Piplup

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

Pokédex data

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

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
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 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Piplup changes

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.

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.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
11Water SportWaterStatus
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
18Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
22BideNormalPhysical
25Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
29BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
32WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
36MistIceStatus
39Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
43Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 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.
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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 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.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
11Water SportWaterStatus
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
18Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
22BideNormalPhysical
25Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
29BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
32WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
36MistIceStatus
39Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
43Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 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.
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
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Piplup sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Piplup
Japanese ポッチャマ (Pochama)
German Plinfa
French Tiplouf

Name origin

pip
to hatch from an egg
plup
dripping water sound