Morpeko (モルペコ Morupeko) is an Electric/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Morpeko is a small, chubby, bipedal rodent Pokémon. While in Full Belly Mode, its body is light yellow with two large markings on its body. The left side is black and the right side is brown. Its eyes are black with white pupils and it has pink spots on its cheeks. It has a small dot for a nose and its mouth has one tooth in it. It has two small ears with one tuft under each one, and its limbs are short.

Hangry Mode Morpeko is dark purple and both of its markings are black. Its eyes are red and it has an angry expression, as opposed to Full Belly mode.

Behavior

Although generally amiable and approachable, Morpeko is always hungry, as its cheeks are constantly generating energy. To avoid getting too hangry, it always stores Berry seeds as snacks, which it uses to generate its electricity.

When starved for too long, Morpeko becomes more aggressive in its Hangry Mode and won't cease being fierce and cruel until its hunger is being satisfied.

Natural Abilities

Morpeko's Hunger Switch ability allows it to switch between forms whenever it is hangry. Its electricity will become dark powers due to its hormones, which can make it extremely powerful.

Game info

Game locations

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Full Belly Mode: As it eats the seeds stored up in its pocket-like pouches, this Pokémon is not just satisfying its constant hunger. It's also generating electricity.
    Hangry Mode: Intense hunger drives it to extremes of violence, and the electricity in its cheek sacs has converted into a Dark-type energy.

  • Shield

    Full Belly Mode: It carries electrically roasted seeds with it as if they're precious treasures. No matter how much it eats, it always gets hungry again in short order.
    Hangry Mode: Hunger hormones affect its temperament. Until its hunger is appeased, it gets up to all manner of evil deeds.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
58
Atk
95
Def
58
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
58
Speed
97
Total
436


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Thunder Shock Type Electric.gif Special 40 100% 30
1 Tail Whip Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
5 Leer Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
10 Power Trip Type Dark.gif Physical 20 100% 10
15 Quick Attack Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 30
20 Flatter Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
25 Bite Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
30 Spark Type Electric.gif Physical 65 100% 20
35 Torment Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
40 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
45 Bullet Seed Type Grass.gif Physical 25 100% 30
50 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
55 Aura Wheel Type Electric.gif Physical 110 100% 10
60 Thrash Type Normal.gif Physical 120 100% 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
TM05 Thunder Punch Type Electric.gif Physical 75 100% 15
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
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM47 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TM50 Bullet Seed Type Grass.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM59 Fling Type Dark.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TM66 Thunder Fang Type Electric.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM67 Ice Fang Type Ice.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM68 Fire Fang Type Fire.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM80 Volt Switch Type Electric.gif Special 70 100% 20
TM82 Electroweb Type Electric.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM85 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM90 Electric Terrain Type Electric.gif Status 100% 10
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 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
TR08 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR09 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 110 70% 10
TR12 Agility Type Psychic.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
TR32 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR35 Uproar Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR59 Seed Bomb Type Grass.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR80 Electro Ball Type Electric.gif Special ? 100% 10
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
TR86 Wild Charge Type Electric.gif Physical 90 100% 15
TR97 Psychic Fangs Type Psychic.gif Physical 85 100% 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

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
Parent Candidates: Galarian Meowth, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Scraggy, Excadrill, Beartic, Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl, Perrserker
Super Fang Type Normal.gif Physical 90% 10
Parent Candidates: Bunnelby, Diggersby, Skwovet, Greedent
Charge Type Electric.gif Status —% 20
Parent Candidates: Electrike, Manectric, Togedemaru, Yamper, Boltund
Tickle Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Togedemaru, Minccino, Cinccino
Rapid Spin Type Normal.gif Physical 50 100% 40
Parent Candidates: Torkoal, Drilbur, Excadrill
Quash Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
Parent Candidates: Alolan Persian, Oranguru
Parting Shot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Pancham, Pangoro, Thievul
Fake Out Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 10
Parent Candidates: Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Persian, Alolan Persian, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Purrloin, Liepard, Espurr, Male Meowstic, Female Meowstic, Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl, Perrserker
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

Morpeko learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • Morpeko is the only Pikaclone that can change forms, and the only one to also have a unique type combination.
  • Morpeko is tied with Dedenne as being the smallest Pikaclone, at only 8 inches tall.
  • Morpeko is the only Pokémon to be an Electric/Dark-type.

Origin

Morpeko's appearance and wheel-based signature move indicate that it may be based on a hamster or a guinea pig. Alternately, its temperamental hunger and its small nature, even smaller than even Dendenne, may draw inspiration from the shrew. It may also be based on a marsupial, as it is shown to stuff food or its hands inside of the yellow/purple portion of its body. Its dual nature with a trigger maybe a reference to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Its different colors (brown, yellow, and black) may come from the broken colorations often found in guinea pigs.

Etymology

Morpeko may be a combination of morph and 腹ペコ harapeko, which is Japanese for "hungry" or "starving". It may also come from marmot, the Japanese name for the guinea pig. It could also possibly come from pika, as it is the electric-rodent Pokémon of the region, which originates from the concept of Pikachu. Its form uses the term "hangry", an expression used to signify hunger and anger, or more accurately, "shrewish", in one.

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