Appletun (タルップル Taruppuru) is a grass/dragon-type introduced in Generation VIII. It can also Gigantamax into Gigantamax Appletun.

It evolves from Applin when a Sweet Apple is used on it. It is Flapple's counterpart.

Biology

Physiology

Appletun is a dragon-apple pie hybrid. Its body is mostly green with a yellow underside and lower jaw. Its eyes as Applin are now sitting on top of its draconic head and are flapped down by a round piece of apple skin. Its back is shaped like an apple pie with a criss cross design and 2 apple leaves in the center.

In its Gigantamax Form, it and Flapple appear to become distorted versions of their pre evolution, Applin. Its head comes out with a dragon shaped snout, but apple skin still covers its nose. The apple it resides in have custard covering them and their tail sticks out the bottom.

Behavior

It wafts a sweet aroma, like Bounsweet. However, it uses the Sweet Scent to lure Bug type Pokémon to eat.

Its Gigantamax nectar serves as both good offense and defense. The nectar can be used to drown enemies and shield itself from damage.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Trade from Shield (Sword only)

Evolve Applin
Max Raid Battle: Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness
Gigantamax Raid Battle: Dappled Grove

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Eating a sweet apple caused its evolution. A nectarous scent wafts from its body, luring in the bug Pokémon it preys on.
    Gigantamax: It blasts its opponents with massive amounts of sweet, sticky nectar, drowning them under the deluge.

  • Shield

    Its body is covered in sweet nectar, and the skin on its back is especially yummy. Children used to have it as a snack.
    Gigantamax: Due to Gigantamax energy, this Pokémon's nectar has thickened. The increased viscosity lets the nectar absorb more damage than before.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
110
Atk
85
Def
80
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
80
Speed
30
Total
485


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Headbutt Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 15
1 Headbutt Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 15
1 Recycle Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
1 Withdraw Type Water.gif Status 100% 40
1 Astonish Type Ghost.gif Physical 30 100% 15
1 Growth Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
1 Sweet Scent Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
4 Curse Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 10
8 Stomp Type Normal.gif Physical 65 100% 20
12 Leech Seed Type Grass.gif Status 90% 10
16 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
20 Bullet Seed Type Grass.gif Physical 25 100% 30
24 Recover Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
28 Apple Acid Type Grass.gif Special 80 100% 10
32 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
36 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
40 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon.gif Special 85 100% 10
44 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 90 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TM19 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status 100% 25
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM50 Bullet Seed Type Grass.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM81 Bulldoze Type Ground.gif Physical 60 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR10 Earthquake Type Ground.gif Physical 100 100% 10
TR17 Amnesia Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR24 Outrage Type Dragon.gif Physical 120 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR39 Superpower Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR52 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 5
TR59 Seed Bomb Type Grass.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR62 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon.gif Special 85 100% 10
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR77 Grass Knot Type Grass.gif Special ? 100% 20
TR79 Heavy Slam Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TR94 High Horsepower Type Ground.gif Physical 95 95% 10
TR99 Body Press Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Appletun can learn, refer to Applin.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Draco Meteor Type Dragon.gif Special 130 90% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Appletun and Flapple are the only Pokémon to have the same Gigantamax form.
  • Ironically, Appletun is weak to bug types in game despite the Pokédex saying it feeds on them.

Origin

Appletun is based on a dragon and an apple pie. It is also based on the Lindwurm, a green, serpentine dragon that lives inside of mountains. Its design may also take inspiration from turtles, tortoises, or possibly even camels (the "pie" part may be interpreted as a hump; its hidden ability, Thick Fat, may be in reference to camels storing fat in their humps). It may also take inspiration from depictions of snakes in the Bible, which are often called dragons, one of which tells Eve to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, often depicted as an apple. It may also be based on the Ladon, a dragon from Greek mythology that guarded golden apples. It may also be based on the tale of Bel and the Dragon, in which a dragon bursts open after eating a cake.

While in its Gigantamax form, it resembles a caramel apple or some other form of sweet treat.

Etymology

Appletun comes from apple, ton, and possibly turnover (a type of pastry which commonly uses apples as a filling). It may also come from -tun, an old suffix meaning housing or enclosure.

Its Japanese name, Taruppuru, comes from tarui (sluggish), tappuri (plenty), tart, and apple. It may also incorporate taru (Japanese for "barrel," as in a barrel of apples).

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