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Purugly
Tiger Cat Pokémon
ブニャット
Bunyatto
#432
Purugly



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
Purugly
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
96.6 lbs. 43.8 kg
Purugly
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
183
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Purugly
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F432.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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.

Contents

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 frighten 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.

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

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

Main article: Mars's Purugly

Mars's Purugly appeared in PMDP13.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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

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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

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)

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Cheri Berry 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

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


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 432.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-040
It attacks with shock waves.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(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 Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT432.png

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

#512
Shuffle432.png

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


Pokémon GO
GO432.png 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

431Glameow.png
Unevolved
Glameow
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 38
432Purugly.png
First evolution
Purugly
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 432.png Spr b 4d 432.png Spr 4p 432.png Spr b 4p 432.png Spr 4h 432.png Spr b 4h 432.png
Spr 4d 432 s.png Spr b 4d 432 s.png Spr 4p 432 s.png Spr b 4p 432 s.png Spr 4h 432 s.png Spr b 4p 432 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 432.png Spr b 5b 432.png Spr 5b 432.png Spr b 5b 432.png
Spr 5b 432 s.png Spr b 5b 432 s.png Spr 5b 432 s.png Spr b 5b 432 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 432.png Spr b 6x 432.png Spr 6x 432.png Spr b 6x 432.png
Spr 6x 432 s.png Spr b 6x 432 s.png Spr 6x 432 s.png Spr b 6x 432 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 432.png Spr b 7s 432.png Spr 7s 432.png Spr b 7s 432.png
Spr 7s 432 s.png Spr b 7s 432 s.png Spr 7s 432 s.png Spr b 7s 432 s.png
Front Back Front Back
432MS6.png 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.

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
Japan Flag.png 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)
France Flag.png French Chaffreux From chat and affreux. The name is also an allusion to Chartreux, a domesticated cat from France.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Purugly Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Shnurgarst From schnurren and garstig
Italy Flag.png Italian Purugly Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 몬냥이 Monnyangi From 못나다 motnada and 고양이 goyang'i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png 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

External links


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