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.
In Generation VII, Pelipper rose to the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling entirely based off its new ability Drizzle. Pelipper is a rain staple that provides terrific support to the likes of Swift Swim users like Mega Swampert and Kingdra to powerful Water-type attackers like Ash-Greninja. Its typing allows it to serve as a check to a number of Pokémon, such as Mega Scizor, defensive Landorus-T, and Choice Scarf Keldeo, with the latter being a massive problem for rain teams to deal with. Thanks to a solid STAB combination and nice support movepool, Pelipper can provide support for its teammates in two ways. The first is a Choice Specs nuke with powerful options in Hydro Pump and Hurricane, which allows for it to soften up conventional rain checks like Toxapex, Tangrowth, Ferrothorn, and Mantine. Even some specially bulky Pokémon like Assault Vest Magearna and Celesteela are 2HKOed by a rain-boosted Specs Hydro Pump. Pelipper can also run a defensive set with Damp Rock, which allows for it to extend rain to eight turns and provides longer-term longevity. Pelipper can get in rain sweepers safely with its slow U-turn, and it can also provide Defog support to remove pesky entry hazards. However, Pelipper's mediocre overall stats work against it as it can be pressured by the likes of Greninja, Zygarde, and Tapu Koko. Pelipper loses one-on-one to Tyranitar and Mega Charizard Y, who can reset the weather and hit Pelipper hard with certain attacks. Pelipper's weakness to Stealth Rock makes it an unreliable entry hazard remover, as it has to take the 25% damage before it can remove the entry hazards.
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)