Piplup (Japanese: ポッチャマ Potchama) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region. It was introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Piplup is a chubby, light-blue penguin-like Pokémon, which is covered in thick down (and, presumably, given its plump appearance and real-world penguin biology, thick layers of fatty tissue) to insulate against the cold. It has a dark blue head with a primarily white face and a short, yellow beak. The dark blue feathers on its head extend down its back and around its neck, which causes it to appear to be wearing a cape. There are two white ovals on its chest and a small, light-blue marking resembles a crown above its beak. It has flipper-like arms and yellow feet with three toes each.

Behavior

Piplup has a strong sense of self-esteem. It seldom accepts food that people give it because of its pride.

Evolution

Piplup evolves into Prinplup at Lv 16, which then evolves into Empoleon at Lv. 36.

Game Info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase at Lake Verity One
Platinum Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201 One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Trade None
Black and White Trade None
X and Y Transfer None


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Starter Pokémon
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1F-B4F)
Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hia Valley
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach


Pokédex Entries

  • Diamond

    Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.

  • Pearl

    It lives along shores in northern countries. A skilled swimmer, it dives for over 10 minutes to hunt.

  • Platinum

    A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.

  • HeartGold

    It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.

  • SoulSilver

    It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.

  • Black

    A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.

  • White

    A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.

  • Black 2

    A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.

  • White 2

    A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.

  • X

    It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.

  • Y

    Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.

  • Omega Ruby

    It doesn't like to be taken care of. It's difficult to bond with since it won't listen to its Trainer.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.


Stats

Piplup's Stats
HP
53
Attack
51
Defense
53
Sp. Atk
61
Sp. Def
56
Speed
40
Total
314

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special
11 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
15 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
18 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
22 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
29 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
32 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special
36 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
39 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
8 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
11 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status Cute 2 0 ♥
15 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
18 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 2 3 ♥
22 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
29 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Tough 3 0 ♥
32 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
36 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
39 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
11 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
15 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
18 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
22 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
29 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
32 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special
36 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
39 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
43 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DP
1HGSSPt
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
4DP
4HGSSPt
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
8DP
8HGSSPt
Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special Cute 2
11DP
11HGSSPt
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status Cute 2
15DP
15HGSSPt
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
18DP
22HGSSPt
Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2
22DP
18HGSSPt
BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
25DP
25HGSSPt
Fury Attack 15 80% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
29DP
29HGSSPt
Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Smart 2
32DP
32HGSSPt
Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
36DP
36HGSSPt
Mist —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
39DP
39HGSSPt
Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Cool 3
43DP
43HGSSPt
Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Smart 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Jolteon, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Feraligatr, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Mantine, Wingull, Surskit, Gorebyss, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby —% 30 Psychic Status
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Vaporeon, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola, Dewpider, Araquanid —% 20 Water Status
Bide Sandshrew, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Seedot, Piplup, Prinplup, Pachirisu, Patrat, Watchog, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Cubchoo, Beartic, Stunfisk, Pyukumuku —% 10 Normal Physical
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Buizel, Floatzel, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical
Feather Dance Ducklett, Swanna 100% 15 Flying Status
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Dunsparce, Swinub, Corsola, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Feebas, Relicanth, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Cubchoo, Beartic, Stunfisk, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Stufful, Bewear, Komala 100% 15 Normal Physical
Hydro Pump Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Lapras, Omanyte, Omastar, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Marill, Azumarill, Remoraid, Octillery, Mantine, Mudkip, Lombre, Pelipper, Milotic, Huntail, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola, Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja, Skrelp, Dragalge, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 110 80% 5 Water Special
Icy Wind Vulpix, Seel, Dewgong, Sneasel, Swinub, Piloswine, Weavile, Glaceon, Cubchoo, Beartic, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Mud-Slap Diglett, Diglett, Dugtrio, Dugtrio, Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Drilbur, Excadrill, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Stunfisk, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Mudbray, Mudsdale 20 100% 10 Ground Special
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mudkip, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Relicanth, Shellos, Gastrodon, Mamoswine, Drilbur, Excadrill, Stunfisk, Mudbray, Mudsdale, Pyukumuku —% 15 Ground Status
Power TripUSUM Krookodile 20 100% 10 Dark Physical
Snore Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spoink, Grumpig, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Dedenne 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Supersonic Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad 55% 20 Normal Status
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Kingdra, Poochyena, Mightyena, Slakoth, Slaking, Numel, Camerupt, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Pansear, Munna, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Komala —% 10 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates 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 a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Jolteon, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Feraligatr, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Mantine, Wingull, Surskit, Gorebyss, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Vaporeon, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola —% 20 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bide Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Seedot, Piplup, Prinplup, Pachirisu, Patrat, Watchog, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Cubchoo, Beartic, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Buizel, Floatzel, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Feather Dance Ducklett, Swanna 100% 15 Flying Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Dunsparce, Swinub, Corsola, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Feebas, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Cubchoo, Beartic, Stunfisk, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Clauncher, Clawitzer 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Hydro Pump Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Lapras, Omanyte, Omastar, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Marill, Azumarill, Remoraid, Octillery, Mantine, Mudkip, Lombre, Pelipper, Milotic, Huntail, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola, Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja, Skrelp, Dragalge 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Icy Wind Seel, Dewgong, Sneasel, Weavile, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Glaceon, Cubchoo, Beartic 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Mud-Slap Diglett, Dugtrio, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Drilbur, Excadrill, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Stunfisk, Bunnelby, Diggersby 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Relicanth, Shellos, Gastrodon, Drilbur, Excadrill, Stunfisk —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Snore Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spoink, Grumpig, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Dedenne 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Supersonic Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad 55% 20 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Kingdra, Slakoth, Slaking, Numel, Camerupt, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Pansear, Munna —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates 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 a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Jolteon, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Feraligatr, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Mantine, Wingull, Surskit, Gorebyss, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga —% 30 Psychic Status
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Vaporeon, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola —% 20 Water Status
Bide Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Seedot, Piplup, Prinplup, Pachirisu, Patrat, Watchog, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Cubchoo, Beartic, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Physical
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical
FeatherDance Ducklett, Swanna 100% 15 Flying Status
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Dunsparce, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Feebas, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Cubchoo, Beartic, Stunfisk 100% 15 Normal Physical
Hydro Pump Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoed, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Lapras, Vaporeon, Omanyte, Omastar, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Marill, Azumarill, Mantine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Lombre, Pelipper, Wailmer, Wailord, Milotic, Huntail, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola 120 80% 5 Water Special
Icy Wind Seel, Dewgong, Sneasel, Weavile, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Glaceon, Cubchoo, Beartic 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Mud-Slap Diglett, Dugtrio, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Drilbur, Excadrill, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Stunfisk 20 100% 10 Ground Special
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Relicanth, Shellos, Gastrodon, Drilbur, Excadrill, Stunfisk —% 15 Ground Status
Snore Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spoink, Grumpig, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Supersonic Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad 55% 20 Normal Status
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Kingdra, Slakoth, Slaking, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Pansear, Munna —% 10 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates 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 a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Agility Pikachu, Raichu, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Jolteon, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Feraligatr, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Weavile, Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Masquerain, Gorebyss, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 2
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Vaporeon, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss —% 20 Water Status Beauty 0
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical Smart 2
FeatherDanceHGSS * Farfetch'd 100% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Dunsparce, Phanpy, Donphan, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Feebas, Milotic 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 2
Mud-Slap Diglett, Dugtrio, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Shellos, Gastrodon, Gastrodon 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Relicanth, Shellos, Shellos, Gastrodon, Gastrodon —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
Snore Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spoink, Grumpig, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Supersonic Mantine, Wingull, Pelipper, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 55% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Kingdra, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates 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 a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Water Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Water Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Water Pledge XYORAS 80 100% 10 Water Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Water Pledge BWB2W2 50 100% 10 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Dive HGSSPt 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 0
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

Dawn's Piplup.

Main article: Dawn's Piplup

A Piplup made his debut in Following A Maiden's Voyage! under the ownership of Dawn. In the episode, Piplup runs off on a chase with Chimchar, who stole his food, which caused him to become horribly upset. They run off into the woods and, at that very moment, Dawn comes into the lab, where she discovered that two of the starters ran off. With this and the fact that one of these Pokémon might be her choice, Dawn volunteers to help find Piplup and Chimchar. She soon finds Piplup. Piplup, however, is not as happy to see her. Then a swarm of Ariados storm in after Piplup hits its nest in the middle of his and Dawn's fight. With quick thinking and help from Piplup's powerful Bide, Dawn manages to trick the Ariados away. But now, Piplup's hungry and Dawn just wasted most of her Pokémon food. But there were still two pieces left, which she gave to Piplup. At that moment Dawn befriended Piplup, and he was then that Dawn's adventure began. Piplup often shows his pride during the Anime by hitting his belly. Sometimes his arrogant behavior has caused troubles. Piplup learn a new move called Whirlpool and Dawn uses him in a Pokémon Contest, allowing her to pass the first round. Piplup is often seen resting on Dawn's shoulder or on her arms without going into his Poké Ball. Perhaps, Dawn learned that Pikachu preferred not to be in his Poké Ball, so he also follows him. It could also be that Piplup, like Pikachu, just never liked being in his Poké Ball which is indicated by the way Dawn got him in the first place (because he left his Poké Ball).

Trivia

  • Piplup makes a small cameo in Pokémon White Version as one of the toys in the toy bin a day care assistant is carrying when the player battles her.
  • Piplup was the only Water-type starter that can't learn Water Gun until Froakie was introduced.
  • Piplup is the only bird-based Water-type starter.
    • Piplup is the second bird-like starter, the first one being Torchic.
    • The third bird-like starter is Rowlet.
  • Dawn, in a few episodes of the Pokémon anime tells Piplup to use Water Gun although it can't learn it.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Piplup is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Surf.
  • Piplup is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Piplup is based on a penguin chick.

Etymology

Piplup comes from the words pipsqueak (someone small), plump (fat, referring to its chubby appearance and the blubber that real-world penguins (and thus presumably Piplup) possess) and plup (sound of a tiny splash).

Pocchama comes from ポチャポチャ (pochapocha, both the onomatopoeia for splashing and a word meaning "chubby"), 坊っちゃま (bocchama, child), and possibly an intentional childish mispronunciation of 様 (sama, an honorific suffix meaning "master.")

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