Empoleon

Empoleon is a Water/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Emperor Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 395
Type Water Steel
Species Emperor Pokémon
Height 5′07″ (1.7 m)
Weight 186.3 lbs (84.5 kg)
Abilities Torrent
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 009 (Diamond/Pearl)
009 (Platinum)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 239
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 84
278 372
Attack 86
159 298
Defense 88
162 302
Sp. Atk 111
204 353
Sp. Def 101
186 331
Speed 60
112 240
Total 530 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Empoleon.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Empoleon changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Pearl It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Platinum If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It avoids unnecessary disputes, but it will decimate anything that threatens its pride.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
If anyone were to hurt its pride, it would slash them with wings that can cleave through an ice floe.
X
Omega Ruby
It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.

Moves learned by Empoleon

Moves learnt by level up

Empoleon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aqua JetWater 40 100
1BubbleWater 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1TackleNormal 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8BubbleWater 40 100
11Swords DanceNormal
15PeckFlying 35 100
19Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24SwaggerNormal 85
28Fury AttackNormal 15 85
33BrineWater 65 100
39WhirlpoolWater 35 85
46MistIce
52Drill PeckFlying 80 100
59Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Empoleon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100

Egg moves

Empoleon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Empoleon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Aqua RingWater
BideNormal
Double HitNormal 35 90
Feather DanceFlying 100
FlailNormal 100
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
Icy WindIce 55 95
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Mud SportGround
Power TripDark 20 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SupersonicNormal 55
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

Empoleon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
DefogFlying
Hydro CannonWater 150 90
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
Laser FocusNormal
LiquidationWater 85 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Throat ChopDark 80 100
Water PledgeWater 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Empoleon. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Level up
PoundNormal 40 100 Level up
Water SportWater Level up
Metal ClawSteel 50 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Empoleon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Empoleon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Empoleon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aqua JetWater 40 100
1BubbleWater 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1TackleNormal 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8BubbleWater 40 100
11Swords DanceNormal
15PeckFlying 35 100
19Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24SwaggerNormal 85
28Fury AttackNormal 15 85
33BrineWater 65 100
39WhirlpoolWater 35 85
46MistIce
52Drill PeckFlying 80 100
59Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Empoleon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100

Egg moves

Empoleon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Empoleon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Aqua RingWater
BideNormal
Double HitNormal 35 90
Feather DanceFlying 100
FlailNormal 100
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
Icy WindIce 55 95
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Mud SportGround
SnoreNormal 50 100
SupersonicNormal 55
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

Empoleon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hydro CannonWater 150 90
Water PledgeWater 80 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Empoleon. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Level up
PoundNormal 40 100 Level up
Water SportWater Level up
Metal ClawSteel 50 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Empoleon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Empoleon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Empoleon sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Empoleon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Empoleon  sprite from Black & White Empoleon  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Empoleon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Empoleon Shiny sprite from Black & White Empoleon Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Empoleon

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Piplup/Prinplup
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Piplup/Prinplup
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Piplup/Prinplup

Other languages

English Empoleon
Japanese エンペルト (Emperte)
German Impoleon
French Pingoléon

Name origin

emperor
ruler; a species of penguin
Napoleon
French naval leader