Purugly

Purugly is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Tiger Cat Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 432
Type Normal
Species Tiger Cat Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 43.8 kg (96.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Thick Fat
2. Own Tempo
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 077 (Diamond/Pearl)
077 (Platinum)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 158
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 71
252 346
Attack 82
152 289
Defense 64
119 249
Sp. Atk 64
119 249
Sp. Def 59
110 238
Speed 112
206 355
Total 452 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 38)

Purugly changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It is a brazen brute that barges its way into another Pokémon’s nest and claims it as its own.
Pearl To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
Platinum It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It would claim another Pokémon’s nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
X
Omega Ruby
It would claim another Pokémon’s nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.

Moves learned by Purugly

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1SwaggerNormalStatus 85
5ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
8GrowlNormalStatus 100
13HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
17Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
20Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
25CharmFairyStatus 100
29AssistNormalStatus
32CaptivateNormalStatus 100
37SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
45Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
52AttractNormalStatus 100
60Hone ClawsDarkStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwaggerNormalStatus 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
SnatchDarkStatus
Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
Wake-Up SlapFightingPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

Purugly 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
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
Super FangNormalPhysical 90
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 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 Purugly. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90 Level up
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Purugly 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
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1SwaggerNormalStatus 85
5ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
8GrowlNormalStatus 100
13HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
17Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
20Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
25CharmFairyStatus 100
29AssistNormalStatus
32CaptivateNormalStatus 100
37SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
45Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
52AttractNormalStatus 100
60Hone ClawsDarkStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwaggerNormalStatus 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
SnatchDarkStatus
Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
Wake-Up SlapFightingPhysical 70 100

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90 Level up
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Purugly can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Purugly sprites

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

Where to find Purugly

Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl Route 222, 229
Platinum
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
Mirage Spots
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
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Purugly
Japanese ブニャット (Bunyatto)
German Shnurgarst
French Chaffreux

Name origin

purr
sound a cat makes when content
ugly
unpleasant looking