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 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)
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 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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)

Popplio changes

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!
Sword It creates special bouncy balloons to send at its opponents. When the balloons pop, the sheer force of their bursting is what deals damage.
Shield If Popplio want to create big, powerful balloons, they must be persistent. It takes daily practice for these Pokémon to develop their skills.

Moves learned by Popplio

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
3Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
6Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
9Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
12Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
15Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
18SingNormalStatus 55
21Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24EncoreNormalStatus 100
27Misty TerrainFairyStatus
30Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
33MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
36Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Life DewWaterStatus
Perish SongNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100
Triple AxelIcePhysical 20 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
03Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
04SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
05Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
06BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
16WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
17AmnesiaPsychicStatus
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
30EncoreNormalStatus 100
31Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
35UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
42Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
84ScaldWaterSpecial 80 100
85Work UpNormalStatus
90Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90

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.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
11Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
14Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
16Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
18EncoreNormalStatus 100
22Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
25SingNormalStatus 55
29Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
32Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
36MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
39CaptivateNormalStatus 100
43Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
46Misty TerrainFairyStatus

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.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Aromatic MistFairyStatus
CharmFairyStatus 100
Perish SongNormalStatus
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus

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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Popplio sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Popplio  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Popplio  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Popplio Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Popplio

Sun
Moon
Iki Town
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

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

Name origin

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