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Piplup #393: Piplup
Pokémon
#395: Empoleon Empoleon
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Prinplup (disambiguation).
Prinplup
Penguin Pokémon
ポッタイシ
Pottaishi
#394
Prinplup



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
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
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Prinplup
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
50.7 lbs. 23.0 kg
Prinplup
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
143
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Prinplup
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F394.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Prinplup (Japanese: ポッタイシ Pottaishi) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Piplup starting at level 16 and evolves into Empoleon starting at level 36.

Contents

Biology

Prinplup is a blue, penguin-like Pokémon. It is mostly dark blue with light blue facial markings, wing tips, and lower body. Its eyes are blue and it has a short yellow beak with a small point above it. Two large, yellow ridges extend from its beak over the back of its head and meet just above the nape of its neck. On its body are four large, white spots that resemble buttons. Instead of arms, it has long, flipper-like wings that are capable of knocking over and snapping trees. It has short legs with yellow, three-toed feet. Prinplup has a high sense of self-pride, which prevents it from forming groups of its own kind. This Pokémon can be found in icy waters, where it hunts for prey.

In the anime

Prinplup in the anime

Major appearances

Kenny's Prinplup

A Prinplup appeared in Getting the Pre-Contest Titters, under the ownership of Kenny. In the following episode, it battled Dawn's Piplup. In Last Call — First Round!, it was revealed to have evolved into an Empoleon by the time of the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

Other

Prinplup debuted in Dawn Of A New Era!. Three young Trainers stopped by at a Pokémon Center with their starter Pokémon, but the girl of that group had a Prinplup.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP004 Prinplup Dawn's Pokédex Prinplup, the Penguin Pokémon, and the evolved form of Piplup. A strike of its wings can be harmful as it searches the oceans for prey.
DP026 Prinplup Ash's Pokédex Prinplup, the Penguin Pokémon, and the evolved form of Piplup. One blow from its wings is strong enough to knock down trees.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Platinum's Prinplup

Platinum had a Prinplup after her Piplup evolved in Eterna City in Ring Around the Roserade I. She has since evolved into an Empoleon.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Hareta's Prinplup

Prinplup makes a brief appearance after Hareta's Piplup evolves after its Everstone is removed in (Violent) Earthquake! Cyrus's Consuming Ambition. It then quickly evolves into Empoleon.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Prinplup appeared in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation.

In the TCG

Main article: Prinplup (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#008
Johto
#—
Diamond It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Pearl Its wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.
Platinum Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
HeartGold It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
White
Black 2 Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Y It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
Omega Ruby It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Alpha Sapphire It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Piplup
Platinum
Evolve Piplup
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Global Link event Piplup
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Global Link event Piplup
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Piplup
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 16 (Island Scan)Tu
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Hia Valley
Rumble
Bright Beach
MD Stormy
Evolve Piplup
PokéPark Wii
Iceberg Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Fontaine
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild Battle, Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 1
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 637
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Quiet Inlet (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Barry's Piplup

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
64
124 - 171 238 - 332
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
68
65 - 132 126 - 258
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
76
72 - 140 141 - 276
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
405
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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/21 ★★★

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Prinplup's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 394.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-207
It hurls blobs of water. It also attacks by ramming.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-084/N-002
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush394Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW394.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Prinplup guards the Chairlift in the Iceberg Zone. His favorite Attractions are Gyarados's Aqua Dash and Empoleon's Snow Slide.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP394.png HP: ★★★ Move: BubbleBeam
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Torrent
Ability 2: Wave Rider
Ability 3: Pride
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Piplup when its Attack is 51 or higher
Evolves into Empoleon when its Attack is 102 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: and Ina
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT394.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#363
Shuffle394.png

Three Force
Increases damage when you make a match of three.


Pokémon GO
GO394.png Base Stamina: 162 Base Attack: 150 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Piplup Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Bubble Beam, Hydro Pump, Icy Wind

Evolution

393Piplup.png
Unevolved
Piplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
394Prinplup.png
First evolution
Prinplup
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
395Empoleon.png
Second evolution
Empoleon
 Water  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 394.png Spr b 4d 394.png Spr 4p 394.png Spr b 4d 394.png Spr 4p 394.png Spr b 4h 394.png
Spr 4d 394 s.png Spr b 4d 394 s.png Spr 4p 394 s.png Spr b 4d 394 s.png Spr 4p 394 s.png Spr b 4d 394 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 394.png Spr b 5b 394.png Spr 5b 394.png Spr b 5b 394.png
Spr 5b 394 s.png Spr b 5b 394 s.png Spr 5b 394 s.png Spr b 5b 394 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 394.png Spr b 6x 394.png Spr 6x 394.png Spr b 6x 394.png
Spr 6x 394 s.png Spr b 6x 394 s.png Spr 6x 394 s.png Spr b 6x 394 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 394.png Spr b 7s 394.png Spr 7s 394.png Spr b 7s 394.png
Spr 7s 394 s.png Spr b 7s 394 s.png Spr 7s 394 s.png Spr b 7s 394 s.png
Front Back Front Back
394MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Prinplup images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 4p Prinplup intro.png
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

  • Prinplup shares its category with its pre-evolved form and Eiscue. They are all known as the Penguin Pokémon.

Origin

Prinplup is based on a penguin. The crests on its head suggest it may be based on a species of crested penguin.

Name origin

Prinplup is a combination of prince and plup (sound of hitting the water).

Pottaishi is a combination of ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha (splashing in water or having a plump appearance) and 皇太子 kōtaishi (crown prince).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポッタイシ Pottaishi From ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha and 皇太子 kōtaishi
France Flag.png French Prinplouf From prince and plouf
Spain Flag.png Spanish Prinplup Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pliprin From plip and Prinz
Italy Flag.png Italian Prinplup Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팽태자 Pengtaiza From penguin and 황태자 hwangtaeja
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 波皇子 Bōhuángzǐ From , 皇子 huángzǐ, and 皇太子 huángtàizǐ


Related articles

External links


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