Essentials

Prinplup

Prinplup

Water

Abilities

Torrent

Strengthens Water moves to inflict 1.5× damage at 1/3 max HP or less.

Hidden Ability

Defiant

Raises Attack two stages upon having any stat lowered.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice ½
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water ½

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 4
National
394
Original Sinnoh
8 Diamond, Pearl
Extended Sinnoh
8 Platinum

Names

Korean
팽태자
German
Pliprin
Chinese
波皇子
Spanish
Prinplup
French
Prinplouf
Italian
Prinplup
Japanese
ポッタイシ (pottaishi)
Official roomaji
Pottaishi

Breeding

Gender
⅞ male, ⅛ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Water 1
  • Field
Search:
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
142 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Special Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Piplup Prinplup Level up, starting at level 16 Empoleon Level up, starting at level 36

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
64
45.4 301 332
Attack
66
40.9 200 231
Defense
68
48.6 204 235
Special Attack
81
66.8 230 261
Special Defense
76
62.3 220 251
Speed
50
30.2 168 199
Total
405
41.2

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯☆
Power
★✯✯☆
Skill
★✯✯☆
Stamina
★✯✯☆☆
Jump
★★✯☆
Total
6/15/21

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

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

Generation 6
X

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

Sprites

Prinplup Prinplup Prinplup Prinplup

Miscellany

Species
Penguin Search:
Color
Blue Search:
Cry
Footprint
Prinplup
Shape
Sciurine Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Prinplup
8

2'7.5"
0.8 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Prinplup
230

50.7 lb
23.0 kg

Locations

Pal Park

Area
Pond
Score
80
Rate
10

Moves

Water moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Special moves better suit Prinplup's higher Special Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Growl Normal status 40 100%

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

4 4 4 4 4 Growl Normal status 40 100%

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

8 8 8 8 8 Bubble Water special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

11 11 11 11 11 Water Sport Water status 15

Halves all Fire-type damage.

15 15 15 15 15 Peck Flying physical 35 35 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

16 16 16 16 16 Metal Claw Steel physical 35 50 95%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

19 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

24 19 19 19 19 Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

24 24 24 24 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

28 28 28 28 28 Fury Attack Normal physical 20 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

33 33 33 33 33 Brine Water special 10 65 100%

Has double power against Pokémon that have less than half their max HP remaining.

37 37 37 37 37 Whirlpool Water special 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from leaving battle and inflicts 1/16 its max HP in damage for 2-5 turns.

42 42 42 42 42 Mist Ice status 30

Protects the user's stats from being changed by enemy moves.

46 46 46 46 46 Drill Peck Flying physical 20 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

51 51 51 51 50 Hydro Pump Water special 5 110 80%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Level up, learned by Piplup but not Prinplup
Pound Normal physical 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Piplup but not Prinplup
• • • • • Agility Psychic status 30

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

• • • • • Aqua Ring Water status 20

Restores 1/16 of the user's max HP each turn.

• • Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

• • • • • Double Hit Normal physical 10 35 90%

Hits twice in one turn.

• • • Feather Dance Flying status 15 100%

Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.

• • • • • Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • • • • Hydro Pump Water special 5 110 80%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

• • Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

• • • • • Mud Sport Ground status 15

Halves all Electric-type damage.

• • • • • Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

• • • • • Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

• • • • • Supersonic Normal status 20 55%

Confuses the target.

• • • • • Yawn Normal status 10

Target sleeps at the end of the next turn.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Covet Normal physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Dive Water physical 10 80 100%

User dives underwater, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Water Pledge Water special 10 80 100%

With Grass Pledge, halves opposing Pokémon's Speed for four turns.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 03 03 Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

01 01 Hone Claws Dark status 15

Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by one stage.

06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

07 07 07 07 07 Hail Ice status 10

Changes the weather to a hailstorm for five turns.

10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

13 13 13 13 13 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

14 14 14 14 14 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

31 31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

39 39 39 39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

55 55 55 Brine Water special 10 65 100%

Has double power against Pokémon that have less than half their max HP remaining.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

49 49 Echoed Voice Normal special 15 40 100%

Power increases by 100% for each consecutive use by any friendly Pokémon, to a maximum of 200.

55 55 Scald Water special 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to burn the target.

56 56 56 56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

60 60 Quash Dark status 15 100%

Makes the target act last this turn.

58 58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

65 65 65 65 65 Shadow Claw Ghost physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

76 76 76 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

78 78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

86 86 86 86 86 Grass Knot Grass special 20 * 100%

Inflicts more damage to heavier targets, with a maximum of 120 power.

87 87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

88 88 88 88 Pluck Flying physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

90 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 Surf Water special 15 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dive users.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H5 H5 Waterfall Water physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

H6 Dive Water physical 10 80 100%

User dives underwater, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

H5 Whirlpool Water special 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from leaving battle and inflicts 1/16 its max HP in damage for 2-5 turns.

H5 H5 Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

H7 H7 H7 Waterfall Water physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

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