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

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 Pokémon to faint from a single whiff.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and 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.gif Physical 60 100% 35
1 Wing Attack Type Flying.gif Physical 60 100% 35
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 Twister Type Dragon.gif Special 40 100% 20
4 Acid Spray Type Poison.gif Special 40 100% 20
8 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
12 Leech Seed Type Grass.gif Status 90% 10
16 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
20 Dragon Breath Type Dragon.gif Special 60 100% 20
24 Dragon Dance Type Dragon.gif Status 100% 20
28 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon.gif Special 85 100% 10
32 Grav Apple Type Grass.gif Physical 80 100% 10
36 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
40 Fly Type Flying.gif Physical 90 95% 15
44 Dragon Rush Type Dragon.gif 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.gif Physical 90 95% 15
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
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
TM26 Scary Face 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
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM95 Air Slash Type Flying.gif 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.gif Status 100% 30
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
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR51 Dragon Dance Type Dragon.gif Status 100% 20
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
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.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

  • Flapple and Appletun are the only Pokémon 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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