Popplio

Popplio is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Sea Lion Pokémon.

Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.

Popplio starts with the move Water Gun.

Pokédex data

National № 728
Type Water
Species Sea Lion Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Liquid Voice (hidden ability)
Local № 007 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
007 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 54
101 227
Defense 54
101 227
Sp. Atk 66
123 254
Sp. Def 56
105 232
Speed 40
76 196
Total 320 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 Popplio.

Evolution chart

(Level 17) (Level 34)

Pokédex entries

Sun This Pokémon snorts body fluids from its nose, blowing balloons to smash into its foes. It’s famous for being a hard worker.
Moon This Pokémon can control water bubbles. It practices diligently so it can learn to make big bubbles.
Ultra Sun The balloons it inflates with its nose grow larger and larger as it practices day by day.
Ultra Moon Popplio gets on top of its bouncy water balloons to jump higher. It’s quite the acrobatic fighter!

Moves learned by Popplio

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8Disarming VoiceFairy 40
11Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
14Aqua JetWater 40 100
16Icy WindIce 55 95
18EncoreNormal 100
22Bubble BeamWater 65 100
25SingNormal 55
29Double SlapNormal 15 85
32Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
36MoonblastFairy 95 100
39CaptivateNormal 100
43Hydro PumpWater 110 80
46Misty TerrainFairy

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Aqua RingWater
Aromatic MistFairy
CharmFairy 100
Perish SongNormal
Wonder RoomPsychic

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
CovetNormal 60 100
Helping HandNormal
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnoreNormal 50 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PledgeWater 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100
Wonder RoomPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

Popplio 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
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8Disarming VoiceFairy 40
11Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
15Aqua JetWater 40 100
18EncoreNormal 100
22Bubble BeamWater 65 100
25SingNormal 55
29Double SlapNormal 15 85
32Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
36MoonblastFairy 95 100
39CaptivateNormal 100
43Hydro PumpWater 110 80
46Misty TerrainFairy

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Aqua RingWater
Aromatic MistFairy
CharmFairy 100
Perish SongNormal
Wonder RoomPsychic

Move Tutor moves

Popplio 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

Popplio 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
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Popplio sprites

Type Generation 7
Normal Popplio  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Popplio Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Popplio

Sun
Moon
Iki Town
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1

Other languages

English Popplio
Japanese アシマリ (Ashimari)
German Robball
French Otaquin

Name origin

pop
burst (a bubble or balloon)
sea lion
aquatic mammal