Pelipper

Pelipper is a Water/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Water Bird Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 279
Type Water Flying
Species Water Bird Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 28.0 kg (61.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Keen Eye
2. Drizzle
Rain Dish (hidden ability)
Local № 028 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
120 (Diamond/Pearl)
120 (Platinum)
213 (Black 2/White 2)
018 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
028 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
041 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
048 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
063 (Sword/Shield)
049 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 154
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 65
121 251
Total 440 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 Pelipper.

Evolution chart

(Level 25)

Pelipper changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby PELIPPER is a flying transporter that carries small POKéMON and eggs inside its massive bill. This POKéMON builds its nest on steep cliffs facing the sea.
Sapphire PELIPPER searches for food while in flight by skimming the wave tops. This POKéMON dips its large bill in the sea to scoop up food, then swallows everything in one big gulp.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It is a flying transporter that carries small POKéMON in its beak. It bobs on the waves to rest its wings.
Emerald It skims the tops of waves as it flies. When it spots prey, it uses its large beak to scoop up the victim with water. It protects its eggs in its beak.
Diamond It dips its large bill in the sea, then scoops up numerous prey along with water.
Pearl It acts as a delivery service by carrying small Pokémon in its bill. It bobs on the waves to rest.
Platinum It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It protects its young in its beak. It bobs on waves, resting on them on days when the waters are calm.
Black
White
It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
Black 2
White 2
Skimming the water’s surface, it dips its large bill in the sea, scoops up food and water, and carries it.
X It dips its large bill in the sea, then scoops up numerous prey along with water.
Y It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
Omega Ruby Pelipper is a flying transporter that carries small Pokémon and eggs inside its massive bill. This Pokémon builds its nest on steep cliffs facing the sea.
Alpha Sapphire Pelipper searches for food while in flight by skimming the wave tops. This Pokémon dips its large bill in the sea to scoop up food, then swallows everything in one big gulp.
Sun Its spacious beak is large enough for a small child to fit right inside.
Moon Gathering food is the work of young males. They store food in their capacious beaks and carry it back to others waiting in the nest.
Ultra Sun It places small Pokémon into its spacious beak and carries them around. No one knows where it’s taking them.
Ultra Moon It scoops up Wishiwashi in its huge beak and swallows them whole. It can devour more than 30 at one go!
Sword It is a messenger of the skies, carrying small Pokémon and eggs to safety in its bill.
Shield Skimming the water’s surface, it dips its large bill in the sea, scoops up food and water, and carries it.

Moves learned by Pelipper

Moves learnt by level up

Pelipper learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AgilityPsychicStatus
1Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1SoakWaterStatus 100
1SupersonicNormalStatus 55
1TailwindFlyingStatus
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
15Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
20Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
28Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
28StockpileNormalStatus
28SwallowNormalStatus
34FlingDarkPhysical 100
41MistIceStatus
48RoostFlyingStatus
55HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
62Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Pelipper learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pelipper egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
Aqua RingWaterStatus
GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
SoakWaterStatus 100
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

Pelipper can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Pelipper is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Pelipper is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
1Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
1ProtectNormalStatus
1SoakWaterStatus 100
1TailwindFlyingStatus
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1Water SportWaterStatus
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
5SupersonicNormalStatus 55
8Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
12MistIceStatus
15Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
19PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
22BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
28FlingDarkPhysical 100
33Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
33StockpileNormalStatus
33SwallowNormalStatus
39RoostFlyingStatus
44TailwindFlyingStatus
50Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
55HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ProtectNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
MistIceStatus
RoostFlyingStatus
SoakWaterStatus 100
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
Water SportWaterStatus
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical 120 80
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60 Level up
AgilityPsychicStatus Level up
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Level up
Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95 Level up
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100 Level up
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Pelipper 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
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Pelipper sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Pelipper  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pelipper  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pelipper  sprite from Black & White Pelipper  sprite from X & Y Pelipper  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Pelipper  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Pelipper Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pelipper Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pelipper Shiny sprite from Black & White Pelipper Shiny sprite from X & Y Pelipper Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Pelipper

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Slateport City, Lilycove City
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Slateport City, Lilycove City
Diamond
Pearl
Route 205, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 229, 230, Canalave City, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pastoria City, Pokémon League, Sunyshore City, Valley Windworks
Platinum Route 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 230, Iron Island, Pokémon League, Sunyshore City
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Wingull
Black
White
Route 13, Undella Bay, Undella Town
Black 2
White 2
Route 13, 22, Giant Chasm
X
Y
Evolve Wingull
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Slateport City, Lilycove City, Battle Resort, Sea Mauville
Sun
Moon
Route 14, 15, 16, Secluded Shore, Tapu Village, Poni Wilds, Ancient Poni Path, Poni Plains, Poni Gauntlet, Exeggutor Island
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 14, 15, 16, Tapu Village, Poni Wilds, Ancient Poni Path, Poni Breaker Coast, Poni Plains, Poni Gauntlet, Exeggutor Island
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 9, Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Challenge Beach, Fields of Honor, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Loop Lagoon, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pelipper
Japanese ペリッパー (Pelipper)
German Pelipper
French Bekipan

Name origin

pelican
a large seabird
flipper
referring to its wings