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Purrloin (Japanese: チョロネコ Choroneko) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Purrloin is a small feline Pokémon. It has mainly deep purple fur, with cream-colored patches on its muzzle, forehead, chest, forelegs, back, and back feet. Purrloin has green eyes with slit pupils and large angular pink eyelids. It has a blunt catlike muzzle with a small black triangular nose. It has pointed catlike ears and whisker-like tufts of fur on each cheek. It has a sleek, slender body with small dainty paws and feet. Its tail is long and skinny with a crescent-like tuft at the tip.

Pinot Noir's Purrloin

A Purrloin standing on two feet.

Although it is generally a quadruped (seen running on all fours), Purrloin is capable of standing and walking on two legs, like a biped (similar to Meowth).

Behavior

Purrloin is extremely smart, crafty, and mischievous. It puts on a cute act in order to steal items from people just to see the shocked looks on their faces. When threatened, it will attack with its sharp retractable claws. Sometimes, it tries to show an obscure appearance so as to get the love it wants from its trainer.

Evolution

Purrloin evolves into Liepard at level 20.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Route 2, 3, Dreamyard Common
Black 2/White 2 19, 20 Common
X/Y Breed Liepard None
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.

  • White

    Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.

  • Black 2

    Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.

  • White 2

    Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.

  • X

    Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.

  • Y

    They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.

  • Omega Ruby

    Its cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    They steal from people for fun, but their victims can't help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
41
Attack
50
Defense
37
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
37
Speed
66
Total
281

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
3 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
6 Assist —% 20 Normal Status
10 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
12 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
15 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
19 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
21 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
24 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
28 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
37 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
39 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status
42 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
46 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
49 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
3 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
6 Assist —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
10 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
12 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
15 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 1 ♥
19 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
21 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
24 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
28 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 4 0 ♥
37 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
39 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
42 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
46 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
49 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical Type Cute 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
3 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
6 Assist —% 20 Normal Status
10 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
12 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
15 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
19 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
21 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
24 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
28 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
37 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
39 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status
42 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
46 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark 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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 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
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89B2W2 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Charm Eevee, Snubbull, Granbull, Teddiursa, Phanpy, Skitty, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Glameow, Purugly, Minccino, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Cubchoo, Furfrou, Meowstic, Dedenne 100% 20 Fairy Status
Copycat Skitty, Spinda —% 20 Normal Status
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Espurr, Meowstic 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Encore Seel, Dewgong, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Minccino, Emolga, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 100% 5 Normal Status
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status
Feint Attack Vulpix, Vulpix, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Glameow, Purugly, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Oranguru 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Foul Play Houndour, Houndoom, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Zorua, Zoroark, Oranguru 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Pay Day Meowth, Meowth 40 100% 20 Normal Physical
Yawn Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Poochyena, Mightyena, Slakoth, Slaking, Numel, Camerupt, 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
Charm Eevee, Snubbull, Granbull, Teddiursa, Phanpy, Skitty, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Glameow, Purugly, Minccino, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Cubchoo, Furfrou, Meowstic, Dedenne 100% 20 Fairy Status Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Copycat Skitty, Spinda —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Espurr, Meowstic 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Encore Seel, Dewgong, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Minccino, Emolga 100% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Feint Attack Vulpix, Meowth, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Glameow, Purugly, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Deerling, Sawsbuck 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Foul Play Houndour, Houndoom, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Zorua, Zoroark 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Pay Day Meowth, Persian 40 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Yawn Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Slakoth, Slaking, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Pansear, Munna —% 10 Normal Status Type 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
Charm Eevee, Snubbull, Granbull, Teddiursa, Phanpy, Skitty, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Glameow, Purugly, Minccino, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Cubchoo 100% 20 Normal Status
Covet Mankey, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Encore Seel, Dewgong, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Minccino, Emolga 100% 5 Normal Status
Faint Attack Vulpix, Meowth, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Glameow, Purugly, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Deerling, Sawsbuck 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status
Foul Play Houndour, Houndoom, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Zorua, Zoroark 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Pay Day Meowth 40 100% 20 Normal Physical
Yawn Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Slakoth, Slaking, 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.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Trick USUM 100% 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cool 2 2 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
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
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Trick B2W2 100% 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.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Purrloin BW Purrloin BW Purrloin BW Back
Shiny Purrloin BW Shiny Purrloin BW Shiny Purrloin BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Purrloin XY Purrloin XY PurrloinBackXY
PurrloinShinyXY PurrloinShinyXY PurrloinBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Purrloin was shown on September 6, 2010 in a trailer for the Pokémon BW Special due for airing September 16. It was officially revealed on the October issue of Coro Coro on September 11, 2010.

Origin

  • Purrloin is based on a black cat.

Etymology

  • Purrloin's English name is derived from the words "purr" (the sound a contented cat makes) and "purloin," (a term used to describe a theft of any kind).

Its Japenese name, Choroneko, may be a combination of ちょろまかす choromakasu (to steal) and 猫 neko (cat).


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