|1′4″ (0.4m)||11.5 lbs. (5.2kg)|
|Male: 87.5%||Female: 12.5%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 Special Attack Point|
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.
 Gender Differences
Piplup has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
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.
 Spin-Off Games
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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Piplup is in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a First-Stage Pokémon.
 Area Locations
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||Only One||Starter Pokémon|
|Black/White||None||PokéTransfer or Dream World|
 Pokédex Entries
|I||Pokémon Red||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|III||Pokémon Ruby||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It lives along shores in northern countries. A skilled swimmer, it dives for over 10 minutes to hunt.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.|
|V||Pokémon Black||A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.|
|V||Pokémon White||A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2|
|V||Pokémon White 2|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor
 All Generation 5 Games
 Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- 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)
 Evolution Line
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