Pelipper

Pelipper
ペリッパー
Pelipper.png
Wingull < Pelipper > Ralts
Species Type
Water Bird Pokémon Water.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#279 Keen Eye/Drizzle
Rain Dish
Height Weight
3'11" (1.2m) 61.7 lbs (28kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Wingull N/A
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 1 / Flying 45
Tier EV Yield
PU 2 Defense Points
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Pelipper (ペリッパー) is the 28th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Water/Flying Type, and is classified as the Water Bird Pokémon.

Pelipper can use one of two Abilities; Keen Eye, which prevents the Accuracy of this Pokémon from being lowered, or Drizzle, which summons rain upon entering the field for five turns. Pelipper's Hidden Ability is Rain Dish, which will restore one-sixteenth of its Maximum HP at the end of each turn that it is raining.

Wingull can evolve into Pelipper starting at Level 25.

Pelipper is in the Egg Groups Water 1 and Flying, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Pelipper One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Pelipper takes the apppearance of a pelican. Its large beak is its most distinguishable characteristic, as it can be used to carry a wide variety of things.

Gender Differences

Pelipper doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Pelipper are found along many ocean and Surf locations in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, even though they aren't seen that often in the wild.

Not nearly as commonplace in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum as they were in Generation III, Pelipper still makes many appearances, all by using Surf. Pelipper can only be obtained by evolving a Wingull in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, however.

Pelipper appears at Route 13, Undella Town and Undella Bay when using Surf in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Pelipper can be found on Route 13, Route 22 and at Giant Chasm, along with a Hidden Grotto at Route 22.

In Pokémon X and Y, Pelipper can be obtained by evolving a Wingull. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild in various locations, either in the tall grass or by Surfing.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Pelipper can be caught in the wild at Route 14, Route 15, Route 16, Ancient Poni Path, Exeggutor Island, Poni Gauntlet, Poni Plains, Poni Wilds, Secluded Shore and Tapu Village.

Spin-off Games

Pelipper appears at SPhobos Jet, Endless Level 11 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

A Pelipper serves as the Mail Delivery Pokémon in the Mystery Dungeon series.

Pelipper can only be obtained by evolving a Wingull in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Pelipper appears at Brine Cave B1-B8, and The Nightmare B1-B17, but Pelipper cannot be recruited at The Nightmare.

Pelipper is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, but can only be obtained by evolving a Wingull. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Pelipper can be found at Dream Island 1F-26F, The Furthest Cape B1-B30 and Ocean Beach 1F-14F.

Pelipper appears at the Saffra Sea in Pokémon Ranger as part of the Sea Capture Challenge. Pelipper appears at Volcano Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Pelipper appears at Hinder Cape Area 2 in the Present. In the past, Pelipper's Slate can be obtained by capturing it-or a Wingull in the missions "Time! Time! Time!", "Save the Frightened Vulpix," "Rush Ahead! Don't Look Back!", and the Odd Temple mission Deoxys & The Mysterious Temple, a Downloadable mission that requires two players.

Pelipper can be obtained by completing Pelipper's Sky Flap Race at the Beach Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Pelipper can be found at Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area after retrieving it from Wish Park. To befriend it you'll have to take a picture of it whilst it is flying.

Trading Card Game

Pelipper appears in seven different sets and in the Pokémon Organized Play Series 5 as a Common Card (Delta Species). It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Sandstorm, Great Encounters and Arceus sets. Pelipper is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Ruby and Sapphire, EX Deoxys, EX Crystal Guardians (Delta Species), and Arceus sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

The first trainer to use a Pelipper had actually placed multiple Poké Balls inside its mouth to make it appear as if Pelipper knew more attacks than it could possibly learn in the episode You Said A Mouthful!. Fortree City Gym Leader Winona used a Pelipper in a Gym Battle against Ash in the episode Sky High Gym Battle! It was defeated simultaneously along with Ash's Pikachu.

Movies

Wild Pelipper have appeared in Destiny Deoxys, The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Manga

Pelipper's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Pelipper finds itself in the PU tier of competitive battling. With decent physical bulk and access to Roost, Pelipper can function as a nice defensive check to the likes of Monferno and physical Floatzel. It makes for a reliable entry hazard remover with Defog and Roost to recover any lost HP. Pelipper's defensive typing is solid, as it gives it resistances to Water and Fire, which are very common attacking types in PU. Pelipper does face competition from other Defog users like Vullaby, Swanna, Lumineon, and Prinplup, although it manages to separate itself from them due to its ability to function as a reliable Monferno check and its access to reliable recovery in Roost. Pelipper is worn down easily, though, by status and Stealth Rock, which can hinder its defensive utility quite a bit. Pelipper is also relatively passive, which encourages threats to set up on it. It is rather easily pressured, which can force it out quite often and make it so that it has to go for Roost rather than Defog to preserve its longevity. Pelipper's subpar Speed stat also hinders its opportunities to recover its HP or remove entry hazards.

Pelipper is also viable in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a great defensive typing that gives it quite a number of resistances and a Ground immunity while having decent physical bulk to boot, Pelipper can check a number of Pokémon like Hariyama, Swords Dance Samurott, and Steelix. It has reliable recovery in Roost, which allows for it to tank hits throughout the match. As a Defogger, Pelipper has a nice matchup against Stealth Rock setters like Steelix, Rhydon, and Regirock, although it fears getting hit by a Rock STAB from the latter two. Pelipper does suffer though in terms of its lack of offensive prowess, although U-turn can remedy this somewhat by getting it out of unfavorable situations. Pelipper's special bulk is rather underwhelming, as it can be 2HKOed by certain powerful resisted attacks like Life Orb Samurott's Hydro Pump. While Pelipper only has two weaknesses in Rock and Electric, they are rather common attacking types.

Pelipper is a usable option in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a nice defensive typing that allows for it to check Hitmonlee, Sawk, and Steelix, Pelipper has solid defensive utility. Its access to reliable recovery in Roost allows for it to function well as a pivot. It has decent physical defense, wonderful utility in Defog to remove entry hazards, and Scald to burn opposing threats. Pelipper does have a number of flaws, as its nasty weakness to Electric attacks leaves it completely vulnerable to being taken advantage of by Electric-types like Rotom-C and Jolteon. Its mediocre Special Defense gives it a weak matchup against a lot of the tier's special attackers. Its role as a Defogger is hindered by its weakness to Stealth Rock, and it faces competition as an entry hazard remover from Flygon and Blastoise, which are much more reliable options than Pelipper.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Common (Surf) Route 103, Route 104, Route 105, Route 106, Route 107, Route 108, Route 109, Route 110, Route 115, Route 118, Route 119, Route 121, Route 122, Route 123, Route 124, Route 125, Route 126, Route 127, Route 128, Route 129, Route 130, Route 131, Route 132, Route 133, Route 134, Dewford Town, EverGrande City, Pacifidlog Town, Slateport City
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl 5% (Surf) Route 205-South, Route 213, Route 218, Route 219, Route 220, Route 221, Route 222, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Iron Island
Diamond/Pearl 30% (Surf) Route 223, Route 229, Sunyshore City
Diamond/Pearl 60% (Surf) Route 226, Route 230
Diamond/Pearl 65% (Surf) Route 224, Pokémon League
Platinum 1% (Surf) Route 219, Route 220, Route 221, Route 222, Sunyshore City
Platinum 5% (Grass) Route 222 (All Hours of Day)
Platinum 9% (Surf) Iron Island-Outside
Platinum 10% (Grass) Route 224 (All Hours of Day)
Platinum 30% (Grass) Route 230 (All Hours of Day)
Platinum 30% (Surf) Route 223, Route 226, Route 230
Platinum 35% (Surf) Pokémon League
Platinum 60% (Surf) Route 224
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Wingull
Black/White 10% (Surf) Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay
Black 2/White 2 10% Route 22 (Regular and Double Grass)
Black 2/White 2 20% Giant Chasm: Outside (Regular and Double Grass)
Black 2/White 2 25% Route 13 (Regular and Double Grass)
Black 2/White 2 Unknown% Route 22 (Hidden Grotto)
X/Y None Evolve Wingull
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 5% Route 103, Route 104, Route 105, Route 106, Route 107, Route 108, Route 109, Route 110, Route 115, Route 118, Route 119, Route 122, Slateport City, Lilycove City, Magma/Aqua Hideout-Entrance, Sea Mauville (Surf), Route 121, Route 123
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 15% Route 115
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 19% Battle Resort (Surf)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 30% Pacifidlog Town (Surf)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 35% Route 124, Route 125, Route 126, Route 127, Route 128, Route 129, Route 130, Route 131, Route 132, Route 133, Route 134, Mossdeep City, Ever Grande City
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire -- Soaring in the Sky
Sun/Moon 20% Route 14, Route 15, Poni Wilds, Secluded Shore (Surf), Poni Plains (Specific Patches)
Sun/Moon 30% Ancient Poni Path, Exeggutor Island, Poni Gauntlet, Poni Wilds, Tapu Village
Sun/Moon 50% Route 15, Route 16

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
III Ruby Pelipper is a flying transporter that carries small Pokémon and eggs inside its massive bill. This Pokémon builds its nest on steep cliffs facing the sea.
Sapphire Pelipper searches for food while in flight by skimming the wave tops. This Pokémon dips its large bill in the sea to scoop up food, then swallows everything in one big gulp.
Emerald It skims the tops of waves as it flies. When it spots prey, it uses its large beak to scoop up the victim with water. It protects its eggs in its beak.
FireRed It is a flying transporter that carries small Pokémon in its beak. It bobs on the waves to rest its wings.
LeafGreen It is a flying transporter that carries small Pokémon in its beak. It bobs on the waves to rest its wings.
IV Diamond It dips its large bill in the sea, then scoops up numerous prey along with water.
Pearl It acts as a delivery service by carrying small Pokémon in its bill. It bobs on the waves to rest.
Platinum It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
HeartGold It protects its young with its beak. It bobs on waves, resting on them on days when the waters are calm.
SoulSilver It protects its young with its beak. It bobs on waves, resting on them on days when the waters are calm.
V Black It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
White It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
Black 2 Skimming the water's surface, it dips its large bill in the sea, scoops up food and water, and carries it.
White 2 Skimming the water's surface, it dips its large bill in the sea, scoops up food and water, and carries it.
VI X It dips its large bill in the sea, then scoops up numerous prey along with water.
Y It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
Omega Ruby Pelipper is a flying transporter that carries small Pokémon and eggs inside its massive bill. This Pokémon builds its nest on steep cliffs facing the sea.
Alpha Sapphire Pelipper searches for food while in flight by skimming the wave tops. This Pokémon dips its large bill in the sea to scoop up food, then swallows everything in one big gulp.
VII Sun Its spacious beak is large enough for a small child to fit right inside.
Moon Gathering food is the work of young males. They store food in their capacious beaks and carry it back to others waiting in the nest.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
. 230 324 .
Atk
50
94 105 199 218
Def
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
65
121 135 229 251

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Hurricane Flying.gif 110 70 Special.png
Start Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
Start Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Soak Water.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Water Sport Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Wing Attack Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
5 Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
8 Wing Attack Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
12 Mist Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
15 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
19 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
22 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
28 Fling Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
33 Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
33 Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
33 Spit Up Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
39 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
44 Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
55 Hurricane Flying.gif 110 70 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM76 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Aqua Ring Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Mist Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Soak Water.gif -- 100 Other.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
Water Sport Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Wingull Exclusive Moves

Via Level Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
19 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
22 Air Cutter Flying.gif 60 95 Special.png
26 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
29 Aerial Ace Normal.gif 60 -- Physical.png
36 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
40 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 185 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 100 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 120 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 120 -- Special.png


Past Moves

Generation III Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png

Generation V: Via TM

Generation VI

Via TM

Via Move Tutor (OR/AS)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 25
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Pelipper

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fire.gif
Grass.gif
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Rock.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Bug.gif
Fighting.gif
Fire.gif
Ground.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Electric.gif
Rock.gif

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