Skiploom is a plant Pokémon that has a round, green body with stubby arms, feet, and tail. It has large, flat ears on the sides of its head and oval, orange eyes with no pupils. On top of its head is a yellow bloom with a white center. Skiploom spreads its petals to absorb as much sunlight as possible. The bloom on top of its head opens and closes as the temperature fluctuates and its flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 °F (18 °C). Because of this, it is sometimes used as a thermometer. It floats in the air to try to get closer to the sun, but closes its flower and immediately hides under the shade of a tree when it rains. If the weather gets too cold, Skiploom will fly away and migrate to warmer regions so that it can photosynthesize. Some people claim to be able to determine a Skiploom's birth location by the scent coming off of its flower. Skiploom lives in temperate grasslands. As seen in the games, the bloom on its head can turn clockwise.
Skiploom evolves from Hoppip and evolves into Jumpluff.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
Skiploom debuted in The Grass Route, under the ownership of Ephraim and the nickname of "Skippy". It battled Ash's Bulbasaur during the Grass Tournament finals.
In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, Steveland's Skiploom entered the Squallville PokéRinger. It first went up against James and Yanmega, and ultimately won when an updraft of air disoriented Yanmega. Skiploom then went up against Paul and his Honchkrow but was defeated.
In Turning Over a New Bayleef, Haruno has a Skiploom living in a garden.
In Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, multiple Skiploom were among the feuding Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
In A Tyrogue Full of Trouble, a Skiploom received an apple from a Tyrogue.
In Fangs for Nothin', multiple Skiploom were living on the Dragon Holy Land.
A Skiploom appeared in Camp Pikachu.
In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Skiploom to the school's underage students for use in lessons.
In Grass Hysteria!, multiple Skiploom were living in the Forbidden Forest.
In Showdown at the Oak Corral and Journey to the Starting Line!, multiple Skiploom were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
In That's Just Swellow, a Skiploom participated in the Crossgate PokéRinger competition.
In Who's Flying Now?, a Skiploom was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.
Multiple Skiploom appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.
In Hi Ho Silver Wind!, multiple Skiploom belonging to a Coordinator competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival.
Multiple Skiploom appeared in Island Time.
In Harley Rides Again, multiple Skiploom belonging to a Coordinator competed in the Wisteria Town Pokémon Contest.
A Skiploom appeared in The Champ Twins!.
Four Skiploom appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). A fifth Skiploom appeared with them in the follow-up episode.
In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, multiple Skiploom listened as Nando was playing his music.
A girl's Skiploom appeared in League Unleashed!.
Multiple Skiploom appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions. Zorua turned into one in order to float safely to the ground after escaping Grings Kodai's plane.
Multiple Skiploom appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.
A Skiploom appeared in Clemont's Got a Secret!.
A Skiploom appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant.
A Skiploom appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.
A Trainer's Skiploom appeared in Thawing an Icy Panic!. It attended the Coumarine City Festival in Under the Pledging Tree!.
Two Skiploom appeared in A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!.
A Trainer's Skiploom appeared in Master Class is in Session!.
In A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!, a Skiploom fled from Team Flare as they were conducting an experiment.
Two Skiploom appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.
Multiple Skiploom appeared in The Power of Us, with some under the ownership of different Trainers and others being wild.
Three Skiploom appeared in HZ009.
A Trainer's Skiploom appeared in HZ010. It battled Nemona, only to be defeated by her Pawmo.
||Skiploom, the evolved form of Hoppip. This happy-go-lucky Grass type has a flower on its head, which opens and closes depending on the temperature.
In The Show, a Skiploom was used to provide special effects for the Kimono Girls' performance.