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 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 50.7 lbs (23.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 008 (Diamond/Pearl)
008 (Platinum)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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.

Moves learned by Prinplup

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.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1TackleNormal 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8BubbleWater 40 100
11Water SportWater
15PeckFlying 35 100
19Bubble BeamWater 65 100
24BideNormal
28Fury AttackNormal 15 85
33BrineWater 65 100
37WhirlpoolWater 35 85
42MistIce
46Drill PeckFlying 80 100
50Hydro PumpWater 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 ClawSteel 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.
AgilityPsychic
Aqua RingWater
BideNormal
Double HitNormal 35 90
Feather DanceFlying 100
FlailNormal 100
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
Icy WindIce 55 95
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Mud SportGround
Power TripDark 20 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SupersonicNormal 55
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
DefogFlying
Icy WindIce 55 95
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Water PledgeWater 80 100
Water PulseWater 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
PoundNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Prinplup 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
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Prinplup does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Prinplup does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Prinplup sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
Location data not yet available

Answers to Prinplup questions

Other languages

English 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