Flapple (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Applin #840: Applin
Pokémon
#842: Appletun Appletun
Flapple
Apple Wing Pokémon
アップリュー
Appryu
#841
Flapple
Flapple
Gigantamax Flapple
Gigantamax Flapple



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Flapple
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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
5140 - 5396 steps
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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HP
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Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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 final forms, the other being Appletun.

Flapple has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

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. It has one part on the top of its head with a single horn sticking out, one on the bottom that is attached to its tail and two parts as wings that are attached to two limbs with three-claw hands.

Its cheeks store acid strong enough to induce chemical burns, which it is able to spit at its targets. It can disguise itself as an apple by folding its apple peels.

When exposed to Gigantamax energy, Flapple 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 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. Flapple can produce significantly more sweet nectar. An intensely sweet aroma of nectar pours out when it stretches its neck, and this aroma is so sweet it can cause other Pokémon to faint by merely taking a sniff of the scent.

Flapple is the only known Pokémon capable of using the move Grav Apple and the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Tartness.

In the anime

 
Flapple in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Flapple debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

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

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Flapple (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#206
Galar
Isle of Armor #020
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.


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


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 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 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
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
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
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 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
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
  • 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 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 Flapple 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 Flapple in that game.
  • 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 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 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • 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 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 Flapple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Flapple

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 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

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Applin
 Grass  Dragon 
 
Tart Apple
 
First evolution
Flapple
 Grass  Dragon 


Forms

Gigantamax

Sprites

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


Trivia

  • 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.

Origin

Flapple may be based on the larvae of geometer moths (also known as inchworms) and the larvae of Codling moths, which burrow into apples and feed on their cores, while also sharing visual similarities with geckos. The powerful acid it spits may be a reference to amygdalin, a chemical compound found in apple seeds, which releases cyanide into the body when digested. Its Gigantamax form appears to be based on a caramel apple, and its ability to make Pokémon faint due to its sweetness may be a reference to a diabetic coma. Considering its Dragon typing, it may be a visual pun on "wyrm", the Old English word for not only worms, but also serpentine dragons.

It may also be inspired by Ladon, a dragon from Greek mythology that guards the golden apples in the garden of Hesperides. In addition, it may draw inspiration from the biblical serpents, sometimes referred to as dragons, one of which persuaded Eve to eat from the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, commonly depicted as an apple.

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 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. It may also be relevant to the commonly shared name used for the Mexican mole lizard by their native language, ajolote, in conjunction with the axolotl.

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 Aepeuryong From apple and 룡 (龍) ryong
  Cantonese Chinese 蘋裹龍 Pìhnggwólùhng From 蘋果 pìhnggwó, gwó, and lùhng
  Mandarin Chinese 蘋裹龍 / 苹裹龙 Píngguǒlóng From 蘋果 / 苹果 píngguǒ, guǒ, and 龍 / 龙 lóng


Related articles

External links

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#842: Appletun  
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