Prinplup (Pokémon)

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Piplup #393: Piplup
Pokémon
#395: Empoleon Empoleon
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Prinplup (disambiguation).
Prinplup
Penguin Pokémon
ポッタイシ
Pottaishi
#394
Prinplup



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
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 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Prinplup
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
50.7 lbs. 23.0 kg
Prinplup
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#394
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#008
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-207
Almia
R-084/N-002
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
143
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Prinplup
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F394.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Prinplup (Japanese: ポッタイシ Pottaishi) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Piplup starting at level 16 and evolves into Empoleon starting at level 36.

Biology

Prinplup is a blue, penguin-like Pokémon. It is mostly dark blue with light blue facial markings, wing tips, and lower body. Its eyes are blue and it has a short yellow beak with a small point above it. Two large, yellow ridges extend from its beak over the back of its head and meet just above the nape of its neck. On its body are four large, white spots that resemble buttons. Instead of arms, it has long, flipper-like wings that are capable of knocking over and snapping trees. It has short legs with yellow, three-toed feet. Prinplup has a high sense of self-pride, which prevents it from forming groups of its own kind. This Pokémon can be found in icy waters, where it hunts for prey.

In the anime

Prinplup in the anime

Major appearances

Kenny's Prinplup

A Prinplup appeared in Getting the Pre-Contest Titters under the ownership of Kenny. In the following episode, it battled against Dawn's Piplup. It was later shown to have evolved by the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round!.

Other

In Dawn Of A New Era!, three young Trainers stopped by with their starter Pokémon. However, the girl that was in this group had a Prinplup.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP004 Prinplup Dawn's Pokédex Prinplup, the Penguin Pokémon, and the evolved form of Piplup. A strike of its wings can be harmful as it searches the oceans for prey.
DP026 Prinplup Ash's Pokédex Prinplup, the Penguin Pokémon, and the evolved form of Piplup. One blow from its wings is strong enough to knock down trees.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Platinum's Prinplup

Platinum had a Prinplup after her Piplup evolved in Eterna City in Ring Around the Roserade I. She has since evolved into an Empoleon.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Hareta's Prinplup

Prinplup makes a brief appearance after Hareta's Piplup evolves after its Everstone is removed in (Violent) Earthquake! Cyrus's Consuming Ambition. It then quickly evolves into Empoleon.

In the TCG

Main article: Prinplup (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Pearl Its wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.
Platinum Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
HeartGold It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
White
Black 2 Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
White 2
Generation VI
X It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Y It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
Omega Ruby It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Alpha Sapphire It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Piplup
Platinum
Evolve Piplup
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Global Link event Piplup
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Global Link event Piplup
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Piplup
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10, Lower Crevice Cave B2-B4), Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1-B10, Lower Crevice Cave B2-B4), Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Ranger: SoA
Hia Valley
Rumble
Bright Beach
MD Stormy
Evolve Piplup
PokéPark Wii
Iceberg Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Fontaine
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild Battle, Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 1
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 637
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Quiet Inlet (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 64
124 - 171 238 - 332
Attack: 66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Defense: 68
65 - 132 126 - 258
Sp.Atk: 81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Sp.Def: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 405   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
088 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
1111 Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
1515 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1919 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
2828 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3737 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4242 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
4646 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
5050 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
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
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
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
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuGrowlithePonytaRapidashFarfetch'dHorsea
SeadraKingdraJolteonDratiniDragonairDragonite
FeraligatrFurretAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneasel
MantineWingullSurskitGorebyssBuizelFloatzel
BunearyLopunnyBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroark
EmolgaBunnelbyDiggersby
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
SeelDewgongVaporeonMarillAzumarillCorsola
MantineMiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaDewpiderAraquanid
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
SandshrewMudkipMarshtompSwampertSeedotPiplup
PrinplupPachirisuPatratWatchogTirtougaCarracosta
CubchooBearticStunfiskPyukumuku
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
AipomAmbipomGirafarigCorphishCrawdauntBuizel
FloatzelMamoswine
Double Hit Normal Physical 35 90% 10
DucklettSwanna Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrDunsparceSwinubCorsola
PhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlakingTorkoalSpinda
FeebasRelicanthTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadCubchoo
BearticStunfiskBunnelbyDiggersbyClauncherClawitzer
StuffulBewearKomala
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckPoliwag
PoliwhirlHorseaSeadraKingdraLaprasOmanyte
OmastarTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMarillAzumarill
RemoraidOctilleryMantineMudkipLombrePelipper
MiloticHuntailGorebyssRelicanthPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonBuizelFloatzelTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
TirtougaCarracostaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgePopplioBrionnePrimarina
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
VulpixSeelDewgongSneaselSwinubPiloswine
WeavileGlaceonCubchooBeartic
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon
DrilburExcadrillSandileKrokorokKrookodileStunfisk
BunnelbyDiggersbyYungoosGumshoosMudbrayMudsdale
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
WooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineMudkipZigzagoon
LinooneRelicanthShellosGastrodonMamoswineDrilbur
ExcadrillStunfiskMudbrayMudsdalePyukumuku
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
WalreinDedenne
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
MantineWingullPelipperWhismurLoudredExploud
TympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparce
KingdraPoochyenaMightyenaSlakothSlakingNumel
CameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon
PansearMunnaYungoosGumshoosKomala
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Prinplup 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 Prinplup in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Prinplup can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Prinplup cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
393 Pound Normal Physical 40 100% 35
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • 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
MDP394.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry
It hurls blobs of water. It also attacks by ramming.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW394.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Prinplup guards the Chairlift in the Iceberg Zone. His favorite Attractions are Gyarados's Aqua Dash and Empoleon's Snow Slide.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP394.png HP: ★★★ Move: BubbleBeam
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Pride
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Piplup when its Attack is 51 or higher
Evolves into Empoleon when its Attack is 102 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: and Ina
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT394.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#363
Shuffle394.png

Three Force
Attacks do more damage when you make a match of three.


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 394.png Spr b 4d 394.png Spr 4p 394.png Spr b 4d 394.png Spr 4p 394.png Spr b 4h 394.png
Spr 4d 394 s.png Spr b 4d 394 s.png Spr 4p 394 s.png Spr b 4d 394 s.png Spr 4p 394 s.png Spr b 4d 394 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 394.png Spr b 5b 394.png Spr 5b 394.png Spr b 5b 394.png
Spr 5b 394 s.png Spr b 5b 394 s.png Spr 5b 394 s.png Spr b 5b 394 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 394.png Spr b 6x 394.png Spr 6x 394.png Spr b 6x 394.png
Spr 6x 394 s.png Spr b 6x 394 s.png Spr 6x 394 s.png Spr b 6x 394 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 394.png Spr b 7s 394.png
Spr 7s 394 s.png Spr b 7s 394 s.png
Front Back
394MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Prinplup images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 4p Prinplup intro.png
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

Origin

Prinplup is based on a penguin. The crests on its head suggest it may be based on a species of crested penguin.

Name origin

Prinplup is a combination of prince and plup (sound of hitting the water).

Pottaishi is a combination of ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha (splashing in water or having a plump appearance) and 皇太子 kōtaishi (crown prince).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポッタイシ Pottaishi From ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha and 皇太子 kōtaishi
France Flag.png French Prinplouf From prince and plouf
Spain Flag.png Spanish Prinplup Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pliprin From plip and Prinz
Italy Flag.png Italian Prinplup Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팽태자 Pengtaiza From penguin and 황태자 hwangtaeja
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 波皇子 Bōhuángzǐ From , 皇子 huángzǐ, and 皇太子 huángtàizǐ


Related articles

External links


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