Ludicolo (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ludicolo (disambiguation).
Ludicolo
Carefree Pokémon
ルンパッパ
Runpappa
#272
Ludicolo



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Grass
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Rain Dish Cacophony
Cacophony
Own Tempo
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Grass
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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Weight
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
181
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
216
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ludicolo (Japanese: ルンパッパ Runpappa) is a dual-type Water/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Lombre when exposed to a Water Stone. It is the final form of Lotad.

Biology

Ludicolo is a bipedal Pokémon that appears to be a mixture of a pineapple and a duck. There is a green, sombrero-like growth on its head that is similar to a lily pad. Growing out of the top of its head is a short brown stem with a yellow spiky upper portion. Ludicolo has black eyes surrounded by a patch of green and an orange bill. Its body is covered with shaggy yellow fur and has several zigzagging brown stripes. The female has thinner stripes than the male.

Ludicolo has large, green hands with two black lines on its palms, and thick green legs with a black circle on the underside of its feet. Ludicolo becomes more powerful when it hears festive music and will appear near laughing children on hikes. As it becomes more energetic and active, it will break into a dance. Being the result of evolution via Evolution stone, Ludicolo is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found near the water's edge.

In the anime

 
Ludicolo in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Ludicolo

In Once in a Mawile, Brock's Lombre evolved into a Ludicolo. It is currently back at Pewter Gym with Brock's siblings.

Other

Ludicolo debuted in Gotta Dance!. It kept showing up out of nowhere whenever the Poké-Baton was activated.

Ludicolo made its main series debut in Go Go Ludicolo, under the ownership of Poncho. It battled Ash twice, defeating his Corphish with its defensive skills, and was also the target of one of Team Rocket's schemes.

In Like It or Lup It!, a trio of wild Ludicolo became involved in one of Team Rocket's schemes.

In A Faux Oak Finish!, a wild Ludicolo evolved from a Lombre when Professor Oak gave it a Water Stone.

In Good Friends, Great Training!, Tierno was revealed to have caught a Ludicolo to Ash, Serena, and Bonnie. In Valuable Experience for All!, it was used in Tierno's battle against Sawyer, but it was defeated by Aegislash.

In Up to Your Neck!, Ash and Goh requested a Ludicolo for its help in freeing a Marshtomp stuck in the ground. It used Rain Dance to soften the mud and helped pull it free.

Minor appearances

A Ludicolo appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Ludicolo appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG067 Ludicolo May's Pokédex Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. Ludicolo becomes extremely active whenever it hears a cheery rhythm. This can also lead it to exert extreme power in battle.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP007 Ludicolo Dawn's Pokédex Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. When Ludicolo listens to happy music, its power grows stronger, and it just has to dance.
DP139 Ludicolo Ash's Pokédex Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. If Ludicolo hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking into a dance.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN041 Ludicolo Goh's Rotom Phone Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon. A Water and Grass type. When Ludicolo hears a lively rhythm, the cells in its body become more active.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Brock's Ludicolo

Brock owns a Ludicolo in Ash & Pikachu.

Pokémon Adventures

Aqua Admin Shelly evolved her Lombre to a Ludicolo using her Water Stone whilst fighting Sapphire near Rustboro City in Mowing Down Ludicolo. She later used her to overpower Flannery's Vulpix using Nature Power.

A Ludicolo made a cameo appearance in Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise. It was one of the Pokémon Emerald rented during his Battle Factory challenge, but it was quickly traded for a different Pokémon.

The Battle Factory rented a Ludicolo, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!.

At the other Battle Frontier, a Ludicolo appeared alongside Dahlia in Interrupting Ivysaur. Due to the results of the Battle Arcade's roulette, Dahlia swapped teams with Platinum. Ludicolo's powerful Water-type moves helped the challenger defeat her own Rapidash.

In the TCG

Main article: Ludicolo (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

A Ludicolo appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#021
Kanto
#—
Ruby Ludicolo begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This Pokémon is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings.
Sapphire Upon hearing an upbeat and cheerful rhythm, the cells in Ludicolo's body become very energetic and active. Even in battle, this Pokémon will exhibit an amazing amount of power.
Emerald When it hears festive music, all the cells in its body become stimulated, and it begins moving in rhythm. It does not quail even when it faces a tough opponent.
FireRed The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo's cells, making it more powerful.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If it hears festive music, it begins moving in rhythm in order to amplify its power.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
White
Black 2 If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #057
Hoenn
#021
X If it hears festive music, all its muscles fill with energy. It can't help breaking out into a dance.
Y The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo's cells, making it more powerful.
Omega Ruby Ludicolo begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This Pokémon is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings.
Alpha Sapphire Upon hearing an upbeat and cheerful rhythm, the cells in Ludicolo's body become very energetic and active. Even in battle, this Pokémon will exhibit an amazing amount of power.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#038
Sword The rhythm of bright, festive music activates Ludicolo's cells, making it more powerful.
Shield If it hears festive music, it begins moving in rhythm in order to amplify its power.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Trade
Sapphire
Evolve Lombre
Emerald
Evolve Lombre
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Lombre
Platinum
Evolve Lombre
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Lombre
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
Evolve Lombre
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Lombre
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Lombre
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Lombre
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Lombre
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Dappled Grove
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Lombre
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Lombre
Ranger
Fall City, Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1F-B12F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1F-B12F)
MD Blazing MD Stormy
Wonder Mail codes
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX40
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Waterfall Basin (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Picross
Area 21: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 6 Ludicolo English United States 20 August 21 to 27, 2004
BW JR Kyushu Train Station Ludicolo Japanese Japan 50 April 2 to 22, 2012
BWB2W2 Toler Webb's Ludicolo English North America 30 April 14, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield   Mental Herb (5%)
Events*   Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
480
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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/21 ★★☆☆


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 ½×
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Teeter Dance Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
011 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
011 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
011 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
011 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
011 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
011 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 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
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR14  TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR71  TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
      
      
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
      
      
    
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
      
      
      
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
      
      
      
 
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
   Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
   Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ludicolo 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 Ludicolo in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Bubble × Water Special 04040 100}}100% 30
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Water Sport × Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ludicolo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ludicolo
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Amigo! Let us dance merrily!
26%-50% HP At half HP, it's hard to find the rhythm!
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I want to be cheerful... But I'm fainting...
Level up Amigo! I leveled up! Time for a celebration!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 26 Max. exp.: 46
Browser entry R-134
Ludicolo dances cheerfully while singing. Its tune interferes with capturing.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Grass
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×4)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-245
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 70 - 130   15

#510
 

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 173 Base Defense: 176
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Solar Beam, Ice Beam*, Energy Ball*, Leaf Storm*

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Lotad
 Water  Grass 
 
Level 14
 
First evolution
Lombre
 Water  Grass 
 
Water Stone
 
Second evolution
Ludicolo
 Water  Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Ludicolo images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Ludicolo seems to be based on a lily pad and the kappa, a Japanese yōkai that has a water-filled dish on its head and a turtle-like beak (although Ludicolo's beak is closer to that of a duck or platypus). The colors and shape of its body are similar to various fruits such as a gourd, pineapple, or papaya. It also resembles a stereotypical Mexican folk dancer or mariachi performer with its sombrero-shaped head, poncho-like body hair, and dancing movements.

Name origin

Ludicolo may be a combination of ludic (aimlessly playful), ludicrous or ridiculous (absurd or silly), paludicolous (inhabiting a marsh), and colocynth (a plant that bears a round, green fruit). Colo may also be an anagram of loco (Spanish for crazy).

Runpappa may be a combination of ルンルン runrun (happy or bouncy) or rumba (a Cuban dance) and 河童 kappa or papaya (a green fruit native to Mexico).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ルンパッパ Runpappa From ルンルン runrun, rumba, 河童 kappa, and papaya
  French Ludicolo Same as English name
  Spanish Ludicolo Same as English name
  German Kappalores From Kappa and Kokolores
  Italian Ludicolo Same as English name
  Korean 로파파 Ropapa From lotus and 갓파 katpa
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 樂天河童 / 乐天河童 Lètiānhétóng From 樂天 lètiān, , tóng, and 河童 hétóng, literally "happy kappa"


Related articles

External links


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