Prinplup (Japanese: ポッタイシ Pottaishi) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region, evolved from Piplup. Introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Prinplup is a penguin that is considerably larger than its pre-evolved form, Piplup. It has two large wings that are about half the length of Piplup. On Prinplup's head is a yellow crown that lies above the eyes. Prinplup's chubby torso is a light blue with four white spots, two on each side. The feet of Prinplup are more webbed than Piplup's and are yellow. Its fins are tipped with light blue. It also has a dark blue tail in the shape of a fin.

Natural abilities

Prinplup, like all the other Water-type starters, has the ability Torrent. When Prinplup's HP is below 1/3, its Water-type moves increase in strength. Hunting in icy waters, Prinplup's most effective weapons are its flippers, which are strong enough to snap a tree in two.

Evolution

Prinplup is the evolved form of Piplup as of level 16. It evolves into Empoleon at level 36.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Piplup None
Platinum Evolve Piplup None
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 Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1F-B4F)
Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hia Valley


Pokédex Entries

  • Diamond

    It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.

  • Pearl

    Its wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.

  • Platinum

    Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.

  • HeartGold

    It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.

  • SoulSilver

    It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.

  • Black

    Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.

  • White

    Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.

  • Black 2

    Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.

  • White 2

    Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.

  • X

    It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.

  • Y

    It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.

  • Omega Ruby

    It lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.


Stats

Prinplup's Stats
HP
64
Attack
66
Defense
68
Sp. Atk
81
Sp. Def
76
Speed
50
Total
405

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special
Evo Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel 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
19 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
24 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
28 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
33 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
37 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special
42 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
46 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
50 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 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 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 ♥
16 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 2 3 ♥
24 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
28 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
33 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Tough 3 0 ♥
37 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
42 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
46 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
50 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 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
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
16 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
19 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
24 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
28 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
33 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
37 Whirlpool 35 85% 15 Water Special
42 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
46 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
51 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
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 2
1DP
1HGSSPt
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
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
16DP
16HGSSPt
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 2
19DP
24HGSSPt
Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2
24DP
19HGSSPt
BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
28DP
28HGSSPt
Fury Attack 15 80% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
33DP
33HGSSPt
Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Smart 2
37DP
37HGSSPt
Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
42DP
42HGSSPt
Mist —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
46DP
46HGSSPt
Drill Peck 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Cool 3
51DP
51HGSSPt
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
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
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
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 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 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 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 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting 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.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
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
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
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
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
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
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 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
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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

To see the Egg Moves that Prinplup can learn, refer to Piplup.


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
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 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.

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Appearances

Anime

Trivia

Etymology

  • Prinplup is a mix of the words "prince(ss)," "plump" (fat, referring to its chubby appearance and the thick layers of blubber real penguins (and thus presumably Prinplup) have evolved as insulation and energy storage) and "plup" (sound of a tiny splash).
  • Pottaishi is a portmanteau of ポチャポチャ (onomatopoeia for splashing, as well as a word meaning "plump"), "potbelly" (as it's a rather fat Pokémon), and 皇太子 (kōtaishi, "crown prince," whose second kanji means "fat").

Origins

  • Prinplup is based on a crested penguin.

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See also

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