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Purugly (Pokémon)

Glameow #431: Glameow
Pokémon
#433: Chingling Chingling
Purugly
Tiger Cat Pokémon
ブニャット
Bunyatto
#432
Purugly

Purugly

Purugly

Purugly
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Thick Fat or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Purugly

Mega Purugly Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
96.6 lbs. 43.8 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#432
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#077
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
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
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
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F432.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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.

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

Main article: Mars's Purugly

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Purugly appears in Pokémon Adventures 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

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 I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
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.

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
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve from Glameow
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Magnagate dungeons, Worldcore, Miragesands, Rusty Mountain, Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber),
Cape at the Edge, Moonlit Forest (Mapless Street), Smoking Mountain (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Cargo Ship
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Old Mansion
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Everspring Valley

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 VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
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
3838 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
4545 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
5252 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
6060 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Purugly obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeape
UmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile
TepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobat
SwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
RattataRaticateEkansArbokMeowthPersian
GrowlitheArcanineEeveeFlareonSnubbullGranbull
HoundourMawilePoochyenaMightyenaElectrikeManectric
LoudredExploudSeviperAbsolShinxLuxio
LuxrayHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipup
HerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandile
KrokorokKrookodile
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyDonphanZigzagoonSlakoth
SlakingTorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelby
Diggersby
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpy
PachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixNinetalesRapidash
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
SentretFurretSneaselWeavileTorchicCombusken
BlazikenElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolPachirisu
BuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyLucarioBlitzle
ZebstrikaEmolgaBunnelbyDiggersby
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioFarfetch'dEevee
VaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeon
GlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomStantlerTorchic
CombuskenBlazikenPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinoone
HippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogPurrloinLiepard
SandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDeerling
SawsbuckFurfrou
Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
SneaselWeavilePurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
RattataRaticatePikachuRaichuVulpixNinetales
PsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydon
RhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipom
WooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinoone
SkittyDelcattyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboar
OshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga
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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
431 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 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 Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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
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 Monnyang'i From 못나다 motnada and 고양이 goyang'i


External links

Glameow #431: Glameow
Pokémon
#433: Chingling Chingling


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Last modified on 6 August 2014, at 10:23