Prinplup (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 Prinplup (disambiguation).
Prinplup
Penguin Pokémon
ポッタイシ
Pottaishi
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Prinplup



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Competitive
Gen IX+ Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
Gen V-VIII Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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Weight
50.7 lbs. 23.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
143
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
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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

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.

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, sturdy, 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. Prinplup can swim gracefully in the cold seas. Its singing voice has been compared to a roaring tide.

Evolution

Prinplup evolves from Piplup and evolves into Empoleon.

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

 
Unevolved
Piplup
 Water 

 
First evolution
Prinplup
 Water 

 
Second evolution
Empoleon
 Water  Steel 


In the anime

Main series

 
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.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Prinplup appeared in The Rival under the ownership of Barry, having evolved from his Piplup. It was used to battle Jupiter and her Skuntank at Lake Acuity and was eventually defeated. It later evolved into Empoleon.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Platinum's Prinplup

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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

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
#—
Sinnoh
#008
Hisui
#162
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
Shining Pearl Its wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.
Legends: Arceus It swims gracefully through the frigid sea and sings with a voice like the roaring tide. It has powerful, sturdy wings and dignity to match.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#198
Scarlet It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees in half with a single hit.
Violet Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.


 
Prinplup in the Blueberry Pokédex

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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Piplup
Legends: Arceus
Cobalt Coastlands: near Spring Path, near Islespy Shore (mass outbreaks), massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Piplup


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
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Quiet Inlet (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 637
Masters EX
Evolution: Barry & 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 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

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
Evo.Evo. Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1515 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1919 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2828 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
3333 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3737 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4242 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
4646 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
5050 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
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
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 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
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM196  TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM212  TM212 Triple Axel Ice Physical 02020 090}}90% 10
TM216  TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
Power Trip Dark Physical 20 100% 10
Roost Flying Status —% 5
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Prinplup
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Pound Normal Physical 40 100% 35
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Prinplup
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Prinplup
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:  
(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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Water
Field move:
(past)
 
(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
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#363
 

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


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 162 Base Attack: 150 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   100
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Bubble Beam, Hydro Pump, Icy Wind, Frustration , Return 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Piplup
 Water 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Prinplup
 Water 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Empoleon
 Water  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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
Legends: Arceus
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Prinplup images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

 
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. Prinplup's body looks like it is clothed in a tailcoat adorned with buttons, often likened to the black and white plumage of penguins.

Name origin

Prinplup may be a combination of prince and plup (sound of a pebble hitting water).

Pottaishi may be a combination of ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha (sound of a pebble splashing in water) and 皇太子 kōtaishi (crown prince).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ポッタイシ Pottaishi From ぽちゃぽちゃ pochapocha and 皇太子 kōtaishi
  French Prinplouf From prince and plouf
  Spanish Prinplup Same as English name
  German Pliprin From plip and Prinz
  Italian Prinplup Same as English name
  Korean 팽태자 Pengtaiza From penguin and 황태자 (皇太子) hwangtaeja
  Mandarin Chinese 波皇子 Bōhuángzǐ From and 皇子 huángzǐ or 皇太子 huángtàizǐ
  Cantonese Chinese 皇子 Bōgwòhngjí From and 皇子 wòhngjí or 皇太子 wòhngtaaijí


Related articles

External links


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