Purrloin (Pokémon)

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Stoutland #508: Stoutland
Pokémon
#510: Liepard Liepard
Purrloin
Devious Pokémon
チョロネコ
Choroneko
#509
Purrloin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Purrloin
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Weight
22.3 lbs. 10.1 kg
Purrloin
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
56
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Purrloin
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F509.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Purrloin (Japanese: チョロネコ Choroneko) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Liepard starting at level 20.

Biology

Purrloin is a primarily purple, feline Pokémon. Its head has tufted fur on its ears and cheeks. There are long, tapered violet markings above its green, eyes. It has a diminutive black nose on its creamy muzzle, and a small, oval, cream-colored marking above each eye. Its neck, shoulders, back, and hind paws are also cream-colored. The tip of its tail has a curved, vaguely scythe-like extension. Purrloin is a quadruped Pokémon, but it can stand and walk on its hind legs as well.

Purrloin is a mischievous Pokémon that likes to steal from people. Purrlion feels amusement from the frustration of those it steals from. feel It will put on a cute act in order to get its victims to let its guard down. Should this succeed, the victim is left with stinging scratches and broken pride from its laughter. However, it is often forgiven even if it is caught stealing due to its charm. When angered, it fights back with its claws. In Galar, Purrloin has a fierce rivalry with Nickit.

In the anime

Purrloin in the anime

Major appearances

Purrloin made its main series debut in Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?, under the ownership of Misha. Oshawott and Meowth both fell in love with Purrloin, but Misha later revealed that Purrloin was actually a boy and had been tricking them with feminine behavior.

A Purrloin appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs!, under the ownership of Ricard Nouveau. It was used in a battle against Cilan, where it battled Crustle; it was eventually defeated by a combination of Shell Smash and Rock Wrecker. Purrloin reappeared in a flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.

A Purrloin appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, under the ownership of Mrs. Ripple. Having witnessed the theft of the Eye of Liepard, it tried to help Cilan's investigation, but Cilan was scared of Purrloin. However, it eventually revealed Teaque as the culprit of the theft.

Minor appearances

Purrloin debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

A Purrloin appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice during the Swords of Justice legend.

A Purrloin appeared in a flashback in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Purrloin appeared in a flashback in To Catch a Rotom!.

A Purrloin appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened as a resident of Pokémon Hills.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in a fantasy or a flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, where it was one of the Pokémon that participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp.

A Purrloin appeared in Day Three Blockbusters!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Confronting the Darkness!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

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

A Purrloin appeared in Party Dancecapades!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer attending Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

Three Trainers' Purrloin appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Four Purrloin appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!, each under the ownership of a different Trainer.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW044 Purrloin Ash's Pokédex Purrloin, the Devious Pokémon. Purrloin fools people into letting their guard down so it can steal their possessions. When angered, it uses its claws to fight back.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

N's Purrloin was only shown interacting with him while Clefairy was recording his voice to sell CD's.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners manga

A Purrloin first appeared in BWGP02, where Takurō caught it after it was abandoned by its Trainer.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Purrloin first appeared in Justice Trainer Shin Appears!, under the ownership of N. It was used to deliver a letter to Togari.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Rug has a Purrloin, which she uses as her Burst form.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in An Odd Speech.

A Purrloin appeared in Letting Go, under the ownership of N. He was used to battle Black in Accumula Town.

A Team Plasma Grunt used a Purrloin in Homecoming.

Prior to Unforgettable Memories, Hugh received a Purrloin from his grandfather, and later gave it to his younger sister for her birthday. It was stolen by Team Plasma when Hugh and his sister were out battling.

In the TCG

Main article: Purrloin (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

A Purrloin appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #015
Unova
B2W2: #012
Black They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
White Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Black 2 Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #042
Hoenn
#—
X Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Y They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
Omega Ruby Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Alpha Sapphire They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#044
Sword It steals things from people just to amuse itself with their frustration. A rivalry exists between this Pokémon and Nickit.
Shield Opponents that get drawn in by its adorable behavior come away with stinging scratches from its claws and stinging pride from its laughter.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 2 and 3, Dreamyard
Black 2 White 2
Routes 3, 19, and 20
Route 2 (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Liepard
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 2, Lake of Outrage, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Watchtower Ruins, East Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Motostoke Riverbank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Challenger's Ground, World Axle - B1F; Field: Challenger's Ground
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 13
Nacht Carnival: Stage 508
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 07

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
41
101 - 148 192 - 286
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
37
37 - 97 71 - 190
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
37
37 - 97 71 - 190
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total:
281
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
055 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1616 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2424 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
2828 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4040 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR73Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
LucarioWoolooDubwool Copycat Normal Status —% 20
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
ZigzagoonLinooneLeafeonGlaceonEspurrMeowstic
SylveonGreedent
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
PikachuRaichuRaichu Double Team Normal Status —% 15
PikachuRaichuRaichuRapidashRapidashEevee
VaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonSneasel
ElectrikeManectricLucarioWeavileLeafeonGlaceon
BunnelbyDiggersbySylveonScorbunnyRabootCinderace
NickitThievulMorpeko
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
DiglettDugtrioMeowthMeowthPersianFarfetch'd
SneaselLinooneWeavileCubchooBearticHeatmor
PanchamPangoroPerrserker
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
WooperQuagsireHippopotasHippowdonMunnaMusharna Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Purrloin 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 Purrloin in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2509.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is a capricious lady. Even with her mischievous behavior, she has a mysterious noble look. No Pokémon hates her.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT509.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 15

#34
Shuffle509.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon GO
GO509.png Base Stamina: 121 Base Attack: 98 Base Defense: 73
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Purrloin Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Play Rough, Dark Pulse

Evolution

509Purrloin.png
Unevolved
Purrloin
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 20
510Liepard.png
First evolution
Liepard
 Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 509.png Spr b 5b 509.png Spr 5b2 509.png Spr b 5b2 509.png
Spr 5b 509 s.png Spr b 5b 509 s.png Spr 5b2 509 s.png Spr b 5b2 509 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 509.png Spr b 6x 509.png Spr 6x 509.png Spr b 6x 509.png
Spr 6x 509 s.png Spr b 6x 509 s.png Spr 6x 509 s.png Spr b 6x 509 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 509.png Spr b 7s 509.png Spr 7s 509.png Spr b 7s 509.png
Spr 7s 509 s.png Spr b 7s 509 s.png Spr 7s 509 s.png Spr b 7s 509 s.png
Front Back Front Back
509MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Purrloin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Purrloin was seen first in the Pokémon Sunday special episode preview on September 6, 2010. It was later removed from the same preview, much like the revelation of Zekrom's secondary type earlier.
  • Purrloin is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 281.
  • Purrloin shares its category with Morgrem. They are both known as the Devious Pokémon.

Origin

Purrloin appears to be based on a tuxedo cat. Its fur pattern, behavior, and feline influence suggest that it may also be based on a female thief, commonly known as a cat burglar.

Name origin

Purrloin is a combination of purr (a sound a cat makes) and purloin (to steal).

Choroneko may be a combination of ちょろまかす choromakasu (to pilfer) and 猫 neko (cat).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese チョロネコ Choroneko From ちょろまかす choromakasu and neko
France Flag.png French Chacripan From chat and sacripant
Spain Flag.png Spanish Purrloin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Felilou From felis and filou
Italy Flag.png Italian Purrloin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쌔비냥 Ssaebinyang From 쌔비다 ssabida and nyang
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 扒手貓 / 扒手猫 Páshǒumāo Literally "Pickpocket cat".


External links


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