Ludicolo (Pokémon)

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0271MS.png #0271: Lombre
Pokémon
#0273: Seedot 0273MS.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ludicolo (disambiguation).
Ludicolo
Carefree Pokémon
ルンパッパ
Runpappa
#0272
Ludicolo



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Grass
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Rain Dish Cacophony
Cacophony
Own Tempo
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Grass
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Ludicolo
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
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg
Ludicolo
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
181
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
216
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Ludicolo
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
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
Body12.png
Footprint
F0272.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ludicolo (Japanese: ルンパッパ Runpappa) is a dual-type Water/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Lombre when exposed to a Water Stone. It is the final form of Lotad.

Biology

Ludicolo is a bipedal Pokémon that appears to be a mixture of a pineapple and a duck. There is a green, sombrero-like growth on its head that is similar to a lily pad. Growing out of the top of its head is a short brown stem with a yellow spiky upper portion. Ludicolo has black eyes surrounded by a patch of green and an orange bill. Its body is covered with shaggy yellow fur and has several zigzagging brown stripes. The female has thinner stripes than the male. Ludicolo has large, green hands with two black lines on its palms, and thick green legs with a black circle on the underside of its feet.

Ludicolo becomes more powerful when it hears festive music and will appear near laughing children on hikes. The reason is due to structures in Ludicolo's body that can produce energy when hit by sound waves with a cheerful rhythm. As it becomes more energetic and active, it will break into a dance. This allows Ludicolo to face enemies without fear. Being the result of evolution via Evolution stone, Ludicolo is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found near the water's edge.

Prior to Generation V, Ludicolo and its pre-evolved forms were the only known Pokémon that could have Rain Dish as an Ability.

Evolution

Ludicolo evolves from Lombre and is the final form of Lotad.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0270Lotad.png
Unevolved
Lotad
 Water  Grass 

0271Lombre.png
First evolution
Lombre
 Water  Grass 

0272Ludicolo.png
Second evolution
Ludicolo
 Water  Grass 


In the anime

Ludicolo in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Ludicolo

In Once in a Mawile, Brock's Lombre evolved into a Ludicolo.

Other

Ludicolo debuted in Gotta Dance!. It kept showing up out of nowhere whenever the Poké-Baton was activated.

Ludicolo made its main series debut in Go Go Ludicolo!, under the ownership of Poncho. It battled Ash twice, defeating his Corphish with its defensive skills, and was also the target of one of Team Rocket's schemes.

In Like It or Lup It!, a trio of wild Ludicolo became involved in one of Team Rocket's schemes.

In A Faux Oak Finish!, a wild Ludicolo evolved from a Lombre when Professor Oak gave it a Water Stone.

In Good Friends, Great Training!, Tierno was revealed to have caught a Ludicolo to Ash, Serena, and Bonnie. In Valuable Experience for All!, it was used in Tierno's battle against Sawyer, but it was defeated by Aegislash.

In Up to Your Neck!, Ash and Goh requested a Ludicolo for its help in freeing a Marshtomp stuck in the ground. It used Rain Dance to soften the mud and helped pull it free.

Minor appearances

A Ludicolo appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Ludicolo appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG067 Ludicolo May's Pokédex Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. Ludicolo becomes extremely active whenever it hears a cheery rhythm. This can also lead it to exert extreme power in battle.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP007 Ludicolo Dawn's Pokédex Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. When Ludicolo listens to happy music, its power grows stronger, and it just has to dance.
DP139 Ludicolo Ash's Pokédex Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. If Ludicolo hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking into a dance.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN041 Ludicolo Goh's Rotom Phone Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. A Water and Grass type. When Ludicolo hears a lively rhythm, the cells in its body become more active.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Brock's Ludicolo

Brock owns a Ludicolo in Ash & Pikachu.

Pokémon Adventures

Aqua Admin Shelly evolved her Lombre to a Ludicolo using her Water Stone whilst fighting Sapphire near Rustboro City in Mowing Down Ludicolo. She later used her to overpower Flannery's Vulpix using Nature Power.

A Ludicolo made a cameo appearance in Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise. It was one of the Pokémon Emerald rented during his Battle Factory challenge, but it was quickly traded for a different Pokémon.

The Battle Factory rented a Ludicolo, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!.

At the other Battle Frontier, a Ludicolo appeared alongside Dahlia in Interrupting Ivysaur. Due to the results of the Battle Arcade's roulette, Dahlia swapped teams with Platinum. Ludicolo's powerful Water-type moves helped the challenger defeat her own Rapidash.

In the TCG

Main article: Ludicolo (TCG)

Other appearances

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu'

A Ludicolo appeared in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu'.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#021
Kanto
#—
Ruby Ludicolo begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This Pokémon is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings.
Sapphire Upon hearing an upbeat and cheerful rhythm, the cells in Ludicolo's body become very energetic and active. Even in battle, this Pokémon will exhibit an amazing amount of power.
Emerald When it hears festive music, all the cells in its body become stimulated, and it begins moving in rhythm. It does not quail even when it faces a tough opponent.
FireRed The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo's cells, making it more powerful.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If it hears festive music, it begins moving in rhythm in order to amplify its power.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
White
Black 2 If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #057
Hoenn
#021
X If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
Y The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo's cells, making it more powerful.
Omega Ruby Ludicolo begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This Pokémon is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings.
Alpha Sapphire Upon hearing an upbeat and cheerful rhythm, the cells in Ludicolo's body become very energetic and active. Even in battle, this Pokémon will exhibit an amazing amount of power.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#038
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo's cells, making it more powerful.
Shield If it hears festive music, it begins moving in rhythm in order to amplify its power.
Brilliant Diamond If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#106
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet There are structures throughout its whole body that produce energy when hit by sound waves with a cheerful rhythm.
Violet Dancing with an upbeat rhythm energizes and emboldens it, letting it face any foe without fear.


Pokédex Image Ludicolo SV Kitakami.png
Ludicolo in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Trade
Sapphire
Evolve Lombre
Emerald
Evolve Lombre
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Lombre
Platinum
Evolve Lombre
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Lombre
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
Evolve Lombre
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Lombre
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Lombre
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Lombre
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Lombre
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Dappled Grove
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Shining Pearl
Evolve Lombre
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Lombre
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Lombre
Ranger
Fall City, Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1F-B12F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1F-B12F)
MD Blazing MD Stormy
Wonder Mail codes
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Picross
Area 21: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea
Generation VIII
MD DX
Wyvern Hill (6F-15F)
Mystery House: Silver Trench
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX40
Café ReMix
Ludicolo Team Event


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 6 Ludicolo English United States 20 August 21 to 27, 2004
BW JR Kyushu Train Station Ludicolo Japanese Japan 50 April 2 to 22, 2012
BWB2W2 Toler Webb's Ludicolo English North America 30 April 14, 2013

Held items

Games Held items
Sword Shield

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
480
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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/21 ★★☆☆


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
011 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
Rem.Rem. Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
Rem.Rem. Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
Rem.Rem. Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
Rem.Rem. Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
Rem.Rem. Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Teeter Dance Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM019Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
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
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM073Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM193Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM194Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM208Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BreloomChewtleDrednawQuaquaval
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganiumSunkernSunfloraNuzleafShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnoverAbomasnowCottoneeWhimsicottFomantisLurantisGrookeyThwackeyRillaboomSmolivDollivArbolivaCapsakidScovillain
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeBellossomBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropiusFoongusAmoongussFomantisLurantisComfeyAppletunDipplinHydrappleSmolivDollivArboliva
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutorChikoritaBayleefMeganiumHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSeedotNuzleafShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraFoongusAmoongussFomantisLurantisComfey
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
LombreLudicolo
Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
Alomomola
Tickle* Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ludicolo
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Lotad (Pokémon)#LearnsetLombre (Pokémon)#Learnset Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS272.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani272.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Amigo! Let us dance merrily!
26%-50% HP At half HP, it's hard to find the rhythm!
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I want to be cheerful... But I'm fainting...
Level up Amigo! I leveled up! Time for a celebration!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 272.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 272.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Serene Village
Connected to: Bellossom, Politoed, Maractus, Meloetta
Connection Orb Set: 10

Phrases
Normal Oh yeah! *dance dance* Ludicolo dance! Oh yeah!
Low HP (< 50%) Oh no… Oh yeah…
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 26 Max. exp.: 46
Browser entry R-134
Ludicolo dances cheerfully while singing. Its tune interferes with capturing.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 4 field move.png
(Cut ×4)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-245
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush272 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT272.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 70 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 15

#510
Shuffle272.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO272.png Base HP: 190 Base Attack: 173 Base Defense: 176
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Solar Beam, Ice Beam*, Energy Ball*, Leaf Storm*, Scald*

Evolution data

0270Lotad.png
Unevolved
Lotad
 Water  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 14
0271Lombre.png
First evolution
Lombre
 Water  Grass 
Water Stone
Water Stone
0272Ludicolo.png
Second evolution
Ludicolo
 Water  Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 272.png Spr b 3r 272.png Spr 3e 272.png Spr b 3e 272.png Spr 3f 272.png Spr b 3f 272.png
Spr 3r 272 s.png Spr b 3r 272 s.png Spr 3e 272 s.png Spr b 3e 272 s.png Spr 3f 272 s.png Spr b 3f 272 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 Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male
Male
Male
Male
Female
Female
Female
Female
Shiny Male
Shiny Male
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Trivia

  • Ludicolo's evolutionary family has several unique attributes:
  • Ludicolo's evolutionary family can be seen as a parallel to Shiftry's family. Both of them are part Grass-type, they first evolve at level 14, and a respective Evolution stone is used to reach the final stage. Both are version-exclusive Pokémon between Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and are based on Japanese legendary creatures or yokai: Ludicolo's family are based on the kappa and Shiftry's is based on the tengu.
  • Ludicolo is one of the few Pokémon whose official artwork depicts the female form.

Origin

Ludicolo seems to be based on a lily pad and the kappa, a Japanese yōkai that has a water-filled dish on its head and a turtle-like beak (although Ludicolo's beak is closer to that of a duck or platypus). The colors and shape of its body are similar to various fruits such as a gourd, pineapple, or papaya. It also resembles a stereotypical Mexican folk dancer or mariachi performer with its sombrero-shaped head, poncho-like body hair, and dancing movements.

Name origin

Ludicolo may be a combination of ludic (aimlessly playful), ludicrous, ridiculous (absurd or silly), paludicolous (inhabiting a marsh), and colocynth (a plant that bears a round, green fruit). It may also involve an anagram of loco (Spanish for crazy).

Runpappa may be a combination of ルンルン runrun (happy or bouncy) or rumba (a Cuban dance) and 河童 kappa or papaya (a green fruit native to Mexico).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルンパッパ Runpappa From ルンルン runrun, rumba, 河童 kappa, and papaya
France Flag.png French Ludicolo Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ludicolo Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kappalores From Kappa and Kokolores
Italy Flag.png Italian Ludicolo Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로파파 Ropapa From lotus and kappa
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 樂天河童 / 乐天河童 Lètiānhétóng From 樂天 / 乐天 lètiān, , tóng, and 河童 hétóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 樂天河童 Lohktīnhòhtùhng From 樂天 lohktīn, hòh, tùhng, and 河童 hòhtùhng


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