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Aipom
Long Tail Pokémon
エイパム
Eipam
#190
Aipom



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Run Away or Pickup Cacophony
Cacophony
Skill Link
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2′07″ 0.8 m
Aipom
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
25.4 lbs. 11.5 kg
Aipom
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
94
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
72
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Aipom
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F190.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Aipom (Japanese: エイパム Eipam) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Ambipom when leveled up while knowing Double Hit.

Contents

Biology

Aipom getting a banana

Aipom is a monkey-like Pokémon with a three-fingered hand at the end of its tail. Its fur is purple, while the skin of its face, inner ears, belly, feet, and the tip of its tail are beige. Its face usually has a cheeky smile and round, blue eyes. With its round ears, Aipom's head is disproportionately large compared to its body. Atop its head is a cowlick that is longer on females than males. Unlike its feet, Aipom's arms are simple, purple stubs.

Aipom uses its powerful tail freely and cleverly for many purposes. The tail is strong enough to anchor Aipom to a branch and suspend the rest of its body in the air, but also delicate enough to pick fruit and manipulate objects. Aipom has been known to wrap its tail around tree branches as it sleeps so it does not fall. Since Aipom uses its tail so much, its actual arms are not as dexterous and become clumsy over time. Aipom lives high in the treetops of tropical, temperate, and even boreal forests, using its tail for balance as it swings from branch to branch. In Alola, Bounsweet is its favorite food.

In the anime

Aipom in the anime
An Aipom Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's/Dawn's Aipom

In Slaking Kong!, an Aipom stole Ash's hat. After eventually returning it, she started following Ash and his friends. After making an unsuccessful attempt in the previous episode, Ash caught Aipom in Channeling the Battle Zone!. In Throwing the Track Switch, Ash traded her to Dawn for Buizel because Aipom loved competing in Pokémon Contests while Buizel was more interested in Gym battles. Aipom evolved into Ambipom in Journey to the Unown! while battling an aggressive horde of Unown.

Other

In Spell of the Unown: Entei, Lisa's Aipom is her primary Pokémon, being often seen on her shoulder. It volunteered to go third in Lisa's battle with Ash, going up against Noctowl and ultimately losing.

In Delibird's Dilemma, an Aipom made off with one of Delibird's missing presents. However, it ultimately returned the present to Delibird.

In A Hot Water Battle, an Aipom was causing mischief.

In Hocus Pokémon, Lily got a tear from an Aipom that she needed to complete a spell.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, an Aipom was living in the forest.

Minor appearances

In Doin' What Comes Natu-rally, two Aipom participated in the street festival.

In Got Miltank?, three Aipom were living at the Pokémon-exclusive oasis.

In Extreme Pokémon!, Mr. Shellby has a baby Aipom in his care.

In the banned episode EP250, an Aipom was living in a forest outside the Ice Path.

In Great Bowls of Fire!, multiple Aipom lived on the Dragon Holy Land.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, an Aipom watched the Tour de Alto Mare with a man and his daughter, but it is unclear if it belonged to them.

In Entei at Your Own Risk, four Aipom were resting in hot springs.

Multiple Aipom appeared in A Bite to Remember.

A Coordinator's Aipom appeared in Mean With Envy.

An Aipom appeared in a visualization in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Coordinator's Aipom appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Mew transformed into an Aipom.

A Coordinator's Aipom appeared in The Saffron Con.

In Sweet Baby James, Nanny and Pop-Pop looked after an Aipom.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Aipom participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

In Slaking Kong!, Ash's Aipom was once a member of a larger group of Aipom. They reappeared in a flashback in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Ash encountered an Aipom in Xatu's Forest.

An Aipom appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of a man.

An Aipom appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Three Trainers' Aipom appeared in The Power of Us.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Aipom competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

An Aipom appeared in a flashback in JN032.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP167 Aipom Ash's Pokédex Aipom, the Long Tail Pokémon. Aipom is able to climb and hang from branches using its powerful tail. Aipom live atop tall trees.
Episode Subject Source Entry
DP060 Double Hit Dawn's Pokédex Double Hit, a single attack that causes damage twice.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

An Aipom appeared in The Dream Potion Recipe!!.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Multiple Aipom appeared in PDP05.

Main article: Ash's Aipom

Ash's Aipom appeared in PDP11, where she was used in a battle against a powerful Garchomp.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Aibo

Gold has an Aipom named Aibo which first appeared in Murkrow Row, one of the Pokémon he grew up with at his house in New Bark Town. Because he was not very powerful, he was typically used in situations that needed his dexterity or for distracting opponents with Double Team. In Pleased as Punch With Parasect, he evolved into an Ambipom.

A Trainer's Aipom appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Multiple Aipom appeared in In Search of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga!!.

An Aipom appeared in a flashback in Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

An Aipom appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

An Aipom appeared in Pokémon Magic Show.

In the TCG

Main article: Aipom (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu game

A few Aipom appear at the beginning of the game, where they steal a necklace.

Detective Pikachu movie

Multiple Aipom appeared in Detective Pikachu, where they attacked Tim Goodman and Detective Pikachu at the apartment of Tim's father Harry after they were exposed to the R substance.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#122
Gold Its tail is so powerful that it can use it to grab a tree branch and hold itself up in the air.
Silver It lives atop tall trees. When leaping from branch to branch, it deftly uses its tail for balance.
Crystal It uses its tail to hang on to tree branches. It uses its momentum to swing from one branch to another.
Stadium 2 Its tail is so powerful that it can use it to grab a tree branch and hold itself up in the air.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Aipom's tail ends in a hand-like appendage that can be cleverly manipulated. However, because the Pokémon uses its tail so much, its real hands have become rather clumsy.
Sapphire
Emerald Its tail ends with a dexterous, handlike appendage. However, because it uses the tail so much, Aipom's real hands have become rather clumsy.
FireRed It lives atop tall trees. When leaping from branch to branch, it deftly uses its tail for balance.
LeafGreen Its tail is so powerful that it can use it to grab a tree branch and hold itself up in the air.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#063
Johto
#123
Diamond It uses its tail to pluck fruits that are out of reach. Its tail is more adept than its real hands.
Pearl It lives atop giant trees. It wraps its tail around a branch so it won't fall off while asleep.
Platinum It lives high among the treetops. It can use its tail as freely and cleverly as its hands.
HeartGold Its tail is so powerful that it can use it to grab a tree branch and hold itself up in the air.
SoulSilver It lives atop tall trees. When leaping from branch to branch, it deftly uses its tail for balance.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It lives high among the treetops. It can use its tail as freely and cleverly as its hands.
White
Black 2 It lives high among the treetops. It can use its tail as freely and cleverly as its hands.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It lives atop tall trees. When leaping from branch to branch, it deftly uses its tail for balance.
Y Its tail is so powerful that it can use it to grab a tree branch and hold itself up in the air.
Omega Ruby Aipom's tail ends in a hand-like appendage that can be cleverly manipulated. However, because the Pokémon uses its tail so much, its real hands have become rather clumsy.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #368
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun As it did more and more with its tail, its hands became clumsy. It makes its nest high in the treetops.
Ultra Moon It searches for prey from the tops of trees. When it spots its favorite food, Bounsweet, Aipom gets excited and pounces.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 42, 43, and 44 (Headbutt trees)
Crystal
Routes 33, 42, and 44, Azalea Town (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Shadow PKMN Lab (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
Platinum
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 28, 33, 42, 44, 45, 46, Azalea Town, Mt. Silver* (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Breed Ambipom
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Normal)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 118 and 121 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Plains
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Trozei!
Endless Level 3, Forever Level 3, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Wonder Mail code
MD Blue
Uproar Forest (1F-6F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Union Road
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone, Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Curl Bay, Wireless Tower, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Dual Launchers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Mo
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (11th release)
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Colossal Tree (All Areas), Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 24: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Aegislash Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal

Aipom will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using a Wonder Mail code such as the following:

4 ? R C W ♂ T ? ? 0 7 6
F M ? Y 2 4 ? 5 + N ? W
Objective: Deliver Radar Orb to Aipom on floor 5 of Silent Chasm.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Mimic Aipom English United States 5 January 10 to 16, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Aipom Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
360
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Aipom's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani190.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP This tail here? It works like another hand!
26%-50% HP Oi! I should tell you, my HP's gone down by about half.
1%-25% HP I'm all out of good news. My tail's lost its grip...
Level up Yes! I got my level up! I'm so proud of my tail!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 190.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-108
It attacks by throwing rocks with its tail and by tackling.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-088/N-026
It throws stones to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush190 fBody.png Walking Speed: 2.18 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW190.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Aipom can be found playing in the Meadow or Haunted Zones. Their favorite Attractions are Venusaur's Vine Swing and Tangrowth's Swing-Along!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PPW190.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Aipom looked forward to the Battle Tournament. They like to discuss highlights of the Battle Tournament with their Aipom friends.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT190.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#609
Shuffle190.png

L-Boost
Increases damage when making an L-shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO190.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 136 Base Defense: 112
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Aipom Candy 100 + Sinnoh Stone1
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Low Sweep, Swift, Aerial Ace

Evolution

190Aipom.png
Unevolved
Aipom
 Normal 
TM Normal VI
Level up
knowing Double Hit
424Ambipom.png
First evolution
Ambipom
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 190.png Spr b 2g 190.png Spr 2s 190.png Spr b 2g 190.png Spr 2c 190.png Spr b 2c 190.png
Spr 2g 190 s.png Spr b 2g 190 s.png Spr 2s 190 s.png Spr b 2g 190 s.png Spr 2c 190 s.png Spr b 2g 190 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 190.png Spr b 3r 190.png Spr 3e 190.png Spr b 3r 190.png Spr 3r 190.png Spr b 3r 190.png
Spr 3r 190 s.png Spr b 3r 190 s.png Spr 3e 190 s.png Spr b 3r 190 s.png Spr 3r 190 s.png Spr b 3r 190 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
190MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Aipom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

Spr 2g 190 jp.png
Spr 2g 190 s jp.png
Spr 2s 190 jp.png
Spr 2s 190 s jp.png
Spr b 2g 190 jp.png
Spr b 2g 190 s jp.png
Gold Silver Back

Trivia

  • Clemont uses a gadget based on Aipom's tail, called the "Aipom Arm".

Origin

Aipom appears to be based on a generic New World monkey and the exaggerated concept of their prehensile tail. Aipom also shares its large smile with a cymbal-banging monkey toy. It may vaguely reference the ahuizotl, a creature of Aztec mythology with monkey hands and a fifth human hand on its tail.

Name origin

Aipom and Eipam may be a combination of ape and palm (referring to the hand on its tail). It may also refer to a pom-pom.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エイパム Eipam From ape, palm, and pom-pon
France Flag.png French Capumain From capucin and main
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aipom Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Griffel From Griff or Griffel
Italy Flag.png Italian Aipom Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에이팜 Eipam Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 長尾怪手 Chángwěiguàishǒu Literally "Long tail, strange hand", a reference to its tail


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