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, red 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. Skiploom lives in temperate grasslands. As seen in the games, the bloom on its head can turn clockwise.
In the anime
Skiploom debuted in The Grass Route, under the ownership of Ephraim. Nicknamed "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.
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| 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 manga
In the TCG
- Skiploom's normal color and Shiny color is reverse to its pre-evolution, Hoppip.
- Skiploom is the last Pokémon to be mentioned in the Pokérap GS.
- Skiploom, its pre-evolution, and its evolution were given their English names by Nob Ogasawara.
Skiploom appears to be based on a bulb and a flower, specifically a dandelion.
Skiploom is a combination of skip and bloom. It may also derive from loom (an instrument used in weaving) or a corruption of plume or plumose (possessing filaments or branches that give a feathery look). The names of all stages of its evolutionary line are based on the phrase, "Just a hop, skip, and a jump away."
Popocco is a combination of 蒲公英 tanpopo (dandelion) and 根っ子 nekko (root).
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