Skiploom

Skiploom is a Grass/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Cottonweed Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 188
Type Grass Flying
Species Cottonweed Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Chlorophyll
2. Leaf Guard
Infiltrator (hidden ability)
Local № 068 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
068 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
136 (X/Y — Central Kalos)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 119
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 80
148 284
Total 340 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 Skiploom.

Evolution chart

(Level 18) (Level 27)

Skiploom changes

Pokédex entries

Gold The bloom on top of its head opens and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Silver It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Crystal As soon as it rains, it closes its flower and hides in the shade of a tree to avoid getting wet.
Ruby
Sapphire
SKIPLOOM’s flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees F. How much the flower opens depends on the temperature. For that reason, this POKéMON is sometimes used as a thermometer.
FireRed It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
LeafGreen The bloom on top of its head opens and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Emerald It blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees F. Because its flower’s blooming changes with the temperature, it is sometimes used as a thermometer.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
HeartGold The bloom on top of its head opens and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
SoulSilver It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
X The bloom on top of its head opens and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Y It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Skiploom’s flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees Fahrenheit. How much the flower opens depends on the temperature. For that reason, this Pokémon is sometimes used as a thermometer.

Moves learned by Skiploom

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1SplashNormalStatus
1SynthesisGrassStatus
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
4SynthesisGrassStatus
6Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
8TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
10Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
12Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
14Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
16Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
20Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
24Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
28Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
32AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical 55 100
36Rage PowderBugStatus
40Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
44U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
48Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
52Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
56BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
60MementoDarkStatus 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
AromatherapyGrassStatus
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
Cotton GuardGrassStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Helping HandNormalStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Strength SapGrassStatus 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Skiploom 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
GrowlNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Pay DayNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SplashNormalStatus
1SynthesisGrassStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
4SynthesisGrassStatus
6Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
8TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
10Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
12Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
14Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
16Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
20Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
24Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
28Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
32AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical 55 100
36Rage PowderBugStatus
40Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
44U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
48Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
52Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
56BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
60MementoDarkStatus 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
AromatherapyGrassStatus
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
Cotton GuardGrassStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Helping HandNormalStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Skiploom 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
GrowlNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Pay DayNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Skiploom sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Skiploom  sprite from Silver Skiploom  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Skiploom  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Skiploom  sprite from Black & White Skiploom  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Skiploom Shiny sprite from Silver Skiploom Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Skiploom Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Skiploom Shiny sprite from Black & White Skiploom Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Skiploom

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 14
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Hoppip
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Route 205
Pearl Fuego Ironworks
Platinum Evolve Hoppip
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 14
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Hoppip
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Hoppip
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
Not available in this game

Answers to Skiploom questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Skiploom
Japanese ポポッコ (Popocco)
German Hubelupf
French Floravol

Name origin

skip
walking with steps and hops
bloom
blossoming