Talk:Dawn's Piplup

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I think Pochama used Bide aganist the Ariados...I'm not sure though. -Sketchies 23:38, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

It did. - Paperfairy @ 20:35 03/19/2007

Piplup's voice

I think Piplup is voiced by Jamie Peacock cause in a way it sounds like Ash's Cyndaquil. - unsigned comment from Livinlarge18 (talkcontribs)

That could be true... Though I can't be sure because they never list the voices for Pokémon in the credits (except for Pikachu). --ケンジガール 01:53, 1 October 2007 (UTC)


Could it be said that Piplup might not evolve? It knows Whirlpool which is a level 32 move, and evolves into Prinplup at level 16... Or would that be purely speculation? - Constant 10:31, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

seeing how much time it's spent out of the pokeball,and as it's dawn's signature pokemon(much like ash and pikachu),i think its going to stay a piplupGarrison12795 12:31, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Also level = not anime. Otherwise jeez, Ash either Rare Candied Charmeleon a lot or just didn't bother training Charmander. TTEchidna 08:26, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah Level/evolving seems to have very little standing in the show, I mean Ash's Charmander knew flamethrower when he caught it. - unsigned comment from Cahillbro (talkcontribs)

though i kinda want it to evolve. Its amazingly cute, but an Empoleon or at least a Prinplup could do wonders for her. Maybe she'll catch a Chikorita for GSDS. i wish... but dont count on it.

That's what most thought on Torchic during Adv. But it evolve anyways. And level did exist in the anime but is now neglected. Remember back in the first season, someone mentioned Pikachu as around lvl.25 after Ash said he was traveling for just two months, forgot the episode title sorry.

Well, maybe we should all wait for DP121 Torngentleman2 18:56, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

And wait we shall... this evolution debate has become very big and exciting across forums now. It's actually quite an interesting puzzle to work out all the clues and look at the facts to see what will happen. I still hope it evolves, because that would be a big surprise. It would be fantastic if we saw a preview of it evolving... the white light surrounding its body, it changing shape, the white light disappearing and it being permanently changed into a Prinplup. This would be fun to see, but sadly, all signs are pointing to it not evolving... most people on different forums have said things like "It may just be Piplup's Mysterious Garden", "Piplup might just have got run away lessons from Misty's Psyduck" and my personal favourite "Piplup might pull a Bulbasaur". Currently I'd say 80% chance it'll not evolve, 20% it will.

We have to wait just over half a month, but it'll be totally worth it to see the answer. Plus, as time goes on, we may start seeing previews and pics, and then the Arceus poster might get updated with Piplup replaced with Prinplup... the suspense is killing me! Oh yeah, just one more thing. If it turns out that it doesn't evolve and it stays the same, I won't be furious or anything. I'll be quite annoyed, but I'll just keep up hope that one day the little bratty penguin will grow up. There will be a day! --Dusknoir477 19:17, 11 March 2009 (UTC)


its obvious its torrent but idk how to edit that Happizelpom 05:33, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

That was never shown. -Billy4b2004 12:10, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
But Torrent is the only ability Piplup can have. It can't have another ability, and it can't have no ability, so it must be Torrent, even though it's never been used so far. Dilophosaurus Rex 14:49, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Like you said, never been used so far. So, no point being there.♥ Csisps_26 (ViSiT) ♥ 14:59, 2 May 2009 (UTC)


im not doubting it but what were the exact words that referred it to being male? Happizelpom 04:00, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Yea,I've watched all the dub episodes to,and I don't remember any "he" words when refering to Piplup,only "it". Lovely Rose 18:52, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Woah, woah, woah. Proof please. I have barely watched the dub (I did want to see how much they cut in the recent ghost episode) but this seems out of character, especially when almost all the evidence points towards female. Aura-Knight 23:58, 3 February 2009 (UTC) Note: On checking the history, there apparently is a small reference in DP011. I'm not going to dispute this but the dub's probably making a mistake....
Almost all evidence pointing toward Piplup being female? The only evidence pointing toward Piplup being female is that cheerleader outfit from DP061, and that's highly debatable since Pachirisu also wore one and its head stripe is heavy evidence pointing toward it being male. The fact that it's voiced by females means nothing--Madame Muchmoney's Snubbull is a confirmed female yet in the dub was voiced by a male in that evolution state, while Ash's Totodile is heavily pointed toward being male yet is voiced by females.
There's actually more evidence that points toward Piplup being male--there's the embarrasment in that maid outfit from DP062 and Dawn interpreting Piplup's speech using a masculine pronoun in the Japanese version of DP087. ****, if it weren't for Yellow and Anabel, that interpretation of Piplup's speech would probably have been taken as rock-solid evidence that Piplup is male.
Of course, there isn't enough evidence either way pointing toward a specific gender in Piplup's case. And if there isn't 100% confirmation, it doesn't matter how much evidence points toward one way--it's entirely possible that all the evidence points one direction yet it eventually gets confirmed the other way. --Shiningpikablu252 00:13, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't know for sure, but I think it is quite likely male. It just looks it. Piplup have a large chance of being male also. A Piplup gender debate better not start. --Dusknoir477 12:41, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure Dawn said "He woke up for a little, but then went back to sleep in A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine". But, I don't know... Torngentleman2 18:57, 11 March 2009 (UTC)


DP121's sure made our lives difficult.

Could be another EP091 ploy, but who knows at this point. Personally, I'd say let's not take risks with a title as blatant as that. TTEchidna 19:58, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Since Piplup is on the Movie 12 Poster, and Chimchar and Staravia are not, I don't think it's likely that Piplup will be evolving any time in the next few months. So I'm going to guess it's a ploy. However, I agree that it's wise not to take risks, or to allow anyone to edit the page because "they're sure Piplup will evolve" or anything like that.--Purimpopoie 20:08, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Could be someone else's Staraptor/Monferno/Piplup on the movie poster.. then again, this also applies to the episodes said Pokémon 'evolve' in. Tina 20:11, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Given the fact that the anime likes to screw with us, I'd bet on someone else's Piplup evolving. Besides, Prinpulp isn't on the poster, therefore it can't evolve. (Is it someone else's? Doubt it highly!) Aura-Knight 22:10, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
I sure hope this new episode announcement does result in Dawn's Piplup evolving. Most of the fans believe that Piplup's evolution is long overdue, and I highly doubt they'd have even suggested Piplup might evolve if Kenji-girl's whole "Piplup's a second mascot" bull**** were accurate...--Shiningpikablu252 22:45, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Purimpopie is right.....PIPLUP IS NOT GOING TO EVOLVE? When ever they put it in the title this specific, it even hints that it's not gonna's like Ash's Pikachu....there might be more episodes about it trying to evolve....but it's NEVER GOING TO EVOLVE!!!--Tavisource 23:05, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
There's always a possibility that it could evolve, despite all the clues pointing to it not evolving. But I just hope this isn't the same as Pikachu (with it facing its evolution and refusing to evolve) because then everyone will use this as evidence for PearlShipping or something >> ~ overgrownsol 23:08, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
It's pretty obvious it's not evolving. The 12th movie confirms this. I'm sure this episode will air before it, right? Just another stupid rumor.
Shiningpikablu... you're so funny. You don't think Piplup is the second mascot, yet you believed that Dawn's Pachirisu was going to die... Piplup's never evolving. You just can't handle someone else being a mascot besides Pikachu and Meowth. As we've seen, the DP series has broken more barriers than the previous generations. Someone other than Ash fights an Elite Four member, a trade went on between two main characters, and Ash gained a Pokémon that previously belonged to his rival. Why is Piplup being another mascot so unbelievable compared to all of this? Get over it. --ケンジガール 23:12, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
We pretty much knew Pikachu wasn't going to be evolving in DP074 because it had refused to evolve when given a chance way back in EP013. Piplup, on the other hand, has never been stated as not wanting to evolve. Sure, we've had cryptic titles before, but I've placed my chips on this outcome: Piplup evolves. --Shiningpikablu252 23:14, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Piplup IS a mascot...all over official Pokémon sites...they list Piplup along with Ash, Brock, Dawn, and Pikachu....they are ALL on the SAME list....!!!--Tavisource 23:15, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Okay, but it's a lost bet. Movie confirms it's not evolving. I doubt the writers would have Piplup evolve now when it's going to be a Piplup 4 months from now. --ケンジガール 23:18, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure that it won't evolve, judging from the official Pokémon movie site/posters. Besides, DP074's Japanese title also confused us about Pikachu's evolution, despite being the mascot.. And, it's not EP013, it's EP014. Ҝəυzø8 10:08, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
How do we know it isn't some CoTD or other character's Piplup? YinYang 20:44, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I think Tyler will appear again. 20:54, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
But Pippy has a Tiara.--Tavisource 21:45, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Seriously guys, it can't evolve. Piplup is on the poster, and it's a 99.9999999999999% chance it is Dawn's. It won't evolve. On another note, as it says "This time for Piplup", we can probably expect a certain Monferno by this time. Aura-Knight 21:49, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Movie posters can be edited. Didn't they do that once? I think Treecko was on some movie poster, then it evolved before the movie, so they updated it with Grovyle. Is that so impossible with Piplup? Now, I'm not saying Piplup will evolve here, I'm only saying it's not out of the question! I'm Missingno. Master. See my new and improved user page, and comment on it! 22:15, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Do they also edit movie trailers? Piplup was also shown in the trailers. Ҝəυzø8 11:50, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
One of the following I think will happen: 1. Piplup tries to evolve, but fails. 2. The fact that Piplup hasn't evolved yet is brought up as the main debate of the episode and is never spoken of again. 3. Piplup begins evolving, but it stops itself because its a whiny spoilsport and, like Pikachu, doesn't want to change (which means itll never evolve, much to the dismay of many viewers and me). 4. Similar to the events of Bye Bye Psyduck, everyone thinks that Piplup has evolved, but it either gets replaced accidentally by a Prinplup or Piplup pulls some prank on them. 5. Piplup evolves in a dream. Dawn wakes up to find that unfortunately her new Prinplup still a Piplup. 6. The film Arceus takes place before its evolution, which would cause much confusion. 7. All promotional images and posters of the film are incorrect and need to be redone. This however, isn't a problem. They've made several mistakes like this before. I really hope it is No. 7, because Piplup needs to evolve and fast... I don't want Piplup to be a permanant. It hasn't got an excuse... it'll evolve someday. Pikachu has an excuse not to, as it needs a Thunder Stone, but Piplup? He evolves naturally. --Dusknoir477 12:34, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

If you look on at one of their most recent updates, you'll see scans from a magazine or something, they were translated, and it says Piplup is going to be given and everstone. So no evo. ~Toastypk - Loom. 17:39, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Trust me, it's STILL going to evolve soon. Trust me, if this whole Everstone bull**** does happen (and I sure hope it doesn't), one Knock Off and it's a Prinplup. --Shiningpikablu252 18:11, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Still denying it I see... Even though there is a huge pile of evidence that it won't. Saying "and I sure hope it doesn't" just proves that you're going on your own personal interest instead of fact. --ケンジガール 07:19, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Shiningpikablu252 ok I have to remark on that. Why would the writers choose to make it hold a everstone and have a whole episode dedicated if it will evolve no less and then up and change there mind? I mean what are the odds? and what would the writers gain from doing so? It kinda does not make any sense at all.--Riggy (>0.0)> 16:43, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

NOT evolving... animeleg3.jpg --Shadow ... 20:23, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Know what?

We have this rule about not moving/"updating" anything till the episode airs. Thus, the discussion is completely useless. ΘρtιmαtumTalk 13:44, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Protection Template

needs to change, cuz the episode of piplups supposed evolution, is now DP122Happizelpom 04:27, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Real Animal

In trivia, it says that Piplup is Dawn's only Pokemon not based off a real world animal... How in the world is a penguin not a real animal?

Read it a little closer. It says "Mammal", not "animal". Penguins are birds, not mammals. All the rest of her Pokémon are mammals. MaverickNate 23:30, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


Should we use the new Piplup Outfit from DP 133??? I have a good Picture i think we can use it!!! - unsigned comment from DawnXPiplup (talkcontribs)


what is the proof that piplup is male, it wears a cheerleader skirt when it supports dawn - unsigned comment from Milhail (talkcontribs)

He is just talking about putting the image in the article. He is not discussing about gender and on all talk pages, write ~~~~ after every post. This automatically generates your signature, and lets everyone know who has written what, and when --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 12:28, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

And Adyniz, if you want to tell someone about the four tildes, make sure you put them in between <nowiki></nowiki> first. Otherwise you sign your name twice. --ケンジガール 22:18, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Okay. --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 12:29, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

When dp137 airs

We could possibly obtain a clue of piplup's gender, dont we? - unsigned comment from Kamusioso (talkcontribs)

First defeat?

In the article, it mentions that Piplup lost to Jessie's Seviper in its first battle. When did that happen? Just so it can put into the article. --rockersk08 00:49, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

hmm, i think you are right. I watched DP001 & DP002 again and piplup was the winner in both episode's battle. In the first episode, piplup fought with some wild ariados and in the 2nd episode, piplup & pikachu faced team rocket. In both episodes piplup was the victorious. --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 04:16, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Gender Trivia

Since Piplup's gender has been confirmed, should we remove the trivia about what it's gender might be. Turtwig A Contributions Talk 12:54, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

It makes sense. Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 13:06, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Picture !!!


I changed that picture because the new image (my uploaded image) shows piplup's full body and looking nice. The previous image was not showing Piplup's full body (Piplup's Middle portion was covered with its hands). So i think mine one is beter. What do you say? --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 06:44, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Adyniz, Adyniz, Adyniz. It's good you are changing Images with better ones, just one or two things.
  1. (I think)You must get permission to change the Image
  2. Don't make a section about this, use the summary box.--ForceFire 07:01, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Firstly, i uploaded the image and added all the info in the summary box (as you said) but kenji told me that don't change the image without discussing with others (Specially adminstrators). So, i made this section (as kenji said) to confirm this thing. So, what do you think about the images? Previous one or New One? --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 07:05, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Yours is just too action-ish. I like to see Piplup in a more relaxed position like that one. --ケンジガール 07:17, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

As you wish. --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 07:21, 8 August 2009 (UTC)


I don't know what exactly a Togekiss is based on, but I don't think it is a mammal, so the trivia instance about Piplup being the only one of Dawn's pokemon not based on a mammal should be erased Luord 06:01, 17 April 2010 (UTC)Luord


Dawn is due to return in the new series of Best Wishes, no doubt Piplup will to, any point in mentioning it here. BTW, I am still getting use to doing these talk discussion things so don't quite know how to do what you asked me to last time so my apologies. - unsigned comment from Lagomorph (talkcontribs)

We know this already. And please sign your comments with four tildes. (~ <- These things) Ataro 19:08, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
  • He now knows Ice Beam, from the Best Wishes 2 Trailer!TeamPlasma (talk) 12:08, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Again, we know. It's in the article. Ataro (talk) 12:13, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Already there. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 12:15, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Bubble Beam

Should we put the one bubble Bubblebeam from the Onix episode as an improvised move??RBK (talk) 05:03, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it can certainly go up there. Same for the Counter Shield. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 05:19, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Can someone put those two for me?? I would do it but I'm on my phone and it's hard as hell to edit stuff on it lol.RBK (talk) 22:28, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

water pulse This is Water Pulse?Pawel10s (talk) 07:43, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

No, it was stated to be BubbleBeam. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 07:48, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

recent moves

5 recent moves? Why? TheSeviper ♫ハブネーク♫ 12:38, 12 July 2012 (GMT)

Because he has used five moves recently...--Den Zen 10:56, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
How recently? The four most recent are what we should assume he still knows. If all five were used in BW086 and BW087, it may be an error. Digifiend (talk) 19:17, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
You do know the four move limit is only in the games, right? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 19:38, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
Except it isn't. It's been retconned to the anime as well. Ataro (talk) 00:17, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Not Drill Peck

Saw the episode that Piplup supposedly uses Drill Peck in (with subtitles) and the subtitles didn't say it was Drill Peck. Rather, it was called "spinning Peck", which reminded me of something that Piplup did in a contest once. I know the subtitles aren't a reliable source, but just putting it out there. Dilophosaurus Rex (talk) 10:36, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

However, Dawn actually ordered Piplup to use Drill Peck (Doriru Kuchibashi/Drill Beak in Japanese). As you said, the subtitles can be wrong.--Den Zen 10:54, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, subs are not always accurate. And as Dennou said, she actually commanded Piplup to use "Doriru Kuchibashi". So, there is no doubt about the move, unless it's an error in the script which is very very very unlikely. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 16:40, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
The preview of BW090 showed a completely different Drill Peck than the one in BW086. It could just be an animation change though of the same move...G50 11:02, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Counter Shield?

In the Improvised moves section it shows that in Piplup vs. Pansage episode it showed at the very bottom of the list Piplup using Bubblebem while spinning as a variation of Counter Shield, but this combination was used in Like or Lup it, I think it is the very same technique, so shouldn't it retain its name but being placed on the top of the list?--Igor (talk) 13:33, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Why is Ash's Pokémon on this article?

At the bottom the article has both Dawn's Pokemon on hand and Ash's, why is that, this doesn't happen on May's page. Yamitora1 (talk) 08:58, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Ash borrowed Piplup. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 10:03, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

XY Mention

Is it relevant to include Ash's remark about Piplup when he visits Ambrette Aquarium? I think it is a nice reference but thought it would be best to debate whether or not it is relevant. (Piplup J (talk) 22:06, 25 March 2015 (UTC))

Already mentioned in the trivia section. --Mikuri 01:50, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Not what they meant:they wanted it gone because they feel it isn't relevant/notable. I think a note of time passing and continutiy is indeed notable. --BlisseyandtheAquaJets (talk) 03:39, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Episode Absences

What episodes is it absent in the DP series? --Feelitstill23 (talk) 04:18, 7 May 2018 (UTC)Feelitstill23

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