Purugly (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Purugly
Tiger Cat Pokémon
ブニャット
Bunyatto
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Purugly



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Thick Fat or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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Weight
96.6 lbs. 43.8 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
183
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Purugly (Japanese: ブニャット Bunyatto) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Glameow starting at level 38.

Biology

Purugly is a rotund gray and white feline Pokémon with a crescent-shaped head. Its ears are pointed and tipped purple. It has whiskers with a zigzag-like pattern at the end of them. The frilly portion of its spiraling tail is forked, but it usually keeps it clasped around its waist, which makes it appear less fat. Despite appearing very sluggish, Purugly will not be reluctant to attack if angered and can be quite fast.

Purugly attempts to make itself look larger and more intimidating by cinching its waist with its forked tail. It barges into the nests of other Pokémon and frightens them off so Purugly can claim the nest as its own. It can be found in both urban areas and heavily wooded forests.

In the anime

 
Purugly in the anime

Major appearances

Mars's Purugly

Mars's Purugly appeared in Double Team Turnover!, which also marked the species' main series debut, Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins!.

Other

In For The Love Of Meowth!, Mamie's Purugly evolved from a Glameow after it was hurt by James's Carnivine's Bullet Seed. Meowth had been attracted to Purugly as a Glameow, but once it evolved and had a sudden personality change, Meowth lost all interest in it.

Minor appearances

Purugly debuted in The Rise of Darkrai, where it was on a rooftop.

A Purugly appeared in the opening sequence of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, a Coordinator's Purugly competed in a Double Performance along with a Roserade in the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Purugly competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Team Rocket Grunt's Purugly attacked the Resort Area. It reappeared in Nightfall? Nightmares! and A Midsummer Night's Light!.

Ash helped an old lady's Purugly to cross the street in Sleuths for Truth!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP178 Purugly Dawn's Pokédex Purugly, the Tiger Cat Pokémon, and the evolved form of Glameow. By rounding its tail around itself, it can appear to be bigger, and when locking eyes with another, it can stare forever.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

Main article: Mars's Purugly

Mars's Purugly appeared in PMDP13.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Mars's Purugly

A Purugly appeared in Belligerent Bronzor, under the ownership of Mars. While bulky, Purugly is a powerful battler that aided her escape from the Valley Windworks. Mars later calls upon Purugly to battle Diamond, defeating the Drifblim Fantina entrusted to him.

A Purugly appeared in a picture in Omega Alpha Adventure 4.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Mars's Purugly

Purugly appears as one of Mars's Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!. In The Mystery Boy, Jun!!, it was sent out to fight Hareta and Jun. Purugly had the upper hand when it cut the power to the Valley Windworks, but Hareta's Shinx solved the problem by restoring power with its Spark. It later battled, and was quickly defeated by, Deoxys.

In the TCG

Main article: Purugly (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  Spoilers end here.  

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#077
Johto
#—
Diamond It is a brazen brute that barges its way into another Pokémon's nest and claims it as its own.
Pearl To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
Platinum It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
HeartGold It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
White
Black 2 It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
Y To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
Omega Ruby It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.
Alpha Sapphire To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
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
Trade
Pearl
Routes 222 and 229
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Evolve Glameow
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forests (west of Route 114, north of Lilycove City, north of Route 124), Mirage Island (north of Route 125)
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
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Shining Pearl
Routes 222 and 229


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Glameow
MD Sky
Evolve Glameow
Ranger: SoA
Cargo Ship
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
MD GTI
Worldcore (B1-B13), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall), Mt. Travail (13F-20F)
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Mo
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 362
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Fledgling Field (All Areas), Black Realm: Grim Rendezvous (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal


Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   Cheri Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
71
131 - 178 252 - 346
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
59
57 - 122 110 - 238
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Total:
452
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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Purugly is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
Evo.Evo. Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
055 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
088 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
1313 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
1717 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
2020 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2525 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
2929 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3232 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3737 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4545 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
5252 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
6060 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10  TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89  TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Purugly 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 Purugly in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Purugly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Purugly
  • 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: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:  
Normal
Field move:  
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-040
It attacks with shock waves.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Normal
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Normal
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-163/N-148
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#512
 

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 174 Base Attack: 172 Base Defense: 133
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Play Rough, Thunder, Aerial Ace

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Glameow
 Normal 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Purugly
 Normal 


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


Trivia

Origin

Purugly is based on a wild tiger cat, though its appearance is closer to an overweight tabby cat. It may also be based on the nekomata, a type of cat-based yōkai. The way it binds its stomach with its tail is similar to a corset.

Name origin

Purugly is a combination of purr and ugly. It may also be a play on "pure ugly".

Bunyatto may be a combination of デブ debu (fat), ニャー nyā (the sound a cat makes), and cat. Bu may also derive from 不細工 busaiku (ugly).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ブニャット Bunyatto From デブ debu (fat), ニャー nyā (the sound a cat makes), and cat. Bu may also derive from 不細工 busaiku (ugly)
  French Chaffreux From chat and affreux. The name is also an allusion to Chartreux, a domesticated cat from France.
  Spanish Purugly Same as English name
  German Shnurgarst From schnurren and garstig
  Italian Purugly Same as English name
  Korean 몬냥이 Monnyangi From 못나다 motnada and 고양이 goyang'i
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 東施喵 Dōng Shī Miāo 東施 comes from the idiom 東施效顰 Dōngshī xiào pín. Its origin is about an ugly woman, who later earned the nickname "東施" for attempting to imitate 西施 Xī Shī, an extremely beautiful woman. 喵 is the onomatopoetic sound of a cat.


Related articles

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