Purugly (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Purugly (disambiguation).
Purugly
Tiger Cat Pokémon
ブニャット
Bunyatto
#432
Purugly



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Purugly
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
96.6 lbs. 43.8 kg
Purugly
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#432
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#077
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-040
Almia
R-163/N-148
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
183
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Purugly
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F432.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Purugly (Japanese: ブニャット Bunyatto) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Glameow starting at level 38.

Biology

Purugly is a rotund gray and white feline Pokémon with a crescent-shaped head. Its ears are pointed and tipped purple. It has whiskers with a zigzag-like pattern at the end of them. The frilly portion of its spiraling tail is forked, but it usually keeps it clasped around its waist. Despite appearing very sluggish, Purugly will not be reluctant to attack if angered and can be quite fast.

Purugly attempts to make itself look larger and more intimidating by cinching its waist with its forked tail. It barges into the nests of other Pokémon and frighten them off so Purugly can claim the nest as its own. It can be found in both urban areas and heavily wooded forests.

In the anime

Purugly in the anime

Major appearances

Mars's Purugly

Mars's Purugly appeared in Double Team Turnover!, along with its Trainer. It appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins!.

Other

Mamie's Glameow evolved into a Purugly in For The Love Of Meowth!, after it was hurt by James's Carnivine. Meowth had been attract to Purugly as a Glameow but once evolved, Meowth had lost all interest.

Minor appearances

Purugly first appeared in a cameo in The Rise of Darkrai on a rooftop.

A Purugly belonging to a Coordinator appeared in Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!. It was used along with a Roserade for the Double Performance required during the Daybreak Contest.

A Purugly made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Purugly also made a small cameo at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP178 Purugly Dawn's Pokédex Purugly, the Tiger Cat Pokémon, and the evolved form of Glameow. By rounding its tail around itself, it can appear to be bigger, and when locking eyes with another, it can stare forever.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Mars's Purugly

Purugly appears in Belligerent Bronzor under the ownership of Mars. While bulky, Purugly is a powerful battler that aided her escape from the Valley Windworks. Mars later calls upon Purugly to battle Diamond, defeating the Drifblim Fantina entrusted to him.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Mars's Purugly

Purugly also appears as one of Mars's Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, and was sent out to fight Hareta and Jun. Purugly had the upper hand when it cut the power to the Valley Windworks, but Hareta's Shinx solved the problem by restoring power with its Spark. It later battled, and was quickly defeated by, Deoxys.

In the TCG

Main article: Purugly (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: Purugly appears as one of the chief commanders of Munna's gang that was enlisted by Kyurem to help eliminate any humans that came to the Pokémon world to stop the Bittercold. At the Glacier Palace, she gets together a group of Excadrill as part of helping to ward off the player, partner, and their teammates.

201 Spoilers end here. 201

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
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 It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
White
Black 2 It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
White 2
Generation VI
X It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
Y To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
Omega Ruby It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
Alpha Sapphire To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Routes 222 and 229
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Evolve Glameow
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forests (west of Route 114, north of Lilycove City, north of Route 124), Mirage Island (north of Route 125)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Glameow
MD Sky
Evolve Glameow
Ranger: SoA
Cargo Ship
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
MD GTI
Worldcore (B1-B13), Miragesands (1F-29F), Moonlit Forest (Mapless Street), Rusty Mountain (1F-24F), Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain (Golden Chamber), Cape at the Edge (B1-B29), Magnagate dungeons
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Mo
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 362
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Fledgling Field (All Areas), Black Realm: Grim Rendezvous (All Areas)

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Cheri Berry Cheri Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 71
131 - 178 252 - 346
Attack: 82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Defense: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Sp.Atk: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Sp.Def: 59
57 - 122 110 - 238
Speed: 112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Total: 452   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
Evo.Evo. Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
055 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
088 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
1313 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
1717 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2020 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2525 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
2929 Assist Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3232 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3737 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4545 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
5252 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
6060 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateMeowthMeowth
PersianPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarig
DonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPignite
EmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandile
KrokorokKrookodile
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateEkansArbok
MeowthMeowthPersianPersianGrowlitheArcanine
EeveeFlareonGlaceonSnubbullGranbullHoundour
HoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaLoudredExploudMawile
ElectrikeManectricSeviperAbsolShinxLuxio
LuxrayStunkySkuntankHippopotasHippowdonPatrat
WatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansear
PanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileChespinQuilladin
ChesnaughtFurfrouLittenTorracatIncineroarYungoos
GumshoosRockruffLycanrocLycanroc
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
StuffulBewearKomala
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpy
PachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
RattataRattataRaticateRaticatePikachuRaichu
RaichuVulpixNinetalesRapidashEeveeVaporeon
JolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceon
SylveonCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSentretFurret
SneaselWeavileTorchicCombuskenBlazikenElectrike
ManectricZangooseAbsolPachirisuBuizelFloatzel
BunearyLopunnyLucarioBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga
BunnelbyDiggersbyLycanroc
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrio
Farfetch'dEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipom
StantlerTorchicCombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchog
PurrloinLiepardSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggy
ScraftyDeerlingSawsbuckFurfrouYungoosGumshoos
RockruffLycanrocLycanroc
Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
SneaselWeavilePurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
RattataRattataRaticateRaticatePikachuRaichu
RaichuVulpixVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonyta
RapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEevee
VaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeon
GlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsire
SnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleon
TepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurott
BlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaFennekinBraixenDelphox
SkiddoGogoatFurfrouDedenne
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
SkittyMinccino Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 70 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Purugly in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Purugly in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Purugly can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Purugly cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
431 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
431 Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP432.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry
It attacks with shock waves.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT432.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#512
Shuffle432.png

Power of 4
Attacks do more damage when you make a match of four.


Evolution

431Glameow.png
Unevolved
Glameow
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 38
432Purugly.png
First evolution
Purugly
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 432.png Spr b 4d 432.png Spr 4p 432.png Spr b 4p 432.png Spr 4h 432.png Spr b 4h 432.png
Spr 4d 432 s.png Spr b 4d 432 s.png Spr 4p 432 s.png Spr b 4p 432 s.png Spr 4h 432 s.png Spr b 4p 432 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 432.png Spr b 5b 432.png Spr 5b 432.png Spr b 5b 432.png
Spr 5b 432 s.png Spr b 5b 432 s.png Spr 5b 432 s.png Spr b 5b 432 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 432.png Spr b 6x 432.png Spr 6x 432.png Spr b 6x 432.png
Spr 6x 432 s.png Spr b 6x 432 s.png Spr 6x 432 s.png Spr b 6x 432 s.png
Front Back Front Back
432MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Purugly images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Purugly is based on a wild tiger cat, though its appearance is closer to an overweight tabby cat. It may also be based on nekomata.

Name origin

Purugly is a combination of purr and ugly.

Bunyatto may be a combination of デブ debu (fat), ニャー nyā (the sound a cat makes), and cat. Bu may also derive from 不細工 busaiku (ugly).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ブニャット Bunyatto From デブ debu (fat), ニャー nyā (the sound a cat makes), and cat. Bu may also derive from 不細工 busaiku (ugly)
France Flag.png French Chaffreux From chat and affreux
Spain Flag.png Spanish Purugly Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Shnurgarst From schnurren and garstig
Italy Flag.png Italian Purugly Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 몬냥이 Monnyangi From 못나다 motnada and 고양이 goyang'i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 東施喵 Dōng Shī Miāo 東施 comes from the idiom 東施效顰 Dōngshī xiào pín. Its origin is about an ugly woman, who later earned the nickname "東施" for attempting to imitate 西施 Xī Shī, an extremely beautiful woman. 喵 is the onomatopoetic sound of a cat.


Related articles

External links


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