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 70 (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)

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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
4Sand AttackGround 100
5Fake OutNormal 40 100
12Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
16TormentDark 100
21AssuranceDark 60 100
24Hone ClawsDark
28Sucker PunchDark 70 100
32Nasty PlotDark
36Night SlashDark 70 100
40Play RoughFairy 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.
CopycatNormal
CovetNormal 60 100
Double TeamNormal
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
SlashNormal 70 100
YawnNormal

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
02Pay DayNormal 40 100
14Thunder WaveElectric 90
16ScreechNormal 85
21RestPsychic
23ThiefDark 60 100
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
29CharmFairy 100
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
34Sunny DayFire
39FacadeNormal 70 100
40SwiftNormal 60
47Fake TearsDark 100
56U-turnBug 70 100
57PaybackDark 50 100
58AssuranceDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
76RoundNormal 60 100
85SnarlDark 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.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
3GrowlNormal 100
6AssistNormal
10Sand AttackGround 100
12Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
15PursuitDark 40 100
19TormentDark 100
21Fake OutNormal 40 100
24Hone ClawsDark
28AssuranceDark 60 100
30SlashNormal 70 100
33CaptivateNormal 100
37Night SlashDark 70 100
39SnatchDark
42Nasty PlotDark
46Sucker PunchDark 70 100
49Play RoughFairy 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.
CharmFairy 100
CopycatNormal
CovetNormal 60 100
EncoreNormal 100
Fake TearsDark 100
Feint AttackDark 60
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Pay DayNormal 40 100
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
Role PlayPsychic
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TrickPsychic 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 PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 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
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
Location data not yet available
Sword
Shield
Route 2, East Lake Axewell, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins

Other languages

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

Name origin

purr
sound a cat makes when content
purloin
to steal