Prinplup

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Prinplup
ポッタイシ
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Piplup < Prinplup > Empoleon

Species Type
Penguin Pokémon Water.png
Number Ability
#394 Torrent
Defiant
Height Weight
2′7″ (0.8m) 50.7 lbs. (23kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Piplup Empoleon
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 1/Field 45
Tier EV Yield
NFE 2 Special Attack Points

Prinplup (ポッタイシ) is the eighth Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Water Type, and it is known as the Penguin Pokémon.

Prinplup's Torrent Ability increases the power of its Water type attacks when its HP falls below a third of its maximum, while its Dream World Ability Defiant increases its Attack Statistic by two stages whenever one of its stats are lowered, excluding stat deductions that are self-inflicted or caused by an allied Pokémon's attack.

Piplup can evolve into Prinplup starting at level 16, and can evolve a second time into Empoleon starting at level 36.

Prinplup is in the Egg Groups Water 1 and Field, and its egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Prinplup 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Prinplup takes on the appearance of a blue penguin with very strong wings.

[edit] Gender Differences

Prinplup has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Prinplup can only be obtained by evolving a Piplup, which is consistent across all the games in the Main Series in which Prinplup can appear in.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Prinplup appears at Crevice Cave B1-B10 & DPB1-B4, and Mt. Avalanche B1-B19 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky.

Prinplup is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Storm Island 11F-20F and Final Island 18F-22F.

Prinplup is obtained at Hia Valley in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Prinplup in the early portions of Mt. Sorbet in the Present, and in the Ice Temple Mission Round and Round! Find the Floor! by completing the mission with an S Rank in the Past.

Prinplup can be found at Fontaine in Pokémon Conquest.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Prinplup appears in only three sets and a Japan-Only Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promo. Prinplup is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Majestic Dawn and Platinum sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Kenny, a childhood friend of Dawn, would use a Prinplup on multiple appearances, including Pokémon Contests, starting with the episode Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!

[edit] Movies

Prinplup has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Lady Platinum Berlitz' Piplup would evolve into a Prinplup during Manga Chapter 346.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Prinplup is in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it has yet to reach its final evolved form.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Piplup
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black2/White2 None Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.
Pokémon Blue This Pokémon was unavailable prior the Generation IV games.
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 It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
IV Pokémon Pearl Its wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.
IV Pokémon Platinum Because every Prinplup considers itself tobe the most important, they can never form a group.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.



V Pokémon Black Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
V Pokémon White Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
V Pokémon Black 2 Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
V Pokémon White 2 Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.



VI Pokémon X Unknown Entry
VI Pokémon Y Unknown Entry

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
64
238 332
Atk
66
123 137 231 254
Def
68
126 141 235 258
Sp. Atk
81
150 167 261 287
Sp. Def
76
141 157 251 276
Spd
50
94 105 199 218

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
Start
4
Growl Normal.png N/A 100 Status
8 Bubble Water.png 20 100 Special
11 Water Sport Water.png N/A N/A Status
15 Peck Flying.png 35 100 Physical
16 Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95 Physical
19 Bubblebeam Water.png 65 100 Special
24 Bide Normal.png N/A N/A Physical
28 Fury Attack Normal.png 15 85 Physical
33 Brine Water.png 65 100 Special
37 Whirlpool Water.png 35 85 Special
42 Mist Ice.png N/A N/A Status
46 Drill Peck Flying.png 80 100 Physical
51 Hydro Pump Water.png 120 80 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM07 Hail Ice.png -- -- Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM55 Scald Water.png 80 100 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM60 Quash Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.png -- -- Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM05 Waterfall Water.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Agility Psychic.png -- --% Status
Aqua Ring Water.png -- --% Status
Bide Normal.png -- --% Physical
Double Hit Normal.png 35 90% Physical
Featherdance Flying.png -- 100% Status
Flail Normal.png -- 100% Physical
Hydro Pump Water.png 120 80% Special
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Mud Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
Mud Sport Ground.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Supersonic Normal.png -- 55% Status
Yawn Normal.png -- --% Status


[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Water Pledge Water.png 50 100% Special

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Signal Beam Bug.png 75 100% Special
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Piplup Exclusive Moves

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1 Pound Normal.png 40 100 Physical

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Piplup Prinplup Empoleon
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Level 16 -- Level 36

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ground.png
Rock.png
Dragon.png
Grass.png
Water.png
Fire.png
Ice.png
Steel.png
Water.png
Electric.png
Grass.png

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