Morpeko (Pokémon)

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Morpeko
Two-Sided Pokémon
モルペコ
Morpeko
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Full Belly Mode
Full Belly Mode
Hangry Mode
Hangry Mode



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Type
Electric Dark
Unknown Unknown
Hangry Mode
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Hunger Switch Cacophony
Hangry Mode
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hangry Mode
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
180 (33.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Fairy
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Full Belly Mode
0'0" 0 m
Hangry Mode
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
6.6 lbs. 3.0 kg
Full Belly Mode
0 lbs. 0 kg
Hangry Mode
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
153
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Full Belly Mode
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Hangry Mode
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
Hangry Mode
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Hangry Mode
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
50
External Links

Morpeko (Japanese: モルペコ Morpeko) is a dual-type Electric/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Morpeko can change forms with its Hunger Switch Ability.

Biology

Morpeko is a short, chubby rodent Pokémon who can change forms via its Hunger Switch Ability, which alters its appearance. The features shared between the two forms are short, stubby arms and feet, a pair of pink circular cheek pouches, a very tiny nose, two almond-shaped ears with a single fur tuft under each, and a primary body color separating two areas of fur which cover the arms, ears, cheeks, and eyes, and zigzag inward towards its face, stopping at the waist line. These fur patches form pockets in which it is seen storing seeds. In its Full Belly mode, its body is a creamy yellow in color, its eyes are circular and black with large white pupils, the fur on the left side of its body is black, and on the right side, it is brown. A single bucktooth can be seen protruding from its smiling mouth. While in its Hangry Mode, Morpeko's primary body color turns purple, its eyes become downward-slanting red semi-circles, and the right-hand patch of fur turns from brown to black so that it matches the other side. Its mouth is also constantly formed into an angry snarl.

Morpeko carries around Berry seeds that have been electrically roasted in its pockets. It treats the seeds with care as if they were precious treasures, until it eats them as a snack. Regardless, it will still be hungry no matter how much it eats. By experiencing prolonged hunger, the hormones in Morpeko changes, and its fur color changes.[1] As a result of intense hunger, Morpeko becomes extremely aggressive, driven into committing all kinds of evil deeds and enacting extreme violence until its hunger is satisfied. As seen in the anime, when Morpeko's hunger is satisfied, it will refuse to eat more food and attack anyone who tries to feed it. The energy with its cheeks changes from an Electric-type energy to Dark-type energy. Morpeko is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Aura Wheel.

In the anime

Main series

 
Full Belly Mode Morpeko in the anime
 
Hangry Mode Morpeko in the anime

Major appearances

Morpeko (anime)

Morpeko debuted in both of its modes in Sobbing Sobble!, where it stole Team Rocket's food and fled while they were in the Galar region. It later encountered Team Rocket again and sent them blasting off with Aura Wheel. It currently lives with the trio in their secret base.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN028 Morpeko Team Rocket's Rotom Phone A Morpeko. Honestly... I'm just not feeling it today...

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

 
Morpeko (right) in the Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Morpeko appeared in its Full Belly Mode in Buddy, under the ownership of a Lass.

A Morpeko appeared in its Full Belly Mode in Early-Evening Waves, under the ownership of Marnie. It was seen alongside its Trainer inside the Battle Café. It reappeared in Sky and in both of its modes in The Gathering of Stars.

GOTCHA!

A Morpeko briefly appeared in its Full Belly Mode in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Marnie.

In the manga

 
Full Belly Mode Morpeko in Pokémon Adventures
 
Hangry Mode Morpeko in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Morpeko debuted in PASS06, under the ownership of Marnie.

In the TCG

Main article: Morpeko (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Morpeko appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#344
Galar
Isle of Armor #104
Galar
Crown Tundra #157
Full Belly Mode
Sword As it eats the seeds stored up in its pocket-like pouches, this Pokémon is not just satisfying its constant hunger. It's also generating electricity.
Shield It carries electrically roasted seeds with it as if they're precious treasures. No matter how much it eats, it always gets hungry again in short order.
Hangry Mode
Sword Intense hunger drives it to extremes of violence, and the electricity in its cheek sacs has converted into a Dark-type energy.
Shield Hunger hormones affect its temperament. Until its hunger is appeased, it gets up to all manner of evil deeds.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Routes 7 and 9, Lake of Outrage
Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Challenge Beach, Ballimere Lake
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 October 1 to 31, 2020

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
58
118 - 165 226 - 320
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
97
91 - 163 179 - 322
Total:
436
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 ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Power Trip Dark Physical 02020 100100% 10
1515 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
2020 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2525 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3030 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
3535 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4040 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4545 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
5050 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Aura Wheel Electric Physical 110110 100100% 10
6060 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Morpeko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Morpeko

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
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
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82  TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM90  TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic 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
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Morpeko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Morpeko

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
    
Charge Electric Status —% 20
      
      
     
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
    Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
   Quash Dark Status 100% 15
      
 
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
      Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
      
      
      
    
Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
   Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Morpeko 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 Morpeko in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Morpeko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Morpeko

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh EP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Morpeko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Morpeko


Evolution

 
Unevolved
Morpeko
 Electric  Dark 


Forms

Default
 
Full Belly Mode
Morpeko
 Electric  Dark 




Activate Hunger Switch
 
Hangry Mode
Morpeko
 Electric  Dark 

Trivia

Origin

Morpeko may be based on the golden hamster with some elements of a guinea pig. Like Morpeko, hamsters are known for biting and exhibiting violent territorial behavior, hoarding food, and having incredibly high metabolisms, hence its Dark-type and Hangry Mode. On top of that, its signature move Aura Wheel may be a reference to hamster wheels. Its color scheme may be inspired on the broken color pattern found in many guinea pig breeds.

Name origin

Morpeko may be a combination of モルモット morumotto (guinea pig) and 腹ペコ hara peko (hungry, starving).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese モルペコ Morpeko From モルモット marmot and 腹ペコ harapeko
  French Morpeko Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Morpeko Same as Japanese name
  German Morpeko Same as Japanese name
  Italian Morpeko Same as Japanese name
  Korean 모르페코 Moreupeko Same as Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 莫魯貝可 Mohklóuhbuihó Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 莫魯貝可 / 莫鲁贝可 Mòlǔbèikě Transcription of its Japanese name


Full Belly Mode

Language Title
  Japanese まんぷくもよう Full Stomach Mode
Chinese Cantonese 滿腹花紋 Múhnfūk Fāmàhn
Mandarin 滿腹花紋 / 满腹花纹 Mǎnfù Huāwén
  French Mode Rassasié
  German Pappsattmuster
  Italian Motivo Panciapiena
  Korean 배부른 모양 Baebureun Moyang
  Russian Форма Полный Живот Forma Polnyy Zhivot
  Spanish Forma Saciada
  Thai ร่างอิ่ม

Hangry Mode

Language Title
  Japanese はらぺこもよう Hungry Mode
Chinese Cantonese 空腹花紋 Hūngfūk Fāmàhn
Mandarin 空腹花紋 / 空腹花纹 Kōngfù Huāwén
  French Mode Affamé
  German Kohldampfmuster
  Italian Motivo Panciavuota
  Korean 배고픈 모양 Baegopeun Moyang
  Russian Форма Злоголодная Forma Zlogolodnaya
  Spanish Forma Voraz
  Thai ร่างหิว


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Notes

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