Purugly (Japanese: ブニャット Bunyatto) is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in the Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Purugly is a plump quadrupedal feline Pokémon. It has mainly gray fur with a white face, a white chest, and white stripes on its legs. It has large ears with frilled purple tips, yellow eyes with black pupils and purple eyelids, a small black triangular nose, and a frowning face. It has long black wavy whiskers on either side of its wide face. It is quite round and pudgy in shape. It has small white paws, and a gray spring-like tail with a white fluffy tip split into two ends. It usually clenches its bloated belly with its prehensile split tail in order to push its fat towards its chest and hindquarters in order to make itself appear larger.

A shiny Purugly has pink fur instead of gray, and blue "eye-shadow" instead of purple. A shiny Purugly has blue at the end of its ears instead of dark purple.

Behavior

It has an angry appearance, and is known for sleeping wherever it wants, even if it has to fight a wild Pokémon to sleep in its territory. They are called the 'Tiger Cat' Pokémon, referring to its tiger-like stripes and its aggressive disposition. It uses the white fluff on its tail to squeeze the fat in its swollen gut towards its chest and rump in order to make itself look bigger and deter attackers.

Evolution

Purugly is the evolved form of Glameow. Glameow can evolve into Purugly starting at level 38.

Game Info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Routes 222 and 229 (Pearl Only) Uncommon
Platinum Trade 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 Evolve Glameow
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Cargo Ship


Pokédex Entries

  • Diamond

    It is a brazen brute that barges its way into another Pokémon's nest and claims it as its own.

  • Pearl

    To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.

  • Platinum

    It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.

  • HeartGold

    It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.

  • SoulSilver

    It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.

  • Black

    It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.

  • White

    It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.

  • Black 2

    It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.

  • White 2

    It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.

  • X

    It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.

  • Y

    To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.

  • Omega Ruby

    It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.


Side Game Data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-040 PR Purugly Sprite.png Purugly Normal SOA Tackle 2.png Tackle 2 PA Normal SofA.png Normal
Capture Points* On Sight**
2300 Chases player.
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It attacks with shock waves.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Stats

Purugly's Stats
HP
71
Attack
82
Defense
64
Sp. Atk
64
Sp. Def
59
Speed
112
Total
452

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
1 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
Evo Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
5 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
8 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
13 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
17 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
25 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status
29 Assist —% 20 Normal Status
32 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
45 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
52 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
60 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
5 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
8 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
13 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 3 ♥
17 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
25 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status Cute 2 1 ♥
29 Assist —% 20 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
32 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 4 0 ♥
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
38 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
45 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
52 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
60 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 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 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
5 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
8 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
13 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
17 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
25 Charm 100% 20 Normal Status
29 Assist —% 20 Normal Status
32 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
38 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
45 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
52 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
60 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
5 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
8 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
13 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
17 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
25 Charm 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2
29 Assist —% 20 Normal Status Cute 2
32 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
38 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
45 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
53 Attract 100% 15 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
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
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic 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
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 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 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 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 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 ♥
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
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground 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
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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.

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
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
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
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Smart 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
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
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 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 Purugly can learn, refer to Glameow.


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
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Super Fang USUM 90% 10 Normal Physical
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
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 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Super Fang ORAS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
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
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark 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
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Super Fang B2W2 90% 10 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Last Resort HGSSPt 130 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 0
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Super Fang HGSS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 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.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

In "For The Love of Meowth!", Meowth falls in love with a Glameow. She later evolves into a Purugly, bringing the budding romance to an abrupt end.

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that it only evolves from Glameow from Level 38 onwards, a Level 16 Purugly is seen in Commander Mars' team when first encountered in the Valley Windworks in the Diamond, Pearl and Platinum games.
  • Purugly is Mars' signature Pokémon.

Origin

Purugly is based on an overweight tabby cat.

Etymology

Purugly's name is derived from the words purr and ugly, referring to its surly, sour-faced look and shabby appearance. It is also a pun on the phrase pure ugly.

Bunyatto is derived from 不細工 (busaiku, "ugly"), デブ (debu, "fat"), ニャー (nyā, "meow), "cat," and "fat."

Gallery

See also

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