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 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.
Pelipper doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
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.
Pelipper's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
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.
Wingull Exclusive Moves
Via Level Up
Via Dream World
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Generation III Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only
- HM05: Whirlpool Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
Generation V: Via TM
- TM88: Pluck
- TM94: Secret Power (OR/AS)