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Flapple (アップリュー Appuryuu) is a grass/dragon-type introduced in Generation VIII. It can also Gigantamax into Gigantamax Flapple.

Biology

Physiology

Flapple is a green worm-like dragon with four apple peels attached to it; two as its wings, one on top of its head, and one at the bottom. It has yellow eyes and a spike on top of it head.

Behavior

Its consumption of a sour apple has cause Flapple to undergo evolution. Its cheek sacs contain acid capable of causing burns and other chemical reactions. It is able to fly by flapping the apple skins and can fold them back to look like an apple.

When exposed to Gigantamax energy, Flapple is able to create large quantities of nectar. It releases a strong scent from its extremely sweet nectar, causing other Pokemon to faint from a single whiff.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword/Shield Evolve Applin

Max Raid Battle: Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness
Gigantamax Raid Battle: Dappled Grove
Trade from Sword (Shield only)

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    It ate a sour apple, and that induced its evolution. In its cheeks, it stores an acid capable of causing chemical burns.
    Gigantamax: Under the influence of Gigantamax energy, it produces much more sweet nectar, and its shape has changed to resemble a giant apple.

  • Shield

    It flies on wings of apple skin and spits a powerful acid. It can also change its shape into that of an apple.
    Gigantamax: If it stretches its neck, the strong aroma of its nectar pours out. The scent is so sickeningly sweet that one whiff makes other Pokémon faint.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Atk
110
Def
80
Sp. Atk
95
Sp. Def
60
Speed
70
Total
485


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Wing Attack Type Flying Physical 60 100% 35
1 Wing Attack Type Flying Physical 60 100% 35
1 Recycle Type Normal Status 100% 10
1 Withdraw Type Water Status 100% 40
1 Astonish Type Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
1 Growth Type Normal Status 100% 20
1 Twister Type Dragon Special 40 100% 20
4 Acid Spray Type Poison Special 40 100% 20
8 Acrobatics Type Flying Physical 55 100% 15
12 Leech Seed Type Grass Status 90% 10
16 Protect Type Normal Status 100% 10
20 Dragon Breath Type Dragon Special 60 100% 20
24 Dragon Dance Type Dragon Status 100% 20
28 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon Special 85 100% 10
32 Grav Apple Type Grass Physical 80 100% 10
36 Iron Defense Type Steel Status 100% 15
40 Fly Type Flying Physical 90 95% 15
44 Dragon Rush Type Dragon Physical 100 75% 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
TM06 Fly Type Flying Physical 90 95% 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM21 Rest Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM50 Bullet Seed Type Grass Physical 25 100% 30
TM56 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying Physical 55 100% 15
TM95 Air Slash Type Flying Special 75 95% 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 TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR13 Focus Energy Type Normal Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR24 Outrage Type Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel Status 100% 15
TR51 Dragon Dance Type Dragon Status 100% 20
TR59 Seed Bomb Type Grass Physical 80 100% 15
TR62 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon Special 85 100% 10
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TR77 Grass Knot Type Grass Special ? 100% 20
TR79 Heavy Slam Type Steel Physical ? 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 Flapple can learn, refer to Applin.


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

  • Flapple and Appletun are the only Pokemon to have the same Gigantamax form.

Origin

Flapple 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. Its habit of spitting acid may reference amygdalin, a chemical in apples that releases cyanide. Its signature move, Grav Apple, may be taken from a famous and debated story told about British physicist Isaac Newton, in which an apple falling from a tree (in some versions onto his head, but versions where Newton simply observes the apple falling exist) leads to his discovery of gravity.

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

Etymology

Flapple comes from the words flap and apple.

Its Japanese name, Appuryu, comes from apple and ryu (dragon).

Gallery

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