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 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 84.5 kg (186.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 009 (Diamond/Pearl)
009 (Platinum)
009 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 239
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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.
Brilliant Diamond The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns.
Shining Pearl It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice.

Moves learned by Empoleon

Moves learnt by level up

Empoleon learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
1CharmFairyStatus 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
11Swords DanceNormalStatus
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
19Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24SwaggerNormalStatus 85
28Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
33BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
39WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
46MistIceStatus
52Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
59Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Empoleon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100

Egg moves

Empoleon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Empoleon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Empoleon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hydro CannonWaterSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt by TM

Empoleon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Empoleon cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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 JetWaterPhysical 40 100
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
11Swords DanceNormalStatus
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
19Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24SwaggerNormalStatus 85
28Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
33BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
39WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
46MistIceStatus
52Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
59Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 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 JetWaterPhysical 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.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
BideNormalPhysical
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Mud SportGroundStatus
Power TripDarkPhysical 20 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Hydro CannonWaterSpecial 150 90
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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
BideNormalPhysical Level up
PoundNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
Water SportWaterStatus Level up
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Empoleon sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Piplup/Prinplup

Other languages

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

Name origin

emperor
ruler; a species of penguin
Napoleon
French naval leader