 30 February 16 to March 8, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30 October 1 to 31, 2020

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
265
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
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Confide Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
044 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
088 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
1212 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2828 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3333 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
3636 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
4444 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Impidimp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Impidimp

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
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
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
TM079Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM095Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM139Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 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 Impidimp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Impidimp

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
  • 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 Impidimp in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Impidimp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Impidimp

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 103 Base Defense: 69
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Impidimp Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Sucker Punch, Bite
Charged Attacks: Play Rough, Foul Play, Dark Pulse

Evolution

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Unevolved
Impidimp
 Dark  Fairy 
Rare Candy
Level 32
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First evolution
Morgrem
 Dark  Fairy 
Rare Candy
Level 42
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Second evolution
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
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Menu SV 0859.png For other sprites and images, please see Impidimp images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Impidimp was first showcased during an E3 2019 demo and the "Pokémon Live Camera" 24-hour live-stream of Glimwood Tangle, but was never officially acknowledged before the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
  • No Pokémon have the same type combination as Impidimp and its evolved forms.
  • Impidimp shares its category with Nuzleaf. They are both known as the Wily Pokémon.
  • Impidimp, Hatenna, and their evolved forms can be considered counterparts.
    • Both are Generation VIII Pokémon evolving once at level 32, then at level 42.
    • Impidimp and its evolved forms are male-only, while Hatenna and its evolved forms are female-only.
    • Each Pokémon in each evolutionary line has the same base stat total, base experience yield and catch rate as their counterpart (e.g. Impidimp and Hatenna both have a base stat total of 265), except for Hatenna and Impidimp's catch rate.
    • These two evolutionary lines are next to each other in the National Pokédex, the Galar Pokédex, the Crown Tundra Pokédex and the Paldea Pokédex.
    • Both evolutionary lines share similarities with mythical beings from European folklore and mythology: Impidimp's family shares traits with goblins, and Hatenna's family shares traits with witches.
    • Both final evolutions are Fairy-type Pokémon based around long hair that have their Speed drop upon evolution.
    • Both final evolutions are the signature Pokémon of a rival in Pokémon Sword and Shield who is a succeeding Gym Leader and Gigantamaxes it (Marnie's Grimmsnarl and Bede's Hatterene).
  • Impidimp and its evolved forms are the only Pokémon that are in the Fairy and Human-Like Egg Groups.

Origin

Impidimp seems to be based on a variety of malevolent fairy-like creatures from European folklore, specifically imps, goblins, and gremlins. Its habit of sneaking into homes and causing mischief could be a reference to the boggart. In addition, it could be an allusion to the Lincoln Imp, a grotesque statue in Lincoln Cathedral. Impidimp's red coloration on some of its skin, bat wing-like hair, pointed ears, and predilection for torment may also suggest partial inspiration from the pop culture depiction of a little "devil" figure or demon. Imps have also been depicted as small or lesser devils.

Name origin

Impidimp may be a combination of imp, impede, impediment, and impudent (rude and disrespectful). It may also involve dimpsey, British dialect referring to the time around dusk, thus alluding to its darker nature.

Beroba may be a combination of ベロ bero (tongue) and ベロベロバァ beroberobā (peekaboo).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ベロバー Beroba From ベロ bero and ベロベロバァ beroberobā
France Flag.png French Grimalin From grimace, malin, and gremlin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impidimp Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bähmon From bäh and Dämon or Monster
Italy Flag.png Italian Impidimp Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메롱꿍 Merongkkung From 메롱 merong and 까꿍 kkakkung
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 搗蛋小妖 / 捣蛋小妖 Dǎodànxiǎoyāo From 搗蛋 / 捣蛋 dǎodàn, xiǎo, and yāo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 搗蛋小妖 Dóudáansíuyīu From 搗蛋 dóudáan, síu, and yīu


Related articles

External links

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