Purrloin < Liepard > Pansage
Cruel Pokémon
3'7" (1.1m)
82.7 lbs (37.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Liepard (レパルダス) is the 16th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Dark Type, and it is known as the Cruel Pokémon.

Liepard's two abilities are Limber, which prevents the Pokémon from becoming Paralyzed, and Unburden, which doubles the Pokemon's Speed whenever a held item is used in battle. A third Ability is available to Liepard that come from the Dream World, the Prankster Ability. This Ability affects Status Attacks, increasing their Speed Priority by 1.

Purrloin can evolve into Liepard at Level 20.

Liepard is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Liepard One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Liepard is a slender cat Pokémon with purple fur and distinct yellow triangular markings.

Like Purrloin, the fur around its eyes makes up a mask shape.

Gender Differences

Liepard doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Liepard appears on Routes 5, 9, 16, and the main part of the Dreamyard in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. In Black 2 and White 2, Liepard appears at Routes 3, 5, 9, 16 and the Dreamyard.

Spin-off Games

Liepard appears at the Challengers' Ground Forest 1-4 and World Axle B1 Forest in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Liepard is listed as a Rare Card in the Black&White and Emerging Powers sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Wild Liepard appear during the episode The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!


Liepard appears in the Black Version of Pokémon Movie 14.


Liepard's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Liepard is a part of the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With an incredible ability in Prankster, Liepard can take full advantage of its expansive support movepool, which includes moves like Encore, Thunder Wave, Sunny Day, and Rain Dance. It can deter set up sweepers from boosting up with Encore or shut them down with Thunder Wave if need be. With access to great Dark STABs in Knock Off, Sucker Punch, and Pursuit, Liepard can prove to be highly useful in wearing down, crippling, or revenge killing the opposing foe. Other than its standard offensive utility and pivot set, it can run a weather support set, which proves to be great as it can provide weather support quickly and pivot out with U-turn to allow for a threat to take advantage of the weather condition. Liepard can even be a unique Nasty Plot sweeper with Dark Pulse and Copycat to allow for it to outspeed priority attacks like Samurott's Aqua Jet with ease. With a Choice Band, Liepard can spam powerful Knock Offs while having U-turn for pivoting, some powerful coverage moves like Seed Bomb, Play Rough, and Gunk Shot to surprise opposing foes, and Pursuit to check mate Ghost and Psychic-types that try to switch out. Liepard is very frail, though, and can be difficult to switch in even against certain Psychic-types which may carry Signal Beam. It also lacks sufficient power to break through bulky foes, and it is very prediction reliant as a result of all these flaws.

Liepard is also usable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. It can fit on offensive teams due to its access to priority Thunder Wave and Encore, which provides valuable support against potential set up sweepers. It has U-turn and a good Speed tier, making it a nice utility Pokémon that can pivot out or revenge kill certain weakened foes. However, it is frail and can be taken out by many powerful attacks, limiting its viability quite a bit.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
{{GameLocations|Black2/White2|10%|Route 9 (Regular and Double Grass)
Dreamyard: Basement (Double Grass) {{GameLocations|Black2/White2|25%|Dreamyard: Main (Regular and Double Grass)
Black/White 10% Route 9 (Regular & Double Grass)
Black/White 20% Route 5 (Regular & Double Grass)
Route 16 (Regular & Double Grass)
Dreamyard: Main (Double Grass)
Black2/White2 20% Route 2
Route 5 (Regular and Double Grass)
Route 16 (Regular and Double Grass)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black These Pokémon vanish and appear unexpectedly. Many Trainers are drawn to their beautiful form and fur.
White Stealthily, it sneaks up on its target, striking from behind before its victim has a chance to react.
Black 2 Their beautiful form comes from the muscles they have developed. They run silently in the night.
White 2 Their beautiful form comes from the muscles they have developed. They run silently in the night.
VI X Their beautiful form comes from the muscles they have developed. They run silently in the night.
Y Stealthily, it sneaks up on its target, striking from behind before its victim has a chance to react.
Omega Ruby Their beautiful form comes from the muscles they have developed. They run silently in the night.
Alpha Sapphire Stealthily, it sneaks up on its target, striking from behind before its victim has a chance to react.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 238 332 .
162 181 275 302
94 105 199 218
Sp. Atk
162 181 275 302
Sp. Def
94 105 199 218
195 217 311 342


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Assist Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Sand-Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
12 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
15 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
19 Torment Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
22 Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
26 Hone Claws Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
31 Assurance Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
34 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
38 Taunt Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
43 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
47 Snatch Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
50 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
55 Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Pay Day Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Charm Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Yawn Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png

Purrloin Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
33 Captivate Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 20

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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