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Impidimp
Wily Pokémon
ベロバー
Beroba
#859
Impidimp



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Type
Dark Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Prankster or Frisk Cacophony
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Impidimp
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
12.1 lbs. 5.5 kg
Impidimp
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
53
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Impidimp
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
File:F859.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
50
External Links

Impidimp (Japanese: ベロバー Beroba) is a dual-type Dark/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Morgrem starting at level 32, which evolves into Grimmsnarl starting at level 42.

Contents

Biology

Impidimp is a small fuchsia Pokémon with a large head, small body, and wiry limbs. Its hands have three fingers each while its feet don't have digits. Its face has a purple "mask", prominent pointed ears, large eyes with small pupils, a long nose with a single nostril, and a fanged mouth. It usually has its purple tongue sticking out. The back of its head sports a tuft of hair that resembles a bat wing. It and its evolved forms are male-only species.

Impidimp is a mischievous Pokémon that loves to sneak into people's houses to steal things and generally be a nuisance to their occupants. This allows them to feed on negative emotions that Impidimp causes and they siphon the negative energy of their annoyed targets by sucking through their noses. It and its evolved forms are currently the only Pokémon to learn the move Confide by leveling up.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Impidimp (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#238
Sword Through its nose, it sucks in the emanations produced by people and Pokémon when they feel annoyed. It thrives off this negative energy.
Shield It sneaks into people's homes, stealing things and feasting on the negative energy of the frustrated occupants.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword
Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Outskirts, Stony Wilderness, Glimwood Tangle
Shield
Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Outskirts, Stony Wilderness, Glimwood Tangle,
Trade Maractus in Stow-on-Side


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
265
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
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Confide Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
044 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
088 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
1212 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2828 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3333 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
3636 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
4444 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Impidimp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Impidimp

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM87Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR14Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Impidimp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Impidimp

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Impidimp 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 Impidimp in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Impidimp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Impidimp

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Impidimp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Impidimp


Evolution

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Unevolved
Impidimp
 Dark  Fairy 
Rare Candy
Level 32
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First evolution
Morgrem
 Dark  Fairy 
Rare Candy
Level 42
861Grimmsnarl.png
Second evolution
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 

Trivia

  • Impidimp was first showcased during an E3 2019 demo and the "Pokémon Live Camera" 24-hour live-stream of Glimwood Tangle, but was never officially acknowledged before the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
  • No Pokémon have the same type combination as Impidimp and its evolved forms.
    • Impidimp and its evolved forms are also the only Fairy-type Pokémon to have a double resistance to Dark-type moves.
  • Impidimp shares its category with Nuzleaf. They are both known as the Wily Pokémon.
  • Impidimp, Hatenna, and their evolved forms can be considered counterparts. Both are Generation VIII Pokémon evolving once at level 32, then at level 42. Impidimp and its evolved forms are male-only, while Hatenna and its evolved forms are female only. Their final evolved forms are both Fairy-type Pokémon with identical base experience and catch rates, and each Pokémon in each evolutionary line has the same base stat total as their counterpart (e.g. Impidimp and Hatenna both have a base stat total of 265). Impidimp and Hatenna's evolutionary lines also share similarities with mythical beings from European folklore and mythology: Impidimp's family shares traits with goblins, and Hatenna's family shares traits with witches.
  • Impidimp and its evolved forms are the only Pokémon that are in the Fairy and Human-Like Egg Groups.

Origin

Impidimp seems to be based on a variety of malevolent fairy-like creatures from European folklore, specifically imps, goblins, and gremlins. Its habit of sneaking into homes and causing mischief could be a reference to the boggart. In addition, it could be an allusion to the Lincoln Imp, a grotesque statue in Lincoln Cathedral. Impidimp's red skin, bat wing-like hair, pointed ears, and predilection for torment may also suggest partial inspiration from the pop culture depiction of a little "devil" figure, or demon.

Name origin

Impidimp may be a combination of imp, impede, impediment, and impudent (rude and disrespectful). It may also involve dimpsey, British dialect referring to the time around dusk, thus alluding to its darker nature.

Beroba may be a combination of ベロ bero (tongue) and ベロベロバァ beroberobā (peekaboo).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ベロバー Beroba From ベロ bero and ベロベロバァ beroberobā
France Flag.png French Grimalin From grimace, malin, and gremlin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impidimp Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bähmon From bäh and Dämon or Monster
Italy Flag.png Italian Impidimp Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메롱꿍 Merongkkung From 메롱 merong and 까꿍 kkakkung
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 搗蛋小妖 Dóudáansíuyīu From 搗蛋 dóudáan, síu, and yīu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 搗蛋小妖 / 捣蛋小妖 Dǎodànxiǎoyāo From 搗蛋 / 捣蛋 dǎodàn, xiǎo, and yāo


Related articles

External links

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