Flapple (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0840MS.png #0840: Applin
Pokémon
#0842: Appletun 0842MS.png
Flapple
Apple Wing Pokémon
アップリュー
Appryu
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Flapple
Flapple
Gigantamax Flapple
Gigantamax Flapple



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Flapple
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Ripen or Gluttony Cacophony
Gigantamax Flapple
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Flapple
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Dragon
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Flapple
78'09"+ 24.0+ m
Gigantamax Flapple
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Weight
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg
Flapple
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Flapple
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
170
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Flapple
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Flapple
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Shape
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Footprint
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Gigantamax Flapple
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
External Links

Flapple (Japanese: アップリュー Appryu) is a dual-type Grass/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Applin when exposed to a Tart Apple. It is one of Applin's three branched evolutions, the others being Appletun and Dipplin (which evolves into Hydrapple).

Flapple has a Gigantamax form that is identical in appearance to Gigantamax Appletun. It can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Flapple if it has the Gigantamax Factor.

Biology

 
Flapple with its wings folded

Flapple is a green, worm-like dragon Pokémon with a light green underside and yellow eyes. It uses parts of an apple to form its body. The top part of the apple sits on the top of its head, with a single horn sticking out; the bottom of the apple is attached to its tail; and the sides are attached to its limbs, which have three-fingered hands, allowing them to act as wings.

Flapple's cheeks store acid strong enough to induce chemical burns and corrode metal. It can attack by spitting this acid at its targets. It is also able to disguise itself as an apple by folding its wings. Flapple repairs the apple on its body by using its body fluid. Flapple with clay-colored apples are generally stronger than its peers, and have won many battles.

Flapple is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Grav Apple. Flapple, Appletun, and their pre-evolution Applin are the only known Pokémon that can have Ripen as an Ability.

Forms

Flapple has a Gigantamax form.

When exposed to Gigantamax energy, Flapple's body changes, becoming larger and stouter. A giant apple engulfs most of its body, leaving only its head, neck and tail exposed. Its leaf-like eyestalks stand up straight and it has a piece of the apple covering its head, with yellow carvings on it resembling nostrils. Its cheeks are rounded and it hangs its mouth open, letting its red tongue loll out. Its neck becomes taller and stretches upwards, while its tail becomes elongated and wraps around the base of the apple. Three red clouds float around its neck. Gigantamax Flapple and Appletun are physically identical.

Gigantamax Flapple produces huge amounts of sweet nectar, which overflows from the top of its apple. The nectar's intense aroma pours out when it stretches its neck, and this aroma is so sweet it can cause other Pokémon to faint. Gigantamax Flapple is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Tartness.

Gigantamax Flapple
 

Evolution

Flapple evolves from Applin and is one of its final forms, the others being Appletun and Dipplin.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#206
Galar
Isle of Armor #020
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It ate a sour apple, and that induced its evolution. In its cheeks, it stores an acid capable of causing chemical burns.
Shield It flies on wings of apple skin and spits a powerful acid. It can also change its shape into that of an apple.
Gigantamax Flapple
Sword Under the influence of Gigantamax energy, it produces much more sweet nectar, and its shape has changed to resemble a giant apple.
Shield If it stretches its neck, the strong aroma of its nectar pours out. The scent is so sickeningly sweet that one whiff makes other Pokémon faint.
Generation IX Paldea
#109
Kitakami
#34
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It flutters around while seeking an opening in the opponent’s guard, then attacks by spitting acidic liquid strong enough to melt metal.
Violet It uses its own body fluid to repair its apple. Strong Flapple that have won many battles have apples that are clay colored all over.


   
Flapple in the Paldea Pokédex Flapple in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword
Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Dappled Grove (Max Raid Battle) (Gigantamax Factor)
Shield
Trade
Sword Expansion Pass
Stepping-Stone Sea
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle) (Gigantamax Factor)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Tera Raid Battles (5★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Mossfell Confluence


In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
Sw Wild Area News No hide 30, 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 9 to 31, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60 January 31 to February 6, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sh Wild Area News Yes hide 40 June 17 to 28, 2020
Sh 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
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
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 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
044 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
088 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
1212 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1616 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
2424 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
3232 Grav Apple Grass Physical 08080 100100% 10
3636 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4040 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
4444 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Flapple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Flapple

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM013  TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM100  TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM169  TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM194  TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Flapple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Flapple

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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 Flapple
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Flapple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Flapple

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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 Flapple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Flapple

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO841.png Base HP: 172 Base Attack: 214 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Seed Bomb, Fly, Dragon Pulse, Outrage

Form data

Gigantamax

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Applin
 Grass  Dragon 
 
Tart Apple
 
First evolution
Flapple
 Grass  Dragon 


Sprites

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


In the anime

 
Flapple in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Flapple debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

Flapple made its main series debut in Paring Pokémon While Parrying!, under the ownership of a Trainer.

A Flapple appeared in Reunion at the Ancient Castle! as one of the residents of Diana's castle.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

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

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Flapple debuted in PASS41.

In the TCG

Main article: Flapple (TCG)

Trivia

  • Flapple is the lightest Pokémon to learn Heavy Slam.
  • Flapple and Appletun 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.
  • Flapple and its evolutionary family:
    • are the only Pokémon that are in the Grass and Dragon Egg Groups.
    • require only 600,000 experience points to reach level 100, the lowest among Generation VIII Pokémon, and the lowest among Dragon-type Pokémon along with Altaria.

Origin

Flapple, like its evolutionary relatives, appears to be based on the popular image of a worm burrowing into an apple, as well as a pun on the wyrm, a type of dragon — hence its Dragon typing. Flapple may also reference winged dragons such as the wyvern, amphiptere, or some depictions of the Lindworm. Appearance wise, Flapple has visual similarities with lizards, such as the gecko.

Given its flying apple motif and signature move, Grav Apple, Flapple could also be based on the tale of Newton's apple. Popularized by Voltaire, it claimed the English natural philosopher Sir Isaac Newton had the first thought of his system of gravity upon seeing an apple falling from a tree.

Flapple's Gigantamax form appears to be based on a caramel apple, a candy apple or a baked apple, and its ability to make Pokémon faint due to its sweetness may be a reference to a diabetic coma. 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

Flapple may be a combination of flap and apple.

Appryu may be a combination of apple and 竜 ryū (dragon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アップリュー Appryu From apple and ryū
  French Pomdrapi From pomme d'Api and dragon
  Spanish Flapple Same as English name
  German Drapfel From Drache and Apfel
  Italian Flapple Same as English name
  Korean 애프룡 Appryong From apple and 룡 (龍) ryong
  Mandarin Chinese 蘋裹龍 / 苹裹龙 Píngguǒlóng From 蘋果 / 苹果 píngguǒ, guǒ, and 龍 / 龙 lóng
  Cantonese Chinese 蘋裹龍 Pìhnggwólùhng From 蘋果 pìhnggwó, gwó, and lùhng


Related articles

External links


  #0840: Applin
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