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Applin (カジッチュ Kajitchu) is a grass/dragon-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Applin is simply a green, small worm-like dragon hiding inside an apple. The only exposed parts are its eyes (which resemble leaves of an apple) and its green tail.

Behavior

Applin spends the majority of its life cycle living inside an apple, which helps in protecting against natural predators such as bird Pokémon.

The apple that Applin lives inside is a food source and emits a flavor that determines how Applin is going to evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 5, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness

Max Raid Battle: Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    It spends its entire life inside an apple. It hides from its natural enemies, bird Pokémon, by pretending it's just an apple and nothing more.

  • Shield

    As soon as it's born, it burrows into an apple. Not only does the apple serve as its food source, but the flavor of the fruit determines its evolution.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Atk
40
Def
80
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
40
Speed
20
Total
260


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Withdraw Type Water Status 100% 40
1 Astonish Type Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
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
TM31 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
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

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Defense Curl Type Normal Status —% 40
Parent Candidates: Cherubi
Recycle Type Normal Status —% 10
Parent Candidates: Flapple, Appletun
Rollout Type Rock Physical 30 90% 20
Parent Candidates: Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Sucker Punch Type Dark Physical 70 100% 5
Parent Candidates: Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Maractus, Dragapult
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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via TM.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Draco Meteor Type Dragon 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

  • Applin and its evolutions are the first Pokémon since Generation IV to belong to the Erratic experience group, requiring 600,000 experience points to reach Level 100.

Origin

Applin is based on the common depiction of a green worm inside an apple. It may also be a pun on the term wyrm, a serpentine dragon, which sounds similar to 'worm'. It is also based on the Lindwurm, a green, serpentine dragon that lives inside of mountains. 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.

Etymology

Applin comes from the words "apple", "in", and "Lindwurm".

Its Japanese name, Kajitchu, comes from kajiru (to gnaw), kajitsu (fruit), and chu (bug).

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