Piplup

Piplup is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Penguin Pokémon.

Piplup artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 393
Type Water
Species Penguin Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
Abilities Torrent
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 007 (Diamond/Pearl)
007 (Platinum)
Japanese Potchama

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 66
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 53
216 310
Attack 51
96 221
Defense 53
99 225
Sp. Atk 61
114 243
Sp. Def 56
105 232
Speed 40
76 196
Total 314 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 Piplup.

Pokédex entries

Diamond Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.
Pearl It lives along shores in northern countries. A skilled swimmer, it dives for over 10 minutes to hunt.
Platinum A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It doesn’t like to be taken care of. It’s difficult to bond with since it won’t listen to its Trainer.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
X
Omega Ruby
It doesn’t like to be taken care of. It’s difficult to bond with since it won’t listen to its Trainer.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Name origin

pip
to hatch from an egg
plup
dripping water sound

Moves learned by Piplup

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormal 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8BubbleWater 40 100
11Water SportWater
15PeckFlying 35 100
18Bubble BeamWater 65 100
22BideNormal
25Fury AttackNormal 15 85
29BrineWater 65 100
32WhirlpoolWater 35 85
36MistIce
39Drill PeckFlying 80 100
43Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
DefogFlying
Icy WindIce 55 95
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Water PledgeWater 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 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
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Piplup 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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormal 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8BubbleWater 40 100
11Water SportWater
15PeckFlying 35 100
18Bubble BeamWater 65 100
22BideNormal
25Fury AttackNormal 15 85
29BrineWater 65 100
32WhirlpoolWater 35 85
36MistIce
39Drill PeckFlying 80 100
43Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Water PledgeWater 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 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
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Piplup 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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Piplup sprites

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

Where to find Piplup

Diamond
Pearl
Lake Verity
Platinum Route 201
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
Route 101
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Prinplup/Empoleon