Appletun (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Appletun
Apple Nectar Pokémon
タルップル
Tarupple
#842
Appletun
Appletun
Gigantamax Appletun
Gigantamax Appletun



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Appletun
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Ripen or Gluttony Cacophony
Gigantamax Appletun
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Appletun
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Appletun
78'09"+ 24.0+ m
Gigantamax Appletun
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
Appletun
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Appletun
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
170
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Appletun
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Appletun
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0
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Sp.Def
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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
Body08.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Gigantamax Appletun
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
External Links

Appletun (Japanese: タルップル Tarupple) is a dual-type Grass/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Applin when exposed to a Sweet Apple. It is one of Applin's final forms, the other being Flapple.

Appletun has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

Appletun is a dragon-like Pokémon inhabiting a body reminiscent of apple pie. Its body is mostly green with a yellow underside and lower jaw, and has an orange spot on its chest that resembles an apple core[1]. It has a piece of an apple on its head worn as a helmet. Its eyes usually droop down from under the apple helmet as though they were ears, but may be lifted up to reveal leaf-like eyestalks holding small beady eyes. It has black slits for nostrils on the tip of its muzzle. It has a large hump on its back with a several overlapping stripes that resemble an apple pie's crust. It has red and green leaves on the top of its pie-like back. It has short, bulky legs with paws, and a stout tail.

Appletun produces a nectar-like scent which attracts Bug-type Pokémon, which it preys on. Its body is caked in sweet nectar, which gets thicker when exposed to Gigantamax energy. The skin on is back is said to be tasty, and children used to eat it as a snack.

When Appletun gets exposed to Gigantamax energy, it changes into the shape of a giant apple with a green dragon-like Pokémon inside. Its leaf-like eyestalks stand up straight and it has the top of the apple on its head with yellow carvings on the apple resembling nostrils. Its previously stout tail is elongated and wraps around the base of the apple. The Pokémon has rounded cheeks and hangs its mouth open letting a red tongue hang out of its mouth. Three red clouds float around the neck.

The sweet nectar that covers its body increases in thickness, allowing it to absorb more damage than normal. It can shoot out nectar, enough to be able drown its opponents in the blast of nectar.

Appletun is the only known Pokémon capable of using the move Apple Acid and the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Sweetness.

In the anime

Main series

 
Appletun in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Appletun made its debut in Errand Endurance!, where one was pulled from the Rocket Prize Master by Jessie.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN069 Appletun Team Rocket's Rotom Phone Appletun, a Grass and Dragon type. Says here it's covered all over in sweet nectar.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Trainer's Appletun appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Appletun debuted in a flashback in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment, where it was seen in the Slumbering Weald.

Milo's Appletun first appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Appletun (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#207
Galar
Isle of Armor #021
Sinnoh
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Sword Eating a sweet apple caused its evolution. A nectarous scent wafts from its body, luring in the bug Pokémon it preys on.
Shield Its body is covered in sweet nectar, and the skin on its back is especially yummy. Children used to have it as a snack.
Gigantamax Appletun
Sword It blasts its opponents with massive amounts of sweet, sticky nectar, drowning them under the deluge.
Shield Due to Gigantamax energy, this Pokémon's nectar has thickened. The increased viscosity lets the nectar absorb more damage than before.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Dappled Grove (Max Raid Battle) Gigantamax Factor
Shield Expansion Pass
Stepping-Stone Sea
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle) Gigantamax Factor
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable


In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
Sh Wild Area News No hide 30, 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 31 to February 6, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 17 to 28, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 30, 40, 50, 60 September 1 to 30, 2020


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
110
170 - 217 330 - 424
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
485
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
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Recycle Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
044 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
088 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
1212 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1616 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
2424 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Apple Acid Grass Special 08080 100100% 10
3232 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3636 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4040 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4444 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Defense Curl* Normal Status —% 40
   Recycle Normal Status —% 10
    Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
      Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Appletun 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 Appletun in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 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 Appletun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Appletun

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 242 Base Attack: 178 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Seed Bomb, Energy Ball, Dragon Pulse, Outrage

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Applin
 Grass  Dragon 
 
Sweet Apple
 
First evolution
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 


Forms

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Appletun
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Appletun
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
400px 400px
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Appletun images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Appletun and Flapple are the only Pokémon to have physically identical Gigantamax forms, although they are still treated as different Pokémon as they have distinct Pokédex entries, G-Max Moves, and cries.
    • This is also the only instance of two different species of Pokémon that can be physically identical without the use of Transform, Imposter, or Illusion.
  • Appletun and its evolutionary family are the only Pokémon that are in the Grass and Dragon Egg Groups.

Origin

Appletun may be based on Ladon, a dragon from Greek mythology that guards the golden apples in the Garden of the Hesperides. It may also draw inspiration from the biblical serpents, sometimes referred to as dragons, one of which persuades Eve to eat from the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, most of the times depicted as an apple. Appletun may also be based on the tale of Bel and the Dragon, about a dragon that bursts open after being fed a cake. It may also be inspired by apple pies and tortoises. Its Gigantamax form appears to be based on a caramel apple.

Flapple and Appletun having identical Gigantamax forms may be a reference to convergent evolution, which can lead to separate organisms independently developing identical characteristics and body plans.

Name origin

Appletun may be derived from Appleton, a toponym that means "an orchard" or "place where apples grow". Appletun may also be a combination of apple and ton (referencing its bulk). It may also be a play on apple turnover or under.

Tarupple may be a combination of tart, 怠い tarui (sluggish), たっぷり tappuri (onomatopoetic word for plenty), and apple.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese タルップル Tarupple From tart, 怠い tarui, たっぷり tappuri, and apple
  French Dratatin From dragon and tarte tatin
  Spanish Appletun Same as English name
  German Schlapfel From schlapp and Apfel
  Italian Appletun Same as English name
  Korean 단지래플 Danjirapple From dan, 지루하다 jiruhada, and apple
  Cantonese Chinese 豐蜜龍 Fūngmahtlùhng From fūng, maht, 蜂蜜 fūngmaht, and lùhng
  Mandarin Chinese 豐蜜龍 / 丰蜜龙 Fēngmìlóng From fēng, , 蜂蜜 fēngmì, and lóng


Related articles

External links

  #841: Flapple
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  1. Appletun's model, ripped from Pokémon Sword and Shield.