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#841: Flapple Flapple
Applin
Apple Core Pokémon
カジッチュ
Kajitchu
#840
Applin



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Type
Grass Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Ripen or Gluttony Cacophony
Cacophony
Bulletproof
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Applin
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
1.1 lbs. 0.5 kg
Applin
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
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
52
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Applin
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
BodyUnknown.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
File:F840.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Applin (Japanese: カジッチュ Kajitchu) is a dual-type Grass/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Flapple when exposed to a Tart Apple or Appletun when exposed to a Sweet Apple.

Contents

Biology

Applin is a small, worm-like Pokémon with a light green body and a dark green underside. Its head is round with two pink nostrils. Above its head are two large leaf-like eyestalks which house its two small black eyes. These eyestalks give the apple it lives in the appearance of having a stem with leaves. It also has two thin hairs on the tip of its tail.

Applin is both the lightest and shortest Dragon-type Pokémon. As soon as it's born, it burrows into an apple, which serves as a home, food source, and protection against preying bird Pokémon. The flavor of the apple determines which evolution Applin will evolve into.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#205
Sword It spends its entire life inside an apple. It hides from its natural enemies, bird Pokémon, by pretending it's just an apple and nothing more.
Shield As soon as it's born, it burrows into an apple. Not only does the apple serve as its food source, but the flavor of the fruit determines its evolution.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 5, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness
Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
260
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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Applin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Applin

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Applin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Applin

By breeding

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

By tutoring

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


Evolution

Applin
Unevolved
Applin
 Grass  Dragon 
Tart Apple
Tart Apple
Flapple
First evolution
Flapple
 Grass  Dragon 
Sweet Apple
Sweet Apple
Appletun
First evolution
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 

Trivia

Origin

Applin appears to be based on the larvae of Codling moths, which burrow into apples and feed on its core, inhibiting growth and ripening them earlier. Its evolution methods may be a reference on how the host plant deters its herbivory. Sour wild fruits usually have thicker epidermis and core than the sweeter domesticated varieties, thus Flapple keeping the apple skin and being smaller while Appletun grows bigger and internalizes the whole fruit.

Considering its Dragon typing, it may also 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 knowledge, most of the time depicted as an apple. It shares many physical similarities with the Lindworm, a serpentine dragon with only two arms and no legs (which Applin also has), and whose name is like the "worm" of insect larvae. It may also be a pun on wyrm.

Name origin

Applin may be a combination of apple and inside or tannin, a biblical serpentine dragon.

Kajitchu may be a combination of 齧る kajiru (to gnaw), 果実 kajitsu (fruit), and 虫 chū (bug).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カジッチュ Kajitchu From 齧る kajiru, 果実 kajitsu, and chū
France Flag.png French Verpom From ver and pomme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Applin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knapfel From knabbern and Apfel
Italy Flag.png Italian Applin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 과사삭벌레 Gwasasakbeollae From 과 (果) gwa or 사과 (沙果) sagwa, 와사삭 wasasak, and 벌레 beollae
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 啃果蟲 Hánggwóchùhng From háng, gwó, and chùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 啃果蟲 / 啃果虫 Kěnguǒchóng From kěn, guǒ, and 蟲 / 虫 chóng


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