Purrloin

Purrloin is a Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Devious Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 509
Type Dark
Species Devious Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 10.1 kg (22.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Limber
2. Unburden
Prankster (hidden ability)
Local № 015 (Black/White)
012 (Black 2/White 2)
042 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
044 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 41
192 286
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 37
71 190
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 37
71 190
Speed 66
123 254
Total 281 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 Purrloin.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)

Purrloin changes

Pokédex entries

Black They steal from people for fun, but their victims can’t help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
White Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Black 2
White 2
Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.
X
Omega Ruby
Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
They steal from people for fun, but their victims can’t help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
Sword It steals things from people just to amuse itself with their frustration. A rivalry exists between this Pokémon and Nickit.
Shield Opponents that get drawn in by its adorable behavior come away with stinging scratches from its claws and stinging pride from its laughter.

Moves learned by Purrloin

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
5Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
12Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
16TormentDarkStatus 100
21AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
24Hone ClawsDarkStatus
28Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
32Nasty PlotDarkStatus
36Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
40Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CopycatNormalStatus
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Double TeamNormalStatus
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
02Pay DayNormalPhysical 40 100
14Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
29CharmFairyStatus 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
34Sunny DayFireStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
47Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
56U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
57PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
58AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
85SnarlDarkSpecial 55 95

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
3GrowlNormalStatus 100
6AssistNormalStatus
10Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
12Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
15PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
19TormentDarkStatus 100
21Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
24Hone ClawsDarkStatus
28AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
30SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
33CaptivateNormalStatus 100
37Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
39SnatchDarkStatus
42Nasty PlotDarkStatus
46Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
49Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CharmFairyStatus 100
CopycatNormalStatus
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Pay DayNormalPhysical 40 100
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical 120 80
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
TrickPsychicStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Purrloin 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
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Purrloin sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Purrloin  sprite from Black & White Purrloin  sprite from X & Y Purrloin  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Purrloin Shiny sprite from Black & White Purrloin Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Purrloin

Black
White
Route 2, 3, Dreamyard
Black 2
White 2
Route 3, 19, 20
X Trade/migrate from another game
Y Breed Liepard
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 2, East Lake Axewell, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Purrloin
Japanese チョロネコ (Choroneko)
German Felilou
French Chacripan

Name origin

purr
sound a cat makes when content
purloin
to steal