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Piplup

Class: Starter
Type:
Water
Catch Rate: 45
Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow
Base Reward EXP: 198
Reward EV Point: SpAttack: 1
Piplup in game: 3,681 Who?
AVG Level: 16
Gender Ratios:
87.5% Male
12.5% Female
Pokemon Id: 393

Base Stats

HP: 53
Attack: 51
Defense: 53
SpAttack: 61
SpDefense: 56
Speed: 40
Total: 314
Default Ability 1: Water Mania
Default Ability 2: Shield Novice
Default Ability 3: Water Novice
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: Nintendo

Where Piplup can be captured:

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Piplup's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 200%
: 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 50%

Piplup's Transformation Line

#393 Piplup
Water (Type 1)
Level 40
#394 Prinplup
Water (Type 1)
Level 53
#395 Empoleon
Water (Type 1) Steel (Type 2)
Level 63
Use item Mega Gem
#8395 Mega Empoleon
Water (Type 1) Steel (Type 2)

Piplup's Other Forms

#2393 Shiny-Piplup
Water (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Piplup Can Learn

ID: 117 Cut HM01 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 30 Accuracy: 95
ID: 294 Hyper Surf HM03 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 687 Waterfall HM07 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 133 Dive HM08 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100

Piplup's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 436 Pound Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 248 Growl Level: 4 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 68 Bubble Level: 8 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 685 Water Sport Level: 11 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 420 Peck Level: 15 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 69 Bubble Beam Level: 18 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 46 Bide Level: 22 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 227 Fury Attack Level: 25 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 66 Brine Level: 29 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 689 Whirlpool Level: 32 Category: Special Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 381 Mist Level: 36 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 154 Drill Peck Level: 39 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 290 Hydro Pump Level: 43 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Piplup Can Learn

ID: 699 Work Up TM001 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 258 Hail TM007 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 300 Ice Beam TM013 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 52 Blizzard TM014 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 65 Brick Break TM031 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 497 Rock Tomb TM039 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 9 Aerial Ace TM040 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 160 Echoed Voice TM049 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 512 Scald TM055 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 209 Fling TM056 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 465 Quash TM060 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 243 Grass Knot TM086 Category: Special Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 683 Water Pulse TM122 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 541 Signal Beam TM148 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 46 Bide TM191 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 704 Yawn TM192 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 589 Stealth Rock TM212 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 124 Defog TM213 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 129 Dig TM228 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 12 Agility TM230 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 108 Covet TM232 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 185 Feather Dance TM247 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 428 Pluck TM298 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 615 Supersonic TM320 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 55
ID: 290 Hydro Pump TM327 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 199 Flail TM333 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 21 Aqua Ring TM371 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 390 Mud Sport TM373 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 289 Hydro Cannon TM375 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 136 Double Hit TM401 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
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Official Pokemon Info from Bulbapedia (Content is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5)

Piplup
Penguin Pokémon
?????
Pochama
#393
Piplup
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water
Abilities
Torrent Defiant
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Weight
11.5 lbs. 5.2 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#007
Sinnoh
Browser
R-206
Almia
R-083/N-001
Oblivia
Base experience yield
66
Gen. IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
F393.png
Pokédex color
 Blue
Base friendship
70
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Piplup (Japanese????? Pochama) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves into Prinplup starting at level 16, which evolves into Empoleon starting at level 36.

Along with Turtwig and Chimchar, Piplup is one of three starter Pokémon of Sinnoh available at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Biology

 
 
Piplup rejecting food

Piplup is a light-blue penguin-like Pokémon, which is covered in thick down to insulate against the cold. It has a dark blue head with a primarily white face and a short, yellow beak. The dark blue feathers on its head extend down its back and around its neck, which causes it to appear to be wearing a cape. There are two white ovals on its chest and a small, light-blue marking resembles a crown above its beak. It has flipper-like arms and yellow feet with three toes each.

Piplup has a strong sense of self-pride. Because of its pride, it has a hard time accepting food from humans and bonding with its caretakers. It will even puff out its chest after it falls down, which it often does due to its poor walking abilities. However, it is a skilled swimmer that can dive for over ten minutes in order to hunt. It has also been shown to fly short distances in the anime. It lives along the seashore in colder climates.

In the anime

 
Piplup in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's Piplup

Dawn began her journey in Sinnoh with a Piplup. In Following A Maiden's Voyage!, Piplup and the starter Chimchar got into a fight over their food, with Piplup causing chaos by using BubbleBeam on the interior of Professor Rowan's lab in pursuit of Chimchar. The two escape, and Dawn is given the task of finding them. She finds Piplup, and the two narrowly escape an Ariados attack. Back at Rowan's lab, Chimchar having been found by Rowan's Staraptor, Dawn chooses Piplup.

As the Diamond & Pearl series continued, Dawn kept Piplup out of his Poké Ball more and more often, much like Ash does with his Pikachu.

Team Poképals

A Piplup, who used to be a human, is also one of the two main members of Team Poképals in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Other

Tyler, a rookie Trainer that appears in The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!, has a female Piplup nicknamed Pippy. He uses her to capture a Yanma. She is different from other Piplup because she wears a tiara.

Another Piplup owned by Rowan appears in SS024.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Minor appearances

A Piplup appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Piplup appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

Multiple Piplup appeared in Going for the Gold!.

A Piplup appeared in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP003 Piplup Ash's Pokédex Piplup, the Penguin Pokémon. It's very proud, and its thick down protects it from the cold.
DP143 Piplup Lyra's Pokédex Piplup, the Penguin Pokémon. Although not the most sure-footed, it is proud nonetheless, getting right back up after a fall with head held high.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW086 Piplup Ash's Pokédex Piplup, the Penguin Pokémon. Piplup's limited walking skills often cause it to fall down, but that never hurts its pride.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

 
Piplup in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Platinum's Piplup

Platinum in Pokémon Adventures began her journey with a Piplup. It eventually evolved into a Prinplup and an Empoleon.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta randomly selects Piplup to battle the enraged Onix in the first chapter. After their first encounter with Onix, Hareta chooses Piplup as his first Pokémon. Piplup is originally disobedient to Hareta, but listens to him in order to defeat the Onix in their second battle.

Movie adaptations

Dawn's Piplup appears in the following manga adaptations of Pokémon moviesThe Rise of DarkraiGiratina and the Sky WarriorArceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, like in the anime is Dawn's main Pokémon. The role of Piplup is basically the same in all the chapters, however in most stories it is shown inside his Poké Ball and has fewer interactions with Pokémon present in the story.

In the TCG

Main article: Piplup (TCG)

In the TFG

One Piplup figure has been released.

Other appearances

 
Piplup in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

On being released from a Poké Ball, Piplup slides along the stage using Surf. Anyone caught in it will be pushed until Piplup disappears, or pushes the character off the stage. Piplup will keep using Surf even when off the stage.

Trophy information

A Penguin Pokémon. It's one of the starter Pokémon received from Professor Rowan when the player departs from the Sinnoh region. It's a Water type, so it's strong versus Rock and Grounds. It's very cute but filled with pride--it hates to accept food from people. When it levels up, it evolves into Prinplup.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

While Piplup no longer appears from Poké Balls, having been replaced by Oshawott, it makes a cameo appearance in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. When the stage transitions to the Flood Chamber, it can be seen in the background along with BlastoiseWailord, and Clawitzer.

Trophy information

You wouldn't think it from its adorable exterior, but this Pokémon is very proud and often won't listen to its Trainer. When it walks on land, it waddles and even falls over sometimes, all in a suitably cute way, but once it's in the water you'll see its true potential. It's a skilled swimmer and can dive for over ten minutes at a time to hunt.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Piplup is one of Pikachu's best friends. He is found keeping a trapped Wynaut company in the Beach Zone after falling through the mysterious tunnel. Once the Wynaut is safe, he takes a Pikachu shaped hot air balloon back to the Meeting Place where he mends it. He later accompanies Pikachu to the Sky Pavilion along with Chikorita and Charmander where he meets Mew.
  • Piplup returns in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond where he and Pikachu arrive at a new PokéPark. They venture into the Wish Park together and try to save some of the Pokémon trapped there. Piplup inevitably becoming trapped in the Wish Park after saving Pikachu and Oshawott's lives. He is later found by Zorua and Zoroark and announces that he wishes to stay in Wish Park so he can help the Pokémon who are coaxed into coming. Piplup is later taken by Gothitelle in exchange for setting Victini free, where he is then manipulated by Darkrai. Piplup later awakens Pikachu from Darkrai's nightmare and encourages Pikachu to seek out his missing friends after their memories were taken by Darkrai right before the final battle.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV  
Diamond Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.
Pearl It lives along shores in northern countries. A skilled swimmer, it dives for over 10 minutes to hunt.
Platinum A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
HeartGold It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.
SoulSilver
Generation V  
Black A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
White
Black 2 A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
White 2
Generation VI  
X It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.
Y Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.
Omega Ruby It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.
Alpha Sapphire Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from the cold.

 

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Platinum
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V  
Black White
Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Global Link event
Generation VI  
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after entering the Hall of Fame twice
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter PokémonBlizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1-B10, Lower Crevice Cave B2-B4), Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
MD Sky
Starter PokémonBlizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1-B10, Lower Crevice Cave B2-B4), Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Ranger: SoA
Hia Valley
Rumble
Bright Beach
MD Stormy
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Beach ZoneMeeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Hinder Cape
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Beach: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Fontaine
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild BattleVariety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!,
Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great, NFC Figurine
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 1
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Quiet Inlet (All Areas)
Picross
Area 06: Stage 01

 

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BW Pokémon Searcher BW Piplup Japanese Japan 15 April 28 to May 6, 2012
B2W2 Recital Piplup Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
15 July 20 to August 9, 2012
BWB2W2 Concert Piplup Korean South Korea 15 December 22 to 25, 2012
XYORAS Pokémon Center Tokyo Piplup All Japan 7 December 6, 2014

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Piplup Japanese PGL 10 October 29, 2010 to November 30, 2011
BW Global Link Piplup Korean PGL 10 June 1, 2011 to June 1, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup English PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup French PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup German PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup Italian PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Piplup Spanish PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Water Gem Water Gem (100%) Metronome Metronome (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 53  
113 - 160 216 - 310
Attack: 51  
50 - 113 96 - 221
Defense: 53  
52 - 115 99 - 225
Sp.Atk: 61  
59 - 124 114 - 243
Sp.Def: 56  
54 - 118 105 - 232
Speed: 40  
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 314   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs 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
4/5 ?????
Power
3/4 ????
Skill
2/3 ???
Stamina
2/3 ???
Jump
3/5 ?????
Total
14/20 ????

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Pound Normal Physical 40 100% 35
4 Growl Normal Status 100% 40
8 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 30
11 Water Sport Water Status —% 15
15 Peck Flying Physical 35 100% 35
18 Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
22 Bide Normal Physical —% 10
25 Fury Attack Normal Physical 15 85% 20
29 Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
32 Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
36 Mist Ice Status —% 30
39 Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
43 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • 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 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • 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
WooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineMudkipZigzagoon
LinooneRelicanthShellosGastrodonMamoswineDrilbur
ExcadrillStunfiskMudbrayMudsdalePyukumuku
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon
DrilburExcadrillSandileKrokorokKrookodileStunfisk
BunnelbyDiggersbyYungoosGumshoosMudbrayMudsdale
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
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 Piplup 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 Piplup in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • 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 Piplup can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Piplup cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Muddy Water Piplup (Platinum 85)
Charm Piplup (Legendary Treasures RC6)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Water Gun  Water  Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP393.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: None
Browser entry
It spits water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ??
Defense ??
Speed ???
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ??
Defense ??
Speed ???
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW393.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Piplup is your best friend. He followed you through the Mysterious Tunnel. He landed in the Beach Zone. He wishes he could fly.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2393.png Strong: Pikachu icon.pngSnivy icon.png Weak: Oshawott icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Pikachu's childhood friend. He called Pikachu to have an adventure in PokéPark with him. He is serious about everything.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP393.png HP: ?? Move: Bubble
Attack: ?? Ability 1: Torrent
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Pride
Defense: ??
Speed: ??
Evolves into Prinplup when its Attack is 51 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Go
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ?????

BT393.png

 
 

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 393.png Spr b 4d 393.png   Spr 4p 393.png Spr b 4d 393.png   Spr 4p 393.png Spr b 4h 393.png
Spr 4d 393 s.png Spr b 4d 393 s.png   Spr 4p 393 s.png Spr b 4p 393 s.png   Spr 4p 393 s.png Spr b 4p 393 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 393.png Spr b 5b 393.png   Spr 5b 393.png Spr b 5b 393.png
Spr 5b 393 s.png Spr b 5b 393 s.png   Spr 5b 393 s.png Spr b 5b 393 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 393.png Spr b 6x 393.png   Spr 6x 393.png Spr b 6x 393.png
Spr 6x 393 s.png Spr b 6x 393 s.png   Spr 6x 393 s.png Spr b 6x 393 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
393MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Piplup images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Other sprites

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

Trivia

Origin

Piplup is based on a young penguin, or possibly a Little Penguin. The light blue crown-shaped marking above its beak may be inspired by Emperor Penguins.

Name origin

Piplup is derived from plop or plup from the sound of a pebble hitting water.[1] It may also incorporate pip, a stage of growth in baby birds immediately before they hatch from the eggshell.

Pochama is derived from ?????? pochapocha (the sound of a pebble splashing in water).[1] It may also incorporate ????? botchama (child).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ????? Pochama From ????? botchama and ?????? pochapocha
France Flag.png French Tiplouf From petit and plouf
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piplup Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Plinfa From plip and infant
Italy Flag.png Italian Piplup Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean ??? Pengdori From ?? paeng'gwin-?? -dori, and possibly from ?? doryeong and ??? doryeonnim
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese    
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese ??? Bojiamàn Transliteration of its Japanese name. Also from bo
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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