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)
077 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
153 (Legends: Arceus)

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.
Brilliant Diamond It is a brazen brute that barges its way into another Pokémon’s nest and claims it as its own.
Shining Pearl To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its split tail.
Legends: Arceus Though impudent and difficult to tame, Purugly enjoys great popularity due to its fur, the beauty of which surpasses even velveteen.

Moves learned by Purugly

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
1SwaggerNormalStatus 85
5ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
8GrowlNormalStatus 100
13HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
17Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
20Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
25CharmFairyStatus 100
29TauntDarkStatus 100
32RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwaggerNormalStatus 85

Egg moves

Purugly learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. 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
Tail WhipNormalStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

Purugly learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
10Nasty PlotDarkStatus
16SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
23Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
31Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
40Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Purugly can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

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 Purugly  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Purugly Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Purugly Shiny sprite from Black & White Purugly Shiny sprite from X & Y Purugly Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

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
Brilliant Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Shining Pearl Route 222, 229, Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern
Legends: Arceus Crossing Slope, Glacier Terrace, Veilstone Cape

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