Popplio (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Popplio (disambiguation).
Popplio
Sea Lion Pokémon
アシマリ
Ashimari
#728
Popplio



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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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
3855 - 4111 steps
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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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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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 three starter Pokémon of Alola available at the beginning of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.

Along with Rowlet and Litten, it was the second Generation VII Pokémon to be revealed to the public on May 10, 2016.

Biology

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 is able to 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. It practices daily with increasingly larger water bubbles. It can swim at 25 mph (40 km/h)[1]

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 starter 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)

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
#—
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.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Starter Pokémon from Hala in Iki Town
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Starter Pokémon from Professor Kukui in Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Trade
Expansion Pass
Reward for finding 100 Alolan Diglett (if the player chose Sobble)


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal (Festive Hat)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Popplio Appears
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Elio's)


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 VIII, 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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 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

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water 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
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM89  TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
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
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 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 of Popplio

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 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 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 Popplio in that game.
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP Triple Axel Ice Physical 20 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 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 of Popplio
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
VII Aromatic Mist Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Double Slap × Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 10
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • 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 Popplio
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Popplio
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

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

Evolution

 
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
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Popplio images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


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 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
  Cantonese Chinese 球球海獅 Kàuhkàuhhóisī From kàuh and 海獅 hóisī
  Mandarin Chinese 球球海獅 / 球球海狮 Qiúqiúhǎishī From qiú and 海獅 / 海狮 hǎishī


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