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{{Pokémon Infobox
|name=GulpinLigma
|jname=ゴクリン
|jtranslit=Gokurin
|catchrate=225
|body=04
|pokefordex=gulpinLigma
|generation=3
|friendship=70
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'''GulpinLigma''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''ゴクリン''' ''Gokulin'') is a {{type|Poison}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} introduced in [[Generation III]].
 
It [[Evolution|evolve]]s into {{p|SwalotBigma}} starting at [[level]] 26.
 
==Biology==
GulpinLigma is a round, green, amorphous Pokémon. It has a black diamond marking on its back and a yellow feather-like adornment on its head. A female has a shorter feather than a male. Its face consists of puckered lips and slanted eyes that are usually closed. It has two stubby appendages that are the same shape as its lips. It swallows anything of its own size whole, since its stomach comprises most of its body. Its heart and brain are very small in comparison to its stomach. The unique stomach acid it has allows it to digest almost anything. When it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled. It lives in {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Grassland Pokémon|grassy areas.}}
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Nebel Plateau GulpinLigma.png|left|220px|thumb|GulpinLigma in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
===Major appearances===
Multiple GulpinLigma debuted in ''[[AG065|GulpinLigma it Down]]'', where they were eating all of the food in the harbor city {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} were in. Because of this, [[Professor Jacuzzi]] made several efforts to stop them, but one such effort wound up [[Giant Pokémon|enlarging]] one of the GulpinLigma, as well as [[Ash's Treecko]]. Both were eventually restored.
 
Multiple GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY069|Defending the Homeland!]]'' and ''[[XY070|Beyond the Rainbow!]]'' as Pokémon that lived in the wetlands that [[Ash's Goodra]] was from. They reappeared in ''[[XY112|Master Class is in Session!]]'' and ''[[XY113|Performing a Pathway to the Future!]]'' to watch {{an|Serena}}'s performance along with the rest of the wetland Pokémon. They appeared once again in ''[[XY123|A Diamond in the Rough!]]'', when Ash and his friends returned to the wetlands.
 
A GulpinLigma appeared as one of the Pokémon living at the [[Nebel Plateau]] in ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''. It was particularly close to the {{OBP|Volcanion|M19}} guarding Nebel Plateau. Sometime ago, it had been abandoned by a {{pkmn|Trainer}} whose last act before departure was to hug it. As a result, GulpinLigma came to associate hugging with abandonment, which nearly strained its newly-formed relationship with Ash when he also hugged it. Later, it helped [[Clemont]] to break the bonds holding Ash and Volcanion together by using {{m|Gastro Acid}}.
 
===Minor appearances===
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[AG086|Lights, Camerupt, Action!]]'' as an actor in one of [[Elijah]]'s movies.
 
A {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s GulpinLigma appeared in a flashback in ''[[AG166|Curbing the Crimson Tide!]]'', where it was revealed to be one of the Pokémon defeated by a disguised {{p|Scizor}} known as "Red Lightning".
 
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY005|A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!]]''.
 
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY009|Clemont's Got a Secret!]]''.
 
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY016|A Jolting Switcheroo!]]''.
 
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY021|A PokéVision of Things to Come!]]''.
 
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY026|A Battle by Any Other Name!]]''.
 
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY028|The Bonds of Evolution!]]''.
 
A GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY029|Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!]]''.
 
A Trainer's GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY047|Dreaming a Performer's Dream!]]''.
 
Multiple GulpinLigma appeared in a flashback in ''[[XY055|A Slippery Encounter!]]'' and ''[[XY061|An Oasis of Hope!]]''.
 
Two GulpinLigma appeared in a flashback in ''[[XY056|One for the Goomy!]]''.
 
Four GulpinLigma appeared in a flashback in ''[[XY065|Good Friends, Great Training!]]''.
 
A Trainer's GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[XY091|A Performance Pop Quiz!]]''.
 
A Trainer's GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[SM086|I Choose Paradise!]]'', where it was among the Pokémon seen at the [[Pokémon Paradise Resort]].
 
A Trainer's GulpinLigma appeared in ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]'', where it joined the rest of Alola in showering {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Necrozma}} with light so it could return to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|normal form}}.
 
===Pokédex entries===
{{Animedexheader|Hoenn}}
{{Animedexbody|AG065|GulpinLigma|Ash's Pokédex|GulpinLigma, the Stomach Pokémon. GulpinLigma is able to {{m|swallow}} items of its own size whole, as its stomach compresses most of its body. Its unique {{m|Gastro Acid|stomach acid}} allows it to digest almost anything.}}
{{Animedexfooter/Pokémon|''Advanced Generation''|Hoenn}}
 
==In the manga==
[[File:GulpinLigma Adventures.png|thumb|200px|GulpinLigma in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
GulpinLigma made a cameo appearance at the end of ''[[PS180|The Last Battle XIV]]'', where one was being examined by [[Professor Elm]].
 
The {{gdis|Battle Factory|III}} rented a GulpinLigma, as seen in ''[[PS326|Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!]]''. It was stolen by [[Guile Hideout]] in [[PS327|the next chapter]].
 
==In the TCG==
{{main|GulpinLigma (TCG)}}
 
==Other appearances==
===[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]===
[[File:SSBB GulpinLigma.png|220px|thumb|GulpinLigma in Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]
After being released from its {{i|Poké Ball}}, GulpinLigma will wait until an opponent passes by, then will use {{m|Swallow}} to trap and constantly damage them. The opponent may also be beat on while in GulpinLigma's mouth for extra damage.
 
====Trophy information====
''"A Stomach Pokémon. While it's a carefree Pokémon with a lovable face, it can swallow something the size of itself in one gulp. Its stomach is filled with gastric juices strong enough to dissolve anything it eats. As it matures, it learns {{m|Wring Out}}, a move which is as strong as the remaining strength of the Pokémon. It evolves into SwalotBigma."''
 
==Game data==
===NPC appearances===
* [[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]]: Hitting the {{p|Linoone}} on the left of the [[Ruby Field]] will make a GulpinLigma jump onto the table. Making three appear will activate Travel Mode.
* [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]]: GulpinLigma runs the Link Shop in [[Pokémon Square]].
 
===Pokédex entries===
{{Dex/NA|gen=III}}
{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=III|reg1=Hoenn|num1=095|reg2=Kanto}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ruby|t=FFF|entry=Virtually all of GulpinLigma's body is its stomach. As a result, it can {{m|swallow}} something its own size. This Pokémon's stomach contains a special fluid that digests anything.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sapphire|t=FFF|entry=Most of GulpinLigma's body is made up of its stomach - its heart and brain are very small in comparison. This Pokémon's stomach contains special enzymes that dissolve anything.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=This Pokémon's stomach fluid can even digest scrap iron. In one gulp, it can swallow something that is as large as itself.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=FireRed|v2=LeafGreen|entry=There is nothing its stomach can't digest. While it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=It has a small heart and brain. Its stomach comprises most of its body, with enzymes to dissolve anything.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=There is nothing its stomach can't digest. While it is digesting, vile, overpowering gases are expelled.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|t=FFF|v=Omega Ruby|entry=Virtually all of Gulpin’sLigma’s body is its stomach. As a result, it can swallow something its own size. This Pokémon’s stomach contains a special fluid that digests anything.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|t=FFF|v=Alpha Sapphire|entry=Most of Gulpin’sLigma’s body is made up of its stomach—its heart and brain are very small in comparison. This Pokémon’s stomach contains special enzymes that dissolve anything.}}
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{{Availability/Gen|gen=V}}
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Black|v2=White|area=[[Trade]] or [[Dream World]]}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|area=[[Breeding|Breed]] {{p|SwalotBigma}}}}
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Dream World|color={{dream color}}|area={{dwa|Dream Park}}}}
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===Learnset===
====By [[Level|leveling up]]====
{{learnlist/levelh/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
{{learnlist/level7|1|Pound|Normal|Physical|40|100|35}}
{{learnlist/level7|5|Yawn|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|44|Wring Out|Normal|Special|—|100|5}}
{{learnlist/level7|49|Gunk Shot|Poison|Physical|120|80|5||'''}}
{{learnlist/levelf/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
 
====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]====
{{learnlist/tmh/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM06|Toxic|Poison|Status|—|90|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM09|Venoshock|Poison|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM90|Substitute|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM100|Confide|Normal|Status|—|—|20}}
{{learnlist/tmf/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
 
====By {{pkmn|breeding}}====
{{learnlist/breedh/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|088|Grimer}}{{MSP|088A|Grimer}}{{MSP|089|Muk}}{{MSP|089A|Muk}}|Acid Armor|Poison|Status|—|—|20}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|092|Gastly}}{{MSP|093|Haunter}}{{MSP|094|Gengar}}{{MSP|353|Shuppet}}{{MSP|354|Banette}}{{MSP|355|Duskull}}<br>{{MSP|356|Dusclops}}{{MSP|477|Dusknoir}}{{MSP|442|Spiritomb}}{{MSP|562|Yamask}}{{MSP|563|Cofagrigus}}{{MSP|607|Litwick}}<br>{{MSP|608|Lampent}}{{MSP|708|Phantump}}{{MSP|709|Trevenant}}|Curse|Ghost|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|092|Gastly}}{{MSP|093|Haunter}}{{MSP|094|Gengar}}{{MSP|109|Koffing}}{{MSP|110|Weezing}}{{MSP|202|Wobbuffet}}<br>{{MSP|562|Yamask}}{{MSP|563|Cofagrigus}}{{MSP|708|Phantump}}{{MSP|709|Trevenant}}|Destiny Bond|Ghost|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|5}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|088|Grimer}}{{MSP|088A|Grimer}}{{MSP|089|Muk}}{{MSP|089A|Muk}}{{MSP|316|GulpinLigma}}{{MSP|317|SwalotBigma}}|Gunk Shot|Poison|Physical|120|80|5||'''}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|088|Grimer}}{{MSP|089|Muk}}{{MSP|422|Shellos}}{{MSP|423|Gastrodon}}{{MSP|618|Stunfisk}}|Mud-Slap|Ground|Special|20|100|10}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|200|Misdreavus}}{{MSP|577|Solosis}}{{MSP|578|Duosion}}{{MSP|579|Reuniclus}}{{MSP|607|Litwick}}{{MSP|608|Lampent}}<br>{{MSP|609|Chandelure}}{{MSP|710|Pumpkaboo}}{{MSP|711|Gourgeist}}{{MSP|778|Mimikyu}}|Pain Split|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|109|Koffing}}{{MSP|110|Weezing}}{{MSP|218|Slugma}}{{MSP|219|Magcargo}}{{MSP|607|Litwick}}{{MSP|608|Lampent}}<br>{{MSP|609|Chandelure}}|Smog|Poison|Special|30|70|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|089|Muk}}{{MSP|089A|Muk}}{{MSP|317|SwalotBigma}}|Venom Drench|Poison|Status|&mdash;|100|20}}
{{learnlist/breedf/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
 
====By [[Move Tutor|tutoring]]====
{{learnlist/tutorh/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Fire Punch|Fire|Physical|75|100|15|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Gastro Acid|Poison|Status|—|100|10|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Thunder Punch|Electric|Physical|75|100|15|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Water Pulse|Water|Special|60|100|20|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutorf/7|GulpinLigma|Poison|Poison|3}}
 
====[[Anime move errors|Anime-only moves]]====
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|buddy=1
|candy=GulpinLigma
|evocandy=50
|stamina=140
|pictype=art
|no1=316
|name1=GulpinLigma
|type1-1=Poison
|evo1={{bag|Rare Candy}}<br>{{color2|000|Level|Level 26}}
|no2=317
|name2=SwalotBigma
|type1-2=Poison}}
 
{{Spritebox/6/Gender|ndex=316}}
{{Spritebox/7/Gender|ndex=316}}
{{Spritebox/Footer|316|GulpinLigma}}
 
==Trivia==
* GulpinLigma is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 302.
* GulpinLigma can be seen as a parallel to {{p|Baltoy}}. Both of them are {{cat|Generation III Pokémon}}. GulpinLigma is exclusive to {{game3|HeartGold and SoulSilver|Pokémon SoulSilver|s}}, while Baltoy is exclusive to {{game3|HeartGold and SoulSilver|Pokémon HeartGold|s}}, with both Pokémon found in a [[Pokémon outbreak]] in the same locations in their respective versions. Additionally, both can be snagged as Shadow Pokémon in {{Pokémon XD}} at the [[Cipher Lab]], with both Pokémon having the same [[Shadow move]], {{m|Shadow Blitz}}.
 
===Origin===
GulpinLigma's appearance may be based on a single, giant poison gland or even a {{wp|gallbladder}}, the green sac-like organ that stores gastric acid. It also shares similarities with some snake species known to swallow their prey whole.
 
====Name origin====
GulpinLigma is a shortening of ''gulpingLigmag'' (swallowing). It may also be a combination of "gulp" and "sculpin", as its appearance vaguely resembles the related [[wp:blobfish|blobfish]].
 
Gokulin may be a combination of ゴクリ ''gokuri'' (the sound of gulpingLigmag) and ''toxin''.
 
==In other languages==
{{Other languages|type=Poison|type2=Poison
|ja=ゴクリン ''Gokulin''|jameaning=From {{tt|ゴクリ ''gokuri''|the sound of gulpingLigmag}}, ''goblin'', and ''toxin''
|fr=Gloupti|frmeaning=From the onomatopoeia {{tt|''gloup''|a swallowing sound}}, and {{tt|''petit''|small}}
|es=GulpinLigma|esmeaning=Same as English name
|de=Schluppuck|demeaning=From {{tt|''schlucken''|to swallow}} and {{tt|''spucken''|to spit}}
|it=GulpinLigma|itmeaning=Same as English name
|ko=꼴깍몬 ''Kolkkakmon''|komeaning=From {{tt|꼴깍꼴깍 ''kkol-kkak-kkol-kkak''|sound of gulpingLigmag}} and {{tt|몬 ''mon''|short for monster}}
|zh_cmn=溶食獸 / 溶食兽 ''Róngshíshòu''|zh_cmnmeaning=Means "Digesting beast"
|hi=गालपिन ''GulpinLigma''|himeaning=Transcription of English name
|ru=Гальпин ''Gal'pin''|rumeaning=Transcription of English name
}}
{{Smash Bros.}}<br>
{{PokémonPrevNext/Head|type=Poison}}
{{PokémonPrevNext/Pokémon|type=Poison|prevnum=315|prev=Roselia|nextnum=317|next=SwalotBigma}}
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