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Hoppip #187: Hoppip
Pokémon
#189: Jumpluff Jumpluff
Skiploom
Cottonweed Pokémon
ポポッコ
Popocco
#188
Skiploom



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Skiploom
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Weight
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg
Skiploom
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
136
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
119
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Skiploom
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F188.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Skiploom (Japanese: ポポッコ Popocco) is a dual-type Grass/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Hoppip starting at level 18 and evolves into Jumpluff starting at level 27.

Contents

Biology

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 in the anime

Major appearances

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.

Minor appearances

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.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP178 Skiploom 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 Ash & Pikachu manga

A Skiploom was seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Do Your Best Bulbasaur!!.

In the movie adaptations

Skiploom appeared in Celebi: a Timeless Encounter.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Two Skiploom appeared in Popular Pupitar.

In Bringing up Bellossom, Erika used a Skiploom to fight Pryce and his Swinub in the opening ceremony of the Indigo League, but it falls easily due to the type disadvantage and the old man's incredible skill.

An Aroma Lady's Skiploom appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z,.

A Skiploom entered the Pokéathlon in Out-Odding Oddish.

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

Skiploom appeared in CCP39.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Skiploom appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Rin owns a Skiploom in GDZ64.

In the TCG

Main article: Skiploom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#068
Gold The bloom on top of its head opens and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Silver It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Crystal As soon as it rains, it closes its flower and hides in the shade of a tree to avoid getting wet.
Stadium 2 The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Skiploom's flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees F. How much the flower opens depends on the temperature. For that reason, this Pokémon is sometimes used as a thermometer.
Sapphire
Emerald It blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees F. Because its flower's blooming changes with the temperature, it is sometimes used as a thermometer.
FireRed It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
LeafGreen The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#068
Diamond It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The bloom on top of its head open and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
SoulSilver It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
White
Black 2 It blooms when the weather warms. It floats in the sky to soak up as much sunlight as possible.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #136
Hoenn
#—
X The bloom on top of its head opens and closes as the temperature fluctuates up and down.
Y It spreads its petals to absorb sunlight. It also floats in the air to get closer to the sun.
Omega Ruby Skiploom's flower blossoms when the temperature rises above 64 degrees Fahrenheit. How much the flower opens depends on the temperature. For that reason, this Pokémon is sometimes used as a thermometer.
Alpha Sapphire
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 II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 14MorningDay
Crystal
Route 14MorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Hoppip
Colosseum
Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Hoppip
Generation IV
Diamond
North Route 205 (Poké Radar)
Pearl
Fuego Ironworks (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Evolve Hoppip
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 14MorningDay
Safari Zone (Meadow)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Hoppip
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Hoppip
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Hoppip
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
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 10, Secret Storage 20, Endless Level 2, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Great Canyon (1F-3F), Pitfall Valley (15F-20F), Joyous Tower (42F-46F), Remains Island (B15-B20)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-11F), Tiny Meadow (1F-4F), Lush Prairie (1F-5F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (1F-11F), Tiny Meadow (1F-4F), Lush Prairie (1F-5F)
MD Blazing MD Light
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Hoppip
MD Stormy
Evolve Hoppip
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Ranger: GS
Latolato Trail
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Seabreeze Trail
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Flower Garden: The Garden at the End of Time, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 534
Event: Pokémon Safari (25th release; Winking)
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Fluffy Meadow (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Celebi Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Celebi SeaFinal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
340
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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

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


Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani188.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP It feels fabulous to float in the sky!
26%-50% HP My HP is down to half.
1%-25% HP Please, help... I can barely stay afloat...
Level up My level went up! I'll try to float higher up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 188.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-027
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush188Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW188.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Skiploom lives in the Flower Zone. Hoppip and Jumpluff of the Granite Zone are her friends.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PPW188.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is energetic, innocent, and spoiled. He heard Tympole talking excitedly about Seismitoad's charm, but he doesn't understand the fascination.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT188.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#656
Shuffle188.png

Sleep Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is asleep.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#656
Shuffle188Winking.png

Paralyze+
Rarely leaves the foe paralyzed for an even longer period of time.


Pokémon GO
GO188.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 91 Base Defense: 120
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Hoppip Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Dazzling Gleam, Energy Ball

Evolution

187Hoppip.png
Unevolved
Hoppip
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 18
188Skiploom.png
First evolution
Skiploom
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 27
189Jumpluff.png
Second evolution
Jumpluff
 Grass  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 188.png Spr b 2g 188.png Spr 2s 188.png Spr b 2g 188.png Spr 2c 188.png Spr b 2g 188.png
Spr 2g 188 s.png Spr b 2g 188 s.png Spr 2s 188 s.png Spr b 2g 188 s.png Spr 2c 188 s.png Spr b 2g 188 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 188.png Spr b 3r 188.png Spr 3e 188.png Spr b 3r 188.png Spr 3r 188.png Spr b 3r 188.png
Spr 3r 188 s.png Spr b 3r 188 s.png Spr 3e 188 s.png Spr b 3r 188 s.png Spr 3r 188 s.png Spr b 3r 188 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 188.png Spr b 4d 188.png Spr 4d 188.png Spr b 4p 188.png Spr 4h 188.png Spr b 4h 188.png
Spr 4d 188 s.png Spr b 4d 188 s.png Spr 4d 188 s.png Spr b 4p 188 s.png Spr 4h 188 s.png Spr b 4p 188 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 188.png Spr b 5b 188.png Spr 5b 188.png Spr b 5b 188.png
Spr 5b 188 s.png Spr b 5b 188 s.png Spr 5b 188 s.png Spr b 5b 188 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 188.png Spr b 6x 188.png Spr 6x 188.png Spr b 6x 188.png
Spr 6x 188 s.png Spr b 6x 188 s.png Spr 6x 188 s.png Spr b 6x 188 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 188.png Spr b 7s 188.png Spr 7s 188.png Spr b 7s 188.png
Spr 7s 188 s.png Spr b 7s 188 s.png Spr 7s 188 s.png Spr b 7s 188 s.png
Front Back Front Back
188MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Skiploom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • 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.

Origin

Skiploom appears to be based on a bulb and a flower, specifically a dandelion.

Name origin

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).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポポッコ Popocco From 蒲公英 tanpopo and 根っ子 nekko
France Flag.png French Floravol From fleur or flora and vol
Spain Flag.png Spanish Skiploom Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Hubelupf From hubbelig and hüpfen
Italy Flag.png Italian Skiploom Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두코 Duko From 두( 頭) doo and part of its Japanese name kko
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 毽子花 Jiànzihuā Literally "Shuttlecock flower"


External links

Hoppip #187: Hoppip
Pokémon
#189: Jumpluff Jumpluff
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