Prinplup

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

Pokédex data

National № 394
Type Water
Species Penguin Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 23.0 kg (50.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 008 (Diamond/Pearl)
008 (Platinum)
008 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
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 64
238 332
Attack 66
123 254
Defense 68
126 258
Sp. Atk 81
150 287
Sp. Def 76
141 276
Speed 50
94 218
Total 405 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 Prinplup.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Prinplup changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Pearl Its wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.
Platinum Because every PRINPLUP considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
X
Omega Ruby
It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
Brilliant Diamond It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Shining Pearl Its wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.

Moves learned by Prinplup

Moves learnt by level up

Prinplup learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
11CharmFairyStatus 100
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
19Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24SwaggerNormalStatus 85
28Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
33BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
37WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
42MistIceStatus
46Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
50Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Prinplup learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95

Egg moves

Prinplup learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Prinplup egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
YawnNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Prinplup is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Prinplup cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
11Water SportWaterStatus
15PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
19Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24BideNormalPhysical
28Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
33BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
37WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
42MistIceStatus
46Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
50Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Prinplup learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95

Egg moves

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

Prinplup 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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Prinplup. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
PoundNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Prinplup 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
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Prinplup sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Prinplup  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Prinplup  sprite from Black & White Prinplup  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Prinplup Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Prinplup Shiny sprite from Black & White Prinplup Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Prinplup

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Piplup
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
Evolve Piplup
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 16
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Piplup

Answers to Prinplup questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Prinplup
Japanese ポッタイシ (Pottaishi)
German Pliprin
French Prinplouf

Name origin

prince
heir to a throne of an emperor or king
plup
dripping water sound