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Primarina (アシレーヌ, Ashireenu) is a Water/Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Sun and Moon. It is the second and final evolved form of Popplio.



Primarina is a white siren-like Pokémon. Its light blue tiara is adorned with two pink starfish barrettes connected to three white pearls. It has long flowing blueish hair tied with white pearls resembling hair bands. Whenever it performs Sparkling Aria or Oceanic Operetta, its hair becomes undone. It has a round pink nose and serene blue eyes with white eyelashes. On its chest, there is a light blue fin wrapped around it. It also has a long, somewhat plump blue tail embellished with pink spikes, light blue fins, and a white tail fin at the very end.


Trainers who raise Popplio watch their tireless practice and dedication finally pay off when they evolve into Primarina. Primarina, as the Pokédex says, sees every battle as a stage, prompting people to call it a songstress. Unfortunately, it might suffer from sore throats, especially when its voice isn't maintained well. Dry weather, consecutive battles, and throat damage all imperil their vocal abilities. Those that do manage this task, however, are able to battle alongside some of the most renowned performers in the world.

In battle, Primarina use the vibrations created by their voices to maneuver sparkling bubbles around the field. Only some of these bubbles are explosive; they can leap around on the non-volatile ones to further play with opponents. The sight of a field of Primarina bubbles glittering in the moonlight is said to be breathtaking. Primarina teach one another new songs in their colonies, passing them down over the generations. They lead beautiful seaside concerts on moonlit nights. Consequently, each colony has its own unique repertoire.

Natural abilities

Primarina can skillfully create and manipulate water bubbles and balloons while dancing gracefully. It can also sing and understand variations of songs and operettas, which can in turn control the movements of water balloons. Its singing seems to cast a soothing effect on Pokémon that hear it.


Brionne evolves into Primarina at level 34. It is also the final evolution of Popplio.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Evolve Brionne None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Brionne None
Sword and Shield Evolve Brionne None

Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    It controls its water balloons with song. The melody is learned from others of its kind and is passed down from one generation to the next.

  • Moon

    Its singing voice is its chief weapon in battle. This Pokémon’s Trainer must prioritize the daily maintenance of its throat at all costs.

  • Ultra Sun

    To Primarina, every battle is a stage. It takes down its prey with beautiful singing and dancing.

  • Ultra Moon

    Also know as a songstress, it has fantastical look on moonlit nights when its loads its colony in song.

  • Sword

    With its mouth, it makes sonic waves that sound like beautiful singing. It uses the sonic waves to control its water balloons.

  • Shield

    For Primarina, every battle’s a stage. Its singing and the dancing of its balloons will mesmerize the audience.


Primarina's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Sparkling Aria 90 100% 10 Water Special
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Disarming Voice 40 —% 15 Fairy Special
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
9 Disarming Voice 40 —% 15 Fairy Special
11 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
15 Aqua Jet 40 100% 40 Water Physical
19 Encore 100% 15 Normal Status
24 Bubblebeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
28 Sing 55% 15 Normal Status
33 Double Slap 15 100% 20 Normal Physical
38 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special
44 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special
49 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
55 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
60 Misty Terrain —% 10 Fairy 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, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR 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
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
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
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up 100% 10 Normal Status
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
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
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.


To see the Egg Moves that Primarina can learn, refer to Popplio.


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Hydro Cannon SMUSUM 150 90% 5 Water Special
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Liquidation USUM 85 100% 10 Water Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Water Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Water Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic 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.




Main article: Ida's Primarina
Main article: Lana's Primarina
Main article: Trainer's Primarina

Lana's Primarina.

Primarina first appeared in Pushing the Fiery Envelope! under the ownership of an unnamed trainer. Ida also owns a Primarina that evolved from her Brionne offscreen in Evolving Research!.

Lana's Primarina debuted in The One That Didn't Get Away! after she evolved from her Brionne.


  • Primarina is one of the two fully evolved starter Pokémon to not have any legs, with the other being Serperior.
  • Primarina's signature move Sparkling Aria heals the burns of the target it strikes. This is likely to counter Pokémon with the Guts Ability, who get a boost when inflicted with a status condition.
  • Its ability to calm others with its singing is similar to Meloetta, who can make people and Pokémon happy with its melodies.
  • Primarina is the only fully-evolved Alolan starter that isn't playable in an official fighting game. Decidueye is playable in Pokkén Tournament DX, while Incineroar is playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Primarina is the only fully-evolved Alolan starter whose signature move (and thus Z-Move) corresponds to its primary type.
  • Despite its feminine appearance, it has a gender ratio of 7 males to 1 female, same as other starter Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Refresh, its preferred petting spot is its head decorations, while its disliked petting spot is its left flipper.
  • On June 4, 2016, Primarina, along with its fellow final Starter evolutions and Mallow, had its artwork leaked almost four months before its official reveal on October 27, 2016.


Primarina is based on sea lions, mermaids, sirens, and selkies (water maidens in European mythology that took on the form of seals). Elements of performers and opera singers are also mixed in.


Primarina comes from prima donna (an opera singer), marine, and ballerina.

Its Japanese name, Ashirēnu, comes from 足利 (ashika, sea lion), siren, and rain. It may also incorporate Irene, the Greek goddess of peace.