Piplup - Generation 5 learnset

This page lists all the moves that Piplup can learn in Generation 5, which consists of these games:

  • Pokémon Black
  • Pokémon White
  • Pokémon Black 2
  • Pokémon White 2

At the bottom we also list further details for egg moves: which compatible Pokémon can pass down the moves, and how those Pokémon learn said move.

Note: many moves have changed stats over the years. The power, accuracy and other information listed below is as it was in the respective games. Check a move's detail page for stats in the most recent games and when they changed.

Moves learnt by level up

Piplup learns the following moves in Pokémon Black & White at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8BubbleWaterSpecial 20 100
11Water SportWaterStatus
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
18BubbleBeamWaterSpecial 65 100
22BideNormalPhysical
25Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
29BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
32WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
36MistIceStatus
39Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
43Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 120 80

Egg moves

Piplup learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Black & White. Details and compatible parents can be found below.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
BideNormalPhysical
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
FeatherDanceFlyingStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 120 80
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Mud SportGroundStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 40 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by HM

Piplup is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Black & White:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01CutNormalPhysical 50 95
03SurfWaterSpecial 95 100
05WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
06DiveWaterPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Piplup is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Black & White:

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 Black & White.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — TM
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
DefogFlyingStatus Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor

Moves learnt by level up

Piplup learns the following moves in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8BubbleWaterSpecial 20 100
11Water SportWaterStatus
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
18BubbleBeamWaterSpecial 65 100
22BideNormalPhysical
25Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
29BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
32WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
36MistIceStatus
39Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
43Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 120 80

Egg moves

Piplup learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2. Details and compatible parents can be found below.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
BideNormalPhysical
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
FeatherDanceFlyingStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 120 80
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Mud SportGroundStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 40 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Piplup can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 40 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by HM

Piplup is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01CutNormalPhysical 50 95
03SurfWaterSpecial 95 100
05WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
06DiveWaterPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Piplup is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2:

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 Black 2 & White 2.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — TM
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
DefogFlyingStatus Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor

Piplup egg move parents

Piplup's egg groups: Field, Water 1

The egg moves for Piplup are listed below, alongside compatible parent Pokémon it can breed with.

You will need to breed a female Piplup with a compatible male Pokémon, with the male (for Gen 2-5) knowing the egg move in question. Alternatively, if you already have a Piplup with the egg move it can breed with Ditto.

Agility

Aqua Ring

Bide

Double Hit

Feather Dance

Flail

Hydro Pump

Icy Wind

Mud-Slap

Mud Sport

Snore

Learnt by Compatible parents
Level up
Breeding
Move tutor

Squirtle

Wartortle

Blastoise

Rattata

Raticate

Ekans

Arbok

Pikachu

Raichu

Sandshrew

Sandslash

Nidoran♂

Nidorino

Nidoking

Vulpix

Ninetales

Diglett

Dugtrio

Meowth

Persian

Psyduck

Golduck

Growlithe

Arcanine

Poliwag

Poliwhirl

Poliwrath

Ponyta

Rapidash

Slowpoke

Slowbro

Farfetch'd

Seel

Dewgong

Rhyhorn

Rhydon

Horsea

Seadra

Tauros

Lapras

Eevee

Vaporeon

Jolteon

Flareon

Omanyte

Omastar

Kabuto

Kabutops

Dratini

Dragonair

Dragonite

Cyndaquil

Quilava

Typhlosion

Totodile

Croconaw

Feraligatr

Sentret

Furret

Mareep

Flaaffy

Ampharos

Marill

Azumarill

Politoed

Aipom

Wooper

Quagsire

Espeon

Umbreon

Slowking

Girafarig

Dunsparce

Snubbull

Granbull

Sneasel

Teddiursa

Ursaring

Swinub

Piloswine

Corsola

Remoraid

Octillery

Mantine

Houndour

Houndoom

Kingdra

Phanpy

Donphan

Stantler

Torchic

Combusken

Blaziken

Mudkip

Marshtomp

Swampert

Poochyena

Mightyena

Zigzagoon

Linoone

Lotad

Lombre

Ludicolo

Seedot

Nuzleaf

Shiftry

Wingull

Pelipper

Surskit

Masquerain

Slakoth

Slaking

Whismur

Loudred

Exploud

Skitty

Delcatty

Mawile

Electrike

Manectric

Wailmer

Wailord

Numel

Camerupt

Torkoal

Spoink

Grumpig

Spinda

Zangoose

Seviper

Corphish

Crawdaunt

Feebas

Milotic

Kecleon

Absol

Spheal

Sealeo

Walrein

Clamperl

Huntail

Gorebyss

Relicanth

Chimchar

Monferno

Infernape

Piplup

Prinplup

Empoleon

Bidoof

Bibarel

Shinx

Luxio

Luxray

Pachirisu

Buizel

Floatzel

Shellos

Gastrodon

Ambipom

Buneary

Lopunny

Glameow

Purugly

Stunky

Skuntank

Lucario

Hippopotas

Hippowdon

Weavile

Rhyperior

Leafeon

Glaceon

Mamoswine

Snivy

Servine

Serperior

Tepig

Pignite

Emboar

Oshawott

Dewott

Samurott

Patrat

Watchog

Lillipup

Herdier

Stoutland

Purrloin

Liepard

Pansage

Simisage

Pansear

Simisear

Panpour

Simipour

Munna

Musharna

Blitzle

Zebstrika

Woobat

Swoobat

Drilbur

Excadrill

Tympole

Palpitoad

Seismitoad

Sandile

Krokorok

Krookodile

Darumaka

Darmanitan (Standard Mode)

Scraggy

Scrafty

Tirtouga

Carracosta

Zorua

Zoroark

Minccino

Cinccino

Ducklett

Swanna

Deerling

Sawsbuck

Emolga

Alomomola

Cubchoo

Beartic

Stunfisk

Mienfoo

Mienshao

Bouffalant

Heatmor
Pre-evolution
Move tutor
Generation 3
Move tutor
Sketch

Supersonic

Yawn