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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Primarina (disambiguation).
Primarina
Soloist Pokémon
アシレーヌ
Ashirene
#730
Primarina



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Liquid Voice
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
Primarina
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Weight
97.0 lbs. 44.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
239
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Primarina
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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
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0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Primarina (Japanese: アシレーヌ Ashirene) is a dual-type Water/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Brionne starting at level 34. It is the final form of Popplio.

Contents

Biology

Lana's Primarina's hair undone while using Sparkling Aria

Primarina is a marine Pokémon that resembles a cross between a sea lion and a mermaid. Most of its body is white, but it has a long, fish-like tail. It has a long snout with a round, pink nose, bright blue eyes with long white eyelashes, and long light blue hair trailing off the back of its head. A tiara-like structure rests on its forehead, consisting of a line of pearls with a pink sea star at one corner and a thin, transparent blue fin extending back over its hair. Its hair is contained to a ponytail by two strings of pearls. This ponytail, as shown in the games and anime, becomes temporarily undone when it performs certain moves. On its body are three fins similar to the one on its crown: one that drapes around its shoulders and chest, one around its waist where the fishtail begins, and one near the tip of its tail. It has long front fins with three digits. Primarina's long fish-like tail is bright blue with small pointed, pink fins around its hips. Its tail fins are white, and it is capable of using them as feet to stand up.

Primarina uses water balloons and its voice as its main weapons. Because its voice is instrumental in its battle strategy, its care should be a priority for Trainers. The melody it uses has been passed down for generations. Water balloons are released as it dances, and are controlled by its voice. In the moonlight, the balloons glitter and create a beautiful scene. However, some of the balloons are explosive and triggered by touch. This theatrical Pokémon considers every battle a stage, and uses the non-explosive balloons as platforms to tease opponents.[1]

Primarina is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Sparkling Aria and the exclusive Z-Move Oceanic Operetta.

In the anime

Primarina in the anime

Major appearances

Lana's Primarina

Lana's Primarina debuted in The One That Didn't Get Away!. It evolved from her Brionne while chasing down a Kyogre to unhook Lana's fishing line from inside its mouth.

Other

A Primarina appeared in Evolving Research!, under the ownership of Ida. It is her main Pokémon, having evolved from her Brionne prior to the events of the episode.

Minor appearances

Primarina debuted in Pushing the Fiery Envelope!, under the ownership of a Trainer participating in a Battle Royal. It was eventually defeated by the Masked Royal's Incineroar. It reappeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, taking part in another Battle Royal.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM106 Primarina Rotom Pokédex Primarina, the Soloist Pokémon. A Water and Fairy type. It controls the balloons that it makes by singing melodies passed down from generation to generation.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the manga

Primarina in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Hau's Brionne evolved into Primarina in PASM34.

In the TCG

Main article: Primarina (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#009
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It controls its water balloons with song. The melody is learned from others of its kind and is passed down from one generation to the next.
Moon Its singing voice is its chief weapon in battle. This Pokémon's Trainer must prioritize the daily maintenance of its throat at all costs.
Ultra Sun To Primarina, every battle is a stage. It takes down its prey with beautiful singing and dancing.
Ultra Moon Also known as a songstress, it has a fantastical look on moonlit nights when it leads its colony in song.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword With its mouth, it makes sonic waves that sound like beautiful singing. It uses the sonic waves to control its water balloons.
Shield For Primarina, every battle's a stage. Its singing and the dancing of its balloons will mesmerize the audience.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Brionne
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Brionne
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles

In-game events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SMUSUM Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Primarina Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean hide 50 March 8 to October 31, 2018

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
126
117 - 195 231 - 386
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sparkling Aria Water Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Sparkling Aria Water Special 09090 100100% 10
099 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1212 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
1515 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
2020 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
2525 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3030 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
3737 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
5151 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
5858 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM89Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Life Dew Water Status —% 10
Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Primarina in Generation VIII
  • 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 Primarina in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
Sw Sh Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Primarina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Primarina

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#715
Shuffle730.png

Super Voice
Rarely deals a ton of damage when you make a match of four.


Evolution

728Popplio.png
Unevolved
Popplio
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 17
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First evolution
Brionne
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 34
730Primarina.png
Second evolution
Primarina
 Water  Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 730.png Spr b 7s 730.png Spr 7s 730.png Spr b 7s 730.png
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Front Back Front Back
730MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Primarina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Primarina is based on a sea lion.[2] It also shares elements with a mermaid, with inspiration from Sirens. It may also draw inspiration from selkies.

Name origin

Primarina may be a combination of prima donna, marina, and ballerina.

Ashirene may be a combination of 海驢 ashika (sea lion) and sirène (French for mermaid and Siren).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アシレーヌ Ashirene From 海驢 ashika and sirène
France Flag.png French Oratoria From oratorio, otarie, and aria
Spain Flag.png Spanish Primarina Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Primarene From Primadonna, marin, and Sirene
Italy Flag.png Italian Primarina Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 누리레느 Nurireneu From 온눌 onnul and sirène
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 西獅海壬 Sāisīhóiyàhm From 西施 Sāi Sī, 海獅 hóisī, and 塞壬 Choiyàhm or 西壬 Sāiyàhm
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 西獅海壬 / 西狮海壬 Xīshīhǎirén From 西施 Xī Shī, 海獅 / 海狮 hǎishī, and 塞壬 Sāirén or 西壬 Xīrén


Related articles

Notes

External links

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