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Impidimp (ベロバー Berobaa) is a Dark/Fairy-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Impidimp is a small, pink, bipedal Pokémon that can only be male. Its large head has two pointed ears, a black, bat-like wing on the back, and black facial markings. It also has large eyes with small pupils and a long, pointed nose with a single nostril. However, its most distinctive feature is its mouth, which always has a black tongue and two fangs sticking out. Compared to the rest of its body, its limbs are gangly and strange- its hands have three digits and its feet lack visible toes. It also has no tail, unlike some other Pokémon.

Behavior

Mischievous creatures, Impidimp sneak into households to steal from humans. Similarly to Shuppet, they feed off of frustration and negative energy, sucking it through its nose.

Natural Abilities

They can absorb humans and Pokemon's negativity as a means to recharge themselves.

Evolution

Impidimp evolves into Morgrem beginning at level 32. Morgrem will then evolve into Grimmsnarl ten levels later, at level 42.

Game info

Game locations

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Through its nose, it sucks in the emanations produced by people and Pokémon when they feel annoyed. It thrives off this negative energy.

  • Shield

    It sneaks into people's homes, stealing things and feasting on the negative energy of the frustrated occupants.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Atk
45
Def
30
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
40
Speed
50
Total
265


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Fake Out Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 10
1 Confide Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
4 Bite Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
8 Flatter Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
12 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
16 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
20 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
24 Sucker Punch Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 5
28 Torment Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
33 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
36 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
40 Play Rough Type Fairy.gif Physical 90 90% 10
44 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 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
TM00 Mega Punch Type Normal.gif Physical 80 85% 20
TM01 Mega Kick Type Normal.gif Physical 120 75% 5
TM14 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 90% 20
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM47 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM63 Drain Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM79 Retaliate Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 5
TM87 Draining Kiss Type Fairy.gif Special 50 100% 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 TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR07 Low Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
TR14 Metronome Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR18 Leech Life Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR35 Uproar Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR38 Trick Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
TR90 Play Rough Type Fairy.gif Physical 90 90% 10
TR92 Dazzling Gleam Type Fairy.gif Special 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

Impidimp learns no moves via breeding.


By tutoring

Impidimp learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • Impidimp's line is the only Dark and Fairy-type Pokémon to be exclusively male.
    • Its line is also the first male-only Pokémon introduced since Generation V.
  • Impidimp's line are the only Pokémon in the Fairy egg group that are exclusively male.
  • The devil icons seen in Generation II, Generation III, and Stadium 2 bear some resemblance to Impidimp.
  • Impidimp and Nuzleaf share the same species: both are called the Wily Pokémon.
  • Impidimp and Arrokuda were shown off in some pre-release footage but never acknowledged.
  • Impdimp and Hatenna can be seen as counterparts:
    • Both Pokémon are only able to be one gender. Impdimp can only be male while Hatenna can only be female.
    • Both are based on creatures from mythology.
    • Both of their final evolutions are part Fairy-type Pokémon that have the ability to Gigantamax and are the ace Pokémon of two different rivals introduced in their debut games (Hatterene is Bede's ace Pokémon while Grimmsnarl is Marnie's ace Pokémon).
    • Both evolve at the same levels, first evolving at Level 32 and reaching their final evolution at Level 42.
    • Both of them are in the Fairy egg group.

Origin

Impidimp is based on an imp, possibly the Lincoln Imp in particular. It may also take inspiration from other types of fairy-like creatures in folklore such as goblins or gremlins. Its small wings on the back of its head as well as its large ears resembling horns could be a reference to depictions of small devils/demons.

Etymology

Impidimp is derived from "imp", "impediment", and "impudent". It may also come from "simper" (to smile) and "dimpsey" (a term used to refer to the time of day near dusk, hence its Dark typing).

Berobā may be a combination of ベロ (bero, tongue) and ベロベロバァ (beroberoba, peekaboo).

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