Purrloin (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Stoutland #508: Stoutland
Pokémon
#510: Liepard Liepard
Purrloin
Devious Pokémon
チョロネコ
Choroneko
#509
Purrloin



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Purrloin
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Weight
22.3 lbs. 10.1 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
56
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Purrloin
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Purrloin (Japanese: チョロネコ Choroneko) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Liepard starting at level 20.

Biology

Purrloin is a primarily purple, feline Pokémon. Its head has tufted fur on its ears and cheeks. There are long, tapered violet markings above its green, eyes. It has a diminutive black nose on its creamy muzzle, and a small, oval, cream-colored marking above each eye. Its neck, shoulders, back, and hind paws are also cream-colored. The tip of its tail has a curved, vaguely scythe-like extension. Purrloin is a quadrupedal Pokémon, but it can stand and walk on its hind legs as well.

Purrloin is a mischievous Pokémon that likes to steal from people. Purrloin feels amusement from the frustration of those it steals from. It will put on a cute act in order to get its victims to let their guard down. Should this facade succeed, the victim is left with stinging scratches and broken pride from Purrloin's laughter. However, it is often forgiven even if it is caught stealing due to its charm. When angered, it fights back with its claws. In Galar, Purrloin has a fierce rivalry with Nickit.

In the anime

 
Purrloin in the anime

Major appearances

Purrloin made its main series debut in Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?, under the ownership of Misha. Oshawott and Meowth both fell in love with Purrloin, but Misha later revealed it was actually a boy and had been tricking them with feminine behavior.

In Clash of the Connoisseurs!, Ricard Nouveau used a Purrloin in a battle against Cilan. It battled Crustle and was eventually defeated by a combination of Shell Smash and Rock Wrecker. Purrloin reappeared in a flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.

In Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, Mrs. Ripple owns a Purrloin. Having witnessed the theft of the Eye of Liepard, it tried to help Cilan's investigation, but Cilan was scared of Purrloin. However, it eventually revealed Teaque as the culprit of the theft.

Minor appearances

Purrloin debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

In Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, the Swords of Justice legend featured a Purrloin.

A Purrloin appeared in a flashback in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Purrloin appeared in a flashback in To Catch a Rotom!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Purrloin was living at Pokémon Hills.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in a fantasy or a flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.

In Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, a Trainer's Purrloin attended the Pokémon Summer Camp.

A Performer's Purrloin appeared in Day Three Blockbusters!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Confronting the Darkness!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

In Party Dancecapades!, a Performer's Purrloin attended Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

Three Trainers' Purrloin appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Four Purrloin appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!, each under the ownership of a different Trainer.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW044 Purrloin Ash's Pokédex Purrloin, the Devious Pokémon. Purrloin fools people into letting their guard down so it can steal their possessions. When angered, it uses its claws to fight back.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW

N's Purrloin was only shown interacting with him while Clefairy was recording his voice to sell CD's.

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

A Purrloin first appeared in BWGP02, where Takurō caught it after it was abandoned by its Trainer.

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Purrloin first appeared in Justice Trainer Shin Appears!, under the ownership of N. It was used to deliver a letter to Togari.

Pokémon RéBURST

Rug has a Purrloin, which she uses as her Burst form.

Pokémon Adventures

A Trainer's Purrloin appeared in An Odd Speech.

A Purrloin appeared in Letting Go, under the ownership of N. He was used to battle Black in Accumula Town.

A Team Plasma Grunt used a Purrloin in Homecoming.

Prior to Unforgettable Memories, Hugh received a Purrloin from his grandfather, and later gave it to his younger sister for her birthday. It was stolen by Team Plasma when Hugh and his sister were out battling.

In the TCG

Main article: Purrloin (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

A Purrloin appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #015
Unova
B2W2: #012
Black They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
White Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Black 2 Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #042
Hoenn
#—
X Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Y They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
Omega Ruby Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
Alpha Sapphire They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#044
Sword It steals things from people just to amuse itself with their frustration. A rivalry exists between this Pokémon and Nickit.
Shield Opponents that get drawn in by its adorable behavior come away with stinging scratches from its claws and stinging pride from its laughter.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 2 and 3, Dreamyard
Black 2 White 2
Routes 3, 19, and 20
Route 2 (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Liepard
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 2, Lake of Outrage, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Watchtower Ruins, East Lake Axewell, North Lake Miloch, Motostoke Riverbank
West Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Challenger's Ground, World Axle - B1F; Field: Challenger's Ground
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 13
Nacht Carnival: Stage 508
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 07
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Zygarde Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
41
101 - 148 192 - 286
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
37
37 - 97 71 - 190
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
37
37 - 97 71 - 190
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total:
281
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 ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
055 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1616 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2121 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2424 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
2828 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4040 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
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
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
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TR73  TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
Copycat Normal Status —% 20
      
      
  
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
      
   
Double Team Normal Status —% 15
      
      
      
      
      
      
  
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
      
      
      
    
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
      
 
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Purrloin 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 Purrloin in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • 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:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Assist × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • 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 Purrloin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purrloin
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 66 Base Defense: 44 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is a capricious lady. Even with her mischievous behavior, she has a mysterious noble look. No Pokémon hates her.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 40 - 115   15

#34
 

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 121 Base Attack: 98 Base Defense: 73
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Play Rough, Dark Pulse

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Purrloin
 Dark 
 
Level 20
 
First evolution
Liepard
 Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Purrloin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Purrloin was seen first in the Pokémon Sunday special episode preview on September 6, 2010. It was later removed from the same preview, much like the revelation of Zekrom's secondary type earlier.
  • Purrloin is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 281.
  • Purrloin shares its category with Morgrem. They are both known as the Devious Pokémon.

Origin

Purrloin appears to be based on a tuxedo cat. Its fur pattern, behavior, and feline influence suggest that it may also be based on a female thief, commonly known as a cat burglar.

Name origin

Purrloin is a combination of purr (a sound a cat makes) and purloin (to steal).

Choroneko may be a combination of ちょろまかす choromakasu (to pilfer) and 猫 neko (cat).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese チョロネコ Choroneko From ちょろまかす choromakasu and neko
  French Chacripan From chat and sacripant
  Spanish Purrloin Same as English name
  German Felilou From felis and filou
  Italian Purrloin Same as English name
  Korean 쌔비냥 Ssaebinyang From 쌔비다 ssabida and nyang
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 扒手貓 / 扒手猫 Páshǒumāo Literally "Pickpocket cat".


External links


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