Piplup's Torrent Ability increases the power of its Water type attacks when its HP is below a third, while its Dream World Ability Defiant increases its Attack Statistic by two stages whenever one of its stats are lowered, excluding statistic deductions that are self-inflicted or caused by an allied Pokémon.
Piplup takes on the appearance of a small blue penguin. Its head is fairly big compared to the rest of its body.
Piplup has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
Piplup is obtained as a Starter Pokémon in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, received from Professor Rowan. The only other way to obtain a Piplup in the other games from Generation IV onward is to trade for one.
Piplup is obtained at Hia Valley during a Quest in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Piplup appears at Hinder Cape in the Present. Piplup is the Starter Pokémon that you use when you begin the Past Missions in the Forest Temple.
Piplup apears at Cove Town in the Cove Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. After completing the game, you'll automatically befriend it.
Piplup appears at Fontaine in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Piplup appears in five sets, Pokémon Organized Play Series 6, 8, and 9 as a Common Card in each POP set, the 11th Movie Commemoration Set, a Diamond/Pearl Promo and the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack, which only appeared in Japan as an SP Card (Dawn).
Piplup is listed as a Common Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Majestic Dawn (2), Platinum and Supreme Victors sets.
Dawn would select Piplup as her Starter Pokémon in the episode Following a Maiden Voyage!. Throughout her journey with Ash and Brock in the Sinnoh region, Piplup would appear in almost every episode during the series run in the Sinnoh region.
Dawn's Piplup appeared in the films The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, along with the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu's Exploration Club, Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure, Pikachu's Great Sparking Search and Pikachu's Really Mysterious Adventure.
Lady Platinum Berlitz would also choose a Piplup as her Starter Pokémon for her Pokémon Journey, which would follow a family tradition of traveling to the top of Mt. Coronet to collect a special material, which is to be used to create an accessory that bears the crest of her family.
Unlike the Anime in which Dawn's Piplup did not evolve, Lady Platinum Berlitz's Piplup would evolve into a Prinplup.
Piplup is in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a First-Stage Pokémon.
Via Move Tutor
All Generation 5 Games
Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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