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Roselia #315: Roselia
Pokémon
#317: Swalot Swalot
Gulpin
Stomach Pokémon
ゴクリン
Gokulin
#316
Gulpin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Liquid Ooze or Sticky Hold Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Gulpin
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
22.7 lbs. 10.3 kg
Gulpin
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
75
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 1
Gulpin
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F316.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Gulpin (Japanese: ゴクリン Gokulin) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Swalot starting at level 26.

Contents

Biology

Gulpin is a round, green, amorphous Pokémon. It has a black diamond marking on its back and a yellow feather-like adornment on its head. A female has a shorter feather than a male. Its face consists of puckered lips and slanted eyes that are usually closed. It has two stubby appendages that are the same shape as its lips. It swallows anything of its own size whole since its stomach comprises most of its body. Its heart and brain are very small in comparison to its stomach. The unique stomach acid it has allows it to digest almost anything. When it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled. It lives in grasslands and savannas.

In the anime

Gulpin in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Gulpin debuted in Gulpin it Down, where they were eating all of the food in the harbor city Ash and his friends were in. Because of this, Professor Jacuzzi made several efforts to stop them, but one such effort wound up enlarging one of the Gulpin, as well as Ash's Treecko. Both were eventually restored.

In Defending the Homeland! and Beyond the Rainbow!, multiple Gulpin were living in the wetlands that Ash's Goodra was from. In Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, they watched Serena's performance along with the rest of the wetland Pokémon. In A Diamond in the Rough!, they were seen when Ash and his friends returned to the wetlands.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Gulpin was living at the Nebel Plateau. It was particularly close to the Volcanion guarding Nebel Plateau. Sometime ago, it had been abandoned by a Trainer whose last act before departure was to hug it. As a result, Gulpin came to associate hugging with abandonment, which nearly strained its newly-formed relationship with Ash when he also hugged it. Later, it helped Clemont to break the bonds holding Ash and Volcanion together by using Gastro Acid.

Minor appearances

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Gulpin was an actor in one of Elijah's movies.

In a flashback in Curbing the Crimson Tide!, a disguised Scizor known as "Red Lightning" defeated a Trainer's Gulpin.

A Gulpin appeared in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

A Gulpin appeared in Clemont's Got a Secret!.

A Gulpin appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A Gulpin appeared in A PokéVision of Things to Come!.

A Gulpin appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.

A Gulpin appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!.

A Gulpin appeared in Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!.

A Trainer's Gulpin appeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!.

Multiple Gulpin appeared in a flashback in A Slippery Encounter! and An Oasis of Hope!.

Two Gulpin appeared in a flashback in One for the Goomy!.

Four Gulpin appeared in a flashback in Good Friends, Great Training!.

A Trainer's Gulpin appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Trainer's Gulpin was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Gulpin joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG065 Gulpin Ash's Pokédex Gulpin, the Stomach Pokémon. Gulpin is able to swallow items of its own size whole, as its stomach comprises most of its body. Its unique stomach acid allows it to digest almost anything.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

A Gulpin appeared in the manga adaptation of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

At the end of The Last Battle XIV, Professor Elm examined a Gulpin.

The Battle Factory rented a Gulpin, as seen in Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!. It was stolen by Guile Hideout in the next chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Gulpin (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Gulpin in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

After being released from its Poké Ball, Gulpin will wait until an opponent passes by, then will use Swallow to trap and constantly damage them. The opponent may also be beat on while in Gulpin's mouth for extra damage.

Trophy information

"A Stomach Pokémon. While it's a carefree Pokémon with a lovable face, it can swallow something the size of itself in one gulp. Its stomach is filled with gastric juices strong enough to dissolve anything it eats. As it matures, it learns Wring Out, a move which is as strong as the remaining strength of the Pokémon. It evolves into Swalot."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#095
Kanto
#—
Ruby Virtually all of Gulpin's body is its stomach. As a result, it can swallow something its own size. This Pokémon's stomach contains a special fluid that digests anything.
Sapphire Most of Gulpin's body is made up of its stomach - its heart and brain are very small in comparison. This Pokémon's stomach contains special enzymes that dissolve anything.
Emerald This Pokémon's stomach fluid can even digest scrap iron. In one gulp, it can swallow something that is as large as itself.
FireRed There is nothing its stomach can't digest. While it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond Almost all of its body is its stomach. Its harsh digestive juices quickly dissolve anything it swallows.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It has a small heart and brain. Its stomach comprises most of its body, with enzymes to dissolve anything.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Almost all of its body is its stomach. Its harsh digestive juices quickly dissolve anything it swallows.
White
Black 2 Almost all of its body is its stomach. Its harsh digestive juices quickly dissolve anything it swallows.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #098
Hoenn
#100
X It has a small heart and brain. Its stomach comprises most of its body, with enzymes to dissolve anything.
Y There is nothing its stomach can't digest. While it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled.
Omega Ruby Virtually all of Gulpin's body is its stomach. As a result, it can swallow something its own size. This Pokémon's stomach contains a special fluid that digests anything.
Alpha Sapphire Most of Gulpin's body is made up of its stomach—its heart and brain are very small in comparison. This Pokémon's stomach contains special enzymes that dissolve anything.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 110
Emerald
Route 110
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (After obtaining National Pokédex)
Platinum
Great Marsh (After obtaining National Pokédex)
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Route 3 (Swarm)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade or Dream World
Black 2 White 2
Breed Swalot
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Route 5
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 110
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 13, Endless Level 17, Forever Level 17, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Buried Relic (14F-19F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater (post-ending)
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Fr
Shuffle
Sweet Strasse: Stage 89
Blau Salon: Stage 419
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Endless Cave (All Areas)
Picross
Area 23: Stage 06
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
X Y Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Oran Berry Oran Berry (50%) Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
43
43 - 104 81 - 203
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
43
43 - 104 81 - 203
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
302
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
1/2
Power
1/2
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
9/12

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

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


Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Water Gun  Water  Defending the Homeland!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS316.png PinRSani316.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani316.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP I eat everything in one big gulp. It's delicious that way!
26%-50% HP There's only half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm beaten up... All my gases are leaking out...
Level up My level went up! My gases smell worse, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 316.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush316 fBody.png Walking Speed: 2.77 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT316.png

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

#127
Shuffle316.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Poison
Pokémon GO
GO316.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 99
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Gulpin Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Pound, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Sludge, Gunk Shot, Ice Beam

Evolution

316Gulpin.png
Unevolved
Gulpin
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 26
317Swalot.png
First evolution
Swalot
 Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 316.png Spr b 3r 316.png Spr 3e 316.png Spr b 3r 316.png Spr 3r 316.png Spr b 3r 316.png
Spr 3r 316 s.png Spr b 3r 316 s.png Spr 3e 316 s.png Spr b 3r 316 s.png Spr 3r 316 s.png Spr b 3r 316 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
316MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Gulpin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Gulpin may be based on a single, giant poison gland or even a gallbladder, the green sac-like organ that stores gastric acid. It also shares similarities with some snake species known to swallow their prey whole, though its general shape resembles a slug.

Name origin

Gulpin could be a shortening of gulping (swallowing). It may also be a combination of gulp and sculpin, as its appearance vaguely resembles the related blobfish.

Gokulin may be a combination of ゴクリ gokuri (the sound of gulping) and toxin.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴクリン Gokulin From ゴクリ gokuri, goblin, and toxin
France Flag.png French Gloupti From the onomatopoeia gloup, and petit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gulpin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schluppuck From schlucken and spucken
Italy Flag.png Italian Gulpin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼴깍몬 Kolkkakmon From 꼴깍꼴깍 kkol-kkak-kkol-kkak and mon
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 溶食獸 / 溶食兽 Róngshíshòu Means "Digesting beast"


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