Popplio (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Popplio
Sea Lion Pokémon
アシマリ
Ashimari
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Popplio



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Liquid Voice
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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Weight
16.5 lbs. 7.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Popplio (Japanese: アシマリ Ashimari) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Brionne starting at level 17, which evolves into Primarina starting at level 34.

Along with Rowlet and Litten, Popplio is one of the three first partner Pokémon of Alola available at the beginning of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. They were also the second Generation VII Pokémon to be revealed to the public on May 10, 2016.

Biology

 
Popplio enjoys making bubbles from water!

Popplio is a pinniped Pokémon that is primarily blue. It has large eyes, a long, white snout with black whiskers, and a round, pink nose. There is a small, rounded earflap on each side of its head. Around its neck is a light blue ruff, which extends past its shoulders. It has four flippers. The front flippers are larger than the hind and have white markings separating its toes.

Popplio can snort bubbles of water from its nose, which it uses as part of its battle strategy. On land, it uses the elasticity of its bubbles to perform acrobatic stunts and jumps. Popplio practices daily with increasingly larger water bubbles. The sheer force of their bubbles bursting can deal a lot of damage. It can swim at 25 mph (40 km/h)[1] Popplio has complete control of its water bubbles. Popplio is famous for its hard-working nature. It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

Popplio and its evolved forms are the only known Pokémon that can have Liquid Voice as an Ability.

Evolution

Popplio evolves into Brionne, which evolves into Primarina.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Popplio
 Water 

 
First evolution
Brionne
 Water 

 
Second evolution
Primarina
 Water  Fairy 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#007
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun This Pokémon snorts body fluids from its nose, blowing balloons to smash into its foes. It's famous for being a hard worker.
Moon This Pokémon can control water bubbles. It practices diligently so it can learn to make big bubbles.
Ultra Sun The balloons it inflates with its nose grow larger and larger as it practices day by day.
Ultra Moon Popplio gets on top of its bouncy water balloons to jump higher. It's quite the acrobatic fighter!
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It creates special bouncy balloons to send at its opponents. When the balloons pop, the sheer force of their bursting is what deals damage.*
Shield If Popplio want to create big, powerful balloons, they must be persistent. It takes daily practice for these Pokémon to develop their skills.*
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#224
Scarlet This Pokémon can control balloons made of water. It practices diligently so it can learn to make big balloons.
Violet The balloons it inflates with its nose grow larger and larger as it practices day by day.


   
Popplio in the Alolan Pokédex Popplio in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
First partner Pokémon from Hala in Iki Town
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
First partner Pokémon from Professor Kukui in Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Reward for finding at least 100 Alolan Diglett (if the player chose Sobble)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome (after boosting biodiversity in the Coastal Biome)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal (Festive Hat)
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Popplio Appears
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Elio & Popplio


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 3, 2021

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
54
53 - 116 101 - 227
54
53 - 116 101 - 227
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
320
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Popplio is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
066 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
099 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1212 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
1515 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
1818 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
2121 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2727 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
3333 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
3636 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Popplio
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Popplio
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM019  TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM037  TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM139  TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM145  TM145 Water Pledge Water Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM196  TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM212  TM212 Triple Axel Ice Physical 02020 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Popplio
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Popplio
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Life Dew Water Status —% 10
Perish Song Normal Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Popplio
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Popplio
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Popplio

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 115   10

#713
 

Block Shot
Erases two unbreakable-block disruptions and increases damage.


Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
  Friendship Item: Splash Plate (500 ) ★: Random treasure
Skill: Drops sunken treasure
Recovery time: 7 hours
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 120 Base Defense: 103
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Pound, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Water Pulse, Aqua Tail

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Popplio
 Water 
 
Level 17
 
First evolution
Brionne
 Water 
 
Level 34
 
Second evolution
Primarina
 Water  Fairy 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Popplio images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Popplio in the anime

Major appearances

Lana's Popplio

Popplio debuted in Alola to New Adventure! as Lana's main Pokémon. It evolved into a Brionne in Evolving Research!, and again into a Primarina in The One That Didn't Get Away!.

Minor appearances

A Popplio briefly appeared alongside a Rowlet and Litten in I Choose You!.

A Trainer's Popplio appeared in a flashback in Battling the Beast Within! as a resident of what is now the Ultra Ruin.

A Popplio appeared in a fantasy alongside the other first partner Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM005 Popplio Rotom Pokédex Popplio, the Sea Lion Pokémon. A Water type. Popplio can control water balloons, and works hard so it can make bigger balloons.

GOTCHA!

A Popplio briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Popplio briefly appeared playing with some children in The Eclipse.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Popplio debuted in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl, under the ownership of Professor Kukui. In A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart, he was revealed to have given it to Hau. It later evolved into Brionne and eventually further into Primarina.

Pokémon Horizon

A Popplio appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

A Popplio appeared in a fantasy in Traveling Trainer Tokio.

In the TCG

Main article: Popplio (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Popplio may be based on a sea lion and a Hawaiian monk seal with elements of a circus clown. Popplio's propensity for blowing bubbles from its nose may also be based on common circus trick where sea lions balance balls on their noses or on the hooded seal and its inflatable nasal cavity.

Name origin

Popplio may be a combination of sea lion pup, pop, pōpō (Hawaiian for ball), and ʻīlio-holo-i-ka-uaua (Hawaiian for the Hawaiian monk seal; meaning "dog that runs in rough water").

Ashimari may be a combination of 海驢 ashika (sea lion), 鞠 mari (ball), and marine.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アシマリ Ashimari From 海驢 ashika, mari, and marine
  French Otaquin From otarie, taquin, and arlequin
  Spanish Popplio Same as English name
  German Robball From Robbe and Ball
  Italian Popplio Same as English name
  Korean 누리공 Nurigong From 온눌 onnul and gong
  Mandarin Chinese 球球海獅 / 球球海狮 Qiúqiúhǎishī From qiú and 海獅 / 海狮 hǎishī
  Cantonese Chinese 球球海獅 Kàuhkàuhhóisī From kàuh and 海獅 hóisī


See also

References

External links



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